Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Scientists have discovered something truly remarkable in the Earth’s atmosphere. An invisible shield is located approximately 7,200 miles above Earth that scientists are likening to “force fields on Star Trek.”
Brothers Trinh Ba Phuong (L) and Trinh Ba Tu pictured in a cafe the evening before their parents' trial, Hanoi, Nov. 24, 2014. (Marianne Brown for VOA)
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Preparedness for a nuclear conflict could prove as the foremost tactical advantage of Russia over the United States, likely positioning Moscow to score a win in case a shooting World War III with Washington as nemesis erupts.
Navy personnel on board the USS Makin Island look towards the ICC building (C) in Hong Kong on Aug. 20, 2014. Michael Pillsbury, a top adviser to the Pentagon, says the US needs to rethink its analysis on China. (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)
Military leaders in China are known for their outlandish plots. Due to the nature of their strange proposals, which are often coupled with highly aggressive undertones, many China experts write their claims off as little more than internal propaganda to rally the Chinese people.
MOSCOW — Vladimir Putin enjoys sky-high approval ratings at home — for now. But economic free-fall beckons.
When Putin ordered his “little green men” into Crimea to steal Ukrainian territory, most Russians were ecstatic at the assertion of national power.
On the Front Line: A Kurdish Female Freedom Fighter is fighting ISIS with a heavy machine gun.
New Decree also Abolishes Forced Marriage and Honour Killing
The local government of an autonomous Kurdish area in Syria has granted women equal rights to men.
The move came as dozens of Kurdish women and girls are taking arms to combat the insurgence of terror group Islamic State (Isis), who have seized large swathes of Syria and Iraq since its uprising erupted in July. IS has imposed its own rules and version of Sharia law in the occupied territories.
While the Syrian border town of Kobani may be viewed as a public relations battle by the United States and the Islamic State, Kobani’s true strategic importance is that it exemplifies the new Kurdish commitment to eschewing nationalism in favor of building a citizen-empowered democracy that departs radically even from existing forms of democracy in the West.
A CGI image of the facility released by the China State Shipbuilding Corporation.
Fiery Cross Reef, where China has constructed its new artificial island, lies in the Spratly Islands, a chain of 750 atolls and reefs.
Kobani ISIS Fighter Sends Out Desperate Message For Prayers And Support: Euphoria Turns Into Desperation As Kurds Advance
Kurdish women with small children joint fight against ISIS
Signs of Kobani ISIS fighters in Syria growing desperate have been amply buttressed by the recent outpourings of a Chechen militant in the social media. From this northern Syrian city, he issued an emotional plea for support and prayer for him and his supporters.
This conforms the news that ISIS is facing reverses as the advancing forces of Kurdish fighters have started seizing vital buildings used by ISIS, besides capturing a large number of weapons and ammunition. This was reported by RFERL News, quoting the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Idris Nassan, a Kurdish official in Kobani, also claimed that Kurds had made "big progress in the east and southeast" of Kobani, and the ISIS control of the town has been reduced to less than 20 percent.
BERLIN (Reuters) - After nine months of non-stop German diplomacy to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, Chancellor Angela Merkel decided in mid-November that a change of tack was needed.
Ahead of a summit of G20 leaders in Australia, Merkel resolved to confront Vladimir Putin alone, without the usual pack of interpreters and aides.
Monday, November 24, 2014
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan set off a new controversy on Monday, declaring that women are not equal to men and accusing feminists of not understanding the special status that Islam attributes to mothers.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Monday hit back at "irresponsible remarks" from the United States which has called on Beijing to stop a land reclamation project in the disputed South China Sea that could be large enough to accommodate an airstrip.