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2020-09-16: News Headlines

Andrew Korybko (2020-09-16). The US-Brokered Mideast 'Peace' Deals Aren't Really What They Seem. thealtworld.com The loud applause that followed the US-brokered Mideast "peace" deals between "Israel" on one hand and the UAE & Bahrain on the other is misplaced since there was never any real state of war between the "opposing" sides to begin with, but presenting these accords as a "breakthrough for peace" is meant to pressure those remaining countries that refuse to recognize the self-professed "Jewish State" by portraying them as "obstacles to peace" so that they too consider abandoning their principled support for Palestine in exchange for positive media coverage and other perks such as economic support. | There's No "Peace…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-09-16). COVID-19 Coronavirus: The Crisis. "You Simulate and Then You Go Live" globalresearch.ca On January 30th 2020, the WHO Director General declared a Public Health Emergency (PHEIC) in relation to China's novel coronavirus. This far-reaching decision was taken without the support of expert opinion. There were 150 confirmed cases outside China, when the decision was taken. 6 in the US, 3 in Canada, 2 in the UK, etc.

Kathryn Shihadah (2020-09-16). Life Under Seige: The Blockade on Gaza Turns Fourteen and Is Still as Illegal as Ever. mintpressnews.com With no foreseeable end in sight, Israel's blockade on Gaza not only runs afoul of international law, but it has also already been on the radar of the United Nations and human rights groups for well over a decade.

Al Neal (2020-09-16). Idaho's Indigenous Senate candidate Paulette Jordan challenges entrenched Republican power. peoplesworld.org A U.S. Senate race in the state of Idaho could bring about sweeping change to the current Republican-controlled Senate and correct a longstanding historical wrong if it's won by the Democratic opponent to incumbent Republican Sen. Jim Risch. "I'm Paulette Jordan, and I'm running to be the first female senator from the state of Idaho and the first …

WSWS (2020-09-16). Nurse alleges forced sterilizations, medical malpractice at Georgia immigrant detention center. wsws.org The chilling report provides further evidence of the sadistic abuse meted out by the Trump administration in its fascistic war on immigrants.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-16). Palestinians protest against UAE and Bahrain signing "normalization" deals with Israel. peoplesdispatch.org Hundreds of protesters throughout the occupied territories denounced the US mediated deals as betrayal of the Palestinian cause, and vowed to continue their fight against the Israeli occupation…

Eds. (2020-09-16). CBC doubles down on erasing Palestine. mronline.org Activists are determined to hold the broadcaster to account for minimizing Palestine's national identity…

Daniel Renken (2020-09-16). Media narratives about China endanger world peace. peoplesworld.org In recent months, Americans have received a barrage of news on TV, social media, and even late-night talk shows discussing the "aggressive" actions of the People's Republic of China. Whether it's the disputed waters of the South China Sea, the Hong Kong protests, or accusations of religious discrimination and genocide, the presentations of the national …

_____ (2020-09-16). 'Palestinian Self-Determination Not For Sale'. popularresistance.org As US President Donald Trump brought together leaders from Israel, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates to sign deals to establish diplomatic relations, just outside of the White House, hundreds of Palestinians, civil rights and advocacy groups gathered in protest of the occasion, accusing the leaders of ignoring the voices of Palestinians. | Coming together with waves of Palestinian flags, donning traditional keffiyehs, and some wearing masks with the words "Free Palestine", the demonstrators shouted slogans: "No hate, no fear, Bibi is not welcome here", and "Occupation is a crime, normalisation is a crime".

Ramzy Baroud (2020-09-16). The 'Desaparecidos' of Palestine: Gantz Escalates Israel's War on the Dead. mintpressnews.com Benny Gantz's latest 'achievement,' denying dead Palestinians a proper burial, is not entirely a novel idea. In fact, in Israel, bargaining with corpses has been the modus operandi for decades.

