Myanmar Military Promises New Elections As Protests Against Coup Continue

Myanmar’s military junta promised on Tuesday that it would hold a new election following its government takeover. The move likely aims to appease the tens of thousands of protesters who have taken to the streets since the army seized power in the February 1 coup d’état. According to Reuters, the military both denied that it […]

Alarm In Hong Kong After A Proposed Law Could Ban Anyone From Leaving

The Hong Kong Bar Association (HKBA), an influential group of barristers in the special administrative region, has expressed its concern over a new government proposal that would give “apparently unfettered power” to the immigration director. This means the director could stop a person from leaving the city, in an eerie echo of life behind the […]

Kim Jong Un Might Be Toppled By ‘A Very Small Spark’ Due To Worsening Crisis In North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is known for governing with a tight grip over his citizens. However, a major foreign policy pundit has suggested the regime could end with a “spark” after the Hermit Kingdom is facing one of its worst crises in the past decade. According to the Financial Times, Tae Yong-ho has […]

China Bans BBC World News, Hinting At Coverage Of Uyghur Camps As Reason For Media Tit-For-Tat

BBC World News has been banned from airing in China, per a statement from China’s National Radio and Television Administration released on Thursday. Many foreign policy pundits are calling the move a tit-for-tat as the ban comes just one week after Ofcom, the British media regulator, canceled China Global Television Network in the United Kingdom. […]

Myanmar Government Instills Nationwide Internet Blackout As Thousands Protest Recent Coup

Thousands of Myanmar citizens took to the streets to protest the recent military coup d’etat that ousted and imprisoned Aung San Suu Kyi. The public showing of anger comes despite the fact that the government had attempted to completely deprive the nation of internet access in the hope it would both stifle international attention and […]

Myanmar Military Takes Power, Detains Leader Aung San Suu Kyi In Coup

On Monday, Myanmar’s military conducted a coup against the country’s democratically elected government, as reported by the Associated Press. During early morning raids, leaders of the ruling National League for Democracy party — which include Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi — were detained. According to a statement released on a military-owned television station, power […]

Russian Government Arrests Thousands During Alexei Navalny Protests

Authorities in Russia have detained more than 5,000 people across 85 cities in the country on Sunday, as reported by CNN. According to the independent monitoring group OVD-Info, this is the most arrested since 2011, as the Russian government clamps down on protests demanding the release of politician Alexei Navalny, the jailed critic of Vladimir […]

The US Will Close Last 2 Consulates In Russia As Tensions Rise After Moscow’s ‘Pearl Harbor’ Cyber Attack

The United States has announced that it will close its last two consulates in Russia as relations remain tense after the Russian Federation’s massive cyberattack on numerous American government agencies and businesses. Though the two consulates will close, the official embassy in Moscow will remain. According to Radio Free Europe, the two locations that will […]

Iranian Teenager Is Jailed For 10 Years After Using Photoshop On Her Instagram Photos

A teenage girl from the Islamic Republic of Iran is currently facing a decade in prison after she was arrested for posting altered photographs on her social media accounts. According to The Guardian, 19-year-old Fatemeh Khishvand, who goes by Sahar Tabar, was arrested after being accused of the “corruption” of young people and for disrespecting […]

World Leaders Congratulate Joe Biden On Winning Election As Donald Trump Refuses To Concede

On Saturday, after Democrat Joe Biden was projected the winner of the 2020 presidential election, world leaders offered their congratulations to the incoming administration. In a statement posted to Twitter, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulated Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris of California. “The U.S. is our most important ally and I […]

Russian President Vladimir Putin Could Receive Immunity From Prosecution After Presidency

A draft bill submitted by Russian lawmakers could give Vladimir Putin immunity from criminal prosecution when he decides to step down as president. According to CNN, presidents in the country cannot be prosecuted for crimes while in office, but they can after leaving the position as the head of state. Under the new legislation, any […]

Vladimir Putin Plans To Resign Early Next Year Amid Fears He Has Parkinson’s Disease, Report Claims

Vladimir Putin is planning to step down early next year amid fears that he may be suffering from Parkinson’s disease, a new report claims. The U.K.’s Sun reported on Thursday that the Russian president has been showing possible symptoms of the progressive brain disorder, which can lead to difficulty walking and talking as it reaches […]

Anti-France Protests And Boycotts Sweep The Islamic World After Emmanuel Macron Defends Muhammad Cartoons

