Securing North Korea’s missile launchers and nuclear, chemical and biological weapons sites would likely be a chief priority for China in the event of a major crisis involving its communist neighbor, analysts say, although Beijing so far is keeping mum on any plans. Despite China’s official silence, its People’s Liberation Army
Israel's defence minister has said Syria's six-year war is coming to an end and one victor has clearly emerged - Bashar al-Assad. Controversial Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Israeli news site Walla! that the regime was clearly victorious over the rebels, in a war that has cost half-a-million lives. "Assad has emerged victorious in the battle. Suddenly,
..by Jon Alterman and Mara Karlin Editor's Note: Kurds across northern Iraq will soon vote in a referendum on independence, write Jon Alterman and Mara Karlin. If the vote is held, most observers think it will pass overwhelmingly. Yet many Kurdish political leaders harbor grave doubts about the wisdom of near-term independence. The Iraqi
The United Nations says a Nigerian peacekeeper serving in the joint U.N.-African Union mission in Sudan’s turbulent Darfur region has been killed in a carjacking. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters Thursday that an unidentified group was involved in Wednesday’s incident in Nyala in South Darfur. He said “the mission strongly condemns
WASHINGTON — President Trump, inspired by TV images of faraway suffering to launch missile strikes against Syria, may be about to discover a lesson that has confounded presidents for 25 years: American power can only do so much. That truth is also embedded in another set of disturbing images that Mr.