The Operation “Odyssey. Dawn” Started

The UK, US, France, Italy, Canada started the operation "Odyssey Dawn." The coalition hit targets along the Libyan coast on Saturday. They used strikes from air and sea to force Muammar Gaddafi's troops. The missiles hit more than 20 air
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U.N. Security Council Approves No-Fly Zone over Libya

The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution March 17 authorizing international action to impose a no-fly zone over Libya and take “all measures necessary” to protect civilians from attacks by the Libyan military forces. The resolution — drafted by France and Britain and introduced by Lebanon — (more...)

Tunisian Americans Express Hopes Via New Media Climate

As Tunisian Americans watch events unfold in their homeland, they are not sitting idle. Two months after the Tunisian revolution swept longtime President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali from power, they are using new and traditional media tools to help Tunisia move forward. Douja Mamelouk, an adjunct faculty (more...)

Remarks by Vice President Biden at Moscow State University

Remarks by Vice President Biden at Moscow State University

" To the students that are here, I apologize. In America, we have a rule. You don’t have to wait any longer than 20 minutes for a full professor. And for someone who is not a full professor, you need only wait 10 minutes. (Laughter. I’m honored (more...)

Israeli Family Brutally Murdered

Israeli Family Brutally Murdered in West Bank over the Weekend

Five members of an Israeli family were brutally murdered in the West Bank on Saturday March 12th.  The Israeli military is considering this event a terror attack. The murderer/s apparently climbed in through a window and killed two parents and three of their children.  A knife was used in the attack, (more...)

Biden Says U.S. Strongly Supports Russia’s WTO Bid

Biden Says U.S. Strongly Supports Russia’s WTO Bid

Vice President Biden said the United States is a strong supporter of Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Obama administration also wants to end U.S. restrictions on bilateral trade that were enacted during the time of Russia’s predecessor, the Soviet Union. “The primary (more...)

Women of Courage Awardees Set Example for the World

Women of Courage Awardees Set Example for the World

Courage can be contagious, as this year’s winners of the International Women of Courage awards have proven. Ten women have been honored by first lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for their exceptional courage in advocating for women’s rights and empowerment, often at great (more...)

Is Gaddafi Ready to Commit Genocide Against His Own People?

Muammar Gaddafi, the aggressive Libyan leader, has warned foreign countries to stay away from the situation in Libya, or: "We will enter a bloody war and thousands and thousands of Libyans will die if the United States enters or NATO enters". "We are ready to hand out weapons to a million, (more...)

Libya Experiencing Extremely Volatile Times

Col Muammar Gaddafi’s, reign of power is fading and his recent outbursts have only hurt his credibility as a functional leader in Libya.  The opposition towards Gaddafi has not slowed down and it seems as if it will continue until he relinquishes his power. The issue is, if Gaddafi were to (more...)

Protests Against Pending Anti-union Legislation

In at least three states through the mid-western US there are protests against pending anti-union legislation. Protesters gathered in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana, where Republican governments have argued that the moves are needed to balance state budgets tormented by deficits. In Indiana, House Democrats, in an attempt to block votes on labor (more...)

Muammar Gaddafi:”I Will Die As a Martyr”

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said he had not authorized the army to use force, despite opposition statements that more than 500 people have been killed and more than 1,000 are missing. Human Rights Watch says at least 62 bodies had been taken to hospital morgues in Tripoli since Sunday, in addition (more...)

Madison Rally Attracts Thousands

In the US state of Wisconsin nearly 70,000 of demonstrators have taken part in rival protests in over moves to curb union activity. They converged on the state capital on Sunday and outside the governor's residence, marking the start of a second week of growing protests with threats of wider (more...)

Unrest Hit Libya And Other Middle East’s Countries

“Once Trotsky remarked that if poverty was the cause of revolutions, there would be revolutions all the time because most people in the world were poor. What is needed to turn a million people's grumbling discontent into a crowd on the streets is a spark to electrify them.” So revolutions can (more...)

Opposition Supporters Protested in Iran’s Capital

On Monday thousands of opposition supporters protested in Iran's capital. They had gathered at Tehran's Azadi Square in solidarity with the popular uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. It was their first major show of dissent December 2009. They chanted: "Death to dictators." Two people were killed in violent clashes between protesters and (more...)

Hosni Mubarak Stepped Down

Today the 82-year-old Hosni Mubarak stepped down as Egypt's president after 18 days of unprecedented mass protests. He handed over to the army. Vice President Omar Suleiman said a military council would run the affairs of the nation. A free and fair presidential election has been promised for September. Before Egypt's powerful (more...)

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