Archivi giornalieri: agosto 23, 2009

Al-Megrahi’s release sparks row

Al-Megrahi’s release sparks row

The diplomatic feud over the homecoming of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the man convicted in the Lockerbie bomber, is deepening after the 57-year-old was given a warm reception by the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Al Jazeera’s Nadim Baba reports from London.


Women ‘win’ Afghan vote

Women ‘win’ Afghan vote

Few Afghan women ventured out to cast their ballots in country’s election, but several ran in provincial elections alongside the presidential poll.

Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports on why Afghanistan’s female candidates were already winners, even before the elections took place.


Malaysian woman to be caned for drinking beer

Malaysian woman to be caned for drinking beer

A Malaysian woman is due to become the first woman to be caned under the country’s Islamic laws after being caught drinking beer in a hotel.

Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno’s says she accepts her punishment, but critics say drinking should be viewed as a personal sin, not a state crime.

Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett reports.


Fleeing Somalis struggle to reach safety

Fleeing Somalis struggle to reach safety

As the conflict in Somalia intensifies, thousands of people are fleeing their homes.

Many of them end up in overcrowded camps in Kenya, where aid agencies are struggling to provide them with shelter.

But as Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow reports from the Kenya-Somalia border, many displaced cannot reach even that far.