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.