Hope at last for Croatia war rape victims

Apr 24, 2015

Hope at last for Croatia war rape victims

More than two decades and lots of therapy have done little to heal Ana Horvatinec’s trauma of wartime rape by her neighbors in the Croatian town of Vukovar. “There were six of them. . . . I had to watch what they did to ...

Chechnya leader orders 'shoot to kill' on Russian forces

Apr 24, 2015

Chechnya leader orders 'shoot to kill' on Russian forces

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov on Thursday ordered his troops to “shoot to kill” if they encountered any unauthorized Russian forces on the territory of the small republic in the volatile North Caucasus region. “I am officially stating that if (a soldier) appears on your ...

Apr 23, 2015

New Pentagon strategy warns of cyberwar capabilities

A new Pentagon cybersecurity strategy lays out for the first time publicly that the U.S. military plans to use cyberwarfare as an option in conflicts with enemies. The 33-page strategy says the Defense Department “should be able to use cyber operations to disrupt an ...

Apr 23, 2015

Russia bolstering rebel forces, heavy arms, air defenses in Ukraine: U.S.

The United States accused Russia Wednesday of building up its forces along the border with Ukraine, boosting air defense systems in the country and training Ukrainian rebels in the east. “Combined Russian-separatist forces continue to violate the terms of the ‘Minsk 2′ agreement signed ...

Apr 22, 2015

Seoul leans toward allowing group of women to cross DMZ

South Korea said Wednesday that it is positively considering supporting a proposed walk across the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas by prominent women including Gloria Steinem in what is planned as a call for the reunification of the two countries. The government plans ...

U.S. dispels rumors Islamic State leader was wounded in airstrike

Apr 22, 2015

U.S. dispels rumors Islamic State leader was wounded in airstrike

U.S. forces have no reason to think Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was wounded in an airstrike against an Iraqi target last month, the Pentagon said Tuesday. British daily The Guardian had earlier reported that the militant, who styles himself caliph of the ...

A century later, Armenians protect memories of 1915 genocide

Apr 21, 2015

A century later, Armenians protect memories of 1915 genocide

The descendants of Martiros Muradyan cherish the few objects he was able to carry with him when he fled the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces a century ago like religious relics. The handmade rugs and wooden spoons in their home in rural ...