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Russia must release a Greenpeace ship and crew members once the Netherlands pays surety of 3.6 million euros, a UN court ruled today.
The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan has risen above 5,000, officials in the Philippines say, two weeks after the devastating storm hit the country.
Jakarta has recalled its ambassador, announced it “downgraded” relations with Canberra and suspended cooperation on people-smuggling following outrage over reported Australian phone-tapping of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, his wife and eight Indonesian ministers and officials in 2009.
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As new details emerged about twin suicide bombings near the Iranian embassy in Beirut, Lebanese officials described an outburst of violence that reveals the resurgence of al-Qa’ida-inspired groups in the country as a toxic byproduct of the Syrian war.
Syrian activists say at least 24 rebels have died in battle for a military base near a northern opposition-held city but that government troops have managed to hold on to it.
ASP in the News
Defense Secretary, and ASP founding board member, Chuck Hagel will discuss the Department of Defense’s new Arctic strategy at the Halifax International Security Forum later today.
ASP’s Adjunct Fellow Mark Kustra wrote an oped in this morning Wall Street Journal regarding the discussions in Kabul on the US-Afghan security agreement and key other issues to take forward.
To gain a thorough understanding of Egyptian politics, Dr. Mona Makram-Ebeid will discuss the recent changes, the upcoming constitution, and the rights of women and Christians in the country.