Simon Kent

Simon Kent

Israel Applauds Boris Johnson Win as Rejection of Antisemitism

The comprehensive election defeat of Britain’s left-wing Labour Party has been hailed in Israel as a “milestone in the fight against hatred” after its leadership was accused of years of tepid inaction against antisemitism in its ranks.


U.N. Climate Meeting in Chaos over Third World Reparation Demands

The 25,000 delegates who have flown to Madrid, Spain, for the COP25 climate conference look set to leave after two weeks of talking with nothing to show for their efforts aside from bitterness and chaos over the simple question: who – apart from the United States – will be called upon to pay the bills.

MADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 11: Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg gives a speech at the plenary session during the COP25 Climate Conference on December 11, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. The COP25 conference brings together world leaders, climate activists, NGOs, indigenous people and others for two weeks in an effort to …

New Zealand Police Begin Criminal Investigation into Volcano Deaths

New Zealand Deputy Police Commissioner John Tims said Tuesday local police have begun a criminal probe after Monday’s eruption of the White Island volcano. An investigation by health and safety regulators will be the basis for any ongoing police action.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern watches as police Superintendent Bruce Bird, left, addresses a press conference in Whakatane, New Zealand, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. A volcanic island in New Zealand erupted Monday Dec. 9 in a tower of ash and steam while dozens of tourists were exploring the moon-like …

U.N. to Hear Demand of ‘Special Status’ and Global Respect for Thai Massage

A selection of delegates from the COP25 climate conference in Spain have now flown to Bogota, Columbia, to join a separate U.N. meeting. They will spend seven days helping to decide if Thai massage should be added to UNESCO’s heritage list of Intangible Cultural Heritage as the committee seeks to enshrine “cultural diversity” as a global necessity.

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Watch Live: Leftists March to Shut Down D.C. Banks

Left-wing activists plan to use Friday in Washington, DC, to march and “shut down business-as-usual” for the banks and financial institutions they say profit from “the climate crisis and immigrant detention.”

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Iran’s Khamenei Invokes ‘Islamic Mercy’ for Gasoline Riot Casualties

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called Wednesday for protesters injured during recent gasoline price protests be treated with “Islamic mercy” even after authorities confirmed hundreds were shot, killed and maimed during the most brutal crackdown since the 1979 revolution.

In this picture released by the office of the Iranian supreme leader on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei waves to his supporters during his visit to Mashhad, 900 km (540 miles) east of Tehran, Iran. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

Wounded China Strikes Back After House Passes Uyghur Sanctions Bill

China angrily hit back Wednesday after U.S. Congress overwhelmingly approved a bill targeting Beijing’s mass crackdown on Uyghur ethnic Muslims, less than one week after President Donald Trump signed separate human rights legislation on Hong Kong.

A woman sings and waves the national flag of China during a pro-Beijing flash mob at the Pacific Place shopping mall in Hong Kong on September 24, 2019. - Pro-democracy supporters have taken to Hong Kong's streets for almost four months in the biggest challenge to China's rule since the …

Netanyahu to Corner World Leaders on Iran at NATO Summit

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the sidelines of the NATO summit in London this week as part of a last-minute trip to urge global action on Iranian violations of the 2015 nuclear deal.

Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a meeting with the heads of local regional councils, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009. General elections in Israel are scheduled for Feb. 10 and pre-election polls show Netanyahu with a lead over Foreign Minister and Kadima Party leader Tzipi Livni.(AP …