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October 14, 2014 9:01 AM Ras Kuuku unleashes ‘Puom Wo Krom’

The year 2014 is proving to be an eventful one for reggae/ dancehall artiste Kojo Kurankye popularly known as Ras Kuuku, having earned several nominations from Bass Awards organizers. Kuuku is out with ‘Puom Wo Krom’, a feel good music for his fans to groove to at parties and other social gatherings. Calling on fans in Kumasi, Accra to feel good about 13

October 6, 2014 2:23 PM Israel summons Sweden envoy over Palestinian state, AsiaOne World News

JERUSALEM - The Israeli foreign ministry on Monday summoned Sweden's ambassador to protest over Stockholm's declared intention to recognise a Palestinian state. Ambassador Carl Magnus Nesser was called in by the ministry's deputy director general for Europe, Aviv Shir-On, who "protested and expressed Israel's disappointment" after Swedish Prime Minister 22

October 4, 2014 6:22 PM Muslims stone 'devil' at hajj as Eid feast begins

MINA, Saudi Arabia (AFP) -- Two million Muslims ritually stoned the devil Saturday in the last major rite of this year's hajj in Saudi Arabia, while fellow believers around the world celebrated Eid al-Adha, the feast of sacrifice. The stoning occurred in Mina, about three miles east of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca. All roads leading to Mina, a city that only comes 9

October 4, 2014 3:13 AM Sweden to recognise state of Palestine

For the Palest­inians, Sweden's move will be a welcom­e boost for its ambiti­ons STOCKHOLM: Sweden’s new center-left government will recognise the state of Palestine in a move that will make it the first major European country to take the step, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said on Friday. The UN General Assembly approved the de facto recognition of the sovereign 5

October 1, 2014 6:51 PM Obama welcomes Netanyahu amid tensions

Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu have met in Washington for the first time since March. Outwardly the leaders expressed their support of one another, though tensions are clear. The US president and Israeli prime minister met in Washington on Wednesday for the first time since Israel's summer bombardment of the Gaza Strip. In a press conference before 6

October 1, 2014 4:21 PM Palestinians: Israeli occupation must end in 2016

UNITED NATIONS: The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 including East Jerusalem. A draft resolution circulated to council members and obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press also calls for "a just resolution" of the status 5

October 1, 2014 3:41 PM Israeli official, P.A. prime minister meet on Gaza reconstruction

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A senior Israeli official met with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah to discuss the rehabilitation of Gaza, among other issues. Senior sources from Israel and the Palestinian Authority confirmed the Tuesday meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Ynet reported Wednesday. A senior P.A. official told Ynet that the two discussed 5

October 1, 2014 9:33 AM Israel to allow 500 Gazans to visit Jerusalem over Eid | Maan News Agency

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities have granted 500 Palestinians from Gaza three-day permits to visit Jerusalem over the Eid al-Adha holiday, an official said Wednesday. A Palestinian liaison official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told Ma'an that this was the first time Israel had granted visitor permits to such a large number of Gazans 3

September 30, 2014 12:07 PM News in the Humanosphere: A Groundbreaking Climate Change Report on Australian Heatwave

A leaked copy of a World Bank investigation has accused the bank of failing to protect the rights of one of Kenya’s last groups of forest people, who are being evicted from their ancestral lands in the name of climate change and conservation. (Guardian http://bit.ly/1tbHJep) South Africa may turn to an Israeli circumcision device to reduce the number 6

September 29, 2014 9:23 PM Flawed assumptions about Israel

Patricia Marks Greenfield wrote in her Sept. 28 Sunday Opinion commentary that “there can be no two-state solution” to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict [“An Israel equal for all, Jewish or not”]. She would have Israel absorb the West Bank and Gaza, turning the area west of the Jordan River into an Israeli-controlled secular state. Disapproving of a Jewish 3