Brazil may allow new U.S. base, Sudan elections set to fail, Egypt's El Baradei speaks out, Afghanistan ups cannibas production, executions return to Belarus and Cuba hosts conference for Chernobyl's children.
In a potentially important development, exiled members of the former People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan are returning to the country to re-found the organization.
Europe's attack on working class; Afghan police problems; anti-woman discrimination in S. Korea; Cuban health shakeup.
A stormy session in Germany's Parliament shows the growing unpopularity of the Afghanistan war, and the current German government.
Military action in Marjah and Kandahar may alienate the "hearts and minds" of the Afghan people.
In World Notes this week: Canada, South Africa, Dominican Republic, Taiwan, Cuba, Afghanistan.
Talking with the Taliban emerged as the headline-grabbing themes at two international meetings on Afghanistan last week.
Concerned about Afghanistan? Then pay attention to one of the world's most unlikely potential hotspots, tucked into the folds of the Himalayas, where two huge Asian nations have been facing off.
CHICAGO – International and national labor leaders convened here during the U.S. Labor Against the War’s (USLAW) national conference Dec. 4-6.
Cuba: Children a privileged class In televised comments on the 20th anniversary of the UN adoption of a Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF official José Juan Ortiz indicated that of nine million children dying each year from preventable causes, none are Cuban.