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  • Israel deports aid activists

    News - Middle East
    The Israeli government has deported to Jordan more than 100 activists seized from the Gaza aid flotilla, and has promised to release the rest of the detainees within 48 hours. ...
  • Taliban attacks Afghan peace jirga

    News - Central/S. Asia
    Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, has opened a three-day peace conference in the capital, Kabul, amidst rocket fire and at least one suicide bombing. ...
  • Japan prime minister resigns

    News - Asia-Pacific
    Japan's prime minister has announced his resignation after just eight months in office. ...
  • US launches BP spill criminal probe

    News - Americas
    The US government has launched a criminal investigation into the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. ...
  • 'Let us not surrender to hatred'

    Focus - Analysis
    By HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan The continuing siege on Gaza - or what has commonly become known as the 'war on terror' - has developed a new dimension since the outrageous and controversial raid on the freedom convoy began. ...
  • Israel defending the indefensible

    Focus - Analysis
    By Marwan BisharaThe Israeli military attack on the 'break the siege of Gaza' flotilla in international waters, 65km off the shores of Gaza, has broken the barrier of silence over the Gaza siege. ...
  • Turkey condemns flotilla 'massacre'

    News - Europe
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's prime minister, has said that Israel should be "punished" for its "bloody massacre" of activists following its attack on a humanitarian aid convoy that was heading to the Gaza Strip. ...
  • BP shares plunge on oil spill fears

    News - Americas
    Shares in BP have dropped sharply as markets reacted to the failure of the energy giant's latest effort to contain an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. ...
  • Polish jet crash recording released

    News - Europe
    Poland has released transcripts of cockpit conversations from the plane which crashed in Russia in April, killing the country's president and 95 other people on board. ...
  • Five Gazans killed by Israeli fire

    News - Middle East
    Five Palestinians fighters have been killed by Israeli fire in the Gaza Strip, officials and medics have said. ...
  • Eurozone unemployment rate rises

    News - Europe
    The unemployment rate in the countries that share the euro has hit its highest level in almost 12 years, statistics have shown. ...
  • Iraq court approves election result

    News - Middle East
    Iraq's supreme court has approved the final results of March 7 parliamentary elections, an important step towards the formation of a new government. ...
  • Death toll from Agatha storm rises

    News - Americas
    A tropical storm that lashed across three central American countries over the weekend has left at least 144 people dead and tens of thousands homeless, officials have said. ...
  • Australia acts over Japan whaling

    News - Asia-Pacific
    Australia has launched legal case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague in an effort to halt Japanese whaling in the seas off Antarctica, officials in Tokyo have said. ...
  • UN urges probe into Thai unrest

    News - Asia-Pacific
    The United Nations' high commissioner for human rights has called for an independent investigation into the recent deadly violence in Thailand, saying that a full examination of events is essential for political reconciliation. ...
  • Two Palestinians killed in Gaza

    News - Middle East
    Israeli soldiers have shot and killed two Palestinians near Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip. ...
  • Bodies found in Mexico mine

    News - Americas
    More than 20 bodies have been recovered from an abandoned silver mine in southern Mexico. ...
  • Capello names England squad

    News - Sports
    Arsenal winger Theo Walcott missed out on England's final World Cup squad – four years after being taken to Germany 2006 as an untested teenager. ...
  • Passengers recount mid-sea horror

    blogs - admin
    Israel has started releasing some of the 700 activists it captured after it troops stormed a flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian aid to Palestinians in Gaza. ...
  • Flotilla takes media centre-stage

    News - Middle East
    Israel's attack on the flotilla bound for Gazahas attracted tremendous media attention. In addition to the news coverage, there's also a lot of commentary appearing, particularly in the Israeli and Arabic press. ...


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