Category Archives: international news

Saudi Arabia and two other nations tell their citizens to leave Lebanon

The Saudi Gazette has the details. The travel warning also called for Saudi nationals not to travel to Lebanon from any point of origin. Due to the situations in the Republic of Lebanon, an official source at the Ministry of … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia casts an eye on south Asia

The Diplomat examines the political — and economic — reasons Saudi leaders are interested in playing footsie with some nations in south Asia. Saudi Arabia has long seen itself as the leader of the Islamic world, but since the ascendance … Continue reading

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China asks: Is India promoting more serious culture?

The New York Times explores how India and China — recently at each other’s throats because of Bhutan — are now staring at each other uneasily because of culture. While China’s film industry has long sought both to emulate and … Continue reading

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Russian politicians hacked off…with British filmmakers

As RFE/RL reports, a group of politicians in Russia is not at all happy with mocking the death of Josef Stalin. And when British filmmakers want to do it, well… Adapted from a French graphic novel and directed by Scottish-born … Continue reading

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China, to Trump: We’ve thrown you under the bus (or have we?)

Donald Trump consistently has argued that China needed to be a partner in reining in North Korea from conducting more missile tests. The Chinese have provided the president an answer. As the Guardian reports, The United States must stop threatening … Continue reading

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Vladimir Putin. A man of peace?

Is it possible that the West has misunderstood Russian president Vladimir Putin all along? (Snicker.) Is he really a man of peace? (Snort.) As the Globe and Mail reports, In U.S. policy circles, the answer is obvious. He is, once … Continue reading

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As you watch the horror unfolding in Houston, there’s a worse disaster taking place in…

            …Bangladesh, India and Nepal. As the Independent notes, At least 1,200 people have been killed and millions have been left homeless following devastating floods that have hit India, Bangladesh and Nepal, in one of the … Continue reading

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