Russian Deputy FM Sergei Ryabkov told the Interfax News Agency on Monday that the Russians have not put weapons in space, and have no intention of putting any weapons in space “first,” saying this is an important position the US should not ignore. The international community has long warned againstRead More →

Development & Aid, Economy & Trade, Editors’ Choice, Energy, Environment, Featured, Green Economy, Headlines, Integration and Development Brazilian-style, Latin America & the Caribbean, Poverty & SDGs, Projects, Regional Categories Diploma award ceremony for the 28 teenagers who completed the course on making LED lamps in a small farmers’ association inRead More →

Taliban forces ambushed a convoy of three buses traveling through the Kunduz Province in northern Afghanistan on Monday, kidnapping in excess of 190 people on board. The kidnapped people were described as overwhelmingly civilians, but included at least some Afghan soldiers. Afghan officials reported that the government has already managedRead More →

South Africa’s white farmers have been desperately trying to sell their lands at record pace ahead of planned government land seizures, according to a local farmer’s union. However, there are no buyers. As Ryan Martinez writes for, tensions among the country’s white farming community have been rising since theRead More →

On Sunday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced his intentions to offer a ceasefire to the Taliban for the Eid al-Adha holiday. Having pushed them for a response, the Taliban rejected the proposal Monday. Analysts had previously predicted that while a public Taliban acceptance was unlikely, it wasn’t clear they’d actuallyRead More →