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Iran Comes Out Of Diplomatic Cold-But For How Long?

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

An historic deal between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the P5+1 group of nations—the United States, Britain, China, France, Russia, plus Germany—over Iran’s nuclear program lists decades-old sanctions and... »

‘Overpopulation’ Theory Challenged By African Writer

by GIN | Jan 21, 2016 - 12:45:34 PM

(GIN)—Togolese editor Mawuna Remarque Koutonin would like to make a few corrections in the widely held belief that Africa has a problem with overpopulation. »

Bomb Blast In Libya Kills, Injures Dozens

by Essam Mohamed | Jan 13, 2016 - 10:16:36 AM

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP)—A massive truck bomb exploded near a police base in the western Libyan town of Zliten on Jan. 7, killing at least 60 policemen and wounding around 200 others, officials said. »

'Israeli War Criminals Must Be Put On UK Govt Watch-List'-Labour MP

by RT.com | Jan 13, 2016 - 10:08:19 AM

Israeli war criminals, who detain and mistreat Palestinian children, must be kept on a “watchlist” in case they attempt to enter Britain, a Labour MP has said. »

In 2015, Hopes of ‘Africa rising’ beset by global downturns

by | Jan 10, 2016 - 11:23:40 AM

This was the year African economies were poised to rise and invest some of their new-found capital in jobs and infrastructure. But the triple threat of climate change, falling oil prices and ethnic strife has left some heads of state scrambling for alternative ways to fund their ambitious plans. »

World's poor trailing far behind rich in digital technology

by IPS | Dec 29, 2015 - 1:43:21 AM

UNITED NATIONS (IPS)— The world’s developing nations, numbering over 130, are still lagging far behind the 34 rich industrialized countries in the race for digital technology. »

Cubans want to know when they will feel the effects of thaw with U.S.

by Patricia Grogg | Dec 29, 2015 - 1:33:28 AM

HAVANA (IPS)—While the normalization of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba is moving ahead, and the U.S. and Cuban flags have been proudly waving in Havana and Washington, respectively, since last July, the year gone by since the thaw has left many unanswered questions. »

UN closes case into alleged Iranian quest for nukes

by RT.com | Dec 22, 2015 - 8:40:59 AM

Iran moved another step away from international isolation after the UN’s nuclear watchdog announced it was closing a probe into whether Tehran sought to obtain nuclear weapons. »

Emulating the U.S. opposed by the U.S.

by Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Vikas Rawal | Dec 22, 2015 - 8:39:48 AM

ROME (IPS)—The U.S. once led the post-war global effort against hunger and food insecurity, but corporate influence on government trade negotiators now seek to prevent other countries from using some of the very measures it pioneered. »

Nigeria: Ex-adviser charged in $2.1 billion arms scandal

by AP | Dec 22, 2015 - 8:39:00 AM

LAGOS, Nigeria—Nigeria’s former national security adviser pleaded innocent to embezzling $2.1 billion meant to purchase arms to fight Boko Haram, and said some of the money was diverted on the then-president’s order to try to get himself re-elected. »

Tackling climate change in Africa: Europe’s solution to the migrant crisis?

by Friday Phiri | Dec 22, 2015 - 8:38:31 AM

PARIS, France (IPS)—As thousands of Africans arrive in Europe every month, often risking their lives aboard shaky boats to get to a better life, lack of access to energy could be one of the reasons for their exodus. »

Son of late Libyan head Gadhafi briefly kidnapped in Lebanon

by AP | Dec 22, 2015 - 7:40:28 AM

BEIRUT (AP)—A son of Libya’s late leader Muammar Gadhafi was briefly kidnapped in Lebanon by militants demanding information about the fate of a Shiite cleric who went missing in Libya decades ago, a security official and local TV stations said Dec. 11. »

China wows African leaders at Africa China CONFAB in Jo-Burg

by GIN | Dec 21, 2015 - 11:56:38 AM

(GIN)—At the recently concluded Forum on Africa and China Cooperation, Chinese President Xi Jinping appeared to be everywhere—shaking hands, holding one on ones, watching cultural shows and last but not least, approving generous grants. »

Solar power fuels hope on neglected Lagos island

by Augustina Armstrong- Ogbonna | Dec 17, 2015 - 11:59:20 AM

LAGOS, Nigeria (IPS)—For the first time in his 30 years on Sagbo Kodji Island, near Lagos, Friday Onos has electricity at home, thanks to a solar power project that could transform the lives of the island’s 80,000 inhabitants. »

Iraqi parliament defense committee calls to review and cancel security agreement with U.S.—MP

by RT.com | Dec 17, 2015 - 11:56:14 AM

The Iraqi parliament’s Security and Defense Committee has called for a review and cancellation of the agreement with Washington on security, a committee member has stated. »

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