Russia officers aiding rebels, Ukraine says

Jul 15, 2014

Russia officers aiding rebels, Ukraine says

Ukraine accused Russian army officers on Monday of fighting alongside separatists in the east of the country and said Moscow was once more building up its troops on the joint border. A missile that downed a Ukrainian transport plane carrying eight people near the ...

Jul 14, 2014

Thai activists decry junta vow to deport Myanmar refugees

Thailand’s military government said Monday it would send home 100,000 refugees who have been living in camps for two decades and more along the border with Myanmar, a move rights groups say would create chaos at a tense time for both nations. Thailand’s military ...

Belfast parade ends without clashes for first time in years

Jul 13, 2014

Belfast parade ends without clashes for first time in years

A flash-point Protestant parade in Northern Ireland’s capital ended without violence for the first time in decades on Saturday when marchers agreed to turn around before passing a Catholic area of Belfast. Pro-British Protestants hold marches every July 12 in the British-ruled province to ...

Hamas media war targets Israelis and Palestinians

Jul 13, 2014

Hamas media war targets Israelis and Palestinians

by Sara Hussein

The music video opens with Palestinian Hamas fighters in fatigues building, transporting and then firing rockets at Israel — but the triumphant lyrics are being sung in Hebrew, not Arabic. “We prepare a generation of warriors who cling to death like the enemy clings ...

Gaza families bear brunt of Israel's 'pinpoint strikes'

Jul 13, 2014

Gaza families bear brunt of Israel's 'pinpoint strikes'

by Noah Browning

The Israeli military’s “pinpoint strikes” on houses in the Gaza Strip have killed whole families and children but few of the wanted men they are meant to target because they have long made themselves scarce, Palestinian residents say. After five days of cross-border barrages ...

Horror as Gaza handicapped care facility bombed

Jul 13, 2014

Horror as Gaza handicapped care facility bombed

by Mai Yaghi

Twenty-year-old Palestinian Sally Saqr lies in a hospital bed in Gaza’s Shifa hospital with burns that have turned her cheeks an angry pink beneath her ventilation tube. She survived an Israeli strike in the early hours of Saturday morning that hit a care home ...

Refugees flee Ukraine rebel bastions in fear of reprisal assault

Jul 13, 2014

Refugees flee Ukraine rebel bastions in fear of reprisal assault

Thousands of panicked refugees are flooding highways and packed trains heading out of the main remaining rebel strongholds in eastern Ukraine, fearing attacks by government forces that lost 30 soldiers in two days to defiant militants. Pro-Russian separatists killed 19 troops in a hail ...

Nazi poster child recalls ordeal

Jul 10, 2014

Nazi poster child recalls ordeal

For the German photographer who chose a picture of a Jewish girl as the ideal Aryan for Nazi propagandists, it was a sly joke. For her family, it became a terrifying ordeal. Hessy Taft was 6 months old in 1935 when her mother took ...

Ukraine threatens rebels with a 'nasty surprise'

Jul 9, 2014

Ukraine threatens rebels with a 'nasty surprise'

Ukraine’s government kept up military pressure against pro-Russian rebels on Tuesday, threatening them with an “nasty surprise,” but the militants said they were preparing to fight back after losing their main stronghold. President Petro Poroshenko, drawing confidence from the fall of the rebel bastion ...

Jul 9, 2014

Nazi poster baby turns out to be Jewish

A U.S. Jewish woman has given the Yad Vashem memorial to the Holocaust a magazine cover of her as a baby that the Nazis used as an Aryan poster child. The mother of Hessy Taft, born in Berlin in 1934 of Jewish parents, took ...