Category: Asia

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Five Charged With Running MSS Operation Against Chinese DIssidents in U.S. 

Five Charged With Running MSS Operation Against Chinese DIssidents in U.S. 

The indictment unsealed Tuesday accuses Wang and four MSS officers of orchestrating a scheme in which Wang, at the directions of MSS, spied on Chinese dissidents and human rights leaders in the United States and abroad. Prosecutors allege that the four Chinese officers sought information on specific individuals and groups that the Chinese government deems...

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China to Aid to Russia in Ukraine War, U.S. Officials Fear 

China to Aid to Russia in Ukraine War, U.S. Officials Fear 

However, the Americans walked away from the Rome meeting pessimistic that the Chinese government would change its minds about backing Moscow.“The key here is first to get China to recalculate and re-evaluate their position. We see no sign of that re-evaluation,” said another US official familiar with the discussions. “They’ve already decided that they’re going...

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Pakistan Powerful Spy Service Gets a New Chief–And a Crisis

Pakistan Powerful Spy Service Gets a New Chief–And a Crisis

Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (IS) is a kind of shadow government over the country’s democracy, setting policy in Afghanistan and establishing red lines beyond which elected officials cannot cross. So when Prime Ministers Imran Khan altered the procedure for selecting a successor to ISI chief Faiz Hameed, last month, he set off a political crisis in...

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India’s Supreme Court to Investigate Allegations of Pegasus Spyware Abuse

India’s Supreme Court to Investigate Allegations of Pegasus Spyware Abuse

The Pegasus Project, first published in July by a global media consortium that included The Washington Post, revealed that hundreds of numbers from India appeared on the global list of more than 50,000 phone numbers, which included some associated with heads of state. Phone numbers belonging to journalists, activists and political figures in India were found...