Tag - violence

 
 

VIOLENCE

WORLD / ANALYSIS
Jul 24, 2014
Young Islamic State robs al-Qaida of militant prestige
In hiding, targeted by drone strikes and unable to land a blow in the West, al-Qaida's aging leaders are losing a power struggle with ultra-radical young militants in Iraq and Syria who see themselves as the true successors to Osama bin Laden.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 21, 2014
Nigerian journalists fear state censorship
Nigeria's press is traditionally free to write almost anything about anyone — whether it's true or not. But reporters fear a government sensitive to criticism is now cracking down, especially on coverage of the battle against Boko Haram.
Japan Times
WORLD
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.
Japan Times
WORLD
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.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
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.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 12, 2014
Kurds seize Iraq oil fields, ministers pull out of government
Kurdish forces seized two oil fields in northern Iraq and took over operations from a state-run oil company Friday, while Kurdish politicians formally suspended their participation in Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 9, 2014
Iraqi security forces find 53 blindfolded bodies south of Baghdad
Iraqi security forces found 53 corpses, blindfolded and handcuffed, in a town south of Baghdad early Wednesday, local officials said.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 8, 2014
Islamists show online savvy in displaying menace, soft side
Tweets and online videos are emerging as weapons of war in the Islamic State's campaign to seize a swath of Iraq, with the al-Qaida offshoot's use of social media dwarfing efforts by other militant groups.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 8, 2014
Kurds dream of independence amid Iraq chaos
A grave, freshly dug and adorned with pebbles, is the modest tribute to one more sacrifice in the long history of struggle for an independent Kurdish state.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 8, 2014
Putin silent on fighting in Slaviansk
Three weeks before Ukraine's army forced rebel fighters out of the strategic eastern city of Slaviansk, their commander made a desperate plea for military help from Russia.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 8, 2014
Violence against railway workers on decline
Cases of violence by train passengers against railway workers totaled 760 in fiscal 2013, down by 68 from the previous year, according to the latest tally by an industry group.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jul 7, 2014
U.S. gun makers migrate to firearm-friendly South
The first gun manufacturer to leave Connecticut after it enacted tough new gun-control laws last year in the wake of the Newtown school shootings presented a commemorative rifle last week to the governor of South Carolina, its new home.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 3, 2014
Saudi Arabia reportedly deploys 30,000 soldiers to border with Iraq
Saudi Arabia deployed 30,000 soldiers to its border with Iraq after Iraqi soldiers abandoned the area, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television said on Thursday. But Baghdad denied the report, saying the frontier remained under its full control.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 29, 2014
Reclusive cleric takes charge in Iraq crisis
Najaf is far from Baghdad's palaces and the battlefields of northern Iraq. Its mud-brick houses, dirt alleys and concrete office blocks project little in the way of strength or sway. But it is here, where Iraq's most influential clerics work from modest buildings in the shadow of a golden-domed shrine,...
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 24, 2014
Sunni uprising in Iraq wins support in gulf
The Sunni uprising in Iraq has received enthusiastic support from many Persian Gulf Arabs, despite official unease over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, branded a terrorist group by governments in the region.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 22, 2014
Pope blasts mobsters for their 'adoration of evil'
Pope Francis on Saturday issued the strongest attack on organized crime groups by a pontiff in two decades, accusing them of practicing "the adoration of evil" and saying mafiosi are excommunicated.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 20, 2014
China sends four more oil rigs to South China Sea
China has sent four more oil rigs into the South China Sea in a sign that Beijing is stepping up its exploration for oil and gas in the tense region, less than two months after it positioned a giant drilling platform in waters claimed by Vietnam.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 20, 2014
Obama sends U.S. military advisers to Iraq as battle rages over refinery
President Barack Obama said on Thursday he was sending up to 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq but stressed the need for a political solution to the Iraqi crisis as government forces battled Sunni rebels for control of the country's biggest refinery.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 20, 2014
Gun battle flares as Israeli soldiers seek missing teens
Israeli forces traded gunfire with Palestinians on Thursday, the military said, in the fiercest street battles in the occupied West Bank since the search began for three Israeli teenagers missing for a week.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 19, 2014
Spike in conflicts sees 'global peace' eroding fast
World peace has deteriorated steadily over the last seven years, with wars, militant attacks and crime reversing six earlier decades of gradual improvement, a global security survey reported Wednesday.

Longform

Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan