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Iraq hands over to Russia 4 women, 27 children linked to Islamic State

Iraq has handed over to Russia four women and 27 children suspected of having ties to the Islamic State militant group, local television broadcaster Al-Sumaria quoted the foreign ministry as saying on Thursday. Iraq is currently conducting the trials of hundreds of foreign women who have been detained, along with hundreds of their children, since August by Iraqi forces as Islamic State strongholds crumbled. “Iraq has returned to Russia 27 children and 4 women who were tricked into
2018-02-22 16:02 | News | AbrarOnline

Philippines’ Duterte says may expand ban on outbound workers

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday he would extend his ban on sending workers to Kuwait to include other countries if investigations showed Filipinos were being seriously abused by employers elsewhere. The Southeast Asian country has suspended the deployment of workers to the Gulf state since last month after Duterte said the abuse was unchecked and had driven several Filipino domestic helpers there to suicide. “We are doing an audit now (to) find out the places where
2018-02-22 16:02 | News | AbrarOnline

Hutchins Roundup: Global value chains and inflation measures, optimal inflation rates, and more

By Vivien Lee, Louise Sheiner Studies in this week’s Hutchins Roundup find that use of global value chains increases the disparity between the CPI and the PPI, a decline in long run interest rates increases optimal inflation, and more. Want to receive the Hutchins Roundup as an email? Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Thursday. Use of global value chains increases disparity between CPI and PPI
2018-02-22 16:02 | News | Brookings

Pakistan Supreme Court rules ousted PM Sharif cannot lead his party

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered that ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif be removed as head of the political party he founded, six months after the court disqualified him as the country’s leader over unreported income. Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif speaks during a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan September 26, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood The new ruling could throw into disarray Senate elections due on March 3, with opposition figures saying it invalidates candidates from the ruling
2018-02-22 15:02 | News | AbrarOnline

Fugitive Bahrain militants die at sea en route to Iran – activists

Three suspected Bahraini militants wanted on “terrorism charges” died at sea in unexplained circumstances this month and another is missing, activists said, after they appear to have fled the country by boat headed for Iran. The incident shines a light on alleged links between a small, armed fringe of Bahrain’s Shi‘ite Muslim opposition and Iran, which authorities in the Western-allied Gulf kingdom accuse of helping stoke years of attacks against its police. An activist group in their home
2018-02-22 15:02 | News | AbrarOnline

Community And Vegetables Grow Side-By-Side In Syrian Refugee Camp Gardens

Some Syrians have found that the difficult work of growing fruits and vegetables in refugee camps brings a sense of home, peace, and of course, adds fresh food to the community. (Image credit: Kastro Yosef/The Lemon Tree Trust)
2018-02-22 15:02 | News | NPR

Figure of the week: Zeroing in on illicit flows in West Africa

By Amy Copley On Thursday, January 11, the Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings launched its annual  Foresight Africa  report, highlighting key priorities for the region in 2018. Chapter two of the report, Sustainable financing for economic development: Mobilizing Africa’s resources , assesses the scope for leveraging domestic resources more effectively to meet the region’s development goals—especially as the external financing environment becomes increasingly challenging. Along with raising tax revenues and capitalizing on natural resource wealth, curbing
2018-02-22 15:02 | News | Brookings

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh exceed 680,000: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) said an estimated 688,000 Rohingya refugees had crossed over into Bangladesh from Myanmar since August 25, 2017, joining over 200,000 people who had arrived earlier. In a written statement issued on Tuesday, the WHO said the camps — which it called the world’s biggest refugee settlement areas — were risking disease outbreaks. Urging further efforts in health services for nearly 1.3 million people in Cox’s Bazar — Rohingyas and their surrounding host communities
2018-02-22 15:02 | News | AbrarOnline

Nigerian military rescues 76 missing schoolgirls after Boko Haram attack

The Nigerian military rescued 76 schoolgirls and recovered the bodies of two others on Wednesday, after the students went missing during a Boko Haram attack on a village, some parents and local government official told Reuters. More than 90 students were feared missing after a Boko Haram attack on the village of Dapchi in the northeastern state of Yobe. The disappearance, if confirmed, would be one of the largest since the militant group abducted more than 270 schoolgirls from
2018-02-22 15:02 | News | AbrarOnline

