‘A skewed view of Yemen’s plight’, Media reports on the Yemen conflict — Qantara de article by Charlotte Wiedemann|"Iranophobia" as a fixed component of the media

***** Read article in Deutsch: Jemenkonflikt in den Medien, Riads seltsame Freunde ***** In this opinion piece, Charlotte Wiedemann criticises the fact that many media reports about the current Yemen conflict are ill-informed, tendentious and overlook the West’s responsibility for the escalation of the conflict In 2011 and 2012, the supporters of the Yemeni revolution…

Libya: The Hijacked Wealth — Press TV’s video documentary on dictator Gaddafi’s wealth in western hands which is beyond reach for the needy nation

After the Arab Spring movements overturned the rulers of Tunisia and Egypt, Libya experienced a full-scale revolt beginning on 17 February 2011. The civil war resulted in the ousting and death of the country’s despotic dictator Muammar Gaddafi, and the collapse of his 42-year long tyranny. The liberation of Libya was celebrated on 23 October…

Kazakhstan: Blair Criticized for Cozying Up To Astana — Eurasia Net Org

Just over two years ago, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair signed on as a political consultant with the government of Kazakhstan. His performance as an adviser to the Central Asian nation remains a source of contention. But what is indisputable is that Kazakhstan’s democratization record is far poorer today than it was when he…

Libyan Investment in Africa:’A Time to Wean’ – Qantara de article

As part of his pan-African vision, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has invested heavily in businesses and projects across the continent. But as upheaval rages in the country, the future of those investments is uncertain. Salamata Saenger looks into the matter ***** His name is scattered across the continent: a Gaddafi street here, a Gaddafi mosque…

Ugandan Asians then and now – Forthcoming book by Dr.Vali Jamal’s

The cover page of Vali Jamal’s forthcoming book. Please click image to view a PDF file containing the contents pages as well     Dr. Vali Jamal About the writer: Vali Jamal was a Senior Economist at the International Labour Organization of the United Nations from 1976 to 2001. He completed his BA at Cambridge…

Bahrain:Medical staff were prevented from treating the victims of violence, even the Doctor was beaten up by army says the Amnesty International report

Amnesty International Condemns “Reckless Disregard for Human Life” in Bahrain as Protesters Give Details of Bloody Crackdown ***** BAHRAIN – March 16 – Bahraini protesters today told Amnesty International of bloody scenes on the streets as government security forces stepped up their violent crackdown on demonstrations and blocked access to hospitals. Government forces also surrounded…