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-16). Challenging the Novichok Poisoning of Navalny Hoax by Russia. globalresearch.ca Already strained EU relations with Russia potentially reached a new low over the great novichok poisoning of Alexey Navalny hoax. | On Tuesday, Russia's EU mission challenged the bloc's fake news about what happened to him, saying the following: | "In recent …

CJPME (2020-09-16). Regarding Possible ICC Investigation into Alleged Israeli War Crimes, Canadians Reject Double Standard for Israel. globalresearch.ca Amid growing controversy over a possible International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into Israel, newly published results from a survey conducted by EKOS Research Associates show that Canadians do not want Israel to be treated differently than other countries when it …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-16). Palestinians protest normalization of ties with Israel. peoplesdispatch.org Hundreds of Palestinians across the occupied territories came out on the streets on September 15 protesting the "normalization" of ties with Israel by the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

Ted Snider (2020-09-16). Peace Plans that Have Nothing to Do with Peace. globalresearch.ca On September 11, 2020, Bahrain announced that it had agreed to normalize relations with Israel, following a similar agreement by the United Arab Emirate (UAE). Both agreements are being packaged and sold as historic peace plans. | They're Not Peace Plans…

Pepe Escobar (2020-09-16). How Xinjiang "Interferes" with the EU-China Deal. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on A Beijing-Brussels-Berlin special: that was quite the video-summit. | From Beijing, we had President Xi Jinping. From Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel. And from Brussels, President of the European Council Charles Michel…

RT (2020-09-16). Trump "Wanted to Assassinate" Assad. dissidentvoice.org In a new interview, Donald Trump has confirmed "he wanted to assassinate" Syria's president Bashar al-Assad despite 2 years of flat-out denials the option was even discussed.

Staff (2020-09-16). Noura Erakat: Trump's Bahrain-UAE-Israel Deal Won't Advance Palestinian Peace & Will Up Repression. democracynow.org As the Trump administration celebrates deals establishing diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, we speak with Palestinian American legal scholar Noura Erakat, who says Trump's "peace" agreements are a sham. "This is not about advancing any kind of meaningful, enduring peace, but instead about entrenching a geopolitical alliance that would otherwise increase oppression for people of the Middle East," says Erakat, assistant professor at Rutgers University and author of "Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine."

_____ (2020-09-16). Democrats Ignore U.S. Military's Refutation of 'Russian Bounties' Story. strategic-culture.org Caitlin JOHNSTONE | NBC News Two months after top Pentagon officials vowed to get to the bottom of whether the Russian government bribed the Taliban to kill American service members, the commander of troops in the region says a detailed review of all available intelligence has not been able to corroborate the existence of such a program. | "It just has not been proved to a level of certainty that satisfies me," Gen. Frank McKenzie, comm…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-16). Zionist enemy to pay for aggression: al-Qassam Brigades. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — Ezzedeen al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas Movement, has issued a statement on Wednesday in reaction to the aggressions of the Israeli regime against the Gaza strip.

sputniknews (2020-09-16). Handing Over Afghanistan to Taliban a 'Grave Mistake', Indian Analysts Believe. sputniknews.com As the intra-Afghan talks kicked off in Doha on September 11, India's strategic affairs' community has expressed concern over the future of Afghanistan under the Taliban. India has a wide-ranging development and security partnership with Afghanistan, besides the war-torn country is considered as its gateway into energy-rich Central Asia.

yenisafak (2020-09-16). Nearly 3,500 Palestinians killed during Netanyahu era. yenisafak.com During the prime ministry of Benjamin Netanyahu, who signed an agreement with the UAE and Bahrain to normalize relations, nearly 3,500 Palestinians, including many women and children, were martyred and thousands of others injured in the attacks of Israeli forces.Netanyahu, shown as one of the chief architects of Israel's oppression and violations against Palestine, served as the prime minister during the two bloody attacks on the Gaza Strip under the blockade by the Israeli army.According to the data of the Israeli rights group B'Tselem, nearly 3,500 Palestinian Palestinians have been martyred in the attacks of t…

yenisafak (2020-09-16). UN sends six aid trucks to Idlib, Syria. yenisafak.com The UN on Wednesday dispatched six trucks with humanitarian aid to northwestern Syria, where millions of people remain in need of assistance due to internal conflict.The trucks crossed over into Syria's Idlib province from the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's southern Hatay province.The aid will be distributed among residents of Idlib and nearby rural areas.Syria has been ravaged by a civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimates.Idlib falls within a de-escal…

yenisafak (2020-09-16). Top Russian, Saudi diplomats discuss Yemeni conflict. yenisafak.com Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday discussed the conflict in Yemen with his Saudi counterpart over the phone.Lavrov agreed with Faisal bin Farhan on the need to support UN efforts for a cease-fire in the war-torn country, as well as to implement urgent humanitarian measures and launch a settlement process between the sides, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in an online statement."Sergey Lavrov stressed that progress towards the establishment of long-awaited peace and stability in Yemen is possible only by taking into account the interests and concerns of all the leading political forces, religi…

yenisafak (2020-09-16). 1982 Beirut massacre still haunts survivors. yenisafak.com "We unwittingly came to Lebanon and we will return to our homeland Palestine whenever possible." | About one square kilometer (less than half a square mile) in size, the Sabra and Shatila camp, located west of Beirut, is home to 12,000 Palestinian refugees, according to unofficial data.

