Peggy Mapondera

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Big beasts who could be brought down by new 'cash for access' scandal

Former foreign secretaries Sir Malcolm Rifkind and Jack Straw have both referred themselves to the parliamentary commissioner for standards<p>Sir Malcolm Rifkind has occupied the upper echelons of Westminster for decades and is currently chairman of the influential parliamentary intelligence select …

United Kingdom

Sri Lanka's China Dilemma

One year ago, Chinese Third World diplomacy was widely seen as being in crisis. Throughout Africa, Latin America and Asia, a growing number of emerging countries were expressing reluctance to be involved in relations with the Middle Kingdom based on its exploitation of their mineral resource …

Sri Lanka

'Do-it-yourself sanctions threaten science dialogue with Iran'

Despite one US university backing down, others continue to ban Iranian students from courses<p>In his Iranian new year message of March 2011, President Barack Obama pledged the US would “build new avenues for engagement with Iran’s youth, facilitate their ability to study in the United States, and …

U.S. Dept. of State

US-led air strikes on Syria ISIL targets 'kill 1,600'

US-led air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in Syria have killed more than 1,600 people since they began five months ago, a monitor said.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday that almost all of those killed were fighters from ISIL and al-Qaeda's …

Middle East

There's a massive new leak of confidential spy files from MI6, Mossad, and the FSB

Documents from Britain's MI6 and Israel's Mossad are included, along with the Russian FSB, South African SSA, and the Australian ASIO. (No American intelligence agencies appear to be included.) Al-Jazeera is publishing the leaks over the coming days in conjunction with The Guardian, promising that …

Surveillance

Tony Blair Defends Jack Straw's Integrity After Cash For Access Sting

Tony Blair has issued a fierce defence of Jack Straw, his former foreign secretary, after he was caught in a cash for access sting.<p>An undercover …

Tony Blair