2022-01-21: News Headlines

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-21). Dozens killed, wounded in Saudi attack on a prison in Yemen. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 21 (MNA) — Yemeni sources on Friday reported that dozens of people have been killed and injured in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a prison in northwest Yemen.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-21). Kenya voices readiness to welcome Iranian investors. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 21 (MNA) — The Economic Attaché of Kenyan Embassy to the Islamic Republic of Iran announced that his country is ready to attract Iranian investors eagerly.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-21). Iran, China, Russia warships fired naval targets successfully. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 21 (MNA) — In a trilateral Combined Naval Drill entitled "Maritime Security Belt 2022", Iranian, Russian and Chinese warships fired towards naval targets successfully.

_____ (2022-01-21). Is Perfidious Erdogan Destroying Russia for The Great Turan? journal-neo.org Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is notorious for slippery dealings with supposed allies whether NATO or the EU. However his greatest perfidy seems now to be directed against Turkey's relationship with Putin's Russia. Over the past two or more years in its dealings with Ukraine, Armenia, Syria, Libya and now most recently, in the failed …

Staff (2022-01-21). Headlines for January 21, 2022. democracynow.org U.S. Secretary of State Meets Russian Counterpart Amid Impasse over Buildup on Ukraine Border, Jan. 6 Committee Asks Ivanka Trump to Testify; Georgia DA Requests Grand Jury for Trump Probe, Jamaal Bowman Among 28 Arrested at Peaceful Voting Rights Protest, Sen. Mitch McConnell Suggests Black Voters Are Not "Americans", Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Proposes First-of-Its-Kind Election Police Force, FBI Searches Home of Arizona Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar, U.S. Bombed Syrian Dam in 2017 Despite Warning That Tens of Thousands Could Die, Market Explosion in Lahore, Pakistan, Kills 3 People, Massive Blast and Fire Kills…

Gideon Polya (2022-01-21). Responses to Israeli and South African Apartheid. dissidentvoice.org Paul Fletcher, Australian Federal Minister for the Arts, in an article entitled "Festival boycott the futile work of 'useful idiots'" (The Australian, 21/1/2022) falsely stated: "When Australians look at Israel, what they see is the only multi-party democracy in the Middle East — not an "apartheid state"". The facts: (1). Notwithstanding a century-long Palestinian Genocide …

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). HK's prosperity, stability brook no interference: commissioner's office of Chinese foreign ministry in HK. ecns.cn The Office of the Commissioner of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Friday strongly disapproved of and firmly rejected the so-called Hong Kong-related resolution of the European Parliament, which smeared Hong Kong's democracy and freedom, called for sanctions against central government and HKSAR government officials, and asked for boycott of Beijing Winter Olympic Games.

Staff (2022-01-21). Afghanistan Faces "Tsunami of Hunger" as U.S. Sanctions Crash Country's Economy. democracynow.org The World Food Program has warned Afghanistan faces a "tsunami of hunger" as the economy continues to collapse, due in part to U.S. sanctions and the freezing of Afghan assets following the Taliban takeover of Kabul. Meanwhile, President Biden once again defended his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan on Wednesday without acknowledging the humanitarian crisis that followed his exit. We speak with journalist Jane Ferguson, who recently traveled to Afghanistan to report on the collapse of basic government services and the various factors that led to the collapse of the economy, which she says was "co…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-21). A Silent Turkish-Russian Standoff in Kazakhstan. libya360.wordpress.com Yeghia Tashjian Recent turmoil in Kazakhstan highlighted another Russian-Turkish fault line in Central Asia Photo Credit: The Cradle Turkey's dream of a common army for Turkic countries may have been dashed by the quick Russian-led CSTO operation to subdue violent unrest in Kazakhstan early this year. Long seen as the pole of stability in Central Asia,…

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). Supplies aided by China, the WFP head to Afghanistan. ecns.cn Supplies for Afghanistan aided by China and the World Food Programme (WFP) departed China via the Horgos Port in southwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on Thursday and are expected to arrive in Afghanistan 10 days later.

