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Ken Hanly

Digital Journalist based in Brandon, MB, Canada. Joined on Jun 28, 2009
Expertise in Education, General business news & info, Politics


U.S. stocks plunge as July ends

New York - The key Dow Jones index fell more than 300 points today wiping out all its gains for 2014. The Standard and Poor 500 also experienced its sharpest decline since April.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Op-Ed: U.S. agency faces possible $84 million insurance charge in Gaza

Gaza - The US Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) may face a charge of up to $84 million for damage caused to a Gazan power plant since a U.S. company with investment in the plant is covered by OPIC risk insurance.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Western-based multinationals may suffer from sanctions on Russia

Moscow - Western multinational energy companies already have $35 billion invested in Russian oil development. New sanctions on Russia by the US and EU may put that investment at some risk.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Associated Press changes its tweet tone after backlash

Washington - The US Congress has been a strong supporter of the Israeli Operation Protective Edge waged by Israel in Gaza resulting in the deaths of over one thousand Palestinians most of them civilians.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 6 comments

Hashmat Karzai the president's cousin killed by suicide bomber

Kandahar - Hashmat Karzai the powerful cousin of Afghan president Hamid Karzai was killed by a suicide bomber at his fortified home near the southern city of Kandahar as he was greeting visitors to celebrate the Eid holiday marking the end of Ramadan.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Op-Ed: President of Canadian Green Party pens pro-Israel blog entry

Ottawa - No one has been surprised by Canadian Conservative Prime Minister's strong support for Israel during the Gaza conflict. However, the Liberal leader's statement on the issue was hardly less supportive.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Israeli attack destroys Gaza Ark

Gaza - The Gaza Ark project has been in the making for more than a year. The Ark was being built in Gaza and was to deliver goods and passengers to other ports in order to challenge the Israeli blockade by sailing out of Gaza.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Hamas may not be behind kidnapping of 3 Israeli teenagers

Jerusalem - The kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers indirectly led to the current conflict in Gaza. The testimony of an Israeli official over the weekend to a BBC reporter appeared to grant that the main suspects were not under orders from Hamas.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Foreign nationals in Libya urged to leave as violence escalates

Tripoli - Libya is virtually in a civil war so severe now that Britain, Germany, France, and the Netherlands have all urged their nationals to leave the country.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Op-Ed: Carnage and ceasefire games in Gaza

Gaza - First an Egyptian sponsored ceasefire proposal negotiated without any input from Hamas was rejected by that group. Later, last Friday, Israel rejected a proposal with input from Hamas presented to Israel by US Secretary of State John Kerry.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 8 comments

Hamas rejects extension of humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza

Gaza - Hamas rejected Israel's offer to extend a humanitarian ceasefire for a 24-hour period. The Israeli cabinet had approved the extension. Hamas insists provisions should include withdrawal of Israeli troops enabling residents to return to their homes.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

U.S. evacuates Libyan embassy as security deterioraties

Tripoli - Today (July 26) the U.S. shut down its embassy in Tripoli and evacuated the staff to Tunisia escorted by the U.S. military. There has been escalating violence between rival militias particularly near the Tripoli international airport.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 2 comments

Israel rejects John Kerry's cease-fire plan for Gaza

Cairo - Secretary of State for the US John Kerry's plan for a five day truce between Hamas and Israel, together with negotiations for a longer term settlement of outstanding issues, failed to gain support from Israel.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Islamic State order in Mosul for FGM probably a hoax

Mosul - Reports about the "bad guy" should always be looked upon with some suspicion. The "good guys" will always try to demonize the "bad guys" because they need support and taxpayer money to fight against them.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 3 comments

Iraq elects president and speaker but no prime minister yet

Baghdad - Amid continuing carnage in parts of the country, the Iraqi parliament elected Fuad Massoum, a Kurdish politician, as president, a largely ceremonial post. By tacit agreement the president will be a Kurd, the speaker, Sunni, and prime minister, Shia.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Op-Ed: New Libyan parliament to meet August 4 in Benghazi

Tripoli - A day late, the HIgher National Elections Commission(HNEC) of Libya has announced the official results of the second parliamentary elections since Qaddafi was ousted.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Op-Ed: Gaza cease-fire terms may weaken Hamas empower Abbas

Cairo - The US ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro in particular would like to see the Palestinian Authority under President Mahmoud Abbas take over control in the Gaza Strip replacing Hamas.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Ukraine, U.S. and Russia have all shot down civilian airliners

Donetsk - Many different countries have been guilty of shooting down civilian airliners often with the loss of hundreds of lives. The list includes Russia and the United States but perhaps less well known the Ukraine itself.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Many dead after militia clashes in Libya at Tripoli airport

Tripoli - The Libyan Health Ministry reported that 47 people had been killed in fighting between militias from Zintan which control the airport and rivals from Misrata for control of the international airport in the capital Tripoli.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Op-Ed: Gaza's jailers have gone on strike again so Israel may fire them

Gaza - Hamas is often characterized in terms of being a terrorist group whose aim is to destroy Israel. The political wing of Hamas actually has many other roles in particular to provide social services to Gazans.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 4 comments
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