Good mornin’, here’s your morning linkage…
- Pascal Fletcher provides a good analysis of the challenges ahead for the French-led intervention in Mali.
- Angelique Chrisafis also examines the domestic stakes and neo-colonial implications of Mr. Hollande’s War.
- The Saudi government beheaded a maid, who was a minor employed for two weeks when a child in her care died. She was tried without legal representation. Executing a minor is a violation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child to which Saudi Arabia is a signatory. Forty-five other maids are on death row, some for charges including witchcraft and sorcery.
- Kate Clark at AAN parses the language of the latest Obama-Karzai meeting, particularly for what it doesn’t say about democracy and women’s rights.
- Tensions continue in Kashmir between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control.
- Meanwhile, Governor’s rule has been imposed in Balochistan after a terrorist attack killed at least 92 in Quetta. Here’s a timeline of Hazara killings in Balochistan. (h/t Ahsan Butt)