19 Mar

Events of Interest and Analyses

Israel hits Gaza after rocket death

Aircraft launch strikes on Gaza after rocket attack kills worker on Israeli farm.

The raids came after Israel threatened a “strong” response following the firing of a rocket from Gaza earlier on Thursday.

The rocket attack killed a Thai man working on a farm near Ashkhelon.

It was the first death caused by a missile launched from the strip since the end of Israel’s war on Gaza in January 2009



Quartet calls for settlement freeze

Middle East negotiating bloc meets in Moscow amid tensions between Israel and US.
Has the US lost its leverage with the Israeli government?
Untangling the US-Israel row
US balancing act on Israel



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The Independent

Glaxo funded backers of ‘danger’ drug

More than nine out of 10 scientists who backed a drug at the centre of a safety scare had financial links to the pharmaceutical industry, a study has found.

Rupert Cornwell: The vast cost of drug promotion puts judgement in doubt


Iyad Allawi has not won enough Shia votes to be Prime Minister

Iraq rivals face coalition wrangles

Thursday, 18 March 2010

The formation of a new coalition government in Iraq will be difficult as rival political groups have all done well enough in the election to demand a share in power.

Netanyahu in-law calls US President ‘anti-Semitic’

Thursday, 18 March 2010

The brother-in-law of Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, yesterday accused Barack Obama, the US President, of being “anti-Semitic”.

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