Top dissident spirited away for Obama's Vietnam visit

May 25, 2016

Top dissident spirited away for Obama's Vietnam visit

Vietnamese dissident Nguyen Quang A spent much of Tuesday as a tourist with plainclothes cops — eating fish noodle soup, visiting a temple and a fortune teller — returning home just as President Barack Obama took off from Hanoi aboard Air Force One. “It ...

Islamic State terrorist attacks in Iraq undermine faith in government

May 25, 2016

Islamic State terrorist attacks in Iraq undermine faith in government

Even as Iraq slowly claws back territory from the Islamic State group, faith in the government is crumbling among many Iraqis — particularly Shiites — who are angered by political disarray and the continual militant bombings in Baghdad. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi triumphantly announced ...

Chinese media blasts U.S. lifting of Vietnam arms embargo

May 24, 2016

Chinese media blasts U.S. lifting of Vietnam arms embargo

Chinese state media on Tuesday slammed the lifting of a decades-old U.S. arms embargo against Vietnam, saying the move was aimed at Beijing and calling Barack Obama’s assurances to the contrary “a very poor lie.” Obama announced the end of the 41-year-old ban on ...