Monitor World Headlines
Terrorism & Security: Fatah-Hamas leadership dispute could jeopardize Palestinian statehood campaign - Fatah and Hamas are meeting in Cairo today to choose the leader of the Palestinian unity government. But strong disagreements could derail their reconciliation pact.
Asia Pacific: Thailand’s PM fights uphill reelection battle - Polls suggest that Thailand’s opposition Puea Thai Party (PTP), which is loyal to former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and led by his sister, will win the largest share in a divisive July 3 parliamentary vote.
India: Pressure grows for India to bring back ‘black money’ stashed overseas - The embattled Indian government says the challenge is getting notorious tax-haven nations to help. But international experts say the most common obstacle nations face in trying to recover money is their own governments.
Backchannels Blog: Libyan rebels make gains; Qaddafi plays chess - Germany recognizes the Libya rebels while Qaddafi plays chess with a man who claims intergalactic connections.
Africa Monitor: Africa and the Internet: a 21st century human rights issue? - African leaders could allow freedom of expression, or they could mimic the Chinese model of building a ‘Great Firewall of China’ to shut down Internet systems that allow critical thinking.