Sri Lanka more autocratic: U.N.

Sep 1, 2013

Sri Lanka more autocratic: U.N.

U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay on Saturday accused Sri Lanka of becoming “increasingly authoritarian,” with activists facing growing military harassment four years after the end of a civil war. Pillay charged that military officials are harassing and intimidating priests, journalists and other civilians ...

Aug 31, 2013

Website reports major construction at rocket test site

Fresh satellite imagery shows North Korea has embarked on a major new construction program at the facility where it launched a long-range rocket in December, a U.S. research institute said. The construction includes what could be a possible new launchpad for testing mobile ballistic ...

Aug 10, 2013

Zimbabwe in 'secret deal' to sell Iran uranium

Zimbabwe has signed a secret deal to supply Iran with the raw materials needed to develop a nuclear weapon, in breach of international sanctions, The Times reported on Saturday. “I have seen [a memorandum of understanding] to export uranium to the Iranians,” Zimbabwean Deputy ...

Syria targets Homs; U.N. civilian aid bid blocked

Jul 6, 2013

Syria targets Homs; U.N. civilian aid bid blocked

Syrian government forces stepped up shelling of Homs on Friday, the United Nations said, as the U.N. Security Council failed to agree on a call to help civilians trapped in the key town. Russia opposed a UNSC statement proposed by Australia and Luxembourg, who ...