News headlines in June 2011, page 2

  1. SYRIA: Ongoing Unrest Threatening Economy

    Thursday, June 30, 2011

    As protests persist in Syria, the economy is becoming an increasing concern for many, who wonder if it will eventually falter in light of the recent unrest.

  2. CLIMATE CHANGE: Water Sources Need to be Protected

    Thursday, June 30, 2011

    Seventy-five-year-old Verdiana Protas is worried that the 20 cattle she bought with her pension money will soon die because the 10-kilometre-long river in her village in northwest Tanzania has been dry for two years now and finding alternative sources of water is getting more and more difficult.

  3. U.N. Official Warns of Humanitarian Crisis in Somalia

    Thursday, June 30, 2011

    Mark Bowden, United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, urged an effective response to the rapidly deteriorating situation in the African country. 'If we are not able to respond rapidly, there will be many more lives lost as result of malnutrition,' Bowden said on Wednesday at the United Nations.

  4. JAPAN: Renewable Energy Grabs Limelight

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    After decades of being relegated to the sidelines, Japan’s fledging renewable energy industry is now basking in the limelight as the nation struggles to cope with the Fukushima nuclear accident.

  5. Egypt Rejects IMF Conditions

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    Egypt has cancelled plans to borrow 3 billion dollars from the International Monetary Fund because of conditions that violated the country’s national sovereignty and a public outcry that warned against terms that were blamed for impoverishing many Egyptians.

  6. U.S.: The Realist Who Moved Washington Closer to Reality

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    'We are in a multi-polar world now,' Robert Gates told a Washington Post columnist within a year of his taking over the Pentagon in early 2007.

  7. The Oxymoron of Political Leadership

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    Political will is all that's needed to bring electricity to the 2.5 billion people with no or unreliable access to power, or to feed the one billion who go hungry every day, or to finally begin to slash carbon emissions to avoid dangerous climate change, or just about any other global problem.

  8. EL SALVADOR: Military Service Plan for At-Risk Youth Raises Controvery

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    Activists and experts on education flatly reject a proposal by the leftwing government of Mauricio Funes to bring back compulsory military service, for young people at risk of being recruited by youth gangs and organised crime.

  9. AFRICA: Southern Kordofan - A State of Ghost Towns

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    While humanitarian organisations try to bury the corpses scattered across Southern Kordofan, aid to the thousands of people displaced by the fighting is slow as the country’s humanitarian commission has prohibited most aid organisations from working in the area.

  10. AFRICA: Southern Kordofan - A State of Ghost Towns

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    While humanitarian organisations try to bury the corpses scattered across Southern Kordofan, aid to the thousands of people displaced by the fighting is slow as the country’s humanitarian commission has prohibited most aid organisations from working in the area.