MEDIA ALERT: Religious Rioting in Central Myanmar Leaves Five Dead At least five people are dead following two days of religious clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in the central Myanmar city of Meikhtila. (Sources: New York Times, Washington Post) Analysts Available for Comment Robert A. F. “Tenzin” Thurman is the Jey Tsong Khapa professor of [...]
Catholic Cardinals elected new pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Buenos Aires,Wednesday afternoon in Vatican City. He is the first South American pope to be elected.
Pakistani Christians took to the streets of Lahore on Sunday to protest a rash of violence against their community over the weekend. (Sources: New York Times, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post)
MEDIA ALERT: Death of Iconic Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez After 14 years in office, the President of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, died at age 58 on March 5. According to the Venezuelan constitution, there should be an election held within the next 30 days to decide who will succeed Chávez. (Sources: ABC, New York Times, [...]
Damascus, Syria – At least 53 people are dead and at least 200 are wounded after a car bomb exploded between the Syrian president’s headquarters and the Russian Embassy, Thursday afternoon. This attack comes three days after Syrian officials announced its willingness to conduct talks with armed opposition groups. (Sources: New York Times, BBC, CNN, CBS)
MEDIA ALERT: Clashes between Tunisian Citizens and Police at Assassinated Tunisian Opposition Leader’s Funeral Feb. 8, 2013
MEDIA ALERT: Clashes between Tunisian Citizens and Police at Assassinated Tunisian Opposition Leader’s Funeral Feb. 8, 2013 TUNIS, TUNISIA – Tunisian citizens and police clash during Tunisian Opposition Leader Chokri Belaid’s funeral, Friday. There are reports of burning vehicles and anti-government chants. Police are using tear gas to control the crowds. Belaid was assassinated Wednesday outside his home. He [...]