Leader of Gonabadi Dervishes condemns crimes on north Tehran street

Leader of Gonabadi Dervishes (A Sufi Muslim order) Nour Ali Tabandeh in a statement on Wednesday strongly condemned actions of some rioters which led to the martyrdom of three policemen  and two members of Basij (volunteer) forces on Pasdaran street. He also called for prosecution of those involved in the incident. The statement read ‘In recent days, bitter incidents took place around my residence in defiance of religious and mystic principles under false excuses …. that made
2018-02-22 15:02 | News | AbrarOnline

The MTA May Soon Be Getting Even More of Your Money

A significant portion of New York City property owners may soon find themselves giving the Metropolitan Transit Authority more money to fund new construction. Thanks to a provision in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2019 budget proposal, the MTA may soon be allowed to tax not only properties that will benefit from new construction going forward but also ones that have financially benefited from any major infrastructure project in the past 37 years. The MTA has borrowed more than half of its
2018-02-22 15:02 | The Front ,Transit | VillageVoice

EMILY’s List Weighs in Hard in Texas Primary — Against a Leading Woman in the Trump Resistance

EMILY’s List is dumping big money into an upcoming Democratic primary in Texas’s 7th Congressional District, pitting the women’s group against a pro-choice woman who was, in the months after the election of Donald Trump, a face of the resistance. Laura Moser, as creator of the popular text-messaging program Daily Action, gave hundreds of thousands of despondent progressives a single political action to take each day. Her project was emblematic of the new energy forming around the
2018-02-22 14:02 | Uncategorized | TheIntercept

Russian Police Briefly Detain Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny — Again

Navalny says he faces jail time for organizing illegal protests. It's not the first arrest this year for the Kremlin critic, who has been barred from running in this year's presidential election. (Image credit: Alexandra Dalsbaek/AFP/Getty Images)
2018-02-22 14:02 | News | NPR

Discover Iran’s Most Important Documentary Filmmaker: Mehrdad Oskouei

When he was 15, Mehrdad Oskouei decided to commit suicide. As he tells it, it was an act of both hopelessness and selflessness: His father had gone bankrupt after being imprisoned, and the family had reached the end of its financial rope; young Mehrdad wanted to drown himself so that there would be one less mouth to feed. But then, as he waited with ropes and weights late one night on the shore of the Caspian Sea, he saw something
2018-02-22 13:02 | Film ,The Culture ,The Front | VillageVoice

Can “Fake News” be stopped?

On Wednesday, YouTube was forced to apologize for a video that sat at the top of its “Trending” tab, which shows users the most popular videos on the site. By the time it was removed from the site, it had more than 200,000 views. The problem? The video promoted the conspiracy theory peddled by alt-right propagandists that Parkland, Florida high school student and shooting survivor David Hogg is an actor, “bought and paid by CNN and George
2018-02-22 13:02 | Law Enforcement ,Rule of Law ,Surveillance | JustSecurity

"A Monstrous Campaign of Annihilation": Death Toll in Eastern Ghouta Tops 300 from Syrian Assault

The United Nations has condemned the Syrian government’s recent deadly barrage of airstrikes and artillery fire against the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta, outside the capital of Damascus. Aid workers report at least 300 people have been killed over the past three days. Many of the victims are women and children. Targets have included hospitals and residential apartment buildings. We are joined now by three guests: Rawya Rageh of Amnesty International, Syrian-American journalist Alia Malek and Wendy Pearlman, author of
2018-02-22 13:02 | News | DemocracyNow

Russian Curler Stripped Of Olympic Bronze After He's Found Guilty Of Doping

Aleksandr Krushelnitckii and his wife have given up their mixed doubles medal after he tested positive for a banned drug. It's unwelcome news for a Russian delegation already embroiled in scandal. (Image credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
2018-02-22 13:02 | News | NPR

Former Parkland Student: I Interned for Senator Rubio. Now I'm Begging Him to Act on Guns

As students protests grow in Florida, we speak to a former intern for Senator Rubio who is also a graduate from Stoneman Douglas High School. Shana Rosenthal just wrote a piece for The New York Times titled “I Interned for Senator Rubio. Now I’m Begging Him to Act on Guns.” In the piece, the 21-year-old reveals she has already been near four mass shootings: at Florida State University, Fort Lauderdale airport and the massacres at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando
2018-02-22 13:02 | News | DemocracyNow

