06 Jul

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Syrian general close to Assad defects

Manaf Tlas, a Republican Guard commander and friend of the president, has fled and is reportedly bound for Paris.

Last Modified: 06 Jul 2012 14:18 GMT

Middle East

Ex-Argentina ruler guilty of stealing babies

Jorge Videla sentenced to 50 years for stealing babies from prisoners to give to families close to his military regime.
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2012 03:39 GMT


Romney sets US Republican fund-raising record

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney raises $100m in June, with supporters saying $1bn could be in sight.

Sexual violence rises in Egypt’s Tahrir

Increasing number of women fall victim to gang assaults in square that was at the centre of last year’s revolution.

Cairo, Egypt – Nearly a year and a half after Lara Logan was sexually assaulted by a mob of men in Tahrir Square, women have increasingly been coming forward with disturbing personal testimonies of similar attacks.

Natasha Smith, a British journalism student who was in Cairo on a research internship, recently lit up the social media sphere with a detailed blog account of an attack she suffered in Tahrir.

 Big pharma is cut out by India’s plan to bring medicine to masses

Ambitious $5bn push deals blow to global firms with focus on generic  alternatives above branded drugs

The green movement at 50: Can the world be saved?

Population growth and climate change are the big problems facing the earth in the next 50 years. But are there any solutions?



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