Dr. Gian Singh (2022-01-21). Rapidly Growing Economic Inequalities in India. asia-pacificresearch.com

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-21). Iran beats S Arabia at 2022 Asian Handball C'ship. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 21 (MNA) — Iran defeated hosts Saudi Arabia 24-20 in Group B of the 2022 Asian Men's Handball Championship on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). China's Ningxia launches China-Laos int'l freight train service. ecns.cn The China-Laos freight train service linking northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and the Laos capital Vientiane started operation on Thursday, opening a new shortcut from Ningxia to Southeast Asia.

sputniknews (2022-01-21). Indian PM Modi is the Most Popular Global Leader as BoJo Considered the Most Unpopular, Shows Survey. sputniknews.com Morning Consult has been tracking the weekly approval ratings of leaders in Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States since March 2020. The latest approval ratings are based on responses collected between 13 and 19 January 2022.

WSWS (2022-01-21). West Bengal adopts mass infection policy amid India's COVID-19 surge. wsws.org The disaster unleashed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reckless policies in the current surge of the pandemic implicates the entire ruling establishment.

posted by Norse (2022-01-21). Food Not Bombs Faces New Eviction Threat. indybay.org Food Not Bombs volunteers and those eating with them could be arrested and our equipment stolen by the property speculators on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 5 PM.from their new location next to University Copy at Cathcart & Pacific. | Their storage area near India Joze is also under threat of seizure.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-21). Iran, Russia, China drill in Indian Ocean kicks off. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 21 (MNA) — A trilateral Combined Naval Drill, dubbed as "Maritime Security Belt 2022," kicked off on Friday in North Indian Ocean with the participation of military units from Iran, China and Russia.

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). Cambodia supports Beijing Winter Olympics, opposes politicization of sports. ecns.cn The Cambodian government has taken a stand to defend the Beijing Olympic Winter Games and said it would continue to object to all forms of politicization of sports, local media reported on Friday, citing senior officials.

Staff (2022-01-21). La erupción del volcán de Tonga fue la más ruidosa desde la del volcán indonesio Krakatoa en 1883. cubadebate.cu Debido a las ondas de "baja frecuencia" provocadas por la erupción, que pueden viajar a "miles de kilómetros de distancia desde la fuente" la explosión del volcán tongano sería catalogada como la "más escuchada" del mundo. Un fenómeno natural provocado por un volcán de tal fuerza que no se registraba desde la erupción del volcán Krakatoa, entre las islas indonesia de Sumatra y Java, cuya explosión en 1883 causó un tsunami con olas de hasta 40 metros e hizo que la temperatura mundial bajara 1.2 grados.

Staff (2022-01-21). 17 dead as rural community flattened. rt.com A lorry carrying explosives collided with a motorcycle, triggering the blast | On Thursday, a motorcycle collided with a truck carrying explosives to a gold mine in the rural settlement of Apiate, in western Ghana, the government said on Friday. The collision set off a blast which flattened a rural town. | Police stated that the motorcycle had fallen under a truck which was on route to the Chirano gold mine, run by Toronto-based Kinross Gold Corporation (K.TO). Kinross said it was monitoring the rescue effort. | In footage shared online, piles of timber can be seen where buildings used to stand. There also app…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-21). 11 Iraqi military forces killed in ISIL attack in Diyala. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 21 (MNA) — Iraqi sources reported on Friday morning that elements of ISIL terrorist organization attacked an Iraqi army base in "Al-Azim (Al-Adhim)" area, eastern province of Diyala province in Iraq.

