5:09 pm August 22, 2014 | No Comment
Australia and Singapore vowed on Friday to enhance intelligence sharing in the face of growing fears about the threat posed by jihadist citizens returning home after fighting in Syria and Iraq.
3:59 pm August 22, 2014 | No Comment
Iraqi government forces and Kurdish peshmerga fighters attempted on Friday to recapture two towns in the north from Islamic State militants, security sources said.
1:51 pm August 22, 2014 | 2 Comments
Australia’s immigration minister on Friday strongly defended his government’s policy of detaining asylum-seeker children in camps, saying it was “effective” in deterring others from boarding boats destined for its shores.
11:26 am August 22, 2014 | No Comment
Paris. To pay or not to pay? James Foley’s beheading underscores the agonizing dilemma governments face in hostage situations: paying a ransom that funds kidnappers and encourages more hostage-taking or refusing and risking the US journalist’s fate. For a long time, the United States and Britain have refused to allow any money to change hands […]
11:14 am August 22, 2014 | No Comment
Black-clad Malaysians paused for a minute of silence Friday on a nationwide day of mourning held to somberly welcome home the first remains of its 43 citizens killed in the MH17 disaster. Malaysians across the country of 28 million went silent at 10:55 a.m. (0255 GMT), about an hour after a Malaysia Airlines flight landed […]
3:28 pm August 21, 2014 | No Comment
The first case of Ebola appeared in December. Initially tagged as a short-term phenomenon with limited impact, the disease now threatens to cripple three economies with a combined gross domestic product of about $13 billion — less than that of Afghanistan.
2:07 pm August 21, 2014 | No Comment
A Hamas warning to foreign airlines to halt flights into Tel Aviv was to take effect Thursday as a six-week war with Israel spiralled into further bloodshed after truce talks collapsed.
12:26 pm August 21, 2014 | No Comment
Beirut. A chilling video depicting the apparent murder of a US journalist by jihadists is just the latest salvo in an online war being waged by extremists on social media sites. Jihadist groups have long used their own media organizations to distribute messages and videos, but in recent years platforms like Twitter have given them […]
10:56 am August 21, 2014 | No Comment
Five people accused by Chinese authorities of being members of a religious cult went on trial Thursday for beating a woman to death at a McDonald’s restaurant, the court said. The woman, surnamed Wu, was attacked in May at the restaurant in Zhaoyuan, in Shandong province, after refusing to give the suspects her telephone number, […]