Daily Archives: January 17, 2022

2022-01-17: News Headlines

Vijay Prashad (2022-01-17). Is the West determined to starve the people of Afghanistan? greenleft.org.au Afghanistan is facing a worsening humanitarian crisis, writes Vijay Prashad.

Staff (2022-01-17). Who is Biden's unblinking chief negotiator on Russia & Ukraine? rt.com Wendy Sherman has helped Democratic presidents negotiate now-failed deals with North Korea and Iran | Veteran US diplomat Wendy Sherman is the woman conveying Washington's messages about NATO expansion in Europe to Moscow — but the 'hard-nosed' negotiator was previously involved in sealing security deals with Pyongyang and Tehran. | Neither the Clinton-era Framework Agreement with North Korea nor the Obama-era Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) acted as the enduring restraints on nuclear proliferation that they were meant to be. | Who is Wendy Sherman? | The 72-year-old diplomat heading the US de…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-17). Implementing Iran-China deal not to depend on Vienna talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 17 (MNA) — Chairman of Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said that the implementation of a 25-year deal between Iran and China does not depend on the outcome of the Vienna talks.

Staff (2022-01-17). MLK Day Special: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in His Own Words. democracynow.org Today is the federal holiday that honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was born January 15, 1929. He was assassinated April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 39 years old. While Dr. King is primarily remembered as a civil rights leader, he also championed the cause of the poor and organized the Poor People's Campaign to address issues of economic justice. Dr. King was also a fierce critic of U.S. foreign policy and the Vietnam War. We play his "Beyond Vietnam" speech, which he delivered at New York City's Riverside Church on April 4, 1967, as well as his last speech, "I've Been to…

_____ (2022-01-17). The Turkic Military Alliance or Why has Ankara Accused Russia of Occupying Kazakhstan? journal-neo.org The January events in Kazakhstan and the CSTO's response proved to be a real litmus test of many countries' attitudes towards Russia and the regional balance of power in modern times. Turkey was no exception here, as it showed what was behind its active assurances to Russia and the Central Asian countries of "bona fide …

sputniknews (2022-01-17). 'Divine Miracle': Three-Eyed Calf Born in India Taken for Reincarnation of God Shiva. sputniknews.com Despite some Indian villagers link the birth of the animal to the reincarnation of Lord Shiva, widely mentioned in Hindu mythology for having a third eye in his forehead, a veterinary doctor disagreed with the comparison.

sputniknews (2022-01-17). India to Deploy First S-400 Missile Defense System Unit by April, Reports Say. sputniknews.com NEW DELHI (Sputnik) – India has launched a deployment of the first regiment of S-400 Triumph surface-to-air missile defence system, with the first unit to begin operation in April, media reported on Monday.

sputniknews (2022-01-17). Volcano Monitoring Ineffective in Detecting Deadly Hazards Like Indonesia 2018 Tsunami, Warns Study. sputniknews.com A tsunami wall of water up to four metres high was triggered around the Sunda Strait when the Indonesian island volcano Anak Krakatau collapsed in December 2018, with the mass sliding into the sea. More than 400 people died in the tragedy; some 7,000 were injured and nearly 47,000 were displaced from their homes.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-17). Two explosions hit Karrada area of Baghdad (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 17 (MNA) — Iraqi news sources reported that two explosions took place in the Karrada area of Baghdad, injuring two people.

Staff (2022-01-17). IRGC Quds Force cmdr. visits Iraq's Najaf, Karbala. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 17 (MNA) — The IRGC Quds Force commander Esmaeil Ghaani traveled to Najaf city in central Iraq on Sunday.

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2022-01-17). Podcast Ep 49: How UK activists closed an Israeli arms factory for good. electronicintifada.net We talk with Palestine Action members who did it.

sputniknews (2022-01-17). Gazan Fishermen Struggle to Stay Afloat Despite Israel's Decision to Loosen Its Grip Over The Strip. sputniknews.com Before 2007, when Hamas seized power in the enclave, local fishermen were able to fish in the open sea. But as Israel tightened its blockade over the area, it limited the fishing zone, leaving many in the sector impoverished and unemployed.

Nihonmachi Outreach Committee of San Jose (2022-01-17). Saturday 2/19: San Jose Day of Remembrance: 80th Anniversary EO 9066 WWII Japanese American Incarceration. indybay.org Virtual/online remembrance program…

_____ (2022-01-17). Kishida and Morrison Sign the Japan-Australia Reciprocal Access Agreement. journal-neo.org On January 5, Reuters, citing Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, reported the signing of the so-called Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA) with his Japanese counterpart Kishida. This event is certainly one of the most significant ones in the process of development of the political and strategic situation in the Indo-Pacific region. The November 2020 visit to Japan …

PART (2022-01-17). Thursday 1/20: 'My Mother's Experience': Author Toby Asai Loftus on WWII Japanese American Incarceration. indybay.org Online event…

