Daily Archives: February 25, 2012
Residents of besieged suburb of Baba Amr say they feel abandoned after failure of ‘Friends of Syria’ peace conferenceThe Syrian military took its bombardment of the Baba Amr district of Homs into a fourth week yesterday as the Red Cross tried to evacuate more traumatised civilians. At least 28 people were killed on Saturday, with nine of them in Homs, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
published date:Sat, 25 Feb 2012 22:44:06 GMT
Somewhere among the dairy farms and forested hillsides of Schmallenberg, a picturesque district of 26,000 people in central Germany, a deadly new virus was born.
published date:Sat, 25 Feb 2012 21:00:38 GMT
Rupert Murdoch has taken on-the-spot command of a project adding a new day of publication for his Sun tabloid in London.
published date:Sat, 25 Feb 2012 20:53:26 GMT
One of the Beijing leadership’s foremost critics came to Fairfax, Va., after undergoing torture, house arrest and round-the-clock surveillance.
published date:Sat, 25 Feb 2012 21:30:13 GMT
Government offers humanitarian aid and security assistance in the hope of a stake in country’s future energy industryBritain is involved in a secret high-stakes dash for oil in Somalia, with the government offering humanitarian aid and security assistance in the hope of a stake in the beleaguered country’s future energy industry. Riven by two decades of conflict that have seen the emergence of a dangerous Islamic insurgency, Somalia is routinely described as the world’s most comprehensively “failed” state, as well as one of its poorest.
published date:Sat, 25 Feb 2012 21:04:34 GMT
Somali prime minister says his country will give west a share of natural resources in return for help with task of reconstructionThey expect the oil to flow within weeks. Coming from two miles underground, the crude should reach the arid plains of Puntland in the north-east corner of Somalia by April.
published date:Sat, 25 Feb 2012 21:00:01 GMT