yenisafak (2020-09-16). Greece struggles to bring migrants into temporary camp after fire. yenisafak.com Greek authorities were still struggling on Wednesday to move thousands of migrants sleeping rough into a temporary camp, a week after the overcrowded Moria migrant camp burned down, while fears grew over a coronavirus outbreak on the island of Lesbos.More than 12,000 people, mostly refugees from Afghanistan, Africa and Syria, were left without shelter, proper sanitation or access to food and water by the fire that tore through Moria, Greece's biggest camp for migrants reaching its islands by sea.No one was killed or hurt in the fire, which broke out after quarantine measures were imposed following the discovery o…

yenisafak (2020-09-16). US congresswoman honored for helping Palestine. yenisafak.com A US congresswoman has been honored for defending the rights of Palestinians in the face of Israeli human rights abuses."Honored to receive the Champion of Palestinian Rights Award from @AMPalestine today as part of Palestine Advocacy Day," US Democratic Representative Betty McCollum said Tuesday on Twitter, referring to the group American Muslims for Palestine (AMP)."Advancing peace human rights for Palestinian children all children should be a shared priority! #HR2407."House of Representatives Resolution 2407 is the Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act, a…

Andre Vltchek (2020-09-16). Guo Wengui: So Anti-Chinese that even U.S. Establishment cannot stomach him. dissidentvoice.org In some very rare cases, it is better to read British conservative, right-wing press, like The Economist or the Telegraph, instead of the mainstream liberal sheets like The Independent or The Guardian. That is if one wants to come somehow closer to the truth. The Economist is extremely biased; it is pre-historically conservative, anti-Russian, anti-Chinese, …

Walter Smolarek (2020-09-16). New Japanese Prime Minister expected to continue far-right policies of predecessor. liberationnews.org Veteran right wing politician Yoshihide Suga took power as the new Prime Minister of Japan September 16. While his ascension to office ends the administration of Shinzo Abe, the far right policies that characterized the Abe administration are all but certain to continue under new management. Suga is a long-time leader of the Liberal Democratic …

South Front (2020-09-16). Video: Saudi Air Force Is Leveling Yemeni Capital to Ground in Response to Houthi Strikes on Riyadh. globalresearch.ca The Saudi-led coalition has been bombing Yemen with a renewed energy following the recent missile and drone strikes on the Kingdom's capital by the Ansar Allah movement (also known as the Houthis). | According to pro-Houthi sources, Saudi warplanes conducted over …

Tom Anderson (2020-09-16). A new campaign is challenging UK complicity in Israeli apartheid, and it really means business. thecanary.co In the early hours of the morning of Monday 14 September, a group of Palestine solidarity organisers set up a blockade at the gates … | By | In the early hours of the morning of Monday 14 September, a group of Palestine solidarity organisers set up a

_____ (2020-09-16). US Tariffs On China Ruled To Be Illegal. popularresistance.org Geneva — The World Trade Organization said Tuesday that Trump administration tariffs on Chinese goods totaling more than $200 billion are illegal under the rules of the global trade body. | The decision marks the first time the Geneva-based trade body has ruled against a series of tariffs that President Donald Trump's government has imposed on a number of countries, allies and rivals alike. | Trump has repeatedly criticized the WTO, which oversees international disputes on trade, for allegedly treating the U.S. unfairly.

