3 Jan SWJ News Roundup

 

 

*Afghanistan

 

Al-Qaida, Taliban Seek Pakistani Militants' Help

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/01/02/world/asia/AP-AS-Pakistan-Afghanistan.html?ref=world   AP

 

 In Afghanistan, Poppy Growing Proves Resilient

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/02/world/asia/in-afghanistan-a-troubling-resurgence-of-the-poppy-crop.html?hp    NYT

 

Tortured Afghan Girl to Go to India for Treatment

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/01/01/world/asia/AP-AS-Afghanistan-Tortured-Girl.html?ref=world AP

 

 

*Pakistan

 

NATO Hopes for Reopening of Pakistan Supply Route

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/01/02/world/asia/AP-AS-Afghanistan.html?ref=world AP

 

 Iranian Border Guards Still in Pakistani CustodyBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/01/01/world/asia/AP-AS-Pakistan-Iran.html?ref=world AP

 

Pakistani Panel Begins Inquiry Into Memo

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/03/world/asia/pakistani-panel-begins-inquiry-into-memo.html?ref=world&pagewanted=print

 

 

*Syria

 

Arab League Sees Progress in Syria Mission; Snipers Remain

http://www.voanews.com/english/news/middle-east/Syrian-Civilian-Deaths-Undermine-Arab-League-Mission-136525068.html 

 

Syria unrest: Arab League calls for end to shooting

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-16383583

 

Killings Go On in Syria, Arab League Says

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/01/02/world/middleeast/AP-ML-Syria.html?ref=news

 

Arab League Says Syria Withdrew Tanks From Cities

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/01/02/world/middleeast/AP-ML-Syria.html?hp    NYT

 

Arab League Says Syria Monitors Are Helping

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/01/02/world/middleeast/news-us-syria.html?ref=world

 

Rebels Capture Syrian Troops in North: Opposition

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/01/02/world/middleeast/international-us-syria.html?ref=world

 

 

Iran

American Awaits Verdict After Iran Spy Trial, Report Says

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/01/02/world/middleeast/international-us-iran-usa-spy.html?ref=world

 

Iran Tests Naval Cruise Missile

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/03/world/middleeast/iran-tests-naval-cruise-missile.html?hp=&pagewanted=print  NYT

 

 

*Iraq

 

Deadly Turkish Strike Felt by Kurdish Refugees in Iraq

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/01/02/world/middleeast/international-us-iraq-turkey-kurds.html?ref=world

 

Reports Differ of Attack on an Iraqi Minister

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/03/world/middleeast/conflicting-reports-of-attack-on-iraqs-finance-minister-rafe-al-essawi.html?ref=world

 

Iraq Official Warns of Abuse of Security Forces

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/01/02/world/middleeast/AP-ML-Iraq.html?ref=world  AP

 

Analysis - Blocs Pursue Short-Term Fixes for Iraq Political Crisis

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/01/02/world/middleeast/international-us-iraq-politics.html?ref=world

 

Iraqi Civilian Deaths Climb in 2011-Study

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/01/02/world/middleeast/international-us-iraq-violence-toll.html?ref=world&pagewanted=print

 

 

 How Iraq Can Define Its Destiny

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/02/opinion/how-iraq-can-define-its-destiny.html?hp  NYT

 

 

*Egypt

 

American Groups Rebut Egyptian Accusations

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/03/world/middleeast/raided-american-groups-rebut-egyptian-accusations.html?ref=world

 

Prosecutors to Sum Up in Mubarak Case

http://www.voanews.com/english/news/africa/north/Prosecutors-to-Sum-Up-in-Mubarak-Case-136533683.html

 

 

 *Saudi Arabia

 

Saudi Arabia Seeks Arrest of 23 Shi'ites for Unrest

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/01/02/world/middleeast/international-us-saudi-shiites-warrants.html?ref=world

 

Saudi to Apply Law for Women Only to Sell Lingerie

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/01/02/world/middleeast/AP-ML-Saudi-Selling-Lingerie.html?ref=world AP

 

 

*Middle East / North Africa

 

Israeli Protest’s Invocation of Holocaust Is Condemned

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/02/world/middleeast/holocaust-images-in-ultra-orthodox-protest-anger-israeli-leaders.html?src=me&ref=world

 

Israelis, Palestinians to Meet but Prospects Bleak

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/01/02/world/middleeast/international-us-palestinians-israel.html?ref=world

 

Palestinians Hope Peace Efforts Can Be Salvaged

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/01/02/world/middleeast/AP-ML-Israel-Palestinians.html?ref=world  

 

Gaza Premier in Turkey, in First Official Trip Abroad

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/03/world/middleeast/hamas-ismail-haniya-gaza-visits-turkey.html?ref=world

 

Tunisia Seeks Guarantee to Extradite Libyan Ex-PM

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/01/02/world/africa/international-us-libya-tunisia-baghdadi.html?ref=world  Reuters

 

American Groups Rebut Egyptian Accusations

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/03/world/middleeast/raided-american-groups-rebut-egyptian-accusations.html?ref=world

 

