10 Apr

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Syria: Troops being pulled out from provinces

 Foreign minister pledges commitment to Annan ceasefire plan but seeks say in composition of implementation team.
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2012 13:59 GMT

Middle East

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Deadly blasts hit Afghan provinces

Taliban claim responsibility for suicide attacks targeting government buildings in Herat and Helmand provinces.
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2012 13:46 GMT

Central & South Asia

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UK ‘approved’ rendition of Libyan couple

Documents said to be found in office of Libya’s ex-spy chief suggest UK had role in rendition of dissident man and wife.
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2012 08:15 GMT

Media roundup: An imminent strike on Iran?

Matthew Cassel 09 Apr 2012 17:18 GMT
Some commentators compare the escalating rhetoric on Iran with the lead-up to the 2003 war in Iraq.

Syria ceasefire: deadline passes

Residents in Homs and Hama report shelling and tanks on streets as tensions grow over shooting at a Turkish refugee camp

Prof Jim Hansen

Prof Jim Hansen: ‘We’re handing future generations a climate system which is potentially out of their control’. Photograph: Melanie Patterson/AP

Nasa scientist: climate change is a moral issue on a par with slavery

By Severin Carrell

Prof Jim Hansen to use lecture at Edinburgh International Science Festival to call for worldwide tax on all carbon emissions

Averting the worst consequences of human-induced climate change is a “great moral issue” on a par with slavery, according to the leading Nasa climate scientist Prof Jim Hansen.

He argues that storing up expensive and destructive consequences for society in future is an “injustice of one generation to others”.

Hansen, who will next Tuesday be awarded the prestigious Edinburgh Medal for his contribution to science, will also in his acceptance speech call for a worldwide tax on all carbon emissions………………………

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