Darfur: Grief Useless, Rhetoric Empty, Nothing Changed

Q&A: History of Sudan’s Darfur conflict

The United Nations Security Council has approved a 26,000-strong peacekeeping force to replace the 7,000 African Union (AU) observer mission struggling to protect civilians in Sudan’s western province of Darfur.

The exact make-up and deployment date for this beefed up force is […]

EU-Africa Summit Fails To Downplay Human Rights: KUDOS To Merkel

Ignoring Darfur crisis · African and European MPs attack summit agenda · British boycott criticised by EC president Barroso A worker hoists Italy’s flag and others who are participating in the EU-Africa summit in Lisbon. Photograph: Armando Franca/AP

European and African leaders arriving for today’s summit in Lisbon were accused by parliamentarians […]

US Creates Its Own Enemies – Terrorist Groups Still Growing

LYBIAN GROUP JOINS AL QAEDA

Al Qaeda second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahri said a Libyan Islamist group had joined the militant organisation and he urged mujahideen in North Africa to topple the leaders of Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.

“Today, with grace from God, the Muslim nation witnesses a blessed step … Honourable members […]

Bush DoubleSpeaks About Darfur – What Promises?

U.S. Promises on Darfur Don’t Match Actions

Bush Expresses Passion for Issue, but Policies Have Been Inconsistent

By Michael Abramowitz Washington Post Staff Writer

In April 2006, a small group of Darfur activists — including evangelical Christians, the representative of a Jewish group and a former Sudanese slave — was […]

Olympic Games At Risk – Tibet Confronts Angry China

“We will give our lives but not our land!”

“This is a new beginning for the Tibetan struggle against Chinese occupation,” said Kalsang Phuntsok Godrukpa, president of the congress. Thousands of Tibetans rallied in the Indian capital yesterday in the first protest of an aggressive new campaign to highlight Chinese abuses in […]

Historical Revisionism – United States Genocide vs Ottomans

Why does the US think that disrespecting Turkey’s historical image related to the Ottoman/Armenian era, then ordering it to lay off the Kurds, is acceptable? Turkey’s military chief has said US-Turkish ties will never be the same again if US lawmakers brand the Ottoman Empire’s massacre of Armenians a genocide

Turkey Split With U.S. Over Kurds Imminent

 

Premier Says Turkey Is Ready For Split With U.S. Over Kurds

By Molly Moore Washington Post

ISTANBUL, Oct. 12 — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that he is prepared for a rupture in relations with the United States if his government launches an incursion […]

Japanese Play Down Historical Indiscretions, Just Like We Do

By CHISAKI WATANABE, Associated Press Writer

TOKYO – More than 100,000 people protested Saturday in southern Japan against the central government’s order to modify school textbooks which say the country’s army forced civilians to commit mass suicide at the end of World War II.

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Publishers of […]

Five Armies Fighting for the Same Iraq, Against Each Other

Al Jazeera in depth research into Iraq’s many armies: Four years ago the fighting in Iraq was just beginning. The armed group al-Qaeda in Iraq did not even exist and Sunni and Shia groups were working together against the US-led forces.

Three years ago, sectarian divisions escalated into a battle some believe […]

Displaced And Wretched, Israel Turns Away Darfur Refugees Again

Israel will turn away Darfur refugees By LAURIE COPANS, Associated Press JERUSALEM Israel said Sunday it would expel refugees from Sudan’s war torn Darfur region, touching off hot debate over whether the Jewish state, founded after the Nazi genocide, has a duty to take in people fleeing persecution. Israel has been grappling […]