MANILA (Reuters) - Islamist militants in the Philippines allied with Islamic State freed on Saturday a South Korean cargo ship captain and a Filipino member of his crew held captive for more than three months on a southern island, an army spokesman said. Reuters, 1 month ago
Why did Kim Jong-un order his brother's murder? IMAGE: North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un at the Pyongyang Orphans Primary School. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Reuters Tyrants don't rest until they get rid of their enemies -- real or imagined. Constantly insecure, they consolidate their positions by ruthless annihilation. Soviet dictator Josef Stalin set the macabre agenda with personal and mass murderous purges, which the tyrants of our time -- Saddam Hussein, Muammar Gaddafi, ...Rediff.com, 3 days ago
China's first aircraft carrier has carried out exercises in the Yellow Sea, amid increasing tensions between Beijing and Washington over Taiwan and the disputed South China Sea. A naval formation consisting of aircraft carrier Liaoning, several destroyers and frigates was on training and testing missions last week, state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, quoting military officials. The activities involved several J-15 carrier-borne jets and helicopters. J-15 is the new fighter ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'You can ascribe any ideology to him, and it will be equally right or equally wrong.''Even though the comrades on the Left will never admit it, he seems as much Stalinist as capitalist,' says T V R Shenoy. 'Is Donald Trump a Communist?' a voice bellowed across a transcontinental line early one morning. My first thought was that I had misheard. My telephone connection has intermittent problems, and in any case I was groggy (the result of staying up half the night to watch the American ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
[China], Dec. 6 (ANI): It was John Lydgate, a 15th century poet monk, who said, "You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time." China currently ...Sify, 2 months ago
China has been making significant diplomatic inroads into degrading American influence in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly with the Philippines and Malaysia. However, there are reasons why countries should be cautious about spurning erstwhile supporters ...Sify, 2 months ago Trust Issues: Singapore learns hard lessons about China Sify, 2 months ago
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