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Roman Polanski questioned in Poland over U.S. extradition request

Roman Polanski questioned in Poland by prosecutors on US arrest warrant — Guardian World (@guardianworld) October 30, 2014

West Africa's Financial Immune Deficiency

Health systems in Africa are ill-equipped to deal with Ebola. And that's partly the fault of IMF policies.

Controversy Over BBC's 'Rwanda: The Untold Story'

We bring you a story that is raging in England and in Europe at large. The story is brought to us by the good old BBC, the British Broadcasting Corporation of Great Britain, which is almost as old as Queen Elizabeth of England, just 4 years her senior at 92 years old this month (founded October 18, 1922) with the Queen at 88 (born April 21, 1926). Show More Summary

The Iran revolution is over

TALKS to curb Iran’s nuclear programme have less than a month to run. Even now, after 12 years of sporadic argument, Iran insists that it wants civilian nuclear power and not a bomb. But nobody really believes that. If the talks break down, atomic weapons could proliferate in the Middle East; or, in a bid […] The post The Iran revolution is over appeared first on Ya Libnan.

Trade Trumps Anti-Corruption

Important trading powers, such as Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea and Brazil, are failing to enforce national laws that call for criminal prosecution of companies from their countries that bribe foreign government officials and politicians. Indeed,...Show More Summary

US to Screen Long-Ignored Iraq Vets for Chemical Exposure

Beginning in early 2015, the Pentagon will offer medical exams and health monitoring for US troops and veterans exposed to chemical weapons in Iraq, the New York Times reports. The new measure comes as part of a review from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel after a Times investigation earlier this month...

Afghanistan Going off the Rails as U.S. Withdrawal Speeds Up

Insurgent attacks rise as poppy cultivation reaches a post-Taliban high in Afghanistan.

Iran foiled attempt to sabotage nuclear heavy-water tanks

Iran has foiled an attempt to sabotage tanks used for transporting heavy water, which is needed to run some nuclear reactors, and blames a “foreign country” for the incident, a senior official was quoted by local media as saying. The...Show More Summary

Why Russia and China See Eye-To-Eye on Cybersecurity

This article first appeared in Kommersant and was translated into English by Worldcrunch. By Elena Chernenko, Vladislav Novyii and Ivan Safronov MOSCOW -- During President Vladimir Putin's visit to Beijing next month, he is expectedShow More Summary

Mass graves of hundreds of anti I.S. Iraqi tribesmen found

The bodies of 150 members of an Iraqi Sunni tribe which fought Islamic State have been found in a mass grave, security officials said on Thursday. Islamic State militants took the men from their villages to the city of Ramadi and killed...Show More Summary

In the Arab World, Social Media Makes a Societal Impact

The Technology industry has been growing by leaps and bounds in the past few years, and it does not simply involve mobiles, tablets, laptops and other devices. Equally important, and perhaps less expected, is that social media networks...Show More Summary

Bouquets for Melissa Parke

Melissa Parke (ALP, Freemantle WA) spoke in favor of a petition calling for BDS on the floor of the Australian Parliament on Monday night. John Salisbury writes: "Although her speech was a cri de coeur for common sense and common decency it was remarkable for its uniqueness. Show More Summary

The Leaderless Political Orphans of Jerusalem Revolt

For years, governing powers in the Middle East have worked hard at decimating the leadership structure of any opposing group. Experts credit the success of various revolts and protests during the past three years to a leaderless revolution...Show More Summary

The 'Other' World Cup Takes Place in Chile With a Mission to Fight Homelessness

The Homeless World Cup ended on Sunday and the Chilean National Team lifted the large, clunky trophy. The win was a comfortable 5-2 for the host team, a comfort unlike the journey the participants took to get there. Chile holds the large Homeless World Cup Trophy. Show More Summary

Malala and the Nobel Peace Prize: Why Rachel Corrie would never win

Malala Yousafzai should be celebrated and serve as a reminder for all as to how deprived today’s children are of basic human rights such as education. The point however is to consider that if Malala’s home was in the occupied West Bank...Show More Summary

Ann Jones: Genuine, Handcrafted, Man-Made Government

This article originally appeared at To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here.   [For TomDispatch Readers: Here’s a special, limited-time offer. Ann Jones is going to pass through New York City early in November.  It’s a rare opportunity to get a personalized, signed copy of her remarkable Dispatch book, They Were [...]

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