Media Roundup: 18 Jul 2011
On the day that NATO began handing off control over security to Afghan authorities, a key aide to President Hamid Karzai was killed by suicide attackers and NATO troops and Afghan forces killed as many as 13 Taliban fighters during a gunbattle in eastern Afghanistan.
Even as antigovernment protesters in Yemen struggled to revitalize their movement, sketching somewhat shaky plans over the weekend for a transitional government, they produced a show of their core strength, taking to the streets in huge numbers on Sunday to protest the rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Britain's roiling phone-hacking scandal reverberates deep inside the nation's power structure, with the head of Scotland Yard, Sir Paul Stephenson, resigning hours after Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of Rupert Murdoch's British operations, was arrested.
- Brazil Caught Between Titans in Global Currency War
By: Sean Goforth | World Politics Review
- Syrian Forces Deployed in Restive Border Towns
The Associated Press
- U.N. Court Orders Thai, Cambodia Troops From Temple Area
By: Aaron Gray-Block | Reuters
- French Boat 'to Reach Gaza on Tuesday': Organisers
- Austrian Right-Wing Populists in Libya for Mediation Effort
By: Charles Hawley | Der Spiegel
- U.S. Formally Recognizes Rebel Group as Libya's Government
By: Paul Richter and David Zucchino | Los Angeles Times
- In France, a Political Star Seems Ready to Rise Again
By: Kim Willsher | Los Angeles Times
- Côte d'Ivoire: Disagreement Over Scope of ICC Investigation
By: Fulgence Zamblé | Inter Press Service
- With Hugo Chávez in Cuba for Chemotherapy, Who's Running Venezuela?
By: Girish Gupta | The Christian Science Monitor
- Chavez's Hometown Is Kidnapping Capital of Venezuela
By: Jim Wyss | Miami Herald
- Colombia Bombs 'Farc Rebel Arms factory' in Arauca
- A Singapore for Central America?
- On the Rise in Tajikistan, Islam Worries an Authoritarian Government
By: MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ | The New York Times
- China Assails U.S. Over Dalai Lama, Fallout Seen Limited
By: Sui-Lee Wee | Reuters
- Turkmen Exiled Opposition Ready to Return Following Explosions In Abadan
Euraisa Daily Monitor
- Egypt's Generals May Maintain Large Role in Governance
By: Leila Fadel | The Washington Post
- Egypt Approves Massive Bridge to Saudi Arabia
By: Volkhard Windfuhr | Der Spiegel
- In Sierra Leone, New Hope for Children and Pregnant Women
By: ADAM NOSSITER | The New York Times