18 Aug

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Syria intensifies air attacks on Aleppo

Government planes bomb suburbs as clashes rage inside northern city, while other key cities suffer heavy shelling.

Last Modified: 18 Aug 2012 14:11 GMT

Middle East

Moscow criticised for Pussy Riot prison term

European nations, US and celebrities slam two-year sentence handed to punk rockers who criticised Russian president.
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2012 12:14 GMT


US shootings rekindle gun control debate

In the wake of recent shootings across the US, many Americans are now calling for stricter gun laws.

One state, two states or even three states?

The Cafe

18 Aug 2012 14:22 GMT
From Ramallah, we ask if Palestinians can overcome their divisions and bring more than 60 years of occupation to an end.

Attacks on US Muslims creates Eid worry

Matthew Cassel17 Aug 2012 15:12 GMT
Religious sites targeted before holiday, as congressman says ‘radical’ Muslims ‘try to kill Americans every week’.
A supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange protests outside the Ecuadorean embassy in London
Nigel Morris and Kevin Rawlinson: South Americans rally round Ecuador after UK threat to storm its London embassy.

Paul Ryan: Romney’s wild card

Rupert Cornwell

18 August 2012 12:00 AM

He is the likeable but uncompromising Republican candidate for vice-president, who has just lit the fuse under the 2012 election. By

Romney turns down tax-return deal

18 August 2012 12:00 AM

President Barack Obama’s campaign offered his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, a deal yesterday: if he releases five years of tax returns, the Obama team won’t criticise him for not releasing any more.

Members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot were given two-year jail terms for protesting against President Vladimir Putin on the altar of Moscow's main cathedral

Tough sentences redraw battle lines of Russian politics

18 August 2012 12:00 AM

The protests suggest Putin has not silenced his critics, writes Shaun Walker
in Moscow

Judges rule that German army can use force

18 August 2012 12:00 AM

Germany took a tentative step in moving on from its troubled military past
yesterday as it relaxed the rules for its tightly controlled army.

Moscow’s gay pride ban for 100 years

18 August 2012 12:00 AM

Moscow’s highest court has upheld a ban on gay pride marches for the next 100
years due to a perceived risk of public disorder.

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