According to documents reportedly found by the Japanese press, late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il had ordered that the country “mass-produce” nuclear weapons.
Mainichi Shimbun reports that the revelations came from internal Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) documents produced in February of this year. The documents were reportedly to be used to train mid-level officers.
Kim Jong Il, who died in December of last year, had apparently ordered the “development of enriched [...]
AFP: Two Chinese political websites said Friday they had been ordered by authorities to shut for a month for criticising state leaders, the latest move in a broad government crackdown on the Internet.
Officials told the Mao Flag website, named after late leader Mao Zedong, and the Utopia website, also known for a leftist political stance, to close for “rectification”, the sites said in separate announcements.
Authorities said their postings had “maliciously attacked [...]
Well, it is a slow news day, so we focus on the patently absurd, such as this news out of Interfax confirming that TheOnion can now close up shop as reality is far, far better. From Interfax: “North Korean citizens, who did not take part in the mourning ceremonies for the country’s late Leader Kim Jong-il, are facing up to six months in labor camps, Interfax reported January 11. According to the South [...]
Iranian soldiers march during the annual military parade on September 22, 2011 in front of the mausoleum of the Iran’s late leader Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran,Iran. The parade marks the beginning of the 1980-1988 war between Iran and Iraq. UPI/Maryam Rahmanian
Two incidents that occurred on Sunday—Iran’s claim of a shoot-down of a U.S. drone, and an explosion outside the British embassy in Bahrain—may have been unrelated. But they appear [...]