28 Dec

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



North Korea holds funeral for its leader

Weeping crowds line Pyongyang’s streets as Kim Jong-il’s coffin, escorted by his son, is taken to the national palace.
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 15:46 GMT


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Iran to ‘block’ Gulf oil if sanctions proceed

Vice-president threatens to cut off shipments at Strait of Hormuz if West sanctions Iran’s vital oil exports.
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 08:28 GMT

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Israel’s deepening religious divide

 Inside Story 28 Dec 2011 09:53 GMT

As extremists are accused of harassing Israeli women, is the influence of ultra-orthodox Jews growing in the country?

Israelis rally against gender segregation

Thousands protest near school where harassment of female student triggered dispute between Haredi Jews and secularists.
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 09:03 GMT

Israeli launches multiple air raids in Gaza

At least one Palestinian killed and 10 others injured after Israeli rockets hit the Gaza Strip.
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 08:19 GMT

Middle East

Benny Gantz said there would be 'no escape from conducting a significant operation'

Israel ‘will launch significant Gaza offensive sooner or later’

  • 28 Dec 2011: Israel Defence Forces chief of staff speaks on third anniversary of start of a major three-week Gaza assault



Police sweep through Bethlehem church to break up scuffles between rival clerics – video

  • 28 Dec 2011:Palestinian police are called to the Church of Nativity after rival groups of Orthodox and Armenian clergymen clash in a dispute over jurisdiction inside the basilica

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