WATCH: Palestinian Christians Decry Israel’s Restrictions Ahead Of Easter April 19, 2014
Many Palestinian Christians who applied for permits to visit family and holy sites in Jerusalem for Easter have been rejected -- an increasingly common occurrence in recent years.
US Strike Killed Australian And New Zealander In Yemen
"The Americans advised us that they had intelligence that suggested they may have been in the car and may have been collateral damage".
7.5 Earthquake Strikes Southern Mexico
'One of the biggest to hit Mexico in several years'
In Algeria, A President That Won’t Go Away
Algeria’s incumbent president swept Thursday’s election, taking almost 82 percent of the vote in a country that doesn’t expect any change to come at the hands of the fourth-term president.
Pro-Russian Activists Reject Call To Unoccupy Buildings
DONETSK, Ukraine — Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country’s interim government resigns. Denis Pushilin of the self-appointed Donetsk People’s Republic told reporters the insurgents do not recognize the Ukrainian government as legitimate. Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday in Geneva to take tentative steps toward
Twenty years After Genocide, Rwanda Has Become A Model Of Inclusive Healthcare
The rapid recovery of healthcare in Rwanda since the 1994 genocide has been nothing short of historic. Life expectancy has doubled. Child mortality has fallen by more than two-thirds since 2000. In the past decade, death rates from AIDS and tuberculosis have declined at record speed. Vaccination rates for many diseases surpass those reported in the United States. And Rwanda is on track to become the first African country to achieve the Millennium Development Goals for health. Partners in Health,
War Drives More Than Half Of Syria’s Students From School, Into ‘Black Hole’
Hopelessness creeps in amid a range of peril including bombing, gunfire, arrest, torture, execution, military conscription and a growing national economic crisis.
US Readies Sanctions On Russia, Aid For Ukraine
Administration critics have been pressing Obama to arm the Ukrainian military in order to bolster its efforts to reassert control of its eastern region from pro-Russian insurgents who have seized numerous government facilities.
Israel Arrests Arab Journalist For Traveling To Lebanon
Kayyal was arrested last Saturday at the Israeli border on suspicion of being recruited by a militant organization. The Shin Bet said it dropped that suspicion, and is considering indicting him for traveling to Lebanon.
3 Killed In Attack On Ukrainian Base
The Interior Ministry said a mob of around 300 people armed with stun grenades and firebombs were involved in the bloodiest episode to date in the month-long insurgency.
Guantanamo Detainee Trial Delayed Due To FBI Interference
Allegations of FBI interference in the military trial of a Guantanamo Bay detainee believed to have masterminded the 9/11 attacks forced proceedings to a halt, pending an investigation.
Nearly 300 People Are Missing After A Ferry Capsizes Off South Korea
Most of the passengers on board the ferry appeared to have been teenagers and their teachers from a high school in Seoul.
Fresh Warnings Of ‘Civil War’ As Ukraine Launches Military Operation
Threats and warnings traded as Ukraine acting president announces 'anti-terrorist operation' has begun in the eastern regions.
Australia’s War On Science
Scientists speak out against Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s slashed budgets and ‘anti-research agenda.’
Will A New Deal Solve Mexico’s Crime Problem?
Mexico’s militia leaders and government have made a breakthrough. Here's what their new pact means.
The EU Hesitates To Act Over Ukraine
Although Europe has the economic power to hurt Russia, here's why it’s reluctant to use it.
Pro-Israel Lobby Pushes Back Against Boycott Movement
As the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement gains notable traction, the pro-Israel lobby and representatives of 25 countries met recently to discuss how to push back.
FBI Accused Of Infiltrating Guantánamo Defense Team
US halts military trial proceedings halted after lawyers file emergency motion charging spying
World’s Financial Elite Get Lofty On ‘Inequality,’ But Critics Unimpressed
'We need much bigger changes ... not just speaking out against inequality and not just speaking out against contradictory policies, but actually making those policy changes'
In Small Canadian Town Democracy Wins, Tar Sands Loses
Kitimat, British Columbia's 'no' vote follows widespread opposition to Northern Gatway
The Failed Pretext For War: Seymour Hersh, Eliot Higgins, MIT Rocket Scientists On Sarin Gas Attack
MintPress News interviews a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, MIT professors and rocket scientists, and a blogger on who perpetrated a sarin gas attack that almost dragged the U.S. into Syria’s civil war.