Hassan Rouhani is a shrewd politician, and he has spotted the opportunity to harness the recent discontent for his cause. The recent unrest in Iran is yet another illustration that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and his agents of oppression, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its subsidiary Basij force, haveRead More →

There is no evidence that the reopening of talks between North and South Korea was a direct result of American coercion toward Pyongyang. Despite his jabbing of metropolitan elitists, US President Donald Trump has cultivated praise from some over his handling of North Korea. Ban Ki-moon, the former UN secretary-general, applaudedRead More →

Tonkinphotography/Shutterstock.com Alex Chapman, University of Southampton and Van Pham Dang Tri, Can Tho University The Vietnamese Mekong Delta is one of Earth’s most agriculturally productive regions and is of global importance for its exports of rice, shrimp, and fruit. The 18m inhabitants of this low-lying river delta are also someRead More →

The South African human rights and Palestine solidarity organisation, BDS South Africa, a registered NGO and Public Benefit Organization (PBO), is among 20 international groups that have been added to a “blacklist” by the Israeli government’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs, headed by Gilad Erdan. According to Erdan, who’s department isRead More →

A blunder that caused more than a million people in Hawaii to fear that they were about to be struck by a nuclear missile fed skepticism Sunday about the government’s ability to keep them informed in a real emergency. Residents and tourists alike remained rattled a day after the mistaken alertRead More →

The mezzanine floor at the Indonesian stock exchange facility collapsed when dozens of people were there. The local police say that the incident was not a terror attack. Indonesia’s National police spokesman Setyo Wasisto said that at least 75 people sustained injuries in the incident, while no deaths were reported. Posts containingRead More →

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called on the international community to unite against North Korea’s nuclear program, and to maintain diplomatic pressure on the country. “North Korea’s illegal nuclear weapons programme is a threat to regional and global stability. The international community must be united in its approach. Sanctions are biting but weRead More →