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The main ICC building in The Hague
The main ICC building in The Hague

Hague Tribunal Orders Seselj Back Into Custody

By Ivana Nikolic The international war crimes court revoked the temporary release of Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj, ordering him to return to custody in the Netherlands immediately. The appeals chamber at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) ruled on Monday that war crimes defendant Seselj, who was temporarily released last […]


After HIV Spike, Drug Warrior Governor Grants Limited Temporary Needle Exchange – OpEd

By Adam Dick Indiana Governor Mike Pence on Thursday issued an executive order (EO 15-05) declaring a “public health disaster emergency” in Scott County in southeastern Indiana due to an epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the county. The extraordinary measures allowed under the executive order include permitting the Scott County Board of Health […]

Map showing the location of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
Map showing the location of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China.

China Losing Battle Against Extremist Islamic Teachings, Says Muslim Official

China may be losing the ideological battle against Islamic extremism due to a lack of “respected” religious leaders, a leading Muslim official in restive Xinjiang province said on Monday. A lack of state-sanctioned Islamic leaders means too many of Xinjiang’s 12 million Uyghurs have turned to extreme interpretations of the Qu’ran, Adudulkrep Tumniaz, deputy director […]


Spain: Invests 330 Million Euros To Expand Ultra-Fast Internet Access In Learning Centres

An agreement was signed Monday to enable more than 16,500 Spanish public-funded primary and secondary schools to start enjoying ultra-fast Internet access. Over 6.5 million pupils will benefit from this investment. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said this is “a firm commitment to modernizing our education system at a national level.” Rajoy stressed that investing […]

China's Li Keqiang
China's Li Keqiang. File photo.

China, India And Japan: Same, But Different – Analysis

By Manoj Joshi* The buzzword across three principal Asian countries ­ India, China and Japan ­ is `reform’. It’s clear that their impulses are interlinked and have consequences for the world. Coincidentally, all three have been having key annual sessions of their respective Parliaments whose proceedings provide us some markers as to their respective priorities. […]