(PESHAWAR, Pakistan) — An American citizen killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan in 2011 was arrested by Pakistani authorities three years earlier but escaped after being released on bail, officials said Thursday. The Obama administration revealed Wednesday that Jude Kenan Mohammad died in a U.S. Show More Summary
A news report on Spanish television showing parents how to ensure their children do not dress provocatively has unleashed protests on the web. Ever since the Rajoy government changed the top brass of the public broadcaster, there has been no shortage of denunciations about lack of independence and journalistic rigour.
The goal of Universal Access to prevention, treatment care and support and to ensuring zero transmission of HIV in children may appear to be a daunting task. But it is achievable. The driving force for realization of this goal is the mobilization of resources for implementation.
ARSAL, Lebanon, May 23 (UNHCR) – It’s test day at the Arsal Public Second Shift Middle School and the students in the 8th Grade maths class are engrossed in their exam. They factor numbers, write a series of equations in the form of a single power – all in French, a language they have come [...]
[At the University of Hong Kong, my friend Ian Holliday is staging an art exhibition, 'Painting the transition: Contemporary art in Myanmar'. He sets the scene immediately below. - NG] Coming in from the cold after 50 years of austere...
First the Israeli government drank the Koolaid on a rightwing conspiracist theory of how young Muhammad al-Dura died in Gaza 13 years ago. Then the New York Times got in line....
There's an old Latin saying, "If you had kept quiet, you would have remained a philosopher." Reading the Commission's defence of its proposed EU financial transaction tax (FTT), that phrase immediately sprung to mind. It's not the strongest piece, to say the least. Show More Summary
Israel is making Kafka’s castle seem easy to access and navigate. But, then, Palestinians already live in a Kafkaesque world where their appeals to democracies and dictatorships end up in the same garbage can. Since we know that democracies...Show More Summary
I've spent a rather alarming portion of this week wading into intellectual pissing matches, so I'm loathe to respond to Michael Kinsley's response to last week's brouhaha over austerity policies. But one paragraph does merit a response. After noting the backlash to his last column, Kinsley writes the following: There are two possible explanations. Show More Summary
The Central Reserve Bank of Peru released on May 22, 2013, the thirteenth collectible coin part of the numismatic series “Wealth and pride of Peru”. The coin has an image of the crossed hands from the Temple of Kotosh, located in the department of Huánuco. Written by Gabriela Garcia...
European nations are expected to relax the terms of their embargo to put pressure on Syria's Bashar Assad.
During a meeting on Thursday with the mayors in Akkar region, acting Director-General of the Internal Security Forces, General Roger Salem, said that Lebanon is facing difficulties in dealing with the influx of refugees from Syria and is being left alone to deal with the burden He revealed that currently there is more than a million [...]
British Prime Minister David Cameron this morning denounced right-wing riots and attacks on mosques as “knee-jerk responses” to the brutal knife attack apparently committed by two men on a London street yesterday as the attack was still being investigated. Show More Summary
Wolf Blitzer is a redneck, in exchange with Oklahoma victim who rebuffs his question, Did she pray to the lord, by saying she's an atheist
Kerry's trip to the Middle East is either: Groundhog day to 1991, messianic, or a laughingstock. In any case, nothing will happen, experts say, without Obama showing a willingness to take on AIPAC and the Israeli government. And he won't
As some of you might know, recent reports have suggested that Samsung is nowhere near done with its 2013 smartphone lineup. The Diplomat has already covered stories regarding several such devices, including the Galaxy S4 Active, theShow More Summary
Benjamin Roger for Jeune Afrique reports [fr] that 18 soldiers, 1 civilians and 4 terrorists were killed early morning in an suicide car bombing in Agadez, Niger on May 23. He adds that military school students are currently being held hostages by another attacker following the bombing. Simultaneously, another car...
Hundreds of youth have burned down a restaurant, set fire to more than 340 cars and attacked police during a fourth night of rioting in the suburbs of the Swedish capital, shocking a country that dodged the worst of the financial crisis but failed to solve youth unemployment and resentment among asylum seekers. Read more [...]
England has a new heroine and we all have a new champion in the fight against terrorism. She is the 48-year-old Cub Scout leader from Cornwall, Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, who got off a bus in Woolwich, South London, yesterday when she saw a man lying injured in the street and rushed to give him first aid. [...]
U.S. company Renesys announced on its blog that in the last week they have observed "a second connection" of the fiber optic cable ALBA 1 between Cuba and Jamaica.