Media Watch

'18May
17

World news story: British Embassy San Jose - Call for Bids

This year the British Embassy is seeking to support projects in Costa Rica and Nicaragua that focus on the following themes:Human Rights & Democracy - strengthened democratic governance and rule of law;...
'18May
17

Mideast conflicts connected by vying powerbrokers

The modern Middle East has been plagued by ruinous wars: country versus country, civil wars with internecine and sectarian bloodletting, and numerous eruptions centered on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.But never...
'18May
17

Highland Park murder case of Colin Nutter headed to appeals court after motion to overturn conviction denied

Motions to reconsider the conviction and sentencing of Philip Vatamaniuc in the 2013 murder of a Highland Park man were denied Thursday, and the case is now headed to a state appellate court.Philip Vatamaniuc, 21,...
'18May
17

Police chief says Netanyahu, Jerusalem police chief were in cahoots

Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich has told associates that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Jerusalem district police commander have covert ties behind his back, sources told Haaretz...
'18May
17

Trump rules out downsizing drills with South Korea, tells North Korea to denuclearize and vows ‘protections’

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration said Thursday there are no plans to change or reduce the scope of current U.S.-South Korean military exercises that triggered an angry reaction from North Korea and cast doubt...
'18May
17

Solo dining catches on in Nairobi’s swanky hotels

Society Solo dining catches on in Nairobi’s swanky hotels Friday, May 18, 2018 0:33 By IVY NYAYIEKA A private dining room at Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NMG  There are people who...
'18May
17

Special report: Testimonies from those living on the front line in Yemen

Since December 2017 the international coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates has intensified its airstrikes against the Houthis in northwest Yemen, leaving the inhabitants more exposed than ever...
'18May
17

Military Watchdog Chastises Pentagon Over Flawed Afghan Force Calculations

SIGAR said in a quarterly report released on May 1, but with figures from January, that members of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and the Afghan National Police (ANP) had seen a combined personnel drop...
'18May
17

Syria: Civilians bear brunt of unilateral sanctions, exacerbating ‘unparalleled suffering, destruction,’ says UN expert

“I am deeply concerned in the way that sanctions are being implemented,” Idriss Jazairy, the Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights, said on...
'18May
17

In Catalonia, A Secessionist Takes Office And A Standoff Continues

Enlarge this image Newly appointed Catalan leader Quim Torra (center) and other Catalan officials at Torra's ceremonial swearing-in on Thursday. Torra avoided...

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