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Nigeria Threatens to Sanction CNN over Protest Coverage

Nigeria Threatens to Sanction CNN over Protest Coverage

Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture on Thursday called for sanctions to be placed on the U.S. cable news network CNN, denying the network's reportclaiming that Nigerian soldiers shot live rounds of ammunition at anti-police protesters in Lagos last month.

Chinese Universities Make 'Xi Jinping Thought' Part of Curriculum

Chinese Universities Make 'Xi Jinping Thought' Part of Curriculum

Recent Chinese media reports indicate that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is forcing universities in the country to incorporate “Xi Jinping Thought,” or the socialist philosophies and writings of Chinese leader Xi Jinping, into their curriculum.

U.S., India, Japan, Australia Launch China-Deterring War Games in Arabian Sea

U.S., India, Japan, Australia Launch China-Deterring War Games in Arabian Sea

The navies of the U.S., Australia, India, and Japan began exercises on Tuesday in the Northern Arabian Sea, launching the second phase of a joint "Malabar 2020" naval drill viewed by observers as a regional deterrent to China’s growing influence in the Indo-Pacific.

Iraq Hangs 21 'Terrorism' Convicts

Iraq Hangs 21 'Terrorism' Convicts

Iraqi authorities on Monday hanged 21 men convicted of terrorism at the country's Nasiriyah prison, Iraq's Interior Ministry confirmed in a statement.

Report: China to Debut 'Blacklist' of Taiwanese Government Leaders

Report: China to Debut 'Blacklist' of Taiwanese Government Leaders

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is compiling a "blacklist" of Taiwan independence activists who will face criminal prosecution by Chinese authorities for their efforts to protect the island's democratic rule, Hong Kong-based newspaper Ta Kung Pao reported on Sunday.

South Korea to Fine People for Not Wearing Masks

South Korea to Fine People for Not Wearing Masks

South Korea recorded its largest daily increase in new coronavirus cases in 70 days on Friday, the same day that the national government announced it would begin fining people $90 for failing to wear sanitary masks in public.

Ann Coulter: What America Wants Is ‘Trumpism without Trump’

Ann Coulter: What America Wants Is ‘Trumpism without Trump’

“Trumpism without Trump” is what America needs in four years, said conservative author Ann Coulter during a speech at the University of Texas at Austin on Thursday nighthosted by the university’s Young Conservatives of Texas.

U.N.: Iran's Uranium Stockpile 12 Times Bigger than Limit

U.N.: Iran's Uranium Stockpile 12 Times Bigger than Limit

Iran has stockpiled an amount of low-enriched uranium twelve times greater than the legal limit allowed under the 2015 nuclear deal, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Wednesday.

China Scolds U.S. for Racism at U.N. Human Rights Council

China Scolds U.S. for Racism at U.N. Human Rights Council

China urged the U.S. to "root out systematic racism" at the U.N. on Monday. Beijing's exhortation comes amid mounting evidence that the Communist Party has imprisoned as many as 3 million ethnic minorities in concentration camps in an effort to erase them from society.

Report: North Korea Estimated to Have Up to 60 Nuclear Warheads

Report: North Korea Estimated to Have Up to 60 Nuclear Warheads

North Korea is believed to have up to 60 nuclear warheads capable of threatening regional stability in East Asia, according to the latest estimate, published Wednesday, by the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS).

China Accuses U.S. of Human Rights Abuses at U.N.

China Accuses U.S. of Human Rights Abuses at U.N.

China, which has built concentration camps holding as many as up to 3 million Muslims in the past five years, demanded at the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday that America do more to fight "systematic racism, racial discrimination, white supremacy, religious intolerance, and xenophobia.

Zimbabwe NGO: Mnangagwa's Rights Violations Worse than Mugabe's

Zimbabwe NGO: Mnangagwa's Rights Violations Worse than Mugabe's

The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forumpublished a report on Friday in which it claimed that human rights violations in the country under current President Emmerson Mnangagwa are worse than those carried out under former Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe.

6,000+ People Infected from Chinese Vaccine Factory Leak

6,000+ People Infected from Chinese Vaccine Factory Leak

Over 6,000 people in China's northwestern city of Lanzhou have tested positive for brucellosis after they were exposed to contaminated aerosols from a state-run brucellosis vaccine factory leak over a year ago, Chinese state health authorities announced on November 4.

Syrian Mercenary Fighting Armenians: We Were Told to ‘Slaughter All Civilians’

Syrian Mercenary Fighting Armenians: We Were Told to ‘Slaughter All Civilians’

A Syrian mercenary recently captured while fighting for Azerbaijan against Armenia in its ongoing war over Nagorno-Karabakh said on Wednesday that his recruiters instructed him and fellow mercenaries to "slaughter all civilians and soldiers" of an Armenian village they attempted to capture.

Iranian Official to Students: Burn U.S. Flags at Home to Avoid Coronavirus

Iranian Official to Students: Burn U.S. Flags at Home to Avoid Coronavirus

Iran has canceled its traditional Student Day march— which commemorates the anniversary of the Iranian seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979— for the first time in nearly 40 years due to coronavirus concerns, London-based Iran International reported on Monday.

Afghanistan: Islamic State Terror Attack on Kabul University Kills 22

Afghanistan: Islamic State Terror Attack on Kabul University Kills 22

Gunmen stormed Afghanistan's Kabul University on Monday, killing at least 22 people, including students. The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for the attack, which Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called a "despicable act of terror.

