Weekday News Wrap: Wednesday, September 5, 2012
- According to state media, Mauritania has extradited Ex-Libyan spy chief Al-Senussi to the Libyan authorities instead of to the International Criminal Court.
- A court in London found Britain responsible for the 1948 killing of 24 unarmed Malayan civilians who were shot dead by British troops during a campaign against Communist insurgents.
- In the next nine months, Scotland will introduce a bill to hold an independence referendum, according to First Minister Alex Salmond.
- Cambodia will deport the founder of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay to Sweden, where he is charged with breaching copyright laws.
- A UN envoy has called the number of deaths in Syria “staggering” in his first speech to the UN General Assembly.
- Foreign Policy offers the first glimpse into a recently declassified mea culpa from the CIA regarding the non-existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
- A French judge seeks the exhumation of the body of Yasser Arafat in Ramallah, The West Bank, in an ongoing investigation into the cause of his death.
- China’s new way of keeping the Philippines out of the contested Scarborough Shoal? Roping it off, according to Foreign Policy.
- Argentina has filed another request for WTO consultations with the US, this time regarding restrictions on the importation of fresh lemons from its north-western region.
- China and the US have agreed to disagree on a variety of issues such as Syria and the South Chinese Sea.
- The US has been accused of backtracking after calling for a “flexible” treaty at climate change negotiations in Bangkok, Thailand.
- The NYTimes reports how Iran has been supplying the Syrian military via Iraqi airspace.
- Japan’s government will purchase the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands, at the center of a territorial dispute with China, from its private Japanese owners