For years, the U.S. government has insisted that a planned missile defense system in Europe served to protect America's allies against attacks from Iran. Now that the nuclear threat from Iran may be receding, Russia, which has always seen the system as a menace to its own security, has suggested scrapping the program. Show More Summary
In 1995, Francois Pienaar led host country South Africa to victory in the Rugby World Cup. Mandela famously used the tournament to reach out to South Africa’s whites through their cherished sport. At one game, he wore the Springbok green-and-gold jersey, previously a symbol of apartheid. Show More Summary
It is with profound sadness that the board and staff of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights (RFK Center) offer our condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former president of the Republic of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. Mr. Show More Summary
"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead." -- Nelson Mandela speaking at the 90th birthday celebration...Show More Summary
"Let us pause and give thanks for the fact that Nelson Mandela lived." —President Obama— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 05, 2013 A giant of a man, Nelson Mandela, dead at the age of 95. His legacy and his spirit will live forever. Show More Summary
Rolihlahla "Nelson" Mandela is a global icon. His legendary ascension from prisoner to President is the stuff of fairy tales. The real life prince of racial equality has left his global family, but the global family must not leave Madiba's...Show More Summary
No one is indispensable. Yet history is full of individuals whose absence or presence changed the course of human events and altered the fate of nations. Most of these were autocrats whose accumulation of power was itself the reason to fear the vacuum resulting from their departure. Show More Summary
As an activist I have pretty much been doing what Nelson Mandela tells me since I was a teenager. He has been a forceful presence in my life going back to 1979, when U2 made its first anti-apartheid effort. And he’s been a big part of the Irish consciousness even longer than that. Show More Summary
Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday. Mandela was 95. “He is now resting. He is now at peace,” Zuma said. “Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have [...]
Former South African president's struggle and sacrifices made him one of the world's most revered statesmen.
Today is an extremely sad day. Nelson Mandela, one of most courageous leaders, has passed away. South Africa -- indeed, the whole world -- is saying goodbye to a great human being and an incredible inspiration. I am among the millions around the world who feel a deep sense of loss. Show More Summary
Dr Yawei Huang writes: I have just read Mr Keating's recent speech on China's strategic responsibility in Asia. I found Mr Keating's position towards China's rise and his view on the new order and Australia's role in the region haveShow More Summary
(QUITO, Ecuador) — President Rafael Correa’s government has shut down a nonprofit environmental group that opposes Amazon rainforest oil drilling, alleging it was involved in disturbing public order. The closure Wednesday is the first...Show More Summary
Nelson Mandela is dead at age 95, the president of South Africa told the world today. "We've lost our greatest son," Jacob Zuma announced to his nation, as quoted by AP. The anti-apartheid icon had been in failing health and spent about 3 months in the hospital with a lung...
By Richard Stengel Nelson Mandela was always uncomfortable talking about his own death. But not because he was afraid or in doubt. He was uncomfortable because he understood that people wanted him to offer homilies about death and he had none to give. Show More Summary
Nelson Mandela has died, South African President Jacob Zuma says.
Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt slammed Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s accusation that Saudi Arabia was linked to attack against the Iranian embassy in Beirut saying that the party should have at least waited for the facts to be revealed. “The accusations would drag Lebanon more into regional conflicts that may once again [...]