_____ (2020-09-16). World Misses 2020 Biodiversity Goals. popularresistance.org A draft version of the fifth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook, seen by Climate Home News, reported that none of the 20 Aichi biodiversity targets set in Japan in 2010 have been fully met. | It identified failure to account for the role of women as a significant barrier to progress, along with funding shortfalls and harmful subsidies. | Prepared by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the report provides a summary of the state of nature and biodiversity worldwide. | The final report is due to be released next Tuesday after being reviewed by negotiators, with reflections on the way forward and…

Steven Sahiounie (2020-09-16). Israeli-Arab Re-election Gift to Trump. globalresearch.ca President Trump hosts a signing ceremony today in Washington which joins Bahrain, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Israel in the 'Abraham Accord' which establishes full diplomatic relations between Israel and the Persian Gulf monarchies, and portends the possibility that other …

Philip Weiss (2020-09-16). U.S. Is in Middle East 'to Protect Israel' Not for Oil, Trump Says. globalresearch.ca Four days ago, Donald Trump said the U.S. isn't involved in the Middle East for oil, but because we "want to protect Israel." The comments have gone all but unreported in the mainstream press. | Trump made the comment during

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-16). UNODC attaches importance on Iran' counter narcotic messures. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — Hailing Iran's performance in the fight against narcotics, the Executive Director of UNODC expressed readiness to cooperate with Iran in the restitution of criminal's properties who have fled Iran into western countries.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-16). VIDEO: Palestinians slam Bahrain's ties with Zionist Regime. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — Palestinians held a rally in Ramallah against the normalization of relations between Bahrain and the Zionist Regime on Wednesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-16). 410,334 infected by, 352,019 recovered from COVID-19 in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — Iran's Health Ministry announced on Wednesday that the number of coronavirus cases has hit 410,334 in the country, while 352,019 have so far recovered from the disease.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-16). Hands stained with Iranians' blood to end in cemetery. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani in tweet addressing US Trump said those who have bloods of the Iranian children on their hands will end in cemetery, as did Saddam.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-16). Shahriar's death anniv. honored as Day of Persian Poetry. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 17 (MNA) — September 18 is the death anniversary of Seyed Mohammad-Hossein Behjat-Tabrizi, better known by his pen-name Shahriar (1906-1988), who was a prominent Iranian poet.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-16). US think tank under pressure due to hosting FM Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — US administration claimed that the Council on Foreign Relations has violated US law due to planning to host Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif next Tuesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-16). Iran's steel production 10% above global average in 2020 H1. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 17 (MNA) — Deputy Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Khodadad Gharibpour said on Wednesday that steel production in Iran during the first 6 months of 2020 has bee 10 percent higher than the global average.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-16). Pompeo seeking to restore Trump's destroyed credibility. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that Pompeo is seeking to restore Trump regime's destroyed credibility due to its failure in maximum pressure policy against Tehran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-16). Iran-Venezuela ties offering anti-unilateralism model: envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — Stating that the hegemony of the US is over, Venezuela's Ambassador to Tehran told Mehr News Agency that the Iran-Venezuela relations are conveying a message to other countries that they can counter the unilateralism too.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-16). Russia says US 'fully isolated' on international scene. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov in a tweet on Wednesday said the US is "practically fully isolated" on the international scene.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-16). Tehran,Geneva discuss boosting coop. via joint museums. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) —The Deputy Minister of Cultural Heritage and Swiss envoy to Tehran agreed on boosting ties in the fields of joint museum exhibitions and tourism, as well as supporting the intellectual property of Iranian traditional arts.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-16). Parl. hails massive Zolfaghar-99 war game. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — In a statement on Wednesday, the Iranian Parliament hailed the recent Grand Zolfaghar-99 military exercise, staged by the Army.

sputniknews (2020-09-16). Russia Must Release Former US Marine Trevor Reed, House Minority Leader McCarthy Says. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Congressmen from the state of Texas, Michael McCaul and Mike Conaway, also demanded that Russia release Reed.

sputniknews (2020-09-16). $400 Billion Deal Between Iran-China Does Not Impact Our Ties with Tehran: Indian Foreign Minister. sputniknews.com Murmurs of a potential $400 billion trade and military deal between Beijing and Tehran have reached New Delhi. As China and India continue to have estranged relations, Beijing's growing influence in the strategically-important Iran is being seen as a matter of concern by the Indian opposition.

sputniknews (2020-09-16). Justice Department Orders US-Based Al Jazeera to Register as Foreign Agent. sputniknews.com The DOJ claims the online news platform is acting as a Qatari agent in the United State in order to exert influence on America's domestic and foreign policies and its leadership.

sputniknews (2020-09-16). US Looks Forward to Working With New Japanese Prime Minister Suga – Pompeo. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON, September 17 (Sputnik) – The Trump administration congratulates Yoshihide Suga on his election by the main chamber of the Japanese parliament as the next prime minister of Japan and looks forward to working with him, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.