Anti-France sentiment has continued to grow and spread across the globe as South Asian Muslims flooded the streets to torch an effigy of French President Emmanuel Macron. The 42-year-old leader has faced backlash after he defended the media’s right to publish satirical cartoons of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. According to France 24, huge crowds in […]

New Zealand Votes In Favor Of End Of Life Choice Act To Euthanize Terminally Ill Patients

New Zealand voted in favor to make euthanasia legal starting in 2021. According to reports from the BBC, preliminary results show 65.2 percent of people backed the controversial End of Life Choice Act, which was passed in 2019. It will allow assisted deaths for patients with terminal illnesses with six months or fewer to live, […]

Greenpeace Warns That Contaminated Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Water Could Alter Human DNA

Environmental rights organization Greenpeace issued a stark warning on Saturday about the contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that it believes could alter human DNA if released into the ocean, CNN reported. According to a report penned by the organization, the 1.23 million metric tons of water held at the plant contains […]

El Salvador’s Government Accused Of Making Deals With Gangs, But Officials Claim Evidence Is Faked

The Central American nation of El Salvador is dealing with public outcry after leaked documents published last month suggested that the government had secretly been making deals with notorious gangs in exchange for support in the upcoming elections. Officials have denied that such closed-door communications occurred, though the press insists that the story is true. […]

Deadly Clashes Break Out Over Armenia And Azerbaijan’s Borders

A deadly clash has broken out along the oil-rich border of Armenia and Azerbaijan. The skirmish has claimed the lives of both military personnel as well as civilians. According to Reuters, at least a dozen people have been killed in the fighting. The area sits along the Nagorno-Karabakh border, which is internationally recognized as part […]

Mexican Authorities Are Close To Solving The Disappearance Of 43 College Students

Police in Mexico appear to be close to solving a six-year-old case in which 43 college students went missing and are believed to have been killed. According to Reuters, law enforcement authorities recently issued “dozens” of arrest warrants relating to the crime. The head of the investigation said that those targeted by the authorities include […]

Russian Government Officials Might Be Behind A Global Cocaine Ring

Russian embassy officials may have been involved in a massive cocaine operation, in a crime that appears to be more akin to a John le Carré novel than real life. But despite the fantastic story, The Daily Beast reported that the accusations have some serious merit behind them. Chief among them is a massive drug […]

Iran’s Enriched Uranium Stockpile Is 10 Times Over Mandated Limit, Warns UN Nuclear Watchdog

A nuclear watchdog employed by the U.N. has warned in a report released on Friday that Iran’s stockpiles of enriched uranium are more than 10 times the limit that had been mandated in the 2015 International Treaty. According to the Associated Press, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) claimed Iran has a total of 2,105.4 […]

Kim Jong Un Is ‘In A Coma,’ Claims South Korean Diplomat

According to a South Korean diplomat, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is in a coma. On Sunday, as The Mirror reported, Chang Song-min, a former aide to South Korea’s late president Kim Dae-jung, told the press that the authoritarian ruler is still alive but that his sister, Kim Yo Jong, is taking over. “I […]

Beirut Explosion Leaves Over 100 Dead & 4,000 Injured, Blast May Have Been Caused By A Welder

More than 100 people died and 4,000 were injured in the devastating explosion that ripped through the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Tuesday, the Daily Mail reported. A further 300,000 citizens were left homeless by the catastrophe, as hospitals struggled to cope. According to the report, the blast that ripped through the city’s port area […]

China Allegedly Ordered Deadly Border Attack To ‘Teach India A Lesson’

United States intelligence reports have suggested that China authorized a strike on Indian troops located in the disputed Himalayan border region between their two nations. However, Chinese officials are disputing these reports. According to The Hindustan Times, U.S. intelligence has claimed that General Zhao Zongqi, head of the Western Theater Command, purportedly approved the strike […]

China Accuses India Of ‘Deliberate Provocation’ After Deadly Border Clash, India Hits Back At Claims

China has accused India of “deliberate provocation” following a border skirmish that left 20 Indian soldiers dead. The statement comes as relations between the two Asian nations continue to deteriorate amid several border disputes. According to the BBC, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lijian Zhao accused the nuclear rival of a “deliberate provocation” by crossing a […]

The Former Premier Of Malaysia Says That A Trump Re-Election Would Spell ‘Disaster’

Former Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad has claimed that the re-election of President Donald Trump in November would be a “disaster.” His reason for the declaration largely centered around the relationship between the U.S. and China, which he said has devolved into “belligerence” due to President Trump’s policies. Mahathir, who has served as both […]

China Mobilizes Thousands Of Troops To Be Just ‘Hours’ From The Indian Border Despite Peace Talks

