As the antiausterity demonstration in Athens on Tuesday, June 28, devolved into familiar violent, tear-gas-soaked clashes between fringe anarchists and police outside Parliament, Giorgos Rallis shut off his television and stewed quietly about the immense dilemma facing his country.
The women and children waited until early morning of April 28 and then they fled in their hundreds. Most of the Syrians walked the few short kilometers from their hometown of Tall Kalakh, a cluster of low-slung cream-colored homes scattered on a gently sloping hill, toward the sleepy Lebanese village of Al-Boqia’a just across the river that demarcates the border, a two-hour drive north of Beirut
Given their place as the most powerful public-employee alliance, teachers’ unions are front and center in the debate that is going on in Wisconsin. But beyond the high-decibel clashes between Tea Partyers and public-employees’ unions are contentious education-policy issues that reformers, teachers’ unions and analysts have debated for years.
Ivory Coast youth militia kidnaps two U.N. staff Attacks on United Nations peacekeepers growing in African nation given that country’s strongman misplaced Nov. presidential election An internal U.N. report leaked to the Linked Press says two U.N. employees of Ukrainian descent happen to be kidnapped by the Young Patriots, a harmful youth militia allied using […]
Libyans opposed to longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi vowed to hit the streets again Sunday, declaring a violent crackdown by protection forces because demonstrations began last week has energized their ranks. Benghazi, the North African nation’s second-largest city and hub of its eastern province, was home to a number of the bloodiest clashes Saturday. Still, an […]
France’s football league president has said the decision to postpone Sunday’s match between PSG and Marseille because of swine flu was not the catalyst for violent clashes between rival fans.
Somalis forced to flee war and drought are living in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions at home and in neighboring countries, including in Kenya and Ethiopia, an aid agency said Thursday.