The People’s Power Party (PPP) of Thailand chose the brother-in-law of ex-prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra to lead the country in response to opposition criticism that the party is nothing but a cover to promote the interests of the ex-premier, a media magnate fled into self-imposed exile in Great Britain to escape corruption charges at home. But the election of Somchai Wongsawat may not do much to reduce the tensions that have afflicted this southeast Asian country for almost a month
Negotiations between President Morales and the rebel prefects have resumed
War, Economy? For millions of Americans, “values” are the only thing that counts when they are choosing their president
Israel plans to tax the labor of Palestinians who are building the settlements
President Lugo accuses his opponents of plotting a coup against him
Sri Lanka's Tamils, throughout the world, have just commemorated the 25th anniversary of “black July”, the series of anti-Tamil pogroms that took place in July of 1983 and initiated the civil war that even today continues to bloody the Asian island.
The Zapatero government has deployed what amounts to a bona fide army along the coast of West Africa by Spain, donating five surveillance aircraft C-212 to Mauritania, Senegal and Cape Verde to search the waters for migrant boats. They have also donated four patrol boats each to Mauritania and Senegal, a number of jeeps and a variety of technical equipment. The next gift is to be a Uh-1H helicopter from the Spanish army; all this to make Fortress Europe ‘impenetrable’.
Obama closes the Democratic Convention with a citation from Martin Luther King
After China and India, Russia, Turkey and Iran are also eyeing up the continent
Mehwar means the center of gravity, but for Palestinian victims of abuse, it means hope
"Premier Odinga has disappointed the poor. He has obtained what he wanted for himself and his family, but he has betrayed his long-standing supporters", says S.K., a young Kenyan man who was forced to flee Nairoby during the unrest last January. His words reflect the mood of a lot of Kenyans five months after the post-electoral violence, that caused the death of at least 1,500 people and caused another 350,000 to escape
Give me gasoline, with the price of gas doubled, Americans head to Mexico to fill up
A memo to Obama and McCain from historian Howard Zinn
New rebel actions in the delta as dialogue stagnates
Three decades and a five-years war on, Western oil companies return to Iraq
A Tibetan monk in exile in a monastery in Dharamsala breaks his silence