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Posts Tagged ‘Obama’
Khaled Abdullah/Reuters By Rupen Savoulian This month marks two full years since the start of the Saudi-led, US-supported war on Yemen. As this war completes two years, involving a blockade of Yemen and the consequent collapse of the nation’s economy, the prospect of famine is now appearing very real.
AP/AFP photo By Cynthia M. Lardner “The FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. And that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government, and whether there was any coordination between […]
AFP photo By Rupen Savoulian Every year, on June 6, commemorative activities and memorials are held for the anniversary of the Normandy landings, popularised by the slogan D-Day.
AFP photo By Hazel Speed The UK Parliament yesterday held a three hour debate as to whether President Trump’s state visit should be revoked following a petition signed by 1.8 million people to date.
AFP photo By Hazel Speed I think the people of the United Kingdom owe a huge ‘thank you’ to Mrs May for representing us all as a Country whom she leads as our Prime Minister, for the dignity and diplomacy she portrayed during her visit to meet the President of The United States.
Reuters photo By Tom Arms The Anglo-American Special Relationship is becoming the EXTRA Special Relationship–and not for the right reasons.
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Stevo Vasiljevic/Reuters By Sami Jamil Jadallah What the hell, we have not only been hacking but buying, influencing, even killing in elections around the world for the last century. Stop crying Liberal America.
Mandel Ngan/AFP By Amnesty International The Pardon Snowden campaign on Friday delivered more than 1 million signatures to President Barack Obama, urging him to pardon whistleblower Edward Snowden before he leaves office on January 20. The signatures delivered to the White House, totaling 1,101,252 in number, were collected by the campaign, the American Civil […]
Lucas Jackson/Reuters By Ayesha Rascoe President-elect Donald Trump escalated a fight with U.S. spy agencies on Wednesday, just nine days before he takes over their command as President, and accused them of practices reminiscent of Nazi Germany.
Mike Pont/Sasha Mordovets/AFP By Tom Arms Donald Trump is in a no-win situation as regards Russian hacking vs. American intelligence agencies vs. Donald Trump.
Taro Yamasaki/AFP By Amnesty International Albert Woodfox, the African American man who was released from jail in the United States last year after spending nearly 43 years in solitary confinement, is calling on President Barack Obama to commute the sentence of Leonard Peltier, the 72-year-old Native American man who has himself been in jail […]
Ahn Young-joon/AP By Cynthia M. Lardner U.S. foreign policy in Southeast Asia in light of President-Elect Donald Trump’s administration is drifting off to sea placing the U.S. in a precarious position of isolationism in a region where China and Russia have been aggressively building alliances and partnerships. Amidst shifting global relationships and allegiances this […]
Nicole Tung By Tom Arms It looks as if the fighting in Iraq and Syria will draw to a close in 2017. We won and lost.
Negar Mortazavi By Tom Arms It has been a good year for journalists. I have never known better. There has been an endless march of upsets, twists, turns, worries, cheers, jeers, doom, gloom and unadulterated surprised joy.
Jason Reed/Reuters By Ron Larson
By Cynthia M. Lardner Hunger is a globally endemic problem impacting global stability and impeding peace. As President Barack Obama stated, “Hunger, disease and poverty can lead to global instability and leave a vacuum for extremism to fill. So instead of just managing poverty, we must offer nations and people a pathway out of poverty. […]
Reuters photo By Sami Jamil Jadallah President-Elect Donald Trump, on the day he won the election promised to be the president of All Americans and he continued to repeat the statement. All of America will hold him to his promise.
Radu Sigheti/Reuters By Joe Khamisi Almost eight years ago, a small village near Lake Victoria – the world’s ninth largest continental lake – woke up to news that the son of one of their own, then deceased, had been elected president of the United States.
AP photo By Anant Mishra India’s continuous efforts to bid for an entry in the Nuclear Suppliers Group not only made headlines, but sparked a debate from “false-neighbourhood” to “a dream too far” also.
AFP photo By Amnesty International Just 11 US-led coalition air strikes in Syria appear to have killed some 300 civilians, according to new analysis from human rights NGO Amnesty International today, despite US claims that only one person has been killed by such aerial attacks.
Mohammed Huwais/AFP By Rupen Savoulian Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia, along with its Gulf State allies, has pursued a relentless bombing campaign and siege of the nation of Yemen, in order to influence the political order in that country.
Saul Loeb/AFP By Hazel Speed Unlike President Obama, I am not as an English/British person ‘poking my nose’ into American politics.
Mark Kauzlarich/Reuters By Mica Rosenberg Families of Sept. 11 victims and others who may seek to sue foreign governments accused of supporting terrorism in the United States still face significant legal hurdles, despite a boost from passage of a law allowing such cases to proceed.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP By Rupen Savoulian The quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick, refused to stand for the American national anthem prior to the commencement of an NFL game. Why should this small act of defiance generate so much controversy and debate?
Jamel Shabazz By Ogunniyi Abayomi As the black race, we are observed to be individuals of vigour and strength over the mental capability to study and succeed in our intellectual endeavours.