2023-02-23: News Headlines

Middle East Monitor (2023-02-23). Sanctions or Assad: What is blocking Aid from entering northern Syria? juancole.com Sulaiman Lkaderi | ( Middle East Monitor ) As the death toll from the earthquakes which rocked Turkiye and Syria continues to rise, many are questioning whether sanctions on Syria are preventing aid from reaching the war-torn country. After 12 years of civil war, most of Syria is once again under the control …

American Indian Resource Center at UCSC (2023-02-23). Monday 3/13: Architects of Abundance: Indigenous Regenerative Food Systems and the Excavation of Hidden History. indybay.org Merrill Cultural Center, UC Santa Cruz | Directions: goo.gl/maps/Z18NZ9XyVJREK1f89 | This is a hybrid event, presented both in-person and virtually.

WSWS (2023-02-23). Following corruption allegations, the fall of India's Adani group continues. wsws.org The combined market value of the group's shares has fallen to below $100 billion, bringing to $135 billion the loss of market capitalisation since the US-based Hindenburg Research published a report on January 24 alleging widespread accounting fraud and stock manipulation.

WSWS (2023-02-23). Japan exploits Chinese balloon incident to justify war plans. wsws.org Tokyo's response is being coordinated with the United States without providing any evidence that so-called "spy balloons" are meant for espionage purposes.

____ (2023-02-23). Fifty-one workers missing after coal mine collapse. ecns.cn Fifty-one workers remain missing after an accident where an open-pit coal mine collapsed in Alshaa League, Inner Mongolia autonomous region, according to local authorities.

____ (2023-02-23). At least four dead, five injured after coal mine collapses in Inner Mongolia. ecns.cn Rescue workers found nine people, including four who died, in the rubble of a collapsed coal mine in Alshaa League, Inner Mongolia autonomous region, according to local authorities.

Shriya Singh (2023-02-23). Pakistan's economic crisis likely to worsen after passing of IMF-dictated budget, rise in fuel prices. peoplesdispatch.org The Finance (Supplementary) Bill, 2023, was tabled last week, on February 15, in line with measures required to secure the next IMF loan tranche of USD 1.1 billion…

Foreign Policy in Focus (2023-02-23). U.S. Sanctions Are Hurting Syrians. juancole.com By Farrah Hassen | ( Foreign Policy in Focus ) March 2023 will mark 12 years of war in Syria. No country should reach such a tragic milestone. What began in March 2011 as an uprising for Syrian dignity against President Bashar al-Assad's corruption and authoritarian rule has since morphed into several, ongoing …

____ (2023-02-23). 7.2-magnitude quake hits Tajikistan. ecns.cn A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Tajikistan, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported Thursday.

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