16 Jul

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Russia says West using ‘blackmail’ over Syria

Foreign minister warns Russia will block extension of UN mission if Western powers push for sanctions on Damascus.
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2012 16:21 GMT

Middle East

Palestinians visit jailed relatives in Israel

Gaza families visit relatives in prison for first time in five years, as part of deal between prisoners and authorities.
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2012 13:05 GMT

Middle East

Greece: The end of the European dream?

The Cafe

15 Jul 2012 12:20 GMT
The Cafe travels to Athens to find out what the future holds for the birthplace of Western democracy.

Israel’s man on fire is symbol of economic injustice  

Donald Macintyre: Self-immolation protest puts pressure on Netanyahu to act.


Air pollution in London : A man jogs on Parliament Hill on Hampstead Heath with smog in the distance

A man jogs on Hampstead Heath, as smog can be seen in the distance in London. In the event of a smog during the Olympics, athletes could be taken ill, health experts have warned. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP
Olympic athletes could be impaired by London pollution, experts warn

A summer smog could lead to some athletes needing medication and experiencing chest pains and shortness of breath

Olympic runners, cyclists, swimmers and even sailors arriving in London on Monday could be taken ill or see their performances impaired by air pollution, health experts have warned.

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