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 ...

Gaza rockets hit Israel despite military push

Jul 14, 2014

Gaza rockets hit Israel despite military push

Israel says its punishing air assault on Hamas militants, their property and their weaponry has delivered a devastating blow to the Islamic militant group. Yet rocket fire at Israel has continued almost unabated. The military says that due to years of generous Iranian shipments, ...

Gaza crisis: haven't we been here before?

Jul 14, 2014

Gaza crisis: haven't we been here before?

If the Israel-Hamas fighting feels like a rerun, that’s because it is. This is the third round of Hamas rockets and Israeli airstrikes since the Islamic militant group seized control of the Gaza Strip in 2007. And issues each time seem much the same: ...

Boko Haram-style attacks puncture peace in south Nigeria

Jul 14, 2014

Boko Haram-style attacks puncture peace in south Nigeria

As long as violence perpetrated by Islamist militants was more or less contained in Nigeria’s remote northeast, the attitude of many citizens and expatriates in the prosperous south was a shrug of the shoulders. But growing evidence that Boko Haram, or other violent groups ...

Russia threatens Ukraine after man dies in cross-border shelling

Jul 13, 2014

Russia threatens Ukraine after man dies in cross-border shelling

Russia on Sunday threatened Ukraine with “irreversible consequences” after a man was killed by a shell fired across the border from Ukraine, describing the incident in warlike terms as aggression that must be met with a response. Although both sides have reported cross-border shootings ...

North Korea blasts new pair of missiles into sea: Seoul

Jul 13, 2014

North Korea blasts new pair of missiles into sea: Seoul

North Korea launched two presumed ballistic missiles into the sea on Sunday, South Korea said, the latest in a series of test-firings seen as expressions of anger over its failure to win talks on receiving outside aid and the never-ending U.S.-South Korean military drills. ...

Jul 13, 2014

Taiwan starts using drones to spy on China: reports

Taiwan has started using unmanned surveillance aircraft to spy on China to reduce the risk to its pilots from an increased deployment of Chinese missiles, media reported Sunday. The army in March commissioned a fleet of 32 unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, developed by ...

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 ...

Underage fighters drawn into Iraqi war

| Jul 13, 2014

Underage fighters drawn into Iraqi war

A video on a boy’s phone shows him firing a heavy machine gun mounted on a tripod through a hole in a crumbling building, his slender body shaking from the kickback. “We were kind of nervous, not because we are cowards, because it was ...