POLITICS

Sweden has banned Israeli travelers due to the country's high rate of COVID-19 infections.
After Portugal, Israeli Travelers Now Banned in Sweden Despite High Vaccination Rate
Sweden has announced a ban on travelers from Israel, despite the fact that the Middle East nation is one of the world’s most vaccinated countries. As of Sep. 5, 68.44 percent of Israel’s population has...
While the Taliban says it has taken over Panjshir valley, the claim has been rejected by the National Resistance Front.
Taliban Claim Panjshir Valley, Resistance Denies Victory, Celebratory Kabul Gunfire Takes 17 Lives
At least 17 people were reportedly killed in Kabul due to celebratory gunfire by the Taliban. Reports emerged that the Taliban had defeated the National Resistance Front (NRF) in Panjshir Valley. 41 individuals, including children,...
A recent survey revealed increasing support for U.S. military intervention to protect Taiwan’s sovereignty against China.
Survey: Americans Support Aiding Taiwan Against a Mainland Chinese Invasion
A new survey suggests that a majority of Americans favor U.S. troops defending Taiwan in a scenario where the communist People's Republic of China (PRC) invades the democratic island. The survey, published on Aug. 25,...
An Afghan man rides his bike outside the entrance to the Chinese embassy in Kabul on June 10, 2004.
China-Taliban Relations More A Problem than an Opportunity: Eurasia Group President
Following China’s opportunistic moves on Afghanistan, Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer stressed the negative consequences the U.S. withdrawal from the country could bring to Beijing's plans. China and the Taliban As Afghanistan falls back into...
The Taliban reportedly wants China to invest in Afghanistan's infrastructure.
‘Afghanistan’s Trustworthy Friend,’ Taliban Courting China for Infrastructure Investments and Trade
The Taliban and China have been intensely courting each other publicly in recent weeks, with representatives from both sides declaring that they look forward to cooperating on various issues. In an interview with the Italian...
An FBI building in Miami, Florida on June 23, 2006.
Child Sex-Crime FBI Investigator Charged for Sex Crimes Against Children
An FBI agent tasked with investigating sex crimes against children is now facing charges for allegedly committing sex crimes on children. The case has spanned several states, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office reports. Twisted irony...
The new Mu COVID-19 variant has shown potential of bypassing vaccine-elicited immunity.
WHO Monitoring New ‘Mu’ COVID-19 Variant, Could Be Vaccine-Resistant
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently classified the B.1.621 strain of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), also known as Mu, as a Variant of Interest (VOI). The variant, first identified in Colombia in Jan. 2021, is...
Apple is facing a lawsuit for recording people's conversations without them knowing.
Recording User Conservation Without Consent, Apple and Google Facing Lawsuits
Big tech firms Apple and Google are facing lawsuits due to reports of their voice assistants violating user privacy. Assistants record voices when users spell out certain keywords. Sometimes, the voice assistants accidentally record conversations...
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is sworn in to testify before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on May 13, 2021 in Washington, DC.
50,000 Afghans Allowed Entry Into the United States As Americans Remain Stranded in Afghanistan
Alejandro Mayorkas, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary, has stated that at least 50,000 Afghan nationals who evacuated following the Taliban takeover would be admitted into the United States. He did not say exactly how...