_____ (2022-01-17). A Lesson in Source Studies or Did Kim Jong-il Really Invent Shawarma? journal-neo.org In early January, several media outlets ran a clickbait headline, "North Korea Claims Kim Jong-il Invented Shawarma." This fast-food dish is popular in post-Soviet countries. The statement about its North Korean roots immediately broke into negative comments about how North Korea is duping the people and making them believe that its top leaders have invented …

WSWS (2022-01-17). Doctor discusses desperate situation at Sri Lankan COVID-19 treatment hospital. wsws.org "Health workers held protests demanding a lockdown, as well as more tests and health facilities. The government only declared a second lockdown because this opposition was developing." — Sri Lanka doctor…

WSWS (2022-01-17). Management-union collaboration ends àáimsata≈ü wildcat strike in Turkey. wsws.org The wildcat strike of metalworkers at the àáimsata≈ü factory in Mersin has been ended as a result of management-union collaboration.

Staff (2022-01-17). 'Drone attack' kills three at Abu Dhabi airport. rt.com Yemen's Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for the strike | Three people were killed and six wounded in an apparent drone attack on Abu Dhabi on Monday, UAE police have said. Yemen's Houthi rebels have announced a strike "deep" in Emirati territory. | Three fuel trucks exploded in the industrial Mussafah area near storage facilities used by oil firm ADNOC, after which a "minor fire" broke out at a construction site at Abu Dhabi International Airport, the Emirati WAM news agency reported, citing police. | Preliminary investigation suggests that the blast and the fire were caused by a drone attack. | Poli…

New Atlas (2022-01-16). Kazakhstan Chaos: An Opportunity, But for Who? newatlas.report January 17, 2022 (Brian Berletic — NEO) — Kazakhstan has suffered severe nationwide violence allegedly prompted by fuel price concerns. However, it quickly became clear that it was instead actually foreign-sponsored destabilization which was, at best, using legitimate public concerns as cover for attempted regime change. A Russian-led deployment of Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) …

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-16). Implementing 25-yr Iran-China deal deadline for Vienna talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) — Chairman of Iran-China Parliamentary Friendship Group said that implementation of a 25-year agreement between Iran and China is a deadline for the West in talks with Iran to decide on removing anti-Iranian sanctions ASAP.

Staff (2022-01-16). World Bank says Iran economy grew by 3.1% in 2021. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) — The World Bank says in its latest report that the Iranian economy grew by 3.1% in 2021 while it had previously predicted that the economy would grow by 2.5%.

ecns.cn (2022-01-16). China, Iran jointly announce implementation of bilateral comprehensive cooperation plan. ecns.cn Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks on Friday with visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian in Wuxi, east China's Jiangsu Province.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-01-16). Dual national Adelkhah retuned to prison for violating rules. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) — Secretary of Iranian Judiciary's Human Rights Council has said Iranian-French citizen Fariba Adelkhah has been jailed again after violating the limits of house arrest many times.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-01-16). Ministries in talks with Chinese to implement 25-year deal. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) — The Iranian economy minister said Sunday that Iranian ministries are negotiating with the Chinese side to reach shared deals to implement the 25-year strategic partnership signed between two nations last year.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-01-16). It is up to Yemeni people to decide on their country's future. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) — A senior Iranian diplomat said Sun. that the people of Yemen will make the final decision on their country's future, adding that the lifting of the oppressive blockade could trigger a political settlement in the country.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-01-16). Iran plans to extensively expand exports to China. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) — The Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy Mehdi Safari said an Uzbek delegation will visit Iran's Chabahar port, adding that Tehran is planning to extensively expand exports to China.

Staff (2022-01-16). Iran-Russia trade value increases by 41% in first 9 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) — Iranian customs administration said that Iran-Russia trade in the first nine months of the year 1400 in the Iranian calendar has increased by 12% in weight and 41% in value compared to the same period last year.

Staff (2022-01-16). Parl. to support Iran-Russia strategic bilateral relations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) — Referring to President Raeisi's imminent visit to Russia, a member of the Iranian Parliament said that the Parliament will support strategic bilateral relations between Iran and Russia.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-16). Iranian delegation to visit Iraq for economic talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) — An Iranian economic delegation will leave for Iraq on Monday to discuss the expansion of cooperation in various fields.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-01-16). Bodies of 2 Holy Defense martyrs buried in interior ministry. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) — The remnants of the corpses of the two Iranian soldiers who were martyred during the Holy Defense against the Saddam regime whose identities are still unknown were buried at the Interior Ministery compound on Sunday.

