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August 20, 2019

“Bubbly Bob”, a modern day African and Caribbean success story

Kenyan leaders and members of the public are mourning the passing of Africa’s top CEO, as Marc Wadsworth, a regular visitor to the country, reports. Guyanese-born British businessman Bob...

This is the charity film banned by BBC

British broadcasters the BBC and Sky News have hidden behind the coward's blanket of excuse and cited the protection of their 'impartiality' as the reason for their refusal to air the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) aid appeal on behalf of ...

Scandinavian country could give refuge to freed Guantanámo inmates

Finnish Foreigh Minister Alexander Stubb has said that his country could take some of the Guantanámo detainees US President Barack Obama plans to release when he closes the notorious concentration camp.         But former Foreign Minis ...

China This Week

Chris Gelken - in Beijing, China, provides a digest of eye-catching editorials in the Chinese news media. China's National Bureau of Statistics recently revised the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate for 2007 to 13 percent, an increase of 1.1 per ...

Israel accused of Gaza war crimes

Chris Gelken United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon expressed his "outrage" and the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Miquel d'Escoto Brockmann, accused Israel of violating international law in the wake of the recent conflict betwee ...

Gaza death toll now tops 1,000

More than 1,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel's war on Gaza as the assault enters its 20th day.The offensive continued in the early hours of Thursday, with what has now come to be nightly explosions and heavy gunfire on the ground in Gaza Cit ...

China This Week

Chris Gelken, in Beijing,   provides a digest of eye-catching editorials in the Chinese news media. In the US they call them "earmarks" or "pork barrel projects" - here in China they are described as "image projects" and ...

This is Prince Harry's 'Paki' video

Senior politicians and the leader of a Muslim youth organisation have today condemned soldier Prince Harry for a video diary in which he describes an Asian member of his platoon as "our little Paki friend". The prince, who is third in line to th ...

Why US public don't support Gaza attack and Obama is silent

Award-winning American investigative journalist Max Blumenthal says that Israel is losing the battle to win US public support for its attack on Gaza - despite an unprecedented PR effort - and President-elect Barack Obama's silence on the war is a good ...

Statesman blames US for Gaza war

Malaysia's former prime minister has blamed America for backing Israeli military aggression against Palestinians in Gaza, saying it makes the US "much more guilty than even the Israelis".Mahathir Mohamad, long known for his anti-West views, o ...

Iran Threatens to Break Israel's Gaza Blockade

Chris Gelken It is hard to imagine how much worse the situation could get, but the confrontation in Gaza could see a dangerous escalation in the coming days as Iran threatens to break the Israeli blockade and deliver urgently needed medical supplies and ot ...

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