US Still Shares Its Wealth With Corrupt Iraqi Politicians

Premier of Iraq Is Quietly Firing Fraud Monitors By JAMES GLANZ and RIYADH MOHAMMED

BAGHDAD — The government of Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki is systematically dismissing Iraqi oversight officials, who were installed to fight corruption in Iraqi ministries by order of the American occupation administration, which had hoped to bring Western […]

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 […]

Strategic Timing – China Reveals Iran Nuclear Antics To IAEA

VIENNA, Austria (AP) — China gave the International Atomic Energy Agency intelligence about Iran’s nuclear program despite Beijing’s opposition to harsh U.N. Security Council sanctions on Tehran, according to diplomats familiar with the matter.

A Chinese decision to provide information for a probe into Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons program could […]

Iraqi Children For Sale

UNICEF:

– An estimated 2 million children in Iraq continue to face threats including poor nutrition, disease and interrupted education.

– Many of the 220,000 displaced children of primary school age had their education interrupted.

– An estimated 760,000 children (17 per cent) did not go to primary schools in […]

Guilty Texan Oscar Wyatt Jr. Among Oil For Food Scammers

Oscar Wyatt Jr., 83, founder and former chairman of Coastal Corp. enters Manhattan federal court in the second week of his trial in this October file photo. LOUIS LANZANO: AP

Texas Oilman Handed Year Prison Term

NEW YORK (AP) — Texas oilman Oscar Wyatt Jr. was sentenced to a year in prison […]

3000 Centrifuges Later – Give Bush Another Excuse, Please

Iran is running 3,000 atomic centrifuges

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday Iran had met a planned target of installing and running 3,000 atomic centrifuges used in enriching uranium, Iranian news agencies reported.

Iran had said it aimed to have that many centrifuges, which are set up in […]