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There were a few titters and bored sighs at last year's annual general meeting of BP as one long-standing private shareholder made a somewhat lengthy point about why the oil giant should improve its well cement procurement.

The cavernous ExCel convention centre...

By Rowena Mason
April 10, 2011

He's considered one of world's most dangerous terrorism suspects, and the U.S. offered a $1-million reward for his capture in 2005. Intelligence experts say he's a master bomb maker and extremist leader who possesses a wealth of information about Al Qaeda-linked groups in...

April 10, 2011

Leaving aside all the new conflicts in the Middle East, how are our nation's longstanding struggles in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan going?

Iraq had the best winter of the three. Bombings by insurgents continued, but the disputes over last year’s general election...

Michael E. O'Hanlon, Director of Research and Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, 21st Century Defense Initiative
April 10, 2011

Antonia Juhasz, author and oil industry expert from California, will be in London on 10-
15 April to participate in the BP annual shareholder meeting just days before the one-year
anniversary of the start of the Gulf oil disaster. She will be joined by...

April 8, 2011

Antonia Juhasz, author and oil industry expert from California, will be in London on 10-
15 April to participate in the BP annual shareholder meeting just days before the one-year
anniversary of the start of the Gulf oil disaster. She will be joined by...

April 8, 2011

KABUL, 7 April 2011 (IRIN) - Discrepancies in the number of civilian casualties of war in Afghanistan and the varying levels of blame attributed to warring parties by the UN and human rights organizations could, in part, be due to different interpretations of the legal...

April 7, 2011

In Italy, “Stop That Train” launches a campaign calling on Pizzarotti & C. SpA to withdraw from the construction of the Israeli high-speed railway crossing the occupied Palestinian territories. The German Ministry of Transport defines the project as “potentially in...

April 7, 2011

RAMALLAH, 6 April 2011 (IRIN) - The number of Palestinian homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem demolished by Israeli authorities increased for the third consecutive month in March, according to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).

Since January, Israeli...

April 6, 2011

Preliminary results announced by the CEP last night showed Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly with 67.6 percent of the vote, while Mirlande Manigat received 31.5 percent. While news headlines focus on the “landslide” victory for Martelly, he actually received the support of...

April 6, 2011

On Wednesday, March 30, activists with CODEPINK and Global Exchange delivered a letter with over 2,500 signatures to the management at 15 Bed Bath & Beyond stores asking the retail chain to discontinue sales of products manufactured in illegal Israeli settlements,...

Rae Abileah
April 5, 2011

Two weeks ago, on the morning of March 18, I was in Haiti to witness the return of Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haiti's twice democratically elected, former president, who was coming home after seven years in exile in South Africa. I waited in the courtyard of his home in...

Laura Flynn
April 5, 2011

Two weeks ago, on the morning of March 18, I was in Haiti to witness the return of Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haiti's twice democratically elected, former president, who was coming home after seven years in exile in South Africa. I waited in the courtyard of his home in...

Laura Flynn
April 5, 2011

The report's author, South African judge Richard Goldstone, said on Friday that new accounts indicated Israel had not deliberately targeted civilians.

He said that if he had known what he knew now, "the Goldstone Report would have been a different document".

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April 2, 2011

A new report by Who Profits maps the involvement of the Israeli wine industry in the occupation of the West Bank and the Syrian Golan Heights and traces some of the ways in which it masks this involvement. For this purpose, this report surveys the Israeli wine industry,...

April 1, 2011

His lines may be better delivered, but Barack Obama is sounding – and acting – more like the heir to George W. Bush than the change-maker sold to the public in his award-winning ad campaign. Indeed, when not sending billions of dollars to repressive governments across...

by Medea Benjamin and Charles Davis
March 31, 2011

KABUL, 29 March 2011 (IRIN) - Taliban “supreme leader” Mullah Mohammad Omar has issued a decree instructing insurgents not to attack schools and intimidate schoolchildren, according to the Afghan Ministry of Education (MoE).

“In his message to a Taliban military...

March 29, 2011

RAMALLAH, 28 March 2011 (IRIN) - Israeli trucker Nazar Zarro hoists himself up into the cab of his articulated lorry loaded with emergency flour supplies bound for UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) food distribution centres in the Gaza Strip.

Zarro makes the 100km...

March 28, 2011

In the face of dismal working conditions and company and government repression, workers in a key Mexican clothing factory successfully organized an independent union over the past year, winning official labor board registration on February 10. The mostly women workers at...

By Judith Ancel
March 26, 2011

(Port-au-Prince, Haiti, March 24, 2011) — A coali­tion of 58 Hait­ian grass­roots groups, inter­nally dis­placed per­sons (IDP) camps, human rights orga­ni­za­tions, and aca­d­e­mic insti­tu­tions pre­sented a set of 13 reports on human rights in Haiti to the U.N. Human...

March 26, 2011

In the third and latest major demonstration in Lebanon, protesters of the sectarian or "confessional" system took special aim at religious family laws that prevent civil marriages and discriminate against women in various ways.

BEIRUT, Lebanon (WOMENSENEWS)--The...

March 24, 2011