The announcement by the Minister of Energy and Mines that oil exploration activities would no longer require environmental impact studies has surprised Peruvian environmentalists. Experts are mostly against it.
If David Broza is really seeking to bridge the Israeli-Arab divide, as the New York Times' Jodi Rudoren reports from Israel, why did he play AIPAC, the rightwing Israel lobby conference, last week? And why didn't the Times tell readers about that gig?
For 2014 World Radio Day, we spoke with Manuel Ribeiro, one of the voices of the programme "Portuguese Voice", broadcast for the Portuguese community in Australia.
100 New Yorkers marched through crowds of shoppers on Broadway in lower Manhattan Saturday, chanting, singing and carrying signs calling for a boycott of Israel.
It is extremely disturbing that the government of Malaysia -- by continuing to press this case beyond the bounds of reason, let alone the bounds of justice -- has used the courts to short-circuit the political process. The entire world...Show More Summary
Since protests started in Ukraine last December, 661 people have been reported missing—and 272 are still unaccounted for as of last week. This even after opposition members have been given the go-ahead to look for them in prisons, morgues, and hospitals. The figure comes courtesy of Euromaidan SOS, whose...
By far the oddest contribution to the debate over how to respond to Russia’s intervention in Ukraine has come from Matthew Parris in The Spectator. He argues that taking Ukraine “under the West’s wing” would be against our interests and we should simply leave the country to the Russians. Parris goes further by arguing that [...]
Autopsy details provided today at Oscar Pistorius' murder trial are so graphic that reporting and tweeting have been banned—and indeed, the findings appear to have been too much for Pistorius himself. He threw up in court as pathologist Gert Saayman discussed Reeva Steenkamp's injuries, AFP reports. His emotional reaction...
"Schools cannot isolate themselves and they cannot live in the past." -- Krista Kiuru For any country to remain competitive in global education, it is important that its thought leaders continue to evaluate their system's approach to learning. Show More Summary
Nine-tonne mammal died after becoming entangled in a fishing net near the tourist town of Sidi Bou Said.
The man allegedly tried to grab an Israeli soldier's gun at the Allenby crossing between Jordan and occupied West Bank.
Paul R. Pillar The rhetorical drumbeat from rightward portions of the commentariat, to the effect that Russia's moves in Ukraine should be attributed to a supposed pusillanimous “retreat” of American power and to adversaries responding by becoming more aggressive, shows no signs of abating. Show More Summary
Back in August 1975 a momentous international document was signed in Finland. The Helsinki Accords brought together countries on either side of the Cold War to agree peaceful mechanisms for managing their many differences. A key feature of the document concerned international borders and how they might be changed. Getting the language right here was [...]
At its Congress in Dublin on Friday (which also saw U2's Bono delivering a speech), the European People's Party (EPP) officially nominated Luxembourg's former Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker as its leading candidate for European Commission...Show More Summary
Sunday's vote is seen as a referendum on the country's ongoing peace process with the rebel group FARC.
Ships and helicopters scour sea but wreckage found ruled out as being from missing Malaysia Airways jet.
Group issues its harshest threat yet against anyone participating in April's presidential polls, calling them a "sham".
In results that may have been influenced by the likelihood of dissenting voters being shot or sent to labor camps along with their families, Kim Jong Un has won a landslide victory in what passes for an election in North Kore a. The country's official news agency says the leader...