15 Nov

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Conflict intensifies as rockets hit Tel Aviv

Netanyahu blames Hamas for violence as three die in Israel and the toll on the Palestinian side rises to 16.
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2012 19:35 GMT
Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition party has renewed calls for the release of all political prisoners [EPA]

Myanmar announces amnesty for prisoners

Release of 452 jail inmates, in advance of Obama’s visit, criticised for leaving fate of political detainees unclear.
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2012 16:22 GMT


China’s new leadership led by Xi Jinping

Ruling Communist Party unveils new seven-member Politburo Standing Committee that will govern nation for next decade.
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2012 13:06 GMT


Aleppans caught in conflict face dire plight

Al Jazeera visits one of many families living in squalor and desperation in city besieged by government forces.

Gaza: A people under siege

Mohammed Haddad and Hasan Salim Patel15 Nov 2012 18:23 GMT

Interactive map of Gaza shows how different cities in the besieged strip are impacted by Israeli air attacks.

David Petraeus

Petraeus denies passing docs to lover

Former CIA director insists no classified documents were passed to Paula Broadwell, as closed-door congressional hearing over Benghazi begins


BP is to receive a record US fine over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Photograph: U.S. Coast Guard/Getty Images

BP hopes $4.5bn fine will draw line under Deepwater Horizon disaster

Oil giant pleads guilty to 11 counts of manslaughter but says it will ‘vigorously fight’ outstanding claims

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