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  • Better system will deliver justice

    December 7, 2013 3:59 PM 22

    Rape. It hinges on two words: Yes. No. One means consent. The other, if ignored, means a crime second only to murder that comes with a punishment of at least eight years in jail. The law surrounding sexual assault seems black and white. In reality, the picture for rape victims in New Zealand is a dull and depressing grey. Sexual violence figures show that for every

  • Egypt court reduces protest prison sentences, 21 to be freed

    December 7, 2013 2:51 PM 20

    An Egyptian court has reduced the prison sentences of 21 Islamist women and girls jailed after a protest demanding the reinstatement of ousted President Morsi. They were expected to be released from prison as a result. The appeals court in Alexandria on Saturday upheld the guilty verdicts against 14 women convicted last month on charges of illegal assembly

  • PDP Begs Amaechi, Others

    December 6, 2013 10:33 PM 16

    “The fact remains that our elected and appointed officers, including our governors share the same ideals and principles with the administrators of the party and remain unflinchingly committed to the visions of the founding fathers. “The PDP is not only a political party but a belief which cannot be easily jettisoned. It is a belief in national interest

  • French team of experts: Arafat not poisoned

    December 6, 2013 5:59 PM 76

    Sources related to the French investigation examining the causes of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's death, told French news media Tuesday that the experts state Arafat had not been poisoned. This conclusion rejects a statement by a Swiss research institute, claiming unusual amounts of polonium found in the samples taken from Arafat's body in November

  • Jonathan Declares Three Days Of National Mourning For Mandela

    December 6, 2013 5:08 PM 18

    President Goodluck Jonathan has declared three days of national mourning for former South African President, Dr. Nelson Mandela who passed away yesterday. The President also calls for special prayers in mosques and churches in Nigeria during the period of mourning which begins today, for the peaceful repose of Dr. Mandela’s soul. A statement by the Special

  • Killing Of Hezbollah Commander Leaves Group Without Military Mastermind

    December 6, 2013 12:42 PM 27

    The assassination of Hezbollah leader Hassan al-Laqis by a small Sunni group this week has eliminated an effective and high-ranking operative who helped supply some of the most advanced military needs for the Shiite militia. Matt Levitt, a senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, said in an email that al-Laqis was part of an "elite

  • Syrian rebel group demands 1000 women prisoners in return for 12 kidnapped nuns

    December 6, 2013 12:17 PM 37

    A Syrian Islamist rebel group wants to trade 12 kidnapped nuns for 1,000 women prisoners held by the government, a pan-Arab newspaper has reported. A spokesman for the "Free Qalamoun" group told Asharq al-Awsat newspaper that the nuns were safe. These include the release of 1,000 Syrian women held in regime prisons according to the spokesman. An official

  • Mandelas ’overwhelmed’ by support

    December 6, 2013 9:31 AM 25

    December 6 2013 at 11:23am Johannesburg - Nelson Mandela's grandson expressed gratitude for the global outpouring of support since the 95-year-old's death, saying his family had been “overwhelmed” by the response. “The messages we have received since last night have heartened and overwhelmed us,” said Mandla Mandela, the first public comment from the former

  • The Islamic Jihad on Christian Nuns

    December 6, 2013 6:56 AM 72

    Islamist rebels have kidnapped a group of nuns from the Greek Orthodox monastery of St Thecla (Mar Taqla) in Maaloula [an ancient Christian community where Christians were earlier ]… “Armed men burst in the monastery of St Thecla in Maaloula this afternoon [Dec. 2]. From there, they forcibly took 12 women religious,” Mgr Zenari said …. Neither the nuncio

  • Nelson Mandela, presente!

    December 6, 2013 1:15 AM 46

    Nelson Mandela, a personal hero whose smiling face watches over my desk and one of our world’s foremost champions of human rights and dignity, died today. For peace and justice activists committed to nonviolence as the “only” means for social change, the model of liberation movements that include armed resistance, such as the African National Congress