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U.S. bans trade with Chinese surveillance firms

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/08/19, 11:13 am

The United States late Monday blacklisted several Chinese companies that make surveillance technology used to persecute religious minorities. The Commerce Department barred 28 companies from buying technology from U.S. businesses without government approval.

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‘We’ll turn them back’

Politics | The White House stands firm on refugee cap
by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/03/19, 05:47 pm

WASHINGTON—The head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said Friday the United States will “turn them back” if persecuted Christians seek to circumvent the refugee cap by finding other ways to immigrate to the country.

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Many Afghans too scared, skeptical to vote

International | Saturday’s election outcome could exacerbate the country’s unrest
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/01/19, 06:21 pm

Fears about terror attacks and disillusionment with an ineffective government kept many Afghans home during this past weekend’s national election.

“I voted last time, but the result just made the country worse,” 36-year-old Farhad Azimi said. Only about 20 percent of 9.66 million registered voters turned out, the country’s lowest participation since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion.

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