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Saudi Arabia Releases Ambitious Plan To Diversify Economy

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016

Aerial View of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia By Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com On Monday, Saudi Arabia released a blueprint for the future, a plan for the Kingdom that could alter the...

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Society

The Hypocrisy of the West and Fiscal Paradise

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016

By Roberto Savio Roberto Savio, is founder and president emeritus of the Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency and publisher of Other News ROME, Apr 27 2016 (IPS) – The...

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Politics

China’s economic woes risk trickling down to civil society

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016

British Prime Minister David Cameron and Chinese Premier Wen at the UK-China Summit press conference, 27 June 2011. Foreign and Commonwealth Office under a Creative Commons...

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Geopolitics

China Triggers Regional Divisions On South China Sea

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016

Analysis by Kalinga Seneviratne IDN-InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters SINGAPORE (IDN) – Announcement by China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi in the Laotian capital Vientiane on...

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Saudi Arabia Releases Ambitious Plan To Diversify Economy

Saudi Arabia Releases Ambitious Plan To Diversify Economy

Apr 27, 2016

Aerial View of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia By Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com On Monday, Saudi Arabia released a blueprint for the future, a plan for the Kingdom that could alter the course of its history. The “Vision for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” could radically transform Saudi Aramco, the Saudi economy, and the country’s social structure. The...

The Hypocrisy of the West and Fiscal Paradise

The Hypocrisy of the West and Fiscal Paradise

Apr 27, 2016

By Roberto Savio Roberto Savio, is founder and president emeritus of the Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency and publisher of Other News ROME, Apr 27 2016 (IPS) – The publication of the Panama Papers has now been digested, like any scandal, after just a few days. We are now getting so accustomed to scandals, that it is confusing, and the general public...

Choose Humanity: Make the Impossible Choice Possible!

By Herve Verhoosel Herve Verhoosel is the Spokesperson of the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), to be hosted in Istanbul on May 23-24. He was previously leading the Roll Back Malaria office at the UN in New York and was also Head of External Relations, Advocacy and Communication. In this Op-Ed Verhoosel introduces this major event, the first ever of its kind,...

Organised Civil Society Increasingly Hemmed In by Global Elites, Say Activists

Organised Civil Society Increasingly Hemmed In by Global Elites, Say Activists

Apr 27, 2016

By Constanza Vieira   Tunisian 2015 Peace Prize-winner Ali Zeddini (left), next to Sri Lankan activist Danny Sriskandarajah, secretary general of Civicus, and two other participants in the International Civil Society Week, hosted by Bogotá from Apr. 25-28, with the participation of 900 activists from more than 100 countries. Credit: Constanza Vieira/IPS...

China Triggers Regional Divisions On South China Sea

China Triggers Regional Divisions On South China Sea

Apr 27, 2016

Analysis by Kalinga Seneviratne IDN-InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters SINGAPORE (IDN) – Announcement by China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi in the Laotian capital Vientiane on April 23 that a four-point agreement has been reached with three ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) member states on the disputes over some islands, rocks and shoals in...

China’s economic woes risk trickling down to civil society

China’s economic woes risk trickling down to civil society

Apr 27, 2016

British Prime Minister David Cameron and Chinese Premier Wen at the UK-China Summit press conference, 27 June 2011. Foreign and Commonwealth Office under a Creative Commons Licence  China’s recent clampdown suggests deep concern over future levels of unemployment, writes Jessica Toale. The UK has made great strides in developing its relationship with China. We...