Sunday, September 22, 2019

MixedTimes - Edwin Mora

Hong Kong Protesters: Police Raping Women After Arrests

Hong Kong Protesters: Police Raping Women After Arrests

WASHINGTON, DC — An online activist wearing a mask and using a pseudonym for fear of retaliation indicated that some Hong Kong police officers have raped detained female protestors at an event here this week.

Afghanistan Reveals Cache of Taliban Explosives Shared with al-Qaeda

Afghanistan Reveals Cache of Taliban Explosives Shared with al-Qaeda

Afghan commandos and an intelligence unit over the weekend raided a Taliban warehouse used to store explosives expected to be used by jihadis from al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) to carry out attacks in Kabul and other "major cities.

Taliban's Opium Fields Blocking Chinese Conquest of Afghanistan

Taliban's Opium Fields Blocking Chinese Conquest of Afghanistan

Fully integrating Afghanistan into China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will require the construction of rail lines through the southern part of the South Asian country, home to the Taliban's primary stronghold and the nation’s top opium-producing region.

Monitor Group: Bashar al-Assad ‘Main Threat for Christians’ in Syria

Monitor Group: Bashar al-Assad ‘Main Threat for Christians’ in Syria

The Iranian- and Russian-backed regime of dictator Bashar al-Assad is behind more than 60 percent of the 124 attacks against Christian places of worship in Syria during the ongoing war, according to a report unveiled Monday by a monitor group linked to the opposition.

Hong Kong Protesters Plan Nightly 'Scream' Protest

Hong Kong Protesters Plan Nightly 'Scream' Protest

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have launched a nightly screaming protestat 10:00 p.m., belting out protest slogans from their apartments, reportsrevealed on Friday.

5 Horrors of Late Dictator Mugabe's Legacy in Zimbabwe 

5 Horrors of Late Dictator Mugabe's Legacy in Zimbabwe 

The nearly four-decade-long reign of terror at the hands of Zimbabwe's late dictator Robert Mugabe left behind a trail of rampant corruption, death, gross human right abuses, and famine.

Trump: 'We'll Always Have Somebody' in Afghanistan

Trump: 'We'll Always Have Somebody' in Afghanistan

U.S. President Donald Trump stressed this week that there would be no complete withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan, saying the United States would "always" have to keep an eye on the Taliban.

Audit: U.S. May Still Be Funding Afghan 'Ghost' Soldiers

Audit: U.S. May Still Be Funding Afghan 'Ghost' Soldiers

Corrupt leaders in Afghanistan may still be inflating the number of Afghan troops receiving U.S.-funded salaries with so-called "ghost," or nonexistent personnel, an audit revealed this week.

Report: China's Huawei Helping African Dictators Spy on Opposition

Report: China's Huawei Helping African Dictators Spy on Opposition

China's technologies giant Huawei, the largest telecommunications company in the world, is enabling digital authoritarianism in Africa by helping dictators spy on their opposition, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Thursday.

Press Grills Hong Kong Chief: 'When Will You Die?'

Press Grills Hong Kong Chief: 'When Will You Die?'

The pro-communist China leader of Hong Kong Carrie Lam fielded tough questions during a press conference Tuesday amid chaotic pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese region.

Report: India Arrests over 1,300 in Kashmir Crackdown 

Report: India Arrests over 1,300 in Kashmir Crackdown 

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have detained more than 1,300 people during an ongoing security lockdown intended to ward off a popular uprising in the country's only Muslim-majority region, the Independent reported Wednesday.

Religious Freedom Scorecard: Marco Rubio Earns Highest Rating in Senate for 3rd Year

Religious Freedom Scorecard: Marco Rubio Earns Highest Rating in Senate for 3rd Year

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) earned the highest score in the Senate again this week, which was bestowed by the latest International Religious Freedom (IRF) Congressional Scorecard, a non-governmental organization (NGO) assessment that recognizes lawmakers’ devotion to advancing religious liberties via their voting record, caucus work, and sponsoring of bills, among other efforts.

'Hope is Back': Trump Helps Save Christians, Yazidis in Iraq from Extinction

'Hope is Back': Trump Helps Save Christians, Yazidis in Iraq from Extinction

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is helping bring Christians and Yazidis in Iraq back from the brink of extinction fomented by a genocidal campaign at the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), religious minority representatives declared this week at thesecond Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom convened by the Department of State.

Report: U.S. Weighing Sanctions Against China for Buying Oil from Iran

Report: U.S. Weighing Sanctions Against China for Buying Oil from Iran

Some advisers within U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration are allegedly urging secondary economic restrictions on Beijing for continuing to import Iranian oil despite American sanctions against the purchase, Politico reported this week, citing anonymous U.S.

Iran Boasts: World Awe in U.S. Military 'Shattered' by Drone Downing

Iran Boasts: World Awe in U.S. Military 'Shattered' by Drone Downing

The downing of an American drone last month by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a United States-designated terrorist group, “shattered” U.S. military awe, commanders of the elite Iranian armed forces unit boasted on Tuesday, claiming that the Islamic Republic’s ground forces are invincible.

India: Ruling Party Fires Female Leader for Urging Hindus to 'Gang Rape' Muslim Women

India: Ruling Party Fires Female Leader for Urging Hindus to 'Gang Rape' Muslim Women

A female leader of the ruling Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India, Sunita Singh Gaur, was recently fired from her position after calling on Hindu men via social media to publicly “gang rape” and lynch Muslim women, arguing that there is “no other way” to “protect” the country, local news outlets report this week.

