Visiting a foreign country can be just as frightening as it is an exciting adventure. Even though you get the experience the wonder of immersing yourself in a previously unfamiliar culture, you also have to experience the downsides. Nobody wants to perpetuate the Ugly American stereotype by not knowing the basics
If the latest development in Somalia gives you the feeling of being trapped in the Twilight Zone - somewhere between relative security and renewed bloodshed - you are not alone. The formation of "Jubbaland State" is proving as highly volatile as some have predicted. Jubbaland is a microcosm of the Somali political conundrum
Brussels intensifies diplomatic efforts for the implementation of the new agreement on Kosovo, signed by Belgrade and Pristina on April 19. The head of European diplomacy, Catherine Ashton, has recently said that the parties had been invited to take part in formal negotiations to be held on Tuesday. The Serbs oppose the agreement
In the Moscow region, special services blocked three terrorists, who planned to conduct a terrorist attack in Moscow. Two militants were killed, one was detained. The FSB offered the criminals to surrender, but they opened fire in return. The gunmen came to Moscow from the region of Afghanistan and Pakistan, where they had received training
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, denies that his government would employ chemical weapons, as the governments of western and regional countries and variations predicted a possible military invasion against the country. The claim was that they used chemical weapons against residential areas. President Assad calls the claims lies.
The Federal Security Service of Russia (FSB, former KGB) arrested in the early hours of Tuesday (14th) U.S. diplomat Ryan Christopher Fogle, accused of trying to recruit a counterterrorism officer of the Russian security services, in a new episode of the war of spies between Moscow and Washington. The U.S. agent was attached to the American Embassy
Field reports from the ground inside Syria point towards a difficult and complex situation, with the country teeming with foreign mercenaries, including westerners, with outside forces using Saudi, Turkey and Qatar as proxies to support minority groups and destabilize the status quo. However, all is not well for the western terrorist darlings.
They call it the kangaroo hug - cradling a new-born baby close to the body, raising its body temperature faster and better than any incubator, and 90 per cent effective in restoring body temperature to premature babies. But what about the mother whose loving cuddle of her dead baby brought him back to life?
The name of Pythagoras is known to all from school, but many people associate this name with a theorem in geometry. Meanwhile, this ancient Greek philosopher, mathematician and mystic was the first man, who coined such terms as "philosopher" and "philosophy". He was also an advocate of the doctrine of reincarnation, the transmigration of souls
Do you know that there is a country up for sale? Do you know that its finance, agriculture and retail sectors are being put 'on the market'? Perhaps you are already aware of this due to various media reports. But then again, maybe you are not because it's all being carried out behind closed doors in Brussels
In Pakistan, depending on your place of residing, there is no electricity from six to twenty hours a day. Whereas it has hit hard the lives of the common man, making it impossible to function on a day to day basis, it has also brought down production in industrial sectors drastically, costing contracts and jobs of millions across the country
Modern geopolitics in the West has always targeted Russia. Russia is seen of course as an evil empire, also as the Heartland of Eurasia, heir of the Mongols, enjoying so the biggest and most strategic position on earth. Twice invaded and destroyed by the troops of Napoleon and Hitler, Russia is still considered the land of Asiatic invaders
FC Porto has celebrated many victories under the stewardship of President Pinto da Costa but very few of them have been as precious as the Championship of the Portuguese Primeira Liga in 2012-2013, when Benfica entered the last three games four points ahead. A lesson to be learnt for all...