Chinese Military Begins Recruiting “Civilian Personnel”

JUL 12, 2018: The Chinese military has started recruiting “civilian personnel” amid efforts to attract more talent, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Daily reported Wednesday. The recruitment drive, approved by the Central Military Commission, is the first of its kind since deeper reform was introduced to the national defense and armed forces in late 2015. […]

Two-Thirds of Russians Believe Global Government Exists – Poll

JUL 11, 2018: About two-thirds of Russians believe in the existence of a shadowy world government, and most of them also believe it is hostile to their country, according to a recent survey. On Wednesday state-run Russian public opinion research agency VTSIOM released the results of a poll in which 67 percent of Russian citizens […]

Teenage Girl Among 3 Killed In Anti-India Protest in Held Kashmir

JUL 7, 2018: 3 Kashmiri youth including a teenage girl were killed by Indian security forces’ firing in the Himalayan valley on Saturday leading to thousands participating in their funeral hours after police said they were killed when government forces fired at anti-India protesters. Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Dr. Faisal while condemning the latest incident […]

WhatsApp ‘Horrified’ Over Spate Of Lynchings In India, Promises Action

JUL 4, 2018: WhatsApp said on Wednesday it was “horrified” by a spate of lynchings in India sparked by false rumors shared on its platform as the government accused the messaging service of irresponsibility. The killings are linked to “irresponsible and explosive messages” on the platform, said the ministry of electronics. More than 20 people […]

China-US Trade War ‘Only A Proxy For Larger Battle For Dominance Between Two Powers’

** Washington is due to start charging tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports as of Friday ** Beijing has pledged to retaliate with equal tariffs on $34 billion in US goods JUL 3, 2018 (BE2C2): China said Tuesday it is “fully prepared” for a trade war with the US as hopes dwindle for a […]

Imam Jailed For Bullying And Bashing 80 Children In UK

JUL 3, 2018: Greater Manchester police say they do not know how many children Abdul Rauf beat over several years of teaching in his Islamic study classes at a mosque. The 51-year-old Imam admitted 21 separate charges but a judge at Manchester Crown Court took around 80 attacks into account. Rauf of Sussex Street in […]

China Mobile: World’s Largest Telecom Can’t Access U.S. Market –For National Security Risks

National security concerns raised after jump in cyber attacks against US JUL 3, 2018 (BE2C2): The Trump administration has cited national security concerns to deny China Mobile entry into the US, dealing a blow to one of China’s biggest state-owned telecoms providers amid a looming trade war between the two countries. The National Telecommunications and […]

19 Killed In Suicide Bombing Targeting Sikh Minority In Afghanistan

JUL 1, 2018: More than a dozen people died in a suicide bombing in the Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday, a government spokesman said. The blast hit a busy market in Mukhabirat square in the capital of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province killing at least 15 people and injuring at least 20 more, provincial government spokesman […]

Security Camera Captures Plane Crashing Into Mumbai Construction Site (Video)

JUN 30, 2018: On Friday, a day after a chartered plane crashed in Mumbai, surveillance camera footage surfaced showing the aircraft smashing into a busy construction site. The footage was recorded by a camera on a building across the street from the construction site. The video shows the King Air C90 plane crashing into the […]

3 Babies Among 100 Dead After Migrant Ship Sinks Off Libya Coast

JUN 29, 2018: Libya’s coast guard rescued more than a dozen survivors from a capsized migrant boat, which officials say left at least 100 people, including three babies, dead. The lifeless bodies of three babies, dressed in brightly colored clothing and looking almost as if they were sleeping, were carried carefully ashore Friday in Libya. […]

Migrant Arrivals Drop 51 Pct; Italian PM Says Migration Threat to EU Border-Free Travel Zone

* Migration threat to EU’s 26-country border-free travel zone, says Italian prime minister. * Arrival figures for refugees and migrants currently 51% down on last year and 81% down on 2016. JUN 26, 2018: The United Nations Migration Agency IOM reports that 40,944 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through the first six months […]

100,000 Rally Against Brexit in London, Almost Half Of Britons Want 2nd Referendum

JUN 24, 2018: Ten of thousands of people opposed to Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union marched in London on Saturday, two years after the referendum in favor of Brexit as new poll shows almost half of British people want a second referendum on Brexit. Polling suggests shift in favor of a new public vote, […]

Five Charity Workers Were Kidnapped and Gang-Raped in East India

JUN 22, 2018: In the latest sexual assault scandal to hit India, five charity workers in the country’s remote east were kidnapped and gang-raped at gunpoint. The women said they abducted while putting on a play about human trafficking in the largely tribal Khunti district of Jharkhand state, AFP reports. The women, who were working […]

Trump, Putin Historic Summit In The Works: Won’t Be a “Nixon to China” Moment

JUN 21, 2018: President Trump seems to be gearing up for a major summit with Russian president Vladimir Putin amid fraying ties with America’s traditional allies and has apparently worried European leaders. Two dates are said to be under consideration: either before the Nato summit beginning on 11 July in Brussels, or after the president’s […]

British Citizens of Indian, Ghanaian, Pakistani Descent Targeted By Hostile Policies

Windrush scandal is just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ as other Commonwealth citizens are also being targeted by hostile policies (THE INDEPENDENT): British citizens of Indian, Ghanaian and Pakistani descent have been hit by the government’s “hostile environment” immigration policy – forcing the Home Office’s Windrush scandal taskforce to step in, The Independent can reveal. In dozens of […]

Did Einstein Have Racist, Xenophobic Views? His Travel Diaries Suggest So

JUN 18, 2018: Two decades before Einstein said “Racism is a disease of white people,” he and his wife traveled to the Far East (via Colombo now Sri Lanka), Palestine and Spain between October 1922 and March 1923. During the 5-month long vacation the Nobel-winning scientist came across inhabitants of Indo-Pak subcontinent in Colombo and […]

ISIS Car Bomb Kills 26 As Taliban, Afghan Forces Hug, Take Selfies; Ceasefire Holds

Islamic State claims responsibility for the suicide bombing Afghanistan announces extension of govt ceasefire with Taliban JUN 16, 2018: At least 26 people were killed by a car bomb blast Saturday at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in Nangarhar province celebrating an unprecedented ceasefire announced by both sides during Eid. Dozens of […]

VHP, Bajrang Dal Are Militant Religious Outfits, Hurriyat Separatist Group: CIA

JUN 15, 2018: India’s Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bajrang Dal have been classified as ‘militant religious organization’ in the CIA’s World Factbook. The two organizations have been put in the category of ‘Political pressure groups’ in the annual document of the American intelligence agency. CIA has put some other organizations under the same […]

Rising Kashmir Editor Shujaat Bukhari Known as ‘Voice of Sanity’ Gunned Down in Srinagar

Indian Army Chief says peace should be given a chance, stresses on talks JUN 14, 2018 — In a major blow to freedom of press in occupied Kashmir, unidentified attackers on Thursday gunned down senior journalist and Rising Kashmir Editor-in-chief Shujaat Bukhari in Srinagar. It was not immediately clear as to how many gunmen attacked […]

Nepal PM Visiting China For BRI Projects As Beijing Proposes India-Nepal-China Corridor Through Himalayas

IRSHAD SALIM (Jun 14, 2018): Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is embarking on a five-day official visit to China on June 19 as Beijing looks to deepening ties with Nepal with deals under its flagship Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and ‘trilateral connectivity” with India eventually. The geme-changing visit is taking place at the invitation […]