27 Apr

Events of Interest and Analyses


US ‘to transfer Bagram detainees

Military says foreign governments approached for handover of jail’s non-Afghan inmates.

Green light for Jerusalem settlers

The road map for peace in the Middle East has been jammed for years, with Jewish settlers given the “green light” to build settlements on occupied Palestinian land.

Now it seems the inequalities between Israelis and Palestinians are being reflected also on the roads in East Jerusalem.

As Al Jazeera’s Jacky Rowland experiences, the traffic lights seem to favour some more than others.


Obama hosts Muslim entrepreneurs

The US president has renewed his commitment to a “new beginning” with the Muslim world, vowing no easing in US efforts to promote Middle East peace, curb violence and boost economic development.

Seeking to build on his outreach to Muslims in a speech in Cairo last June, Barack Obama has used the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship – a US-hosted Muslim business conference – to underscore what his administration has done so far and to pledge further work to overcome mistrust.


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