Monday, 21st April 2014

World

The South Korea “Sewol” passenger ship.
SOUTH KOREA: South Korea is considering designating the site of the tragic ferry sinking accident as a special disaster zone to provide victims with the government-wide rapid assistance, the emergency management headquarters said Sunday. Prime Minister Chung Hong-won will hold a meeting of related ministers Sunday morning at Jindo Island where the pan-government emergency management headquarters is located. Chung and ministers will discuss whether to designate Jindo and Ansan as special disaster zones as physical and psychological damages continued to grow among victims of the deadly ferry...
AFGHANISTAN: Afghan President Hamid Karzai has issued a decree for the quick closure of a US prison located at Kandahar Airfield in the troubled southern province of Kandahar in Afghanistan. Foreign-run prisons have been a source of tension between Washington and Kabul since 2012, with infamous cases of torture and deaths capturing headlines on a regular basis. In February, the Afghan government released 65 detainees from another US-run notorious prison at Bagram Air Base despite pressure from American officials who claimed the prisoners were dangerous militants. The US military had warned...