Tens of thousands marked the 69th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Nagasaki on Saturday, as the city’s pacifist mayor urged the Japanese government to listen to increasing concerns over controversial plans to expand the role of its military.
The Lebanese army agreed to a 24-hour cease-fire in a border town held by Islamic extremists from Syria Tuesday to allow for negotiations for the release of captive soldiers and evacuate casualties, a senior Lebanese security official said.
Government leaders and royalty will gather in the Belgian city of Liege on Monday to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, a small Balkans conflict that went global with the German invasion of neutral Belgium in August 1914.
By Germelina Lacorte
We heard the sound of gunfire, and soon enough, people were shouting, telling us to flee because fighting has erupted,” Zuleika Sandigan, 75, said, recalling one night in August 2008 when she and her family had to flee their house in Barangay Galidan in Tulunan, North Cotabato province.
The U.S. Congress on Friday rushed through a $225 million bill to support Israel’s missile defense system, with House of Representatives approval coming just before lawmakers began a five-week summer break.