Panama protects wetlands from real estate boom

2015-02-10 11:12

Panama enacts construction ban on wetlands area threatened by real estate boom.

New poison dart frog discovered

2014-09-29 12:09

Scientists have discovered a new poison dart frog species in Panama.

Frog's love song is a bat's dinner bell

2014-01-24 10:31

A new study on the relationship between bats and the tungara frogs has shown that certain bats have been using the mating call of the frogs as a sonar to zero in on them.

Arms ship faces possible $1m fine

2013-08-15 23:14

The Panama Canal authority has said that it will impose as much as a $1m fine on the North Korean freighter caught with an undeclared shipment of Cuban weapons.

Ex-CIA Milan chief detained in Panama

2013-07-18 21:26

The Italian justice ministry says a former CIA chief based in Milan has been convicted of kidnapping.

N Korea-bound weapons 'obsolete': Cuba

2013-07-17 14:01

Cuba says weapons found on a North Korean ship close to the Panama Canal are outdated Soviet-era arms, which the communist island had sent to Pyongyang for repair.

Rising sea forces islanders inland

2012-11-06 10:34

Every rainy season, the Guna people living on the Panamanian white sand archipelago of San Blas brace themselves for waves gushing into their huts.

Panamanian minister to visit SA

2012-04-14 16:00

Panama's deputy foreign affairs minister will be in South Africa for the first high-level visit from that country in 17 years, the department of international relations says.

Global climate deal goals shifted

2011-10-09 19:36

With just weeks to go before UN talks on climate change open in Durban, negotiators have shifted their goal from striking a historic deal to ensuring that the global system survives.

Noriega set to return to Panama

2011-08-03 19:17

Panama's former strongman Manuel Noriega will finally return home, and go straight to jail there, after more than two decades in foreign prisons.


Lufthansa to fly to Panama for the first time

2015-02-09 17:30

Lufthansa is further expanding its route network to South America and the airline hopes to offer year-round flights to Panama City for the first time.

Concern over 'interference' in Panama vote

2014-05-06 11:06

International monitors have voiced concern at "interference" by Panama's presidential office in weekend elections.

Panama seizes $7m, drug ring suspected

2014-01-13 21:55

The detention of three Honduran citizens with $7.1m undeclared dollars prompted Panamanian officials to launch an investigation into a suspected narco-trafficking ring.


Panamanian authorities open cargo containers with what appeared to be missile parts sent from Cuba to North Korea. Watch.

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Panama: N Koreans could face 6yrs in jail

2013-07-18 13:55

North Korean sailors whose dilapidated ship was halted near the Panama Canal and found to be carrying military equipment could face up to six years in jail, a prosecutor has said.

A look at North Korea's weapons business

2013-07-17 13:07

This week's revelation that Cuba sent North Korea missile parts and weapons on a ship has some analysts puzzled.

Fisherman sues cruise line for not helping

2012-05-14 07:45

A Panamanian man who watched his two companions die while surviving at sea for 28 days in their small disabled boat has sued a US cruise line because one of its ships failed to help.

Noriega now a prisoner in Panama

2011-12-12 12:39

More than two decades after the US forced him from power, has Manuel Noriega returned to Panama as a prisoner.

UN climate talks start in Panama

2011-10-01 18:33

Climate envoys from around the world have opened talks in Panama in a bid to help break the deadlock on key sticking points ahead of a closely watched year-end conference in Durban.

France to extradite Noriega

2011-06-22 18:50

Former Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega will be extradited to Panama, says his daughter, quoting Noriega's lawyers.

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