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Free Syrian Army launches investigation into arrest of The Yellow Man of Aleppo, The Foreign Desk

Free Syrian Army launches investigation into arrest of The Yellow Man of Aleppo

The Free Syrian Army has launched an investigation into the arrest of “The Yellow Man of Aleppo” – a local celebrity who was detained by rebels in the city last week.

By | The Foreign Desk | Wednesday, 13 March 2013 at 8:06 pm

Is the Bangladeshi Spring morphing into a national Islamophobia?, The Foreign Desk

Is the Bangladeshi Spring morphing into a national Islamophobia?

Almost 42 years since Bangladesh won independence from Pakistan, the ghosts of the bloody 1971 liberation war still haunt the nation. The bloodletting, rape and torture inflicted by Pakistani militias prevent many Bengalis to this day from treating the country’s road to freedom as just a tragic tale of the past.

By | The Foreign Desk | Friday, 8 March 2013 at 10:00 pm

Syrians put “non-lethal aid” to use, The Foreign Desk

Syrians put “non-lethal aid” to use

Days after William Hague announced that Britain would be sending “non-lethal aid” to Syria’s opposition, a video has been uploaded online showing it being put to use.

By | The Foreign Desk | Friday, 8 March 2013 at 12:03 pm

Gustav Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’ reimagined in a warzone, The Foreign Desk

Gustav Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’ reimagined in a warzone

Syrian-born artist Tammam Hazzam superimposed Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss on a devastated, bullet-ridden building somewhere in Syria.

By | The Foreign Desk | Wednesday, 6 February 2013 at 11:25 pm

Two videos, two battles – Egypt’s unfinished revolution, The Foreign Desk

Two videos, two battles – Egypt’s unfinished revolution

Two disturbing videos have emerged in recent days that highlight two different battles being fought in Egypt’s on-going revolution.

By | The Foreign Desk | Sunday, 3 February 2013 at 4:25 pm

One year on, no justice for Uludere victims, The Foreign Desk

One year on, no justice for Uludere victims

One year ago today, on a bitterly cold winter evening, a Turkish fighter jet attacked a group of its own citizens who were crossing the border from Iraq. A total of 34 civilians were killed, most of them children.

By | The Foreign Desk | Friday, 28 December 2012 at 11:05 am

As the Mexican economy takes off, new president Enrique Pena-Nieto has a shot at redemption, Notebook

As the Mexican economy takes off, new president Enrique Pena-Nieto has a shot at redemption

Sleek and telegenic, Mexico’s Enrique Pena-Nieto was sworn in as president for a six-year term on Saturday. It’s been five long months since Mr Pena-Nieto won the presidential elections amid allegations of fraud and protests.

By | Notebook, The Foreign Desk | Monday, 3 December 2012 at 6:09 pm

Punished at the Polls, Catalonia’s Artur Mas is Heading for Grim Coalition, Notebook

Punished at the Polls, Catalonia’s Artur Mas is Heading for Grim Coalition

On Sunday night Catalonia’s Artur Mas was set to win a landslide political victory that soon tuned into a bitter disappointment. Yes, Mr Mas was re-elected but he emerged as the biggest loser of the night.

By | Notebook, The Foreign Desk | Wednesday, 28 November 2012 at 11:10 am

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