A while back I posted pictures from my first trip to Libya. It was just under two years ago, and at the time the country was preparing for its first free elections in over 40 years. Unfortunately, many of the problems plaguing the country back then are still prevalent today. In fact, many of them … Continue reading
Category Archives: World
The death of an icon… RIP Chavez
Whether you loved him or hated him, it was hard not have an opinion on Hugo Chavez. Even in death, he continues to divide people. In the hours after he lost his long bout with cancer, the streets of Caracas were filled with citizens in mourning. Their somber expressions stood in sharp contrast to Venezuelan … Continue reading
Israeli occupation strikes again
Less than a week after a statue of Rosa Parks was unveiled in the US Capitol, new rules will be going into effect in parts of the occupied West Bank that will deepen the divide between living standards enjoyed by Israeli settlers and Palestinians living under occupation. Following complaints from settlers (who illegally occupy land … Continue reading
Bye Bye Benedict
Benedict XVI has become the first pope to abdicate in nearly 600 years. In his last public address to his followers he said he was “simply a pilgrim beginning the last leg of his pilgrimage on this earth.” He seemed relieved as he turned back inside, a genuine smile on his face gave him an aura notably different than … Continue reading
Attack of the Drones
The Atlantic is calling this the most terrifying drone video yet. They may be right. The video is over four minutes long, but well worth watching. Produced by the Air Force, it shows animated sequences of miniature drones that are being designed and will no doubt soon be in use. Watching the video, it becomes … Continue reading
The South African OJ?
This whole thing with Oscar Pistorious is just ridiculous. In case you don’t follow the news, the man we came to know as the Bladerunner during the 2012 Olympics recently shot and killed his girlfriend. He shot her through the bathroom door of his home, claiming he thought she was an intruder. The only thing working in … Continue reading
It’s been 6 months…
Exactly six months ago, my former colleague Bashar Fahmi was travelling on assignment in Syria when he was caught in a crossfire that led to the death of another journalist. Bashar and his cameraman were kidnapped. While the cameraman was released two days later, nobody seems to know anything about Bashar’s whereabouts. His friends and family … Continue reading
The next domino?
Will Bahrain’s rulers be the next to fall? Not if Saudi Arabia and friends can help it. The US will not come to the rescue in Bahrain either because they’re too paranoid about Iran. No matter if the protests there fizzle out or keep going strong, the chance of any real change in the near … Continue reading