• TOO HOT TO HANDLE: SAUDI CORRUPTION PROBE AVOIDS BAE ARMS BRIBERY

    by - May 15, 2018
    The secret commissions paid to senior members of the Saudi Royal Family by the arms manufacturer BAE and their billion dollar fortunes hidden in offshore companies and Swiss bank accounts was overlooked in the recent corruption...
  • COSTA RICA AIMS TO BE FIRST NATION TO BE 100% GREEN

    by - May 14, 2018
    By Juan Cole Carlos Alvarado, 38, has had his inauguration as the Americas’ youngest head of state, coming to power in Costa Rica. Standard-bearer of an ambitious platform aiming at slashing corruption, government costs, poverty and...
  • ERIK PRINCE BUYS A NAVY IN MOZAMBIQUE

    by - May 14, 2018
    Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater Security Consulting, a controversial private military company, has taken control of a private navy in the Indian Ocean, with its own air force and sophisticated weaponry. Prince, a war entrepreneur and...
  • WHY IS ISRAEL FIGHTING IRAN?

    by - May 14, 2018
    After having ostensibly defeated the Palestinians, Israel feels ready to deal with the more distant threat of Iran By Ofri Ilany What’s the reason for Israel’s current confrontation with Iran? In the past few weeks, the surging...
  • MYANMAR: ARMY CHIEF DEFENDS TREATMENT OF ROHINGYA

    by - May 14, 2018
    Myanmar’s army chief denied his forces committed rape and other sexual abuses during a crackdown he ordered on Rohingya Muslims, as he addressed UN Security Council delegates in the capital Naypyidaw. Senior General Min Aung Hlaing...
  • PUTIN’S PRIVATEERS EXPAND INTO AFRICA

    by - May 14, 2018
    The terrible defeat suffered by forces of the Wagner Group private military company (PMC) at Deir el-Zour (Syria), in early February 2018 did not lead to the demise of this increasingly famous Russian PMC. On the...
  • NICARAGUA: MILITARY CALL FOR END TO VIOLENCE

    by - May 14, 2018
    Nicaragua’s army on Saturday called for an end to violence in the country and distanced itself from President Daniel Ortega, saying it was not repressing anyone for taking part in anti-government protests. Unrest against the president...
  • MALAYSIA: WILL MAHATHIR DUMP ANWAR?

    by - May 14, 2018
    Almost as extraordinary as the shock election result in Malaysia is the unlikely rapprochement between Mahathir Mohamed and his former political nemesis, Anwar Ibrahim. Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mathathir, 92, stunned the political world by defeating Najib...
  • AFRICA’S ALTERNATIVE PATH TO DEVELOPMENT

    by - May 13, 2018
    Recent projections indicate that several Sub-Saharan African countries will experience robust economic growth over the next five years. By 2023, around one-third of the region’s economies will have grown at an average annual rate of 5...
  • LEFT AND RIGHT AGREE ON SYRIA

    by - May 1, 2018
    By Hanaa Hasan | (Middle East Monitor) The sight of yet another chemical attack on civilians in Douma on Saturday 7 April caused the kind of international outrage that the world now expects and has come...