October 21, 2020

Geopolitics

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President sees other states following UAE’s lead with Israel
U.S. President Donald Trump said he expects Saudi Arabia will join the deal brokered by the Trump administration last week in which Israel and the United Arab Emirates agreed to normalize diplomatic ties. Read More.
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Hizbullah member guilty in 2005 murder of Lebanon’s Hariri
A UN-backed tribunal found a member of the Iran-backed Hizbullah terrorist organization guilty of the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Read More.
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Protesters in Belarus aren't buying election results
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has instructed the Interior Ministry to prevent unrest in the country and tighten border controls to keep purported foreign influences from fomenting instability in the face of an 11th day of street protests and strikes over a controversial presidential election. Read More.
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Obama got the Nobel Peace Prize? Is Kushner more deserving?
According to the Nobel Prize Committee, it takes “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples” to qualify for Nobel Peace Prize. Read More.
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DHS: ISIS is among gangs using Covid to run PPE scams
As the demand for PPE surged over the summer and shortages plagued supply lines, international law enforcement agencies and industries alike warned that criminal gangs were exploiting the desperate need for personal protection equipment. Read More.
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Demonstrators in Seoul against leftist government arrested
Tens of thousands of demonstrators defied a government ban of large rallies on "Independence Day", Aug. 15. The ban had been imposed ostensibly due to coronavirus. But the Seoul Administrative Court placed an injunction on the ban. Read More.
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Mass conservative protests in Seoul defy coronavirus ban
The City of Seoul, citing coronavirus concerns, banned a group of conservative activist organizations from holding a large anti-government protest, a report said. Read More.
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Trump brokers deal for normalized Israel-UAE relations
U.S. President Donald Trump brokered a historic peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates that will lead to a full normalization of diplomatic relations between the two Middle Eastern nations, the White House announced on Thursday. Read More.
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U.S. designates China's Confucius Institutes as foreign missions
The U.S. State Department on Thursday designated China’s Confucius Institutes a foreign mission of Beijing, charging that the institutes which are present at hundreds of U.S. colleges and classrooms are Chinese-funded propaganda efforts. Read More.
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U.S. cabinet secretary makes waves with Taipei visit
One hour before the highest ranking United States official to visit Taiwan since the end of formal diplomatic relations in 1979, Health and Human Resources (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar on Aug. 10 met with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) J-11 and J-10 fighters crossed the sensitive “mid-line” of the Taiwan Strait in a deliberate provocation. Read More.
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Arrest of Hong Kong publisher confirms 'dark new phase'
Jimmy Lai, founder of the Apple Daily, Hong Kong's popular pro-democracy newspaper, has been released on bail after being arrested Monday on suspicion of collusion under the Chinese Communist Party's new national security law, reports say. Read More.
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Behind Black Lives Matter: ‘Tides Nexus’ and taxpayer funds
While the establishment media portrays the often-violent Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests as part of a grassroots, decentralized racial justice movement, the facts — and money trail — show otherwise. BLM is actually part of “the $636 million far left ‘dark money’ web known as the Tides Nexus.” Read More.
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Australian: Biden's 'shoulder massages' won't sway China
Australia needs U.S. President Donald Trump's continued leadership when it comes to confronting China, an Australian legislator said. Read More.
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President Trump warns: Rogue states favor Biden
U.S. President Donald Trump says his administration will watch closely for possible interference in the November presidential election by Russia, China, and Iran. Read More.
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Pro-Iran terror group under suspicion after Beirut disaster
The massive explosion that devastated Beirut on Aug. 4 left at least 150 people dead, about 5,000 injured and more than 350,000 homeless. Read More.

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