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North Korea Threatens To Attack South Korea

North Korea has launched the sixth short-range missile in three days and declared not being bound anymore by the ceasefire agreement signed in 1953. According to the South Korean agency Yonhap, Pyongyang has indicated that North Korea does no longer consider itself bound by the ceasefire signed in 1953 by both nations after the Korean [...]

North Korea Defying The International Community

North Korea has launched three short-range missiles this morning, just after an underground nuclear test . Pyongyang announced this morning having conducted a successful underground nuclear test, more powerful than the previous 2006 test which had led to international sanctions. The test was immediately followed by the launch of three short-range missiles in less than [...]

Kim Jong-il Seeking An Heir For The Throne Of The Communist Dynasty

Little is known about what happens in the most secret country of the world, but since Kim Jong-il suffered a stroke in last August, there have been some movements that were quickly interpreted by observers as a succession race. According to South Korean experts, this could explain why North Korea has hardened its stance towards [...]

Iranian Emad Baghi Received The “Nobel” Human Rights Prize

Madrid (Spain): the Iranian Islamic theologian Emad Baghi was awarded with the 2009 Martin Ennals Award, considered the Nobel Prize for Human Rights, from a jury which includes representatives of Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and eight other NGOs. At a press conference today, the president of the jury and also president of the Martin [...]

The Save Darfur Coalition: Corporate Lobbying In Action

What a relief: actress Mia Farrow is ailing after almost two weeks on a hunger strike in solidarity with people in Darfur, but British billionaire Richard Branson has taken over the fast on last Friday. And I’m pretty sure that other public figures like George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Matt Damon, Bono or Steven [...]

Sri Lanka: UN Condemns The Bloodbath

The UN reports that the attack by Sri Lanka Army against the Tamil guerrillas over the weekend has caused a “bloodbath.” The troops have heavily bombed the tiny strip of land (about 2.5 square kilometers), in which the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Earth (LTTE), alongside some 150,000 civilians, are surrounded. According to the UN spokeman, [...]