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Archive for August 15th, 2010

Gen David Petraeus, the new commander of foreign forces in Afghanistan, said a 2011 target date to start withdrawing US troops will not bound him. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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Following a severe drought and a series of wildfires devastated crops, Russia has imposed a ban on grain exports. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk)

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In Puntland, Somalia’s semi-autonomous region, a court has jailed a journalist for interviewing a Muslim leader with ties to al-Qaeda-inspired fighters, local media and an international watchdog have said. (more…)

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