2024-02-27: News Headlines

albawaba (2024-02-27). Video: Indian train travels 70km without driver. albawaba.com ALBAWABA In a bizarre incident that has sparked concerns over railway safety, a freight train embarked on a journey without driver spanning over 70 kilometers from Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua to Punjab's Hoshiarpur district on February 25.According to authorities, the incident unfolded when the train's operator failed to engage the hand brake before disembarking from the stationary train at Pathankot station. This oversight resulted in the train beginning to move along the track unattended.üöâA driverless train was spotted travelling at nearly 60mph (100kmh) in India. | According to authori…

tvbrics (2024-02-27). Indian Prime Minister says investment inflows in textile manufacturing doubled. tvbrics.com Narendra Modi urged industrialists to adopt eco-friendly technologies…

CADTM International, Maxime Perriot (2024-02-27). In Nepal, CADTM delegates took part in the opening march of the World Social Forum and successfully completed their initial workshops. cadtm.org The World Social Forum, which took place this year in Kathmandu (Nepal), began on Thursday 15 February 2024. The CADTM International network was represented by delegates from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Kenya, Côte d'Ivoire and the Shared International Secretariat. A total of seven activities were carried out by the delegation.
| Thursday 15 February: The opening march
| The opening march brought together nearly 15,000 people who marched to demand a different world.The slogans (…) | – | /…

Maxime Perriot, Sushovan Dhar (2024-02-27). Modi's India is more unequal than ever. cadtm.org

People's Dispatch. (2024-02-27). US Soldier Self-Immolates In Opposition To Israel's Genocide In Gaza. popularresistance.org Aaron Bushnell, an active duty member of the US Air Force, set himself on fire in front of the Israeli embassy in Washington DC on Sunday, February 25 to protest Israel's ongoing genocide in Gaza and his country's support to the war. | Bushnell live streamed his "extreme act of protest" on Twitch and stated, "I am an active duty member of the US Air Force and I will no longer be complicit in genocide. I am about to engage in an extreme act of protest, but compared to what people have been experiencing in Palestine at the hands of their colonizers, it is not extreme at all. This is what our ruling class has decide…

Staff (2024-02-27). Justice Amit Sharma recuses himself from Shahrukh Pathan's bail hearing; matter deferred to 29th Feb. muslimmirror.com By Muslim Mirror Staff In a significant development, the bail hearing for Shahrukh Pathan, a key figure in the Delhi riots case, witnessed a notable turn as Justice Amit Sharma recused himself from presiding over the matter. The decision, which occurred today, has garnered attention and added another layer of intrigue to the ongoing legal …

Staff (2024-02-27). Justice Amit Sharma recuses himself from Shahrukh Pathan's bail hearing; matter deferred to 29th Feb. muslimmirror.com By Muslim Mirror Staff In a significant development, the bail hearing for Shahrukh Pathan, a key figure in the Delhi riots case, witnessed a notable turn as Justice Amit Sharma recused himself from presiding over the matter. The decision, which occurred today, has garnered attention and added another layer of intrigue to the ongoing legal …

WSWS (2024-02-27). Sri Lankan trade unions end protest with more futile appeals to government. wsws.org The trade union leaderships are desperately attempting to block a unified national movement of the working class to fight the Wickremesinghe government and its IMF austerity measures.

Staff (2024-02-27). 'Unity, not victory our priority,' says Kumaraswamy on RS polls. muslimmirror.com Bengaluru : Former Karnataka Chief Minister and JD (S) State President H.D. Kumaraswamy on Tuesday said that not winning the election but his party's top priority is to maintain unity among its cadre. "We need to show that our party cadre is united. Victory does not matter at this stage. We need to show unity …

Staff (2024-02-27). 'Unity, not victory our priority,' says Kumaraswamy on RS polls. muslimmirror.com Bengaluru : Former Karnataka Chief Minister and JD (S) State President H.D. Kumaraswamy on Tuesday said that not winning the election but his party's top priority is to maintain unity among its cadre. "We need to show that our party cadre is united. Victory does not matter at this stage. We need to show unity …

newarab (2024-02-27). Nawaz Sharif's daughter elected chief minister of Punjab. newarab.com The daughter of former prime minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif was elected chief minister in her family's long-time power base of Punjab province, after Pakistan held

