North Korea Is Expanding Missile Base With Eye Toward U.S., Experts Warn

North Korea is expanding a missile base that would be one of the most likely sites for deploying intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States, according to new research based on satellite imagery, above.CreditCreditDigitalGlobe, via Middlebury Institute of International Studies SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea is expanding an important missile base that […]

Six Marines Missing in Aircraft Accident Off Japan

An F/A-18 Hornet in the South China Sea last month.CreditCreditKin Cheung/Associated Press Six United States Marines were missing and one person was rescued after two aircraft were involved in an accident off the coast of Japan early Thursday, the Marine Corps said. In a statement from the Marine base in Okinawa, officials said that two […]

Afghan Women’s Soccer Team Accuses Officials of Sexual Abuse

A soccer tournament in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2013 to select players for the women’s national team. Officials from the Afghanistan Football Federation have been accused of abusing team members.CreditCreditAref Karimi/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan government is investigating allegations that players on the women’s national soccer team were sexually and physically […]

Sri Lanka Court Temporarily Blocks Mahinda Rajapaksa From Prime Minister’s Job

Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was appointed prime minister of Sri Lanka despite opposition from Parliament, in Colombo on Thursday. A court order has temporarily prevented him from holding office.CreditCreditDinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A Sri Lankan court issued an order on Monday temporarily preventing the disputed prime minister from holding office, the latest twist in […]

Rodrigo Duterte Jokes About Marijuana Use, While Thousands Die in His Drug War

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines joked that he needed marijuana to stay awake at marathon meetings.CreditCreditLillian Suwanrumpha/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines joked on Monday about using marijuana to stay awake at official functions, but the punch line appeared lost on a nation where thousands of people […]

Quiet Casualty of Sri Lanka’s Political Crisis: A Sugar Tax

A Coca-Cola bottling plant in Biyagama, Sri Lanka. The original tax was 50 cents for every gram of sugar in sweetened beverages.CreditCreditLakruwan Wanniarachchi/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Constitutional crisis. Economic uncertainty. Fist fights in Parliament. These are among the consequences of the Sri Lankan president’s recent move to dismiss the country’s sitting prime minister. Public […]