12 Aug

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Short-selling ban boosts markets

US and European shares make gains after ban on short-selling of financial stocks in France, Italy, Spain and Belgium.

Last Modified: 12 Aug 2011 11:36 GMT


UN slams Shell over Nigeria oil drilling

Report says it will cost up to $1bn and take 30 years to clean up damage done by oil giant in Niger Delta.


In Depth

Nuclear safety: A dangerous veil of secrecy

D. Parvaz 11 Aug 2011 13:09 GMT

Who can the public trust on nuclear safety – the anti-nuclear camp, the nuclear lobby or academics funded by the latter?


Middle East


Women clear Lebanon’s bombs

Lebanon's all-female cluster bomb disposal team

All-female team is doing hazardous and painstaking work of removing unexploded Israeli ordnance from 2006 war


 Anas Mustapha, one of the children given the experimental drug Trovan, pictured in 2007

Pfizer pays out to Nigerian families of meningitis drug trial victims

 Compensation paid to families of four children after 15-year legal battle over controversial drug trial in state of Kano


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