16 Aug

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Dozens killed in Syria air raid on rebel town

Children among dozens dead in Azaz, 45km north of Aleppo, after attacks reduce a row of residential homes to rubble.
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2012 11:22 GMT

Middle East

Many killed in Pakistan sectarian attack

At least 25 Shias killed after being forced to disembark bus in northern valley of Naran, near Gilgit.
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2012 11:36 GMT

Central & South Asia

Ecuador grants asylum to Julian Assange

Ecuador says any action to enter its London embassy to detain the WikiLeaks founder would be considered a “hostile act”.
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2012 13:12 GMT


Bahraini activist jailed for three years

 Nabeel Rajab given one year for each of three cases related to participating in peaceful protests in island kingdom.

The McGlynn: Bahraini, our disgusting U.S. Ally

Last Modified: 16 Aug 2012 13:47 GMT

Middle East

Mitt Romney said a speech by Vice President Joe Biden was 'wild and reckless'

White House race turns nasty as Mitt Romney brands Barack Obama a ‘disgrace’

16 August 2012 11:00 AM

So much for a lofty battle of ideas. The arrival of economic “big thinker” Paul Ryan on the 2012 Republican ticket has instead triggered an avalanche of personal attacks and insults unusual even by the bare-knuckle standards of US presidential politics

Csanad Szegedi, left, and Krisztina Morvai, right, celebrating their entry into the European Parliament

Rising star of Hungarian anti-Semitic party forced to resign after he discovers his Jewish heritage

16 August 2012 02:35 PM

It emerged that Csanad Szegedi’s grandfather was a forced labour camp veteran and that his grandmother was a survivor of Auschwitz

Julian Assange

Ecuador grants asylum to Julian Assange

Ecuador’s foreign minister says the country has accepted WikiLeaks founder’s request for political asylum after ‘careful consideration’

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