In Middle East
Nov 26th, 2012
The Gaza flare up has been capturing public attention lately. It appears to be all about rockets, air strikes and horrible pictures of death and human suffering that has no end. But there is one more important aspect of the conflict that somehow misses the radar screen. On November 18, 2012 the Israe...
Jan 14th, 2011
A shootout between Mexican security forces and suspected gang members has left 14 people dead. Some 100 soldiers, marines and police in Xalapa, in the eastern state of Veracruz, had surrounded a house that, it was thought, was being used as a safe house by a gang, officials say. The occupants opened ...
In Crime & Corruption
Dec 18th, 2010
The United States military has denied mistreating an army private suspected of passing hundreds of thousands of classified US documents to the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks. Bradley Manning has been held in solitary confinement at a US Marine prison near Washington since July after being charged w...
Nov 2nd, 2010
WASHINGTON — A United States military commission at Guantánamo Bay has sentenced a former child soldier for Al Qaeda to 40 years in prison for war crimes — but he might be released in less than three years, the Defense Department said. A panel of seven military officers at the American military base ...
Oct 20th, 2010
The US military has started accepting gay recruits after a California judge last week struck down the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy barring openly gay people from serving. But the US defense department says new gay recruits are warned the repeal of the law may be overturned. ...