Top Daily Stories for May 2013

May 21 2013

Chinese boat's captain beaten by North Koreans, released after 2 weeks hostage

Fox News - World - Tue, 2013-05-21 03:44

The owner of a Chinese fishing boat seized for more than two weeks by armed North Koreans says the captors wore military uniforms, and that they beat up the boat's captain and stole its fuel.

Owner Yu Xuejun says the captors eventually released

May 21 2013

Russia says two rebels killed in North Caucasus

Top Headlines - Tue, 2013-05-21 03:09

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian security forces killed two suspected militants in the North Caucasus during a night-time sweep in the region plagued by an Islamist

May 20 2013

North Koreans holding Chinese boat hostage

Washington Post - World - Mon, 2013-05-20 06:09

BEIJING – Armed North Koreans are holding a Chinese fishing boat and its crew ransom despite the protestation of Chinese officials, the boat’s owner said Monday.

The boat’s seizure – which occurred in early May, but was only revealed by Chinese

May 20 2013

Syria's Bashar Assad: I'm not stepping down

The Washington Times - World - Mon, 2013-05-20 05:59

Syria's President Bashar Assad emerged from the shadows to announce in a publicly televised interview that he's not stepping down, and he's not caving to "terrorists" who were tearing apart his country.

It's his first interview since the international

May 20 2013

South Korea: North Korea fires 5th projectile in 3 days into nearby waters

The Washington Times - World - Mon, 2013-05-20 05:17

South Korea has accused its northern neighbor of firing a short-range projectile into its nearby waters for the fifth time in the past three days.

North Korea claimed its launches are simply drills aimed at bolstering its defenses against an

May 20 2013

Iran claims new air defense missile system

The Washington Times - World - Mon, 2013-05-20 05:09

Iran says it has new air defense missile technology that can take on low-flying craft, and it's in process of mass producing the system.

The system, called Herz-9 or Talisman-9 in Farsi, can also fly at night, Defense Minister Gen. Ahmad Vahidi

May 20 2013

Suicide bomb attack in northern Afghanistan

AlJazeera - Mon, 2013-05-20 04:54
Afghan president condemns attack on provincial government office in Pul-e-Khumri, Baghlan which left at least 13 dead.
May 20 2013

Deadly car bombs rock Iraq's Basra

AlJazeera - Mon, 2013-05-20 03:01
At least 10 people killed and 27 others wounded in southern city after explosions near a restaurant and bus station.
May 19 2013

Venezuela says taking steps to restore U.S. diplomatic ties

Reuters - Sun, 2013-05-19 22:00
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's recent designation of an acting head of its diplomatic mission in the United States shows the OPEC nation's desire to restore full diplomatic relations, the foreign minister said in an interview broadcast on Sunday.
May 19 2013

China asks N Korea to release fishing boat

AlJazeera - Sun, 2013-05-19 21:05
Chinese embassy in Pyongyang asks government to secure release of private Chinese fishing boat seized on May 5.


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