Somali Militants Gather, Recruit at Border Town

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/01/02/world/africa/AP-AF-Somalia-Ethiopia.html?ref=world&pagewanted=print   AP

Libya Begins Plan to Elect Assembly

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/03/world/africa/libya-sets-plan-for-assembly-on-constitution.html?ref=world

 

French Journalist Found Dead in Yemen

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/01/02/world/middleeast/AP-Yemen-French-Journalist.html?ref=world&pagewanted=print   AP

 

Bahrain Says to Review Some Verdicts Over Unrest

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/01/02/world/middleeast/international-us-bahrain-verdicts.html?ref=world&pagewanted=print

 

 

*US Department of Defense

 Defense Bill Affects Pay, Separation Bonuses, More

http://www.defense.gov/utility/printitem.aspx?print=http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=66639

 

*United States

 

Four Attacks in Queens With Homemade Firebombs

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/02/nyregion/four-attacks-in-queens-with-homemade-firebombs.html?hp  NYT

 

Authorities Probe Fire Attacks on 4 NYC Sites

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/01/02/us/AP-US-Islamic-Center-Fire-Attack.html?ref=us   AP

 

Fire Attacks at NYC Homes, Islamic Center Probed

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/01/02/us/AP-US-Islamic-Center-Fire-Attack.html?ref=news

 

Cars Are Set on Fire, and Los Angeles Is Set on Edge

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/03/us/cars-set-on-fire-and-los-angeles-set-on-edge.html?hp  NYT

 

‘Person of Interest’ Detained in LA Car Arson Case

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/01/02/us/AP-US-Los-Angeles-Arson.html?ref=us   AP

 

Occupy Protest Follows 123rd Annual Rose Parade

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/01/02/us/AP-US-Rose-Parade-.html?ref=us   AP

 

Evidence Collected in Fire at Fla. Abortion Clinic

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/01/02/us/AP-US-Abortion-Clinic-Fire.html?hp   AP

 

Federal Officials Join Abortion Clinic Fire Probe

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/01/02/us/AP-US-Abortion-Clinic-Fire.html?ref=news

 

Acting Out War’s Inner Wounds

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/02/us/acting-helps-soldier-cope-with-post-traumatic-stress-disorder.html?hp  NYT

 

 

*Africa

 

Militants Warn Southerners to Leave Northern Nigeria

http://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2012/01/02/militants-warn-southerners-to-leave-northern-nigeria/

 

Outcry in Nigeria as Fuel Prices More Than Double

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/01/02/world/africa/AP-AF-Nigeria-Fuel-Subsidy.html?ref=world   AP

 

Nigerian Anger Heats Up as Petrol Prices Rocket

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/01/02/world/africa/news-us-nigeria-subsidy.html?ref=world     Reuters

 

Ex-Warlord Warns of South Nigeria Backlash at Boko Haram

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/01/02/world/africa/international-us-nigeria-insurgency.html?ref=world

 

Up to 50,000 Flee South Sudan Violence: U.N.

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/01/02/world/international-us-southsudan-fighting.html?ref=world

 

South Sudanese flee to escape deadly ethnic vendetta

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16381579

 

South Sudan, UN Deploy Troops to Curb Ethnic Clashes

http://www.voanews.com/english/news/africa/South-Sudan-UN-Deploy-Troops-to-Curb-Ethnic-Clashes-136525503.html

 

Congo Senate Chief Hospitalized in Paris After Attack

http://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2012/01/02/congo-senate-chief-hospitalized-in-paris-after-attack/

 

 

*Americas

 

Venezuela Shrinks Nationalization Payment to Exxon

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/01/02/business/business-us-venezuela-exxonmobil.html?ref=business&pagewanted=print

 

Mexico Gas Station Attendant Dies Seen as Hero

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/01/02/world/americas/AP-LT-Mexico-Violent-Protest.html?ref=world  AP

 

Cuban Prisoner Dies During Hunger Strike

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/01/02/world/americas/AP-CB-Cuba-Prisoner-Dies.html?ref=news

 

*Europe

 

A Dilemma for Russian Leaders: To Suppress Protests or Not

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/02/world/europe/in-russia-a-change-in-the-dynamic-of-protests.html?hp  NYT

 

Five Hurt in Cyprus in Protest Over British Bases

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/01/02/world/europe/international-us-cyprus-bases.html?ref=world

 

Tens of Thousands Protest Against Hungary Government

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/01/02/world/europe/international-us-hungary-protest.html?ref=world

 

Russian Art Group Claims Attack on Police Van

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/03/world/europe/russian-art-group-voina-claims-attack-on-police-van.html?ref=world&pagewanted=print

 

 

 *South Asia

 

South Korea Says 'New Era' Possible for Koreas

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/01/01/world/asia/AP-AS-Koreas-Tension.html?ref=world&pagewanted=print  AP

 

Myanmar Reduces Sentences for Many Prisoners

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/01/02/world/asia/AP-AS-Myanmar-Clemency.html?ref=world   AP

 

Myanmar Cuts Prison Terms but No Political Amnesty

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/01/02/world/asia/international-us-myanmar-prisoners.html?ref=world&pagewanted=print

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