Syria crisis: Kofi Annan quits as UN-Arab League envoy

On August 2, 2012, in War and Conflict, by Editor

The UN-Arab League joint special envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan has announced he is leaving his post. – BBC Website, UK In a news conference, he said the Syrian people “desperately need action” but criticised the UN Security Council for “finger-pointing and name-calling”. Kofi Annan: “There continues to be finger pointing and name calling in […]

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Ike was right all along: The danger of the military-industrial complex

On January 17, 2011, in Military, by Editor

Fifty years ago, President Eisenhower warned of the danger of the ‘military-industrial complex’. The huge budget and reach of America’s modern defence industry has proved him correct. – By Rupert Cornwell, The Independent, UK If you doubt, half a century on, that Dwight Eisenhower had it right, then consider the advertisements on WTOP, the Washington […]

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Girl of 8 used as ‘suicide’ bomber

On May 15, 2008, in War, by Editor

- By Fred Attewill, The Metro, UK Militants strapped explosives to a young girl and used her to blow up an army checkpoint in Iraq yesterday. They detonated the device by remote control as the child, thought to be as young as eight, walked towards a group of soldiers. “The attack came on the day […]

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