Stories from 1 August 2014
On July 27, 2014 the terrorist group Boko Haram managed to kidnap the wife of Cameroon's Vice Prime Minister, Ahmadou Ali, and kill his family members.
Gaza Blogger Tweets Harrowing Tale of Dodging Israeli Warplanes as She Crosses the Rafah Border into Egypt
Ninety-minutes after the 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire commenced Israel forces started heavy shelling in Rafah. Seventy Palestinians were killed and hundreds more injured in shelling.
Trinidad and Tobago's Minister of Sport has been forced to resign following public dissatisfaction surrounding the corrupt LifeSport programme, in which millions of dollars were allegedly funneled out to fund criminal activities and contractors were reportedly paid huge sums of money without actually doing any work. Wired868 republishes the full...
As the debate on marijuana's legal status rages in the Caribbean, attorney and activist Richie Maitland argues in favor of decriminalisation.
President Hassan Rouhani published an op-ed last year in The Washington Post explaining his moderate policies. Iranian authorities arrested the Post's reporter Jason Rezaian on July 22.
Yesterday, someone using a congressional IP address replaced the musical notation of Russia's real national anthem with the lyrics and arrangement of a popular Ukrainian chant mocking Vladimir Putin.
Global Voices is looking for a bilingual online news leader to run our Brazil coverage
In their blog titled No Sabemos Disparar, a group promotes and illustrates their urban action in different communities within and outside of the Venezuelan capital.