Archive for December 27th, 2009

In the Iranian capital, violent clashes between anti-government crowds and police have killed at least eight protesters. (photo, from bbc.co.uk)

The nephew of former presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi is reportedly among the four protesters shot dead in Tehran, while the others died in the northern city of Tabriz. (more…)

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More must be done in order to repair damage done by Israeli military action in the Gaza Strip (photo, from bbc.co.uk) one year ago, said UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon.

He said Gazans were being denied “basic human rights” and urged Israel to end its “unacceptable and counterproductive blockade”. (more…)

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