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Russia: Facebook Outage Proves Need for Internet Sovereignty

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday that Facebook’s worldwide service outage earlier that day “answers the question of whether we need our own social networks and internet platforms,” Reuters reported Tuesday.

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U.S. Charges Saudi-Born Canadian with Aiding Islamic State

U.S. prosecutors recently charged a Saudi-born Canadian citizen with aiding the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), alleging he not only produced and narrated ISIS propaganda videos depicting executions but also “engaged in armed conflict on behalf of ISIS, including throwing grenades against opposing combatants,” Reuters reported Monday.

INDIA, Srinagar : Kashmiri demonstrators hold up a flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL / ISIS ) during a demonstration against Israeli military operations in Gaza, in downtown Srinagar on July 18, 2014. The death toll in Gaza hit 265 as Israel pressed a ground …

China Bans Video Games Depicting ‘Effeminate Males’

China’s state-run gaming association recently issued new guidelines banning video games that depict homosexual relationships, “effeminate males,” and characters that with no “clear gender,” the Associated Press (AP) reported Saturday.

BEIJING, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 11: People play online video games in a game arcade on September 11, 2021 in Beijing, China. Commencing at the end of August, China has announced strict measures to cut online gaming time for children under 18 years of age to a maximum of three hours …

Wuhan Citizen Journalist Resurfaces 600 Days after Going Missing

A Chinese citizen journalist who covered Wuhan’s initial outbreak of the Chinese coronavirus in late January 2020 resurfaced in a YouTube video on Thursday after a 600-day absence from the public, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

WUHAN, CHINA - JANUARY 28: Chinese commuters wear protective masks as they exit a train at a subway station during rush hour on January 28, 2021 in Wuhan, China. In order to curb the spread of the new crown pneumonia COVID-19 disease, the Chinese government closed the city of Wuhan …

Al-Qaeda Attacks Mali Gold Mine Convoy, Kills 5 Gendarmes

A local affiliate of al-Qaeda ambushed the convoy of an Australian-owned gold mine in Mali on Tuesday, killing five gendarmes guarding the transport and injuring four others, Reuters reported on Wednesday.

Malian gendarmes and members of anti-terrorist special forces "Forsat" arrive at the entrance of the Kangaba tourist resort in Bamako on June 19, 2017, a day after suspected jihadists stormed the resort, briefly seizing more than 30 hostages and leaving at least two people dead. The assault on the resort …

Japan Elects New Ruling Party Leader, Likely Suga Replacement

Japan’s conservative ruling party elected former Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida as its new leader on Wednesday, “making him all but certain to become Japan’s next prime minister,” Kyodo News reported Thursday.

Fumio Kishida, former foreign minister, poses for a photo following a press conference after being elected as the new leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), at the LDP headquarters in Tokyo on September 29, 2021. (Photo by Du Xiaoyi / POOL / AFP) (Photo by DU XIAOYI/POOL/AFP via …

Report: W.H.O. Ebola Response Staff ‘Traded Sex for Water’ in Congo

An independent commission appointed by the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) published a report on Tuesday revealing rampant sexual abuse of locals by at least 21 W.H.O. staffers responding to an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from August 2018-June 2020, with one of the accused allegedly offering a woman sex in exchange for water.

A woman washes her hands from a tank of water bearing a World Health Organization (WHO-OMS) sticker, as a prevention against Ebola virus after a Pentecost mass at the Church of Christ on May 20, 2018 in Mbandaka, northwest of DR Congo. - The Democratic Republic of Congo is preparing …

Video: Taiwanese Legislators Brawl over Quarantine Policy

Taiwan’s Chinese Nationalist Party, Kuomintang (KMT), protested the coronavirus policy of the island’s ruling party at a legislative session on Tuesday, with several KMT members shoving opposing lawmakers to the floor of the parliamentary building and drenching others with water.

Taipei, TAIWAN: Legislators from the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) chant slogans at the Parliament in Taipei, 11 May 2007. Taiwan lawmakers review their annual government budget session at Parlaiment which should be approved in December 2006. AFP PHOTO/Sam YEH (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP via Getty Images)

China Released Two U.S. Citizens Trapped Since 2018 Post Huawei Deal

Two U.S. citizens banned from leaving China by the country’s government since 2018 were released over the weekend and returned to America on Sunday just 48 hours after the U.S. Justice Department arranged for the release of Huawei executive and Chinese national Meng Wanzhou from Canadian detention, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Tuesday.

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018, file photo, American flags are displayed together with Chinese flags on top of a trishaw in Beijing. China on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 accused critics in the U.S. government of "an escalation of political suppression" against Beijing following a report of new visa …

U.S. Asked Russia About Using Central Asia Bases for Afghan Monitoring

U.S. Gen. Mark Milley allegedly asked his Russian counterpart last week to clarify an earlier offer by Russian President Vladimir Putin for the U.S. to use Russian military bases in Central Asia to monitor emerging security threats from Afghanistan, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Monday, citing unnamed U.S. government officials.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 28: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley gathers his items after speaking at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the conclusion of military operations in Afghanistan and plans for future counterterrorism operations on Capitol Hill on September 28, 2021 in …

China Vows to ‘Reduce Non-Medical Abortions’ by 2035

China’s government on Monday vowed to “reduce non-medical abortion” in the country by 2035 as the world’s most populous nation continues efforts to boost its birth rate, which has declined in recent years.

This photograph taken on December 15, 2016, shows a nurse holding a baby at an infant care centre in Yongquan, in Chongqing municipality, in southwest China. China had one million more births in 2016 than in 2015, following the end of the one-child policy at the end of 2015. / …

Report: W.H.O. Reviving Coronavirus Origins Probe With New Team

The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) is planning to probe the origins of the Chinese coronavirus a second time, following the organization’s failure to determine the virus’s provenance earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Sunday.

This general view shows the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province on February 3, 2021, as members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team investigating the origins of the COVID-19 coronavirus, visit. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP) (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images)