2020-09-15: News Headlines

Alan MacLeod (2020-09-15). Oregon can't fight wildfires because its helicopters were sent to Afghanistan. mronline.org Many of Oregon's largest firefighting aircraft are not available because the Department of Defense has sent them to Afghanistan to fight in the 20-year-old war.

Gareth Porter (2020-09-15). Dark Web Voter Database Report Casts New Doubts on Russian Election Hack Narrative. globalresearch.ca A new report showing that US state-level voter databases were publicly available calls into question the narrative that Russian intelligence "targeted" US state election-related websites in 2016. | *** | A September 1

_____ (2020-09-15). To Succeed, Struggles Have To Be Connected, Not Localized. popularresistance.org In this video, Vijay Prashad, director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, and Fayrouz Sharqawi, Global Mobilisation Coordinator of Grassroots Al-Quds discuss the situation in contemporary Palestine. What do the people of Palestine think in 2020? They talk about former chairman of Palestine Liberation Organization Yasser Arafat's numerous visits to India. They also talk about how Israeli army's recent airstrikes and healthcare crisis due to Covid-19 in the Gaza city are dismantling the life of the people there.

Patrick Cockburn (2020-09-15). America's War on Terror is the True Cause of Europe's Refugee Crisis. counterpunch.org Desperate refugees crammed into cockle-shell boats landing on the shingle beaches of the south Kent coast are easily portrayed as invaders. Anti-immigrant demonstrators were exploiting such fears last weekend as they blockaded the main highway into Dover Port in order "to protect Britain's borders". Meanwhile, the home secretary, Priti Patel, blames the French for not doing enough to stop the flow of refugees across the Channel.

Kenn Orphan (2020-09-15). American Imperialism and the Murder of Jennifer Laude. counterpunch.org "I have seen that we do not intend to free, but to subjugate the people of the Philippines. We have gone to conquer, not to redeem… And so I am an anti-imperialist. I am opposed to having the American eagle put its talons on any other land." — Mark Twain October 15, 1900, The New

Melvin Goodman (2020-09-15). US Marine Corps: Semper Fi, But Why? counterpunch.org Seventy years ago today, September 15, 1950, the U.S. Marine Corps won one of its greatest battles, landing at Inchon on the Korean coast, collapsing the North Korean lines, and enabling U.S. forces to regain the capital of Seoul, South Korea. General Douglas MacArthur conducted the operation over the objections of the Joint Chiefs, who feared that the operation would fail and that there were no reserves to take the place of the Marines who would be lost.

Vanessa Beeley (2020-09-15). Wildfires Rage Across Syria in Wake of Increased US-Led Economic Warfare. mintpressnews.com The combination of a ten year military war, maximum pressure economic sanctions, the deliberate destruction of essential civilian infrastructure and the blatant scorched earth policies of the American neocolonialist foreign policy-managers are designed to reduce Syria to another failed state following NATO's Libya blueprint.

Vijay Prashad (2020-09-15). The difference between the U.S. and China's response to COVID-19 is staggering. mronline.org In Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward's new book, Rage, he reports on interviews he did in February and March with U.S. President Donald Trump about the coronavirus.

Philip Giraldi (2020-09-15). 2020 Elections: Democrats Go All-Out for Israel. globalresearch.ca Those of us who have longed for an end to America's military engagement in the Middle East have hoped for a candidate who was not tied hand and foot to Israel, which is the root cause of the badly-broken and …

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-15). Putin Affirms Support for Lukashenko, Consolidates Russia-Belarus Cooperation against Foreign Intervention. globalresearch.ca On Monday, Vladimir Putin met with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Sochi, Russia. | Both leaders are united against the diabolical made-in-the-USA attempt to transform Belarus into another US vassal state. | On the President of Russia website, Putin said the following: …

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-15). Three Life Sentences Plus 40 Years for Convicted Israeli Settler. globalresearch.ca Convictions of Israelis for crimes against Palestinians are rare exceptions, not the rule — almost never against soldiers and other security forces. | According to Yesh Din Volunteers for Human Rights, violence by Israeli forces and settlers occurs daily, nearly always …

Vijay Prashad (2020-09-15). The difference between the US and China's response to COVID-19 is staggering. peoplesdispatch.org While US continues to suffer the devastating impacts of poor management of the COVID-19 pandemic, China's people-centered approach serves as a model to follow…

_____ (2020-09-15). Inside The World Uyghur Congress. popularresistance.org In recent years, few stories have generated as much outrage in the West as the condition of Uyghur Muslims in China. Reporting on the issue is typically represented through seemingly spontaneous leaks of information and expressions of resistance by Uyghur human rights activists struggling to be heard against a tyrannical Chinese government. | True or not, nearly everything that appears in Western media accounts of China's Uyghur Muslims is the product of a carefully conceived media campaign generated by an apparatus of right-wing, anti-communist Uyghur separatists funded and trained by the US government.