China has mobilized thousands of paratroopers to areas close to its border with India in what the Middle Kingdom is calling a “military drill.” The move comes amidst serious tensions over that past few months, despite reports of successful peace talks between the two nations over the weekend. According to The South China Morning Post, […]

Russian President Vladimir Putin Declares State of Emergency After Enormous Fuel Spill In Arctic Circle

Russian president Vladimir Putin declared a state of emergency after a huge fuel spill swamped a river in the Arctic Circle, The Guardian has reported. The oil spill occurred on Friday, May 29, in Norilsk and was caused by the collapse of a fuel reservoir at a power plant. The owner of the plant, Nornickel, […]

Donald Trump Postpones G7 Summit, Seeks Expansion

President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he will postpone the Group of Seven (G7) summit until September, The Hill reported. The annual meeting was scheduled to take place in the U.S. this year, but the coronavirus pandemic upended those plans. In March, the White House said that the meeting would be hosted virtually, via […]

India & China Move Troops To Their Shared Border As Tensions Between The Two Countries Rise

Both India and China have moved troops to their shared Himalayan border after skirmishes between their two armies have heightened tensions between the rival nations. A number of attacks earlier this May left hundreds of soldiers injured and offers the worrying possibility that the two Asian powerhouses might escalate their offensives. According to The Guardian, […]

Former Australian Prime Minister Slams Donald Trump’s Coronavirus Leadership: ‘The World Watched In Horror’

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd slammed President Donald Trump in an opinion piece in Foreign Affairs on Wednesday, arguing that the world has “watched in horror” at his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Rudd says that Trump’s handling of the crisis has been “chaotic” and has damaged the reputation of the U.S. around the […]

New Pictures Of Kim Jong Un Show A New Needle Mark On His Wrist

Recently released pictures of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un show a new needle mark on his wrist, suggesting that the chairman has recently undergone a surgical procedure. Kim’s appearance comes after rumors of his poor health had run rampant in the media, with many reports claiming that he was either in a vegetative state […]

Kim Jong Un Reportedly Dead, North Korea’s Leader Said To Have Died Following ‘Botched’ Heart Surgery

Kim Jong Un is reportedly dead. The Supreme Leader of North Korea has passed away, per a story from TMZ, based on information sourced from Weibo (Editor’s note: TMZ has updated its story to reflect that the outlet has not confirmed the reports of Kim’s passing). Kim has led the nation, known officially as the […]

Kim Jong Un Is Reportedly In A ‘Vegetative State’ After Botched Emergency Heart Surgery

Japanese media company Shukan Gendai is reporting that Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea, is seriously ill after undergoing emergency heart surgery. As was previously reported by The Inquisitr, a team of doctors from China had allegedly been dispatched to the DPRK following uneven reports regarding the 36-year-old’s health. Now, Shukan Gendai is […]

If Kim Jong Un Dies, Who Takes Over? Here’s What We Know

On Monday evening, reports began circulating that Kim Jong Un, the Supreme Leader of North Korea, was gravely ill. The news escalated Saturday, April 25 with reports that Kim is dead or at least in a vegetative state, according to The Inquisitr. Experts have suggested that, despite the fact that Kim Jong Un is overweight […]

Kim Jong Un’s Health Is In ‘Grave Danger’ Following Cardiovascular Surgery, Report Claims

Kim Jong Un is in “grave danger” following surgery that has kept him from attending a key event, sparking speculation about his health, a new report claims. CNN senior reporter Jim Sciutto tweeted on Monday that the United States is following the situation closely as the North Korean leader’s health is said to be in […]

China May Have Conducted Nuclear Test Blasts, Says US State Department

The State Department of the United States released a report on Wednesday that suggested China may have secretly conducted a series of low-level nuclear test explosions. If true, the tests would be in direct violation of an international pact that prohibits the practice. It would also likely add to the increasing tension between China and […]

Julian Assange Secretly Fathered Two Children With His Lawyer While Holed Up In Ecuadorian Embassy

Julian Assange secretly fathered two children with his lawyer while he was holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, then he reportedly went to great lengths to keep the public from finding out. The South African-born lawyer who worked with the WikiLeaks founder during his time in isolation in London, 37-year-old Stella Morris, has […]

Vladimir Putin Is Pushing A New Law That Could Help Him Be President For Life

Russian President Vladimir Putin recently endorsed a new proposal to reset the nation’s constitutional term-limit, sounding off alarm bells in the international community that he might be preparing to remain president for at least the next 16 years, if not for life. According to The New York Times, the proposal passed through the lower house […]

