National Security

South African Omicron Discoverer Laments ‘Knee-Jerk’ Biden-Style Travel Bans

South African Dr. Angelique Coetzee — who discovered a new variant of “Covid-19,” or the Chinese coronavirus, called Omicron last month in her patients — told the Africa News Agency (ANA) on Tuesday she considered the worldwide bans on travel out of southern Africa following Omicron’s emergence “knee-jerk” and short-sighted, given the lack of information about the strain.

United Airlines planes sit parked on a runway at Denver International Airport as the coronavirus pandemic slows air travel on April 22, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. Compared to the same time last year, Denver International Airport is operating 1,000 fewer flights daily. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

Latest Olympic Host Japan Indicates It Will Play Genocide Games

The prime minister of Japan, Kishida Fumio, told reporters on Tuesday that his country would make its “own decision” on participating in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics – a response to President Joe Biden refusing to boycott the event despite China’s ongoing genocide of the Uyghur people and other human rights crimes.

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida delivers a speech during a trilateral foreign minister's meeting with Japan and South Korea in Tokyo on August 24, 2016. The ministers held their first talks in more than a year just hours after North Korea fired a ballistic missile from a submarine towards Japan. …

South Korea Prompts Nationwide Parent Outrage with Child Vaccination Mandate

Parents in South Korea have expressed “anger” in recent days against a looming federal mandate that will require children aged 12 to 17 years to provide proof of vaccination against the Chinese coronavirus to enter public spaces “frequented by students, including cram schools, internet cafes, and public study rooms” starting in February, Yonhap reported Monday.

Illustration picture shows a boy receiving a Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the COVID-19 vaccination center at Brussels Expo, on the Heysel-Heizel, in Brussels, Saturday 26 June 2021. From next Thursday, 1 July, all Brussels residents aged 16 or older can also register without an appointment at one of the …

Pakistan: Muslim Mob Lynches Factory Manager for ‘Blasphemy’

A mob of hundreds of Muslim men lynched a Sri Lankan factory manager in eastern Pakistan’s Sialkot district on Friday by beating him to death and then burning his body after a rumor emerged in Sialkot the man had allegedly committed “blasphemy” against Islam, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported this weekend.

Pakistanis paid tribute to the factory manager

Tennis Stars Pressure Men’s Tour to Join WTA in China Boycott

Several renowned tennis players, including women’s tennis legend Martina Navratilova, sternly criticized the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) men’s tennis league on Thursday for refusing to join the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) in boycotting China over the mistreatment of tennis star Peng Shuai after she accused a top Communist Party official of rape.

FILE - China's Peng Shuai serves to Japan's Nao Hibino during their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, on Jan. 21, 2020. The stand the women's professional tennis tour is taking in China over concern about Grand Slam doubles champion Peng Shuai's well-being …