China is partially to blame for North Korea's human rights violations because of its policy of deporting North Korean refugees for repatriation, said Rep. Christopher H. Smith, New Jersey Republican, at a hearing Thursday by the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission.
North Korea's ruling communist party has finally set a date for its biggest convention in decades, an apparent indication that the regime may be ready to give the aging leader's son a key position that will pave the way for his succession.
Pakistan's nuclear weapons renegade, who sold nuclear secrets to America's enemies (Iran, North Korea and Libya) and spent the best part of the last decade under house arrest, is still Pakistan's most popular man. Two weeks ago, Abdul Qadeer Khan, now a free man, was a guest on ARY, one of Pakistan's most popular TV channels, with a strong anti-U.S. bias. A frequent guest on ARY is another notorious anti-American, Gen. Hamid Gul, long retired as a former Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) chief and self-appointed adviser to Pakistan's anti-U.S. Islamist political parties. Not only did he get 90 minutes of airtime, but Mr. Khan talked openly of when he might be president or prime minister, enough to give official Washington conniption fits.
France is at immediate risk of a major terrorist attack by Islamist radicals and has further reinforced already urgent security measures since last week, officials said Monday.
The U.S. military has selected Guam — a U.S. territory in the Pacific strategically located to host forces capable of monitoring North Korea — as the next base for its most advanced unmanned plane.
The United States sees no signs that North Korea is ready to meet Washington's conditions for rejoining talks aimed at dismantling the rogue regime's nuclear program, so the U.S. will continue to enforce sanctions, an American envoy said Thursday.
The United States sees no signs that North Korea is ready to meet Washington's conditions for rejoining talks aimed at dismantling the rogue regime's nuclear program, so the United States will continue to enforce sanctions, an American envoy said Thursday.
U.S. officials are monitoring rising tensions between China and Japan over Japan's detention of a Chinese fishing boat captain who is accused of ramming his boat into two Japanese patrol boats near the Senkaku islands north of Taiwan and south of Okinawa.
President Obama is pushing the Senate to ratify a treaty that would undermine American security: the New START treaty ("Lugar adds GOP caveats to START," Page 1, Tuesday).