Libya is in civil war, fundamentalist armies are building a self-declared caliphate across Syria and Iraq and Afghanistan’s young democracy is on the verge of paralysis. To these troubles are added a resurgence of tensions with Russia and a relationship with China divided between pledges of cooperation and public recrimination. The concept of order that […]
The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama’s impending executive actions on immigration. Read More: Obama crafts legal rationale for immigration steps – Yahoo Finance.
Secretary of State John Kerry has called climate change “the biggest challenge of all that we face right now,” and his French counterpart has warned of climate “chaos” in 500 days, and now the U.N. climate change chief is implying that climate change can be viewed on a par with the deadly Ebola outbreak. Read […]
In welcoming the long-term ceasefire in Gaza, United Nations UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced hope on Tuesday that it will set the stage for talks on a final Israeli-Palestinian Authority PA peace deal. Read More: UN Chief Hopes Ceasefire will Lead to Peace – Middle East – News – Arutz Sheva.
This week, more than 40 heads of state and government from across Africa are joining President Obama in Washington for the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. Since 2000, the continent has seen enormous progress. Rates of extreme poverty and hunger are down. The number of new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa dropped by almost 40 percent […]
It’s a new method of teaching under Common Core national education standards – called “critical thinking” – that critics say skips over the facts and details behind important historical events such as the framing of the Declaration of Independence. It’s a new method of teaching under Common Core national education standards – called “critical […]
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas apparently plans to ask the UN Security Council to force Israel to withdraw from territories that came under Israel’s control in the wake of the 1967 Six Day War. Abbas’s initiative – backed by Hamas – will undoubtedly succeed in increasing diplomatic pressure on Israel within the UN, a […]
Some are calling it the “Common Core Twist.” No, it’s not a new dance move. Read More: Common Core gives new twist to U.S. history.
Outgoing UN human rights commissioner Navi Pillay on Thursday condemned the UN Security Council for failing in Syria, as a UN report indicated the death toll there has reached over 191,369 people, spurred by horrific war crimes. Read More: Syria Death Toll 100 Times Higher Than Gaza – Global Agenda – News – Arutz Sheva.
The US has joined the European push for a UN resolution to end the fighting in Gaza, Channel 10 reports Friday – and Israel might be considering accepting the terms of a potential proposal. Read More: Israel Considering a Truce to ‘Strengthen’ Egypt – Global Agenda – News – Arutz Sheva.