Old muslim laws that talk about women in a very damaging way needs to be stopped. A panel of women over on Voice of Russia UK got together to discuss the way forward to ending this once and for all. Female genital mutilation is thanks to Women’s rights and the FGM decreasing around the world. The campaign is supported by Gates and other organisations. Lets see this end soon. Listen to the audio interview. Juliet Spare interviews a panel of women who all have views to contribute.
At least 40 Palestinians were killed today by Israeli shelling in the Shejaia district in northeast Gaza, health officials said. The mass casualties were the heaviest since Israel launched its offensive on the Palestinian territory on July 8 after cross-border rocket strikes by militants intensified. Israel, which sent ground forces into Gaza on Thursday, said today it was beefing up its military presence there.
The news in Israel does not make easy reading. It effects real people in this popular area of the world. Everyone are hoping for peace some time soon. Until then its good to understand what is going on in the area. The Voice of Russia UK reports the news as objectively as possible in 2014. I like to listen live and keep up to date with news as it happens.
This is a big oppurtunity for the UK and Ed Miliband to have a good chat about politics to the US Prime Minister Barack Obama. Join in the conversation over on Reddit Uk Politics. Preferably give it thumbs up, thumbs down might mean it disappears so be sure to leave your comments. If you get chance listen live to radio VR news. Here is the link >> http://go.shr.lc/1n1aGut
Included today is a 23 minute video with Wole Soyinka who shares about how Islam is not a problem. Alexander Nekrassov shares the Russian military analysts predictions about potential rise of violence in the area.
Boko Haram is an organisation responsible for kidnapping lots of children from school a few months ago. You may remember the appeals made by Michelle Obama to return the children.
Boko Haram are trying to get attention for Western aid for oil and this is perhaps what is motivating the escalating violence.
Former Kremlin Alexander Nekrassov makes a good point about how violence escalates and suggests some solutions to prevent any further violence in the area. Read the article in full over on Al Jazeera.
A Malaysian Boeing 777 headed from Holland to Kuala Lumpur passenger plane carrying nearly 300 people has crashed in Ukraine close to the border with Russia. Malaysia Airlines confirmed via Twitter that it lost contact with flight MH17 whilst flying over East Ukraine.
A Boeing 777 plane with three hundred passengers has crashed after being fired upon. The plane reportedly was shot down today which is Thursday. Listen live to the ongoing reports over on The Voice of Russia.
A train crash in Moscow took the life of 23 passengers. My condolences go out everyone who lost their lives in this accident. I have just read the article over on VORUK and shared it on Reddit which is where this link goes. If you see and have a Reddit account be sure to comment. Thank you.
Hammond who has shown he can communicate well with Europe. Have a listen to understand more on his position, why he was chosen and more importantly what needs to be done.
William Hague stepped down this week which made headline news. David Cameron and Philip Hammond will be working together to make a brighter future for Britain and build better stronger relationships with Russia and Europe.
Valery Seleznyov is trying to get help for his son Roman Seleznyov who is detained for alleged hacking and currently held in a confined us detention centre. The allegations are about credit card fraud. Without adequate medical assistance Moscow says the boy could have long term bad effects to health or worse still die.
Specialists magazine Business Insider made accurate rating of the strongest armies of 35 countries. In the first place USA. Russia in second place, leading the number of tanks and nuclear warheads. Ukraine on the 21 place, and closes the DPRK rating – this is ahead by number of submarines.