07 Sep

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



US designates Haqqani group as ‘terrorists’

 Organisation with strongholds in parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan accused of high-profile attacks against NATO forces.

Last Modified: 07 Sep 2012 15:42 GMT

Central & South Asia

Judge grants bail in Pakistan blasphemy case

Fourteen-year-old Christian girl, accused of burning pages of Quran, asked to furnish one million rupees as bail amount.
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2012 11:17 GMT

Central & South Asia

Voice of the voteless

The Stream

07 Sep 2012 18:27 GMT
Does either US party offer hope to undocumented immigrants?

Covention Diary: In God, but not the internet, we trust

07 September 2012 12:00 AM

You can stage manage all you like: Democrats wouldn’t be Democrats without a spot of infighting. Tuesday afternoon saw heated debate in the Convention Hall over a request from the White House to insert a mention of “God” along with a paragraph supportive of Israel into the official party platform. The move, intended to squash Republican criticism of the manifesto, sparked outrage among pro-Palestinian delegates. To the dismay of the Obama campaign, footage of their boos and jeers wound up on the internet.


Syrian policemen inspect the scene where a booby-trapped car exploded in front of Syrian Information Ministry and Justice Palace at the Mazzah highway in Damascus

Bombs in Syrian capital Damascus kill five police

07 September 2012 04:46 PM

Two bombs went off in Damascus today, killing at least five policemen and wounding others in the latest violence in the capital, once the impregnable stronghold of President Bashar Assad’s regime

Iraq blasts target Shi’ite mosques, killing eight

07 September 2012 03:07 PM

Six blasts targeting Shi’ite mosques in the disputed Iraqi city of Kirkuk killed at least eight people and wounded 67 during prayers today, police and hospital sources said.

French aid move helps Syria rebels

07 September 2012 08:58 AM

France’s decision to send direct aid to Syria’s opposition represents a break for the rebels after months of Western hesitation over fears that costly equipment intended for Syria’s opposition could get lost or fall into the wrong hands.

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