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Scandal over ‘Africa’s Richest Woman’ finds Way to Hong Kong – Asia Sentinel

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). A Hong Kong court dispute sheds light on the secretive dealings of Group Sonangol, the Angolan state-owned oil major...

Edelstein: Knesset to Debate Netanyahu Immunity Next Week

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). JNS.org – Israeli Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein announced on Sunday that the Knesset plenum will debate next week Israeli...

British Sleuths Must Reveal Info on Cyprus Bank Scandal – Asia Sentinel

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). Two British private investigators have been told they must divulge when and to whom they passed confidential information among...

Mother of Israeli Woman Jailed in Russia Hopes Putin Will Grant a Pardon Soon

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). JNS.org – The mother of an Israeli-American woman currently serving a seven-and-a-half-year sentence in Russia on drug charges expressed...

Enhancing responsible business practices in key Chinese industries

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World Leaders Converge on Jerusalem for the 5th World Holocaust Forum

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). JNS.org – Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and museum are hosting the 5th World...

Pakistan Edgy Over US-Iran Tension – Asia Sentinel

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). On January 5, thousands of people, most of them Shi’ite, rallied in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city and its most...

Putin, Netanyahu Expected to Discuss Case of Jailed Israeli-American Woman During Russian Leader’s Visit...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). The case of a young Israeli-American woman jailed in Russia is expected to be discussed when President Vladimir Putin...

Indonesia Insurance Sector Dangerously Close to Imploding – Asia Sentinel

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). The disaster suffered last week of two state-backed Indonesian insurance companies has its roots in a largely corrupt and...

Who will lead Vietnam in 2021? – Asia Sentinel

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). Vietnamese politics has reverted to its customary opacity. General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and his intimates in the Communist...

Israel to Build Anti-Tunnel Sensor Network Along Lebanon Border

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). Israel’s military announced on Sunday the start of construction of an underground network of sensors along the Lebanese frontier...

Lawyer Mishi Choudhury on what India shutdowns ruling means for journalists

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Gaza Balloon Laden With Explosives Detonates in Southern Israel

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). A balloon laden with explosives was launched into southern Israel from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Thursday and detonated. The...

The 70-Year Old US-South Korea Alliance in Danger – Asia Sentinel

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). Some argue that the South Korea-US alliance is deteriorating. They cite the North Korean nuclear situation, disputes over the...

After Call With Putin, Netanyahu Exudes ‘Optimism’ About Potential Release of Israeli-American Woman Jailed...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed “optimism” about obtaining the release of a young Israeli-American woman imprisoned in Russia...

India’s New Citizenship Law Shakes Northeastern State – Asia Sentinel

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). In the wake of the January 10 Indian parliament’s approval of the Citizenship Amendment Act, which purportedly offers expedited...

New Right, National Union Agree to Joint Run in Elections

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). JNS.org – Israel’s New Right and National Union parties announced on Tuesday that they will be running together in...

Islamic Assault on Malaysia’s Higher Education – Asia Sentinel

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). When Maszlee Malik handed back Malaysia’s education port portfolio after Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed fired him abruptly on January...

Export of Israeli Natural Gas to Egypt Gets Underway

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). JNS.org – In a historic first, Israel began exporting natural gas to Egypt on Wednesday according to the terms...

Ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Data Shows 192,000 Survivors Living in Israel

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). Ahead of next week’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Israel’s Holocaust Survivors’ Rights Authority at the Ministry of Finance released...

Foreign Envoy Visit Brings no Relief – Asia Sentinel

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). Five months after Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government overturned 70 years of history by canceling the special status of...

Philippines volcano: UN aid operation in place as thousands told to flee

The UN is concerned over warnings issued by Philippines’ authorities that volcanic eruptions on the country’s most populous island could last “days, months or even years”.  Source of original article: United Nations...

Billionaire Len Blavatnik Aims for the Moon With $1 Million SpaceIL Grant

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). CTech – Billionaire businessman Len Blavatnik has given a $1 million grant to SpaceIL, the Israeli nonprofit organization behind...

Who Accepts Bitcoin Payments in 2020? – Asia Sentinel

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). Cryptocurrency is a type of digital currency that uses cryptography for security and anti-counterfeiting measures. It is not controlled...