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Biden's Afghanistan Withdrawal Unleashes A Lethal Terrorist Cocktail

NEW YORK, U.S.--Twenty five year-old Ali Harbi Ali has been arrested on suspicion of the murder last week of British Member of Parliament Sir David Amess in a church in Essex. Ali is a member of a well-to-do Somali family who were given refuge in Britain from the war-torn East African country in the 1990s.

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China Unveils Long-Range GJ-11 Drones That Can Launch Decoys At Enemy Warships

The recently concluded Airshow China 2021 was a debut event for many China-made military drones. Taking its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology to the next level, the Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC) unveiled drones that could make intercontinental flights, soar to near-space altitudes, and capture high-resolution images even in areas that are heavily guarded, The Global Times reported.

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Workers Who Maintain Supply Chains Warn of Worldwide ‘System Collapse’

NEW YORK, U.S.--Several industry groups have warned world leaders of a worldwide supply-chain “system collapse” due to pandemic restrictions, coming as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suggested that the current period of higher inflation will last until 2022.

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China-Russia joint strategic drills send strong signal

The exercise ZAPAD/INTERACTION-2021 is underway at the Qingtongxia Combined Arms Tactical Training Base in Northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. This is the first time that the Russian army or even a foreign army is invited by China to participate in the PLA's strategic exercise in China.

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Afghan Withdrawal Opens the Way for China

The indecent haste with which the Biden administration has undertaken its military withdrawal from Afghanistan not only raises the prospect of handing control of the country over to the hardline Islamist Taliban movement. It also presents China with a golden opportunity to extend its influence over this strategically important Central Asian country.
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UN envoys attend event highlighting ethnic group solidarity in Xinjiang, condemn West for fabricating lies

Envoys of some 30 countries voiced support for China while criticizing the West for fabricating lies about Xinjiang to deter China's development at a sideline meeting of the 47th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Representatives from Xinjiang shared their stories at the meeting and presented a vivid account of the solidarity among ethnic groups in the region.
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US pledges to 'step up' engagement with Southeast Asia

U.S President Joe Biden's point man on Asia is "astonished" by China's determination to play the leading role on the global stage and will "step up" its engagement in Southeast Asia to hold back such a trend. But the administration does not support Taiwan independence and understands the sensitivities involved, Indo-Pacific Coordinator Kurt Campbell said Tuesday.
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Does Iran think Israel is vulnerable at sea?

Recent reports that a cargo ship allegedly linked to Israeli owners was damaged at sea after recently being in the Gulf illustrate the complexities of defending ships at sea, especially in the murky world of commercial shipping. The reports appeared at Al-Mayadeen, which is pro-Iran and also Al-Ain media in the Gulf. Iranian media also reported the incident.
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CME: Forbid the central bank from engaging in mission creep

The Center for Market Education (CME) recently held a webinar titled THE FUTURE OF CENTRAL BANKING, an event organized by CME in cooperation with Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) – Sabah Campus, Asia-Pacific Students for Liberty and the Adam Smith Center (ASC) from Singapore. The recording is available here.

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How can Israel and the Gulf increase air defense cooperation?

Countries need better air-defense systems against drone and cruise-missile threats. This is particularly true in the Middle East, where new weapons are proliferating, especially among Iranian-backed groups, such as the Houthis in Yemen and Hamas in Gaza, as well as militias in Iraq and Hezbollah in Lebanon.
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The Palestinian Jihad Summer Camps

As the international community seeks ways to help the residents of the Gaza Strip after the recent war between Israel and Hamas, the leaders of the Palestinians are busy preparing the next generation for more hate and violence.
 
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Russia Says Fired ‘Warning’ Shots at British Warship Near Crimea

A Russian fighter jet and border guard ship have fired “warning” shots at a British warship that the military said violated Russia’s borders in the Black Sea near annexed Crimea, the Defense Ministry told state media Wednesday in a claim Britain later denied.
 
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US to pull Patriot batteries from key MidEast countries

The US is moving up to eight Patriot air defense batteries from key countries in the Middle East, according to a Wall Street Journal Report Friday. The report calls it a “major realignment” of the US military footprint, potentially affecting Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, key US partners in the region. This means it also could affect Israel. Air defense batteries are key to protecting countries against Iranian missiles and other threats.

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Biden’s way of slamming Beijing-Moscow relations is humiliating Russia

US President Joe Biden tried his best to drive a wedge between China and Russia during a press conference after his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Biden said, "Russia is in a very, very difficult spot right now" and Russia "is being squeezed by China." He also said that Russia has "a multi-thousand-mile border with China. China is moving ahead… seeking to be the most powerful economy in the world and the largest and the most powerful military in the world. You [Russia] are in a situation where your economy is struggling."
 
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Executives of Outspoken Hong Kong Newspaper Arrested

In a blow against Hong Kong’s press freedom, the government in Beijing showed its teeth with the arrest of five senior executives of Apple Daily, the popular anti-Beijing newspaper, and Next Digital, the Hong Kong-listed firm controlled by democracy advocate Jimmy Lai which operates the paper.
 
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Germany's Failed Hezbollah Ban

One year after Germany banned Hezbollah from operating on its soil, the Iran-backed, Lebanon-based Shiite terrorist group's presence in Germany is stronger than ever.
 
