Politics and Security

Friday, August 12, 2016 - 07:58

What we found was evidence of a grim, multisided confict with no clear end in sight: Gangs are now present in each of the country’s 14 regional departments, controlling entire neighborhoods and imposing untold violence and fear on the population. The Salvadoran government developed a relatively well-regarded plan that promises a more balanced approach to the gangs, but there is little funding for the program and international donors have been slow to buy in. The hard security strategy is what is most evident on the streets

Friday, August 12, 2016 - 06:47
This is a story unlike any we have previously published. It is much longer than the typical New York Times Magazine feature story; in print, it occupies an entire issue. The product of some 18 months of reporting, it tells the story of the catastrophe that has fractured the Arab world since the invasion of Iraq 13 years ago, leading to the rise of ISIS and the global refugee crisis.
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 06:47
South Sudanese government under the leadership of President Salva Kiir has accused the United Nations of working for regime change in Juba to overthrow the current government. The government reacted angrily to a draft proposal seeking approval of the deployment of 4,000 troops with all military capabilities to provide security and protection in Juba and help in the implementation of the peace agreement in the country.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 06:37
A massive purge among government servants in the aftermath of a failed coup in Turkey on July 15 is feared to have weakened Turkey’s security apparatus. After the failed putsch, the Turkish government moved quickly to arrest more than 13,000 people and fired over 50,000 government employees.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 06:18
President Tayyip Erdogan told a rally of more than one million people on Sunday that July's failed coup would be a milestone in building a stronger Turkey, defying Western criticism of mass purges and vowing to destroy those behind the putsch.
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 06:39
The United States is evaluating new documents sent by Turkey to push for the extradition of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, the alleged mastermind of the country's recent failed coup, a State Department spokesman said on Thursday.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Former contra during the U.S. dirty war against Nicaragua, Maximino Rodriguez, announced Monday his decision to run in the upcoming presidential elections under the banner of the Constitutionalist Liberal Party.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Ukrainian law enforcement and security agencies are putting together a task force to investigate journalist Pavel Sheremet's killing, and this task force will include officers from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Ukrainian National Police chief Khatia Dekanoidze said.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Members of Burundi ruling party’s youth league, the Imbonerakure, have repeatedly gang-raped women since a wave of political protests began in 2015, Human Rights Watch said today. Many of the rapes appear to have been aimed at family members of perceived government opponents. Policemen or men wearing police uniforms have also committed rape.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Three years ago, Egypt's military carried out a swift and successful coup, ousting a conservative Muslim ruler and party that had been elected. A part of Turkey's armed forces attempted a very similar overthrow on July 15. In both countries, the two most populous in the region, democracy suffered a setback in the wake of the military actions.The parallels mostly end there.