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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Securing south Sudan

 : By increasing the Police Force.

January 31, 2010 | A peace deal in 2005 ended the second Sudanese civil war and established southern Sudan as an autonomous region within the country.

However, the region remains plagued with intra-tribal conflicts as it prepares for local and national presidential this year followed by a referendum on independence in 2011.

Interview: WTO chief Pascal Lamy

 WTO chief interviewed  |  January 31, 2010

The World Trade Organisation has reaffirmed its commitment to fight trade protectionism, at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.

But many of the ministers have blamed the U.S. of foot-dragging.

U.S. President Barack Obama had agreed, in Pittsburgh last September, to the goal of wrapping up the Doha round of WTO negotiations in 2010.

Pressure Mounts to Move Terror Trial

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed Trial

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed is the self-described mastermind of the Sept. 11th attacks, a man who called himself a "jackal" and who explained away the 3,000 victims of that day by saying "the language of war is victims." At least that is what he has told American interrogators, and what he said at a closed hearing in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, after being held in secret prisons for close to four years.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Quakes 'decade's worst disasters'

Earthquakes can devastate wide areas in a matter of seconds  

Almost 60% of the people killed by natural disasters in the past decade lost their lives in earthquakes, a UN-backed report has revealed.

Storms were responsible for 22% of lives lost, while extreme temperatures caused 11% of deaths from 2000 to 2009.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Chief of Davos Security Found Dead in Apparent Suicide.

January 26, 2010, 10:18 pm
Davos PreviewUnpleasant news hit the World Economic Forum on Tuesday, after local authorities aid they had found the police commander heading security dead, in what looked like a suicide.

Is America arming the subcontinent?

"Why re-arm both countries?" A Pakistani news presenter asked Robert Gates, the U.S. secretary of defence as he touched down in Islamabad for the first time since the Obama administration took office. The surprised Pentagon chief dodged the question, but Gates and other officials explained that the decision to supply weapons to both countries was about building trust.

Is Washington helping stabilize the tension between India and Pakistan or fuelling an arms race?

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sri Lanka

- will there be a stage-managed post election violence?
Jan 24, Colombo: State-owned electronic media in Sri Lanka warned the public about possible post election violence stage-managed by the opposition in an attempt to belittle the sure victory of president Mahinda Rajapaksa at the presidential election on January 26th. 

- Sri Lanka opposition warns of election coup

COLOMBO (AFP) – Sri Lanka's opposition on Sunday accused the ruling regime of plotting a coup in anticipation of being voted out, heightening tension ahead of the island's first peace-time presidential poll.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Obama’s Hypocrisy & The Continued Loss of Freedoms

Alex welcomes back to the show Ron Paul, Republican Congressman for the 14th congressional district of Texas, physician, member of the Liberty Caucus, founder of the advocacy group Campaign for Liberty, and former presidential candidate. Dr. Paul's latest books are End The Fed (2009), and The Revolution: A Manifesto (2008). Paul introduced HR 1207, a bill to audit the Federal Reserve, on February 26, 2009.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


evidence that suggests the current administration failed to investigate seriously—and may even have continued—a cover-up of the possible homicides of three prisoners at Guantánamo in 2006.

Iran condemns Norwegian daily for reproducing Muhammad cartoons

Washington, 13 January (WashingtonTV)

Iran on Wednesday condemned a Norwegian newspaper for publishing reproductions of cartoons depicting the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.

“These types of events are contrary to religious values which are respected by divine religions,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Ramin Mehmanparast, was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Afghanistan rocked by Taliban attacks on govt buildings in Kabul

The Afghan president Hamid Kazai says security's been restored to the capital, after Taliban militants launched a series of attacks on government buildings and the presidential palace. At least 5 people were killed and 38 injured after a gunbattle broke out near the Defence and Justice Ministries, and a luxury hotel used by westerners. Plice sealed off a large part of the centre of Kabul, as explosions rocked the city. The militants struck as cabinet members were being sworn in.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Iraq's "Chemical Ali" gets 4th death sentence.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) | Sun Jan 17, 2010 

- An Iraqi court sentenced Ali Hassan al-Majeed, the Saddam Hussein henchman widely known as "Chemical Ali," on Sunday to death by hanging for a 1988 gas attack that killed about 5,000 Kurds, a court official said.

Majeed, a cousin of Saddam's who earned his nickname because of his use of poison gas, was convicted for an attack on the Iraqi Kurdish town of Halabja. He already faces death sentences in three other cases.

The role of media in the USA

Riz Khan - aljazeera : Has the mainstream media in the US replaced serious coverage with "junk news" and tabloidism?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Hong Kong debates Guangzhou railway project.

Hong Kong's parliament is debating a controversial railway project that links the Chinese territory to the city of Guangzhou.

Opponents of the project say it is too expensive and it has drawn activists out on to the streets in protest.

Rob McBride reports on the railway debate and why it encompasses a much wider issue.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Yemen and Saudi Arabia fight Shi'ite rebels in northern Yemen

Yemen's bid to control and defeat al-Qaida on its territory is not its only challenge. In a remote part of northern Yemen, along the border with Saudi Arabia, another conflict has been raging -- between government forces and rebels who the government suspects of operating with Iran's backing. Senior Correspondent Katayoun Beglari of VOA's Persian News Network visited Yemen recently with videojournalist Hamed Behravan.

The Year Ahead in East Asia.


China struggles to emerge from 2009s economic crisis — focusing on existing and new export markets — will lead to tensions in some parts of East Asia, analyst Rodger Baker says.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Sickening Capitalist Healthcare.

 A matter of life and debt

Over the past year healthcare has become one of the greatest tests for Barack Obama, the US president. He made reform of the system that leaves 47 million people uninsured his top domestic priority. Congress passed two bills that are expected to be merged in the coming weeks. If Obama signs a final bill into law, he will be the first US president in a century to deliver on his promise of reform.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Interview with H.Rafsanjani, Former iranian president

THE INTERVIEW - Former Iranian President and one of the fathers of the Islamic revolution gives an exclusive interview to France 24 as the repression against the opposition in Iran mounts. Chairman of the Expediency Council (which adjudicates disputes over legislation) and the Assembly of Experts (which appoints, and can theoretically replace, the Supreme Leader), Hashemi Rafsanjani is one of the most influential men in the Islamic Republic.

Nigeria doctor 'impregnated girls and sold the babies'

Police in Nigeria have arrested a doctor suspected of impregnating girls and selling their babies.

The police said they found five pregnant girls aged between 12 and 17 at the doctor's clinic in the south-eastern town of Enugu.