National Security

Iran Claims It Has Identified Suspects in Nuke Chief’s Killing

Iran has successfully identified the perpetrator’s behind Friday’s assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, an Iranian government spokesperson claimed Wednesday. Iran’s Tasnim News Agency cited Ali Rabiei as saying the Islamic Republic’s Intelligence Ministry had “identified individuals in connection with

In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks in a meeting with a group of members of the paramilitary Basij force in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. Iran's top leader has warned that renewal of …

WATCH: Israel’s Navy Receives Most Advanced Warship Yet

Israel on Wednesday received its most advanced warship, a German-made Sa’ar-6-class corvette equipped with sensors, weapons and defensive systems that will aid the navy in protecting the country’s natural gas rigs and trade routes amid sky-high tensions with Iran.

The German-made Saar 6-class corvette (R) purchased by the Israeli navy, is moored in the military port of Haifa after its arrival on December 2, 2020. - Israel received the first of its new missile boats on December 2, with a top naval officer telling AFP the fleet upgrade "dramatically" …

Chinese Media Accuse U.S. of Importing Coronavirus to Wuhan

Chinese state media on Wednesday claimed that a recently published U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study, which finds cases of Chinese coronavirus in the U.S. earlier than previously thought, but still later than the first Chinese cases, indicates that the pandemic may have originated in the U.S.

A man wearing a face mask as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus walks past a Communist Party flag along a street in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on March 31, 2020. (Photo by NOEL CELIS / AFP) (Photo by NOEL CELIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Xi Jinping Book: Use ‘Charm of Chinese Culture’ to Promote Marxism

Xi Jinping’s most recent book urges Chinese people to use the “charm of Chinese culture” to promote Marxism, the human rights magazine Bitter Winter reported on Wednesday, promoting an ideology developed in Western Europe with no significant ties to Chinese culture prior to Mao Zedong’s seizure of power.

This picture taken on November 30, 2017 shows US boxer Floyd Mayweather (R) receiving a stuffed panda toy during an adoption ceremony after he adopted a panda baby at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu in China's southwestern Sichuan province. Floyd Mayweather displayed his softer side …

Hong Kong’s Joshua Wong Sentenced to over a Year in Prison

A court sentenced Hong Kong’s most prominent pro-democracy leader, Joshua Wong, on Tuesday to 13.5 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges of organizing “unauthorized assembly” during last year’s demonstrations against illegal Chinese interference in the region’s affairs.

AP Photo/Kin Cheung

South Korea Allows K-Pop Bands to Postpone Military Service

The National Assembly of South Korea passed a law Tuesday that allows pop stars to defer mandatory military service up to age 30 if the nation’s culture minister deems them “significant contributors to the elevation of national reputation,” according to the news agency Yonhap.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 21: (L-R) Jimin, Jungkook, RM, J-Hope, V, Jin, and SUGA of the K-pop boy band BTS visit the "Today" Show at Rockefeller Plaza on February 21, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)