31 Mar 2014

Six killed in Nairobi explosions in Kenya

“Six people have been killed in explosions in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, officials say. Several people were wounded in the attack, which took place in the Eastleigh suburb of the city. Eastleigh is known as ‘Little Mogadishu’ because of its large Somali population.” Source: BBC News – Six killed in

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31 Mar 2014

South Korea Fires Back at North Amid Pyongyang’s Drills

“North Korea fired artillery across its maritime border with South Korea in the Yellow Sea on Monday as part of a military drill, prompting South Korea to return fire in the latest reminder of the unstable security situation on the Korean peninsula. All shells from both sides landed in the

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31 Mar 2014

China snubs Japan in international warship gathering

“Japan’s navy has not been invited to join an international flotilla of warships taking part in a ceremonial event in China, an official said on Monday, the latest snub in a row between Asia’s two largest economies.” Source: China snubs Japan in international warship gathering | GulfNews.com

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31 Mar 2014

In Thailand, Some Foresee a Coup by Legal Means

“Five months of protests in Bangkok have snarled traffic, scared away tourists and deflated the Thai economy, but the thousands of protesters who have regularly descended onto the streets have failed to unseat the government or any of its top officials.” Source: In Thailand, Some Foresee a Coup by Legal

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31 Mar 2014

French Local Elections Deal Hollande Big Setback

“France’s ruling Socialist Party suffered a stinging setback in the final round of local elections on Sunday, leaving President François Hollande in a bind. The Socialist leader has vowed to hasten the implementation of pro-business policies in a bid to jump-start the French economy and reverse rising unemployment.” Source: French

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31 Mar 2014

Ten ways the Ukraine crisis may change the world

“As Moscow and the West dig in for a prolonged stand-off over Russia’s annexation of Crimea, risking spillover to other former Soviet republics and beyond, here are 10 ways in which the Ukraine crisis could change attitudes and policy around the world.” Source: Ten ways the Ukraine crisis may change

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31 Mar 2014

Russian prime minister flaunts grip on Crimea with visit

“Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev flaunted Russia’s grip on Crimea on Monday by flying to the region and announcing plans to turn it into a special economic zone, defying Western demands to hand the region back to Ukraine.” Source: Russian prime minister flaunts grip on Crimea with visit | Reuters

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31 Mar 2014

Tatar minority seeks autonomy in Crimea

“Crimea’s Tatars on Saturday voted to push for self-rule in their historic homeland following its annexation by Russia, but remained torn on how to engage with the new authorities.” Source: Tatar minority seeks autonomy in Crimea | GulfNews.com

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31 Mar 2014

More than 50 Syria rebels, jihadists killed

“More than 50 rebels and jihadists were killed in fighting in northeast Syria’s Hasakeh province as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) overran a town bordering Iraq, an NGO said Sunday. ‘The number of Al Nusra Front and rebel fighters killed in battles [Saturday] against Isil in

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31 Mar 2014

Erdogan’s Embrace of Islamism Gets Nod from Electorate

“In Sunday’s vote across Turkey, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s increasingly Islamist and imperialistic ‘Justice and Development’ AK party appeared to receive an overwhelming majority of the votes cast. The elections were for heads of localities, but the party makeup of those running is seen as a referendum on the

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