20 Dec

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Kim Jong-un leads mass mourning for father

Son and assumed heir of Kim Jong-il pays respects as South Korea sends condolences, despite tensions.
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2011 17:20 GMT


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Iraqi VP calls warrant a ‘political attack’

Vice-president dismisses arrest warrant issued against him by Iraqi government as leaders call for urgent talks.
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2011 17:29 GMT

Middle East

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Egyptians protest against beatings of women

Thousands rally in Cairo to denounce military’s attacks, as Hillary Clinton denounces “systematic degradation of women”.Last Modified: 20 Dec 2011 17:04 GMT

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In Depth

Life for Palestinians on the other side

Nour Samaha and Mohammad Alsaafi

Deported Palestinian prisoner Talal Shreim and his family describe their ordeal at the hands of the Israeli authorities.



Mourners flock to see Kim Jong Il in state

The body of North Korea’s long-time ruler Kim Jong Il was laid out in a memorial palace today as weeping mourners filled public plazas and state media fed a budding personality cult around his third son, hailing him as “born of heaven”.

Bradley Manning hearing – live updates

Bradley Manning
• Pre-trial military hearing enters its fifth day in Maryland
• Prosecutors say evidence links Manning to Julian Assange
• At Forte Meade: Dominic Rushe (DR) and Matt Williams (MW)
• At the Guardian in New York: Adam Gabbatt


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