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China Prepares to Take Leading Role in Afghanistan

Chinese state media on Wednesday anticipated greater influence for Beijing in Afghanistan after U.S. and NATO withdrawal, suggesting China’s firm hand could restore order to bloody chaos after the “failure” of America’s twenty-year intervention.

TOPSHOT - Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers stand to attention during a ceremony at the military base in Herat on July 3, 2016. Around 1000 soldiers trained for 10 weeks during the ANA training progam, after which they are sent on assignments throughout the restive country. / AFP / AREF …

U.N. Addresses China Genocide, Triggering Outrage from Beijing

China’s state-run Global Times on Thursday accused the U.S. of “usurping the U.N.’s name” by participating in a virtual U.N. event on Wednesday designed to encourage the U.N. to act on Beijing’s alleged human rights abuses against Muslim Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in China’s western Xinjiang region.

Uyghurs and other members of the faithful pray during services at the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in western China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, as seen during a government organized visit for foreign journalists, Monday, April 19, 2021. Under the weight of official policies, the future of Islam appears precarious …

Iraqi Kurds Warn: ‘ISIS Is Now a Force’

Islamic State terrorists in Iraq have regrouped and are “now a force” once again threatening to gain control of significant territories in the country, a commander of the Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga warned on Wednesday.

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have been fighting Islamic State in northern Iraq

Migrant Boy Collapses from Heat After Arizona Border Crossing

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents saved the life of an 11-year-old boy after he collapsed in the desert on the morning of May 11. The boy was with a group of five migrants who illegally crossed the border near the Tinajas Atlas Mountains southeast of Yuma, Arizona.

Welton Border Patrol Station agents rescued an 11-year-old migrant child after he collapsed in the Arizona desert. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Yuma Sector)

Scientists Question ‘Very Peculiar’ Data on Russia’s Coronavirus Vaccine

A group of scientists from the United States, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and even from Russia wrote a stern letter to top medical journal The Lancet on Thursday blasting the developers of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine for “data discrepancies,” “problematic” information, “numerical inconsistencies,” and “substandard reporting” of results from clinical trials.

A nurse prepares to administer the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine at a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination centre in Hyde on December 17, 2020 in Manchester, England. The coronavirus drive-through vaccine centre is believed to be the first in the world. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

U. of Michigan Student Government Accuses Israel of ‘Ethnic Cleansing’

The University of Michigan’s student government issued a statement this week accusing Israel of “ethnic cleansing” in reaction to the country’s response to Palestinian terrorists launching dozens of rockets at Israel from Gaza. According to the public university’s student government, “This is not a ‘conflict,’ but emblematic of Israeli settler-colonialism, ethnic cleansing, and apartheid.”

An Egyptian shouts anti-Israeli slogans in front of banners with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) logo during the launch of the Egyptian campaign that urges boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel and Israeli-made goods, at the Egyptian Journalists’ Syndicate in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, April 20, 2015. BDS is a …