40-story skyscraper ablaze in Chechnya

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Guardian) A fire engulfs a 40-storey skyscraper in Grozny, Chechnya. The Olympus tower is the tallest building in the north Caucasus region of southern Russia. The fire more…

North Korea readies missile launch

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Guardian) South Korea is bracing for a protracted standoff with the North that could include at least one missile test-launch and a border skirmish. On Friday, North more…

Netherlands falls prey to economic crisis

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Der Spiegel) Michel Scheepens is familiar with risk. The 41-year-old oversees the energy market for the Dutch bank ING, and it's his job to determine whether his employer more…

Indictments sought for Ahmadinejad, Iran

by Taylor Rose -- WASHINGTON – An attorney presenting evidence about the gross human rights violations perpetrated by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Islamic regime says it would be good to more…

Terrorism in Northern Africa hits roadblock

by Michael Carl -- Reports coming from Africa have confirmed that al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb has been damaged by the French military campaign and is asking for help. Even other organizations more…

Syria oil industry buckling under rebel gains

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Times of Israel) Syria's vital oil industry is breaking down as rebels capture many of the country's oil fields, with wells aflame and looters scooping up crude, depriving more…

Egypt court turns down lawsuit against TV satirist

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="ZoanZyYTo4gBkMah3fjqDSABu1VNkESO"] CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Saturday threw out a lawsuit calling for a popular television satirist to be banned for insulting the president and Islam, more…

Beyonce, Jay-Z Cuba trip draws lawmaker protests

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="5manZyYToNb1UcqsNE9ztq-yMao6iROP"] (The Improper) Beyonce and Jay-Z are the latest "tourists" to take advantage of the Obama administration's eased travel restrictions to Cuba, an island nation once off-limits more…