The Spoils of War: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade

Since the US led invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, the Golden Crescent opium trade has soared. According to the US media, this lucrative contraband is protected by Osama, the Taliban, not to mention, of course, the regional warlords, in defiance of the “international community”. The post The Spoils of War: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Heroin … Continue reading “The Spoils of War: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade”

More American Troops to Afghanistan, To Keep the Chinese Out? Lithium and the Battle for Afghanistan’s Mineral Riches

Trump calls for escalation of the war in Afghanistan. Why? Is he going after the bad guys, or is it something else? Afghanistan has significant oil, natural gas and strategic raw material resources, not to mention opium, a multibillion dollar industry which feeds America’s illegal heroin market. The post More American Troops to Afghanistan, To … Continue reading “More American Troops to Afghanistan, To Keep the Chinese Out? Lithium and the Battle for Afghanistan’s Mineral Riches”

Car crashes into gas station store; four arrested

A motorist caused havoc at De Vink gas station on the A20 highway near Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel during the early hours of Tuesday morning. The car crashed into the gas station’s store. The four people who were in the car at the time of the incident, were arrested, the Waddinxveen-Zuidplas police said on social … Continue reading “Car crashes into gas station store; four arrested”

Porters to Ponies: The Stunning Effort That Ensures Even the Most Remote Indian Can Vote!

Addressing the Constituent Assembly on November 23, 1949, Alladi Krishnaswamy Ayyar, a noted lawyer and an important member of the Constitution-making body said, “In spite of the ignorance and illiteracy of the large mass of the Indian people, the Assembly has adopted the principle of adult franchise with an abundant faith in the common man … Continue reading “Porters to Ponies: The Stunning Effort That Ensures Even the Most Remote Indian Can Vote!”

Game of Thrones Recap: Season 8, Episode 1

WWN’s official new sister site, Game of ThroWWNes, will have over 470 hours worth of new videos, quizzes, podcasts, make up tutorials, recipes and articles each day, because if the world’s biggest TV show needs one thing it’s dedicated content and episode recaps from an online Irish publication: The final season opener to everyone’s favourite… … Continue reading “Game of Thrones Recap: Season 8, Episode 1”

ESR and UOB Enter into JPY20 Billion Loan Facility Agreement to Acquire Prime Tokyo Bay Land

Apr 16, 2019 SINGAPORE, TOKYO & HONG KONG, Apr 16, 2019 – (ACN Newswire) – United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) and ESR announced today that UOB Tokyo Branch and ESR Sachiura TMKs have signed a non-recourse JPY20 billion (US$179 million) financing facility agreement for ESR’s land acquisition in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. ESR Sachiura TMKs … Continue reading “ESR and UOB Enter into JPY20 Billion Loan Facility Agreement to Acquire Prime Tokyo Bay Land”

International Criminal Lawyer: ICC Is Controlled by the US and EU

An International Criminal Lawyer has underscored that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has fallen under the influence of those who fund it mainly the EU, and US and private corporations who donate to it and who are very willing to … The post International Criminal Lawyer: ICC Is Controlled by the US and EU appeared … Continue reading “International Criminal Lawyer: ICC Is Controlled by the US and EU”

How a Doctor’s Encounter With a Dead Body Has Helped Lakhs of Leprosy Patients

Over millennia, people suffering from leprosy have been ostracised from society. Such discrimination has been true even of India, even until recently. Hence, the story of Dr Renuka Ramakrishnan, a dermatologist from Chennai, who helped lakhs leprosy patients in Tamil Nadu over the past 28 years, needs to be taken note of! In an exclusive … Continue reading “How a Doctor’s Encounter With a Dead Body Has Helped Lakhs of Leprosy Patients”

Who’s afraid of Afghan peace talks – Kabul and Delhi?

(A transfer case containing the remains of Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman at Dover Air Force Base, Del. who was among 3 American soldiers killed near Bagram base, Afghanistan on April 8, 2019)  Henry Kissinger wouldn’t have approved the way Zalmay Khalilzad, US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, handles the Afghan peace talks. Even if Tweeter … Continue reading “Who’s afraid of Afghan peace talks – Kabul and Delhi?”

Bengaluru Techie Distributes Free Reflective Vests to Poor Vendors, Saves Hundreds of Lives!

