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Apologies for the lateness, trains aren’t so reliable.

Hope your day went well.

International Developments


– Ecuador threatening to sue Britain over Assange

– The Daily Show: Everyone Hates U.S.

– US defends drone strikes as “necessary and just.” I think the arrest of war criminals in the US is “necessary and just.” Will the US go through with their arrests?

– “Defense lawyers for five men charged in the Sept. 11 attack appealed to President Barack Obama to declassify details of the CIA’s secret interrogation program of terrorist suspects as the latest installment in the long-running proceedings came to an end Friday.

– Is Obama’s aversion to Middle East issues adding to outrage over surveillance?

An ex-drone operator describes his experiences

– The five challenges to estimate global migration

Middle East

“Syrian state media reported the death of the leader of Jabhat al-Nusra, an al-Qaida linked group fighting the regime of president Bashar al-Assad. Unverified reports said Abu Mohammad al-Golani had been killed in the Latakia area.”

16 killed in bombing in Iraq intended for Shi’ites

– “U.N. aid chief Valerie Amos demanded stronger action by the U.N. Security Council on Friday to get desperately needed aid intoSyria, where 2.5 million people in need have not received help for almost a year.

– “U.S. prosecutors brought criminal charges on Friday against a man they said had tried to acquire surface-to-air missiles that he planned to smuggle into Iran in a threat to U.S. national security.

– Guess how many garment factories have been inspected since the death of over a thousand garment workers in Bangladesh? The answer: Zero

– “Five demonstrators were killed across Bangladesh and more than 100,000 opposition activists rallied in the capital Dhaka on Friday to demand that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina quit and order polls under a caretaker government.


– White House: Increase of West Africa piracy and it is a “disturbing increase

– “Tunisia’s ruling Islamist party and the opposition began talks on Friday to form a caretaker government and prepare for elections under an agreement to end months of unrest in the country that inspired the “Arab Spring” revolts.


– Kim Jong Un gets a degree on economics from University

– Indian Prime Minister not worried over spying since he has no email or phone [cont’d.]

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