For almost five months, miners belonging to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) have not received any pay due to on-going industrial action. The workers, who have been striking since January 23, are demanding a base wage of around $1,200 (881 euros), … [Read more...] about South African AMCU miners forced to beg for food in order to survive
The 2006 equality report issued by the European Commission on Friday contained sobering statistics for Germany's working women. In 2004, German men earned on average 23 percent more money than women for equal work -- meaning that the pay gap between the sexes is now over three … [Read more...] about Wage Gap Between the Sexes Widens in Germany
Russian President Vladimir Putin called on the military to strengthen its forces and be prepared to respond to any threat as it continues to wage an air campaign in Syria. "I order you to act in the toughest way," Putin told leaders at a security meeting on Friday. "Any targets … [Read more...] about In veiled threat to Ankara, Putin orders stronger military action against opponents in Syria
Largely ignored by the rest of the world, heavy fighting has been going on in the tiny city of Awamiya in eastern Saudi Arabia for three months: Satellite images show that entire sections of the city have been destroyed. Images of firefights and flattened buildings are making the … [Read more...] about Is Saudi Arabia waging war on its Shiite minority?
The dramatic spike in the number of unlawful killings carried out by Indonesian police against suspected drug dealersis the latest signal that the country could be sliding into a "war on drugs" similar to that seen in the Philippines, rights group Amnesty International warned on … [Read more...] about Amnesty: Indonesia waging its own ‘war on drugs’