Egypt Media Roundup (August 31)
[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views…
Catalonia’s regional elections: scenarios for independence
Should the pro-independence parties win a majority in the regional elections on 27 September, what would happen next? Here are a few scenarios on how…
Buhari Swears-in SGF, NSA, Media aide
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday swore-in some key members of his cabinet, including the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF),…
Hong Kong Christian Groups Feel New Scrutiny From Mainland
Hong Kong Christian Groups Feel New Scrutiny From Mainland Javier C. Hernandez and Crystal Tse, New York Times 26 August 2015   Image: The Rev.…
CDC Issues Warning: Doctors on Alert for Bubonic Plague: “There is a Heightened Risk… We Don’t Want People To Panic”
The following article was originally published by Tess Pennington at Ready Nutrition . Tess is the author of the widely popular and highly acclaimed…
TEN QUESTIONS WHICH DEMOLISH OBAMA’S IRAN DEAL
1. You have argued that the Iran deal enhances Israel’s security and those of our Arab Gulf allies.   At the same time, your administration has…
197 ‘punished for spreading rumors’ about China’s stock market – Xinhua
– 197 ‘punished for spreading rumors’ about China’s stock market – Xinhua (RT, Aug 31, 2015): The Chinese police have detained 197 people…
Guatemalan president says he’ll face due process in scandal
A legislative commission on Saturday urged congress to lift the president's immunity from prosecution. The process against Perez Molina is akin to…
Justice Delayed: Ninth Circuit Sends EFF’s NSL Cases Back for Consideration Under USA Freedom
Often overlooked in discussions of the USA Freedom Act passed in June are the changes made to the National Security Letter (NSL) statute . The law…
Canadian Pipeline Suspended One Month After Massive Spill
from Popular Resistance Alberta’s Energy Regulator (AER) says “deficiencies” in documentation and pipeline monitoring prompted the  decision…
CANAN Mourns Adefuye
Members of the Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans, CANAN on Monday mourned the late Nigeria’s Ambassador to the US, Professor Adebowale…
A Half-Hearted Effort in Burma
A half-hearted effort in Burma Editorial, Washington Post 28 August 2015   Image: Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, fourth from left,…