The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has so far yielded nothing more than a pair of oil slicks and suspicions over two passengers' passports, but authorities today said that radar indicates that Flight MH370 may have diverted its course or turned back before losing contact. "We are trying...
Bulgarian Police have recovered DNA evidence of one of the perpetrators of the 2012 Burgas bus bombing at a hotel in Bulgaria’s Black Sea resort of Nesebar. The DNA belongs to Lebanese-born Canadian Hassan El Hajj Hassan, who was in charge of the logistics of the terror attack, according to reports of Presa daily. Hassan […]
Vladimir Putin hates how the Cold War ended, and he's trying to "turn back the clock" as far he can, writes former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in the Washington Post. Which is why it's essential that the US toughen up, she argues. Rice offers a mix of short- and...
Night has fallen with search crews finding no wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines jet that is presumed to have crashed into the Gulf of Thailand south of Vietnam. The only clue remains two long streaks of oil in the water. The Boeing 777 had reported no problems before disappearing from...
A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew lost contact with air traffic controllers early on Saturday en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, the airline said in a statement. “Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their search-and-rescue teams to locate the aircraft,” it said. Flight MH 370, […]
UNITED NATIONS - On the third day of four emergency UN Security Council sessions, Russia produced a letter by the ousted Ukraine leader that threatened war. During one heated nearly three-hour meeting, Russia's UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin read an explosive missive from Ukraine's former president. Show More Summary
The conflict in Ukraine is not simply a regional crisis. Asian nations are watching to see whether a revanchist great power can launch a military attack against a pro-Western neighbor with impunity. There are nine lessons Asians will...Show More Summary
Yulia Tymoshenko speaking at the EPP conference in Dublin on Thursday night By Vincent Boland in Dublin There is something about being a Euroepan centre-right politician that appears to attract its own kind of celebrity. The gathering...Show More Summary
This photo of a statute of the late president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, has rapidly gone around the world since it was tweeted last week: En Táchira tumbaron el MONUMENTO del Difunto ASESINO y lo decapitaron. PSUV TEMBLAD te llego la hora. #26FMegaTranca pic.twitter.com/4eSOhs4QWG — Christopher Bello R. (@Ethical_Group) February...
The pundits are abuzz about the dangers Putin provoked in the Ukraine constituting a return of the Cold War. They don't. As serious as the situation is -- proving once again that weakness is provocative and strength deters -- this is...Show More Summary
By Lt. James Schmitt, USAF Best Defense guest columnist If there's one lesson to be learned in the Russian invasion of Crimea, it is that hard power acts faster than soft power. The international outrage against Russia for its actions...Show More Summary
Polls suggest that former guerrilla commander Sanchez Ceren is poised to win presidency in Central American country.
Interpol said Sunday that no country checked the police agency’s database that held information about two stolen passports used to board an ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight. > “Whilst it is too soon to speculate about any connection between these stolen passports and the missing plane, it is clearly of great concern that any passenger was […]
Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby has urged Arab countries to take a “firm stand” against Israel’s demand that the Palestinians recognize it as a Jewish state, calling it a deviation from an agreed-upon framework for peace talks. Elaraby delivered his remarks Sunday at an Arab Foreign Ministers meeting in Cairo. Last week, Palestinian leader Mahmoud […]
A senior security official in Egypt says a missile shipment seized by Israel last week was destined for militants in either the Sinai Peninsula or the Gaza Strip. Israel says the shipment came from Iran, which the Islamic Republic denies. The official said Sunday the missiles have a range of 90 kilometers (60 miles) and […]
Arguing that John Judis's assessment of Truman and the Israel lobby is an important historical work, Jerome Slater takes on Bernard Wasserstein's negative review in The National Interest
About a dozen nuns held in Syria for more than three months have been released and are on their way to Damascus via Lebanon, a Lebanese security source and church officials said on Sunday. The security source said the nuns had been transferred to the Lebanese town of Arsal earlier in the week and were […]
More than 36 hours into the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines 777, Vietnam says a search plane has found suspected fragments, including a tail piece and a composite inner door. Vietnam's information ministry said that the find was made off its southern coast, about 50 miles from Tho Chu...
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Ukraine PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk will head to Washington this week for talks on the Crimea situation, Fox News reports. Yatsenyuk announced his US visit, which he said will seek a "resolution of the situation in Ukraine," after a government meeting. Meanwhile, Yatsenyuk was talking tough today, adds the AP, vowing...