The great debate in Europe these days over austerity vs. growth is turning a corner. Here, Gerhard Schroeder -- who initiated Germany's own structural reforms...
Abu Nusaybah arrested immediately after giving BBC Television interview about the killing of unarmed British solder.
The first Palestinian and first Arab woman to make it to climb Everest was the Yaffa-born Suzanne al Houby, in 2011. Now Raed Zidan has joined her, the first Palestinian man
Environmental protection has become a dangerous area of public activism in Russia—at least where industrial pollution is concerned. This is because eco-activists often directly oppose regional business interests, who sometimes react with force. Show More Summary
Obama seems to have a dual role – he’s also fronting for the Jewish establishment. Right now, I can’t imagine one establishment without the other. To change one you have to change both. --Marc Ellis
New measure, which applies to Muslim Rohingya families in western Rakhine state, does not affect Buddhists in the area.
Britain's spy agency was not only aware of one of the suspects in this week's savage London murder, it tried to recruit him just six months ago, a friend tells the BBC. In an interview, Abu Nusaybah said the MI5 questioned Michael Adebolajo about a trip he made to Kenya...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in the Middle East with a rather full plate. I don't want to pile on more, but there is an issue connected to both the Syrian civil war and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict that must not be igno...
(KIEV, Ukraine) — At least 50 gay rights activists have marched peacefully in the country’s first gay rally despite a court ban and attempts to disrupt the event. Participants of the Saturday’s rally in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, held banners against discrimination and derogatory stereotypes of gays. Show More Summary
An Italian priest who stirred consciences with his anti-mafia preaching and was gunned down by mobsters has been honored by the Vatican as a martyr. The Rev. Giuseppe `'Pino" Puglisi was beatified in a ceremony today in Palermo, the Sicilian capital where he worked in a mobster-infested, poor neighborhood. He...
French special forces participate in an antiterrorist operation a day after a French uranium mine was targeted.
The annual exercise is due here of drawing a line under the football season, with that relishable table of comparative positions between certain top (er, and now middling) teams. Here it is for the last 22 seasons. Manchester United: 2/1/1/2/1/1/2/1/1/1/3/1/3/3/2/1/1/1/2/1/2/1...
Secretary of State John Kerry is making an all-out effort to restart peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine. Many well-intentioned people with hands-on experience in resolving other longstanding, global issues, like those of Ireland, South Africa, and U.S. Show More Summary
Oregon's David Stoliar rarely talks about his ordeal in World War II, and the 90-year-old native of Romania says his recent interview with the German newspaper Der Spiegel is the last time he will discuss it, period. It's tough to blame him. Stoliar was the lone survivor when a Jewish...
In spite of claims by the Commission on Elections of a peaceful, orderly, and ultimately successful elections, poll watchdogs are alleging that the Philippine midterm polls were tainted by automated fraud, massive vote buying, violence, and other irregularities.
Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing Israel constructed 16,000 settlement units over the past 3 years MEMO 22 May -- Saeb Erekat, member of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) Executive Committee, stated that the Israeli government "Continues to … Continue reading ?
Fears over the global economy have re-emerged in a volatile week for Asia-Pacific financial markets. With China’s manufacturers lagging, doubts over Japan’s “Abenomics” and fears of recession in Australia, is the world economy’s growth...Show More Summary
This week’s disqualification of Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei and Akbar Hasehmi Rafsanjani as presidential candidates was bad for Iranian democracy and the Islamic Republic. But it was a boon for the U.S. and its Western allies. Indeed, there are at least three reasons the U.S. Show More Summary
Calls for his removal grow after arrest of his son-in-law and owner of Chennai IPL team over spot-fixing charges.
An official announcement on May 21 revealed that Chinese President Xi Jinping will be visiting the United States in June, where he will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama at a Californian retreat. The visit is a fitting end to the...Show More Summary