Foreign aid & foreign influence

Upon discovering that Hosni Mubarak is worth $70 billion, or one-third of his country’s GDP, some American citizens may be wondering if their tax dollars in the form of foreign aid wound up in the Egyptian dictator’s personal Swiss bank accounts. I realize this may be upsetting to many hardworking Americans who pay their taxes [...]

Ivory Coast: Access to care under serious threat (VIDEO)

Ivory Coast is experiencing a new spiral of violence that is endangering people’s access to medical care. Confrontations raging in parts of the city of Abidjan and in the western part of the country have displaced tens thousands of people. Facing the same insecurity as the rest of the population, health care workers are fleeing [...]

Black and White: Carbon

For last few months the black carbon issue is being highlighted in Himalayan region, with a viewpoint that it will have adverse impact on human health, air quality and on various ecosystem functions. It is said that, there is sheer need of various local and international efforts to reduce the emissions and cope the situation. [...]

Bomb explosion terrorizes Nepal

A pressure cooker bomb exploded here this afternoon in a moving bus injuring 13 people in Rautahat central part of Nepal. According to sources 3 have sustained serious injuries and are currently going under treatment at the center district hospital. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves Share on Linkedin Share [...]

Several thousand Egyptians demonstrate against new ‘anti-protest law’ (VIDEO)

Protest at the TV Building in Maspero In Tahrir Square around 1,000 protesters were voicing their anger on Friday over the anti-protests law approved by the cabinet on Wednesday, which proposed to punishable anyone inciting, urging, promoting or participating in a protest or strike with with jail sentences or an LE 500,000 fine. The law [...]

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