Mark Taylor, the Kiwi recruit to ISIS, ultimately put himself in the hands of the Kurdish forces in northern Syria. That was smart of him, and/or lucky.
For the past 100 years, the West has sold out the Kurds over and over again.
Once every decade, the Kurds flicker across the Western world’s radar, usually in the role of victims.
Anyone feeling that the watchdog roles of the media and Parliament have seen justice done to the scoundrel behind the taping scandal… well, maybe they should think again.
Should Edgecumbe residents who don’t have enough (or any) insurance still receive assistance from central government – or not?
Now that America has found its greatness again the traditional way – by bombing someone – the misgivings have set in.
Last week’s conflict between Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and District Court judge Carolyn Henwood illustrated quite a few of the flaws in the system.
Suddenly, Judith Collins is everyone’s new best friend.
A few interesting international stories that have largely flown beneath the radar this past week
The proposed new pricing regime will impose energy costs on the Kawerau mill that will be at least double their entire annual profits last year.
The struggle of Kurdish women against Islamic State
Visiting Israeli analyst Ehud Ya’ari on the emerging “Southern Front” in the Syrian civil war
The spillover from the war in Syria is taking its toll on Jordan’s fragile institutions
The Free Syrian Army – How To Lose Support And Alienate People In No Time