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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.
Excellent to see CNN publish this detailed and in-depth report on modern-day slavery in Mauritania, researched covertly during a visit there in December 2011. But the extract below, from the end of the report invites a dangerous assumption: it could be interpreted as an excuse to intervene in the affairs of a sovereign nation. I believe this is […]