Articles By Jacey Fortin

From Politics & Policy Sep 14, 2012

Vietnam Targets Bloggers, But Voices Of Dissent Won't Pipe Down

The Communist Party of Vietnam has vowed to target any blogs and websites that are "anti-party" or "anti-state," but government critics have responded with defiance.

From Politics & Policy Sep 14, 2012

Iran May Be Avoiding Oil Sanctions, Stealthily Transferring Crude At Offshore Malaysian Port

Iran appears to be using a tricky system of oil shipping and transferring at the offshore port of Labuan near Malaysia in order to get its crude to Asian markets, skirting Western sanctions.

From Politics & Policy Sep 14, 2012

Dutch Election Results Good News For Euro Zone, Tough Break For Geert Wilders

The results of the Dutch election on Wednesday show that incumbent Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his VVD Party have won a greater plurality, but the party of far-right politician Geert Wilders has lost badly. These results cement the Netherlands' leading role in the recovery of the euro zone.

From Politics & Policy Sep 13, 2012

Congo Rebel Group M23 Says It Is 'Better Than The Government,' Despite Committing War Crimes

The rebel group M23 is committing serious war crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo with help from Rwanda, according to a Tuesday report from Human Rights Watch.

From Politics & Policy Sep 13, 2012

Salafist Militants May Be Attackers Of US Consulate In Benghazi

A radical Islamic group could be behind the Tuesday attack against the U.S. Consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi. Few, but well-armed, the militants can wreak serious havoc in Libya's chaotic new democracy.

From Politics & Policy Sep 13, 2012

Why IBTimes Is Not Posting Sam Bacile’s 'Innocence of Muslims' Video

Sam Bacile's poorly made YouTube trailer for the movie "Innocence of Muslims" has gone viral in the Middle East, resulting in protests that killed four Americans in Libya on Tuesday. While it is not directly responsible for those deaths, it is a provocative, tasteless effort.

From Politics & Policy Sep 12, 2012

Villepin, Not Again! Scam Allegations Won't Disappear For Former French Presidential Hopeful

Former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin can't catch a break. Magistrates called him in for questioning on Tuesday regarding his alleged links to allegedly corrupt businessman Regis Bulot.

From Politics & Policy Sep 12, 2012

New Somali President Mohamed Squares Off Against The 21-Year Curse

Hassan Sheik Mohamud was just elected president of the volatile country of Somalia. With a new constitution and parliament behind him, it's full steam ahead. But can he reverse the country's 21-year curse of failed statehood?

From Society Sep 12, 2012

The Great Rhino Rescue: African Communities Band Together To Stop Horn Poaching

Rhino poaching has seen a resurgence in recent years due to an increase of demand for their horns in Asian markets. But all across Africa, local community members are working to create sanctuaries and lessen the risk of extinction.

From Politics & Policy Sep 11, 2012

J’Accuse! Hasty Critics Blame Hollande As French Billionaire Seeks Belgian Citizenship

French billionaire Bernard Arnault is seeking Belgian citizenship just as France's Socialist President Hollande sets out to raise taxes on the wealthy, raising fears about a mass exodus of French investors and jobs creators.