Pakistani scholar assassinated By Nadeem Ansari Early on the morning of October 17, a prominent and renowned scholar, Hakim Mohammad Saeed (78) was assassinated near his clinic in Karachi. Hakim Saeed was the founding president of the Hamdard
FMLN selects presidential candidates By Allen Jennings On September 27, amidst recrimination and tears, delegates of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) chose Facundo Guardado and María Marta Valladares, better
Beijing intimidates democracy activists During the last few days of October, Beijing detained, interrogated or harassed at least 40 activists involved in a recent attempt to register a China Democracy Party. Xu Wen-li, a leader in the 1979-81
'Pro-lifers' murder again By Barry Sheppard Dr Barnett Slepian was shot and killed by a sniper using a high-powered rifle on the evening of October 23, as he stood in his kitchen with his wife and one of their sons. Dr Slepian provided abortion
By Renfrey Clarke ANZHERO-SUDZHENSK, Russia — The Soviet system had a way of playing cruel jokes on this coal-mining centre in the Kuzbass industrial region of Siberia. One such malign whim was to locate the city administration building hard by
By Dick Nichols In early October, when Italy's Olive Tree coalition government of Romano Prodi lost a confidence motion by one vote because the Party of Communist Refoundation (PRC) withdrew its support (and split in the process), most observers
By Adam Hanieh RAMALLAH — The signing of the Wye Agreement between the PLO and the Israeli government has brought to the surface all of the contradictions inherent in the Oslo Accords, the Israeli political establishment and Palestinian society.
Belgian cabin crews take action over refugee murder Belgian cabin crews take action over refugee murder By Rina Anticich On September 21, Semira Adamu, a 20-year-old Nigerian woman, was murdered by her police escort while awaiting deportation
Putting people first Speaking to the UN General Assembly's third commission on social, humanitarian and cultural issues in early October, Rodolfo Reyes, second secretary of Cuba's UN mission, said Cuba will continue to be a society that puts its
By Helen Jarvis Three months after the July 26 elections, a new Cambodian government is yet to be formed. Despite participating in the National Assembly swearing-in ceremony on September 24, the majority of elected opposition members are now
By Renfrey Clarke KEMEROVO, Russia — Gennady Filatyev, director of the Volkov coalmine near this city in the Kuzbass industrial region of Siberia, is a bull of a man. When he leans across a lectern, gesticulating as he makes a point, he could be
Chilean dictator Pinochet arrested By Roberto Jorquera The dictator General Augusto Pinochet, who ruled Chile for more than 16 years, was arrested in a London hospital on October 19. The arrest by Interpol came on a request from Spanish