The Pentagon is increasingly relying on Central Asia as a supply route for its troops in Afghanistan: a strategy that risks destabilising the region. Good news: Things like this also happen in Afghanistan. A moment of sheer joy interrupts the routine of the Emergency war hospital in Lashkargah
In Nairobi, mining ministers from eleven African states have signed an agreement on ending “the raw materials war”. A conduct code for companies that trading in “high risk” minerals.
Economics but also politics in the Chinese Prime Minister’s European trip
Escalating protests against mining, in a country where ecological and social problems are inseparable
The US ambassador in Tegucigalpa, Honduras knew about the coup against Manuel Zelaya on the 28 June 2009 several weeks beforehand… according to the testimony of an ex-minister who was killed shortly after making this revelation
China’s economic model is creating opportunities for the Global South. But the Dragon still has a lot to learn
Tel Aviv government changes residency requirements for migrants: 400 children may be forced to leave their families
Interview to Georges Corm on the present situation in Lebanon
The Communist (Maoist) Party of Afghanistan has announced that it will wage war against the imperialist occupiers in Afghanistan, as well as reactionary theocratic Islamists.
Bringing aid and information to isolated villages along the Brahmaphutra River
In Hebron, the last factory for making the traditional headscarf struggles to compete with Chinese-made versions
Thousands are going to South Africa in search of life-saving remedies not available in their own country, creating a highly dangerous short circuit
Extradition to the United States ends the career of the man reputed to be the world’s biggest arms dealer. But is this really the last chapter of his story?
The regime prepares for elections on 7 November, leaving nothing to chance, with the result a foregone conclusion
The Seroquel case explodes in the USA – Seroquel is an antipsychotic drug used to treat PTSD and is alleged to have caused the deaths of many US war veterans since the start of the Iraq war in 2001
Destination north: taking the coal to Russia rather than China
Peking’s ‘soft power’ spreads through ecological “harmony”
It looks like a teabag, but it turns dirty water into drinking water
The decision has been taken: the famous trans-Afghanistan pipeline - the goal behind US support of the Taliban movement in the 1990s and also (according to many people) the real reason for the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 - will be completed by 2014.
The latest UN report shows that – after years of decline – this year the total area devoted to the cultivation of the opium poppy in Afghanistan has remained stable.
After a progressive deterioration in relations between Moscow and Minsk, Lukashenko goes so far as to declare “Russia is our worst enemy”
By Cindy Sheehan. "When you vote for war, don't be surprised when you get it"
Chinese state TV celebrates good relations with Israel by airing a documentary praising Jewish civilisation
USAid the is main propagator of excessive wastes of supplies and money - all in order to benefit subsidized American industries.