Daily Archives: August 19, 2014

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New report warns of anti-aircraft weapons in Syria

This undated photo obtained by The Associated Press from the Small Arms Survey, shows a man-portable air defense systems, or MANPADS. Armed groups in Syria have an estimated several hundred portable anti-aircraft missiles that could…

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Sri Lanka won't allow UN war crimes panel to visit

COLOMBO — Sri Lanka’s president said yesterday he will not allow a UN panel investigating allegations of war crimes to enter the country. President Mahinda Rajapaksa told foreign journalists that he will not accept any…

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A buyer's market at gun bazaar in Kurdish town

IRBIL – There suddenly are deep discounts available at the once-thriving gun bazaar in Irbil. The price of an Austrian Glock pistol fell $500 to $3,000. An AK-47 is now $2,000, also down $500. And…

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Sri Lanka won't allow UN war crimes panel to visit

COLOMBO — Sri Lanka’s president said yesterday he will not allow a UN panel investigating allegations of war crimes to enter the country. President Mahinda Rajapaksa told foreign journalists that he will not accept any…

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A buyer's market at gun bazaar in Kurdish town

IRBIL – There suddenly are deep discounts available at the once-thriving gun bazaar in Irbil. The price of an Austrian Glock pistol fell $500 to $3,000. An AK-47 is now $2,000, also down $500. And…

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Sri Lanka won't allow UN war crimes panel to visit

COLOMBO — Sri Lanka’s president said yesterday he will not allow a UN panel investigating allegations of war crimes to enter the country. President Mahinda Rajapaksa told foreign journalists that he will not accept any…

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A buyer's market at gun bazaar in Kurdish town

IRBIL – There suddenly are deep discounts available at the once-thriving gun bazaar in Irbil. The price of an Austrian Glock pistol fell $500 to $3,000. An AK-47 is now $2,000, also down $500. And…

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Japan military holds drill as its role expands

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s Type-89 armored combat vehicles flare up a smoke screen during an annual live firing exercise at Higashi Fuji range in Gotemba, southwest of Tokyo, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)…

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Ukraine: Dozens killed in shelling of convoy

KIEV — Ukraine accused pro-Russia separatists of killing dozens of civilians in an attack early Monday on a convoy fleeing a besieged rebel-held city. The rebels denied any attack took place, while the US confirmed…

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Ninoy Aquino: A life in photos

Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. as correspondent for the Manila Times during the Korean War in 1950. He was only 18. Presidential Museum and Library/PCDSPO/Ninoy: Ideals & Ideologies 1932-1983 Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr. started his career…

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