The writer was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1972. The Spanish work, said to metaphorically describe the history of
The lagged response of the international community towards the Israel-Lebanon conflict comes as no surprise. The
The hesitance of the
The Jewish state is surrounded by Muslim countries which are hostile towards its existence.
The beginning of the latest in a long history of violent conflict between Israel and its neighbours began when Hizbullah captured two Israeli soldiers in the hope of forcing a prisoner exchange –Israel holds 15 prisoners of war from its occupation of Lebanon from 1982-1985.
While French president Jacques Chirac called the Israeli air attacks “completely disproportionate” and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan condemned
An emergency UN Security Council resolution calling for an end to the violence failed to materialise due to opposition from the
Without prior knowledge of the matter, it is easy to point fingers at Hizbullah for instigating the violence. George Monbiot wrote in The Guardian that military action in
According to the San Francisco Chronicle however,
Condoleezza Rice has justified
After more than a month of fighting, a ceasefire was finally forged on August 14. The UN expects to deploy peacekeeping troops in southern
The UN has once again received a big blow to its credibility. The organisation’s incapability to act is further proof of its powerless-ness in the face of American unilateralism.
This is a beautifully written novel detailing the life of Sayuri, a nine-year old girl from a poor fishing village who eventually rose to fame as one of the most successful geishas in
In July the director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Pascal Lamy, tried to get six countries –the US, the EU, Australia, Brazil, India and Japan –to reach a consensus on trade deals.
Lamy saw no point in broadening trade talks to all WTO members unless these six countries were in unison. It was hoped that the six of them would settle their differences first before involving everyone else.
It is historically proven that countries from 18th-century
This means developing countries must be given time to grow. They should be allowed to protect domestic services and industrial production for a time period agreed with by industrial countries.
Allowing domestic agricultural industries to die a natural death may seem like rich countries are shooting themselves in the face. But this would not be the case if that assumption was true.