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Pakistan suspends three cops after cat eats PM’s peacock

21 March 2014
Three police officials deployed at Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's farmhouse have been suspended.

A longer read for the weekend: how Obama orders the death of terrorists

This week the New York Times ran a fascinating, detailed study of the drone war being fought by Barack Obama as he decides which alleged terrorists will be targeted by the American military: Mr. Obama has placed himself at the helm of a top secret “nominations” process to designate terrorists for kill or capture, of [...]

The Saturday debate: Do we pay too much attention to news from the US?

15 January 2011 , , , ,
Here’s your starter for ten in our Saturday slot where we throw up an idea or thought for debate… The tragic killing of six and injuries to thirteen others, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, have received heavy coverage in the UK media, not only in response to the shooting itself but also following up the story [...]

How to defeat Al Qaeda

The cover of Bruce Riedel’s The Search for Al Qaeda shows a group of armed men working their way up a hillside overlooking a beautiful valley that stretches away to rolling hills. It captures the wonder and the tragedy of Afghanistan in one frame. The book itself is similarly crisp, packing a wide-ranging history of [...]

Daily View 2×2: 14 February 2010, featuring news from India and the easiest delivery round ever

14 February 2010 , , , ,
It’s Sunday. It’s 9am on the day when in 1984 Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean won gold at the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. You want to see the easiest leaflet delivery in the world, don’t you? But first, the news and blogs. 2 Must-Read Blog Posts What are other Liberal Democrat bloggers saying? Here’s are two posts [...]

Daily View 2×2: 25 October 2009

25 October 2009 , , , ,
Morning all. Clocks changed? Good. Now it’s time to catch up on the news including, as it’s a Sunday, another in my occasional series of “Forget Obama; forget West Wing – now THIS is what we should be copying from US politics”. It’s the political ad that is just bursting to be copied for our next [...]

Better news from Afghanistan and Pakistan

14 April 2009 ,
An update on two of the the trio of stories I blogged about earlier this month, all relating to the treatment of women. In Afghanistan, the controversial law which would have severely curtailed the rights of women, for example by requiring married women to get permission from their husbands before leaving the house, has been shelved. Meanwhile [...]

“Women Erased in Israel, Flogged in Pakistan and Restricted in Afghanistan”

4 April 2009 , , ,
The New York Times headline neatly wraps up three stories about the at times grim, and in the photoshopping case verging on farcical, struggle for women’s rights across much of the Middle East: On Friday, The Associated Press reported that Israeli newspapers “aimed at ultra-Orthodox Jewish readers” digitally manipulated a photograph of the new Israeli government, [...]