KIEV – Dmytro Korchynsky wants to create a Christian "Taliban" to reclaim eastern Ukraine. He leads a volunteer batallion fighting separatist rebels and bows to neither Kiev nor Moscow. Full Article
ISTANBUL - Turkish jets launched their heaviest assault on Kurdish militants in northern Iraq overnight since air strikes began last week, hours after President Tayyip Erdogan said a peace process had become impossible.
BEIJING - The Chinese, especially the country's leaders, have a tradition of putting their faith in soothsaying and geomancy, in times of doubt and chaos. The practice has grown amid a sweeping crackdown on corruption launched by the government. Full Article