The world’s other refugee crisis is about to begin, again

The world’s other refugee crisis is about to begin, again

BANGKOK, Thailand — Southeast Asia is bracing for a new “sailing season.” It’s a benign-sounding expression for one of the region’s most perilous annual events. Starting late in the year, when monsoons recede and seas grow calmer, tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar make a grim decision. They choose to sail eastward on […]

Germans stock up on weapons for self-defense

Germans stock up on weapons for self-defense

By Soeren Kern / Gatestone Institute Germans, facing an influx of more than one million asylum seekers from Africa, Asia and the Middle East, are rushing to arm themselves. All across Germany, a country with some of the most stringent gun-control laws in Europe, demand is skyrocketing for non-lethal self-defense weapons, including pepper sprays, gas […]

China tests new ICBM from railroad car

China tests new ICBM from railroad car

By Bill Gertz / Washington Free Beacon U.S. intelligence agencies recently monitored a Chinese test of a new rail car-based long-range missile capable of hitting targets throughout the United States. The canister ejection test of a DF-41 missile from a rail-mobile launcher was detected on Dec. 5 in western China, said defense officials familiar with […]

Iran taking over Latin America

Iran taking over Latin America

By Joseph Humire / Gatestone Institute During the last couple months, Iran and Saudi Arabia have been playing a political tug of war over Latin America. On November 10, 2015, Iran’s deputy foreign minister held a private meeting with ambassadors from nine Latin American countries to reaffirm the Islamic Republic’s desire to “enhance and deepen […]

Latin America’s economic drama

Latin America’s economic drama

Latin America’s exports fell for the third year in a row in 2015, drawing new attention to a problem that explains much of the region’s economic problems: lack of export diversification. This year, exports from the region fell by 14 percent, mainly because of the steep decline in commodity prices, according to a new report […]

Russia fighting Syrian war from space

Russia fighting Syrian war from space

By Daniel Wiser / Washington Free Beacon Russia is employing a significant portion of its space assets to gather intelligence and conduct airstrikes in Syria, underscoring Moscow’s reliance on the military use of spacecraft, according to reports. Valery Gerasimov, chief of the general staff for Russia’s military, said last month that Moscow is directing 10 […]

Sweden: Shambles in asylum heaven

Sweden: Shambles in asylum heaven

By Ingrid Carlqvist / Gatestone Institute In spite of the supposedly tighter asylum rules announced November 24, chaos rules in Sweden. So far, in 2015, 150,000 asylum seekers have been registered; but as there is nowhere to house them, people are sleeping in tents, on cardboard boxes in exhibition halls, and even on the street. […]

Le Pen fizzles in second round

Le Pen fizzles in second round

Best French election recap I’ve seen. – EF By Mike “Mish” Shedlock French exit polls show Marine Le Pen’s National Front Behind in Local Elections, so much so that Le Pen may not even win her own region. I had expected she would win 2-4 French regions in the second round of voting. It appears […]

Obama administration moves to restore funding for anti-Israel U.N. organization

Obama administration moves to restore funding for anti-Israel U.N. organization

By Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon The Obama administration is waging a quiet effort on Capitol Hill to restore U.S. taxpayer funding for a United Nations organization that has long been accused of having an anti-Israel bias, according to State Department funding requests obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The State Department earlier this […]

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