What Decades Of Covering School Shootings Has Taught Me

Each horrific school shooting offers painful lessons but few, if any, answers. (Image credit: Eric Gay/AP)
2018-02-22 13:02 | News | NPR

"The Time to Act Is Now": Florida School Shooting Survivors Confront Trump, Rubio on Gun Control

“The time to act is now.” That’s the message of survivors of last week’s school shooting in Florida. On Wednesday, the nation witnessed grieving students, parents and teachers powerfully confront the president and lawmakers over gun control in pointed—and often tense—televised exchanges. The day began with students across the United States—from Minnesota to Colorado to Arizona—walking out of class to demand stricter gun laws. Meanwhile, survivors of the shooting descended on the Florida state Capitol in Tallahassee to demand lawmakers
2018-02-22 13:02 | News | DemocracyNow

The Early Edition: February 22, 2018

Signup to receive the Early Edition in your inbox here . Before the start of business,  Just Security  provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news. SYRIA “My appeal to all those involved is for an immediate suspension of all war activities in Eastern Ghouta, allowing for humanitarian aid to reach all those in need,” the U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said yesterday, urging action as the
2018-02-22 13:02 | Daily News Roundup ,Featured | JustSecurity

Headlines for February 22, 2018

U.N. Warns of "Monstrous Campaign of Annihilation" in Syria Tallahassee, Florida: Survivors of School Massacre Demand Gun Reforms Students Across the Country Hold Walkouts to Protest Gun Violence Families of Gun Victims Confront Trump in White House Listening Session School Shooting Survivors Confront Politicians at Florida Town Hall California: Police Say They Thwarted a School Shooting at High School Amnesty International: Trump
2018-02-22 13:02 | News | DemocracyNow

Ford Names Successor After Ousting Executive For 'Inappropriate Behavior'

North America President Raj Nair is leaving the company effective immediately, according to a corporate statement — it didn't specify what led to his departure. A replacement has not yet been named. (Image credit: Carlos Osorio/AP)
2018-02-22 12:02 | News | NPR

Blue Cross Executives Are Working Hard Against a Pro-Single Payer Candidate for Governor

In Michigan’s gubernatorial Democratic primary in August, voters will get to choose between two competing visions for health care. Former executive director of the Detroit Health Department, Abdul El-Sayed, has a simple plan : cover every Michigander in one public program with single-payer health insurance. His opponent, former Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer, does not support single payer and rather wants to continue to build on the Affordable Care Act. Insurance giant Blue Cross
2018-02-22 11:02 | Uncategorized | TheIntercept

Dutch Olympian apologises to South Korea after ‘dog meat’ remark

A DUTCH speed skater has maddened South Koreans after making a comment regarding the East Asian country’s consumption of dog meat on Wednesday. During a press conference after the Netherlands was awarded a bronze medal in the men’s team pursuit at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Jan Blokhuijsen said: “please treat dogs better in this country”, referring to the Korean tradition of eating canine meat. The remark drew “fury” from the South Korean public, reported the country’s state
2018-02-22 10:02 | News ,South Korea ,Sport | AsianCorrespondent

One Year In, DNC Turnaround Has A Long Way To Go

It's been one year since Tom Perez took charge of the Democratic National Committee. The party is still struggling, despite high hopes for November's midterms. (Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
2018-02-22 10:02 | News | NPR

As Washington Gears Up To Tackle Foreign Influence, How Effective Can It Be?

