News headlines in January 2012, page 2

  1. MIDEAST: And At Last There Was Water

    Tuesday, January 31, 2012

    Only days ago, turning on the tap was cause for concern. Would there be running water? Now, it’s reason for celebration.

  2. Mekong Unquiet Over Contain China Moves

    Monday, January 30, 2012

    Six countries that share the Mekong River are being drawn into a development turf war, exposing initiatives by the United States government and its Asian allies — Japan and South Korea — to contain China’s growing influence in the region.

  3. Occupy DC Protesters Stay Put Amid Eviction Threats

    Monday, January 30, 2012

    Two days after some 400 people were arrested during a protest organised by Occupy Oakland on the U.S. west coast, members of Occupy DC say they have no plans to leave despite the threat of police action.

  4. CUBA: Adapting to Climate Change Proves a Complex Challenge

    Monday, January 30, 2012

    No one who lives in this fishing village on the south coast, 70 km from the Cuban capital, can forget the devastation wrought by hurricanes in 2008.

  5. US-BAHRAIN: Rights Groups Oppose Smaller Arms Transfer

    Monday, January 30, 2012

    The decision by the administration of President Barack Obama to approve limited transfers of military equipment to Bahrain is coming under renewed fire by human rights and pro-democracy groups here.

  6. Thematic Social Forum Awash with Criticism for Green Economy

    Monday, January 30, 2012

    Critical voices raised against what was dubbed 'the gospel of green capitalism' resonated in every discussion and street march held during the Thematic Social Forum, which brought thousands of activists to the capital city of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, in southern Brazil.

  7. U.N. Panel Launches Blueprint for Sustainable Development

    Monday, January 30, 2012

    A long-awaited report by a U.N. high-level panel on global sustainability recommends several far-reaching proposals, including the establishment of new institutions and the creation of global indicators, aimed at protecting the world's environment and strengthening the U.N.'s sustainable development strategy.

  8. HONDURAS: Support for President Lobo Hits All-Time Low

    Monday, January 30, 2012

    Last Friday marked two years since the inauguration of Porfirio Lobo as president of Honduras, amidst accusations of corruption, an unprecedented crime wave, and his lowest approval rating yet.

  9. Chileans Disillusioned with Pinochet-Era Political System

    Monday, January 30, 2012

    Chile's political system is 'exhausted' and urgently needs reform to truly represent its citizens, consolidate democracy and ensure governability, say experts consulted by IPS.

  10. U.N. Arms Embargoes Busted by Ships from the West

    Monday, January 30, 2012

    When the Security Council penalises governments with economic sanctions and arms embargoes, the world body's 193 member states are mandated to help implement the wide-ranging punitive measures imposed on these countries.