India: Hindu Group Conducts Fire Ritual for Trump Victory

India: Hindu Group Conducts Fire Ritual for Trump Victory

An Indian group known as Hindu Sena (Hindu Army) in Delhi on Tuesday conducted fire rituals and chanted verses for U.S. President Donald Trump’s victory in the November 3 presidential election.

Woman Allegedly Raped in North India Hospital ICU While on Ventilator

Woman Allegedly Raped in North India Hospital ICU While on Ventilator

A 21-year-old tuberculosis patient in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital in the northern Indian city ofGurugram was allegedly rapedby a member of the hospital staff while she was in a semi-conscious condition on a ventilator, local police said Wednesday.

Senate Drafts Bill Branding China's Campaign Against Uyghurs 'Genocide'

Senate Drafts Bill Branding China's Campaign Against Uyghurs 'Genocide'

China's foreign ministry spokesman on Wednesday accused U.S. senators of telling “all sorts of lies” after the U.S. Senate introduced a draft bill on Monday accusing Beijing of committing "genocide" against ethnic and religious minorities in its northwestern territory of Xinjiang.

IRGC: Armenia, Azerbaijan Clashes on Iranian Border 'Unacceptable'

IRGC: Armenia, Azerbaijan Clashes on Iranian Border 'Unacceptable'

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC)Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpoor said on Wednesday that Tehran will not tolerate any threat to the security of Iran's border areas from ongoing clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Iran Sentences CEO of 'Iranian YouTube' to 10 Years in Prison

Iran Sentences CEO of 'Iranian YouTube' to 10 Years in Prison

An Iranian court sentenced the CEO of Aparat, a video-sharing website similar to YouTube, to ten years in prison this month for "encouraging corruption" after an Aparat user uploaded a video to the platform last year that authorities in the Islamic Republic deemed "vulgar.

Nigerian Muslims: 'Christian Clerics' Have Made Protests Islamophobic

Nigerian Muslims: 'Christian Clerics' Have Made Protests Islamophobic

A leading Islamic lawgroup in Nigeria accused the country's Christian clerics on Friday of stoking religious tensions to turn anti-police protests in the city of Lagos into forces of anti-Muslim violence, Nigeria's Premium Times reported on Friday.

Kim Jong-un Curries Favor with China in Korean War Cemetery Visit

Kim Jong-un Curries Favor with China in Korean War Cemetery Visit

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited a cemetery honoring Chinese veterans of the Korean War on October 21. The commemoration was widely viewed as part of Kim's recent efforts to move closer to Beijing, whereChinese leader Xi Jinping on October 19 also honored the 70th anniversary of China's entry into the conflict.

China Forces Japanese Fishing Boats Out of Japan's Waters

China Forces Japanese Fishing Boats Out of Japan's Waters

Japan's Fisheries Agency has advised Japanese fishing boats to avoid certain areas within Japan's own exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and operate elsewhere after thousands of Chinese fishing boats ignored Tokyo's previous warnings in recent weeks to exit the country's waters.

Thailand Shuts Down News Agencies amid Protest 'Emergency'

Thailand Shuts Down News Agencies amid Protest 'Emergency'

Ongoing anti-government protests in Thailand's capital, Bangkok, forced authorities to declare a "severe" state of emergency in the city on October 15. The emergency decree allowed the government to order the shutdown of news agencies supporting the protest movement on October 19

Taliban Claims U.S. Violating Peace Deal in Afghanistan

Taliban Claims U.S. Violating Peace Deal in Afghanistan

The Taliban accused the U.S. military on Sunday of violating a peace deal the two sides agreed to in February, claiming that the U.S. had carried out "excessive airstrikes" in areas of Afghanistan's southern Helmand province occupied by the Taliban and elsewhere in the country.

Saudi Arabia Loses Bid for U.N. Human Rights Council Seat

Saudi Arabia Loses Bid for U.N. Human Rights Council Seat

Saudi Arabia failed in its bid to join the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Tuesday — The Kingdom had been vying for a spot on the council for the next three-year term starting on January 1, 2021.

Kyrgyzstan: Convicted Kidnapper Elected Prime Minister Shortly After Prison Break

Kyrgyzstan: Convicted Kidnapper Elected Prime Minister Shortly After Prison Break

Lawmakers in Kyrgyzstan on Sunday questioned the controversial appointment of Sadyr Japarov, a convicted kidnapper, as the country's new prime minister on October 10, days after he was sprung from prison by protesters amid ongoing unrest over a disputed parliamentary election on October 4.

Hong Kong Electoral Changes Could Allow Voting from China

Hong Kong Electoral Changes Could Allow Voting from China

Newly suggested electoral changes in Hong Kong would allow Hong Kong citizens residing in China to vote in the city's elections without returning home, local media reports suggested on Friday.

Chinese Political 'Expert': Trump, Biden Are Old and 'Accidents Can Happen'

Chinese Political 'Expert': Trump, Biden Are Old and 'Accidents Can Happen'

Reporters for China's state-run Global Times newspaper spoke to "Chinese experts" on Thursday about the U.S. vice-presidential debate on Wednesday night— One claimed the debate was especially important this year as "both presidential candidates are quite old" and "accidents can happen.

Report: Armenian PM Asked U.S. to Stop Selling Turkey Fighter Jets

Report: Armenian PM Asked U.S. to Stop Selling Turkey Fighter Jets

Armenia's prime minister asked the U.S. to address Turkey's alleged use of American-made F-16 jets in support of Azerbaijan in its recent conflict against Armenia in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, a report claimed on Sunday.