Asa Winstanley (2022-01-21). Second court victory for Palestine Action. zcomm.org Activists celebrated another victory against Israeli drone giant Elbit on Thursday, as a British court dropped all charges…

Dean Baker (2022-01-21). Are Used Car Prices Bankrupting Workers? cepr.net The news media have been constantly hyping inflation in recent months. While everyone has been seeing the huge rise in gas prices over the last year (that's what happens when the world reopens after a pandemic), used car prices have risen almost as rapidly. From December 2020 to December 2021 they rose 37.3 percent. This accounted for 1.03 percentage points of the 7.0 percent overall inflation in the last year. | We know the story of these price increases. A fire in a semiconductor plant in Japan has created a worldwide shortage of semiconductors, which has slowed car production. With people unable to get new car…

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). Foreign trade of China's Inner Mongolia exceeds 19 bln USD. ecns.cn Foreign trade volume of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region reached approximately 123.6 billion yuan (about 19.5 billion U.S. dollars) in 2021, up 17.2 percent year on year, said the local authorities.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-21). Albania: NATO acquires, to upgrade air base in ninth Eastern European nation. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com In recent months NATO and the U.S. have announced securing new air bases in Latvia, Hungary, Slovakia and Albania. Those acquisitions are in addition to U.S./NATO air bases in Bulgaria, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania. The latter airfields have been modernized and expanded as will no doubt. the newer ones. That accounts for nine of …

Sue Bolton (2022-01-21). Vale Vivian Podesser Malo — fearless campaigner for justice. greenleft.org.au Gooniyandi woman Vivian Podesser Malo was a courageous fighter for justice, writes Sue Bolton.

sputniknews (2022-01-21). 88-Year-Old Woman Becomes First UK Patient to Receive 'Groundbreaking' Bionic Eye. sputniknews.com The successful surgery apparently means that now there is a ray of hope for an estimated five million people across the globe who have sight loss caused by age-related macular degeneration, or AMD.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (2022-01-21). Tuesday 1/18: Racial Healing for Justice: Reparations and Transformation hosted by Rep. Barbara Lee. indybay.org Online event…

sputniknews (2022-01-21). Fifth Time's Not the Charm: Pam Anderson Files for Divorce as Husband Was 'D*ck' to Her, Report Says. sputniknews.com Anderson married Hayhurst, who previously was her bodyguard and a contractor on Christmas Eve in 2020, at her Vancouver Island home. But it appears that the romance has fizzled out due to the pandemic.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-01-21). 2022 California State Capitol Juneteenth Celebration. indybay.org From the back side of Mt. Shastina to the foothills above San Diego in Camp Lockett, our Juneteenth Celebrations honor #Womanity in our ongoing journey towards a greater measure of freedom.

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). U.S. propaganda against China on Xinjiang groundless: Pakistani officials. ecns.cn Pakistani officials said Thursday that the U.S. propaganda against China on Xinjiang is groundless.

WSWS (2022-01-21). Amidst Omicron surge, Pakistan's government declares war on poor, moves to close hospitals. wsws.org Karachi, Pakistan's biggest urban agglomeration and the epicenter of the Omicron outbreak, recorded a shocking test positivity rate of 40 percent last weekend and again on Wednesday.

Michael F. Brown (2022-01-21). Extremists want Palestine rights advocate fired from NYC position. electronicintifada.net Morton Klein and Dov Hikind attack Naomi Dann over her previous work with Jewish Voice for Peace.

_____ (2022-01-21). Carrying on the Chronicles of the Taiwan Issue. journal-neo.org The last article on the Taiwan issue in NEO focused on the referendum held on December 18 2021, on four questions. Of those four questions, only one has any real foreign policy implications, touching as it does on the relations between Taiwan's current leadership and Washington, its main supporter in the international community. The referendum …

sputniknews (2022-01-21). US Urges Lithuania to Rename Taiwan Representative Office to Ease Row With China, Reports Say. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United States has urged Lithuania to change the name of the Taiwanese official representative office in its capital, Vilnius, to narrow differences with China, the Financial Times reported on Friday, citing sources.

