As UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon begins his tour of Mozambique, he places gender equality at the top of the list of requirements to achieve sustainable progress in terms of human development parameters. For this, the key words are education and awareness-raising.
Japan makes an extensive use of American space research works, and hardly ever uses the Russian experience. The Japanese make small miniature spacecraft to explore the moon and planets. They believe that it is a fundamental research for them. They have launched many satellites of different purposes. Japanese space probes last for up to 20 years
Among all leaders of the Soviet Union and the pre-Putin Russia, Russians are most positive about Leonid Brezhnev. During Brezhnev's stay in power, life was quiet and calm. Many people say now that the Soviet Union was one of the worst countries to live in. This is nothing but an outright lie. Many Russians still praise Stalin and Lenin
In Mexico, people take arms in their hands. Residents of south-eastern states of the country, tired of incessant wars of drug cartels, create armed militia to defend themselves and their streets. Mexican authorities fear the fighters of Mexican self-defense - the authorities actually surrendered to criminal gangs
Without much effort, imagine the world reaction if Jews were in the situation of the Palestinians, with them having a large army, building a wall of shame, and forcing the people to live in ghettos! Thus, the boycott of Israel is valid and I agree with it because it is peaceful and a way to show dissatisfaction with the way the Jews are behaving.
Hardly a day goes by without a news story on some violation of women's rights. In recent months, appalling incidents of violence against women and girls, from Delhi to Johannesburg to Cleveland, have sparked outrage and demands to tackle these horrific abuses. Even though women have made real gains, we are constantly reminded how far we have to go.
Visiting a foreign country can be just as frightening as it is an exciting adventure. Even though you get the experience the wonder of immersing yourself in a previously unfamiliar culture, you also have to experience the downsides. Nobody wants to perpetuate the Ugly American stereotype by not knowing the basics
If the latest development in Somalia gives you the feeling of being trapped in the Twilight Zone - somewhere between relative security and renewed bloodshed - you are not alone. The formation of "Jubbaland State" is proving as highly volatile as some have predicted. Jubbaland is a microcosm of the Somali political conundrum
Brussels intensifies diplomatic efforts for the implementation of the new agreement on Kosovo, signed by Belgrade and Pristina on April 19. The head of European diplomacy, Catherine Ashton, has recently said that the parties had been invited to take part in formal negotiations to be held on Tuesday. The Serbs oppose the agreement
In the Moscow region, special services blocked three terrorists, who planned to conduct a terrorist attack in Moscow. Two militants were killed, one was detained. The FSB offered the criminals to surrender, but they opened fire in return. The gunmen came to Moscow from the region of Afghanistan and Pakistan, where they had received training
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, denies that his government would employ chemical weapons, as the governments of western and regional countries and variations predicted a possible military invasion against the country. The claim was that they used chemical weapons against residential areas. President Assad calls the claims lies.
The Federal Security Service of Russia (FSB, former KGB) arrested in the early hours of Tuesday (14th) U.S. diplomat Ryan Christopher Fogle, accused of trying to recruit a counterterrorism officer of the Russian security services, in a new episode of the war of spies between Moscow and Washington. The U.S. agent was attached to the American Embassy
Field reports from the ground inside Syria point towards a difficult and complex situation, with the country teeming with foreign mercenaries, including westerners, with outside forces using Saudi, Turkey and Qatar as proxies to support minority groups and destabilize the status quo. However, all is not well for the western terrorist darlings.