South Korea’s Ministry of Defense has reported that North Korea launched three short-range guided missiles off its east coast on Saturday. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a South Korean defense official said that “All missiles launched...Show More Summary
United States President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted yesterday that Bashar al-Assad must step down amid a flurry of moves to organise peace talks to end Syria’s bloody civil war. The two met in Washington as efforts to bring the Assad regime and the Syrian opposition together at an international [...]
Every Friday, The Diplomat looks out across the net to find the best articles and analysis involving defense, strategic affairs, and foreign policy. From America’s pivot to Asia, China’s growing military power, important defense trends,...Show More Summary
Bill Gates is once again the world’s richest person. The 57-year-old co-founder of Redmond, Washington-basedMicrosoft Corp. (MSFT) recaptured the title from The Lebanese-Mexican investor Carlos Slim yesterday, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, as the software maker hit a five-year high. It is the first time Gates has held the mantle since 2007. His fortune [...]
Now the manager of the sexual harassment and assault program at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, has been busted for allegedly violating a protective order banning him from contact with his ex-wife, and for stalking her. This makes me hink even...Show More Summary
Yesterday, President Obama held a joint press conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an. Although the focus was on Syria, and the myriad scandals overtaking the White House in the past week, Israel/Palestine came up as well.
Despite growing questions concerning cost overruns and survivability in conflict, the U.S. Navy plans to send 11 littoral combat ships (LCS) to the Pacific region by 2022, the U.S. Navy’s Chief of Naval Operations, Jonathan Greenert,...Show More Summary
Hong Wrong rounded up Hong Kong citizens’ responses to the city's security chief's comment on the soaring of rape cases. The police head, Lai Tung-Kwok, told women to cut down on drinking in a press conference. Written by Oiwan Lam · comments (0) Share: Donate · facebook · twitter ·...
Feminist activists protest against opening of Europe's first life-sized 'Barbie Dreamhouse', slamming it as sexist.
While the immediate threat of launching medium or long range missiles which would necessarily result in a response from the West seems to have abated, North Korea seems intent on reminding the world that it can still fire off missiles. So, for the second day in a row, South Korean officials say, North Korea has [...]
Rafael Nadal brushes away Roger Federer to secure seventh Italian Open title as Serena breezes past Victoria Azarenka.
Following Saturday's scoreless soccer game that catapulted Moscow's CSKA club to its fourth Russian Premier League title, the team's fans clashed with riot troops in downtown Moscow. Police detained 140 people [ru], later releasing all but two. Bloggers posted photos to LiveJournal here, here, and here [ru], alleging police brutality. Written by Kevin Rothrock ·...
Novelist Susan Abulhawa's refusal to go on Al Jazeera to discuss the Nakba with Israelis, lest Israelis appropriate Palestinian history, has been getting a lot of attention
To remind Singapore women about the free Pap smear screenings this month and to promote awareness about cervical cancer, the Singapore Cancer Society came out with a “Lift your skirt. Save a life” ad which sparked a lively discussion on whether it was creative, effective, or offensive.
Alexa L. McMahon Courtesy of Pew Despite the fact that the conflict in Syria has been raging for over two years, many Americans (some of whom undoubtedly want us to intervene there) fail to accurately identify the country when asked. Today,...Show More Summary
Is there any other identity analyzed from inside and out as much as Jewish identity? The Jewish Identity Network (JIN) is like 24/7 cable news. It never shuts down. Marc Ellis, at Mondo
(KARACHI, Pakistan) — Pakistan held a repeat election on Sunday in an upscale area of the southern city of Karachi that was plagued with allegations of vote-rigging, despite the shooting death of a senior member of former cricket star Imran Khan’s party. Show More Summary
Why is Israel sending trauma teams around the world to help out victims and at the same time uprooting Bedouin communities? Health-care-washing, a new phase of active propaganda. From Dr. Alice Rothchild
Projectile fired off east coast after three similar "provocations" a day earlier, South Korea's news agency says.
Rafael Nadal dominated 30th meeting with Swiss rival Roger Federer to secure seventh title in nine years in Rome.