Two years ago, after a near-miss accident, this Bengaluru citizen found himself at a crossroad. Anxious and haunted with guilt, he was changing inside–but for the better. “Most people like to forget bad experiences. Sometimes I do too. But, this stayed with me, haunting me for answers. I realised that I was looking at it … Continue reading “Bengaluru Techie Distributes Free Reflective Vests to Poor Vendors, Saves Hundreds of Lives!”

Palestine to Legalize Weed, Become the “Occupied Holland of the Mideast”

RAMALLAH – While smoking a joint decorated in the colors of his nation’s flag, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced today that his country will become the first in the Middle East to allow the production, sale and consumption of cannabis. Explaining his surprising decision, Abbas said: “With the tax revenue and skyrocketing export income, … Continue reading “Palestine to Legalize Weed, Become the “Occupied Holland of the Mideast””

Measles Cases in US Reach Second-Highest Level Since 2000

According to the report, there have been 555 reported measles cases this year in the US as of last Thursday, which is 183 more than last year’s total. By the end of the year, the number of measles cases in the US could come close to the tally reported 25 years ago in 1994: 963 cases. The highest number of reported cases since 2000 was 667 … Continue reading “Measles Cases in US Reach Second-Highest Level Since 2000”

Trump to decorate Tiger Woods with US highest honour

London, April 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Golf legend Tiger Woods will soon be awarded America’s highest civilian honour, by President Donald Trump. Trump, a lifelong golfer and owner of golf resorts, announced this on Monday, a day after Woods stunned golfing world by winning his fifth Augusta Masters title. Woods came back from the golfing wilderness to … Continue reading “Trump to decorate Tiger Woods with US highest honour”

British investments in Egypt hit £46 billion, as the two countries agree on economic cooperation

British investments in Egypt hit £46 billion, as the two countries agree on economic cooperationLondon, April 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-British investments in Egypt has hit a staggering $46 billion with up to 1,816 British companies operating in the country. In spite of this, Egypt Investment Minister Sahar Nasr has held discussion with UK Department for International … Continue reading “British investments in Egypt hit £46 billion, as the two countries agree on economic cooperation”

Kenya begins of construction of $36m Kidney Centre

London, April 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Construction of a kidney Center at Kenya’s Kenyatta National Hospital at Nairobi is set to begin soon at a cost of US $36m. While addressing the National Assembly Committee Principle Secretary at the Ministry of Health, PS Susan Mochache affirmed the report and said the Ministry already has US $2m to … Continue reading “Kenya begins of construction of $36m Kidney Centre”

Nigeria launches first organic waste power plant

London, April 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Nigeria has launched its first organic waste power-generating plant in the University of Nigeria, the first indigenous university in the country, located South East of the country with the aim of cubing power outages which are frequent and random in the country. The project, which was initiated by the former vice chancellor … Continue reading “Nigeria launches first organic waste power plant”

Nigeria: FG probe panel recommends NHIS boss dismissal

London, April 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Presidential Independent Fact-finding Panel, which probed the allegation of fraud against the suspended Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Dr. Usman Yusuf, has recommended his immediate dismissal A copy of the report exclusively obtained by The PUNCH accused Yusuf of breaching the Public Procurement Act as well as … Continue reading “Nigeria: FG probe panel recommends NHIS boss dismissal”

EFCC Alerts Nigerians To New Tricks By Car Thieves

Adetokunbo Fakeye London, April 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has advised the general public to be vigilant in order not to fall victim to new tricks deployed by car thieves to dispossess unsuspecting Nigerians of their vehicles. The alert is borne out of the shocking discoveries made during investigations into … Continue reading “EFCC Alerts Nigerians To New Tricks By Car Thieves”

How former Nigerian president, Jonathan, PDP orchestrated Atiku’s citizenship crisis

Adetokunbo Fakeye London, April 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-More facts are emerging about the citizenship debacle facing Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, a former Nigerian Vice president and the presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP in the February 23 presidential election Alternativeafrica.com has learnt that Atiku Abubakar’s problem with others affected could have been resolved under the … Continue reading “How former Nigerian president, Jonathan, PDP orchestrated Atiku’s citizenship crisis”

VP Chen reaffirms government’s commitment to strengthening pediatric care

The government is committed to developing a more comprehensive health services network for children and newborns so as to provide the next generation with the best standard of care, according to Vice President Chen Chien-jen April 13.   Reducing infant mortality is a target of these efforts, with the Ministry of Health and Welfare planning … Continue reading “VP Chen reaffirms government’s commitment to strengthening pediatric care”

