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Palestinians gaining support for actions to join international community

by Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer-

UNITED NATIONS - The Palestinian Authority presented UN officials the necessary documents to join 15 international conventions including Geneva Conventions and other important human rights treaties.... »

U.S., Africa activists unite voices to fight environmental injustice

by La Risa Lynch -Contributing Writer- | Apr 10, 2014 - 8:37:11 AM

CHICAGO - Environmental disasters such as the January 2012 Chevron gas tanker explosion six miles off the Nigerian coast have deeper ripple effects than just the release of deadly toxic gas and chemicals into local fishing and drinking waters. »

Does long-term trouble loom for African National Congress?

by Jehron Muhammad | Apr 7, 2014 - 9:59:10 AM

"A weak African National Congress threatens to strengthen the radical populists" is how a recent Financial Times editorial framed President Jacob Zuma's increasing woes and the ANC's apparent complacency. »

Criticism of U.S. human rights record voiced during UN review

by Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- | Mar 31, 2014 - 8:18:51 PM

UNITED NATIONS - The United States met with criticism from human rights activists and analysts during a two-day review by the United Nations Human Rights Committee tasked with studying reports concerning Washington’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, a treaty ratified by the U.S. in 1992. »

CARICOM and Reparations for African Slavery

by David Muhammad -Guest Columnist- | Mar 31, 2014 - 5:53:41 PM

In early March 2014 the heads of Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) met in St. Vincent to discuss a number of issues including reparations for the crimes against humanity during the African Slave Trade. »

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani: Uranium enrichment will go on

by PressTV | Mar 31, 2014 - 5:50:02 PM

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Tehran will move ahead with its uranium enrichment for its nuclear energy program whose peaceful nature has been proven to the world. »

Harkening back to dark days in Haiti

by Nathalie Baptiste | Mar 31, 2014 - 5:38:37 PM

WASHINGTON - On Oct. 16, 1993, Alerte Belance was abducted from her home and taken to Titanyen, a small seaside village used by Haiti’s rulers as a mass grave for political opponents. There she received machete chops to her face, neck, and extremities »

Malaysia: Missing flight crashed in Indian Ocean

by Todd Pitman and Eileen Ng Associated Press | Mar 28, 2014 - 2:05:14 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP)—It was the unwelcome, anguishing news that families of the missing had dreaded, and when they heard it from Malaysia’s prime minister there were shrieks and intense heartbreak: The missing Malaysian Airlines flight whose fate was a mystery that consumed the world had crashed into a remote corner of the Indian Ocean. »

Israel airstrike on Golan Heights leaves 1 dead, 7 wounded - Syrian army

by | Mar 28, 2014 - 2:01:54 PM

Retaliatory air strikes carried out by Israel against Syrian army positions killed one person and injured seven, according to Syria’s armed forces. The strike came just hours after four IDF soldiers were wounded by a bomb attack in the Golan Heights. »

America's diplomatic double standard with Palestine-Israel exposed

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Mar 28, 2014 - 12:24:51 PM

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry twisted U.S. foreign policy into an odd shaped pretzel of contradictions March 17, telling the Palestinian President that he would have to make "very hard" decisions. »

Ban Ki-moon most powerless chief in UN history: Velayati

by PressTV | Mar 21, 2014 - 1:05:42 PM

A senior advisor to Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Ban Ki-moon has been the most powerless UN secretary general since the body was founded in 1945. »

Libya's ex-premier flees to Europe after ouster

by PressTV | Mar 21, 2014 - 12:53:50 PM

Former Libyan prime minister, Ali Zeidan, has fled the country to Europe, shortly after the parliament deposed him over his failure to stop illegal oil sale by militants. »

Venezuela protests kill 28 since Feb: Attorney general

by PressTV | Mar 21, 2014 - 12:42:55 PM

Venezuela’s top prosecutor says 28 people have been killed and hundreds injured since the beginning of the anti-government protests in February. »

‘Act of Killing’ director hopes U.S. will admit genocide role

by Jasmin Ramsey | Mar 21, 2014 - 12:40:59 PM

WASHINGTON (IPS) - Watching former gangsters and paramilitary leaders proudly reenact scenes from Indonesia’s military-led mass killings of 1965-66 in the Oscar-nominated documentary, “The Act of Killing,” it’s easy to forget the role of outside countries. »

NATO starts air drills close to Ukraine’s borders

by RT.com | Mar 21, 2014 - 12:30:06 PM

NATO started war games in Poland as recently dispatched U.S. jets were set to take part in the exercises. Poor weather delayed naval maneuvers in the Black Sea, with the U.S. saying both drills were planned before the outbreak of unrest in Ukraine. »

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