‘British citizen? She has rights’ Security minister on ISIS bride Shamima Begum's return

Good Morning Britain was hosted by Ben Shepherd and Kate Garraway today and joining them on a live video link was the Security Minister Ben Wallace MP to discuss the matter of British ISIS schoolgirl Shamima Begum, who has said she wants to return to the UK.  Begum was one of three schoolgirls who left […]

Internet watchdog Citizen Lab targeted in comically inept undercover sting

Enlarge (credit: AntanO / Wikimedia) It was almost like an episode of Spy vs. Spy—a security researcher conceals a camera on his person to record an undercover operative who, under false pretenses and with his own hidden camera, quizzes the researcher about work he did exposing an Israeli exploit seller with highly questionable ethics. In […]

Citizen of the world: Ex-Marine detained in Russia on espionage charges holds multiple passports

The plot thickens in the case of a former US Marine who was detained on spying charges in Russia before the New Year. It has emerged that Paul Whelan also holds UK and Irish passports, and maybe a Canadian one. The American was arrested in a posh hotel overlooking the Kremlin in Moscow by Federal […]

I taught history at Georgetown for 60 years. Americans today are afraid of China, but most Americans know nothing about the average Chinese citizen.

VCG via Getty Images Today it looks like US-China relations are at their lowest point in decades, and that perception on both sides is clouded by misunderstanding and paranoia. The average American has no awareness of, nor exposure to, the average person in China.  Instead, Americans see 1.4 billion Chinese people and the handful of Chinese leaders […]

Dual US-Israeli citizen stabbed by Palestinian teen in West Bank

AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean A Palestinian teen fatally stabbed an American-born Jewish settler in the West Bank on Sunday.  The victim, Ari Fuld, 45, was well-known among settlers as a pro-Israel advocate. The suspected assailant was shot and seized by armed civilians and taken into custody. Palestinian street attacks against Israelis, many carried out by assailants […]

Recommended Reading: Tucker Carlson, John Krasinski, and ‘What Can A Citizen Do?’

Modern online media is all about the signal boost, so every Friday here at Flavorwire, we take a moment to spotlight some of the best stuff we’ve read online this week. Today, insightful analyses of Tucker Carlson and John Krasinksi, a peep at the second season of “The Deuce,” and a peek at a timely new […]

Turkish police arrest another German citizen – reports

Turkish police have arrested another German citizen, Reuters reported Thursday, citing a German Foreign Ministry source. “We’re aware of the case. The embassy in Ankara will initiate consular assistance,” the source said. Public broadcaster ARD also said the man had been accused of “terrorist propaganda” after criticizing the Turkish government on social media. The arrest […]

Sitrep: The Air Force’s senior citizen chopper may have to hold off retirement

(video link) The US Air Force has some of the most high-tech aircraft in the world flying missions at the spear’s tip. But a remarkably large number of its systems are what would gently be referred to as “vintage”—and those systems are performing some of the Air Force’s most important missions. One of those senior-citizen […]

Danish citizen convicted under Malaysia’s fake news law, will spend a month in jail for YouTube video

A Malaysian court convicted a Danish citizen on Monday for inaccurate criticism of police on social media, the first person to be prosecuted under a new law against fake news. Salah Salem Saleh Sulaiman, 46, was charged with spreading false news after he posted a video on YouTube accusing police of taking 50 minutes to […]