International Law

Holocaust at Sea: The Lone Survivor of the 'Struma'

Holocaust at Sea: The Lone Survivor of the 'Struma'

By Marc Pitzke in Bend, Oregon

May 23, 2013 – 03:29 PM

In 1942, a Soviet submarine in the Black Sea torpedoed and sank the Struma, a ship filled with almost 800 Jewish refugees headed from Romania to the Holy Land. David Stoliar, the lone survivor, agreed to share his story with SPIEGEL ONLINE.

Chinese ships spotted in disputed islands waters: Japan

 Chinese ships spotted in disputed islands waters: Japan

by Staff Writers Tokyo (AFP) May 13, 2013

Three Chinese government ships remained in the waters off disputed Tokyo-controlled islands for nearly 12 hours on Monday, Japan's coastguard said, as a long-running row shows no sign of fading.

Japan protests over Chinese article on Okinawa sovereignty

 Japan protests over Chinese article on Okinawa sovereignty

9 May 2013

Japan has protested to China over a newspaper article that called for a review of Japanese sovereignty over Okinawa.

Israel and Turkey near final deal on compensation for Gaza flotilla victims

 Israel and Turkey near final deal on compensation for Gaza flotilla victims

Barak Ravid, Haaretz, 6 May 2013

After meeting in Jerusalem, Israeli and Turkish officials formulate draft agreement on criteria that determines eligibility for compensation, but actual amount for payment yet to be finalized.Israel and Turkey are close to signing an agreement on compensation payment to the families of the victims of the Israel Defense Forces' 2010 raid on a Turkish-flagged aid flotilla to the Gaza Strip.A second round of reconciliation talks between the two former allies took place Monday in Jerusalem, after which the Prime Minister’s Bureau announced that a draft agreement had been formulated “but a number of clarifications are needed on a few issues.”

Egyptian democracy must be consolidated, or it may collapse

Egyptian democracy must be consolidated, or it may collapse

Alvaro de Vasconcelos, The Daily Star, 19 April 2013

Egypt’s upcoming general election could help to consolidate its nascent democracy and provide legitimacy to the government’s efforts to address the social, political, economic and security challenges facing the country.

'Water Security': Experts propose a UN definition on which much depends

 'Water Security': Experts propose a UN definition on which much depends

by Staff Writers
New York NY (SPX) Mar 26, 2013

Amid changing weather and water patterns worldwide and forecasts of more severe transformations to come, calls have been growing for the UN Security Council to include water issues on its agenda.

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