THE NETHERLANDS 31 May 2012 Dutch border cameras installed, reflecting a trendRead More
NIGERIA 30 May 2012 Republic of Biafra born 45 years agoRead More
ADDIS ABABA 25-27 May 2013 African Union leaders meet for celebration, then 21st Ordinary Summit
African Union (AU) leaders will meet on May 25 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the defunct Organization of African Unity (OAU). The 21st AU Ordinary Summit follows. The celebratory gathering is likely to focus more on OAU achievements than on the limitations that led to the founding of its replacement, the African Union, in 2002.
The OAU was established on 25 May 1963 in an era of militancy as African countries sought to shake off the vestiges of colonialism and capitalize on newfound sovereignty
BEIJING 25 May 2012 China hosts 34th Pritzker Architecture Prize ceremonyRead More
BAGHDAD 23 May 2012 Iran and world powers look for nuclear deal
The Bagdad talks over Tehran’s nuclear program – with Iran on one side and the United States, Russia, China, Germany, France and Britain on the other – pick up where they left off in Istanbul in April. Israel and the United States and allies allege Iran’s uranium enrichment program is a cover for developing atomic weapons, an allegation Tehran denies. Analysts don’t foresee a deal any time soon, but regard the negotiations as a hopeful sign that could quiet the talk of war.
EGYPT 23-24 May 2012 Presidential elections under the world’s scrutiny
Some 900 Egyptians put their names forward to run in one of the most watched elections in the world — the first presidential poll since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak. The election result will determine how secular, how Islamist or how military-controlled the government of post-revolutionary Egypt will be. Despite the Arab Spring uprising, political authority still resides with the generals. That might not change.
BUDAPEST 23 May 2012 FIFA Congress convenesRead More
BAKU 22-26 May 2012 Azerbaijan hosts annual Eurovision Song Contest
Ell/Nikki’s song at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf, “Running Scared,” won Afghanistan the honor of hosting a broadcasting phenomenon. As a sign of the times, Azerbaijan’s ?ctimai TV will broadcast the contest live on the Internet as well as on television, and contest visitors arriving at Heydar Aliyev International Airport will be welcomed by robots.
UNITED STATES 21 May 2012 Chicago hosts child malnutrition conference
Chicago, taking advantage of the world’s eyes on the city during the NATO summit week, will host a half-day conference on child malnutrition. It is being organized by the 1,000 Days Summit, a public/private group created by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and others in 2010 to focus on the health of pregnant women and youngsters under 2 years old. The conference, hosted by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, will bring together leaders from the world’s business, academic and non-profit communities. Some 40 world leaders will be
GENEVA 21-26 May 2012 65th World Health Assembly meetsRead More
WORLD 21 May-21 October 2011 Judgment Day, leading to end of the world?Read More
TIMOR LESTE 20 May 2012 Fragile country turns 10Read More