Morocco has enormous solar and wind energy potential and plans to get 40% of its electricity from green energy sources by 2020, only 7 years from now. This documentary explores the potential of clean energy in a country with loads of wind and sunshine, estimating that it could produce 2000 times as much energy as [...]
Hezbollah’s MP Kamel al-Rifai blamed the lack of Saudi-Iranian understanding for Lebanon’s inability to form a government and for the current deadlock over reaching an agreement between the rival politicians on an electoral law for the upcoming elections, Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Anbaa reported on Sunday. Show More Summary
The short message screeched over a walkie talkie, prompting the half a dozen rebels in the room who had been lounging on flat mattresses and drinking tea to jump to their feet, grab their guns and run out of the door. It was almost 7.30pm. Show More Summary
The former general will also seek to woo US businesses that see a lucrative market in former Western pariah nation.
Danielle Rajendram is a Research Associate in the Lowy Institute's International Security Program. Today the Lowy Institute, in partnership with the Australia India Institute, has released the results of a nationally representative opinion...Show More Summary
Richard Broinowski writes: Even in his short tenure as a junior officer in pre-Cambrian Canberra, Milton Osborne learnt a hoary tale. External Affairs, later Foreign Affairs, and later again Foreign Affairs and Trade, didn't have the...Show More Summary
(BEIRUT) — Syrian troops pushed into a rebel-held town near the Lebanese border on Sunday, fighting house-to-house and bombing from the air as President Bashar Assad tried to strengthen his grip on a strategic strip of land running from the capital to the Mediterranean coast. Show More Summary
Chinese embassy in Pyongyang asks government to secure release of private Chinese fishing boat seized on May 5.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s senior coalition partner says that reaching a final peace agreement with the Palestinians is unrealistic at the current time and the sides should instead pursue an interim arrangement. Show More Summary
(SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea fired a projectile into waters off its eastern coast Sunday, a day after launching three short-range missiles in the same area, officials said. North Korea routinely test-launches short-range missiles. Show More Summary
(BEIJING) — A Chinese state media report and a boat owner say unidentified North Koreans have taken one of his fishing boats and its crew and are demanding a ransom. Yu Xuejun said on a verified microblog that his boat was in Chinese waters on May 5 when it was boarded and detained by gun-wielding North Koreans. Show More Summary
The Bermudian government has introduced a set of reform initiatives; Vexed Bermoothes puts forward one of his own – “mak[ing] MPs accountable for their vote.” Written by Janine Mendes-Franco · comments (0) Share: Donate · facebook · twitter · reddit · StumbleUpon · delicious · Instapaper
Portuguese artist Isabel Fiadeiro lives in Nouakchott, Mauritania, where she paints and runs an art gallery. Fiadeiro also sketches from observation, filling her blog Sketching in Mauritania with images of daily life in the West African nation. Global Voices spoke to her about how her art has helped her get to know the country.
Nigel Wright, the prime minister's chief of staff, resigns after secretly giving a $87,000 cheque to a Senate member.
Ever since China slowed from unsustainable 10%-plus growth figures in the pre-2008 decade, there has been a barrage of voices foreseeing a painful slump. Some even doubt that China will overtake American GDP. Meanwhile, official figures...Show More Summary
Foreign minister Elias Jaua says country is looking to 'resume diplomatic representation at the highest level'.
Li Keqiang will meet with Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh and others for talks on border dispute and boosting trade.
[vimeo:66368428] This is one of those interviews that I wish could have gone longer. Former Taiwan Deputy Defence Minister Dr Chong-Pin Lin visited the Lowy Institute last week for a roundtable with China experts from around Sydney, and he was kind enough to agree to this short chat. Show More Summary
At least 10 policemen killed after gunmen attack station in city of Rawah, northwest of Baghdad.
The US embassy employee accused of spying for the CIA in Moscow has left Russia, the BBC reports. Five days after the country declared him accused him of "provocative actions in the spirit of the Cold War" after it allegedly caught him trying to recruit spies, diplomat Ryan Fogle has...