03 Feb

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Syrians decry ‘warzone’ conditions in Homs

Residents of city at heart of uprising say they are living through a war, as talks stall at UN over Syria resolution.
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2012 10:02 GMT

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Harsh winter kills scores in eastern Europe

Temperatures drop to minus 30C and below, causing power outages, traffic chaos and widespread closures.
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2012 06:17 GMT


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US remains committed to Afghan exit in 2014

US military chiefs downplay remarks by defence secretary that Washington could end combat role a year early, in 2014.
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2012 06:15 GMT

US shifts strategy on Taliban

Obama administration once pledged to win the war against the Taliban but it now says the group is not the enemy.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (Reuters/

Iran’s Khamenei warns over military strike, oil embargo threat

TEHRAN: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday the Islamic Republic would not yield to international pressure to abandon its nuclear course, threatening retaliation for sanctions aimed at Iran’s oil exports.

Panetta believes Israel may strike Iran this spring — reports

WASHINGTON: US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta believes there is a growing possibility Israel will attack Iran as early as April to stop Tehran from building a nuclear bomb, US media reported on Thursday.

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