U.S. officials: Assad used chemical weapons

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Times of Israel) The Obama administration has concluded that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime has used chemical weapons against the opposition seeking to overthrow him, US officials said more…

NYU boots blind Chinese dissident Chen

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NEW YORK POST) NYU isn’t letting a pesky thing like human rights stand in the way of its expansion in China. The university has booted a blind Chinese more…

Cleric: Islam allows wife beatings

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Times) A Kuwaiti cleric and president of Iqra TV has said that Islam allows for wife beatings if she suffers from a "mental disorder," such as masochism. more…

Huge majority in Iran favors Shariah

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Times of Israel) Iranians favor implementing Sharia law in Iran by a huge majority — 83 percent to just 15 opposed — according to a new survey of more…

Where can American go to avoid extradition?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Christian Science Monitor) The source of a recently leaked US electronic surveillance program, Edward Snowden has apparently gone underground, leading some to speculate as to his next move. more…

What extradition proceedings would look like

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Talking Points Memo) Much of the world is eyeing Hong Kong in anticipation of whatever happens to Edward Snowden — public enemy number one to the U.S. intelligence more…

Cook survives 60 hours in sunken tugboat

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (OilPrice) Two weeks ago I wrote a brief article about the tug boat that sank off the Nigerian coast on 26th May. The twelve crew members were reported more…