WEST BANK 31 Mar 2012 Deadline for evacuation of Israel’s Mignon outpostRead More
ZIMBABWE 30 Mar-30 May 2012 Constitutional referendum expected April or MayRead More
WASHINGTON DC 28 Mar 2012 US Supreme Court hears Obamacare oral argumentsRead More
BAGHDAD **28 Mar 2012 Iraq to host postponed Arab League summitRead More
THE HAGUE 27 Mar 2012 Ratko Mladic trial date set, but could be delayed
The trial of Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic in the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is set for Mar 27, but will be postponed until October if his lawyer prevails. Mladic is accused of 11 counts of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes that killed some 100,000 people. His lawyer, Branko Lukic, wants the trial postponed. He argues that it will take at least until October to read through “hundreds of thousands of pages” of documents.
CHILE 27 Mar 2012 FIDAE 2012 International Air & Space FairRead More
AFGHANISTAN 22 Mar 2012 Mandate expires for the UN Assistance Mission in AfghanistanRead More
UNITED STATES 21 Mar 2013 “The Rock” closed 50 years ago
America’s best-known prison, on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, California, closed on 21 Mar 1963. Fifty years on, it is remembered for infamous prisoners who included Al Capone, George (“Machine Gun”) Kelly and Robert Stroud, the “Birdman of Alcatraz,” and for an ill-fated Native American protest staged on the island from Nov 1969 to Jun 1971. One question on the landmark Alcatraz anniversary is whether Native Americans saw eventual benefits from their protest over “broken treaties, broken promises and the termination of tribal areas,” which attracted
WASHINGTON DC 20 Mar 2012 Hearing to consider design for Eisenhower memorial
A United States Congressional hearing will consider arguments surrounding the design for the official memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower, the late 34th US president and commanding general of US WWII forces in Europe. Critics, who include Eisenhower family members, say the design by noted architect Frank Gehry does not adequately represent Eisenhower’s legacy. The dispute could delay the groundbreaking for the memorial, to be built just off the National Mall in Washington, putting at risk the planned unveiling on Memorial Day 2015.
BERLIN 20 Mar 2012 Second annual Gorbachev awards a gala eventRead More
SOUTH AFRICA 17 Mar 2012 Apartheid era voted out 20 years agoRead More
EGYPT 17 & 24 Mar 2012 New parliament holds first sessionsRead More