Tag Archives: Asia

white House Orders Review of security @ overseas embassies

The Obama administration is directing all U.S. diplomatic posts overseas to review security and the State Department says it will give additional help to embassies and consulates in need. This initiative comes as the Senate Intelligence Committee edges toward releasing … read more

India & Pakistan : Monsoon floods kill nearly 300 people

Landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed nearly 300 people in large swaths of northern India and Pakistan, officials said Sunday. Five days of incessant rain in Indian-controlled Kashmir has killed at least 120 people in … read more

Al-Qaeda Establishes New Branch Qaedat al-Jihad in India

 Al-Qaida has expanded into India, the leader of the terror group said in a video released Thursday, vowing that its militants would bring Islamic law to the entire subcontinent and “wage jihad against its enemies.” At least three Indian … read more

MH17: Netherlands wrestles with huge criminal case

A month after the MH17 air disaster in eastern Ukraine the investigation still has a very long way to go, the BBC’s Anna Holligan reports from The Hague. “If you told me a month ago that I’d be happy my … read more

General Harold J. Greene killed in Afghan attack was engineer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Harold J. Greene, the two-star Army general who on Tuesday became the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be killed in either of America’s post-9/11 wars, was an engineer who rose through the ranks as an expert in … read more