Sep 28, 2015

Japan begins work to ease rules governing SDF's use of arms

The Defense Ministry began work Monday on relaxing rules for the use of arms by Self-Defense Forces troops after the approval of national security laws in the Diet earlier this month. As the new laws enable Japan to exercise the right to collective self-defense ...

Jul 28, 2015

South Sudan gains IOC support for Olympic recognition

The IOC executive board has recommended that South Sudan be granted Olympic recognition, a step that would allow the war-torn African country to send a team to next year’s games in Rio de Janeiro. IOC spokesman says the full International Olympic Committee will vote ...

Jun 30, 2015

South Sudan army raped, burned girls alive: U.N. human rights report

South Sudan’s army raped then torched girls alive inside their homes during a recent campaign notable for its “new brutality and intensity,” a U.N. rights report said Tuesday. Rights investigators from the U.N. mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) warned of “widespread human rights abuses” ...