'Islam for Dummies': IS recruits have poor grasp of faith

| Aug 16, 2016

'Islam for Dummies': IS recruits have poor grasp of faith

The jihadi employment form asked the new recruits to rate their knowledge of Islam on a scale of one to three. And the Islamic State group applicants, herded into a hangar somewhere at the Syria-Turkey border, turned out to be overwhelmingly deemed ignorant. The ...

Ishiba's Cabinet exit may challenge Abe

| Aug 14, 2016

Ishiba's Cabinet exit may challenge Abe

The latest reshuffle of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s leadership appears to highlight his eagerness to stay in power, as well as the readiness of Shigeru Ishiba, who voluntarily left the Cabinet, to step up his fight to ...

After verbal missteps, Trump blames others

| Aug 13, 2016

After verbal missteps, Trump blames others

It’s the media’s fault. That’s out of context. Never said it in the first place. Donald Trump’s claim Friday that he was merely being “sarcastic” in accusing President Barack Obama of establishing a terrorist group was his latest attempt to blame others for the ...

Games industry unlikely to try to clone 'Pokemon Go'

| Aug 10, 2016

Games industry unlikely to try to clone 'Pokemon Go'

Top video game companies, caught off-guard by the runaway success of “Pokemon Go,” are wrestling with how to play catch-up after the augmented reality app became a worldwide phenomenon. Nearly a dozen executives at companies from Sony Corp. to “Angry Birds” creator Rovio said ...

Donald Trump's week of whoops and woe

| Aug 6, 2016

Donald Trump's week of whoops and woe

Donald Trump, the embattled Republican presidential nominee, has made a successful campaign out of incendiary rhetoric and defying political correctness. But the plain-talking political outsider has stepped in it repeatedly over the past week, so much so that members of his own party are ...