Contrary to public perception, Israel has some of the most restrictive gun laws on the planet. That isn't likely to change, even after the synagogue attack on Saturday.
As of November 12th, the United States will start granting visas to Chinese visitors that are valid for up to 10 years instead of just one.
A Christian couple in Pakistan was recently murdered by a Muslim mob after allegedly destroying some pages from the Koran. It was a sad incident but not an unusual one, reflecting the growing persecution of Christians throughout most of the Islamic world.
With most U.S. troops supposedly on the verge of leaving the dubious new Afghan regime to stand (or crumble) largely on its own, the Communist Chinese dictatorship is stepping in to fill the void and reap the benefits — with the full support of the Obama administration. From providing authorities in Kabul with “security” assistance and foreign aid to investing in its economic development via oil and mining, Beijing has big plans for Afghanistan. In other words, as occurred in Iraq, it appears that the ruthless autocracy ruling mainland China is set to emerge as among the primary beneficiaries of the costly U.S. government “regime change” made in the “graveyard of empires,” which began more than a decade ago.
In addition to massive oil and gas deals, Russia and Communist China are forging ahead with cooperation on building new fast breeder reactors.