27 Jul

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Fall of Syria’s Assad ‘only a matter of time’

Ex-UN observer mission chief says president’s days are numbered but his exit may not end the conflict.

Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 14:17 GMT

Middle East

Syrian forces renew Aleppo assault

Assad forces said to be massing near commercial capital, as activists report fresh violence across country.
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 10:29 GMT

Middle East

UN chief makes plea on arms treaty

Ban Ki-moon urges countries to “bridge their differences” as deadline looms for global arms treaty.
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 06:57 GMT


Romney stumbles at start of UK trip

Republican presidential candidate prompts mocking from officials with critical remarks about staging of Olympics.
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 08:34 GMT


Are US evangelicals exporting anti-gay views?

Inside Story: US 2012

27 Jul 2012 09:45 GMT
A new report reveals conservative American Christian groups behind efforts to criminalise homosexuality in Africa.

‘Some Americans just shouldn’t leave the country’, says Lewis

Jerome Taylor and Rob Williams: Former sprinter wades into the row over Mitt Romney’s comments about the UK’s Olympics preparations.
Carl Lewis, who spoke to The Independent as the First Lady, Michelle Obama, arrived in London to lead the US delegation, said: “Every Olympics is ready, I don’t care whatever he [Romney] said. I swear, sometimes I think some Americans shouldn’t leave the country. Are you kidding me, stay home if you don’t know what to say.”

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