Syria Willing to Talk With Armed Opponents, Foreign Minister Says
The statement was the first time that a high-ranking Syrian official signaled that the government was open to talking with rebels.
Venezuela Prison Riot Said to Have Killed Dozens
Violence broke out after news of an inspection to confiscate weapons at the Centro Occidental jail, Prisons Minister Iris Varela said in a statement, without providing a death toll.
Saudi minister: Expat menial jobs don't suit 86% of Saudis
In a surprising statement Saudi Arabia's Labour Minister has said 86 percent of expatriate workers do menial jobs that "do not suit Saudis."
WikiLeaks Losing Support From Anonymous
Hugh Pickens writes "The Guardian reports that members of computer hacker collective Anonymous have distanced themselves from WikiLeaks, claiming the whistleblowers' site has become too focused on the personal tribulations of its founder, Julian Assange. A statement linked from the Anonymous Twitter account, AnonymousIRC, described WikiLeaks as 'the one man Julian Assange show,' and complained that the website implemented a paywall seeking donations from users who wanted access to millions of leaked documents. 'The idea behind WikiLeaks was to provide the public with information that would otherwise be kept secret by industries and governments. Information we strongly believe the public has a right to know,' said the statement on behalf of Anonymous. The dispute could starve WikiLeaks of potentially newsworthy leaks in the future, as some of Wikileaks' recent disclosures – including the Stratfor emails – are alleged to have come from Anonymous."
Found more than 1 month ago on channel Slashdot
Britain's Hague meets Ecuador's top diplomat in U.S. on Assange
UNITED NATIONS - British Foreign Minister William Hague sought on Thursday to allay his Ecuadorean counterpart's concerns about the fate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, saying Britain's extradition law has "extensive human rights safeguards."
Found more than 1 month ago on channel Reuters