The powderkeg that is the northern Black Sea right now has been thoroughly reported on recently. As it stands this week, Russia has situated reinforcement troops on the predominantly pro-Russian Crimean peninsula, which is under Ukrainian sovereignty. Show More Summary
Thirteen nuns seized from Christian town of Maaloula in December released as part of prisoner exchange.
In psychology, the term "Napoleon complex" or "short man syndrome" usually refers to men of short stature who are characterized by overly-aggressive or domineering social behavior. It is believed that the behavior of these men is compensatory...Show More Summary
Mexican officials say they killed a Mexican drug kingpin three years after the government supposedly killed him the first time, Reuters reports. Nazario Moreno was leader of the drug cartel La Familia when officials said he died in a two-day gunfight with government agents—but as his cartel morphed into...
Leaked testimonies describe arbitrary arrests, forced confessions, torture and filthy conditions in overcrowded cells.
Voters are obliged to tick "Yes" for the sole candidate on their ballot paper.
Italians are a wee bit upset about an ArmaLite ad that shows a massive $3,000 rifle cradled in the arms of Michelangelo's David, the BBC reports. "The image of David, armed, offends and infringes the law," tweeted culture minister Dario Franceschini. He vowed to take action against the Illinois-based...
Israel has been pushing to make recognition of Israel as a Jewish state a requirement for peace with the Palestinians.
It's voting time in North Korea, meaning there's only one candidate running per office in the Supreme People's Assembly, and voters have two options: writing "Yes" or "No" on the ballots, the BBC reports. Not only that, voters who don't support the ruling Workers' Party must enter a separate booth,...
Two Emirati commentators in Doha-based beIN Sport channel forced to resign by their government.
The Obama administration is struggling to find a way of forcing Moscow to remove its troops from Ukraine's Crimea peninsula, but former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said this morning it is already too late to prevent the contested...Show More Summary
At least 40 people have been killed in three days of fighting between Houthi rebels and Sunni tribesmen.
Two Emirati commentators in beIN Sport and several Saudi newspaper staff resign under pressure from their governments.
Maryland legislators heard testimony on Israeli human rights abuses and the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement last week at two separate hearings on a bill that would prohibit spending public funds on academic groups in favor of boycott. Show More Summary
Violence erupts in the city of Sevastopol as pro- and anti-Russian rallies are held across Ukraine.
Saudi Arabia has threatened to blockade its neighbouring Gulf State Qatar by land and sea unless it cuts ties with the Muslim Brotherhood, closes Al Jazeera, and expels local branches of two prestigious US think tanks, the BrookingsShow More Summary
"If you have anything nice to say about Palestinians, don't say it here." -- a colleague warned Air Force Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski when she shared an office with neoconservatives plotting the Iraq War at the Pentagon in 2002
Robert Caro celebrates Israelis as underdogs in the war of independence, failing to note that 750,000 Palestinians were expelled from the nascent state. So don't expect him to treat the difference between JFK and LBJ on Israel with any insight.
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 […]