Lebanon cannabis trade thrives in shadow of Syrian war

Lebanese marijuana growers are finding that the shadow of the conflict in neighbouring Syria is providing them cover for a thriving cannabis industry

 

In Borneo jungle, natives stand up against Malaysian dams

Indigenous people in Borneo rise up against the construction of a mega dam which threatens to flood 200 square kilometres of precious rainforest and hundreds of villages.

 

Displaced Palestinians in Syria brace for winter

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees has begun to distribute blankets and mattresses to help displaced families cope with winter.

 

Find suggests Buddha lived in 6th century B.C.

The discovery of an previously unknown wooden structure at the Buddha’s birthplace suggests the sage might have lived in the 6th century BC, two centuries earlier than thought

 

France to deploy 1,000 troops to C. Africa for six months

France’s defence minister said Tuesday that Paris would deploy about 1,000 soldiers to Central African Republic for six months to support an African peacekeeping force

Clashes erupt in Cairo after arrest of protesters

Ten members of the panel drafting Egypt’s new constitution suspended work Tuesday after authorities arrested several protesters, including prominent activists. Further protests took pace in downtown Cairo in support of those arrested.

 

Villagers mourn after gunmen kill dozens in central Nigeria

Gunmen in central Nigeria’s Plateau state killed 37 people in a pre-dawn raid Tuesday, the military said, in the latest unrest to hit the area gripped by a decade-long sectarian conflict.