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The world has changed in many ways in the past 50 years. Global population has doubled, and well over half of the people alive in the world today were born after the United Nations requested, in 1965, that Spain de-colonise the territory of Western Sahara, which it had occupied since the late 19th century. But […]
The news of the UN General Assembly’s decision to upgrade the Palestinians status was the cue for wild celebrations across the West Bank and Gaza. In Ramallah, thousands hit the streets for a frenzy of flag-waving and fireworks. Many in the crowd expressed their delight at the UN’s decision and their pride in President Mahmoud […]
The New York Bar Association has issued a document recommending that a referendum be held in Western Sahara which follows the same lines as the South Sudan referendum on independence, making references to international law and claiming that such a right to independence is covered by its terms. The document issued by the New York […]
KABUL, Afghanistan — For years, American officials have struggled to curb Afghanistan’s opium industry, rewriting strategy every few seasons and pouring in more than $6 billion over the past decade to combat the poppies that help finance the insurgency and fuel corruption. It is a measure of the problem’s complexity that officials can find little […]
Are we really supposed to buy this statement from UNSMIL about Libya voter registrations, in the tiny two week period allowed, of 2.7 million (reported) when the population is almost 7 million? Those age 15 or under are 30% or less of the total, which pus those of voting age considerably more than 2.7 million.