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Archive for November 17th, 2008

Hundreds of exiled Tibetans have begun a landmark meeting in Dharamsala, the seat of Tibet’s government in exile (photo, from cnn.com), in order to discuss their homeland’s future with China.

The Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, called the meeting, amid frustrations over repeated failed talks with the Chinese government, saying that new ideas were necessary. (more…)

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US president-elect (photo) has promised to shut down the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, although human rights lawyers warn such a move would face a number of legal difficulties. (more…)

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The future presence of 150 000 US troops in Iraq has been approved by the Iraqi cabinet in a security pact with the US governing, said officials. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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