01 May

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective





Scepticism surrounds ‘Gaddafi son’s death’  

Benghazi celebrates report of Gaddafi son’s death in air strike, as UK and Italy condemn “attacks” on their embassies.

Last Modified: 01 May 2011 15:20 GMT


Workers demand better jobs on May Day

Workers’ day marked worldwide with marches demanding better working conditions and higher wages.

Last Modified: 01 May 2011 14:35 GMT


Pope John Paul II beatified at Rome ceremony

Tens of thousands witness Pope Benedict XVI proclaiming his Polish predecessor a “blessed” of the Roman Catholic Church.

Last Modified: 01 May 2011 06:11 GMT


Shia in Bahrain: Repression and regression

Genieve Abdo 01 May 2011 13:35 GMT
A new age of repression against Shia in Bahrain is being fuelled by the government, and Iran wants to see that changed.

Saudi Arabia tightens media laws

Royal order threatens fines and closure of publications that jeopardise kingdom’s stability or offends clerics.
Last Modified: 01 May 2011 04:27 GMT



Apple iPads

Apple workers treated ‘inhumanely’

 Investigation finds evidence of draconian rules and excessive overtime to meet western demand for iPhones and iPads



The saint maker takes fast track to canonisation

Peter Popham: Pope who turned blind eye to priestly abuse set to be beatified.

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