Iran plans to expand its military presence in the Middle East

Due to continuing UN sanctions, Iran lacks access to the international arms market. At times, the Islamic Republic makes arms deals on the black market but Iran now has a fully funded domestic defense industry. The domestic defense industry is the main supplier of equipment to the Iranian armed forces. Some of the domestically produced [...]

Review of nuclear plant safety in U.S. follows Japanese tragedy

“If the disasterous 8.9 Richter-scale earthquake that struck Japan hit the California coast, it could have ripped apart at least four coastal reactors and sent a lethal cloud of radiation across the entire United States.” — Professor of physics George Friedman, Southwest University Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves Share [...]

Serious doubts about the role of the Egyptian military (VIDEO)

It is not the first time that reports emerge about the sometimes dubious role of the Egyptian military, after they stepped in in the streets of Cairo, during the protests that ultimately led to the depature of president Hosni Mubarak. Stories of torture had been heard before, and some pictures had circulated. Here are two [...]

The Maoist group of Nepal forms a New Volunteer group to improve its image

The United Communist Party of Nepal (UCPN) have announced the formation of a new youth combative group called “People’s Volunteer Group” here in Nepal as part of their preparations for “people´s revolt.” The party is planning to mobilize some five hundred thousand youths for “people´s service.” Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip [...]

Report Reveals Education Crisis for Children in Conflict Countries

According to UNESCO’s 2011 Global Monitoring Report (GMR), armed conflict in some 35 countries, is robbing some 28 million children of their right to an education by exposing them to widespread rape and other sexual violence, targeted attacks on schools and other human rights abuses. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on [...]

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