4 Hong Kong opposition lawmakers ousted minutes after Beijing passes ‘patriot’ requirement

Hong Kong’s government ousted four opposition lawmakers immediately after China passed a law allowing the disqualification of officials deemed unpatriotic, prompting a pro-democracy legislator to say the others would resign en masse. The disqualified lawmakers were Alvin Yeung, Dennis Kwok, … Read more…

Facebook boots Patriot Prayer, a far-right group with a history of violence

Facebook removed accounts belonging to far-right group Patriot Prayer and its leader Joey Gibson on Friday, citing a new effort to eradicate “violent social militias” from the platform. Reinoehl appears to have been a self-described anti-fascist and a regular attendee … Read more…

US commitment to Gulf allies’ security ‘not at all changed’ despite Patriot systems drawdown, Iran envoy says

Washington’s commitment to the security of its Gulf allies is unchanged despite what appears to be a shift in force posture in the region, U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook told CNBC. Energy BEST LOAN UPDATE: