The UK's first Armed Forces Day has got underway this morning amidst controversy over the agenda behind it. Critics suggest that the government is using the Day to avoid the real issues around its military policies.
Palestine has been wiped off the map, its land colonized, and its people ethnically cleansed, says Ben White. Expecting those on the receiving end to be satisfied with the crumbs from the table is both unjust – and wishful thinking.
It looks likely that parts of the official inquiry into the Iraq war will take place in public, despite the Prime Minister's original intention of holding it in private. His spokesperson said the inquiry's privacy was "never an issue of theology".
Tens of thousands of opposition supporters have come out onto the streets in Iran to protest against what they see as 'fixed' elections. The government is arresting and imprisoning opponents and human rights activists.
Churches across the UK are preparing for a Day of Prayer tomorrow at the beginning of Stop the Arms Trade Week. They will join with activists of other faiths and of none in a range of events over the coming days.
Church groups have joined thousands of demonstrators in the Makati area of Manila to denounce plans by some lawmakers to amend the 1987 constitution in a way perceived as a ploy to prolong the term of the President.