Tsvetana Paraskova (2020-09-15). Iran to Link Its Power Grid to Russia, Azerbaijan. globalresearch.ca Iran's electricity grid will be connected with Russia and Azerbaijan in a few months, once grid compatibility studies are completed, Iran's Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian Iran's power grid could be linked and synchronized to connect with other …

Robert Fantina (2020-09-15). Iran, the United States and False Flags. globalresearch.ca United States' government spokespeople are forever demonizing Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has proclaimed that Iran is the

Rick Sterling (2020-09-15). How the USA and Turkey Plunder and Loot Syria with Impunity. globalresearch.ca While President Trump lashes out at rioting and looting in Portland and Kenosha, half way around the world, the USA and Turkey are plundering and looting Syria on a vastly greater scale with impunity and little publicity. | Turkey Loots Syria, …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-15). India continues crackdown on activists, critics of govt. peoplesdispatch.org The investigation into the Delhi riots of February 2020, which led to the death of 53 people, has from the very beginning focused on critics of the government and activists who had organized anti-government protests earlier. On the other hand, right-wing leaders, including those of the ruling BJP, who made provocative speeches just ahead of the violence continue to roam free.

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2020-09-15). Is Nepal Skirting, Denying or Defying the COVID Pandemic? globalresearch.ca Demonstrations in Kathmandu protesting India's territorial claim on

WSWS (2020-09-15). Israel becomes first country to impose second national COVID-19 lockdown. wsws.org Israel now tops the world rankings in the number of new COVID-19 cases per capita.

Shane Quinn (2020-09-15). US Planned Nuclear Attacks on Every City in the USSR and China. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published in 2018. | In mid-December 1960, a conference was held at Strategic Air Command headquarters near Omaha, Nebraska, to outline America's nuclear war strategy. During the meeting, plans were revealed whereby Moscow alone would be hit …

Raul Diego (2020-09-15). In the Face of "Normalization" Congressional Dems Lobby to Protect Israel's "Qualitative Military Edge" mintpressnews.com A group of Congressional Dems are calling attention to a key pillar of US-Israeli policy in a futile effort to stall an arms deal as Israeli-UAE normalization takes effect.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-15). Israeli terrorist gets three life terms for murdering Palestinian infant and his parents. peoplesdispatch.org Amiram Ben-Uliel firebombed the Dawabsheh family home in the occupied West Bank village of Duma wih Molotov cocktails on July 31, 2015, killing three people, including an 18-month-old infant…

Staff (2020-09-15). Headlines for September 15, 2020. democracynow.org Trump Doubles Down on Climate Crisis Denial as West Coast Burns, World's Largest Vaccine Maker Says It Could Take 5 Years for Universal COVID-19 Vaccination, Trump Calls COVID-19 "The Plague" in April Interview with Woodward as He Called for U.S. to Reopen, Nevada City Fines Venue That Hosted Trump Rally Which Violated State's Coronavirus Restrictions, Appeals Court Gives Trump Greenlight to End Immigration Protections for 400,000 TPS Holders, Whistleblowing Nurse Says Georgia Immigration Jail Performing Forced Hysterectomies, Palestinians Form Unified Front as Israel, UAE and Bahrain Sign Deal Normalizing Relati…

A Guest Author (2020-09-15). Global Days of Rage for Jennifer Laude and all victims of U.S. military aggression! workers.org The following is adapted from a Sept. 11 announcement by GABRIELA Alliance of Filipino Women. The month of September marks the Filipino people's victory against the continuation of permanent U.S. military bases in the Philippines. On Sept. 16, 1991, with widespread call and mobilization in the country, the Philippine Senate . . . |