Staff (2022-01-16). Pres. Raeisi to meet Russian counterpart in Moscow next week. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) — A Russian source announced that the Iranian President is going to pay a visit to Russia next week to meet and hold talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

Balihar Sanghera (2022-01-16). Rentier capitalism and class warfare in Kazakhstan. zcomm.org Blame 'free' market reforms that benefit the rich and powerful at the expense of the working class for the country's recent protests…

ecns.cn (2022-01-16). Hong Kong extends anti-epidemic measures for 14 more days. ecns.cn The current anti-epidemic measures will be extended for 14 more days until Feb. 3, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government announced on Friday.

sputniknews (2022-01-16). Video of Indian Troops Dancing at Freezing Temperatures in Kashmir Goes Viral. sputniknews.com India's Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed heavy snowfall and temperatures dropping to -10 degress Celsius. Indian Army troops who are based in the region have reverted to age-old remedies to keep themselves warm in these seemingly harsh weather conditions.

sputniknews (2022-01-16). Massive Fire at British-Era Secunderabad Club in India's Telangana, Police Probe Started – Video. sputniknews.com The Secunderabad club was earlier known as the Secunderabad Garrison Club, the Secunderabad Gymkhana Club, and the United Services Club. Until 1947, only British residents and a few high-ranking officers were offered membership in the club.

Staff (2022-01-16). Iran-China 25-year deal enjoying 'win-win' approach. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) — Stating that relations between Tehran and Beijing are expanding in all areas, Iran Foreign Minister said that the 25-year-strategic partnership between the two countries will be implemented with a win-win approach.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-16). World media coverage of Iran-China strategic partnership. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) — The 25-year comprehensive strategic partnership agreement which was signed by Iran and China in March 2021 has been reflected in international media outlets and received widespread media coverage.

_____ (2022-01-16). Public Health Professionals Must Demand An End To Weaponized Drones. popularresistance.org On January 13, 2017, a family including a husband, wife and three small children scurried from building to building in East Mosul, Iraq. They were seeking refuge as a battle between ISIS (also known as Daesh) and U.S.-backed forces swirled around them. The family was huddled in an abandoned school surrounded by other civilians when a U.S.-operated drone struck and destroyed the structure. The father and one of his sons narrowly escaped with their lives. The tragic fate of his wife and other children would not be confirmed until months later when he watched as their bodies were excavated from the rubble. | This ac…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-16). US logistics convoy comes under attack in Iraq's Basra prov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) — Iraqi sources reported a new attack launched on US army's logistics convoy in Iraq's Basra on Sunday afternoon.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-16). Turkish base in northern Iraq comes under rocket attacks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) — A Turkish military base in the eastern province of Mosul in Iraq was targeted by rockets.

teleSUR, SB (2022-01-16). Guerra del Golfo, primer paso al rediseño imperial. telesurtv.net La guerra inició el 16 de enero de 1991 y terminó el 28 de febrero de ese año con la liberación de Kuwait y la retirada de las tropas iraquíes de ese país.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-16). Iraqi Army seize weapons belonging to ISIL in Iraq's Nineveh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) — Following a large-scale operation launched in western Iraqi province of Nineveh on Sunday, Iraqi Army confiscated a quantity of weapons belonging to ISIL Takfiri remnants.

sputniknews (2022-01-16). Turkish Base in Iraq Comes Under Rocket Fire, Reports Say. sputniknews.com DOHA (Sputnik) – A Turkish military base in Zlikan, northeast of the Iraqi city of Mosul, has come under rocket fire for the second time in two days, a source in the Iraqi security forces told the Shafaq news agency.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-16). Zionism & Imperialism Feed Off of the Vile Conditions They Create. libya360.wordpress.com Rainer Shea Last year, Israel came under unprecedented international scrutiny when it launched a campaign to bomb Gazan civilian centers, including prominent buildings within the city, in response to rocket attacks from Hamas. Defenders of Israel's actions cited the fact that the Hamas attacks put Israeli civilians in danger in addition to military targets, implying that this means Israel…

teleSUR, JDO (2022-01-16). Junta Militar de Myanmar imputa nuevos cargos a líder Suu Kyi. telesurtv.net Alegan que violó regulaciones financieras y causó pérdidas económicas. También acusaron al derrocado presidente Win Myint.

Staff (2022-01-16). Suspect dead after FBI storm Texas synagogue, freeing hostages. rt.com The hostage-taker reportedly demanded the release of a Pakistani woman convicted of attempting to kill US military personnel | All four people who were held hostage at a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas on Saturday are "alive" and "safe," the authorities said as media reported gunfire and sounds resembling that of an explosion at the scene. | Though one male hostage had been released unharmed earlier on Saturday, the three remaining hostages were not able to leave until an FBI rescue team which had flown in from Quantico, Virginia stormed the building following a 12-hour standoff with the suspect. | Shortly aft…

ecns.cn (2022-01-16). Pakistan assumes chairmanship of Group of 77 and China. ecns.cn Taking over from the Republic of Guinea the leadership of the Group of 77 (G77) and China for 2022, Pakistan assumed its duties on Friday.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-16). Thousands rally for labour protections, public services in South Korea and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at the 2022 People's Rally against inequality in South Korea, the killing of 23 year old Ashling Murphy in Ireland, and more…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-16). Rocket attacks reported on US base in Syria's Deir Ez-Zor. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (MNA) — News sources reported that a US military base in eastern Syria came under rocket attacks on Saturday night.

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