The Taliban is cracking down on Afghans trying to leave the country as they continue to conduct their door-to-door security sweep. In what the extremist group is calling a “clearing operation,” militants are searching for weapons and people who are alleged of kidnapping and robbery but are likely looking forContinue Reading

According to Indonesia’s National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT), nearly 200 Islamic boarding schools have ties to terrorist networks. On January 25, BNPT chief Boy Rafli Amar announced the discovery at a meeting with the parliament, saying the assessment was a result of the agency’s terrorism prevention efforts last year. The dataContinue Reading

Novak Djokovic has been deported from Australia after losing a last-ditch court bid to stay in the country. The story has been misrepresented and during the recent NEWS TALK, some of the details are discussed. Djokovic said he was “extremely disappointed” but accepted the ruling. He has left on aContinue Reading

Massachusetts will require its public schools to cover the Armenian Genocide of the early 20th century following a decision by state legislators. This makes Massachusetts the sixth state in the United States to mandate education on the genocide, during which the Ottoman Empire killed or displaced around 2 million Armenian Christians.Continue Reading

A military court in Myanmar has sentenced American journalist Danny Fenster to 11 years in prison, Fenster, 37, from Detroit, Michigan, was detained on May 24, denied bail and held in the Insein Prison in Yangon. His lawyer, Than Zaw Aung said Fenster was found guilty of three charges brought against himContinue Reading

Flights of Afghan refugees to the US were paused Friday after four cases of measles were discovered among Afghans who had recently arrived in the country. The White House said the halt was recommended by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after the four measles cases were diagnosed. NEWS TALKContinue Reading

Commander of U.S. Central Command Gen. Frank McKenzie announced Thursday night local time that 12 U.S. service members were killed and 15 were wounded in attacks led by two suicide bombers and gunmen outside the Kabul International Airport and a nearby hotel earlier in the day. On Wednesday, the U.S. embassy atContinue Reading

In a report shared with Voice of the Persecuted, Shagufta Kiran, a Christian woman from Islamabad, has been accused of blasphemy for simply forwarding a message. Shagufta was arrested on July 29 by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and still in their custody under investigation. Shagufta’s husband, Rafique Maish, told theContinue Reading

The world watches and wonders what just happened in Afghanistan. But more so, we are asking, what’s next? And can anything be done to salvage something from the trillion dollars spent and thousands of lives lost? Alex Snitker joins NEWS TALK to discuss the crisis, the fallout across the Middle EastContinue Reading

At least 51 people were killed by Islamic militants on Sunday during village raids in Mali, said a district administrator. “Houses were ransacked and burned to the ground and herds of livestock carried away, said the administrator’s note, which was seen by Reuters.” According to the Daily Sun, the villages ransacked included Karou,Continue Reading

Australia’s military patrols Sydney, lockdowns spread across Brisbane and the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus has resulted in 305 new cases and 5 dead. Worldometers reported the most recent data from down under which included Chief Health Officer update: Victoria recorded 6 new COVID cases on 27,279 tests,Continue Reading

A number of churches in the Canada and the United States have been vandalized by criminals, some of whom claim to be acting in response to recent revelations around the horrifying mistreatment of indigenous children in Canada at the hands of mostly Catholic-run schools. Officials are still investigating the incidents.Continue Reading

In the early hours of July 5, 2021, gunmen invaded Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi, in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Nigeria, and kidnapped an estimated 153 students. As of today, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the kidnappers have released 32 of the students, 28Continue Reading

The Greenland Government announced that they will suspend all oil exploration off the the world’s largest island, calling it is “a natural step” because the government “takes the climate crisis seriously.” Greenland rests on vast oil reserves and sought to find more reserves offshore with hopes of subsidies from Denmark,Continue Reading

The Iranian military appears to continue their testing of U.S. tolerance and restraint after a group of 13 Iranian ships harassed the American vessels in the Strait of Hormuz, prompting warning shots to be fired. On Monday, the U.S. Navy detailed how Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) speed boatsContinue Reading