10 Mar

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective




Fear of intolerance grows in Iraq

As change sweeps the Middle East, there are fears of a new crackdown in Iraq.

After anti-government demonstrations last week, security forces beat and arrested hundreds of protesters. Although officials have since apologised, but protesters fear that further repressive measures may be on the way.

 Al Jazeera’s Jane Arraf reports from Baghdad.


Rebel forces retreat from Ras Lanuf

Rebel fighters fall back from oil town under rocket fire and aerial attack as Gaddafi loyalists launch major offensive.

Last Modified: 10 Mar 2011 19:18 GMT


Saudi Arabia police ‘fire at rally’

Police reportedly open fire at several hundred protesters marching in eastern city of Qatif, AP reports.

Last Modified: 10 Mar 2011 19:36 GMT


Gulf spill sickness wrecking lives

Dahr Jamail 09 Mar 2011 15:42 GMT
Nearly a year after the oil disaster began, Gulf Coast residents are sick, and dying from BP’s toxic chemicals.


US public broadcasting chief Vivian Schiller quits after sting catches Tea Party gibe


David Usborne: Future of public broadcasting in US in precarious position after video recording saying Tea Party members are ‘racist’.



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