Iranian Military Leaders Threaten ‘Stronger’ Response if U.S. Violates Its Borders

Iranian Military Leaders Threaten ‘Stronger’ Response if U.S. Violates Its Borders

Iran’s "growing" military might has frightened enemies and served as a deterrent for Tehran’s foes, the deputy commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) indicated on Thursday amid skyrocketing tensions between the Iranian regime and the United States, the semi-official Tasnim News Agency reported.

Report: Smugglers Helping Iran Withstand Sanctions with Afghan Cash

Report: Smugglers Helping Iran Withstand Sanctions with Afghan Cash

Up to 5 billion U.S. dollars were smuggled last year alone into Iran from Afghanistan where an annual influx of American taxpayer funds is helping the Islamic Republic weather the storm from the historic wave of crippling United States sanctions, the Afghanistan Times (AT) reported Monday, echoing other local news outlets.

AP Praises Caliphate-Seeking ‘Islamists' in Indonesia for Charitable Work

AP Praises Caliphate-Seeking ‘Islamists' in Indonesia for Charitable Work

Some caliphate-seeking “Islamists” in the world’s most populous Muslim country, Indonesia, are the “first” to step up to the plate and provide assistance during natural disasters on the largest island nation in the world, the Associated Press (AP) celebrated this week.

Freed U.S. Taliban Hostage Says Abusive Husband Was 'Sympathetic' to Jihad

Freed U.S. Taliban Hostage Says Abusive Husband Was 'Sympathetic' to Jihad

American Caitlan Coleman, whom the Taliban took hostage while she was pregnant and held her captive in Afghanistan for five years, placed blame for the ordeal on her Canadian husband and fellow captive, Joshua Boyle, saying his sympathies towards the group led to their travel to the country and her having three children in captivity, ABC News reported Wednesday.

Democrat Lawmakers: Trump ‘Complicit’ with Russian Activities in Syria

Democrat Lawmakers: Trump ‘Complicit’ with Russian Activities in Syria

Some Democratic lawmakers, during a House panel hearing on Wednesday, accused U.S. President Donald Trump of cooperating with Moscow in Syria after members of the same party repudiated the American commander-in-chief for targeting assets belonging to dictator Bashar al-Assad's regime, a Russian ally.

Ramadan Rage 2019: Jihadis Massacre 364, Injure 404 in Two Weeks

Ramadan Rage 2019: Jihadis Massacre 364, Injure 404 in Two Weeks

Islamic terrorists have carried out an estimated 76 attacks in nearly 15 countries since the beginning Ramadan early this month, killing at least 364 people and injuring 404 others in the first two weeks of the holiest month for Muslims, a Breitbart News tally shows.

Uighurs Condemn China Forcing Muslims to Eat Pork During Ramadan

Uighurs Condemn China Forcing Muslims to Eat Pork During Ramadan

A Chinese Communist Party (CCP) official conceded this week that Beijing had imposed draconian restrictions on Ramadan practices in Muslim-majority Xinjiang, denying reports of a blanket ban on activities during the holy month.

Islamic State Gains Foothold in Ebola-Stricken Congo

Islamic State Gains Foothold in Ebola-Stricken Congo

Islamic State jihadis have made inroads with Islamic terrorists in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the central African country reels from a worsening Ebola virus outbreak, which has already infected and killed hundreds.

'Nobody Will Go Back': Christians Flee Middle East After Fall of Islamic State

'Nobody Will Go Back': Christians Flee Middle East After Fall of Islamic State

The number of Christians in the birthplace of their faith, the greater Middle East, continues to plummet months after the Islamic State, which waged a genocidal campaign against Christians, lost its "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria, Breitbart News learned from various experts, including an archbishop.

U.N.: 'Indiscriminate Shelling' on Libyan Capital’s Residential District ‘War Crimes’

U.N.: 'Indiscriminate Shelling' on Libyan Capital’s Residential District ‘War Crimes’

The head of the United Nations mission in Libya on Wednesday blasted “in the strongest terms” warlord Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s ongoing offensive to take the capital of Tripoli from troops loyal to the internationally recognized administration, accusing his eastern forces of committing “war crimes” with “indiscriminate” shelling overnight that struck densely-populated area.

Taliban Corrects Reuters Report Claiming Women Jihadis Would Negotiate Peace Talks

Taliban Corrects Reuters Report Claiming Women Jihadis Would Negotiate Peace Talks

An Afghan Taliban spokesman on Tuesday repudiated a news report claiming the group is planning to include women in its delegation expected to continue negotiations with the United States this month to end the more than 17-year-old war, claiming that the media outlet “misconstrued” his remarks.

Report: DHS Warns Extremists Could Use Fentanyl as Weapon of Mass Destruction

Report: DHS Warns Extremists Could Use Fentanyl as Weapon of Mass Destruction

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is weighing designating fentanyl as a “weapon of mass destruction” (WMD). The deadly synthetic opioid mainly originates in China and is the top driver of the unprecedented number of fatal drug overdoses in the United States, an internal memo obtained by Task & Purpose revealed this week.

Seattle Imposes Ad Ban to Annul Pamela Geller’s Free Speech Lawsuit Victory 

Seattle Imposes Ad Ban to Annul Pamela Geller’s Free Speech Lawsuit Victory 

Officials who oversee Seattle’s transit system moved to ban political, religious, and other ads from its facilities and public transportation vehicles soon after Pamela Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) prevailed in a freedom of speech lawsuit against the city, earning the right to run FBI's Most Wanted terrorist posters, Breitbart News has learned.

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