Jonathan Steele: Assad's popularity, Arab League observers, US military involvement: all distorted in the west's propaganda war (The Syrian conflict may not be as black & white as western media would have us believe
More transparency is needed in the oil, gas and mining industries to prevent the international scramble for Africa’s natural resources from fuelling still deeper corruption and instability, according to a new report from Global Witness published today.
In Ethiopia's case, human rights experts spoke out after three journalists and two opposition politicians were given sentences last week ranging from 14 years to life imprisonment under Ethiopia's anti-terrorism laws.
Global Dashboard – Blog covering International affairs and global risks · About us ... None of this is a reflection on the generosity of Pakistanis, who generally do well on international comparisons of giving.
The International Institutions and Global Governance Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), in collaboration with MediaStorm, launched the eighth issue of its comprehensive Global Governance Monitor: Human Rights.
Climate change denial has become a litmus test for modern Republicans, but Rick Santorum, in his fondness for melding faith and government, has become one of the precious few to cite the Bible as evidence that the science-accepting crowd has it all...
In a world with so much bloodshed and much newer flash points, Tibet is becoming an old cause. The Freedom for Tibet stickers are fading on cars, the Dalai Lama’s appeals are a regular item on the news. It is supported largely by middle-class Westerners and celebrities, but in no way does it detract from the overwhelming justice of the Tibetan cause. Forget Hollywood. Tibet is of immense importance to the whole world.
One million Rwandans have emerged out of poverty in the last five years, six times faster than the country has achieved between 2000 and 2006, a new survey of household living conditions in Rwanda indicates.
We have the knowledge that can contribute to finding solutions to the crisis of climate change. But if you’re not prepared to listen, how can we communicate this to you? — Marcos Terena, Xané leader, Brazil.
Gideon became chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Times in July 2006. He joined the FT after a 15-year career at The Economist, which included spells as a foreign correspondent in Brussels, Washington and ...