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Al-Shabab Attacks Continue In Kenyan Cities
Al-Shabab Attacks Continue In Kenyan Cities By
NAIROBI, Kenya — The Islamic extremist group that killed scores of people at a Nairobi mall attacked two Kenyan towns near the Somali border, killing three people. The leader of the Somali group affiliated with al-Qaida said the...
Grassroots Peacebuilding: Palestinian, Israeli Youth Turn To Sports
Grassroots Peacebuilding: Palestinian, Israeli Youth Turn To Sports By
Since the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords, Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations have remained at a standstill. Illegal settlements are popping up throughout the West Bank and the 1.7 million living in Gaza remain under strict military blockade. Peacebuilding and dialogue has...
Caribbean Talks Conservation On Branson’s Island
Caribbean Talks Conservation On Branson’s Island By
In a bid to safeguard biodiversity and the Caribbean’s tourism-based economy, regional political leaders and corporate executives will gather Friday on billionaire Richard Branson’s private island with the aim of protecting 20 percent of the region’s coastal...
Human Rights Defender Disappears In Bahrain: Crackdown On Whistleblowers Continues
Human Rights Defender Disappears In Bahrain: Crackdown On Whistleblowers Continues By
Where in the world is Nabeel Rajab? It’s the question Bahrainis and human rights advocates are asking after the sudden disappearance of the key opposition leader this week. Rajab, the president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, has been in prison since August 2012...
Museum To Honor Henry Kissinger, But Is He Worthy Of Praise?
Museum To Honor Henry Kissinger, But Is He Worthy Of Praise? By
In recent American history, a litany of different personalities have occupied the executive office at the Harry S Truman building at Foggy Bottom. War hawks, accommodationists, international diplomats and isolationists have entered and left the position of secretary of...
Addressing Media Bias, Activists Petition NYT To Revise Coverage Of Chavez
Addressing Media Bias, Activists Petition NYT To Revise Coverage Of Chavez By
In the USA, the former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez continues to be labeled a “dictator,” a “despot” and a “tyrant” who oppressed his country during his 14 years in office. The image is inconsistent with the reports of elections monitors who have declared...
Close Guantanamo Now!
Close Guantanamo Now! By
As president and commander-in-chief, Obama has legal authority to do so. On May 3, New York City Bar President Carey R. Dunne wrote him. He did so on behalf of the organization he heads. He called indefinite detention “legally and morally indefensible.” He said...
Museum For Fallen Journalists Bans Names Of Palestinian Journalists Killed By IDF
Museum For Fallen Journalists Bans Names Of Palestinian Journalists Killed By IDF By
By most accounts, 2012 was a rough year for press freedoms, seeing journalists targeted for reporting what various regimes didn’t like. More than 80 journalists were killed while reporting the news in some of the most dangerous conflict zones around the world, including...
ExxonMobil Gears Up For Publicity Battle As US Oil Reserve Estimates Climb
ExxonMobil Gears Up For Publicity Battle As US Oil Reserve Estimates Climb By
As America battles the prospect of a 1,700 mile Keystone XL pipeline constructed in the heartland of the nation that would transport more than 800,000 of oil through the U.S. every day, the oil-fracking movement is gaining even more traction with a new report indicating...
Students, Narratives Clash To Mark Palestinian Nakba In Tel Aviv
Students, Narratives Clash To Mark Palestinian Nakba In Tel Aviv By
May 15, 1948. It’s a date celebrated by Israelis and mourned by millions of Palestinians. When the state of Israel was founded 65 years ago, roughly 700,000 Palestinians were exiled from their homes to make way for the creation of a Jewish-majority state in the heart...