Leaders in Congress and elsewhere in D.C., including top DOJ officials, want to start taking concrete steps to defend the 2018 elections from another foreign attack. But it's a big, broad challenge. (Image credit: Jose Luis Magana/AP)
2018-02-22 10:02 | News | NPR

Cambodia, North Korea the most corrupt Asia Pacific states

HERMIT dictatorship North Korea is the most corrupt country in Asia according to a newly released index, followed closely by an increasingly authoritarian Cambodia. The Corruption Perceptions Index 2017 was released by Berlin-based anti-corruption non-profit Transparency International on Wednesday, which found that “the majority of countries are making little or no progress in ending corruption”. Out of a possible score of 0 to 100 – 0 being “highly corrupt” and 100 being “very clean” – North Korea
2018-02-22 09:02 | All of Asia ,Australia ,Cambodia | AsianCorrespondent

Installation Progresses On Bezos-Backed 10,000-Year Clock

A 500-foot-tall clock is being constructed inside a mountain in West Texas on property owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. It is the brain child of inventor Danny Hillis.
2018-02-22 09:02 | News | NPR

Threats Against Schools Increase Since Florida Shooting

Educators School Safety Network says it has recorded about 50 threats a day on average since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, compared with about 10 a day on average. (Image credit: Reed Saxon/AP)
2018-02-22 09:02 | News | NPR

Bond Villain in the World Economy: Latvia’s Offshore Banking Sector

If the world economy were a Bond movie, Latvia’s offshore banking economy would be its Bond villain. Presently, this plucky state of 1.8 million people on Russia’s border is leading the world’s financial press with two major scandals. First, there is their long-standing Central Bank Governor, Mr. Ilmars Rimsevics. While Latvia’s population (disproportionally aged, as many of the young have left to find work abroad) only rivals that of Hamburg, but with a much smaller economy, Mr. Rimsevics nonetheless commands
2018-02-22 09:02 | articles 2015 ,Leading Article | CounterPunch

Haiti’s Latest Indignity at the Hands of Dogooders, Oxfam’s Sex Scandal

I was in Cuba when the Oxfam “Caligula” sex scandal  in Haiti broke. Knowing my work in the field, a colleague with years of experience working in disaster response agencies asked me what I thought. When I had the chance to catch up on the story, my response included, “I wasn’t surprised.” She was horrified. “Underage girls wearing nothing but Oxfam T-shirts! How can that be not surprising?” Haiti, unfortunately, has seen its share of  blan
2018-02-22 09:02 | articles 2015 ,Leading Article | CounterPunch

How the US Bullies North Korea, 1945-Present

Photo by John Pavelka | CC BY 2.0 For more than seven decades, US policymakers and military strategists have bullied, intimidated and ultimately tried to isolate the self-professed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (a.k.a., North Korea). It is particularly instructive to examine official Congressional, CIA and Pentagon sources relating to North Korea’s motivates. These often paint a much more honest picture of events than mainstream media. The official sources, conspicuously absent from mainstream US and
2018-02-22 08:02 | articles 2015 ,Leading Article | CounterPunch

Rethinking Freedom in the Era of Mass Shootings

Photo by jqpubliq | CC BY 2.0 Parkland. Las Vegas. Orlando. Aurora. Newtown… A broken record of politicians offering their prayers and condolences plays in the background. America holds its breath in fear of the next massacre. The day after a gunman opened fire at a concert, killing 58 and wounding more than 500, former Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly  wrote , “This is the price of freedom.” He continued: “The Second Amendment is
2018-02-22 08:02 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

Fire and Fury: More Than a Publishing Hit

Photo by Financial Times | CC BY 2.0 The real revelation in Michael Wolff’s new and successful book,  Fire and Fury , is not that President Donald Trump acts like a child, suffers from psychopathologies like delusions of grandeur and paranoia, is an ignoramus who neither reads nor listens and, in short, is totally incapable of fulfilling the duties of his office. It is not necessary to be a mental health professional to realize
2018-02-22 08:02 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

Caught in a Trap: Being a Latino Democrat is Being in an Abusive Relationship

Photo by Molly Adams | CC BY 2.0 It’s a strange time to be a Latino Democrat. As a requisite for attending Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, many Democrats brought staffers or constituents as guests who were Latinos or who represented marginalized identities. We are told that, as Republicans want to blame us for lost jobs and chain migration, Democrats see the good in us. They see value that others don’t see.
2018-02-22 08:02 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

From Kent State to Parkland High: Will America Ever Learn?

