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Boko Haram is beyond govt's capacity, says Soyinka
Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2014

Nigerian Boko Haram militants 'seeking prisoner swap to return schoolgirls'
The Nigerian militants suspected of seizing more than 200 schoolgirls hostage are seeking a prisoner swap for jailed comrades, a former mediator with Boko Haram has told The Telegraph.

Boko Haram is beyond govt's capacity, says Soyinka

Nigeria had warning of Boko Haram attack but failed to act, says Amnesty
Human rights group says military had warning four hours before kidnapping as questions mount over why school was opened

Nigeria: Oil riches can't hide a wealth of social ills
Petroleum production has fuelled economy but half the population lives in poverty

The CIA Aided Polio's Comeback–but Media Have Forgotten the Story
Polio had been battled to near-extinction after decades of effort, but this year the WHO confirmed 68 new cases and declared it an international public health emergency. Nearly 80 percent of those cases are in Pakistan.

Ukraine says killed 20 pro-Russian rebels in east

Mariupol killings: US backs Ukrainian regime's reign of terror
With the open support of Washington and its European allies, the regime installed by Washington and Berlin in last February's fascist-led putsch is now extending its reign of terror against all popular resistance in Ukraine. That is the significance of the events in the major eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol yesterday.

...U.S. blames Russia for inciting violence in Ukraine's Mariupol
Washington has voiced support for the bloody crackdown on pro-Russian activists in the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, blaming Russia for inciting the violence there.

Ukraine Unrest And Attacks On Black People

Ukraine: It's Now For The Long Run

2 southeast Ukrainian regions to hold referendum May 11 as planned

NATO Uses Ukraine Crisis to Wage War on Russia

Ukraine: siege mentality pushes south-eastern region to precipice of civil war
In the town of Konstaninovka, an uneasy atmosphere of threats and violence is building ahead of a vote on independence

Mediators Push Peace Talks on Ukraine, But Deal Unlikely
Officials Continue to Spurn Calls to Talk With Protesters

Putin keeps Russians, West guessing with Ukraine shift

Mediators press on with peace plan as Ukraine tensions soar

Israeli Ex-Atomic Chief: Iran 10 Years Away from Nuclear Weapons

Israeli nuclear expert: Netanyahu using Iran threat for political gain
Ex-head of Israel's Atomic Energy Commission says Iran is at least a decade from a nuclear bomb, doubts whether Tehran even wants a nuclear weapon.

Bill Clinton and the Bogus Iranian Threat
Tragically, President George H.W. Bush passed up a chance for a rapprochement with Iran because, after the Soviet Union imploded, the national-security apparatus needed a new threat to stave off budget cutters in Congress. Iran became the "manufactured crisis," according to author Gareth Porter's new book by that title.

The Pathetic U.S. Media Coverage: False Flag in Odessa
Photos of the victims of the Odessa fire which have been circulating on the Internet have cast doubt on the official version of events.

The mess NATO made in Afghanistan: Siddiqui
After a war longer than either of the two world wars, the outlook in Afghanistan remains bleak.

U.S. Created a Terrorist Safe Haven In Libya

No Red Line Requiem for Dead Syrian Soldiers
The latest evidence of a chemical weapons attack in Syria has emerged in the form of a video proudly filmed by the perpetrators themselves, the so-called 'lions' of Jabhat al Nusra, Al Qaida's Syrian franchise, listed by the US as a terrorist organization yet used by the US and its allies in their continuing campaign to destroy Syria in the process of destroying the Syrian government.

U.S. to Support ICC War Crimes Prosecution in Syria

Keith Alexander Unplugged: on Bush/Obama, 1.7 million stolen documents and other matters

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi gets 10 year jail sentence
A Saudi court has imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi for 10 years for "insulting Islam" and setting up a liberal web forum, local media report. He was also sentenced to 1,000 lashes and ordered to pay a fine of 1 million riyals ($266,000; £133,000).

Venezuelan police break up four protest camps
Tent cities dismantled and 243 people arrested in crackdown, as US considers sanctions against Maduro government

Venezuela News: US Push For Sanctions Gaining Speed In Congress

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