Book: Writing War, by Aaron William Moore

Book: Writing War, by Aaron William Moore

Soldiers of all nations fighting in the Far East during the second world war were partly radicalised to commit atrocities by their own diaries, according to a new book by a historian at the University of Manchester.

Sunday, 23 June, 2013, 5:17pm

The reason for North Korea's war talk

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: AP

If Kim Jong-un is truly contemplating a serious military option, he should realise that such a move would signal the end of North Korea as we know it. Not only because South Korea and the US would respond immediately to any attack but because the North is in no condition to launch a war.

16 Apr 2013 - 3:27am

Book review: Above the Din of War, by Peter Eichstaedt

Book review: Above the Din of War, by Peter Eichstaedt

So much for Operation Enduring Freedom. The American-led mission launched after the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York's fiscal heart limps on, finally set to fizzle out in 2014, when the US forces are slated to end their occupation of Afghanistan.

24 Mar 2013 - 4:50pm

Israel to fence off Golan Heights from Syria to prevent spillover of war

Israel is to build a steel fence between the Golan Heights and Syria amid fears that its neighbour's civil war could spill over or create an exodus of refugees.

The pledge from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came days after the Defence Ministry announced the near-completion of a 240-kilometre fence along the southern border with Egypt.

8 Jan 2013 - 7:29am

Briefs, September 29, 2012

Minister quits in row over minimum wage

29 Sep 2012 - 3:44am

UN agency forecasts exodus of 700,000 refugees from Syria

Up to 700,000 refugees may flee Syria by the end of the year, the UN refugee agency said yesterday, escaping a conflict which is killing hundreds every day and dividing world powers meeting at the United Nations.

28 Sep 2012 - 3:52am

World news extra in brief, September 26, 2012

Libyans protest over deadly violence in Benghazi.Photo: AFP

Criminals lead '60pc' of Mexican prisons

26 Sep 2012 - 9:33am

Five protesters on Shenzhen wanted list turn themselves in to police

A demonstrator tries to smash the window at a department store of the Japanese Seibu chain in Shenzhen last week. Photo: Reuters

Five of the 20 protesters wanted by police in Shenzhen have turned themselves in amid a high-profile crackdown aimed largely at containing the fallout from violent anti-Japanese protests, media reported yesterday.

25 Sep 2012 - 4:17am

Briefs, September 22, 2012

A woman urges peace at a rally in Yangon. Photo: Reuters

Five killed in bomb blasts in Thai south

22 Sep 2012 - 3:03am

As many as 100 killed in Syrian regime air strike on crowded gas station

At least 30 people, and as many as 100, were killed in Syria's northern Raqqa province yesterday, when government warplanes bombed a gas station crowded with people, said activist groups.

One activist said bombs struck a gas station in Ayn Issa town, near a border post that Syrian opposition fighters had captured two days ago.

21 Sep 2012 - 4:31am

Briefs, September 20, 2012

Drugs fugitive Daniel Barrera, who was arrested. Photo: EPA

Syrian rebels tear down flag at border

20 Sep 2012 - 3:08am

Former Kosovo rebel 'witnessed harvesting of Serb prisoner's heart'

Serbia says it has a former Kosovo rebel witness who allegedly took part in removing the heart of a Serb prisoner for the international black market in organs during the 1990s Kosovo conflict.

11 Sep 2012 - 9:30am

Families of massacred Malaysian rubber tappers press UK for apology

Relatives of 24 Malaysian rubber tappers killed by British troops in 1948 yesterday pressed their demands for an apology, after a London court ruled that Britain was responsible for their deaths.

However, they expressed anger after the High Court judges on Tuesday upheld a British government decision not to hold a public inquiry into the shootings.

6 Sep 2012 - 3:21am

Kurdish rebels' attack on security complex in Turkey leaves 30 dead

Kurdish rebels armed with machine guns and rocket launchers have attacked a security complex in southeastern Turkey, triggering fierce fighting that left about 30 people dead, local sources said yesterday.

4 Sep 2012 - 11:06am

Try Blair and Bush over lies to start Iraq war, Desmond Tutu urges

Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu called yesterday for British ex-leader Tony Blair and former US president George W. Bush to face trial in The Hague for their role in the Iraq war.

3 Sep 2012 - 5:16am