06 May

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective





Deaths reported as thousands protest in Syria

Sixteen protesters reportedly killed in the cities of Homs and Hama, as people across the country take to the streets.

Last Modified: 06 May 2011 16:21 GMT

Syria Live Blog – May 6

We keep you up-to-date with events in Syria as anti-government protests continue across the country.

Last Modified: 06 May 2011 09:58 GMT


Crackdown reins in Bahrain activists

Massive pro-democracy protests reduced to small skirmishes with security forces in predominantly Shia villages.
Last Modified: 06 May 2011 08:29 GMT

Ahmadinejad row with Khamenei intensifies

Iranian president said to be considering resignation after intelligence chief he fired was reinstated by supreme leader.
Last Modified: 06 May 2011 14:38 GMT

Empire special: Beyond bin Laden

Empire 03 May 2011 13:14 GMT

Will the US actions unleash a new wave of revenge attacks around the world?


Syrian revolt’s unlikely heroine

An out Syrian lesbian’s thoughts on life, the universe and so on …

Protest in Damascus, Syria
Blog by half-American ‘ultimate outsider’ describes dangers of political and sexual dissent


Al-Qa’ida confirms Bin Laden’s death  new

The confirmation came in an Internet statement posted on militant websites, signed by ‘the general leadership’ of al-Qa’ida.


A Haitian girl stricken with cholera is treated at a hospital in a slum in Port-au-Prince

Haiti’s cholera misery: 5,000 dead – and UN peacekeepers to blame

Guy Adams: Report likely to raise tensions in earthquake-ravaged nation.


Anger as playwright is denied award over his views on Israel

By Adam Sherwin
Friday, 6 May 2011

A New York university has withdrawn its offer of an honorary degree to the award-winning playwright Tony Kushner after a row over his views on Israel descended into accusations of slander.

 Faculty and staff members at the City University of New York (CUNY) have protested against the decision, which exposed the faultline that exists within the city’s academic and artistic communities over public criticism of Israel.

Kushner, a Pulitzer Prize winner for his AIDS drama Angels In America, had been nominated for an honorary degree by the University’s Criminal Justice College………………………………


Pakistan's security forces arrested Umar Patek at a private home in January

How another terror suspect turned up in Abbottabad

Andrew Buncombe: Revelation that ‘Bali bomber’ was arrested in same city this year piles further embarrassment on Pakistan.

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