By Casey Toner Al.com MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — On the run from a death threat, Ahmed Mohammed won’t look back. And why would he? The 39-year-old Iraqi refugee and his family — Sunni Muslims — have found a home in Mobile, Ala., after they spent four years without a country. Before they fled, Mohammed worked […]
No news is good news — On Carter’s first Asia trip as Pentagon chief, calm prevails
HONOLULU (AP)—No news is good news. That might have been the bumper sticker for Ash Carter’s first tour of Asia as secretary of defense. It was mostly quiet on the Eastern front. Carter consulted with Japanese and South Korean leaders, gave pep talks to American troops, stressed the U.S. military’s stabilizing influence in the region […]
Asian American chosen to navigate missile destroyer
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly Growing up, 25-year-old Navy Lt.j.g. Han Sol Yi never imagined he would be the navigator of a destroyer, let alone the U.S. Navy Guided-missile destroyer USS Cole, one of the world’s most advanced warships.
China tries to stamp out ‘Jasmine Revolution’
BEIJING (AP) — Jittery Chinese authorities wary of any domestic dissent staged a show of force Sunday, Feb. 20, to squelch a mysterious online call for a “Jasmine Revolution,”
Chaos predicted as Samoa changes driving side, reality much calmer
APIA, Samoa (AP) — On Monday, Sept. 7, Samoa prepared to become the first country in nearly 40 years to switch driving from one side of the road to the other.