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15 September 2015

Stories from 15 September 2015

A Hong Kong Business Magnate ‘Runs Away’. Chinese Netizens Ask, Why Shouldn't He?

In an article that was quickly removed, a think tank affiliated with the Chinese government slammed Li Ka Shing for moving his business away from Hong Kong and mainland China.

Iran's Hardline Supreme Council on Cyberspace Consolidates Power Over Internet Policymaking

Advox

Iran's Supreme Leader is strengthening his hold over Internet policy through the Supreme Council for Cyberspace.

What Does ISIS Want From Central Asia?

Does the radical group look to the region for cheap manpower, physical territory, or both?

Veteran Thai Journalist Detained After ‘Attitude-Adjustment’

Advox

"Freedom can't be maintained if we're not willing to defend it," Pravit tweeted on the day of his detention.

Why the Start-Up Pitch in Zimbabwe Is a ‘Waste of Time’

Saudi King Pays a Short Visit to an Iranian Victim of the Mecca Crane Incident

Saudi King Salman visits an Iranian victim of the Mecca crane accident, which killed 107 pilgrims on Friday. Some say it is a PR exercise while others praise Salman

‘Beyond a Simple Solidarity’: Portugal’s New Donation Drive for Syrian Refugees in Hungary

A solidarity convoy will take donations from Portugal to the refugees in Hungary. The initiative created by a group of citizens its named Aylan Kurdi Caravan to honour him.

Turkey’s ‘Kurdish Question’ on Fire Again

The AKP-led peace between Turkey and Kurdish militants brokered in late 2012 seems like a distant memory amid an upsurge of violence.

As Japan's Largest Volcano Erupts, Tourists Upload Snapshots to Instagram

Japan's largest volcano erupted unexpectedly on Monday, September 14. Tourists captured the spectacle on Instagram.