21 Feb

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Al Jazeera’s Bahrain documentary wins award

 Shouting in the Dark, which follows the unravelling of the Bahraini uprising, receives prestigious George Polk Award.

Eurozone approves second Greek bailout

Finance ministers meeting in Brussels approve $170bn rescue package needed to avoid default by debt-ridden nation.
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2012 17:48 GMT


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Syrian violence rages amid truce talks

 Government forces shell central city of Homs amid negotiations by Red Cross for a daily two-hour truce to deliver aid.
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2012 16:14 GMT

Middle East

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‘Quran burning’ triggers Afghan protests

Top NATO commander apologises and orders investigation into reported incident as protesters besiege Bagram airbase.
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2012 16:15 GMT

Central & South Asia

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Chinese workers assemble electronic components at Foxconn's factory in Shenzhen

 Apple faces its ‘Nike moment’ over working conditions in Chinese factories

  • Apple contractor Foxconn raises wages by 25% after reports of long hours for the hundreds of thousands of staff in China. By Charles Arthur and agencies


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