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US Navy nurse refuses to force-feed Guantanamo detainee


  A Navy nurse is making waves for refusing to force-feed inmates participating in hunger strikes at the prison complex in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The unidentified nurse – described by one inmate as a 40-year-old Latino – is believed to be the first conscientious objector to Guantanamo’s controversial tube feeding policy. The news comes as US District Judge Gladys Kessler ... Read More »

Russian lawmakers to get own ‘professional’ social network


State Duma MPs have begun work on a professional social network that would unite about quarter of a million Russian legislators of all levels as well as specially invited experts. One of the backers, Deputy Lower House Speaker Igor Lebedev told reporters that in his view deputies all over the country needed greater consolidation and the social network, named “Parliamentary ... Read More »

Tim Howard Nearly Saved The US With One Of The Best Performances In World Cup History


  Reuters The U.S. national team lost 2-1 to Belgium and has been eliminated from the World Cup. But the U.S. side wouldn’t have even kept the match close if not for the heroics of goalkeeper Tim Howard and his World Cup-record 16 saves. Right from the start, Belgium created scoring opportunities, including this point-blank shot in the first minute. ... Read More »

Mr Cameron: Islamic finance is a good opportunity for the UK’s financial services industry


Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that the UK will become the first non-Muslim country to issue an Islamic bond. At the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) in London, he also announced plans for a new Islamic index on the London Stock Exchange. It is intended to attract more Islamic investors by making it clearer which companies match their criteria. ... Read More »

Kenya expels hundreds of Somalis, shows ‘total disregard for their rights


Hundreds of Somalis have been expelled from Kenya, with 98 in the latest batch detained and sent back in a major crackdown on suspected Islamists, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Friday. The crackdown, which has seen people held in police cells or a football stadium, follows a spate of attacks in Kenya by suspected supporters of Somalia’s Al Qaeda-linked Shebab ... Read More »

Senior Somali Islamist says shifting war to Kenya’s capital


MOGADISHU, May 22 (Reuters) – A senior Somali Islamist commander said his group had moved its holy war to Kenya’s capital, threatening to launch attacks by teenage suicide bombers on a city already reeling from bomb blasts and a deadly militant assault on a shopping mall. Somalia’s al Shabaab group has declared war on its neighbour before, but Fuad Mohamed ... Read More »

Heavily armed and makeshift – inside Britain’s newest embassy in Somalia


Staff at Britain’s newest embassy in Mogadishu, Somalia live, work and socialise within a small compound surrounded by armed guards. Mogadishu, Somalia – inside a small compound within the heavily guarded barriers of Mogadishu International Airport, in a country which has seen over two decades of civil war, lies Britain’s newest embassy. We are the first EU state member to have reopened ... Read More »