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China, Russia outpace terrorism as greatest threat to US, says Pentagon

The US Defense Department on Friday unveiled a new "national defense strategy" that portrays China and Russia as the largest threats to US interests,...

In Xi we trust – Is China cracking down on Christianity?

Last week, authorities in China's northern Shanxi province demolished a massive evangelical church using bulldozers and dynamite. The Jindengtai ("Golden Lampstand") mega-church, which reportedly...

Only threats in Trump’s China policy?

During the election campaign, Donald Trump denounced China as an unfair trading partner, accusing the country of currency manipulation and "the GREATEST JOBS THEFT...

An isolated Israel seeks closer friendship with India

It is no secret that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu share a good working relationship and mutual admiration....

China detains prominent human rights lawyer and Xi Jinping critic

Chinese human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng was detained by authorities, including a SWAT team, on Friday morning as he left his Beijing apartment to...

Ahead of elections, Pakistan heads toward more political chaos

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and former President Asif Ali Zardari are bitter political enemies. Khan accuses the co-chairman of the liberal Pakistan People's Party (PPP) of being...

Why are Indian authorities failing to protect women?

Over the past five days, multiple assaults on women and girls have been reported from five towns in India's northern state of Haryana. The crude...

Japan, Australia eye deeper defense alliance

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull embarked on a one-day trip to Japan on Thursday and held talks with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and other...

‘Submit or suffer’ – Rappler shutdown worries Philippine media

First Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte went after drug users and petty criminals, and after that, legislators and critics who dared oppose him. Now activists...

Why there is no purple in national flags?

There are 196 countries in the world today, which means there are 196 kinds of national flags. However, none of them have color purple....