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SUNS # 8441 Tuesday 11 April 2017

Trade : General Council approves Chairs of WTO bodies for this year (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The General Council of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), at its meeting on 7 April, finally agreed the full slate of chairpersons of its various WTO bodies for this year.

United Nations : No US refuge for Syrians even after military strikes (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
US President Donald Trump Thursday night described the deepening Syrian refugee crisis as partial justification for the first direct US airstrike against the Syrian government, even though the United States still bans all refugees from Syria.

Brazil : Gold mine aggravates tensions in Amazon region (PRIV)
(IPS, Ressaca)
The decline of this town is seen in the rundown houses and shuttered stores, and the few people along the streets on a Sunday when the scorching sun alternates with frequent rains at this time of year in Brazil's Amazon region.

Poland : New player in Islamophobia game (PRIV)
(IPS, Warsaw)
Ameer Alkhawlany moved to Poland in September 2014 to pursue a Master's in biology at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland's second largest city. Two years later, the Polish state awarded him a scholarship to complete a PhD in the same faculty.

Djibouti : Feast and famine in Africa's Dubai (PRIV)
(IPS, Djibouti City)
As balmy night settles over Djibouti City, the arc lights come on at its growing network of ports as ships are offloaded 24 hours a day and trucks laden with cargo depart westwards into the Horn of Africa interior.

Opinion : Late to walk (PRIV)
(IPS, Ottawa)
I have two children. A daughter who just turned six and a son who just turned three. My daughter was late to walk.

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