It is hard not to have total contempt for a political culture that thinks the picture at right is a useful contribution to rescuing 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by jihadist savages in Nigeria
“Today’s massacre is Mariupol. They are just shooting people. They shot 12 cops that would not take part and about 18 (number on the fly right now).
When White House national security advisor Susan Rice’s security detail cleared her Jerusalem hotel suite for bugs and intruders Tuesday night, they might’ve had in mind a surprise visitor to Vice President Al Gore’s room 16 years ago this week: a sp
Rabat (AFP) - Morocco has begun construction of a blade-topped wall near Spain's north African territory of Melilla in an effort to dissuade would-be migrants from crossing into Europe, local activists said on Saturday.
As two of the most tense regions in eastern Ukraine prepare to vote on declaring sovereignty, the country's acting president is warning them against self-destruction.
The kidnappers pulled up in a pickup truck outside the Taj barbershop in an upscale neighborhood here in the Yemeni capital. One held an AK-47 assault rifle and the other carried a stun gun. As the men went inside, nearby shopkeepers heard shots.
As most in the former USSR celebrated the 69th Victory Day over Nazi Germany today, the US-backed government in Kiev (which took power after the February coup) decided to launch one of its bloodiest military operations thus far, this time against
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed off on a new law Monday that bans swearing at arts, cultural and entertainment events in the country.Any new film containing obscene language won't be granted a distribution certificate, so there's no chance
The girls have been missing for weeks and the case is finally getting media attention. Here are all the facts you need to know.
In case US destroyers operating in the Black Sea was not sufficiently clear of the western approach to containing Russia, the latest naval news will hardly boost the de-escalation theme.
The WH brands two commentaries by the rogue state's mouthpiece as "racist" and "particularly ugly and disrespectful".NK's state media has described US President Barack Obama as a "black monkey" in a commentary condemned as one of the regime's most r
Here Comes Crimea 2.0: Following Referendum, East Ukraine Votes To Become Part Of Russia
Russia Launches Two ICBMs, Rebuffs “Simulated Massive Nuclear Strike” As Part Of Military Drill
Chinese police will be patrolling the streets of Paris this summer alongside their French counterparts to help combat a surge in attacks against high-spending Chinese tourists.
A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced the editor of an Internet forum he founded to discuss the role of religion in the conservative Islamic kingdom to 10 years in jail and 1,000 lashes, Saudi media reported on Wednesday.
The US has been sending some small deployments to Eastern Europe in recent days, but NATO Supreme Allied Commander and US Gen. Philip Breedlove is now talking up the idea of making alliance troop deployments in those regions larger, and permanent.
Thailand's prime minister was ordered by a court to step down Wednesday in a ruling that handed a victory to anti-government protesters who have staged six months of street protests — but does little to resolve the country's political crisis.
Nigerians are complaining the government is not working particularly hard to free the girls. President Jonathan's wife ordered the arrest of Naomi Mutah, a representative of the Chibok community where the girls were seized from their school
The members of the militia are not terrorists or militants or even rebels — as a group. As a group, they do not want to take over the Kiev government, although some may want this. The modal goal is probably a substantial degree of local autonomy
Russia has increased its air activity over the Pacific Ocean since the start of the Ukraine crisis, including flights near the California coast and the U.S. Pacific island of Guam, the head of U.S. air forces in the Pacific said on Monday.
The horrendous fire in Odessa, killing dozens of ethnic Russians protesting against the U.S.-backed coup regime in Kiev, has lurched the country closer to full-scale civil war and disrupted the American media’s efforts to deny the existence of pro-re
A month ago, it was alleged, that Ukraine - under cover of night - loaded its gold reserves onto a plane and shipped them off (for safekeeping) in the US, as the potential price of 'liberation'.
Wang Jing, the enigmatic businessman behind Nicaragua's $50 billion Interoceanic Grand Canal, shrugs off scepticism about how a little-known entrepreneur can be driving a huge transcontinental project, insisting he's not an agent of the Beijing gover
Alarmed by the spread of polio to several fragile countries, the World Health Organization declared a global health emergency on Monday for only the second time since regulations permitting it to do so were adopted in 2007.
Although President Obama insisted during his trip to four East Asian countries worried about China's rapid rise (while not visiting China) that, "We're not interested in containing China," some experts nevertheless were correctly calling it the "cont
Multiple sources reported yesterday that Ukraine has reinstated military conscription.
Putin at least stands for what he truly believes in. That is far more than we find in Western Politicians. Most Western Politicians admire Putin for he is tough and has backbone that they seriously lack not to mention perhaps brains. I disagree with
On Wednesday, China announced that it plans to hold joint naval drills with Russia in the East China Sea later this month.
If Putin needed a pretext to finally drive across the Ukraine border, he got it today following first the death of nearly 40 pro-Russian protesters in Odessa during a confrontation between pro-Russia and pro-Kiev forces...
What would you think if Russia’s spy chief had been discovered last week, roaming round Ukraine?