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KABUL, 13 May 2011 (IRIN) - The rising cost of imported wheat flour is contributing to food insecurity in Afghanistan because so many urban families rely on it, officials say.

In March, imported wheat flour cost at least eight Afghanis (US$0.18) more than local...

May 13, 2011

JERUSALEM, 13 May 2011 (IRIN) - Egypt’s new leadership has promised to open the Rafah crossing into Gaza permanently after more than five years of partial and occasionally full closure, but observers wonder how far this will go to ease the situation in the occupied...

May 13, 2011
Letters and Politics - May 11, 2011 at 10:00am
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May 11, 2011
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May 11, 2011

NAIROBI, 11 May 2011 (IRIN) - Continuing violence in Syria has affected the delivery of aid to Palestinian refugees, raising concerns about the impact on 30,000 people in Dera’a and surrounding areas, including 120 patients who receive insulin, a spokesman for the UN...

May 11, 2011

Police on both sides of the Atlantic have announced the arrest of 34 suspects in an operation against the laundering of Colombian drug money.

Authorities in the US, Colombia, Canada and the UK said they had broken a "massive" crime ring and seized millions of...

May 10, 2011

RAMALLAH, 10 May 2011 (IRIN) - The delivery of humanitarian aid to the occupied Palestinian territories (OPT) has been hampered by severe restrictions on staff movements, hurting the quality, scope and sustainability of operations, say the UN and international NGOs.

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May 10, 2011

Flashpoints - May 10, 2011 at 5:00pm
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May 10, 2011

KABUL, 10 May 2011 (IRIN) - The future of humanitarian and development work in Afghanistan hinges on the ability of the fledgling Afghan national security forces to curb insecurity and restore stability as US/NATO forces prepare a gradual withdrawal from July, aid...

May 10, 2011

The Bureau des Avo­cats Inter­na­tionaux (BAI) and the Insti­tute for Jus­tice & Democ­racy in Haiti (IJDH) con­tinue to express their out­rage at the cav­a­lier man­ner in which the pros­e­cu­tion of for­mer dic­ta­tor Jean-Claude Duva­lier is being con­ducted, and...

Mario Joseph and Brian Con­can­non Jr., Esq
May 10, 2011

JERUSALEM — Israel Railways says a German company has quit a project to build a high-speed rail link between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem because the line cuts through the occupied West Bank.

Spokeswoman Liran Gordon says German railway operator Deutsche Bahn played a...

May 9, 2011

Listen to the interview here. Juhasz's interview begins near the start of the program at 9'45".

Antonia Juhasz talks with Peter Collins on KGO Newstalk 810 AM in...

May 7, 2011

Listen to the interview here. Juhasz's interview begins near the start of the program at 9'45".

Antonia Juhasz talks with Peter Collins on KGO Newstalk 810 AM in...

May 7, 2011

(San Francisco, May 6) -- A prominent Mexican journalist whose son was killed
by one of the country's powerful drug gangs will lead hundreds of thousands of
people in a huge public demonstration in the central square of Mexico City this
Sunday, to call...

May 6, 2011


Just more than a year after the world’s biggest unintentional oil spill — the disaster that unleashed a quantity of oil equivalent to the Valdez oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico every four days — the nation has directed its gaze elsewhere. But Sheila Kelley of...

By Allison Barrett
May 5, 2011



Just more than a year after the world’s biggest unintentional oil spill — the disaster that unleashed a quantity of oil equivalent to the Valdez oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico every four days — the nation has directed its gaze elsewhere.

But...

By Allison Barrett
May 5, 2011

Listen to the interview here. Juhasz's interview begins at the start of the program at 1'55" and ends at 13'15".

Antonia Juhasz is a guest on the David Sirota Show on 760 AM Progressive Talk...

May 4, 2011

Listen to the interview here. Juhasz's interview begins at the start of the program at 1'55" and ends at 13'15".

Antonia Juhasz is a guest on the David Sirota Show on 760 AM Progressive Talk...

May 4, 2011

No sooner had Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly been confirmed the winner in Haiti's deeply flawed presidential election than he jumped on a plane and headed to Washington, where he met with his country's real power brokers: officials from the World Bank, the International...

Greg Grandin
May 4, 2011

WASHINGTON — Afghanistan is the worst place in the world to be a mother and Norway is the best, an annual report released Tuesday said.

"Afghanistan has the highest lifetime risk of maternal mortality and the lowest female life expectancy in the world," putting it...

Karin Zeitvogel
May 3, 2011