Articles by Daniel Tovrov
- 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.