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Alastair MacDonald

  • As Russia closes in, Ukrainians fearful, defiant

    Ukrainian museum caretaker Valentin knows what it's like when Moscow sends in troops to occupy a reluctant ally - he was there, in Red Army uniform, when Soviet tanks rolled in to crush the Prague Spring in 1968. "We were the occupiers then. Now we are the ones who are being occupied by the...

    Monday, 17 March 2014 - 11:16am
  • More than 1000 being killed in Syria every week

    Instead of stirring a great outrage, the remorseless violence seems instead to have numbed an outside world which has no answers to Syria's nightmare.

    Sunday, 23 September 2012 - 7:19pm
  • Sexy photo in hacked Assad e-mails causes comment

    On Saturday, London's Daily Telegraph published an edited version of the photograph.

    Sunday, 18 March 2012 - 5:04pm
  • October revolution: Wall Street sit-in goes global today

    The hundreds at Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park were calling for back-up on Friday, fearing imminent eviction.

    Saturday, 15 October 2011 - 11:00am
  • Israel resists international probe into Gaza ship raid

    Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu made an unrepentant defence of the four-year-old blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip in a televised address.

    Thursday, 3 June 2010 - 7:39pm
  • Saddam trial from Oct 19

    The court confirmed last week that the five judges of Trial Chamber No 1 would open proceedings on October 19 against Saddam and seven others for crimes against humanity in the killing of over 140 Shi'ite Muslim villagers at Dujail in 1982

    Monday, 10 October 2005 - 9:28am