Andrew Korybko (2022-01-21). Lessons to be Learned from Nicaragua's Recognition of Beijing. orinocotribune.com By Andrew Korybko — Jan 17, 2022 | Recognizing Taipei isn't an insurance policy against US meddling; it's a guarantee that US meddling will become institutionalized to the detriment of that country's people. Those governments who begin practicing comparatively more independent policies risk being punished despite still recognizing Taipei exactly as Nicaragua's recently was. | China reopened its embassy in Nicaragua on New Year's Day after it was closed for over thirty years since 1990 following that country's mistaken recognition at the time of the Taiwan Province's rogue authorities. This move follows Manag…

WSWS (2022-01-21). Turkish doctors strike as government policies spread Omicron variant. wsws.org Determination to struggle is growing among health and other workers as the Omicron variant spreads uncontrollably in Turkey and internationally.

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Iranian President Raisi Addresses Russian State Duma Plenary Session. sputniknews.com Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi arrived in Moscow on Wednesday to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, visit the Moscow Cathedral Mosque, and hold talks with local Muslim clergy.

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Roadkill-Eating, Dung-Smoking Iranian Who Hasn't Bathed in 67 Years Reportedly in 'Good Health'. sputniknews.com In Medieval Europe, bathing was considered vain among Christian peasants, who would wash themselves only once a year, in June. However, there are some bizarre modern examples of people who are willing to get even dirtier.

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). Iran, China 'facing a new horizon of cooperation,' says Iran's FM spokesman. ecns.cn As their foreign ministers exchanged visits to deepen their partnership in the past year, Iran and China are now "facing a new horizon of cooperation," Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Tuesday.

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Iran's Raisi Reiterates Opposition to Nukes, Predicts NATO's Collapse. sputniknews.com The Iranian president arrived in Moscow on a two-day state visit on Wednesday at the invitation of his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. During their talks, the two leaders discussed bilateral ties, US sanctions, the Iran nuclear deal, joint anti-terrorism cooperation in Syria, and measures to create "synergy in cooperation" against the West.

sputniknews (2022-01-20). US Speaks About Russia's Alleged Invasion of Ukraine to Cover Its Provocations, Moscow Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – US statements about Russia allegedly preparing an offensive against Ukraine are needed to create a backdrop for its own large-scale military provocations, Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-20). After NATO, EU, OSCE, Kiev and West try next gambit: the UN. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com UN must use its mandate to avoid worst-case scenario for Kyiv — Ukraine's delegation [This is the method used by the U.S. and its allies against Russia over Afghanistan in 1980: Ending one 40-year war, starting another? Joe Biden's Jimmy Carter moment. Then Washington, stymied by a Soviet veto in the Security Council, moved the …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-20). Erdogan to visit Kiev for High-Level Strategic Council meeting, discussion of defense issues. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Erdogan and Zelensky will meet in Kiev in the context of the bilateral High-Level Strategic Council. The two countries have another mechanism, referred to as the Quadriga, in which the defense and foreign ministers of both nations meet regularly. The two countries are strategic military partners under NATO auspices. Turkey is Ukraine's staunchest supporter in …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-20). More on Brzezinski family role in reprising Afghan war in Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com "It's not just nuts. It's dangerous. We're sleepwalking toward a conflict with a country that has more than 4,000 nuclear weapons….It's just shocking that people are not more upset by this."

teleSUR (2022-01-20). Russia and Belarus To Respond to NATO's Actions at the Borders. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova noted that the buildup of Poland, Lithuania, and Ukraine troops along the Union State's borders(Russia and Belarus) has forced the nations to respond. | Maria Zakharova noted that Poland, Lithuania, and Ukraine military actions, brought as consequence Russia and Belarus to responded appropriately. Jan. 20, 2022.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-20). Turkey: NATO's "impartial" mediator in Ukraine conflict. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Count on Russia to lumber right into the trap. The NATO state with the second-largest military, second-largest population and the most war trophies in recent years (Iraq, Syria, Libya, Nagorno-Karabakh) will mediate between Russia and the Zelensky regime. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov can conduct the meeting in Turkish, his preferred tongue. === Ukraine, Russia seek …

_____ (2022-01-20). Israel Accused of 'War Crime' of 'Ethnic Cleansing' in Sheikh Jarrah. commondreams.org The struggle for democracy in our republic is far from over, and the next battlefield will be the election this November.

