Several Libyan officials told the Associated Press (AP) on Thursday that Turkey pressured Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) into accepting military assistance from Syrian extremist militias and repaying Turkey with lucrative offshore energy deals.
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An unnamed U.S. security official told Reuters on Friday that hackers linked to the Chinese government have targeted Moderna, Inc., a Massachusetts-based biotech firm conducting research on vaccines for the Wuhan coronavirus.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announcedFriday that next month’s scheduled legislative elections will be postponed for a year due to the surge in coronavirus cases.
China’s state-run Global Times on Thursday applauded a crowd outside the shuttered U.S. consulate in Chengdu for drowning out a CNN report by loudly singing nationalist songs, and generally congratulated China for having a great sense of humor about the diplomatic crossfire of embassy closings.
Australia'sSpectatorrevealedon Thursday that police received nearly 100 corruption complaints during the construction of the world's largest hydroelectric dam, the Three Gorges Dam, currently straining under the pressure of once-in-a-century floods.
Hong Kong banned a dozen pro-democracy candidates on Thursday from running in the 2020 legislative election, currently scheduled for September 9, pending a possible coronavirus safety delay.
Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) published a warning on Tuesday about mysterious packages of soil or seeds arriving from an unknown sender in China, similar to a warning issued by the U.S.
A study commissioned by the city of Mumbai revealed on Tuesday that over half of the people living in its famously crowded slums have antibodies for the Wuhan coronavirus in their blood.
Nervous residents living below the massive Three Gorges Dam on China’s Yangtze River are building up flood defenses and heading for higher ground as new floodwaters surge toward the dam.
China’s state-run Global Times on Wednesday reported a rise in confirmed coronavirus infections across the country for the fifth straight day. Tuesday was said to be “the first time that daily new cases exceeded 100 since March 6.
Torrential rains in China continued this week, threatening even worse floods after almost 24 million people have been impacted by 433 overflowing rivers, with millions evacuated and at least 142 dead as of Tuesday.
Human-rights watchdogBitter Winter published an interview Sunday with a garment factory manager in China’s Xinjiang province who said the thousand or so Uyghur Muslims who work for his operation are used as slave laborers, despite the regime's assurances that work programs in the province are a benefit to local participants.
Iranian state media said on Sunday a locally-produced coronavirus medication will be available for purchase on store shelves just three weeks from now.
Chinese state media is taking some heat – even from within the tightly-controlled Chinese Internet – for minimizing the danger of a flood disaster that has already ruined millions of lives, and threatens to unleash an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe if the massive Three Gorges hydroelectric dam fails.
One day after prompting an international backlash by proposing to regulate social media videos as if they were full-blown documentaries and theatrical productions, the government of Malaysia completely abandoned the idea.
China’s retaliation for the shuttering of its consulate in Houston, Texas, ended up being a tit-for-tat order to close the U.S. consulate in Chengdu, but the communist state may also close the American consulate general in Hong Kong.
The Chinese Communist government on Friday ordered the United States consulate in Chengdu to close in retaliation for the U.S.shuttering the Chinese consulate in Houston, Texas.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday touted advances in the “great socialist cause” over the past century, including the “War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea” - i.e.
China’s state-run Global Times on Wednesday condemned the United States for its “reckless and dangerous” shuttering of the Chinese consulate in Houston, Texas, and promised Beijing’s retaliation would bring “real pain” to America.
The FBI is accusing the Chinese consulate in San Francisco, California, of harboring a fugitive University of California, Davis, researcher charged with visa fraud for lying about her connections to the Chinese military.
The FBI is accusing the Chinese consulate in San Francisco, California, of harboring a fugitive University of California, Davis, researcher charged with visa fraud for lying about her connections to the Chinese military.
Malaysia’s political opposition on Thursday accused the government of trying to stifle dissent by extending licensing regulations for film and television productions written in 1981 to cover social media posts.
A bizarre hostage standoff in Ukraine ended after 11 hours on Tuesday night when the “unstable” and heavily-armed suspect surrendered, in part because one of his demands was met: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky agreed to post a video message recommending viewers watch a 2005 movie about animal rights narrated by Joker star Joaquin Phoenix.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday unsealed an 11-count indictment against two Chinese nationals accused of running a global hacking campaign for both personal gain and the benefit of the Chinese state.
Hong Kong riot police on Tuesday evening dispersed a protest marking the first anniversary of the Yuen Long railway station attack, a major event in the 2019 protest movement locally known as the “721 Incident.
