Articles tagged with: World This Week
While browsing through Christmas sites on Internet, I stumbled on some videos titled “Why Muslims cannot say Merry Christmas.” In one of them, a Muslim cleric presents his notion that to wish a Christian “Merry Christmas” was sinful because inherent in the greeting is the acceptance that Jesus was the son of God, born on 25 December.
The new protests and riots in Cairo’s Tahrir square, kicking in only nine months after former President Hosni Mubarak was overthrown, throws open the question: Did the Arab Spring set out from the wrong foot?
The Middle East stole the limelight in the news columns of the media this week. Libya has put ‘paid’ to the 40 years if tyranny as the bodies of ex-Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, his son Mutassim and a top aide were buried in secret in the desert on October 25.
With the death of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya and a successful election in Tunisia, we may be seeing the ‘end of the beginning’ of the revolutions brought by the Arab Spring. Also this week, natural disasters in Turkey and Thailand, a quickly-worsening humanitarian crisis in Somalia, a drawn-out financial one in Europe and more summaries from around the world.
This week, there have only been ripples of political unrest in some corners of the globe. But perhaps the most significant of those ripples is the Occupy Wall Street protests that have surged across the world to Europe, Australia, Canada and the Far East.
A potentially-damaging spy plot is uncovered in the US, political prisoners in Burma may be heading out of jail while Ukraine’s former prime minister may be heading into one, plus more news in brief from around the world.
This week, we look at developments in the ‘war on terror’, a Pakistani court ruling, protests in Bolivia, a genocide trial in Rwanda, the debt crisis in Europe and more snippets from around the world