World News Middle East madness and confusion
Simultaneous gun attacks in Iran on June 7, killed at least 17 people and injured dozens. The gunmen targeted the Iranian parliament building and the Mausoleum of the late leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
Updated Jun 14, 2017 - 10:05:08 AM
World News Venezuela threatens to exit OAS
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela is threatening to pull out of the Organization of American States as the socialist government’s response to political unrest that has been blamed for 27 deaths in recent weeks draws rebuke from the hemisphere’s major powers.
Updated May 3, 2017 - 10:04:50 AM
World News Questions on mainstream media response to Westminster attack
LONDON—Heralded as the most serious terrorist attack in London since the 7\7 bombings, which claimed 56 lives in July 2005, the recent Westminster incident which saw a 52-year-old man use his vehicle to mow down numerous civilians on Westminster bridge before killing a police officer has dominated headlines in recent days.
Updated Apr 5, 2017 - 11:21:43 AM
World News Dismal employment stats for Black youth in UK
LONDON—Education has long been hailed as the key to overcoming racism and social inequality but with official UK government statistics showing Black youth are still as likely to be unemployed as they were 20 years ago, despite a significant increase in educational participation.
Updated Apr 5, 2017 - 11:19:10 AM
World News Investing In Zimbabwe's Smallholder Farmers
HARARE (IPS)—To take his mangoes to Shurugwi, about 132 miles south of Harare, requires Edward Madzokere to hire a cart and wake up at dawn. The fruit farmer sells his produce at the nearest “growth point” at Tongogara (the term for areas targeted for development) where the prices are not stable.
Updated Mar 29, 2017 - 1:32:47 PM
World News Africa still cursed by glut of small arms
The International Red Cross has determined small arms are the world’s principal cause of death and conflict. “Small/light arms are cheap and portable, and are used by all combatants—state militaries, militias, and insurgents.”
Updated Mar 14, 2017 - 1:38:38 PM