Sep 22, 2014

China says two killed, many injured in Xinjiang explosions

China says at least two people have been killed and many others injured in multiple explosions in the western region of Xinjiang. The Tianshan news portal, which is run by the regional branch of the Communist Party, says the explosions happened Sunday afternoon in ...

Sep 20, 2014

Anti-Islamic ads coming to New York transit system

Anti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on 100 New York City buses and two subway entrances next week, but transit officials have rejected an ad from the same group that includes the phrase “Killing Jews.” The six approved ads show an image of beheaded American ...

Skepticism grows over Obama's 'no boots on the ground' war plan

| Sep 20, 2014

Skepticism grows over Obama's 'no boots on the ground' war plan

President Barack Obama faces growing skepticism in Washington over his plan to defeat Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria without U.S. ground troops, with critics blasting the strategy as unrealistic and half-hearted. Obama’s repeated vow that he will not order “boots on the ...

U.S. Senate authorizes Obama plan to train moderate Syrian rebels

Sep 19, 2014

U.S. Senate authorizes Obama plan to train moderate Syrian rebels

Congress on Thursday passed President Barack Obama’s plan to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State jihadists, a key plank of his strategy to smash the militants. The Senate voted 78-22 to authorize the first step in Obama’s move to degrade ...

Sep 18, 2014

U.S. House approves arms for Syrian rebels

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted grudgingly to give the U.S. military authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces “do not and will not have a combat mission” in the struggle against Islamic ...

North Korea is a mystic draw for some Americans

| Sep 18, 2014

North Korea is a mystic draw for some Americans

by Foster Klug

One shouted about God’s love as he crossed a frozen river, clutching a Bible. Another swam, drunk and naked. Several U.S. soldiers dashed around land mines. Time and again, Americans over the years have slipped illegally into poor, deeply suspicious, fervently anti-American North Korea, ...