The court-martial of a former US military police commander at the jail that housed Saddam Hussein opened Monday. The suspect is accused of aiding the enemy by allowing prisoners to use a cellphone, giving special privileges to detainees
2 obsessions in Turkey may appear unrelated – a recent surge in Kurdish militant attacks and the mass killing of Armenians a century ago – are swiftly combining as a strategic tipping point in US-Turkey relations that could affect American forces in
"We actually print out the signs for the offenders and hand them to them," said Elizabeth Bartholomew, a spokeswoman for the Division of Parole and Probation. "We expect them to post the signs." (What category do you put this in?)
President Putin of Russia has made a big shift towards Western efforts to dissuade Iran from building nuclear weapons, President Sarkozy claimed in Moscow last night. The French leader emerged with the news after a three-hour private dinner that was
Ayaan Hirsi Ali sits in a safe house with armed men guarding her door. She is one of the most poised, intelligent and compassionate advocates of freedom of speech alive today, and for this she is despised in Muslim communities throughout the world.
The independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta and Russian prosecutors know the identity of the man who killed Anna Politkovskaya, its correspondent who was slain in a contract-style killing one year ago.
BEIRUT: With the Islamist group Hezbollah having brought Lebanese politics to a standstill, the country's once-dominant Christian community feels under siege and has begun re-establishing militias, training in the hills and stockpiling weapons.
Rampaging Muslims have killed 10 Christians, injured 61 others, destroyed nine churches and displaced more than 500 people in northern Nigeria, according to eyewitnesses –
(New supply of weapons for the insurgents) Iraq has ordered $100 million worth of light military equipment from China for its police force, contending the US was unable to provide the material and is to slow to deliver arms shipments
Online databases tracking a ship reportedly flying a North Korean flag that docked in Syria have changed their records following a report in The Washington Post linking the alleged Israeli air strike in Syria to a North Korean shipment.
President Roh Moo Hyun of South Korea has turned down an unexpected offer from Kim Jong II to extend their historic North-South summit by a further 48 hours, it emerged today. (Wonder if the US has something to do with this)
Several nationalist and Islamist armed groups have formed alliances in Iraq in what they say is a move to thwart a power struggle should the US military withdraw and the Iraqi government collapse. In July, groups including The Islamic Army, The Army
In a bold jab before a key meeting of China's Communists, a 90-year-old former secretary to Mao Zedong has urged the Party to embrace democracy, saying that only political freedom can end instability and corruption. Li Rui issued his demand for c
Thousands of protesters are dead and the bodies of hundreds of executed monks have been dumped in the jungle, a former intelligence officer for Burma's ruling junta has revealed. [Now you know where they all disappeared to.]
Police in Sierra Leone have ordered all civilians who own any weapon to hand them over to the police within two weeks. [The slaughter will begin in three.]
Britain is considering laying claim to vast new tracts of potentially oil- and gas-rich territories off the Falkland Islands, a move that has spurred an angry reaction from Argentina.
The former world chess champion Garry Kasparov entered Russia's presidential race on Sunday, elected overwhelmingly as the candidate for the country's beleagured opposition coalition. Kasparov has been a driving force behind the coalition,
Tiny Shirogane post office in a quiet Tokyo neighborhood, with just three clerks and one ATM, might seem far removed from the world of global finance. But when Japan Post is privatized on Monday, the Shirogane office will become part
When Americans read about the Middle East in their local press they are "filled in" with what the Lobby and their allies wants them to hear about regarding the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, Dubya's war in Iraq or the situation in Iran(a
The government said its security forces opened fire on demonstrators who failed to disperse, killing one person, and witnesses said police beat and dragged away dozens of Buddhist monks in the most violent crackdown in a month of protests in Myanmar.
(Does the Patriot Act include foregin nations?) Norway's Foreign Ministry has been sending financial aid to controversial religious schools in Pakistan. Researchers and local Pakistani experts want it to stop, as does a conservative politician.
Israel and the US were well aware of the activities of N. Korea and Syria to chemically weaponize the No-Dong missile. It is unclear why an intricate story involving evidence of a Syrian nuclear weapons program and enriched uranium was put out to pre
A protest movement led by Buddhist monks chanting prayers is gathering momentum in Burma (Myanmar), leaving an embattled military regime stranded in a groundswell of popular frustration at economic and political stagnation. Maroon-robed monks led
An American family with three small children has applied for political asylum in Finland, immigratioin officials said Friday. The five members came to Finland on Tuesday from Germany, said Minna Serradj from the Directorate of Immigration.
Heard about the thousands of farmer suicides in India? Well, Iraqi farmers may be next thanks to the work of US diplomat Paul Bremer and his Monsanto friends.
Interesting.... so who do you think is winning?
Osama bin Laden will release a new message declaring war on Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf. "Urgent, al-Qaida declares war on the tyrant Pervez Musharraf and his apostate army, in the words of Osama bin Laden," it read.
Villagers in southern Peru were struck by a mysterious illness after a meteorite made a fiery crash to Earth in their area. Villagers were startled by an explosion and a fireball that many were convinced was an airplane crashing near their remote vil
European are overwhelmingly against a potential US military attack to thwart Iran's nuclear amibitions and are tiring of the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan, a survey showed. Americans are more willing to contemplate the use of force agai
President Hugo Chavez threatened on Monday to take over any private schools refusing to submit to the oversight of his socialist government, a move some Venezuelans fear will impose leftist ideology in the classroom.