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How tax dodging helps cripple developing nations

by Lyndal Rowlands

UNITED NATIONS (IPS)—The financial secrecy and tax evasion revealed by the Panama Papers has an extraordinary human cost in developing countries and threatens the realization of the UN’s ambitious Sustainable... »

Black Unity Across Europe

by Trevon Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Apr 14, 2016 - 1:19:04 PM

LONDON—Reparations, racism and Black unity across Europe and beyond were on the agenda as a Nation of Islam delegation from London attended a two day UN-themed conference in Rotterdam, Holland. »

Trial Begins For UN Peacekeepers Involved In Sex Abuse Scandal

by PressTV.com | Apr 14, 2016 - 1:18:45 PM

A first group of soldiers facing sex abuse allegations in a scandal involving UN and French forces in the Central African Republic (CAR) has faced charges at a trial in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). »

U.S. Government, Soros Funded Panama Papers To Attack Putin—Wikileaks

by RT.com | Apr 14, 2016 - 1:18:28 PM

Washington is behind the recently released offshore revelations known as the Panama Papers, WikiLeaks has claimed, saying that the attack was “produced” to target Russia and President Putin. »

Ayatollah Khamenei Reiterates U.S. ‘Unreliable’

by PressTV.com | Apr 14, 2016 - 1:17:38 PM

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the American officials have proven to be unreliable, noting that some Western governments are following in the footsteps of the U.S. government. »

French, U.N. Troops Accused Of Horrendous Abuse In Car

by PressTV.com | Apr 5, 2016 - 11:53:32 PM

French troops and U.N. peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) are facing “extremely troubling” allegations of abusing the local population. »

Civil Wars Threaten To Break Up A Volatile Middle East

by Thalif Deen | Mar 24, 2016 - 11:17:01 AM

UNITED NATIONS (IPS)— As civil wars and cross-border military conflicts continue to escalate in the Middle East, Syria, Iraq and Libya are in danger of breaking up—even as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues to make territorial gains in the volatile region. »

Morocco Cutting Support For U.N. Western Sahara Force

by AP | Mar 24, 2016 - 11:15:50 AM

RABAT, Morocco—The Moroccan government is reducing its staff and support for the U.N. peacekeeping operation in the Western Sahara, to protest the U.N. secretarygeneral’s recent comments about the disputed territory. »

Parole For Anti-Apartheid Hero’S Killer? Victim’S Family Says ‘No!’

by GIN | Mar 24, 2016 - 11:15:01 AM

JOHANNESBURG (GIN)— The wife of a slain anti-apartheid hero is raging against a court decision ordering the release of her husband’s killer on parole within 14 days. »

Africa launches largest trading block with 620 million consumers

by Baher Kamal and Fareed Mahdy | Mar 7, 2016 - 9:20:42 AM

In Egypt more than 1,500 public and private business delegates and state leaders agreed in February to mobilize massive investments for the implementation of Africa’s largest trading bloc which was created last year by 26 African countries. »

Zimbabwean Government To Control Country’s Diamond Mining

by AP | Mar 2, 2016 - 9:39:03 AM

HARARE, Zimbabwe—The Zimbabwean government will now control all mining in the diamond-rich Marange area, after mining companies were ordered to halt all operations because their licenses have expired, according to the country’s mining minister said. »

Britain top dog in unregulated shadow world of mercenaries, says report

by RT.com | Feb 15, 2016 - 9:20:36 AM

Britain has become the world’s post-9/11 “mercenary kingpin” with hundreds of firms employing thousands of ex-military freebooters in a shadowy industry worth billions, a report by charity War on Want claims. »

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

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Jan 27, 2016 - 11:04:31 AM

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 brings Iran out of political isolation. »

‘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. »

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