Photo by Mws77 | CC BY 2.0 My sister Allison was shot and killed in a domestic US military massacre during a lunch time antiwar protest at Kent State University on May 4, 1970. Allison was 19-years old when she was targeted for assassination. Her spirit reminds us the most heinous of all massacres is when those killed are defenseless young people at their schools. On the phone last week with my colleague, Emily Aigner
2018-02-22 08:02 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

Congress and the AR-15: One NRA Stooge Too Many

Oregon is a liberal state controlled for the most part by Democrats. Queen Hillary carried Oregon easily in the 2016 presidential election, and the numbers would suggest that the majority of Oregonians loathe Trump, who knew he couldn’t carry the state.  I don’t think he even appeared here to campaign. The exception to the Dems’ rule is the 2nd Congressional District, a mainly rural swath of real estate that pretty much covers the barren, empty spaces east of the
2018-02-22 08:02 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

Border Wall Delusions

One of the only good things about the failure of Congress to agree upon the future of DACA recipients (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is that Trump’s fantasy about a border wall was not funded yet (which you may remember Mexico was going to pay for). Many see the Border Wall controversy as a humanitarian issue and a financial folly. Worse, according to many experts, a border wall would be ineffective in preventing illegal immigration. However, yet another lesser
2018-02-22 08:02 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

The Anthropocene’s Birthday, or the Birth-Year of Human-Accelerated Climate Change

Scientists have found a major spike in the amount of Carbon-14 within the tree rings of “The Loneliest Tree In The World,” which ring corresponds to October-December 1965. This tree is a Sitka Spruce, a species from the American Northwest (and into Canada) that was planted on Campbell Island in 1901 (or 1905), which island is in the Southern Ocean about 400 miles south of the southern tip of New Zealand. There are no other trees on Campbell Island,
2018-02-22 08:02 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Russiagate

“An epidemic terror seized upon the nations,” wrote Charles Mackay in his 1841 masterpiece, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. “It was a crime imputed with so much ease, and repelled with so much difficulty, that the powerful, whenever they wanted to ruin the weak, and could fix no other imputation upon them, had only to accuse them of witchcraft to ensure their destruction.” Sound familiar? It’s a recurring theme. There’s always some specific group to blame for
2018-02-22 08:02 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

Swiss ambassador calls out Malaysia’s terrible maid abuse record

IT was the elephant in the room. Maid abuse, despite its consistent occurrence in Malaysia, was conspicuously missing from Amnesty International’s State of Human Rights 2017/18 report in Kuala Lumpur today. Switzerland’s ambassador to Malaysia called this out. Referring to the case of Adelina Lisao, an Indonesian domestic helper who died recently from suspected abuse by her employers, Michael Winzap asked how such modern-day slavery still takes place without impunity in Malaysia today. “There was little outcry about the
2018-02-22 07:02 | All of Asia ,Indonesia ,Malaysia | AsianCorrespondent

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio Softens On Gun Restrictions

At a CNN town hall, the Republican senator said he would support raising the age limit for those wanting to purchase AR-15 style rifles and is "reconsidering" his position on high-capacity magazines. (Image credit: Michael Laughlin/Sun Sentinel/TNS/Getty Images)
2018-02-22 07:02 | News | NPR

South Sudan president warns police against abuse of power

February 21, 2018 (JUBA)- South Sudanese president has warned security service officials against abuse of power pointing that the sector was a service institution subordinate to a civilian administration. President Salva Kiir, according to a presidential aide, said everyone was now seeing serving in the security sector as the shortest way to get into power for personal gains. “If you noticed, everyone wants to be a general because they are seeing it a way to get into power.
2018-02-22 07:02 | News | SudanTribune

“The Nile: Shared River, Collective Action”

By Dr. Eng. Seleshi Bekele Ethiopia is hosting the 2018 Regional Nile Day Celebration in commemoration of the establishment of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) on February 22, 1999 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Participants from Nile riparian countries will converge in our capital, Addis Ababa, to observe this big event. February 22 marks a groundbreaking event in the history of the Nile Basin. It is on this date that for the first time ever, all riparian countries
2018-02-22 07:02 | News | SudanTribune

Pela culatra: como a tortura alimenta o terrorismo

A tortura conduz ao terrorismo? Será que décadas de abusos contra prisioneiros políticos em países de maioria muçulmana – ou em prisões secretas da CIA e centros de detenção dos EUA no Iraque e em Guantánamo – alimentaram a radicalização e o extremismo? Ou será mera coincidência o fato de que alguns dos maiores líderes do movimento jihadista – como o ideólogo da Irmandade Muçulmana, Sayyid Qutb ; o chefe da Al Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri ; e
2018-02-22 07:02 | Uncategorized | TheIntercept

Hand Grenade Thrown At U.S. Embassy In Montenegro; Attacker Killed

An unidentified man threw a hand grenade at the compound in Podgorica before reportedly killing himself with another explosive. U.S. citizens are being asked to avoid the area until further notice. (Image credit: Risto Bozovic/AP)
2018-02-22 06:02 | News | NPR

“How Much Is It Worth to Stay in China’s Markets?”

