FT: Qatar Pays Syria Mercenaries 50,000$ Yearly

SOURCE Financial Times magazine published a report Friday that mentioned that Qatar has invested in Syrian insurgents, paying up to 3 billion dollars over the past two years to rebels. “The tiny gas-rich state of Qatar has spent as much as $3 billion over the past two years supporting the rebellion in Syria, far exceeding…

LETHAL INJECTION: British Manufacturer Stops Drug Supply to Arkansas for Executions

May 16, 2013 The British manufacturer Hikma Pharmaceuticals recently announced new rules to restrict the supply of its products for unintended uses, such as carrying out executions in the United States. Earlier this year, Reprieve, a legal advocacy organization based in London, found that a U.S. subsidiary of Hikma sold 100 grams of phenobarbital to…

Zimbabwean women’s activist launches raw, powerful autobiography

  “The first words I said to my mother were ‘Report him, there is a police officer,’ and in return my mother said ‘Shhh!’ narrated author and women’s rights activist Betty Makoni.   On Saturday 13 April the Zimbabwean founder of Girl-Child Network (GCN), launched her official autobiography Never Again at the Purfleet Hotel in Essex,…

Era of US dominion in region gone

Era of US dominion in region gone An Iranian lawmaker says the United States has lost its position of dominion in the region, stressing that Washington seeks to revive its status by having staged the ongoing minesweeping drill in the Persian Gulf. “The great wave of Islamic Awakening in the region has weakened the US…