Mideast water:
'Oil' of the 21st century

by Anthony C. LoBaido -- LARNACUS, Cyprus – With its near monopoly on the mighty Nile River, Egypt, a major resource power broker in the Middle East, is preparing to share the waterway's more…

Harry Wu slams U.S.-China trade policy

by Anthony C. LoBaido -- Just as President George W. Bush gave final approval for granting permanent normal trade status to communist China, Harry Wu, perhaps the world's leading human rights dissident, strongly more…

Child-rape epidemic
in South Africa

by Anthony C. LoBaido -- A bizarre belief among many African black men that sex with a virgin -- even a child or baby -- can cure HIV/AIDS is fueling what is already more…

9-11 toys popular this Christmas

by Anthony C. LoBaido -- NEW YORK – Harry Potter witchcraft, endangered species, dinosaurs, and police and firefighter heroes all rate high on the toy list this Christmas. The entrance of one New more…

African group sees 'calm'
in Zimbabwe

by Anthony C. LoBaido -- Despite recent reports that leaders throughout the world were beginning to speak out against Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's human-rights abuses, members of the Southern Africa Development Commission appear more…

The feds' psychic spies

by Anthony C. LoBaido -- Prudence Calabrese may not be a soldier in the regular sense of the word, but the FBI and CIA are reportedly hoping her psychic warriors can help prevent more…

Beijing tightens noose on Net

by Anthony C. LoBaido -- While the attention of the Western world has been diverted during the war on terrorism, China's government has continued to abuse the human rights of its citizens, limit more…

International community turns on Mugabe

by Anthony C. LoBaido -- It appears the political jig is up for Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe. Leaders across the globe, including those considered friendly toward Zimbabwe, are speaking out against the dictator, more…

Africa's new bloodstained gems

by Anthony C. LoBaido -- While human slavery is a fact of life in African nations like Mauritania and Sudan, Tanzania now is emerging as the latest center for the exploitation of child more…

English waning in Big Apple

by Anthony C. LoBaido -- NEW YORK – It's official: Nearly half of residents in the Big Apple speak a language other than English when at home with their families. Census Bureau figures more…