09 Sep

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Syrian strikes on Aleppo ‘kill dozens’

Water shortage worsens after bombardment, while Clinton says a new UN resolution on Syria “needs teeth”.
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2012 20:34 GMT

Middle East

SA miners ‘killed while trying to surrender’

 Witnesses allege police brutality in shooting of striking miners at Marikana mine last month that left 34 people dead.
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2012 18:46 GMT

Wave of deadly bomb blasts hits Iraq

 At least 73 people killed and more than 200 injured in attacks against Iraqi security forces across the country.
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2012 18:00 GMT

Middle East

Shell criticised for limited testing of Alaska drilling containment equipment

Greenpeace says oil company used ‘stock-car race’ recklessless in testing capping stack to prevent Gulf of Mexico-style blowout

oil and gas Cook Inlet oilfield in Alaska

Offshore oil and gas production in the Cook Inlet oilfield of Alaska. Shell have been criticised by Greenpeace and US group Peer for limited testing of equipment to stop a Gulf of Mexico-style disaster. Photograph: PA Lawrence, LLC/Alamy

Shell has been accused of “stock-car racing recklessness” after apparently undertaking only the most limited testing of a key piece of equipment aimed at preventing a Gulf of Mexico-style blowout during its controversial drilling in the Arctic……………….

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