20 Jun

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



US to extend military presence in Kuwait

Congressional report says more troops should be based in Gulf state to respond to sudden conflicts in oil-rich region.
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2012 08:16 GMT

Deadly suicide attack hits Afghan city

Suicide bomber on motorbike attacks convoy of NATO troops in Khost, leaving at least 17 people dead.

Last Modified: 20 Jun 2012 10:53 GMT

Central & South Asia

WikiLeaks founder seeks asylum in Ecuador

Julian Assange takes refuge in embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden in sex-crime case.

Last Modified: 19 Jun 2012 21:19 GMT

Israel continues deadly attacks in Gaza

 Fresh air raid leaves one Palestinian dead, after Hamas fighters fired 45 rockets across the border in 24 hours.
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2012 13:08 GMT

In Depth

Little to cheer for Chakma refugees in India

Gayatri Parameswaran, Felix Gaedtke 20 Jun 2012 09:51 GMT
As the world marks Refugee Day, minority Buddhist tribe from Bangladesh alleges persecution in their current location.

Hamish McRae: Germany acts tough out of weakness not strength


Hamish McRae

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

There will be global action to support the world economy if everything goes
pear-shaped, but things are not yet bad enough and, meanwhile, it is up to the
Europeans to sort out their act. That’s the main message from the G20 summit in
Mexico – not quite as high a waffle factor as there might have been, but with
the eurozone as the whipping boy for messing up the world economy for everyone
else. The dinner was cancelled between President Obama and the heads of the four
eurozone countries at the summit, a clear sign of US irritation…………………………………

Activists seek to lift lid on drones

Court deadline arrives in freedom of information campaign to make Obama administration provide details of programme

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