NATO invites Pakistan to key summit
PAKISTAN: Pakistan welcomed a NATO invitation
Tuesday to attend key talks on the future of Afghanistan in Chicago
next week but remained non-committal on ending a nearly six-month
blockade on supply routes.
China wrests back control after Chen debacle
CHINA: More than 10 days after Beijing and
Washington reached a tentative agreement on his departure, Chen
Guangcheng remains confined to a hospital bed as China seeks to show
it controls the blind activist's fate. Analysts say Beijing will not
now go back on its commitment to allow the 40-year-old legal
campaigner to go to the United States with his wife and children,
Australian police break up Aboriginal protest camp
More than 30 Aboriginal rights activists were
arrested Wednesday in Brisbane after refusing an order to dismantle
their protest camp, prompting accusations of excessive police force.
Queensland state police chief, Superintendent Brent Carter, said
Brisbane City Council had asked officers to move the protesters on
from central Musgrave Park to make way for a Greek community
festival this weekend.