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'There is no natural disease called Ebola'

by Richard B. Muhammad, Ashahed M. Muhammad and Brian E. Muhammad -Final Call Staffers-

Spread of disease, U.S. response, roles of pharmaceutical firms questioned as the latest threat to life strikes the African continent The numbers are alarming. The World Health Organization believes there... »

Using UN resolution to bomb in Syria is illegal, say human rights activists opposed to air strikes

by Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- | Sep 30, 2014 - 11:05:15 PM

United Nations - President Barack Obama came to the world body in New York asking for a global support of his own war on terror, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, known as ISIL and ISIS, and a rubber stamp for military action already underway. He got what he asked for. »

Taking to the streets to free ‘The Cuban 5’

by Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- | Sep 25, 2014 - 11:35:31 AM

NEW YORK—The men known as ‘The Cuban 5’, Fernando Hernandez, Ramon Labanino Salazar, Renee Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero and Gerardo Hernandez, were arrested on September 12, 1998 and convicted on June 8, 2001 in a Miami, Florida federal court on charges to commit espionage and threatening United States national security. »

Muslims take center stage in response to extremism

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Sep 25, 2014 - 11:34:01 AM

WASHINGTON—On the morning of Sept.10, before President Barack Obama gave his strategy for defeating extremism in the Middle East, a group of Muslim leaders gathered at the National Press Club to offer their guidance. »

U.S. Ground Troops Possible in Anti-ISIS Battle

by Jim Lobe | Sep 23, 2014 - 8:49:56 PM

WASHINGTON (IPS) - U.S. combat troops may be deployed against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) if the strategy announced by President Barack Obama last week fails to make substantial progress against the radical Sunni group, Washington’s top military officer warned. »

Hamas rocket launches don’t explain Israel’s Gaza destruction

by Gareth Porter | Sep 22, 2014 - 11:10:20 AM

WASHINGTON, (IPS)—Israel and its supporters abroad have parried accusations of indiscriminate destruction and mass killing of civilians in Gaza by arguing that they were consequences of strikes aimed at protecting Israeli civilians from rockets that were being launched from very near civilian structures. »

Jamaica Welcomes Million Man March

by Richard B. Muhammad | Sep 16, 2014 - 12:25:45 PM

Nation of Islam delegation visits island nation, announces major gathering for the Caribbean on October 19 in Kingston, Jamaica. Government and local leaders ready to host Muslim movement and grateful for visit that will have important spiritual and economic impact. »

Clashes between Libyan rival militia groups kill 31

by | Sep 10, 2014 - 5:20:50 PM

Clashes between rival militia groups in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi have killed 31 people from both sides. »

100 British cops suspended each year on corruption allegations

by | Sep 5, 2014 - 12:30:56 PM

Almost 100 police officers are suspended on suspicion of corruption every year, according to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act. »

South Sudan’s Hip Hop artists call for, peace through farming

by Adam Bemma | Sep 3, 2014 - 9:42:16 AM

“What is the benefit when children are crying and people are dying due to hunger? There is no need to cry when you have the potential to dig,” sings Juba-based dancehall reggae group, the Jay Family, in their latest single “Stakal Shedit,” which means “Work Hard” in Arabic. »

West Africa Ebola death toll rises

by AP | Aug 28, 2014 - 1:22:14 PM

MONROVIA, Liberia - The World Health Organization says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is now at least 1,350 people. »

#Ferguson - Latin American and Caribbean Nations Express Solidarity with Protesters

by Telesur English | Aug 25, 2014 - 1:08:41 PM

The ALBA countries released a joint statement Tuesday expressing their "profound concern" with the violence sparked by the police killing of an unarmed black teenager, which the bloc said is a reminder of the serious racial discrimination that has yet to be resolved in the United States. »

U.S. used young Latinos to foment unrest in Cuba

by | Aug 19, 2014 - 11:59:17 PM

The US secretly sent young Latinos to Cuba to trigger the political unrest, says a new leaked report. The ‘traveling spies’ working undercover within health and civic programs were put in danger as there was no safety net if they had been caught. »

U.S. allies cultivated "Islamic State" in Iraq, Syria

by News | Aug 14, 2014 - 9:44:29 AM

As the Islamic State tears through minority communities in northern Iraq, the extremist terror group that owes its ascendance to funding from U.S. allies in the Middle East, sent a message to the White House: We’re coming for you. »

‘Situation atrocious’: Russian Red Cross says E. Ukraine faces humanitarian catastrophe

by | Aug 11, 2014 - 4:24:49 PM

Residential areas have come under fire in the east of Ukraine as Kiev’s forces continue their military operation there. Ukrainian troops and anti-government forces have been blaming each other for the civilian casualties. »


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Using UN resolution to bomb in Syria is illegal, say human rights activists opposed to air strikes

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'There is no natural disease called Ebola'

Spread of disease, U.S. response, roles of pharmaceutical firms questioned...

Muslims take center stage in response to extremism

WASHINGTON—On the morning of Sept.10, before President Barack Obama gave...