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Amnesty International Says Egypt's Proposed Constitutional Amendments Will be the Greatest Erosion of Rights in 26 Years (Popularity: )
Amnesty International today called on Egyptian members of parliament to reject proposed amendments to the country's constitution, which the organization described as the most serious undermining of human rights safeguards in Egypt since the state of emergency was re-imposed in 1981. The appeal came as the Egyptian Parliament prepared to approve this Sunday amendments to 34 articles of the constitution, including Article 179. The amendments to this Article would give ...

ATFL Chairman Amb. Thomas Nassif Meets with Secretary of State Rice (Popularity: )
American Task Force for Lebanon (ATFL) Chairman Thomas A. Nassif, a former US ambassador to Morocco, was among a group of nine Arab-American leaders that met with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Washington. Ambassador Nassif thanked the Secretary for the Administration's rapid response in getting equipment to the Lebanese army, which has been locked in battle with the militant Fatah al-Islam since May 20. He also thanked the Secretary ...

Australian companies join WWF’s forest and trade network (Popularity: )
In a move to encourage Australian businesses to support responsible forestry, six timber companies in have signed on to WWF’s forest and trade network in Australia. The signatories include forest products companies ITC Limited and Timbercorp, timber importer and wholesaler Simmonds Lumber, print management business Complete Print Solutions, commercial printer Complete Colour Printing and integrated communications consultancy UP&UP Creative. “It is great to these companies commit to eliminating from their ...

Badawi: 'Malaysia Is One Nation' (Popularity: )
On Saturday, Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi, campaigning in Terengganu, warned voters to resist those trying to sow division and disunity in the country by splitting Malaysians along racial and religious lines. "We solve problems through unity and friendship. Malaysia is one nation with one people. Our strength lies in our unity and is drawn from our determination to involve Malaysians from all religious and ethnic backgrounds in the progress ...

BD/PEPFAR Lab-Strengthening Initiative Marks Progress in Fight Against HIV/AIDS and TB in Sub-Saharan Africa (Popularity: )
A collaboration between the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) has made significant progress in improving lab conditions and enhancing the skills of lab personnel on the front lines of the battle against HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) in sub-Saharan Africa.The PEPFAR-BD collaboration -- valued at up to $18 million -- targets a number of countries seriously impacted by HIV/AIDS. Under PEPFAR, the ...

Bill Gates to Call for United Action to Support World's Poorest Farmers (Popularity: )
Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, on Thursday will urge governments, donors, researchers, farmer groups, environmentalists, and others to set aside old divisions and join forces to help millions of the world's poorest farming families boost their yields and incomes so they can lift themselves out of hunger and poverty. Gates will say the effort must be guided by the farmers themselves, adapted to local circumstances, ...

Bipartisan Policy Center to Launch Debt Reduction Task Force (Popularity: )
The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) will launch its Debt Reduction Task Force, led by former Senator Pete Domenici and Dr. Alice Rivlin, with top budget experts, business and labor leaders, stakeholders, and former elected officials, on Monday, January 25, 2010. BPC Founders and Advisory Board Members Howard Baker, Tom Daschle and Bob Dole will introduce the Domenici-Rivlin Task Force and comment on the economic, political and international implications of America's ...

Black Community Takes Charge in Reaffirming Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Popularity: )
Historically Black Colleges, acclaimed for offering Black students an opportunity to develop during an era that afforded little educational options, are still sought out as the “villages” with which many students and their parents feel more comfortable in seeking quality education. Black college recruits looking for the school that will provide the greatest chance of success often look to one of the 103 HBCUs. These colleges and universities were the ...

Blockage of Iran Sanctions Legislation in Senate is a Republican Failure to Promote National, Global Security, Berman Says (Popularity: )
Congressman Howard L. Berman, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee today issued the following comment on the U.S. Senate's failure to pass his Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act (H.R. 7112). "Preventing Iran from developing the technology for nuclear weapons is one of the great national security challenges of our age, but thanks to Republican opposition the Senate could not take this step to make our country and ...

BNA Offers Live, On-The-Scene Coverage of U.N. Climate Talks in Copenhagen December 4-21, 2009 (Popularity: )
As nations gather in Copenhagen for the Fifteenth Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, BNA is pleased to provide complimentary, real-time reporting and analysis of the landmark event. BNA will offer open access to its World Climate Change Report(R), which contains expert climate change analysis as well as live coverage of COP15, December 4-21, 2009.During these two weeks of complimentary access, Web visitors ...