Chris Hedges - World News, War, Obama, Economy, Middle East etc... - column is published Mondays on Truthdig, spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans.
It was all rather disgusting.There they were, the members of the highest legislative bodies of the world’s only superpower, flying up and down like so many yo-yos, applauding wildly...
CODEPINK activist Rae Abileah was arrested at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington D.C. after heckling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to the anti-war group.
Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has shed little public light on his account of what happened between him and a hotel housekeeper who accused him of sexually attacking her. But one of his lawyers has said he doesn't exp
On Tuesday, at a rare joint session of Congress for a foreign leader, members of Congress will clap hands raw for Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel—a nation many members of Congress are incapable of speaking simple truths about.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address U.S. legislators today. He will, no doubt, tell members of Congress that he supports a two-state solution, but his support will be predicated on four negative principles:
ISLAMABAD, 19 MAY: In the wake of the US raid in Abbottabad that killed Osama bin Laden, China has “warned in unequivocal terms that any attack on Pakistan would be construed as an attack on China”, a media report claimed today.
Israel's severe restrictions on Palestinians' freedom of movement in the West Bank are enforced by a system of fixed checkpoints, surprise flying checkpoints, physical obstructions, roads on which Palestinians are forbidden to travel.
The arrest of IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn has all the appearances of a frame-up ordered by powerful members of the financial establishment.
Built up: This homeowner has turned their house into an island in the 300 acres of flooded farmland around the Mississippi River
Dorothy Parvaz, who disappeared on assignment in Syria 19 days ago, was sent back to Doha by Iranian authorities.
Anger over a nighttime NATO raid flared into violence in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday as an estimated 1,500 people clashed with police and tried to storm a German military base in a protest that left 12 dead.
President Dmitry Medvedev warned Wednesday Russia could pull out a new nuclear disarmament treaty and enter a new Cold War with the West if the two sides failed to agree on a new missile defence shield.
This letter is from Dr. John Cobin, a long-time resident of Chile; it was recently published in Spanish as an op-ed piece in national Chilean papers such as Estrategia
Just because it’s been over two weeks since the death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of U.S. forces doesn’t mean Americans should let down their guard against terrorism.
"Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad, founder of the Minaret of Freedom Institute, discusses the typically sycophantic White House response to Israel’s shooting of peaceful Nakba protesters ..."
Powerful elements in la Cote d'Ivoire are accusing President J.E.A Mills of shielding pro-Gbagbo dissidents and alleged war criminals still bent on overthrowing the new Ouattara government, the New Statesman reports.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn was shortly expected to leave the IMF anyway to fight for the French presidency, which very probably he would have won.
KARACHI (AFP) – A Saudi diplomat was killed in a hail of bullets on his way to the country's consulate in Karachi on Monday, the second attack on Saudi interests in Pakistan's biggest city in less than a week.
TEHRAN (AFP) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he has temporarily assumed the duties of the oil ministry, as the oil cartel OPEC prepares for a biannual meeting in Vienna.
Carrying mattresses and bags of clothing, Syrians fleeing their homeland described a "catastrophic" scene in a besieged border town that has been largely sealed off as the army tries to crush a two-month uprising. At least 8 people were killed Sunday
A Saudi mother said she defied a ban on women drivers in the ultra-conservative kingdom by getting behind the wheel for 4 days without being stopped. Najla al-Hariri, a housewife in her mid-30s, said she drove "to defend her belief that Saudi women s
Pakistan’s spy chief offered to resign Friday amid public outrage over the U.S. operation that killed Osama bin Laden, an incident that humiliated the nation’s army and cast doubt on the capabilities of an intelligence network long believed to be nea
BBC: Osama bin Laden was CIA agent & Al-Qaeda Never Existed: Invented by CIA / www.HumansAreFree.com
Up to date information on the condition of the Fukushima reactors. If this was a rodeo, the broncs would be winning.
The U.S. intelligence officials poring over Osama bin Laden’s hard drives and recording devices have come to the preliminary conclusion that he managed “even tactical details” of the terror group’s business from Abbottabad.
Protesters rally in support of the Palestinian cause and national unity, as former first lady is held for questioning.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange requires WikiLeaks staff to sign a confidentiality agreement that claims the organization's collection of leaked documents is "solely the property of WikiLeaks," according to a report.
International Criminal Court warrant expected by end of month, making exile impossible, Italian foreign minister says.
Yemen protests: Security forces fire on Sanaa marches ... Yemeni security forces opened fire on thousands of anti-government protesters in the capital