07 Oct

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Venezuelans vote in presidential race

Hugo Chavez faces strong challenge from opposition candidate Henrique Capriles, as he seeks re-election for third time.
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2012 14:35 GMT


Rebels ‘cement gains’ in northern Syria

Opposition fighters reportedly seize Khirbat al-Joz near Turkey border but are pushed back in the province of Damascus.
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2012 11:30 GMT

Middle East

Pakistan’s Khan leads rally against US drones

Dozens of US activists join Pakistani protesters led by Imran Khan as they attempt to march to restive tribal areas.
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2012 08:10 GMT

Central & South Asia

Is a Turkey-Syria conflict inevitable?

 Inside Syria

07 Oct 2012 09:57 GMT
As the two countries exchange cross-border fire, we ask if it is in Turkey’s national interest to go into Syria.

The forgotten girls: By 2020, there will be 50m child brides under the age of 15

When 12-year-old Nargis was woken up, one morning in Bangladesh, by two women she did not know, she was confused. She did not understand when they told her she would be marrying their brother in just a few weeks, or that she would be leaving her parents’ homeThis week’s international ‘Day of the Girl’ offers governments, the UN, and charities an opportunity to address a shocking – and growing – trend

Republican congressman hits out at evolution as ‘lies straight from the pit of hell’

07 October 2012 07:42 AM

A Republican congressman said in videotaped remarks that evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are “lies straight from the pit of hell” meant to convince people that they do not need a saviour.

Smoke rises after a shell hit Akcakale

Turkey returns fire across Syria

At least six mortars fired from Turkey after Syrian shell hit several hundred metres from centre of Akcakale

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