The police and fire departments in Houston, Texas, responded on Tuesday night to reports of a blaze at the Consulate General of China.
The Egyptian parliament on Monday authorized President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to deploy troops in Libya to halt the advance of Turkish-backed militia allied with the internationally-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA).
Chinese officials ordered more evacuations on Monday and Tuesday as heavy rains continued to flood tributaries of the Yangtze River, dangerously elevating the water level and raising new concerns about the safety of the region’s many dams, including the massive Three Gorges hydroelectric plant.
Hong Kong youth activist Joshua Wong said on Monday he has been subjected to “intensified” surveillance since he filed his candidacy for a seat in the Legislative Council.
Chinese state media on Sunday blamed the massive turnout for pro-democracy candidates last week, and protests held on July 1 against the tyrannical national security law imposed by Beijing, for the current surge in coronavirus cases in the city.
A report published by the New York Times (NYT) on Sunday revealed that forced labor from the Uyghur concentration camps of Xinjiang province is part of the production chain for at least 17 Chinese companies that produce medical masks and other protective equipment.
Chinese state media announced on Sunday that it blasted holes in the Chuhe River dam in order to “alleviate the pressure of flood control” at the massive Three Gorges Dam, which is straining under the pressure from flooding of the mighty Yangtze River.
China’s state-run Global Times on Friday bristled against a potential U.S. travel ban on members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP/CPC), insisting the Party and its officials are utterly indistinguishable from the Chinese people.
Urumqi, the capital city of China’s Xinjiang province, abruptly went into coronavirus lockdown on Thursday after five new infections were detected, three of them asymptomatic.
The executive order issued by President Donald Trump on Tuesday in response to Communist China’s crackdown on Hong Kong will end U.S. training for Hong Kong police and terminate Fulbright scholarship exchanges for graduate students from China and Hong Kong.
Chinese dictator Xi Jinping sent a letter to members of the Global CEO Council on Wednesday presented by his state media as a triumphant boast of China’s economic strength.
The Iranian judiciary on Wednesday hinted that it might halt the executions of three young men who were arrested during protests against the regime in November.
South Korean health officials reported 47 of the 61 new coronavirus infections detected on Thursday came from overseas. Twenty of them were sourced to local construction workers who recently worked in Iraq.
Chinese dissidents living in other countries are receiving threatening video phone calls from the mainland police, sometimes with their family members in China visibly held hostage in the background.
The United States rejected China’s claim to own offshore resources in the South China Sea on Monday, prompting a response from Chinese media questioning the mental stability of the U.S.
Hong Kong officials described a new wave of coronavirus infections as “very worrying” on Tuesday, noting that half of the 48 new infections reported on Monday come from “unknown sources.
President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday he will end the special trade preferences granted to Hong Kong because the island is no longer truly “autonomous” after Communist China imposed an oppressive security law at the beginning of July.
The Chinese Communist government on Tuesday announced it will impose undefined sanctions against the Lockheed Martin corporation to retaliate for U.S. approval of a deal that will upgrade Taiwan’s Patriot missile defense systems.
The German Foreign Ministry has quietly replaced the flag of Taiwan depicted on its website with a blank white square – which, as one German reporter pointed out in a contentious exchange with a ministry spokesman on Friday, looks quite a bit like Germany is waving the white flag of surrender to Communist China.
Hong Kong’s Beijing-controlled chief executive Carrie Lam said on Monday that the hugely successful primary held over the weekend for pro-democracy legislative candidates might have violated the “national security” law China imposed on Hong Kong at the beginning of July.
Some of the most popular actors in India’s thriving movie industry, affectionately known as “Bollywood” by aficionados, have reported testing positive for the coronavirus. Hopes for a speedy recovery are being sent by millions of fans and high-ranking Indian politicians.
Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Joel Pollak’s new book Red November: Will the Country Vote Red for Trump or Red for Socialism? provides a fascinating and disturbing account of the Democrat Party’s lurch to the hard Left during its 2020 primary.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday abruptly switched from welcoming the impending visit of World Health Organization (W.H.O.) investigators to demanding they send a team to the United States to investigate the “origin” of the Wuhan coronavirus there.
The Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP) reported on Friday that streaming giant Netflix has decided not to “proactively” censor a documentary about Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong, despite concerns it might be ruled “subversive” under the totalitarian security law Beijing has imposed on the island.
Another mysterious explosion – a series of them, according to some sources – rocked Tehran on Thursday night, knocking out the power along the western edge of the city.
