What follows Oleg Orlov’s sentence?

On Tuesday, a court in Moscow sentenced Oleg Orlov, co-founder and co-chair of the human rights organization Memorial, to two and a half years in prison. The 70-year-old had been charged with “repeatedly discrediting” the Russian military after writing an article criticizing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and labeling President Vladimir Putin’s regime as “fascist.” Orlov’s … Read more

Indonesia’s Defence Minister Set For Sweeping Presidential Win

Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto on Thursday looked set to become the new president of the world’s third-largest democracy, likely avoiding a runoff vote against election rivals who have yet to concede. The ex-general declared victory Wednesday evening after preliminary counts from government-approved pollsters — previously shown to be reliable — indicated he would win … Read more

Who is Jimmy Lai? Pro-Democracy Media Tycoon Under High-Profile Trial in Hong Kong

Last Updated: December 18, 2023, 07:16 IST Media mogul Jimmy Lai, founder of Apple Daily, leaves the Court of Final Appeal by prison van in Hong Kong, China February 9, 2021. (Reuters File Photo) Follow the trial of pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai in Hong Kong, facing national security charges. The case sparks international concern … Read more

The Militia at the Center of the Darfur Genocide Kills Hundreds in Sudan

Listen to article (2 minutes) The gunmen arrived on motorcycles and in the backs of Toyota pickups, brandishing Kalashnikovs and dressed in the telltale sand-colored uniforms of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces militia. Over three days they killed hundreds of men and teenage boys in a Darfur refugee camp, according to witnesses, local human-rights groups and … Read more

Ordinary Russians Feel Wrath of Putin’s Repression

In a city in southern Siberia, security forces detained a man in October for reading antiwar poetry at a literary event. Authorities in Novosibirsk fined a woman 15,000 rubles around the same time for tearing down a poster exalting Russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine. In St. Petersburg, a man was briefly detained in September for holding a … Read more

Hamas Attack Reminds Europeans of the Virtue of Sovereignty

Europe has discovered that it has an anti-Semitism crisis on its hands. And now some politicians claim to have found the answer: Deport the anti-Semites. It’s a response as illuminating as it is futile. The shock to Europe has been the “pro-Palestinian” protests on the streets in the weeks since Hamas’s barbaric invasion of Israel. … Read more

Police Investigate Death of Paul Kessler at Pro-Israel, Pro-Palestine Rallies

Updated Nov. 7, 2023 10:06 am ET Police are investigating the death of a 69-year-old man as a possible homicide following an altercation at dual pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian demonstrations near Los Angeles. Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said Monday it was investigating the death of Paul Kessler in the city of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and had … Read more

China’s Xi Meets Australian PM Albanese in Beijing for Reset in Ties After Years of Tensions

Last Updated: November 06, 2023, 15:08 IST Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese speaks at the opening ceremony of the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, China November 5, 2023. (Reuters) Chinese leader Xi Jinping meets Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese in a bid to mend strained relations and boost trade Chinese leader Xi Jinping … Read more

Stanford University Student Hurt in Possible Hate Crime 

An Arab Muslim student at Stanford University was hurt in a campus hit-and-run that California authorities are investigating as a potential hate crime, according to the university. The incident occurred Friday afternoon as the student was crossing a street on foot, Stanford’s Department of Public Safety said.  Copyright ©2023 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All … Read more

China Cracks Down on 'Pig Butchering.' (It Isn't What You Think.)

Beijing is pursuing scam mills that operate out of secretive, dystopian compounds and swindle people worldwide.