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
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
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
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
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