WORLD CUP HOST QATAR SEEKS TO CHANGE MINDS ON ISLAM

Mon 25  December 2022:   Proudly Muslim Qatar has taken advantage of the World Cup to reach out to the hundreds of thousands of visiting fans to change minds about Islam or even make conversions. The Gulf emirate is the first Muslim nation to stage a football World Cup and its gas riches have endowed it […]

HOW ONE CHINESE TWITTER USER EXPOSED COVID PROTESTS TO THE WORLD

Mon 25  December 2022: ‘Teacher Li’ has amassed more than 800,000 followers with his posts highlighting COVID-related unrest in China Taipei, Taiwan – As China faced its biggest protests in a generation last month, one Twitter account played an outsized role in taking protesters’ message beyond the Great Firewall to the outside world. “Teacher Li is […]

BURKINA FASO GOVERNMENT SUSPENDS BROADCAST OF FRENCH RADIO RFI

Sun 04 December 2022:  Burkina Faso’s military government on Saturday announced it has suspended the broadcast of France’s Radio France Internationale (RFI) with immediate effect. A statement by government spokesman Jean Emmanuel Ouedraogo accused the broadcaster of giving voice to “a message of intimidation to the population attributed to a terrorist leader.” The accusation was […]

US: CULT LEADER WHO CLAIMS TO BE PROPHET MARRIES 20 WOMEN INCLUDING OWN DAUGHTER

Mon 25  December 2022:  In an incident reported from Arizona in the United States, a man claiming to be a Prophet has reportedly married as many as 20 women, including his own daughter. The man identified as 46-year-old Samuel Rappylee Bateman, many of whose wives are below the age of 15 years, and a few […]

GLOBAL ARMS SALES RISE FOR 7TH YEAR DESPITE SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES

Mon 25  December 2022:   Annual report on weapons trade shows sales up 1.9 percent, with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine adding to supply chain problems. Sales of arms and military services by the world’s 100 biggest defence companies rose 1.9 percent to $592BN in 2021 despite supply chain issues that held up shipments of critical components, […]

HOW ONE CHINESE TWITTER USER EXPOSED COVID PROTESTS TO THE WORLD

Mon 25  December 2022: ‘Teacher Li’ has amassed more than 800,000 followers with his posts highlighting COVID-related unrest in China Taipei, Taiwan – As China faced its biggest protests in a generation last month, one Twitter account played an outsized role in taking protesters’ message beyond the Great Firewall to the outside world. “Teacher Li is […]

PODCAST: QATAR’S SECURITY PLANS FOR THE WORLD CUP

Fri 18 November 2022:   The clock is ticking for the world’s biggest football tournament all set to begin in Qatar this week. One of the smallest countries to host a World Cup, Qatar is expected to welcome approximately 1.2 million fans for one of the world’s most-watched sporting events. From security threats to cyberattacks, to […]

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