China’s state-run Global Times reported approvingly on Thursday that Hong Kong has been forced to suppress countless movies, television shows, books, and online posts that could violate the new security law imposed by Beijing because the material could be judged to “threaten” Communist China, and those who display or sell the “threatening” material could be held legally liable.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Indian economy is already recovering from the coronavirus and that he expects it to play a “leading role” in the global post-pandemic recovery.
The Daily Beastpublished a report Monday documenting “at least 19 fake personas” that managed to “place more than 90 opinion pieces in 46 different publications” over the past year praising the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) while criticizing its adversaries Qatar, Turkey, and Iran.
The TikTok messaging platform has been frantically trying to convince the rest of the world - including boycott-minded Indians and possibly ban-minded American officials - that it’s not a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) company, but rather a fully private and independent company that just happens to be headquartered in Beijing until it can find somewhere else to live.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) expressed great excitement through its state media on Wednesday about the impending visit of a World Health Organization (W.H.O.) team that will supposedly work with the Chinese government on tracing the origins of the Wuhan coronavirus.
Journalist Tracy Wen Liu, who did some on-the-ground reporting from Wuhan during the worst days of the coronavirus outbreak, warned in a Foreign Policy article on Tuesday that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is once again censoring doctors and patients to keep them from discussing the truth of the pandemic and China’s response.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reported to the Iranian parliament on Sunday that negotiations for a 25-year bilateral trade deal with China are proceeding with “confidence and conviction.
China’s state-run Global Times decided to phone its Fourth of July editorial in by cut-and-pasting a few insults tossed at President Donald Trump’s Mount Rushmore address by American media outlets.
Libya’s al-Watiya airbase was hit by airstrikes on Saturday night, drawing condemnation and a promise of retaliation from the internationally-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) headquartered in Tripoli.
Foreign corporations in Hong Kong are nervously considering their options after the passage of Beijing’s totalitarian “national security law” with several already closing their local offices.
Iranian officials insisted on Thursday that a mysterious fire at the Natanz nuclear facility was not an act of “intentional sabotage,” although they also stated the “incident” was still under investigation, and felt it necessary to throw in a belligerent warning to “hostile countries” that Tehran will retaliate if anyone crosses its “red lines in any way.
Chinese state media on Friday celebrated support for “more than 70 countries” for its brutal crackdown on dissent in Hong Kong… a number that includes such global titans of human rights as North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, and Afghanistan.
Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed a landslide victory on Thursday as 78 percent of Russians supposedly voted in favor of constitutional amendments that would allow him to remain in power until 2036, while only 21 percent voted against.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), already embroiled in a bloody border dispute with India in the Himalayas, is also clashing with India’s ally Bhutan over a wildlife sanctuary located in what China describes as disputed territory along the India-China border.
Chinese state media warn India's ban on TikTok and other Chinese apps will hurt Indian consumers and businesses more.
Communist China’s oppressive security law for Hong Kong was imposed over the weekend and led to arrests almost immediately as pro-democracy demonstrators flooded the streets.
China’s state-run Global Times published a lengthy report on Sunday describing “vigorous countermeasures” supposedly taken by Chinese intelligence against a years-long espionage campaign waged by Australia.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during a radio interview on Sunday that a “befitting reply” has been given to invaders who “covet our territories,” referring to the hand-to-hand battle on June 15 along the contested Indian-Chinese border in which at least 20 Indian soldiers and an unknown number of Chinese troops were killed.
Andrei Novikov, head of Russia’s Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Anti-Terrorism Center, said in an interview with the state-run Tass news service on Monday that international terrorist organizations are deliberately attempting to spread the Wuhan coronavirus in public areas around the world.
The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) efforts to avoid disclosing how many of its soldiers were killed in a bloody brawl with Indian soldiers in the Himalayas last week are running afoul of anguished Chinese families who want their government to acknowledge the deaths of their loved ones.
Iraqi counter-terrorism units raided the Baghdad headquarters of Kataib Hezbollah (KH) late Thursday night, capturing as many as 23 of the Iran-backed terrorist militia’s fighters, according to Iraqi officials.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi said this week that his government desires peace and stability in neighboring Libya, but might be prepared to intervene with military force to protect Egypt’s western border and thwart the ambitions of Turkey and its militia allies.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a press conference on Tuesday that the Trump administration has made more sanctions decisions against Russia in three years than the Obama administration did in eight.
Chinese officials are stepping up their efforts to blame the coronavirus outbreak in Beijing on a new mutant strain of the disease imported from Europe.