Anand Naidoo (2020-09-15). The Heat: China-EU summit. america.cgtn.com Chinese President Xi Jinping and leaders of the European Union meet for a second round of talks aimed at boosting trade and investment. Is the Asian economic powerhouse pivoting towards Europe?>

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-09-15). Democrats Ignore US Military's Refutation Of 'Russian Bounties' Story. thealtworld.com NBC News Two months after top Pentagon officials vowed to get to the bottom of whether the Russian government bribed the Taliban to kill American service members, the commander of troops in the region says a detailed review of all available intelligence has not been able to corroborate the existence of such a program. | "It just has not been proved to a level of certainty that satisfies me," Gen. Frank McKenzie, commander of…

yenisafak (2020-09-15). China launches 9 satellites into space from sea. yenisafak.com The satellites from the Jilin-1 Gaofen 03-1 group took off from the Yellow Sea at 9: 23 am (0123 GMT), Xinhua News reported.The indigenously-built Long March-11 carrier rocket was used for the launch, a first from the sea.Last week, China sent an observation satellite, Gaofen-11 02, into the orbit through a Long March-4B carrier rocket. It will be used for mapping efforts in China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative.With its expanded space work including the launch of satellites, China is closer to completing its own space station.It plans to inaugurate its large modular space station this year, which will be pla…

yenisafak (2020-09-15). Germany plans to take in around 1,500 migrants from Greek islands. yenisafak.com German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer are planning to take in around 1,500 refugees from the Greek islands, German news agency dpa reported on Tuesday.Dpa cited politicians focussed on domestic policy as saying that these would be families with children.More than 12,000 people, mostly refugees from Afghanistan, Africa and Syria, were left without shelter, proper sanitation or access to food and water after a fire tore through the overcrowded Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos last Wednesday.

RT (2020-09-15). US military reveals it can't corroborate NYT's story on Russian bounties to Taliban – months after vowing to get to bottom of it. rt.com After two months of digging for evidence that Russia's government paid bounties to Taliban forces to kill American forces in Afghanistan, as reported by the New York Times, the US military has found no corroboration. | "It just has not been proved to a level of certainty that satisfies me," General Frank McKenzie, the commander who oversees US troops in Afghanistan, reportedly The investigation alre…

South Front (2020-09-15). Video: Syria Army Artillery Devastates Militants' Positions in Idlib as Trucks Suffer Fresh Casualties in Afrin. globalresearch.ca Turkish forces have been passing through hard times in northwestern Syria. | First a mysterious 'heart attack' that killed a Turkish general in Idlib. Then, Turkish military positions in the province of Aleppo were devastated by a series of rocket strikes. …

Andrey Ontikov (2020-09-15). Russia's Role in Syria, Tensions between Russia and the US. globalresearch.ca A high level Russian delegation met recently with President Assad in Damascus. In an effort to further understand the importance and implications of the meeting, Steven Sahiounie at

Rick Sterling (2020-09-15). While Trump Berates Portland Looters, the US Gov't Continues to Plunder Syria with Impunity. mintpressnews.com President Trump has lashed out at rioters and looters in Portland and Kenosha, yet halfway around the world, the US military is busy plundering what's left of Syria's wealth on a vastly greater scale and with little publicity.

No Nukes Action (2020-09-15). On Tenth Year Of Fukushima, The Olympics & The Resignation Of Abe. indybay.org No Nukes Action hosts a panel with anti-nuclear activists, unionists and a journalist in Japan about the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the Olympics and the resignation of Abe. It also presents a new videos from Fukushima tens years after the meltdowns.