albawaba (2024-02-27). Pakistani woman assaulted due to dress adorned with Arabic words. albawaba.com ALBAWABA In a distressing incident in Pakistan, a woman faced a terrifying ordeal after being assaulted by a group of individuals who mistakenly believed her attire, adorned with Arabic calligraphy, to contain of Quran. The assailants threatened her life, prompting intervention by Pakistani law enforcement authorities.The situation unfolded in Lahore, the capital of Punjab province, where the woman found herself surrounded by a gathering crowd outside a local restaurant. Initially, approximately 300 people had assembled around her, with tensions escalating rapidly.ÿ≠ÿµŸÑ Ÿ&Arin…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-27). Two KPJ Healthcare hospitals in Malaysia join Mayo Clinic Care Network. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, and ROCHESTER, Minn. — KPJ Healthcare Berhad (KPJ Healthcare or the "Group") and Mayo Clinic have announced that two KPJ specialist hospitals, KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital (KPJ DSH) and Damansara Specialist Hospital 2 (DSH2), are the newest members of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. These hospitals are the first members from Malaysia to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a group of carefully vetted healthcare organizations with special access to Mayo Clinic's…

Alexis Sterling (2024-02-27). Tragic protest: Air Force member self-immolates outside Israeli Embassy. nationofchange.org This tragic event forces a global reflection on the intersection of personal despair, political protest, and the international community's response to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

Ana Perdigón (2024-02-27). Socialist International Expels Venezuela's Popular Will Party. orinocotribune.com The Socialist International (SI) expelled the far-right Popular Will party (VP) because they "exceeded the organization's ethical codes" after modifying their ideological line, according to SI. | In Venezuela and other places in the world, analysts expressed surprise when the far-right VP was accepted into the Socialist International despite the long list of parties that are no longer socialist and still are part of this international group. | Socialist International brings together social democratic, socialist, and labor political parties from around the world. It ratified the expulsion of Popular Will because t…

Binoy Kampmark (2024-02-27). Old Problems with the New: Reforming the UN Security Council. dissidentvoice.org The end of the Second World War was a calamitous catalyst, laying the bricks and mortar for institutions that were always going to look weary, almost comically so, after some decades. The United Nations was meant to be the umbrella international organisation, covering an eclectic array of bodies that seem, to this day, unfathomably complex. …

ecns.cn (2024-02-27). NPC deputies prompt bay beautification. ecns.cn The Ministry of Ecology and Environment has vowed to intensify measures this year to promote the construction of beautiful bays to meet the increasing demand for an attractive environment, following suggestions from national legislators.

ecns.cn (2024-02-27). China's homegrown C919, ARJ21 commence Southeast Asian demo flights. ecns.cn A ceremony for demonstration flights of China's domestically produced regional jet ARJ21 and large passenger aircraft C919 in Southeast Asia was launched at Van Don International Airport in Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) announced on Tuesday.

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2024-02-27). Palestine thanks the world for support in ICJ hearing. plenglish.com Ramallah, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The Palestinian Government thanked on Tuesday the countries that presented arguments before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to denounce Israeli crimes in the occupied territories, especially in the Gaza Strip.

infobrics (2024-02-27). The Expansion of BRICS: Challenges and Opportunities for Pakistan. infobrics.org The 15th summit of the BRICS member states was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on August 31, 2023. These groups of big emerging national economies have announced the addition of six new members in an attempt to restructure the global liberal economic order and provide a counterbalance to the US and its western allies…

infobrics (2024-02-27). BRICS Agenda for Digital Sovereignty. infobrics.org With Russia chairing BRICS this year, there is added urgency to the relevant avenues of international cooperation in ICT security and digital sovereignty within the bloc…

NEOB (2024-02-27). Current legal framework must transform to respond to society's current needs – DP Mashatile. sanews.gov.za Current legal framework must transform to respond to society's current needs – DP Mashatile | Deputy President Paul Mashatile says although much has been done to address challenges in the criminal justice system, the current legal framework requires transformation and amendments that align with society in its current form. | He was delivering the keynote address at the official opening of the National Conference on the implementation of the Integrated Criminal Justice System (ICJS) programme and the review of the Criminal Procedure Act. | The conference is expected to be held over the next three days. | "For many…

