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  • Syrian army strips militants of suicide belts and a vast cache of NATO arms April 23, 2018
    An estimated 6,000 Jaysh al-Islam militants and their families are expected to withdraw from East Qalamoun, northwest of Syrian capital, to Jarablus in northern Aleppo province. Syrian troops carrying out searches of militants at the settlement of Ar-Ruheiba in the Eastern Qalamoun Mountains in Rif Dimashq Governate have seized suicide belts and ammunition which jihadists […]
  • Mexico murder rate soars (again!) with 7,667 killed in 3 months April 23, 2018
    Mexico City - Some 7,667 people were killed in Mexico in the first quarter of 2018, up 20 percent on the same period last year, making it the most violent year in two decades, government figures showed Sunday. In 2017, the figure stood at 6,406 violent deaths, according to the Mexican security services. The worst […]

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  • South Africa:President Barack Obama to Deliver the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture April 23, 2018
    [NMF] The Nelson Mandela Foundation and The Obama Foundation announced that President Barack Obama will deliver the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg in July. To honour the centennial of Madiba's birth the lecture's theme will be "Renewing the Mandela Legacy and Promoting Active Citizenship in a Changing World". The Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture […]