Articles by Daniel Tovrov
- Obama Piles More Sanctions On Iran
July 31 2012 4:07 PM
Congress prepared its own sanctions against Tehran as well, and both the House and Senate will vote on the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act on Wednesday.
- Arafat?s Widow Demands Murder Probe
July 31 2012 3:36 PM
Arafat died in a Paris hospital of a reported stroke in 2004, but allegations of foul-play were again raised when Swiss experts said in June that they discovered ?surprisingly? high levels of polonium 210 on the Nobel Peace Prize winner's clothing.
- Is The U.S. Responsible For Colombia's Decline In Cocaine Production?
July 31 2012 3:24 PM
Cocaine use is down in the United States and production is down in Colombia, but is America really winning the war on drugs?
- Romney's Visit To Poland Highlights Split Between Lech Walesa And Solidarity Union
July 31 2012 12:41 PM
Shaking hands with Poland's free market champion is an important image for Romney. And despite being shunned by Solidarity, Romney still praised the movement for freeing Poland from the yoke of Communism.
- Guinea-Bissau: Drug Trafficking On The Rise In West Africa's Narco-State
July 31 2012 11:05 AM
An estimated $2 billion a year -- twice Guinea-Bissau's GDP -- comes into the country from the drug trade under the eyes of the military, whose leadership are considered "drug kingpins" by the U.S. government.
- Russian Punk Band On Trial: Justice Or A Victim Of Putin's Crackdown?
July 31 2012 6:08 AM
"This is not only damaging us but the whole [Russian] judicial system. It's a disgrace," one of Pussy Riot's lawyers, Nikolai Polozov, commented at the start of the trial on Monday.
- Is Kim's Uncle The Real Power In North Korea?
July 30 2012 2:29 PM
Jang Song-taek, married to the sister of deceased leader and Eternal Chairman Kim Jong-il, has climbed the secretive inner circle and now has the year of the country's new, young leader.
- Mitt Romney And The Mormon-Israeli Connection
July 30 2012 1:40 PM
Romney has said that "there's no question (my experiences in the church) helped shape my perspective" and that his trip to Israel, which included a visit to the Wailing Wall, had a spiritual impact on him.
- 20,000 Refugees Flee Ethiopia Clashes
July 30 2012 1:30 PM
The Ethiopian government says that the dispute between the Borana and Garri tribes is now under control, and refugees were scheduled to start returning home on Monday.
- Same Plan, But Different Words: Obama and Romney On The Israel-Iran Issue
July 30 2012 10:15 AM
Romney and Obama essentially have identical stances on Iran, but the Republican candidate has tried to appear more hawkish when it comes to defending Israel.
- Turkey Closes Border With Syria, Except For Refugees.
July 25 2012 3:50 PM
Tens of thousands of Syrians have fled into Turkey since the start of the 16-month long uprising -- 300 refugees crossed the border on Tuesday night -- but Syrian rebels seized two border check points last week, burning a number of Turkish trucks.
- Beijing Mayor's Promotion On Track Despite Floods
July 25 2012 3:09 PM
Guo has already been named as the Communist Party Chief and despite the embarrassment and tragedy of the floods, which have left more than 30 people dead in the capital, it appears that transition is going ahead as planned.
- Zimbabwe's Mugabe Will Accept Next Election's Results, Says PM
July 25 2012 2:30 PM
Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said on Wednesday that the nation's polarizing president, Robert Mugabe, would accept the result of the next elections, even if they don't go his way.
- Summer Olympics-London 2012: Moroccan Runner Fails Drug Test
July 25 2012 1:52 PM
Selsouli served a two-year suspension from 2009-11 for blood-doping and could face a life-time ban from the International Association of Athletics Federations if found guilty of the second offense.
- Ghana: West Africa's Shining Example Of Democracy
July 25 2012 12:55 PM
Why Ghana has been spared much of the chaos that surrounds it in West Africa?
- China Claims South China Sea Island With Military Garrison: Report
July 23 2012 5:12 PM
On Sunday, China appointed 45 lawmakers to the congress in Sansha City, a Chinese prefecture established just last month. China Claims South China Sea Island With Military Garrison: Report
- U.S. Trains Anti-Drug Agents In Ghana, Key African Narcotics Hub
July 23 2012 3:49 PM
Using lessons learned in Afghanistan and Central America, the United States has begun training special anti-drugs police squads in Ghana with hopes of breaking lucrative narcotics supply routes.
- Philippines President Announces Military Buildup
July 23 2012 3:23 PM
With the support of President Benigno Aquino III, as well as $30 million from the United States, the Filipino military will add more than 40 aircraft -- including attack helicopters -- and other weapons to its arsenal.
- China Propaganda Ministry Censors News Of Wenzhou Train Crash Anniversary
July 23 2012 2:30 PM
Police physically barred people from visiting the site of the crash, including one Wenzhou survivor and two bloggers who were taken into custody for trying to enter the area.
- Ex-Anglo Irish Bank Execs Appear In Court Over Financial Irregularities
July 23 2012 1:08 PM
Two former Anglo Irish Bank senior executives appeared in court in Dublin on Monday over an alleged share-support scheme, an attempt to artificially raise the bank's share price in 2008.