11 May

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective




Schoolgirls ‘beaten’ in Bahrain raids  

In a secretly filmed interview, 16-year-old tells how she was severely beaten as Gulf kingdom cracked down on protests.

Last Modified: 11 May 2011 10:06 GMT


Missing Al Jazeera reporter deported to Iran

Al Jazeera’s Dorothy Parvaz, missing since arriving in Damascus almost two weeks ago, is now understood to be in Tehran.

Last Modified: 11 May 2011 13:46 GMT

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 Israel blocks Palestinian payments




PA employees unpaid as Israel withholds border taxes collected on authority’s behalf. In Gaza and the West Bank, 170,000 employees of the Palestinian Authority (PA) have not received their salaries for the last week.   


 The PA is unable to pay them because Israel is withholding about $100m in border taxes and customs which it collects on behalf of the authority.The Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed a unity deal last week and Israel says it will not give any money to a Palestinian government that includes Hamas.

Al Jazeera’s Nicole Johnston reports from Gaza.




Picking up the piecesWitness

11 May 2011 12:48 GMT


A female de-mining team clears Sri Lankan villages of all the deadly traces of war.






Despite the sanctions, Assad sends troops into the villages

Khalid Ali: The death toll from the insurrection, which began in mid-March after protests in Deraa, now stands at 757, with 9,000 people who have been arrested still in custody.




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