Last month, German carmaker Daimler repeatedly apologized for hurting Chinese feelings , disavowing any "support, assistance, aid or help to anyone who intentionally subverts or attempts to subvert China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity." Its offense was to include a quote from the Dalai Lama in an Instagram post from a Mercedes brand account. The uproar over the post followed similar perceived online affronts to China’s borders by hotel chain Marriott, fast fashion retailer Zara, and Delta Air Lines.
2018-02-22 06:02 | China & the World ,Economy ,Information Revolution | ChinaDigitalTimes

New Technology Alone Won’t Halt Aflatoxin Menace, Experts Warn

Laboratory Technician Herbert Mtopa collects biological samples at a clinic in Zimbabwe's Shamva District under a CultiAF project to assess exposure of women and children to aflatoxins. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS By Miriam Gathigah NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 22 2018 (IPS) In the absence of concerted efforts to raise awareness on the dangers of aflatoxin to humans and domestic animals, advances in technology for early detection of aflatoxin in cereals and seeds such as maize will come to
2018-02-22 06:02 | Africa ,Featured ,Food & Agriculture | IPSnews

Must We Aim for Ending Corruption and Poverty?

By Ruben C. De Lara Feb 22 2018 (Manila Times) Corruption and poverty are two sides of the same coin. Ending one can help end the other. Must we aim for it? What is the solution? Change the leadership or the system of government? Ruben C. De Lara From selecting the right people to govern, to design policies and strategies to develop and grow the economy—this has for ages, defined our
2018-02-22 06:02 | Crime & Justice | IPSnews

S. Sudan's Kiir in Kampala for Heads of State summit

February 21, 2018 (KAMPALA) – South Sudan President Salva Kiir is in Kampala, Uganda to attend the 19th ordinary summit of the East Africa heads of states on Thursday. South Sudan's Salva Kiir and Uganda's minister for national security Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde in Kampala, February 21, 2018 (South Sudan Press Unit) The spokesperson for South Sudan's presidency, Ateny Wek Ateny said it will be the first time Kiir is attending
2018-02-22 06:02 | News | SudanTribune

Sudan accuses UNAMID of hiding Mission staff accused of sexual assault

February 21, 2018 (KHARTOUM) The Special Prosecutor of Darfur Crimes Al-Fatih Mohamed Tayfor has accused the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) of hiding Mission staff involved in sexual offences. Members of the South African battalion of the UNAMID on March 9, 2008 (photo UN) On Tuesday, Tayfor met with the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten, Tuesday in North Darfur State capital, El-Fasher.
2018-02-22 05:02 | News | SudanTribune

Sudan's ruling party sacks presidential aide

February 21, 2018 (KHARTOUM) — The ruling National Congress Party (NCP) chaired by President Omer Hassan al-Bashir has dismissed his deputy in the party and presidential assistant Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid on Wednesday. Presidential Assistant, Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid (SUNA Photo) Hamid who is also the head of the Sudanese government negotiating team for peace talks to end the conflict in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states has been replaced by Faisal
2018-02-22 05:02 | News | SudanTribune

Overhyping US-Russian Differences – OpEd

The noticeable disagreements between the Russian and US governments notwithstanding, there have been some hyped inaccuracies, which serve the purpose of nurturing a further misunderstanding for many of those who’re overly reliant on mass media. The title of Grant Robertson’s February 18 Globe and Mail article “ Welcome to Hockey in the Era of Trump; Russians Make a Point with Rough Rink Win Over US ,” sums up a (put mildly) questionable overview. When the US and Canadian women’s
2018-02-22 05:02 | 1 ,Opinion | EurasiaReview