15 May

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective




Palestinians killed in ‘Nakba’ clashes

Several killed and dozens wounded in West Bank, Gaza Strip and Golan Heights as Palestinians commemorate “Nakba Day”.

Last Modified: 15 May 2011 09:08 GMT


US Army opens Mississippi floodgate

Thousands of homes and swathes of farmland at risk in bid to protect major cities from flooding, including New Orleans.

Last Modified: 15 May 2011 11:41 GMT


‘Hundreds held’ in Bahrain crackdown  

Wife tells Al Jazeera how her husband was arrested by masked man in a wave of arrests targeting Shias.

Last Modified: 15 May 2011 12:12 GMT


Koch brothers, Counter-attack

A leftwing film-maker is taking the fight to the billionaire businessmen

David, left and Charles Koch.

Robert Greenwald is taking the fight to billionaires David and Charles Koch, who fund much of the US’s rightwing politics


wind turbines 

Historic climate change deal with legal powers agreed by Cabinet

Chris Huhne will announce a long-term programme that will put Britain at the forefront of the battle against climate change


Making a stand for human rights and dignity in Gaza

Gaza is crumbling under the weight of an Israeli siege backed by the Obama administration.
Roughly 80 percent of Palestinians in Gaza now depend on aid. Vast amounts of infrastructure destroyed in the Israeli attack of 2008-09 require repair. Thousands of families still live doubled up with relatives or are homeless. Children are being short-changed educationally because of damaged and horribly overcrowded schools and a lack of textbooks.


Florida, where imam Izhar Khan has been charged with providing about $45,000 in financial support to the Pakistani Taleban. (AP)

Florida imams arrested for aiding Pakistani Taleban

MIAMI: The imam of a Florida mosque and his two sons, one also a Muslim spiritual leader, were arrested on Saturday on charges of financing and supporting the Pakistani Taleban, US officials said. The three Pakistan-born US citizens were among six charged in a US indictment that accused them of “supporting acts of murder, kidnapping and maiming in Pakistan and elsewhere” carried out by the Pakistani Taleban, which Washington calls a terrorist organization.



The most dangerous woman in America?

Robert Chalmers meets Pamela Geller, queen of the extremist bloggers.


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