Magazine article The Spectator

Abroad

Magazine article The Spectator

Abroad

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In the village of Tremseh in Syria dozens of people were reported to have been killed. There was fighting in Damascus.

The Red Cross designated the conflict in Syria as a civil war. Nawaf al-Fares, Syria's ambassador to Iraq, defected, following Manaf Tlas, the general who had fled via Turkey a week earlier. Mahmoud Jibril's Alliance of National Forces won 39 out of 7

80 seats in the Libyan elections, against the Muslim Brotherhood's 17. An American ship, the Rappahannock, opened fire on a fishing boat off Dubai in the Gulf. The Egyptian public prosecutor ordered the return from hospital to prison of Hosni Mubarak, the former president, aged 84.

Saudi Arabia decided to send two women athletes to take part in the Olympic Games.

The Spanish government announced ?65 billion in spending cuts and tax rises in return for European aid for its banks. Celeste Holm, who sang 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?' with Frank Sinatra in High Society (1956), died, aged 95. …

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