world peace day
Yemen is on the brink of civil war. In the past three days its been reported that 70 people have been killed by pro-Government forces. Palestine is preparing its bid to the UN for statehood, the US is preparing to veto it, Israel is demanding an ongoing military presence. The Taliban seems to be gathering strength by the day in Afghanistan, yesterday killing a senior politician. At least 12 more protesters die in Syria. Gaddafi continues to broadcast messages of defiance from his hideout and Libya’s rebel Government tries to get a handle on its new responsibilities. Gunmen in Burundi have this week been reported to have killed at least 36 people amidst fears of a return to civil war.
Today is the 30th anniversary of the UN International Day of Peace.