Topic: International Crisis Group
Despite a global recession, worldwide military spending increased in 2009 by its fastest pace since 2003, according to a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Chad boosted spending by 663 percent. The US still has the biggest defense budget.
06/03/2010 02:55 pm
Separately, the chief US military commander in South Korea criticized the North over the sinking of the South Korean warship.
05/27/2010 04:45 pm
Terrorism & Security Rights groups say new evidence suggests Sri Lanka war crimes against Tamil Tigers
Human Rights Watch and the International Crisis Group have each released new evidence implicating the Sri Lanka government in war crimes during its offensive against the Tamil Tigers one year ago.
05/21/2010 09:12 am
Congo’s President Kabila wants to pull out UN forces. But Congo is still at war and dealing with tremendous violence. The international community and the Congolese need to create a vision and strategy first.
05/14/2010 11:41 am
A bomb attack in a Mogadishu mosque this weekend failed to kill Fuad Shongole, a top leader of Somalia's Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab militia. But the Somalia mosque bomb is taking fighting there to a new level of intensity.
05/03/2010 11:27 am
Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said today he is preparing a 'roadmap' to resolving the two-month standoff between his government and Red Shirt protesters that has claimed 27 lives.
05/03/2010 09:16 am
Sudan announced today that President Omar al-Bashir won the April 11-15 Sudan election that Critics call a sham. Supporters say it gives the longtime military ruler new legitimacy.
04/26/2010 01:12 pm
The Yemeni government is blaming Al Qaeda's regional wing for today's suicide bomb attack on UK Ambassador Timothy Torlot. While no one was killed, analysts say the attack shows Al Qaeda's continued threat.
04/26/2010 09:18 am
Hardline nationalist Dervis Eroglu won Sunday's Cyprus election, but his victory in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus could stall fragile peace talks and harm Turkey's troubled bid to join the European Union.
04/19/2010 10:41 am
As voting ended today in Sudan's election, voters in the south complained about being unable to find their names on the voter rolls. Jimmy Carter says the election is a major stepping stone in the peace process.
04/15/2010 12:58 pm