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Arabs: Hamas and Iran Turned Gaza into Cemetery for Children

Hamas's claim that it "won" the last war with Israel has become the subject of ridicule and mockery by many Arabs who are not afraid to call out the Iranian-backed terrorist group for lying to the Palestinians and the rest of the world.
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China needs a voice that matches its national strength, international status: Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping said China needs "to develop a voice in international discourse that matches China's comprehensive national strength and international status," as Chinese top leaders had a group study session on strengthening China's capacity for international communication on Monday, with experts saying China will not keep silent amid a stigmatization and propaganda warfare launched by the US and its allies, and China has the confidence to shape a more "reliable, admirable and respectable image."

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China cares for peace, not power vacuum in Kabul

As the US' withdrawal from Afghanistan continues, those in Washington opposing the military pullout are raising their voices. They have warned against the serious consequences for the region the US's "retrograde" could bring, including China, Russia and Iran filling a power vacuum in the war-torn country. 

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PLA warplanes rain down thousands of munitions in S. China Sea shooting exercise

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy announced on Monday that it recently conducted a live-fire exercise in the South China Sea, in which warplanes rained down thousands of munitions at maritime targets as the pilots enhanced their sea assault and precision strike capabilities.

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Arabs: Hamas Does Not Care About Palestinian Suffering

While many in the West denounced Israel for its military strikes in the Gaza Strip over the past week, prominent Arab writers and political analysts held the Iranian-backed Hamas responsible for the violence and bloodshed.

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Trumpets and Tank Engines: A Turning Point in Gaza?

During an operation in Gaza last week, the Israel Defence Forces attacked a Hamas tunnel complex with 12 squadrons of 160 combat planes striking over 150 targets with hundreds of bunker-busting JDAMs [Joint Direct Attack Munitions] in less than an hour.

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PROTECT THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN OF PALESTINE

As of May 16th, 2021, the death count in Gaza reached 150 casualties, with more than 1,000 injuries. What saddens me the most is that the casualties include at least 41 Palestinian children. As the violence is escalating between Israel and Gaza, the situation is becoming more terrifying for women and children. It is indeed heartbreaking to believe that nobody is taking a serious consideration of the mental and emotional effects for the women and children in Palestine.

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Statement on Crisis in Palestine

The ongoing conflict between the Zionist regime of  Israel and Palestinians is of gravest concern as it is likely to further ignite the Middle East.

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How Israel’s Iron Dome intercepts rockets

In the conflict between Israel and Palestine, both sides have taken to air strikes and rocket attacks. On Tuesday evening, videos on social media showed rockets fired from Gaza being intercepted by the Israeli Iron Dome air defense system. It appeared that the rockets were hitting an invisible shield.

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Nigerian Army Repels Boko Haram Attack on Maiduguri

MAIDUGURI, BORNO STATE--Many residential houses were burnt, children and women were still missing as the Nigerian Army repelled Boko Haram Terrorist’s attempts to infiltrate the city of Maiduguri in Borno state, Northeast Nigerian on Tuesday.

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US' fussiness over China's rocket debris is low ploy

Debris from China's Long March-5B Y2 carrier rocket landed in the Indian Ocean at 10:24 am Beijing time, west of the Maldives archipelago. Some US authorities and media outlets previously smeared that China's rocket debris was falling back to Earth "in an uncontrolled re-entry" and that China was "irresponsible." Their hype and smears were in vain.

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Iran's 'Drug Terrorism' Against Arabs

While Israel is seeking to dissuade the Biden administration from rejoining the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran -- currently the subject of indirect negotiations in Vienna -- Tehran's mullahs and their Lebanese Hezbollah terror proxy are busy drowning the Arab countries with drugs.

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U.S. expands propaganda campaign into academic front

KUALA LUMPUR (April 15)--After a poor showing with its media campaign against China, the declining U.S. hegemon has now taken aim at academics, seeking to offer money in exchange for propaganda material to fuel the fires of hatred against China.

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Why COVID-19 is the cure for China’s debt trap virus

BANGKOK, May 1: The Covid-19 pandemic has wrought havoc to the global economy, disruptions in supply chains, stunted growth and incalculable socio-economic devastation worldwide.

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Washington’s Cold War Appeasement of Turkey is Coming to an End

After Turkey spent millions of dollars in lobbying over many decades to prevent Washington recognising the Armenian Genocide, U.S. President Joe Biden finally uttered the word genocide in the first and last sentence of a four paragraph press release posted on Saturday:

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China is continuously creating legends in space

China on Thursday successfully sent into space Tianhe core module of space station. This marks China's space station construction entering the full implementation stage.

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Examining the Xinjiang genocide allegations

The US-led western campaign to sanction China based on their claim that China is committing genocide against the Uighurs in Xinjiang is a serious allegation that thus far cannot be taken at face value.

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Turkey’s banks shy away from Erdogan’s ‘crazy’ canal

Some of Turkey’s biggest banks are reluctant to finance President Tayyip Erdogan’s planned Istanbul canal due to environmental concerns and the investment risks hanging over the massive construction project, four senior bankers told Reuters.

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Trump’s impeachment trial kicks off with harrowing riot footage

WASHINGTON: US senators viewed a harrowing video from the storming of Congress by Donald Trump’s supporters at the start of his historic second impeachment trial Tuesday before the defence team branded the procedure unconstitutional and threatening to “tear this country apart”.

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Don’t rely on US virus intelligence, WHO mission says

WUHAN: A member of the WHO mission to China exploring the origins of the coronavirus pandemic took a swipe Wednesday at US intelligence on the issue, after the State Department cast doubt on the transparency of their probe.

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