Monday, March 14, 2011

World Watch: Beyond Japan

The biggest news story of the past few days has been the devastation caused by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami on Japan. It’s worth noting, however, that there are other important headlines in the world news including the following below:

* Libya: While Libya’s civil conflict continues in several cities, foreign powers are divided over whether or not to impose a no-fly zone.

* Tibet: Exiled lawmakers are expected to soon decide if they'll accept the Dalai Lama’s proposal to step down from his political role.

* Bahrain: White House officials denied that Saudi troops entering Bahrain in order to protect the government could be classified as an “invasion.”

* Spain:
On Friday Spaniards commemorated the seventh anniversary of series of bombings by Islamic extremists that killed 191 people in Madrid.

Video Source – Al Jazeera English via YouTube
Online Sources- CNN, BBC News, Al Jazeera English, Reuters, MSNBC, The Guardian

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