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Refugee crisis may threaten development aid to world’s poor

by Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - As the spreading refugee crisis threatens to destabilize national budgets of donor nations in Western Europe, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to the international community not to... »

No U.S. 'boots on the ground' in Syria is a lie says analyst

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Nov 4, 2015 - 1:41:39 PM

WASHINGTON - Since 2013, President Barack Obama has repeatedly—at least 16 times by one published account—vowed there would be no "boots on the ground" in Syria. »

No justice, more turmoil in Occupied Palestine

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Nov 4, 2015 - 1:40:39 PM

Violence and protests have been intensifying in the occupied territories of Palestine in what some are calling a new “intifada,” or uprising, against the state of Israel. »

Eritrean dies after Israeli guard shoots him, mob attacks

by AP | Oct 21, 2015 - 2:02:35 PM

JERUSALEM—An Eritrean migrant shot by an Israeli security guard and then attacked by bystanders who mistook him for an assailant in a deadly bus station attack died of his wounds, hospital officials said. »

Wealthiest 1 percent own 'half of all household wealth'—report

by | Oct 21, 2015 - 1:53:29 PM

Worldwide wealth inequality keeps growing, with the richest 1 percent of the global population accounting for “half of all assets in the world,” according to a new report. Meanwhile, the poorest half has just 1 percent of its wealth at its disposal. »

U.S. chemical contaminator eyes Africa for profit windfall

by GIN | Oct 21, 2015 - 1:52:11 PM

(GIN)—The Michigan-based Dow Chemical Co. has renewed its plans to increase sales of industrial products in sub-Saharan Africa while earning greater profits. »

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

by | Oct 5, 2015 - 4:50:35 PM

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 the recruits betrayed the U.S. or were captured. »

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. »


Farrakhan rebukes NATO, U.S. 'blood shedders' on Libya war

NEW YORK - The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan recently condemned...

Wyclef brings excitement to Haiti's politics

On the streets of Port-au-Prince, Wyclef Jean, the popular musician...

Farrakhan urges Caribbean to unite for progress; calls for end to political disunity for good of the region

( - In an historic and important trip to the...

U.S. Muslims meet with Iran's President Ahmadinejad

Iran's President Ahmadinejad was in the United States for the...

Haiti - Profiting from misery?

Questions ran rampant across America just a few days after...

Sudanese leader offers insight on politics, oil and Farrakhan

Prior to his recent arrest, The Final Call interviewed Dr....

Former Liberian president: CIA freed me from jail

UNITED NATIONS ( - Charles Taylor, the former president of...

Native rights declaration challenges 'settler' nations

UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - The United States is considering whether to...

George Galloway, Cynthia McKinney break Israeli siege on Gaza

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

Refugee crisis may threaten development aid to world’s poor

UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - As the spreading refugee crisis threatens...

No justice, more turmoil in Occupied Palestine

Violence and protests have been intensifying in the occupied territories...

No U.S. 'boots on the ground' in Syria is a lie says analyst

WASHINGTON - Since 2013, President Barack Obama has repeatedly—at least...