Media Roundup: 14 Jul 2011
Investigators combed rain-soaked blast sites and scoured security videos on Thursday for clues to who carried out a rapid series of three bombings that killed 17 people and injured 131 in the commercial capital of Mumbai during Wednesday's rush hour, officials said.
A bomb blast ripped through a historic mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Thursday, killing the city's top Islamic cleric during a mourning ceremony for President Hamid Karzai's slain half-brother Ahmed Wali Karzai.
The world should recognize the efforts made by Sudan in bringing peace to its southern region, now an independent state, and normalize relations with Khartoum, state media on Thursday quoted a senior Chinese diplomat as saying.
- UN: Afghan Civilian Death Toll Up 15 Percent
By: DEB RIECHMANN | The Associated Press
- Can Afghanistan's Counternarcotics Efforts Survive NATO Withdrawal?
By: Matthew C. DuPee | World Politics Review
- British Prime Minister David Cameron Under Fire in News Corp. Phone-Hacking Scandal
By: Anthony Faiola | The Washington Post
- The Open Government Partnership -- a New Direction for U.S. Foreign Policy?
By: Greg Michener | The Christian Science Monitor
- U.S. Standing Plunges Across Arab World
By: Naseema Noor and Jim Lobe | Inter Press Service
- Egypt Purges Mubarak-Era Police Officers
By: DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK | The New York Times
- Greek Deadlock Spreads Fears
By: CHARLES FORELLE | The Wall Street Journal
- Nigerian Oil Militants Threaten New Attacks
By: Pius Utomi Ekpei | Agence France-Presse
- Moscow to Double in Geographical Size to Ease Overcrowding
By: Miriam Elder | The Guardian
- Libya: Col Gaddafi Has 'Suicide Plan' to Blow Up Tripoli
The Daily Telegraph
- Libya Rebels Desperately Short of Funds
By: David Zucchino | Los Angeles Times
- Three Middle East Nations Considering F-16 Orders
By: Bob Cox | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
- Iraqi Lawmakers Irked By Manipulated Manual Voting
By: Waleed Ibrahim | Reuters
- UN Aid Group Ready to Work With Al-Shabab
- Chávez Says His Cancer Could Need Treatment
By: KEJAL VYAS | The Wall Street Journal
- Colombian Colonel Sentenced for Faking Civilian Murders
- Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan Calls for Phase-Out of Nuclear Power
By: Chico Harlan | The Washington Post