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Capture or betrayal? U.S.-trained Syrian rebels with weapons end up in hands of Nusra jihadists


Around 70 U.S.-trained Syrian rebel fighters allegedly surrendered a weapons stockpile to the extremist Jabhat al-Nusra group after crossing the Turkish border. There have been conflicting reports as to whether... »

Iran’s Supreme Leader demands apology from Saudi Arabia over deadly Mecca crush

by | Sep 30, 2015 - 10:20:39 AM

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran, says Saudi Arabia should apologize for the deadly crush in Mecca that killed 769 worshippers who were taking part in the hajj pilgrimage. »

Young Africans putting digital tech to use

by AP | Sep 17, 2015 - 12:01:39 PM

JOHANNESBURG - A solar backpack that powers a lamp at night and a tablet loaded with a school’s curriculum are two ways that innovative young Africans are putting digital technology to use. »

Obama nuclear deal with Iran gains support

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Sep 8, 2015 - 11:50:51 AM

President Barack Obama added another notch to his belt of foreign policy victories in early September when the number of U.S. senators supporting the "Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action"-the six nation agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear capabilities in exchange for relief from international sanctions. »

Guatemalan Congress accepts president’s resignation

by Sonia Perez Diaz and Alberto Arce | Sep 8, 2015 - 11:49:02 AM

GUATEMALA CITY (AP)— Guatemala’s newly sworn-in president demanded that all top government officials submit their resignations and promised an honest and inclusive administration following the surprise resignation September 3 of President Otto Perez Molina amid a widening fraud investigations. »

Hiroshima, Nagasaki nuke survivors recall horrors 70 years on

by | Aug 14, 2015 - 5:35:53 PM

More than 80,000 civilians died immediately as a result of the Hiroshima bomb—a device nicknamed ‘Little Boy’ by the US Air Force—and other 80,000 were believed killed in the Nagasaki attack by ‘Fat Man’. Thousands died from radiation sickness in the months and years following the blasts. »

Obama in Africa: Arrogance and contradictions

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Aug 8, 2015 - 2:40:59 PM

President Barack Obama recently made his fourth official trip to Africa going to Kenya, the home of his father, and Ethiopia where he addressed presidents, leaders of civil society, faith communities and the entire continent from the headquarters of the African Union. »

Embassies reopen, but what's next on the horizon for U.S., Cuba relations?

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Aug 6, 2015 - 8:12:53 PM

WASHINGTON - History was made in Washington July 20. The diplomatic thaw between the United States and Cuba took a dramatic turn when, after 54 years Cuba raised its flag and officially reopened its U.S. embassy. »

Plan to launch Brazil’s only slave memoir, revisit dark past

by Adriana Gomez Licon Associated Press | Aug 5, 2015 - 5:02:31 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO - Taken from Africa and sold into slavery in Brazil, Mahommah Baquaqua’s tale of escape to freedom in New York is the only known story of its kind, an in-depth, firsthand account of slavery in the South American country. »

Outraged over U.S.- Iran deal, Israel gets billion dollar pay off

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Jul 23, 2015 - 9:04:55 PM

While the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany co-signed with the United States on an agreement with Iran, the U.S. is now busying itself with attempts to ease the resulting political tensions with Israel. »

Terror or America’s gun violence epidemic strikes Tennessee?

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Jul 23, 2015 - 9:03:15 PM

WASHINGTON - Four Marines and a Navy sailor are dead in Chattanooga, Tenn. and a local police officer remains in serious condition, leaving U.S. authorities gnashing their teeth after a gunman went on a shooting rampage first at a military recruitment center, and then a naval operations center several miles away. »

U.S., Iran nuclear talks, reportedly near agreement but differences remain

by George Jahn and Matthew Lee -Associated Press- | Jul 14, 2015 - 1:39:30 PM

VIENNA (AP)- Negotiators at the Iran nuclear talks reportedly are set to announce that they’ve reached a historic deal capping nearly a decade of diplomacy that would curb the country’s atomic program in return for sanctions relief, two diplomats told The Associated Press on July 12. »

Black Women in the Americas launch Decade of Struggle

by José Adán Silva | Jul 7, 2015 - 10:53:42 AM

MANAGUA (IPS)—They say they are tired of waiting for justice after centuries of neglect and contempt due to the color of their skin. Black women leaders from 22 countries of the Americas have decided to create a political platform that set a 10-year target for empowering women of African descent and overcoming discrimination. »

South African president details police killings of strikers

by AP | Jul 7, 2015 - 10:53:02 AM

JOHANNESBURG - South African President Jacob Zuma described the police killings of 34 striking miners near Marikana in 2012 as a “horrendous tragedy,” saying investigators found that officers followed a flawed plan to control the protesters and there was “a complete lack of command and control” among some police at the scene. »

National Union of Students executive committee votes to boycott Israeli goods

by | Jun 12, 2015 - 1:43:24 PM

The National Union of Students (NUS) has passed a motion to boycott Israeli goods in solidarity with the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, which aims to exert economic pressure on Israel over its actions in Palestinian territory. »


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Native rights declaration challenges 'settler' nations

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George Galloway, Cynthia McKinney break Israeli siege on Gaza

On July 15 2009, the Viva Palestina US Convoy crossed into Gaza...

Capture or betrayal? U.S.-trained Syrian rebels with weapons end up in hands of Nusra jihadists

Around 70 U.S.-trained Syrian rebel fighters allegedly surrendered a weapons...

Iran’s Supreme Leader demands apology from Saudi Arabia over deadly Mecca crush

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran, says Saudi...

Young Africans putting digital tech to use

JOHANNESBURG - A solar backpack that powers a lamp at...