Beijing warns of chaos if path is wrong

The country’s top legislator on Thursday warned of a possible “abyss of internal disorder” if China strays from the “correct political orientation”. China will never adopt a multiparty revolving-door system or other Western-style political models,…

U.S. jobless claims rise by 26,000

The number of Americans initially applying for unemployment aid last week rose after hitting its lowest level in nearly three years a week earlier, the U.S. Labor Department said Thursday. The Labor Department said that…

The Israeli Arms Race

Israel Defense Minister Ehud Barak says his country will ask for another 20 billion dollars from the United States to modernize Israeli arsenals and maintain what he called its “qualitative progress” in military matters concerning…

America Is What It Is

Everyone remembers U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech at Cairo University on June 4, 2009, in which he proclaimed his solidarity with the suffering of the Palestinian people living under Israeli occupation. In it, he promised…

China, Russia drive growth in billionaires

Rising steel and oil prices in Russia, more honest disclosure in Brazil and booming economies in China and India have fueled a spike in billionaires in the so-called BRIC countries. Moscow is now home to…

Weapons Are Big Business

By Radio Havana Cuba: The news is really impressive by itself: a 12 year-old boy in a rural community in the United States shot and killed his parents and assaulted his two brothers, but even…

When the United States Defends Al-Jazeera

By Amira Soltane (‘Expression, Algeria): Contrary to appearances, Al-Jazeera is the best-protected network on the planet, because it has succeeded in collecting and aggregating news coming from the West toward the East. What a funny world…