Day: June 8, 2011

Moscow to build new metro lines in the air

Pravda. Ru. A group of specialists from the Moscow State Automobile and Road Technical University have developed a project of a new type of transport – the air metro. According to them, cable ways are much faster, more comfortable and environment-friendly than conventional types of transportation, the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper […]

Under the cover of democracy

US and its allies assist will be using neoliberal economic policies to make sure new Arab governments stay in line. For decades during the Cold War, the rhetoric of US and Western European imperial power was one of promoting democracy around the world. Indeed, as the Soviet model became attractive […]

Obama administration to appeal healthcare ruling

Reuters) – Lawyers for President Barack Obama will on Wednesday seek to stave off the biggest legal challenge yet to healthcare reform, his signature domestic policy achievement. The administration will present oral arguments as it appeals a ruling by a Florida judge who declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, backing […]

More than 5,000 flee as winds stoke Arizona fires

(CNN) — A fast-moving wildfire that has sent thousands fleeing in eastern Arizona is the second-largest blaze in the history of the state, records show. The so-called Wallow Fire sweeping through Apache National Forest has burned approximately 389,000 acres, Incident commander Joe Reinarz told reporters Tuesday. That surpasses the 2005 Cave […]

A Different Kind of Uprising

Throughout history, it has often been the young who have initiated the biggest changes. In January this year, the Egyptian revolution was sparked by the country’s youth, who were fed up with the 30-year dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak. Something similar happened in Indonesia in 1998 when Suharto, president of the […]

Makkah hotels cash in on Umrah rush

By ARAB NEWS MAKKAH: There has been an unprecedented increase in the occupancy rates of hotels and residential apartments in Makkah this year thanks to the huge inflow of Umrah pilgrims. Some hotels are fully booked for the peak Umrah season this year, according to an official. “This tremendous increase […]

If Syria unravels…

If Damascus goes down, its effects will be felt by the whole region Where’s Syria headed? Things appear to be worsening by the day with deepening fears in the region about the largest country in the Levant unraveling. Every day brings in more bad news, with the crackdown on anti-government […]