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Confusion as both government and rebels welcome same group of 'defectors'

Just hours after a group of not-particularly-popular-or-influential South Sudanese politicians announced that they have defected, supporters and tribesmen belonging to SPLA-Juba and SPLA-IO have come out separately to praise the defectors and welcome them into the mucky political arena that is already filled with self-proclaimed messiahs of South Sudan. 466 more words

South Sudan

Hamas collapses the ceasefire with renewed rocket fire

Surprise surprise. Not. The extension to the 5-day extension to the schmeasefire ceasefire didn’t last through its full 24 hours before Hamas or one of its proxies or allies started firing rockets at Israel earlier this evening. 1,615 more words

Israel News

Thailand Military Junta's leader dons a suit and tie

Originally posted on The Associated Press

When Thailand’s military ruler appears in public, he usually is seen in full military regalia.

On Monday, addressing the nation’s junta-appointed legislature to propose the upcoming fiscal year’s budget, Gen. 78 more words

Politics

Tokaido and Board Game Scarcity

A few months ago, Steff and I went on a date to Snakes and Lattes, which is Toronto’s premier board game cafe. On that day, a game called… 495 more words

Personal

Iraq's Incumbent PM Nouri Al-Maliki Grows More Isolated As He Clings To Power

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/12/iraq-maliki-isolated_n_5671154.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost

Excerpt:
BAGHDAD (AP) — His days in power in Iraq appear increasingly numbered. World leaders, including his biggest ally, Iran, hail the nomination of the man who would be his successor. 172 more words

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