Aug 20, 2014

North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks

In its latest personal attack on a prominent official, North Korea has called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wild dog with a “hideous lantern jaw.” Wednesday’s slur from the National Defense Commission, the North’s top governing body, is the latest in a ...

Aug 13, 2014

Iraq's Maliki tells army to keep out of politics

Iraq’s incumbent prime minister ordered the security forces on Tuesday not to intervene in the current political crisis over who will be the next prime minister, amid fears that he could go to any lengths to keep power in the face of his increasing ...

Aug 11, 2014

Asia's biggest security forum urges North Korea to disarm

North Korea was called upon Sunday by a large majority of foreign ministers who attended Asia’s largest security forum to immediately abandon its nuclear arms and missile programs. While the key topics at the forum, including regional maritime issues, were nothing new, at least ...

U.S. tries to cool sea tensions at Asia security summit

Aug 11, 2014

U.S. tries to cool sea tensions at Asia security summit

The United States on Sunday pressed its case for a freeze on hostile acts in waters contested by China and its Southeast Asian neighbors, but said it did not want to “confront” Beijing over its strategy in the region. U.S. Secretary of State John ...

Israel and Hamas agree to 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire

Aug 1, 2014

Israel and Hamas agree to 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire beginning Friday, during which time there will be negotiations on a more durable truce in the 24-day-old Gaza war, the United States and United Nations announced Thursday. The announcement came hours after Israeli Prime ...

Aug 1, 2014

U.S. sees 'progress' in Gaza truce bid

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has “made some progress” in complicated talks to try to reach a ceasefire in Gaza, his department said Thursday. “We know we’re not there yet. But I think we have made some progress,” said deputy State Department spokeswoman ...

North Korea may be closer to full ICBM test: U.S. think tank

Jul 30, 2014

North Korea may be closer to full ICBM test: U.S. think tank

Fresh satellite images suggest North Korea might be wrapping up engine trials on an intercontinental ballistic missile, fueling speculation of a full-scale flight test to come, a U.S. think tank said Wednesday. Development of a working ICBM would be a game-changing step, bringing the ...

Bloodiest day yet in Gaza war leaves 128 Palestinians dead

Jul 30, 2014

Bloodiest day yet in Gaza war leaves 128 Palestinians dead

Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory’s only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on the bloodiest day of the 22-day conflict. Despite devastating ...