- Occupy Jerusalem? Second Israeli Self-Immolates In Protest Against Social Injustice
July 23 2012 12:07 PM
Despite the wave of self-immolation, protest leaders and opposition party officials, who are supporters of the J14 movement, are trying to prevent further Silman copy-cats.
- Drug-Resistant HIV Spreading In Parts Of Africa
July 23 2012 11:12 AM
Researchers found that over the past ten years, the number of patients resistant to antiretroviral therapy increased by 29 percent in East and Southern Africa.
- One Year After Breivik: Norway Refuses To Live In Fear
July 23 2012 10:26 AM
Norwegians haven't let the massacre challenge the foundations of their society, which include liberalism, freedom and openness.
- 'Queen Of Versailles' Director Lauren Greenfield Talks Wealth, Greed And The American Dream
July 20 2012 1:45 PM
Photographer and documentary filmmaker Lauren Greenfield describes Queen of Versailles as a super-sized version of what we had seen so many others struggle through in America since the start of the housing crisis.
- U.N. Delays Syria Vote As Russia Stands Firm
July 17 2012 4:03 PM
Russia has already said it would to veto the resolution, which first proposed by Britain, the United States, France and Germany. China is expected to vote against the draft as well.
- Syria's Chemical Weapons Are Jordan's Problem
July 17 2012 3:25 PM
Jordan has taken all necessary measures to defend itself from a possible chemical weapons attack by its neighbor Syria, which is believed to have one of the biggest stockpiles in the world.
- One Million Refugees Have Left Somalia: UN
July 17 2012 1:47 PM
While the world's deadliest famine has officially ended, remaining food shortages coupled with insecurity and fighting between African Union forces and militant group al-Shabab have wreaked havoc on the nation and its people.
- Corruption In Venezuela Threatens Human Rights: HRW Report
July 17 2012 12:23 PM
Human Rights Watch has little hope that its report will change Chavez's policies. The last time HRW issued a damning report on the country, the government allegedly detailed and then expelled group representatives by force.
- PIMCO's Mohamad El-Erian: The Ideal Prime Minister for Egypt
July 17 2012 11:52 AM
On Tuesday, it was reported that Mohamed El-Ehrian, the chief executive officer of Pacific Investment Management Co., or PIMCO, was being considered for the role of Egypt's Prime Minister. He doesn't want the job, but he does have the qualities that Egypt lacks.
- Fighting In Damascus Intensifies Yet Again
July 17 2012 9:16 AM
Because of Syria's prohibitions on media, details of what is actually happening on the ground vary, but by all accounts Tuesday's fighting was the heaviest to hit the capital since the start of the 17-month-long uprising.
- South Sudan Hopes To End Oil Production Standstill
July 17 2012 8:41 AM
Khartoum is willing to negotiate with South Sudan in order to further the talks in Addis Ababa. However, Sudanese Foreign Minister Ali Karti added that oil revenue-sharing negotiations will only start once rebel activity in the South Kordofan and Blue Nile states stops.
- Mubarak Returns To Cairo Prison
July 16 2012 3:26 PM
Ex-Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak was taken back to Cairo's Tora Prison on Monday evening after Prosecutor-General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud ordered that the ailing former president could no longer stay at a military hospital.
- Ship Carries Aid From Miami To Cuba For First Time In 50 Years
July 16 2012 2:43 PM
For the first time since the John F. Kennedy, cargo ships will make regular trips between Cuba and Miami.
- Taliban Blocks Polio Vaccines In Remote Pakistan: Distrust Of West Puts Children's Health In Jeopardy
July 16 2012 2:17 PM
Taliban militants have threatened aid workers trying to administer the polio vaccine in Pakistan, putting the lives of 250,000 children in the remote regions of South and North Waziristan at immediate risk.
- Palenstians Visit Jailed Relatives In Israel
July 16 2012 11:43 AM
The family members of 24 prisoners were escorted by bus by the Israel Prisons Service to Ramun prison in southern Israel, about two hours away from Gaza, as part of a deal to end a months-long hunger strike among detainees.
- Russia Calls For Syrian Ceasefire
July 16 2012 10:56 AM
Speaking before scheduled talks with Kofi Annan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters that only a simultaneous end to violence is possible, followed by a simultaneous pullout of troops closely monitored by U.N. observers.
- Why Is Tony Blair Doing Business In South Sudan?
July 16 2012 10:30 AM
Not much is clear about Tony Blair's new role in South Sudan: Is it humanitarian or an investment? Can he change negative policies or will be grow Juba's stalled economy?
- Egypt: Military Will Stop 'Certain Groups' From Taking Over
July 15 2012 4:34 PM
Egypt's top armed-forces official, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, said on Sunday that the country's military will not allow a certain group to dominate national politics, which some suggested is a veiled reference to the Muslim Brotherhood.
- Ex-Syrian Ambassador Says Military Intervention Only Way To Stop Bloodshed
July 15 2012 3:29 PM
Former Syrian ambassador Nawaf al-Fares is calling for military intervention as fighting in Damascus escalates.
- Israel: Self-Immolation Of Moshe Silman Could Define Social Movement
July 15 2012 2:13 PM
The self-immolation of an Israeli man at a protest in Tel-Aviv on Saturday night sent immediate shockwaves across the country.