Barisal News: Opposition BNP-backed M Ahsan Habib Kamal was elected mayor of Barisal City Corporation (KCC) in a landslide victory in Saturday’s polls. According to unofficial results of the Barisal City Corporation (BCC) polls, Kamal bagged 83,751 votes while his…
Washington D.C.- Today thanks to the leadership of Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Kay Granger (R-TX) the House of Representatives unanimously voted to pass an amendment to the FY2014 National Defense Authorization that continues to restrict the Pentagon from entering into new contracts with Russia’s state arms broker Rosoboronexport. Notorious for its ongoing lethal support to the Assad regime in Syria, Rosoboronexport continues to provide the murderous Syrian regime with heavy weapons that can be used against civilian targets.
A conference on ending the fighting in Syria will not happen in June, as planned, because both sides in the conflict are unprepared to attend, the U.N.’s international envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said. Speaking in Geneva on Wednesday, where the international peace meeting on Syria was due to take place this month, Brahimi said: “The Syrian sides are not ready … the opposition has a lot of work to get ready for this conference.” The U.S. and Russia had spearheaded the meeting, with Washington taking the lead on bringing the opposition to the table, and Moscow working on getting the government of President Bashar al-Assad to attend.
If there is now no discernible difference between the news reporting of Fairfax, Murdoch and the ABC, asks Alan Austin — why should taxpayers fund one of them? SIGNIFICANT MOVES towards privatising the ABC and SBS were made in May. These included a Victorian Liberal Party state conference motion and persuasive essays by Peter van Onselen and Rebecca Weisser