Eastern European Countries Attempt To Boost Birthrate With Monetary Incentives

Hungary and Poland have joined the list of countries that pay their citizens to have more babies, reported The Guardian. Falling birthrates have led to projections of shrinking populations, which has several countries asking whether people will accept payment for having children. In Hungary, IVF clinics are nationalized, couples receive generous loans for agreeing to […]

Major Companies Like Apple & Nike Are Using Forced Labor, Alleges New Report

A withering new report has slammed numerous companies, including technology behemoth Apple and sportswear company Nike, for using forced labor to manufacture their products. Many workers who were reportedly coerced to work against their will were members of the Muslim Uighur minority in northwestern China. The report was written by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, […]

The U.K.’s New, Post-Brexit Immigration Rules To Shut Out Low-Skilled Workers

In the aftermath of Brexit, the United Kingdom has announced a new immigration policy designed to stem the influx of low-skilled migrants. By introducing a points-based system much like the one used in Australia and Canada, the U.K. hopes to attract more young, highly educated workers to its shores by lifting the cap on visas […]

U.S. Accuses Russia Of Causing South American Unrest, As Riots Sweep Through The Continent

The U.S. is accusing the Russian Federation for the increase of riots that have been sweeping through South America. According to The New York Times, the State Department found that a high number of tweets inciting protests came from Twitter accounts based in Moscow. The findings come after Russia has been accused of trying to […]

Japanese Billionaire Gives Away $9 Million To His Twitter Followers As A ‘Social Experiment’

Japanese fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa recently announced that he has decided to give away $9 million to his Twitter followers, reports Reuters. Maezawa claimed that his decision was part of a “social experiment” to see if the extra money will help boost the happiness of recipients. However, those who hope to follow the Japanese billionaire […]

U.S. Officials Had Advance Warning Of Iran’s Missile Attack, Report Claims

The United States military knew in advance that Iran was launching a missile attack against military bases in Iraq, a new report claims. This week, Iran launched a series of missiles that struck bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq, causing damage but leaving no casualties among either American or allied forces. As USA Today reported, […]

Navy SEAL Who Claims He Shot Osama Bin Laden Taunts Iran In Tweet, Dares Country To Attack A U.S. Destroyer

As President Donald Trump and his administration face a mix of backlash and praise for the surprise U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani on Thursday night, former Navy SEAL Rob O’Neill taunted Iran in a tweet, daring them to attack a U.S. Navy warship as an act of retaliation. According to The […]

NATO Suspends Training Of Iraqi Forces Amid Fears Of Regional Fallout From Gen. Qassem Soleimani’s Death

On the heels of the aftermath of the killing of Iran’s Major General Qassem Soleimani’s death by way of U.S. drone strike, NATO announced on Saturday that they would be temporarily halting a training program for Iraqi forces, citing growing safety concerns in the region. According to Reuters, acting NATO spokesman Dylan White said that […]

China Replaces Its Top Hong Kong Official With An ‘Enforcer’

Protestors in Hong Kong are bracing for trouble after China replaced its top official in Hong Kong with someone The New York Times deemed an “enforcer.” The previous top representative, Wang Zhimin, served as the head of the Central Liaison Office since 2017 and is the first official to have lost his job over increasing […]

World War 3 Fears Spark After U.S. Attack Against Iran, Experts Warn ‘Regional War’ Could Break Out

Fears of a World War 3 have been sparked after the United States launched an attack that killed a top Iranian military leader, with experts warning that the strike could spark a region-wide war with Iran and its allies. Late on Thursday, the Pentagon confirmed that President Donald Trump authorized a military strike at the […]

Iran’s Leader Blasts Donald Trump, ‘Strongly’ Condemns U.S. Airstrikes On Iranian-Backed Militia Sites

Iran’s supreme leader on Wednesday expressed his disapproval of a recent series of U.S. airstrikes on various Iranian-backed militia group targets in Iraq that led to the deaths of dozens of their fighters. According to The Hill, it was reported by Iranian state television that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei spoke out against the attacks, which were […]

Hours Before Pope Francis Called Mistreatment Of Women ‘Profane,’ He Slapped A Woman’s Hand And Yelled At Her

Just hours before his traditional New Year’s Day homily at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, in which he condemned “every form of violence” against women, Pope Francis was purportedly caught on video slapping the hand of a woman in St. Peter’s Square and shouting at her. The incident reportedly occurred as the pope was […]