Global News Journal

The kinder, gentler side of North Korean communists

By Reuters Staff
November 19, 2008

 

                                 By Jack Kim
North and South Koreans have been divided for more than 50 years by one of the world’s most heavily fortified borders. When we come into contact, it is almost always in small and carefully arranged visits.

Ice cream and football on the road to Damascus

November 19, 2008

    British Foreign Secretary David Miliband hopes his Middle East trip will help nudge Syria away from supporting the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, but on a visit to Damascus he let slip that other Syrian allegiances were troubling him.

Gangland violence in Israel. A mark of progress?

November 17, 2008

A beeper buzzed on the newsdesk of the Jerusalem bureau with a stark message in Hebrew: “Preliminary report – blast on bus on Namir Road in Tel Aviv”.

What should the world do about Somalia?

November 17, 2008

Islamist militants imposing a strict form of Islamic law are knocking on the doors of Somalia’s capital, the country’s president fears his government could collapse — and now pirates have seized a super-tanker laden with crude oil heading to the United States from Saudi Arabia.

Greater freedom in Pyongyang than Seoul?

By Reuters Staff
November 17, 2008

                                                           By Jack Kim
For about eight straight years I’ve been covering North Korea, one of the world’s most closed countries with a human rights record that is roundly criticised as one of the worst on the globe.

from Global Investing:

Never Mind The Bankers

November 17, 2008

Malcolm McLaren, the man who gave us The Sex Pistols, has found the real punks -- bankers. In an interview with Britain's The Observer, he says punk was not just about spiky hair and ripped t-shirts.

from Pakistan: Now or Never?:

“Plan C” – Pakistan turns to the IMF.

November 16, 2008

Pakistan has agreed with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on a $7.6 billion emergency loan to stave off a balance of payments crisis. 

from Pakistan: Now or Never?:

Israel and India vs Obama’s regional plans for Afghanistan

November 15, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will Israel and India -- the first the United States' closest ally and the second fast becoming one of the closest -- emerge as the trickiest adversaries in any attempt by the United States to seek a regional solution to Afghanistan?

Baghdad Traffic Woes

By Reuters Staff
November 15, 2008

 

By Aws Qusay

   

I’ve long since told my family to stop phoning me in a panic
every evening when they don’t know where I am.

from FaithWorld:

Bali bombers: martyrs or monsters?

November 14, 2008

Did the "Bali bombers" end up as martyrs or monsters? That's what many must be wondering after the three young men convicted of the Bali nighclub bombings in October 2002 were executed in the dead of the night last weekend in an orange grove on Java.