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  • Detainees released from Insein Prison celebrate with the crowd in Yangon on October 19, 2021, as authorities released thousands of people jailed for protesting against a February coup that ousted the civilian government.

    Burmese Generals Seek Further Representation, Cooperation From ASEAN and UN, While UN Claims Burma Nears “Failed State” Status

    It has now been 257 days since the military declared a “one-year-long state of emergency,” seizing power in Burma, also known as Myanmar. Burma’s UN envoy says the nation is now threatened with a “failed state” status. Meanwhile, Aung San Suu Kyi’s UN ambassador has been…

  • Image has been reviewed by the U.S. Military prior to transmission.) An MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) flies by during a training mission at Creech Air Force Base on November 17, 2015 in Indian Springs, Nevada. The Pentagon has plans to expand combat air patrols flights by remotely piloted aircraft by as much as 50 percent over the next few years to meet an increased need for surveillance, reconnaissance and lethal airstrikes in more areas around the world.

    US Drone Strike Kills “Senior al-Qaeda Leader”

    In a second US attack on al-Qaeda leadership in approximately one month, a drone strike near Suluk, Syria has killed Abdul Hamid al-Matar, a man described as “a senior al-Qaeda leader”. He was killed by an MQ-9 Reaper drone, according to Army Maj. John Rigsbee, who…

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    ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Parody Spurs Chart-Topping Hip Hop Song, Talk of TikTok Ban

    A media gaffe spurred a chart topping hip hop song, a potential TikTok ban, merchandise, and global participation in public chants of political dissent. The meme “Let’s Go Brandon” is a serious parody on someone, and his name is not Brandon. Hip hop artist Loza Alexander, known for his agile…

  • Heavily Vaccinated Sri Lanka Reopens to Ease Economic Shortfall

    Sri Lanka lifted its COVID-19 lockdown on Oct. 1 even as, according to officials and traders, more than 800 containers carrying essential items were held up in the country’s main port due to a lack of U.S. dollars for purchasing them. A shortage of essential items…

  • TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 29: Japanese outgoing Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (L) receives a bouquet of flowers from former foreign Minister Fumio Kishida after Kishida was announced the winner of the Liberal Democrat Party leadership election on September 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

    Suga Departing: Abe’s ‘Right Hand Man’ Leaves Japanese PM Office After One Year

    When Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced in September that he would be stepping down, the Japan Times indicated that his was a bombshell decision, reporting that the Japanese business community was “stunned”. The PM has been in office for only one year and had initial polls in his favor…

  • TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 28: Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks during a press conference at the Prime Minister's official residence on September 28, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Mr Suga announced that the coronavirus state of emergency will end on Thursday, September 30.

    Suga lifts COVID-19 State of Emergency

    Noting that COVID-19 infections have significantly declined from their peak, the Japanese government will end the state of emergency covering Tokyo, Osaka, and 17 other prefectures today, September 30. The restrictions have been in effect in some form for more than half a year. The government…

  • Border Security Force Recruits Graduation Ceremony SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA - Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers stand in formation during their induction parade on November 16, 2013 in Humhama, on the outskirts of Srinagar. In 2013, India had already close to a million soldiers posted in Jammu and Kashmir, making the disputed Himalayan region one of the most militarized zone in the world

    House of Commons MP: After Afghanistan’s Fall, Only the Indian Military Prevents Taliban Occupation of Jammu and Kashmir

    In remarks put forth by a UK Parliamentarian on the floor of the House of Commons, the Indian region of Jammu and Kashmir hangs in the balance now that the Taliban has control of Afghanistan. Since the mid-twentieth century, India, Pakistan, and China have vied for control of this disputed…

  • ZOJILA, KASHMIR, INDIA - SEPTEMBER 28, 2021: Indian paramilitary trooper stands guard near the Zojila tunnel construction, which will connect Kashmir with Ladakh in Baltal 100 km east of Srinagar, reducing travel time from 3 hours to about 15 minutes.

    India Continues to Repel China’s Rhetoric on Border Violations

    Last years’ border dispute with India continues in diplomatic circles and reflects China’s continuing attempts to gain advantages over its neighboring country, even as India is placed under increasing pressure in the same Jammu and Kashmir region due to Taliban control of Afghanistan.  According to the…

  • Rod-shaped Gram-negative Salmonella infantis bacteria revealed in the scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image, 2005.

    Salmonella Outbreak of ‘Unknown Origin’: CDC Investigating ‘Takeout Cups’ Bearing ‘Lime, Cilantro, and Onions’

    The CDC has potentially identified the source of a salmonella outbreak, which is still of “unknown origin” as the CDC continues to track the spread of the bacteria. While still not officially confirmed, the bacteria was discovered in a “takeout condiment cup”, which included cilantro, limes,…

  • Almost 3 Tons of Heroin From Afghanistan Discovered at Indian Border Port

    $2.7 billion worth of heroin from Afghanistan was seized by Indian officials on its way to the international trade hub of Delhi on Monday, September 20. The deadly drug was discovered in containers marked ‘talc’ and was being transported across the border…

  • After Fall of Afghanistan, Indonesia on Guard for al-Qaeda-linked Activity, Arrests Key Leader

    According to Indonesia’s National Intelligence Agency spokesman Wawan Hari Purwanto, following the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, Indonesian officials have stepped up their counter-terrorism efforts “particularly toward terrorist groups that have links to the Taliban’s ideology and networks.” A suspect once jailed for harboring the perpetrator…

  • Texas on Alert as Hurricane Nicholas Approaches, Louisiana Prepares for Flash Floods

    A flash flood warning was issued as Hurricane Nicholas became a category 1 hurricane as of Monday night. The storm is heading for the same Texas coastal region that was hit hard by Harvey four years ago. Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent a tweet on Sunday evening, asking Texans…