NEWS & ANALYSIS

 

Envoy recall never on table’ FM Mohammed Amr says having Egyptian ambassador in Israel was in Cairo’s interest, following reports suggesting Egypt was recalling envoy over killing of five Egyptian troops. Meanwhile, Egypt sets up special authority to improve security in SinaiCourt OK’s new section of separation fenceThe Supreme Court has rejected requests by Palestinian villagers to reroute a section of the West Bank separation barrier straddling the Jerusalem municipal border. 

‘Iranian confesses to aiding Mossad in assassination of nuclear scientist’

Majid Jamali-Fashi pleads guilty to charges that he killed an Iranian physicist in 2010, in what Tehran said was an attempt by Israel and the U.S. to derail its nuclear program, according to state television.

Resentment toward Hamas grows among Gaza’s budding middle class

While two-thirds of Gaza’s 1.6 million people live in poverty and rely on UN food aid, a growing middle class fuels grass roots opposition to Hamas rule.

Heavy fighting reported at Gadhafi compound

Fighting in Tripoli intensifies as rebel forces attack Bab al-Aziziya, Moammar Gadhafi’s residential compound and military barracks.

Coulson was on News Corp payroll while working for PM Cameron

News Corp funded the former editor of the News of the World tabloid when he worked for David Cameron in opposition, the BBC said, in new evidence of the close links between Britain’s prime minister and Rupert Murdoch

Strauss-Kahn case ‘to be dropped’

Prosecutors ask a judge to dismiss sexual assault charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn amid concerns about the accuser’s credibility.

UN orders Syria crackdown probe

The UN Human Rights Council passes a resolution ordering an international inquiry to look into alleged violations by the Syrian regime during its crackdown on anti-regime protests.

When Arabs kill Arabs, the left falls silent

As the news from Syria grows darker, the silence from the left in Canada grows louder.

Layton to be honoured with rare state funeral

Jack Layton, who died Monday morning at the age of 61, will be honoured in a state funeral to be held Saturday in Toronto. 

 

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