Monthly Archives: "June 2014"

Canadian man a member of ISIS

Canadian man a member of ISIS

Jun 22, 2014

A Calgary man, identified as Farah Mohamed Shirdon has joined the extremist group Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) fighting in Iraq and Syria. Shirdon is

Canada and Russia relations

Russia: sorry Canada, we’re just not ...

Jun 22, 2014

In a recent interview with the Canadian Press, Russian Ambassador Georgiy Mamedov said Russia learned nothing of value from information provided by former Canadian navy

Iraq and ISIS

Cheat Sheet: A quick history of Iraq and IS...

Jun 21, 2014

Zack Beacuahmp at Vox has a terrific interview with Fanar Haddad, research fellow at the National University of Singapore’s Middle East Institute. In it, Haddad

Iraq and ISIS

Many Iraqis feel better with ISIS in contro...

Jun 21, 2014

Among the Sunni population in Iraq, many are finding life under ISIS preferable to what they had with the Iraqi government. As the state is

China sends oil rigs to South China Sea

China sends oil rigs to disputed waters, sa...

Jun 21, 2014

In the South China Sea, where many countries lay claim to parts of its waters, China has sent four more oil rigs. China claims up

Camping in North Korea

Worst idea of the day: camping in North Kor...

Jun 20, 2014

Forget Disneyland, the Loire Valley or the Great Barrier Reef. If you’re looking for an international holiday experience, look no further than the nearest genocidal

Russia moves into Ukraine

Russia back at it in Ukraine

Jun 20, 2014

Only a few weeks after withdrawing troops from Ukraine, Russia has once again begun a build-up of its army on the border. Last month, Putin

Syria and Iraq

ISIS seems to be moving at will, breaks bor...

Jun 20, 2014

As the struggle continues between Iraq, Syria and The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), the extremist group appears to be having its way

Only one country less peaceful than Afghanistan

Only one country is less peaceful than Afgh...

Jun 20, 2014

Sorry Afghans, your place at the bottom of the Global Peace Index has been taken over by none other than Syria. That’s what happens when a

Extremists take over Iraq’s biggest oil refinery

Everyone confirms extremists take over Iraq...

Jun 19, 2014

In the age of information where multiple sources are easily found to independently confirm a situation, it is startling to see the state attempt to