News headlines in July 2009, page 5

  1. AFGHANISTAN: Child Rapist Police Return Behind U.S., UK Troops

    Wednesday, July 29, 2009

    The strategy of the major U.S. and British military offensive in Afghanistan's Helmand province aimed at wresting it from the Taliban is based on bringing back Afghan army and police to maintain permanent control of the population, so the foreign forces can move on to another insurgent stronghold.

  2. MEDIA: Mr. Al-Jazeera Goes to Washington

    Wednesday, July 29, 2009

    The director of the Arab satellite television network al-Jazeera, Wadah Khanfar, is in Washington this week for the first time, part of a brief tour of the U.S. that will also take him to New York.

  3. COLOMBIA: Killings of Indians Continued During UN Rapporteur's Visit

    Wednesday, July 29, 2009

    'Colombia’s indigenous people find themselves in a serious, critical and profoundly worrying human rights situation,' says the preliminary report by United Nations special rapporteur James Anaya, who just completed a visit to this country.

  4. MIDEAST: The Old Bibi Is Back

    Wednesday, July 29, 2009

    'Reckless', 'cavalier', 'unscrupulous', 'petty politician, not statesman' these and such epithets applied to Benjamin Netanyahu by friends and foes alike - not that he ended up with many friends - when he was first Israel's Prime Minister back in the late 1990s.

  5. Q&A: EU Stepping Closer to Israel, Regardless

    Wednesday, July 29, 2009

    Israel enjoys closer relations with the European Union than almost any other foreign country - and work on deepening ties with Israel continues, even as its oppression of the Palestinian people worsens.

  6. Q&A: EU Stepping Closer to Israel, Regardless

    Wednesday, July 29, 2009

    Israel enjoys closer relations with the EU than almost any other foreign country - and work on deepening ties with Israel continues, even as its oppression of the Palestinian people worsens.

  7. MIGRATION: Abandoned Between Two States

    Wednesday, July 29, 2009

    Isabelle Caillol, an activist with the Turkish branch of the human rights advocacy group Helsinki Citizens Assembly, sent a mass email to pro-migrant activists in Greece in May seeking help to find the family of Abbas Khavari, a 14-year-old Afghan refugee born in Iran.

  8. EGYPT: Plenty of Sun, Nobody Catching any Rays

    Wednesday, July 29, 2009

    Egypt receives some of the highest annual solar radiation in the world, yet the desert country remains heavily dependent on fossil fuels.

  9. ENERGY: African Sun may Light up European Homes

    Wednesday, July 29, 2009

    Twenty German companies have drawn up ambitious plans to meet at least 15 percent of the European electricity demand by 2020 from solar thermal power plants installed in the North African Maghreb region.

  10. HONDURAS: U.S. Tightens Screws

    Tuesday, July 28, 2009

    The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama has revoked the visas of four senior officials of the de facto government in Honduras, the State Department announced here Tuesday, in what was seen as the first of a series of new steps Washington is considering to force acceptance of a plan that would return President Manuel Zelaya to power.