L'Ordre (2022-01-20). The State's Celebration of Lies and Punishment of Truth. dissidentvoice.org Julian Assange once said that if wars can be started by lies, they can be stopped by truth. Assange suffered immeasurably, with Britain and America taking him away for revealing facts about US war crimes in Iraq, while notorious Iraq War liar Tony Blair was knighted. "Sir" Tony Blair may now be paraded around as …

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Smuggler Arrested With Seven Endangered Egyptian Vulture Species in India's Madhya Pradesh. sputniknews.com Egyptian vultures, also known as white scavenger vultures or pharaoh's chickens, are the smallest of all vultures. They are a globally endangered species on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List and often migrate from central Asia to India during the winter.

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2022-01-20: News Headlines

_____ (2022-01-19). There Must Be a Response to the Risk of Biological Catastrophe Posed by US Military Laboratories. journal-neo.org In light of the civil disturbances which have swept across Kazakhstan, the risk of a biological catastrophe is growing because of secret US military laboratories in regions of Central Asia and the South Caucasus, which are potentially susceptible to sociopolitical unrest. Aside from the fact that the USA's development of delayed-action bioweapons in Kazakhstan is …

_____ (2022-01-19). China and the Unrest in Kazakhstan. journal-neo.org Recent developments in Kazakhstan have attracted widespread attention. For a while they have been the main discussion point of the entire global community. This is understandable, since Kazakhstan is the largest country in Central Asia, a region that has a significant impact on the developments in the larger Indo-Pacific region, that has already overtaken the …

Staff (2022-01-19). Magnitude 4.4 earthquake shakes southwestern Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale struck near Choram county in the Iranian province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad on Wednesday morning.

Staff (2022-01-19). Iranian President arrives in Moscow. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — The Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi arrived in Moscow a few minutes ago to meet with his Russian counterpart and was welcomed by senior Russian officials.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-19). Iran-Russia interaction to create security in region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — Iran-Russia relations will prevent unilateralism in the world and create security in the region, said Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi before leaving for the Russian capital of Moscow on Wednesday.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-19). Iran's Army naval fleet fulfilling mission in Red Sea: cmdr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — Deputy Commander of Army Navy said that Iran's Army 79th Naval Fleet, consisting of Makran helicopter carrier and overhauled destroyer called "Bayandor" are present in Red Sea, escorting Iranian tankers along specified route.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-19). Saudi fighter jets heavily bomb Yemen's Sanaa Intl. Airport. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — Fighter jets of Saudi-led coalition launched the heaviest airstrikes on Sanaa International Airport in Yemen on Wednesday.

Staff (2022-01-19). Iran can be partner of choice for Arab allies of US. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — With the US withdrawing militarily from the region, Iran is best positioned to become the fulcrum of any security cooperation between the countries of the West Asia region.

posted by Norse (2022-01-19). Food Not Bombs Faces New Eviction Threat. indybay.org Food Not Bombs volunteers and those eating with them could be arrested and our equipment stolen by the property speculators on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 5 PM.from their new location next to University Copy at Cathcart & Pacific. | Their storage area near India Joze is also under threat of seizure.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (2022-01-19). Tuesday 1/18: Racial Healing for Justice: Reparations and Transformation hosted by Rep. Barbara Lee. indybay.org Online event…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-19). Explosion reported at Turkey's Kirkuk-Ceyhan Oil Pipeline. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — A massive explosion hit an oil pipeline in the city of Kahramanmaras in southeastern Turkey on the border with Syria, causing a fire to break out.

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