_____ (2020-09-15). Iraq Is Going Further Down the Drain. strategic-culture.org It was In April 2003 the U.S. invaded Iraq in a wave of exuberant militarism that amongst other things was intended to stabili…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-15). EU claims it has complied with its JCPOA commitments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — the representative of the European Union claimed that the EU has complied with its JCPOA commitments and is concerned over the increase in Iran's uranium stockpile.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-15). Iran reiterates concern on Saudis' secret nuclear activities. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — Iran has once again expressed its concerns over the "non-transparent" nuclear activities of Saudi Arabia.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-15). Combining theory, practice, a must to localize oil equipment. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) —Strengthening domestic production and indigenizing knowledge, technology for producing products and equipment that Iran imports from other countries has become one of the major programs that country is pursuing in recent years.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-15). Gas industry mobilized for sustained supply in winter. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) and all its subsidiaries have been working in the past few months to ensure the sustained supply of gas during the cold season.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-15). "Shabab al-Moqawama" International Conference in Qom. en.mehrnews.com QOM, Sep. 16 (MNA) — The 7th International Conference of the "Shabab al-Moqawama" with the topic of the strategies for confronting Zionism was held in the conference hall of the Dar al-Shifa seminary in Qom, Iran on Monday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-15). More countries may normalize ties with Israeli Regime: Trump. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — US President Donald Trump has claimed that five or six countries could reach similar diplomatic deals with the Zionist Regime in the future.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-15). Al-Maliki holding talks with Velayati in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — The former Prime Minister of Iraq and the secretary-general of the Islamic Dawa Party Nouri al-Maliki met and held talks with Leader's advisor Ali Akbar Velayati in Tehran on Tuesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-15). All countries must take all possible measures to save JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — Secretary General of the United Nations António Guterres called on countries to take all possible measures to safeguard Iran's nuclear deal entitled "Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA".

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-15). Iran ready for any assistance to peace process in Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran has voiced its readiness for any assistance to the peace process in neighboring Afghanistan.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-15). Majority of COVID-19 deaths in Damascus, Syria are unreported. imperial.ac.uk The majority of deaths due to COVID-19 in Damascus, Syria are not reported according to a new report by the Imperial College COVID-19 Response Team.

The Canary (2020-09-15). Louisville to pay millions to Breonna Taylor's mother and reform police. thecanary.co The black woman was shot dead by police at her apartment. | By | The city of Louisville will pay several million dollars to the mother of Breonna Taylor and introduce police reforms as part of a settlement of a lawsuit from her family. | The settlement is reportedly the largest sum paid by the city for a police misconduct case. | Taylor's fatal shooting by police serving a narcotics warrant at her home sparked months of protests in Louisville and calls nationwide for the officers to be charged. | State attorney general Daniel Cameron is investi…

yenisafak (2020-09-15). Belarus does not rule out 'forceful response' to military threats: TASS cites defmin. yenisafak.com The Belarusian defence ministry said on Tuesday it does not rule out a forceful response to what it perceives as military threats, the TASS news agency reported.The defence ministry said any threat would be met with a response within the framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO), a post-Soviet security bloc that includes Russia.It said a number of neighbouring countries were trying to damage relations between Minsk and Moscow, the day after Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed embattled Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko to Sochi.

yenisafak (2020-09-15). Pakistan Air Force aircraft crashes during training. yenisafak.com A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jet crashed in northeastern Punjab province on Tuesday during a training mission, the air force said.No loss of life or property was reported on the ground as the pilot ejected safely, it said in a statement.It added that "a board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of the incident."Several training jets have crashed in the near past.In March, an F-16 fighter jet crashed near the capital Islamabad, killing the pilot. The aircraft was carrying out rehearsals for the March 23 national day parade.

yenisafak (2020-09-15). Indonesia reports coronavirus cases rise by 3,507 to 225,030. yenisafak.com Indonesia reported on Tuesday 3,507 new coronavirus infections, taking the country's total tally to 225,030, Health Ministry data showed.The number of deaths rose by 124 to 8,965, the highest number of fatalities in Southeast Asia.

yenisafak (2020-09-15). Indonesia to beef-up patrols after China coastguard raises suspicion. yenisafak.com Indonesia will increase maritime security operations near some of its islands in the South China Sea after a Chinese coastguard vessel was spotted nearby, raising suspicions about its intentions, a senior security official said on Tuesday.The vessel entered Indonesia's 200-mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the northern Natuna islands on Saturday and left on Monday after radio challenges over jurisdiction, Aan Kurnia, chief of the maritime security agency, Bakamla, told Reuters.Under international law, innocent passage is permitted through another country's EEZ, but Aan said the vessel was lingering too long.

yenisafak (2020-09-15). MoU on Libya-Turkey cooperation approved. yenisafak.com A memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between Turkey and Libya last month has been approved, the country's Official Gazette announced on Tuesday.According to the deal, both governments emphasized the importance of continuing the execution of development projects in Libya, taking into account the country's stability and laying foundations for a genuine bilateral partnership.Turkey and Libya signed the MoU to boost trade and economic relations on Aug. 13.With strong ties dating back to the Ottoman era, Turkey and Libya last November also signed agreements on maritime boundaries, security and military cooperati…