Archive for January 2nd, 2013

02/01/2013

Evolution and Revolution: RT’s Experts Look to 2013

Human Wrongs Watch

By Russia Today (RT)*, 2 January 2013 — Live from the brand new central studio in Moscow, RT broadcasting has kicked off 2013 by talking to prominent opinion makers about the upcoming New Year events and issues.

Photo from livejournal.com user m_simonyan | Russia Today (RT).

Photo from livejournal.com user m_simonyan | Russia Today (RT).

During RT’s first broadcast in 2013 Anissa Naouai, Kevin Owen and Rory Suchet have discussed pressing topics of the outgoing year and what effect, if any, it will have in 2013.

American and European economic worries as well as US gun politics, but also the Russian opposition movement, were commented on by RT’s guests.

“This is the year we see banksters in jail,” Max Keiser has told the first broadcast team in Moscow.

The host of RT’s ‘Max Keiser Show,’ speaking from London, added that ordinary people will continue to suffer in 2013 from government-imposed and bank-sponsored bailouts throughout the world. Max also promised “50 shades of fun” for his special someone on the first night of the New Year.

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02/01/2013

Afghanistan: More Violence, Worsening Humanitarian Outlook for 2013

Dubai, 2 January 2013 ((IRIN*) – More violence and a worsening humanitarian situation are likely in Afghanistan in 2013, say aid agencies.

Photo: Sgt. Jennifer Cohen/US Army | IRIN

Photo: Sgt. Jennifer Cohen/US Army | IRIN

“The worsening conflict trends over the last five years indicate that civilians will continue to suffer because of armed violence and that the humanitarian situation will deteriorate,” says the new Common Humanitarian Action Plan (CHAP) for 2013, published by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

The report brings together the major humanitarian challenges facing the country in 2013, a year that will see the continued withdrawal of international forces: Afghan security forces will take control of three-quarters of the country by June.

Afghanistan has some of the worst humanitarian indicators in the world – 34 percent of the population are food insecure and 10 percent of children die before they start primary school.

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02/01/2013

New Year, New Problems for Egypt’s Morsi

Human Wrongs Watch

By Shahira Amin for RIA Novosti*, 31 December 2013, Cairo – Six months into his presidency, as a New Year starts, President Mohamed Morsi finds himself facing tough decisions that may cause his declining popularity to diminish further.

**Mohamed Mursi. Photo credit: Marzouk113 | Wikimedia Commons.

**Mohamed Mursi. Photo credit: Marzouk113 | Wikimedia Commons.

A battle over a new Islamist-backed constitution has widened the rift between Morsi’s Islamist supporters and liberal opponents, deepening polarization in a country wracked by political turmoil and intermittent violence.

The Islamist government may have won the “constitutional battle” with the new charter approved by a majority 64 percent yes-vote, but it still faces a defiant opposition, a wave of government defections and a looming economic crisis.

Morsi’s political rivals have refused to accept the result of the popular referendum, vowing to fight until the divisive constitution is annulled.

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