Frances Martel

Frances Martel

Articles by Frances Martel

Iraqi Kurds Warn: ‘ISIS Is Now a Force’

Islamic State terrorists in Iraq have regrouped and are “now a force” once again threatening to gain control of significant territories in the country, a commander of the Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga warned on Wednesday.

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have been fighting Islamic State in northern Iraq

Biden Admin Urges Afghanistan to Cooperate with Taliban

U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price encouraged the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban to “engage in serious negotiations” to bring peace to Afghanistan on Tuesday, urging them to work together against the Islamic State the day before.

US State Department spokesman Ned Price speaks during a news conference at the State Department on February 23, 2021, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Manuel Balce Ceneta / POOL / AFP) (Photo by MANUEL BALCE CENETA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

North Korea Tells W.H.O. It Has Zero Coronavirus Cases

North Korea reaffirmed its highly questioned claim Tuesday that it has not identified a single confirmed case of Chinese coronavirus within its borders in a report to the World Health Organization (W.H.O.).

In this image made from video broadcasted by North Korea's KRT, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivers a speech during a ceremony to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the country’s ruling party in Pyongyang Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Kim warned Saturday that his country would “fully mobilize” its nuclear …

China Claims Special Soup Cuts Coronavirus Death Rate in Half

The People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the Communist Party of China, claimed on Tuesday that “Qingfei paidu soup,” a type of soup used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), can reduce the chances of death for a Chinese coronavirus patient by

This photo taken on March 24, 2021 shows a worker drying traditional Chinese medicinal herbs at a factory in Bijie in China's southwestern Guizhou province. - China OUT (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)

Census Shows China Inching Towards World’s Lowest Fertility Rate

China’s National Bureau of Statistics published the results of its 2020 national census Tuesday, revealing one of the most modest population increases in the country’s history and prompting panic in Chinese government media that the nation would soon have the world’s lowest fertility rate.

ZHANGJIAKOU, CHINA - OCTOBER 01: (CHINA OUT) A nursing worker takes care of new-born babies at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Hebei North University on October 1, 2015 in Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province of China. China has decided to abandon its 35-year-old one-child policy, allowing all couples to have two children, …

Violence in Colombia: Locals Fight Off Indigenous Mob with Machetes

Locals in Cali, Colombia, responded to an influx of hundreds of protesting indigenous people into their residential complexes with firearms and machetes on Sunday, a testament to widespread civilian discontent with the government’s handling of left-wing riots nationwide last week.

A demonstrator is hit by a Molotov cocktail thrown during clashes with riot police officers during a protest against a proposed government tax reform in Cali, Colombia, on May 3, 2021. - Protesters in Colombia on May 3 called for a new mass rally after 19 people died and more …

China Mocks ‘Puppet’ Greta Thunberg for ‘Skipping School’

China’s Global Times state propaganda outlet attacked teen environmental celebrity Greta Thunberg on Sunday, dismissing her as “short of sufficient academic knowledge” and mocking her for “skipping school” after she condemned China’s outsized contributions to world pollution.

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg looks on as she takes part in a "Youth Strike 4 Climate" protest march on March 6, 2020 in Brussels. (Photo by JOHN THYS / AFP) (Photo by JOHN THYS/AFP via Getty Images)

Colombia: Anti-Police Rioters Attack Health Workers, Historic Statues

The Ministries of Health and Culture of Colombia have documented dozens of violent attacks on health workers and cultural sites, particularly statues, this week, calling into question claims that nationwide leftist riots are an organic civilian uprising against police brutality.

A student raises his fist from the top of a statue of liberator Simon Bolivar during the second day of protests against a tax reform bill launched by Colombian President Ivan Duque, in Bogota, on April 29, 2021. - Workers' unions, teachers, civil organizations, indigenous people and other sectors reject …

Brazil: Bolsonaro Floats Theory Coronavirus Is ‘Chemical Warfare’

The Chinese Foreign Ministry condemned on Thursday remarks by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro suggesting that “chemical, bacterial, and radiological warfare” could explain the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, appearing to accuse Beijing of launching an attack.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro shake hands during a press statement after their bilateral meeting at Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, on November 13, 2019. - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro walked a diplomatic tightrope, as he seeks to boost ties with Beijing and avoid upsetting …

ACAB: Terrorist Mobs Burn Police Alive in Colombia

Terrorist mobs have destroyed 25 police emergency response stations in Bogotá, Colombia, alone as of Wednesday night in a spate of violent attacks nationwide. Eyewitnesses say the assailants were attempting to burn police officers alive and, in some cases, succeeded in setting them on fire.

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - MAY 04: A demonstrator wearing a pig maskperforms with the image of President Duque as a pig during a protest against the government of President Ivan Duque on May 04, 2021 in Bogota, Colombia. Violent clashes between protestors and riot police continue after President Duque ordered Congress …

Colombia: Government Identifies Communist Terrorists Behind Anti-Police Riots

Attorney General Francisco Barbosa Delgado of Colombia announced Tuesday night that government investigators had found evidence that members of communist terrorist organizations the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the National Liberation Army (ELN) were participating in organized violence against the police.

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - MAY 04: A demonstrator waves a Colombian flag next to the monument of Simon Bolivar during a protest against the government of President Ivan Duque on May 04, 2021 in Bogota, Colombia. Violent clashes between protestors and riot police continue after President Duque ordered Congress the withdrawal …

China: Gen Z Communists Make ‘Red Tourism’ a Lucrative Industry

China marked its “Youth Day” – part of a five-day celebration of Marxism that begins with May 1, or “International Workers’ Day” – on Tuesday, claiming that the nation’s youth is a growing demographic targeted by the nation’s “red tourism,” or industry devoted to visiting sites with historical ties to communism.

BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 28: Chinese tourists take their photo with the Forbidden City in the background from Jingshan Park during a sandstorm on March 28, 2021 in Beijing, China. China's capital and the northern part of the country was hit with a sandstorm Sunday, sending air quality indexes of …