Media Roundup: 02 Aug 2011
The Cuban National Assembly has approved Communist Party proposals to overhaul the country's state-dominated economy and lift some restrictions on citizens' personal lives, according to state-run media.
There has been a significant decline in attacks carried out by Iran-backed Shiite militias in Iraq in recent weeks, after June saw the highest US death toll in two years, the top US officer said on Tuesday.
Force has not quelled Nigeria's Islamist group Boko Haram, which has claimed responsibility for many terror attacks in the north. Now Nigeria's government is offering talks.
- Somalis Starve as Insurgents Block Escape
By: JEFFREY GETTLEMAN | The New York Times
- Syria Regime Launches New Attacks on Hama, Other Restive Cities
By: Roula Hajjar and Borzou Daragahi | Los Angeles Times
- Chinese Police Shoot Two Dead Over Suspected Terror Attacks
By: Tania Branigan and Agencies | The Guardian
- Japan Wary of Rise in China's Maritime Activities
By: Kiyoshi Takenaka | Reuters
- Jordan: Ripe for Reform, Slow to Change
By: Cam McGrath | Inter Press Service
- Egyptian Army Empties Tahrir Square
By: Kristen Chick | The Christian Science Monitor
- Russia: Over 100 Opposition Protesters Held
The Moscow Times
- Putin Calls U.S. a 'Parasite'
By: RICHARD BOUDREAUX | The Wall Street Journal
- Bomb Blast Kills 1, Wounds 9 in Philippines
The Associated Press
- Western Allies Move Cautiously on Libyan Assets
By: Paul Richter | Los Angeles Times
- Libyan Rebel Commander's Death Puzzling
By: Ashish Kumar Sen | The Washington Times
- Venezuela's Hugo Chavez Appears With Close-Shaved Head
- Analysis: Spain Elections a Stumbling Block for Reform Drive
By: Paul Day | Reuters
- After Military Resignations, How Emboldened is Turkey's Erdogan?
By: Yigal Schleifer | World Politics Review
- Turks Question Power of Prime Minister
By: ANTHONY SHADID | The New York Times
- GRU Responsible for Bomb Incident at US Embassy in Tbilisi
By: Vladimir Socor | Eurasia Daily Monitor
- Feds Seize Drug Sub Off Coast of Honduras
By: Jay Weaver | Miami Herald