President Tsai attends TRA40, AIT40 reception

President Tsai Ing-wen attended a reception marking the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act and 40th anniversary of the American Institute in Taiwan April 15 in Taipei City.   The TRA, which represents a commitment to the shared values of freedom and democracy by the enduring partners, has helped make Taiwan an indispensable force … Continue reading “President Tsai attends TRA40, AIT40 reception”

Taipei works with TAH to boost number of Muslim-friendly hospitals

Taipei is working with Taiwan Adventist Hospital to increase the number of Muslim-friendly medical centers in the metropolis as part of its efforts to provide a welcoming environment for Muslim residents and visitors, according to the city government April 15.   Last November, Taipei-based TAH became the first hospital in Taiwan to receive Muslim-friendly certification … Continue reading “Taipei works with TAH to boost number of Muslim-friendly hospitals”

Livestream: The Intercept’s Anniversary — Five Years of Fearless, Adversarial Journalism

The Intercept launched five years ago with a mission to produce fearless, adversarial journalism. Since then, we have published thousands of stories, videos, and podcasts, covering politics, war, surveillance, corruption, the environment, technology, criminal justice, the media, and more. Join us on Tuesday, April 16 at 8 p.m. for an evening of dialogue with our journalists about the stories they are … Continue reading “Livestream: The Intercept’s Anniversary — Five Years of Fearless, Adversarial Journalism”

Jesus Christ Pushes Past Firefighter Into Burning Notre Dame To Save Beloved Relic

PARIS—Responding just minutes after the 12th-century Catholic monument caught fire, Jesus Christ, The King of Kings and Lord of Lords, was reportedly pushing past Parisian firefighters Monday to run into a burning Notre Dame de Paris and save a beloved relic. “My crown! My crown! Get out of my way—my Crown of Thorns…Read more…

Notre Dame’s 856-Year Reign over Paris

With the historic Notre Dame de Paris cathedral imperiled by a large fire, it’s important to recall some of the incredible history of this 856-year-old church, monument, and cultural icon that sits at the heart of France, and to reflect on the incredible art and history inside the building, which administrators say now all may be lost due to the blaze. © Wikimedia Commons; Myrabella … Continue reading “Notre Dame’s 856-Year Reign over Paris”

Trump Dances to Israel’s Tune, by Philip Giraldi

So newly reelected Israeli monster-in-chief Benjamin Netanyahu has boasted, with a grin, that America’s President Donald J. Trump followed through on his proposal to declare the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a terrorist group. Bibi was smiling because the timing of the move, one day before the Israeli election, strongly suggests it was done to…

David Lynch’s Dune, by Trevor Lynch

David Lynch’s third feature film is his 1984 adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction classic Dune. Herbert’s Dune is widely hailed as a masterpiece, while Lynch’s Dune has a much more mixed reputation, tending toward the negative. When I first saw Lynch’s Dune, I was deeply disappointed. Herbert’s novel had left a powerful and vivid…

Annexation of West Bank May Provide Key to Unlocking Netanyahu’s Legal Troubles, by Jonathan Cook

After winning the Israeli election with a slim majority, in a campaign that grew more sordid and vilifying by the day, Benjamin Netanyahu is poised to begin his fifth term as Israeli prime minister. The culmination of his dirty tricks campaign was an election-day stunt in which his Likud party broke regulations – and possibly…

Julian Assange Suffered Severe Psychological and Physical Harm in Ecuadorian Embassy, Doctors Say

An American doctor who conducted several medical and mental health evaluations of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange inside Ecuador’s Embassy in London over the last two years says that she believes she was spied on and that the confidentiality of her doctor-patient relationship with Assange was violated. Dr. Sondra Crosby, an associate professor of medicine and … Continue reading “Julian Assange Suffered Severe Psychological and Physical Harm in Ecuadorian Embassy, Doctors Say”

‘Us Weekly’ Wins Pulitzer For Outstanding Achievement In Photoshopping A Rip Between Divorced Celebrity Couple

NEW YORK—Honoring the publication for its high standard of journalistic excellence, the Pulitzer Prize Board announced Monday that Us Weekly had received its highest award for outstanding achievement in the photoshopping of a rip between a divorced celebrity couple. “Since its inception in 1977, Us Weekly has been a…Read more…