Tencent Holdings Limited, a well-known Chinese social-networking and gaming giant, has offered to lead a $200 million round of fundraising for the popular California-based messaging app Snapchat. The bid counts among the largest China-Silicon...Show More Summary
In September, on national TV, I said that "I am very disturbed by this idea that whenever we see something bad in the world, we should bomb it." Last week I felt even more disturbed, when I met some of the victims of that brutal idea. Last week, we made history, a very sad sort of history. Show More Summary
Today's elections in Tajikistan will extend the two-decade-long presidency of Emomali Rahmon for another seven years. The vote does not have even a modicum of suspense.
By all accounts Hakimullah Mehsud, the bloodthirsty leader of the Pakistani Taliban deserved to die in a CIA drone strike on Friday November 1st. Among other terrorist outrages he had carried out a senselessly brutal suicide bombingShow More Summary
The FIRE programme awards, an initiative of AFRINIC, acknowledge the actors from the African region who strive to provide solutions to internet development for the African Continent. The 2013 FIRE Awards Winners are : Nikohapa Ventures Ltd for their customer engagement platform (Kenya) HSoft Africa, Ltd for an adapted mail-order pharmacy (Benin...
Russians are no strangers to terrorism, but there's always something strange about every passing anniversary of the country's worst terrorist attacks.
Jamaican musical sensation Tessanne Chin is battling it out on season 5 of NBC's The Voice - and every week, Caribbean netizens are showing their support for the songstress.
Peter Beinart's decision to close Open Zion after just a year and a half raises the question: Is the word dedication in his dictionary?
Chileans abroad will not be able to vote on November 17, but they can participate in a symbolic and electronic election to push for exercising their right to vote.
On October 28, 1746, Lima was shaken by one of the strongest earthquakes in its history. Here are several testimonies from that time period recovered by historians and Peruvian bloggers.
If you know about the rising Israeli racism against African refugee neighborhoods in Tel Aviv it’s likely because of Israeli-Canadian journalist David Sheen. Now Sheen is writing a book, compiling his research into the first large-scale reportage on anti-African racism. He’s asking for support. See his crowd source pitch.
International Solidarity Movement video shows Israeli military arresting a terrified 11-year old boy in Hebron.
During the Open Science conference at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium on October 24, 2013, Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales highlighted Viquipèdia, the Catalan Wikipedia, as a success story. A video on YouTube features the moment when Wales talks about Viquipèdia (transcript by Viquipèdia editor Arnau Duran): “…in some of our small...
Renowned Italian director Gabriele Salvatores is inviting Italians (and people living in Italy) to produce short videos about their daily life that will be edited together into a feature length film called “Italy in a Day” [it] to be released at the end of 2014. Videos can be submitted until...
Time and again in recent years, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has berated the West — and the U.S. more specifically — for having what it calls a Cold War mentality, a mindset that it said was detrimental to relations with China and undermined security in Asia. Show More Summary
America’s Iran policy is at a crossroads. Washington can abandon its counterproductive insistence on Middle Eastern hegemony, negotiate a nuclear deal grounded in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), and get serious about working with Tehran to broker a settlement to the Syrian conflict. Show More Summary
On December 25, 1998, I walked to a hot beach in flip-flops, eagerly awaiting the deep blue world of brain coral and clown fish. Instead, I was greeted by exuberant Italians surrounding a dazzling Christmas tree in the white sand, dramatically set against the crimson mountains of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. Show More Summary
The most recent Sochi Olympics scandal involves a new 100-ruble Olympic-themed banknote that the Russian Central Bank released last week.
After 11 months of grassroots activism based on the Veolia corporation's doing business with the Israeli occupation, Veolia's water company dropped out of its bid to provide water services to St. Louis, even after it won the endorsement of the city's mayor. The humbling of the multinational is a landmark victory for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS).
The popular but controversial 'topeng monyet' (masked monkey) shows are now banned in the streets of Jakarta, Indonesia.