Category: World News

Mexico/Organised Crime: Gunmen kills 19 in Chihuahua

Police Officers reported that at least 19 people were killed and  four others wounded  when a group of unidentified gunmen attacked the “Faith and Life” rehabilitation centre Ciudad Juarez, a city of the municipality of Juarez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua on Thursday.

Global recovery will continue despite euro crisis

FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT Despite the crisis unfolding in the euro zone, the world economy continues to recover. Recent indicators for the US and some emerging markets (particularly in Asia) have been strong, and the Economist Intelligence Unit sees…

China’s Sinopec to pay $4.65 bln for oil sands stake

* Largest ever Chinese acquisition of Canadian asset * Price tag higher than market had expected * ConocoPhillips shares up 1.2 pct; Sinopec down 0.3 pct * Canadian regulators not expected to block deal

Syria politics: Roads to Damascus

FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT Syria is becoming increasingly comfortable with its regional position. It is being courted by all sides with political interests at stake in the Middle East, and its fledgling market economy is attracting the attention of serious…

Mexico/Organised crime: 18 killed as drug gangs attack army bases

Mexican authorities said that the army had gunned down 18 suspected drug gang members on Tuesday when the latter tried to blockade two army garrisons in the Mexican border states of Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon. One Mexican soldier was reportedly wounded during the…

CIA Sees Iran Approaching Nuke Capability

NTI A recent CIA report warns that Iran has maintained its pursuit of nuclear capabilities that could help the Middle Eastern state build a nuclear bomb, theWashington Times reported today (see GSN, March 29).

Russia ‘to build up to 16 nuclear reactors in India’

NEW DELHI, India (AFP)— Russia and India signed an agreement Friday for the construction of as many as 16 Russian nuclear reactors at three different sites in India, Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said.

Fighting in Mogadishu killed 26, rebels beheaded two

At least 26 civilians have been killed and more than 80 wounded in clashes between government troops backed by African Union peacekeepers and Al-Shabaab terrorists in Mogadishu on Wednesday, officials and witnesses said.

Secret report: U.S. is cozying up to Palestinians

Haaretz The U.S. administration will not put a lot of effort into the upcoming indirect negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, opting instead to focus on the November Congressional elections, according to an internal Foreign Ministry report that was distributed…