Politics

16
Aug
Gaddafi’s forces have launched Scud missile

The military forces that are still loyal to Col Muammar Gaddafi decided to fire a Scud missile for the first time during the six month conflict. US defense officials stated the missile had been launched from a location near the coastal city of Sirte and was aimed at Brega, a city currently held by rebel forces. Luckily the missile landed in the desert. It is believed that forces loyal to Gaddafi have 200 Scuds in their arsenal. "This man will... [read news]

14
Aug
Bachmann further comments her statement about wives

On Sunday, Rep. Michele Bachmann was present on "Face the Nation" and said that she stood by the statement she made on Thursday at the Republican debate where she explained that wives should be submissive to their husbands. She added that she simply meant that married couples should show mutual respect. In 2006 her husband asked her to get a post-doctorate degree in tax law. At that time Bachmann said: "Tax law? I hate taxes. Why should I go... [read news]

12
Aug
More protestors die in Syria

Activists and witnesses from Syria announced that the government has once again used deadly force against the protesters that gathered across the country in order to attend the Friday prayers and demand the end of President Bashar al-Assad's rule. At least 17 deaths have been reported in a number of cities among which we name Douma, Aleppo, Homs, Hama and Deir ez-Zor. Moreover, one activist witnessed the security forces firing against the... [read news]

07
Aug
30,000 answer to Rick Perry’s call to prayer

Rick Perry called Americans forth to take part in a day of prayer aimed at stopping America’s decline.  30,000 people answered to his call and arrived at the Houston's Reliant stadium in order to take part in a seven hour marathon that blended electoral campaigning and Christian prayers. Many prayed: some held their hands up high towards the sky, other danced as if they were in a trance and many more stood silent in the aisles and begged... [read news]

07
Aug
Turkey’s message to Syria rings loud and clear

Last week, foreign secretary William Hague announced that Britain could not do much about the situation in Syria. Soon after it was Hillary Clinton’s turn to count the dead and announce that the United States could not step in. However, Syria’s most powerful neighbor, Turkey, decided to be more direct.  On Tuesday, the country’s foreign minister will be heading to Damascus in order to read the riot act against the Syrian President... [read news]

03
Aug
Activists are happy about Mubarak trial

After the first part of President Hosni Mubarak’s trial took place at the Police Academy in New Cairo, activists expressed their happiness and excitement as they had not been expecting this outcome. Mubarak arrived in court followed by his two sons, Alaa and Gamal, six aides and the former Minister of Interior Habib al-Adly. They are charged of killing protestors, squandering public funds and profiteering. "I definitely did not think the day... [read news]

02
Aug
Kilpatrick has been released

The former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has recently been released from prison where he spent 14 months. After his release the man promised to return to Detroit to tell his side of the story. "Detroit, I will return to speak frankly with you about this experience because it has affected all of us," Kilpatrick stated after his release. "I am beginning anew. I am looking forward. I have new dreams and aspirations. I have a new hope. My... [read news]

01
Aug
Arabs accuse Syria, governments keep silent

Arab people all over the world reacted strongly when they heard about the deaths of dozens of Syrians after the government crackdown that took place in Hama. However, most Arab governments decided to remain silent, fearing the protest movements that spread all over Asia this year. "It's no longer possible to understand the silence of Arab and Islamic states and organisations before the massacres against Syrians," said Saudi columnist Hussein... [read news]

31
Jul
No punishment for man accused of blinding with acid

The Iranian state media announced that a man convicted of blinding a woman with acid was spared the eye-for-an-eye punishment that was supposed to be carried out this Sunday. According to the Fars News Agency the victim changed her mind and decided to put a stop to the punishment. Had the punishment taken place, a physician would have poured acid in the eyes of Majid Movahedi in order to punish him for blinding Ameneh Bahrami when he threw... [read news]

28
Jul
Mubarak returns to Cairo

According to a judiciary official former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will be brought to Cairo next week in order to stand trial. It will be the first time he will be seen in the capital since he had been ousted from powers months ago in spring. The 83 year old man is accused of the deaths of hundreds of protesters that occurred in the revolution that took his power away from him. The trial will start on Wednesday and the former president... [read news]


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