According to the UNO, there are up to six thousand child soldiers in operation in the Central African Republic, where half the population has been seriously affected by the fighting, where a "mega-tragedy" is forecast and to which the international community has donated 6 per cent of the funds needed by humanitarian agencies.
The challenge to Putin on the eve of the Winter Games in Sochi Another chapter of global terrorism was written, once more terrorists attacked Russia in the city of Volgograd, this city that carries the past as Stalingrad because it was the scene of most heroic battle of WWII causing Nazi Germany to start to retreat and eventually be defeated.
The alleged recovery took a direct hit from a recent payroll jobs report. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy created 74,000 net new jobs in December. Wholesale and retail trade accounted for 70,700 of these jobs or 95.5%. It is likely that the December wholesale and retail hires were temporary for the Christmas shopping season...
Cristiano Ronaldo has one problem, or perhaps ten problems: he is a contemporary of one Lionel Messi, two years his junior, who plays in a tiki-taka Barcelona team where ten players play for one objective: Messi. Despite this, the Real Madrid Number 7 has won his second Ballon D'Or, crowning him the best soccer player in 2013.
As Israel buried Ariel Sharon amid eulogies from world figures, Tony Blair, a Butcher of Baghdad, paid a tribute to the Butcher of Beirut which included the line that Sharon: "didn't think of peace as a dreamer, but did dream of peace."
A "devastating" two hundred and fifty page document: "The Responsibility of UK Officials for War Crimes Involving Systematic Detainee Abuse in Iraq from 2003-2008", has been "presented to the International Criminal Court, and could result in some of Britain's leading defence figures facing prosecution for "systematic" war crimes"
In December 2007, Major General Graham Binns, Commander of British Forces in Basra, handed illegally occupied Basra Province back to the Iraqis, with Basra city centre "festooned with flags, lights and banners to mark the occasion."
In recent decades, Russia has undergone vast political and social reforms underscored by a return to religious roots, the end of Soviet Communism, and new existential threats. All of these changes have led to political transformation. America is in rapid moral decline - fueled by lawless government leaders and a seismic move away from God
The Geneva II talks on Syria, caused by the west and its minions playing political games by arming and financing terrorist groups to spread chaos, will provide a telling test as to the state of international diplomacy and will serve as an indicator as to whether Washington uses diplomacy or blackmail to underpin its foreign policy.
The USA and European Union (EU) continue on their downward trajectory in the 14th year of 21st Century. The perpetual state of war against terror, drugs, immigrants, the press and whistle-blowers moves on uninhibited. Another war, this time named Austerity, is being waged by USA and EU leaders against the middle and lower classes
Since 2011 NATO-backed armed groups have systematically attacked more than two thirds of Syria's public hospitals, and have murdered, kidnapped or injured more than 300 health workers. The most recent example of this was the destruction of Aleppo's specialist Al-Kindi hospital.