News headlines in January 2011, page 3

  1. EGYPT: Army Loyalty to Mubarak Will be Crucial

    Saturday, January 29, 2011

    Columns of tanks and armoured personnel carriers moved in to take up position vacated by weary riot police on Friday night as Egypt’s embattled president attempted to restore order to his nation’s capital.

  2. EGYPT-U.S.: Washington Struggles to Catch Up

    Friday, January 28, 2011

    With tens of thousands of demonstrators still milling around the streets of Cairo and other Egyptian cities Friday night, the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama was struggling to come up with a policy response to an uprising that may be on the verge of ousting Washington's most important ally in the Arab world.

  3. U.S.: Spate of Trade Deals Move Toward Passage

    Friday, January 28, 2011

    On the heels of U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday in which he focused squarely on resuscitating the economy, pressure is mounting in the nation's capital to move forward with free trade agreements (FTAs) whose passage would promote exports and create jobs.

  4. EGYPT: Mubarak to Dissolve Govt in Wake of Mass Protests

    Friday, January 28, 2011

    After a day in which thousands of protesters called for his ouster and clashed with security forces, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced on state television after midnight Friday that he was dismantling the current government immediately and will announce a replacement cabinet on Saturday.

  5. US: Lethal Drug Shortage Creates Ethical Quagmire

    Friday, January 28, 2011

    As the domestic and overseas sources that U.S. states relied upon for sodium thiopental (ST), a key drug used in lethal injections, have stopped producing or exporting the drug, state governments are scrambling to find another way to carry out planned executions.

  6. Uncertain Fate for Egypt's U.S.-Supplied Weapons Systems

    Friday, January 28, 2011

    Besieged Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a former air force officer whose 30-year old authoritarian regime is under attack, presides over a country described as one of the major military powers in the region, ranking next to Israel and Turkey.

  7. Arms Treaty Campaigners Seize on 'Merchant of Death' Case

    Friday, January 28, 2011

    When Andrew Niccol wrote and directed the feature film 'Lord of War', the story was partly inspired by the life of Viktor Bout, a Russian businessman suspected of using his air cargo company as a cover for arms dealing.

  8. Arctic Defrost Dumping Snow on U.S. and Europe

    Friday, January 28, 2011

    The world's northern freezer is on rapid defrost as large volumes of warm water are pouring into the Arctic Ocean, speeding the melt of sea ice, according to a new study.

  9. The Ethics of Social Networking for Journalists

    Friday, January 28, 2011

    The digital revolution is turning people into producers, as well as consumers, of media content. But this new reality has yet to be fully assimilated, and journalists face questions and uncertainties about their social role, their duties and also their rights.

  10. DEVELOPMENT-UGANDA: Fair Trade Gives Coffee Farming a Lift

    Friday, January 28, 2011

    The cultivation of coffee beans for fair trade has turned the fortunes of this historical cash crop around in some poor rural areas on the slopes of Mount Elgon in eastern Uganda.