A member of the governing party, the honourable Wahab Akbar who was killed in the Philippine Parliament bombing on Tuesday night, was not just any politician. A faithful supporter of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and elected by the governing conservative party (Lakas CMD) as a representative of the Basilan province, Muslim Akbar was seen by many as the ‘grand old man’ behind the Abu Sayyaf terrorist movement. He was a powerful man with many friends but also many enemies.
After losing their refugee camp, the people of Nahr el Bared ask for asylum in Europe
Interview with Viktoria Mohacsi, Hungarian member of the European Parliament of Roma origins
The US and China agree to install a direct telephone line between their military units
Illegal immigrant deaths decline on US-Mexico border. Cause unclear
The closure of the Erez crossing has trapped Gaza’s women footballers and also some ill people
Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang, the two faces of China’s immediate future who emerged from the XVII congress of the communist party. One comes from Shanghai and is a loyal supporter of the city’s highest representative in Chinese politics, Jiang Zemin, and like the former party chairman is a champion of liberalism without any ethical or social restraints, while the other has always been attached to Hu Jinato, the current chairman, and like him believes in a country with as little social imbalance as possible
A trip to the Algerian region of Cabilia, where the population lives between two fires
The Nansen Prize, awarded to a person or organization that has made a distinguished contribution in favor of refugees, is given by the Nansen Committee of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and dedicated to the memory of Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian diplomat, winner of the Nobal Peace Prize in 1922, who fought for the rights of refugees fleeing the Russian revolution after the First World War. The 2007 award was given to lawyer Katrine Camilleri, 37, who represents the representative in Malta for the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS).
Soon peasants will have back 17,816 hectares of land stolen by colonists and palm tree growers
The UN Security Council label as “deplorable” the bloodiest repression in the last 20 years
Back in Iraq after two years, since the two Simones' kidnapping and Baldoni's death. The arrival in Erbil coincides with the Asian cup winning by the Iraqi national soccer team. Scenes of the “Two banks Lions” and of the outstanding moments of the victorious match against Saudi Arabia are scrolling on the Erbil airport monitors. But what is the situation of Iraqi refugees in Syria and Jordan? Ngo worker Bruno Neri's reportage
Thousands of Indians march on Delhi calling for better working conditions
In Peru, over 35 struggles underway between miners and the mining companies