Hariri assassination trial opens

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Al-Jazeera) The trial in absentia of four Hezbollah members accused of murdering former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005 has begun at a UN-backed tribunal at The more…

Egypt's constitution passing with flying colors

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CBS News) An overwhelming majority of Egyptians who voted on the country's new constitution have backed the draft charter, a senior Egyptian official said Thursday. The official told more…

U.N. reports mass executions in Northern Syria

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New York Times) A recent series of mass executions attributed to jihadist rebels in Syria may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity, Navi Pillay, the United Nations more…

International pedophile ring live-streamed sex abuse

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) Child abuse investigators have dismantled an organized crime group that live-streamed child sexual abuse to order from the Philippines. Britain's National Crime Agency said Thursday that more…

Fukushima workers ordered to return salary money

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Natural News) Many of the power plant workers and their families who were evacuated after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, and later given compensation by the utility for more…

U.K. defense adviser: Obama is clueless

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (DAILY BEAST) Sir Hew Strachan, an expert on the history of war, says that the president’s strategic failures in Afghanistan and Syria have crippled America’s position in the more…

China now owns record U.S. debt

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BLOOMBERG) China’s holdings of U.S. Treasuries increased $12.2 billion to a record $1.317 trillion in November, data released on the Treasury Department’s website showed. The figures, scheduled for release at 9 more…

China's hypersonic missile can scream past air defenses

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Gizmodo) Just what we need, another arms race. China's stepping up its bid for ballistic missile superiority, having just successfully test-fired the country's first hypersonic missile delivery vehicle, more…