UK condemns 16 Iranian missile launches in violation of UN resolution

Middle East 12/25/21, 16:11

The UK Foreign Office condemned the firing of 16 missiles by Iran during five days of military exercises, as they pose a "threat to regional and international security." "The launch is a clear breach of UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which requires that Iran not undertake any activity related to ballistic ...

China sharply reduced investment in Africa amid debt trap criticism

Africa 12/12/21, 15:16

After more than a decade, the CCP's financial commitments to Africa were cut for the first time. At the triennial Forum on China-Africa Cooperation being held in Senegal, Chinese president Xi Jinping promised African nations US$40 billion of investments. This is 30% down from the $60 billion offered in 2018. Assistant professor ...

Israel makes ‘Revolution in War’ with new ‘invisible’ weapon

Middle East 11/30/21, 03:38

Israel has achieved a "Revolution in War" with a new "invisible" weapon in its defense arsenal. The new weapon is part of the Scorpius electromagnetic warfare suite, which is reportedly capable of thwarting an enemy's electronic capabilities. This weapon may harm airplanes, drones, and missiles despite its "soft-protected" status. This is because ...

World’s oldest jewelry made from shell beads unearthed in Morocco

Africa 11/28/21, 15:24

Some of the world's oldest personal ornaments have been discovered in North Africa. Archaeologists have unearthed 33 shell seeds dating between 142,000 and 150,000 years old in southeastern Morocco's Bizmoune cave. Each bead measures about half-an-inch long and was crafted from sea snail shells. Each sphere has drilled holes in the center, ...

South African scientists detect new virus variant

News 11/26/21, 02:55

South African Health Minister Joe Phaahla stated Thursday that a new coronavirus strain had been discovered. Scientists are concerned about its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, South Africa's most populous region. "Over the last four or five days, there has been more of an ...

Half-eaten shark keeps hunting for new prey

Inspired Stories 11/25/21, 15:34

A marine predator refused to give up on the hunt despite losing about half of its body mass. A shark brushed off severe injuries from being half-eaten, and continued to search for food. The oceanic blacktip was recently trapped and brutally bitten multiple times by bull sharks that each weighed 300 to ...

41 countries banned at least one religious group says report

Middle East 11/21/21, 19:54

About one-fifth of the world's governments limited freedom of belief for at least one spiritual group, a study found on Nov. 15. The Washington-based Pew Research Center found 41 countries banned at least one religious organization during 2019. This includes social movements, political groups linked to religion, and even entire faiths. The ...

Biden’s Build Back Better World eyes at least 10 projects

South America 11/09/21, 15:50

Joe Biden proposed to invest in a handful of global infrastructure projects as part of a program that rivals communist China's foreign influence on Nov. 8. A senior White House official confirmed U.S. representatives recently visited Ghana and Senegal to inspect infrastructure projects. They shortlisted at least 10 prospects for the ...

Angola in a struggle to shake off its economic dependence on China

Politics 11/09/21, 04:11

Challenges lie ahead for Angola to reform its oil-driven economy away from China's influence. After years of economic struggle, Angola President João Lourenço announced that he would divorce the country from dependency on its biggest lender, China. Yet, Angola will still have to rely on China to execute the plan during the ...