Tuesday, May 18, 2010
World Watch: Under siege
* Thailand: Shortly after negotiations failed Thai troops began a crackdown of anti-government protesters by breaking through a fortified camp in Bangkok run by the “Red Shirts”.
* Malawi: A gay couple was convicted of “unnatural acts” and may face a maximum jail sentence of fourteen years.
* Afghanistan: Seven Afghan militants were killed in an attack on troops stationed at the Bagram military base.
* Israel: Citing the “complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”, musician Elvis Costello cancelled a pair of planned concerts later this year.
Video Source– YouTube
Online Sources- BBC News, MSNBC, New York Times, Voice of America