Weekday News Wrap: Monday, May 28, 2012
- Foreign Policy in Focus reports on Europe’s immigration dilemma after the Arab Spring.
- IMF Chief Christine Lagarde has attracted the ire of the Greeks over her comments in a Guardian interview last week that it is payback time.
- The UN Security Council has condemned Syria over the massacre of at least 108 people in the city of Houla. The Syrian government denies involvement and The Telegraph reports how Syria accuses the UN and Western envoys of a “tsunami of lies” over the massacre. The UK Foreign Secretary is in Moscow to discuss the situation with his Russian colleague. Foreign Policy opines that the UN has done enough talking regarding Syria, and now it’s time to accept that diplomacy has failed.
- Six people have been sentenced to 15-years’ imprisonment in Bahrain of plotting with Iran to stage attacks against the Saudi Embassy and the Interior Ministry.
- The government of Mali has categorically rejected the independence claimed by Tuareg rebels in the northern state of Islamic Azawad.
- BBC has the story that the Taliban has denied involvement in the poisoning of girls’ classrooms in Afghanistan we told you about earlier this week.
- Jurist reports on an American citizen deported to Bosnia to face war crimes charges regarding his role as a police commander in Srebrenica during the Bosnian civil war.
- It’s not often that Lady Gaga news graces our blog posts here at Opinio Juris, but the pop singer has called off her Indonesian concert because religious conservatives threatened “chaos” were she to enter the Muslim-majority country.
- And for readers looking for a few good books in the coming months, Foreign Policy has put together its Summer Reading List.