Monthly Archives: February 2013

Backing Syrian Rebels is a Declaration of War Against Iraq, Says Politician

A top Iraqi politician has said that Qatari and Turkish support for Sunni rebels fighting President Assad’s government in Syria amounts to a declaration on war against Iraq. “Presenting money and weapons to al Qaeda (in Syria) by Qatar and Turkey is a declaration of armed action against Iraq,” transport minister Hadi al-Amiri told Reuters […]

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The Qiandaohu, one of the type-903 replenishment ships now in service with the Chinese navy, sails into Sydney harbour in 2012 China is expanding its long-neglected fleet of supply ships and heavy-lift aircraft, bolstering its military prowess in support of missions to enforce claims over disputed territory and to…

As World Powers Talk, USA Threatens June War with Iran

Diplomats from six world powers met with Iranian representative in Kazakhstan today, for the first day of talks on Iran’s nuclear programme. Both sides claim to have come to the meeting with new offers, and western diplomats have described the initial negotiations as “useful”. But in the background news has emerged that the United States […]

Signature Strikes: The Drone War Doctrine We Still Know Nothing About

The nomination of John Brennan to be CIA director has prompted intense debate on Capitol Hill and in the media about U.S. drone killings abroad. But the focus has been on the targeting of American citizens – a narrow issue that accounts for a minuscule proportion of the hundreds of drone strikes in Pakistan and […]

Europe vs Google in Landmark Privacy Case

Top judges from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) are currently considering a privacy case against search engine giant Google, which could have big implications for the way major companies handle personal information. The case was referred to the European court by Spain, where a leading Surgeon has lodged a complaint about the information presented […]

Italian Hung Parliament Raises Fears of Political Gridlock

A tight race in Italian elections has handed the lower chamber to the left  wing coalition of Pier Luigi Bersani with a slim majority, but a larger number  of seats in the Senate to Silvio Berlusconi’s right wing coalition. A majority in both houses is required to form a government. The split vote  therefore puts Italy […]

Global Propaganda War Update: BBC Blocked in China

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) claimed on Monday that its English  language World Service radio channel is being jammed in China.  The BBC, Britain’s state media organisation, suggested that Chinese authorities  were responsible for the disruption. “The BBC has received reports that World Service English shortwave  frequencies are being jammed in China,” said a BBC […]

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REYKJAVIK, Iceland — In the age of instant information, globe-spanning viral videos and the World Wide Web, can a thoroughly wired country become a porn-free zone? Authorities in Iceland want to find out. The government of the tiny North Atlantic nation is drafting plans to ban pornography, in print…