A week after a fierce hand-to-hand battle erupted between Indian and Chinese soldiers along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, the Chinese government admitted to its first casualty on Monday, a commanding officer of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
Indians eager to boycott Chinese goods after this week’s deadly border clash between Indian and Chinese forces are running into the reality that Chinese imports have muscled out all competition for many popular items.
Eighteen months after their arrest, Canadian citizens Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig have been charged with espionage by the Chinese regime.
A report at the Hindustan Times on Thursday claimed China is conducting a sustained cyberattack against India as part of the showdown between the two nations that left dozens of soldiers dead in a bloody hand-to-hand battle along the disputed border in Ladakh earlier this week.
Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist for the Chinese Center for Disease Prevention and Control, said on Thursday that the coronavirus epidemic in Beijing “has been brought under control,” although he cautioned that new cases will still be reported.
Chinese activists Chen Mei and Cai Wei are facing criminal charges for publishing a number of articles online that were banned by Chinese Communist Party censors.
Canada’s CBC News reported Sunday on the discovery of documents that show deadly pathogens, including Ebola virus samples, were shipped from Canada’s National Microbiology Lab to China’s now-infamous Wuhan Institute of Virology last year.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview on Sunday the riots that erupted in America after George Floyd’s death were “the manifestation of some deep domestic crises” that were triggered by the election of President Donald Trump.
Hong Kong Education Secretary Kevin Yeung sent a letter to school administrators on Wednesday instructing them to crack down on pro-democracy protests in advance of the national security law Beijing will soon impose on the island.
Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne, who controversially offered warm gratitude to communist China for shipping defective coronavirus equipment to Canada in March, was discovered this week to have two large mortgages in London with the state-owned Bank of China.
Hong Kong’s chief security official, John Lee Ka-chiu, said on Wednesday that a special unit of police will be created to enforce the national security law Beijing is imposing on the island.
People’s Daily Online, a house organ of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), argued on Wednesday that America’s “predominant culture of white supremacy” has unleashed “turmoil” in Hong Kong and across the Middle East.
Political and corporate support for Black Lives Matter has become ubiquitous over the past week. Everyone’s email inbox is bulging with messages of support from corporate sponsors, every website is covered with Black Lives Matter logos, and the group has benefited from numerous fundraisers and charity sales.
The U.S. State Department made tentative plans to reopen its consulate in the Chinese city of Wuhan on Wednesday, while Chinese state media brusquely told them not to bother, since the U.S.
Hong Kong activists defied orders from the police and marched on Tuesday to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the protest movement.
A study published Monday by Harvard Medical School analyzed both vehicle and data traffic around hospitals in Wuhan last summer and concluded the coronavirus may have begun spreading as early as August, months before the first official report of a virus to the international community.
Chinese state media on Monday found a new angle in its constant efforts to politically capitalize on the U.S. riots, with an op-ed that argued America’s poor performance in implementing 5G networking was a factor in the death of George Floyd.
Several prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activists said on Monday they have been followed and filmed by mysterious stalkers they believe are Chinese security agents.
Police in India’s northern Rajasthan state are investigating messages between three staffers at a private hospital in which they allegedly talked about refusing to attend Muslim coronavirus patients.
“Progressive” ideology always rests on a conviction that the current “regressive” system is comprehensively unjust and must be destroyed by exploiting its weaknesses. The most famous proponent of such tactics in recent years has been the late Saul Alinksy, the intellectual godfather of the modern Democrat Party, but former Soviet journalist and KGB informant Yuri Bezmenov laid out an even more concise strategy for subversion in a 1984 interview.
A bizarre op-ed at the Washington Post on Thursday commanded Hollywood to cease making movies and television shows about the police, because such entertainment is somehow empowering cops like the one accused of killing George Floyd and preventing Americans from understanding just how awful the police really are.
President Donald Trump welcomed U.S. Navy veteran Michael White home on Friday after White spent almost two years as a prisoner of the Iranian regime.
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen wrote a Facebook post on Thursday commemorating the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She described June 4 as a day the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) thinks it can erase from the calendar.
A group of families known as the Tiananmen Mothers visited a cemetery in Beijing on Thursday, the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, to pay respects to the eight victims of the brutal Communist crackdown buried there.
Disney is one of the corporations and major Hollywood studios giving full-throated support to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. But the company has time and again been impotent on human rights, silent when it was time to confront the Communist government of China.
The Iranian parliament jumped on the bandwagon of oppressive authoritarian regimes using the riots in American cities to score political points against the United States, and issued a statement declaring black Americans “have been unable to breathe for decades under the pressure of racial terrorism by the U.S.