NEOB (2024-02-27). Law must crack down on police killers – Cele. sanews.gov.za Law must crack down on police killers – Cele | Police Minister Bheki Cele has called for stricter laws to crack down even harder on criminals who murder police officers. | The Minister was speaking during a panel discussion at the National Conference on the Implementation of the Integrated Criminal Justice System (ICJS) programme and the review of the Criminal Procedure Act. | Cele highlighted that between October and December 2023, at least 22 police officers were killed. | "Our call… is that human rights must be respected. Police are humans and they have rights. I would really like to see [the law] protecting…

nosihle (2024-02-27). KwaZulu-Natal records high number of rhino poaching cases. sanews.gov.za KwaZulu-Natal records high number of rhino poaching cases | While efforts to prevent rhino poaching have resulted in positive outcomes in national parks across the country, South Africa has seen a shift in rhino poaching with the majority of cases in the past year being recorded in KwaZulu-Natal. | "The pressure again has been felt in the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province with Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park facing the brunt of poaching cases losing 307 of the total national poaching loss. This is the highest poaching loss within this province," Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Barbara Creecy said on Tuesda…

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2024-02-27). The Forum of Supporters of the Struggle Against Modern Practices of Neocolonialism. orinocotribune.com The Russian political party "United Russia" held the first "For the Freedom of Nations" International Forum of Supporters of the Struggle Against Modern Practices of Neocolonialism on 16-17 February 2024 in Moscow. It brought together over 400 participants from more than 55 countries of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Europe and the CIS, representing the global majority. | From Türkiye the Vatan Party attended the forum. Vatan Party Deputy Chairman Ethem Sancak and the party's representative in Russia, Mehmet Perinàßek, who is also a United World International author, held speeches at the…

Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (2024-02-27). International Day for Palestinian Journalists on February 26, Everywhere in the World. indybay.org The Palestinian Journalist's Syndicate is calling for an international day of solidarity for Palestinian journalists who have been arrested, beaten, jailed and murdered by the IDFF…

presstv.ir (2024-02-27). Arab League: Israel's occupation of Palestine 'affront to international justice'. presstv.ir The League says failure to end the occupation has led to the current trend of savagery Israel follows against the Palestinians people.

presstv.ir (2024-02-27). In Numbers: Israeli regime's genocidal acts in Gaza since ICJ ruling on Jan. 26. presstv.ir Despite the International Court of Justice calling for a halt in Israel's genocidal war on Gaza a month ago, the regime continues to kill Palestinians and bombard their homes and neighborhoods…

Ruth Milka (2024-02-27). Trump's pledge for unprecedented power to Christian nationalists and promises of 'largest deportation' stir concerns. nationofchange.org These declarations, made in the run-up to crucial primaries and the CPAC convention, offer a glimpse into Trump's potential second-term agenda.

Sean Callebs (2024-02-27). The Heat: Global Economy. america.cgtn.com The International Monetary Fund upgraded its outlook for global economy for 2024, pointing to the better-than-expected performance of China and the United States last year. Meanwhile, Japan, the United Kingdom and Germany are dealing with recession. | Joining the discussion: | Klaus Larres is a fellow at the…

Staff (2024-02-27). PSUV: Venezuela's Opposition Disguises its Shortcomings with Violence. orinocotribune.com The vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, warned that Venezuela's opposition wants to hide its failures with violence. However, he assured, the government will not fall for these provocations. | This Monday, February 26, during the weekly press conference of the PSUV National Directorate, Cabello was asked about the national tour that the opposition leader, María Corina Machado, is undertaking. Despite being disqualified from holding public office, Machado continues to behave as though she is campaigning. | In this regard, the PSUV leader stated that this sector of Ve…

Staff (2024-02-27). Venezuela Produces 97% of Food it Consumes. orinocotribune.com The gradual recovery observed in Venezuela's economy can be seen in the increase in agricultural production, which has recorded 14 consecutive quarters of growth despite the blockade and unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States. | Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro explained this last Wednesday, February 21, during a work day dedicated to national production. He highlighted that this progress towards a productive and independent economy has been carried out through Venezuela's own efforts amid the difficulties caused by illegal US sanctions. | During the activity, President Maduro presented economic…

unitedEditor (2024-02-27). Multilateral organizations representing millions demand Israel's withdrawal. uwidata.com With its public hearings on the sixth day, the International Court of Justice concluded its public proceedings in regard to the legal consequences of Israel's policies and practices in the Occupied Palestinian Territories including Jerusalem. The proceedings had been demanded End of 2022 by a resolution from the UN General Assembly. The court was called …

tvbrics (2024-02-27). Participants in the Multipolarity Forum and the Congress of the Russophile Movement share their views on the need for change in international politics. tvbrics.com Representatives of the Russian Foreign Ministry spoke at the event…

Andrew Elrod, n+1. (2024-02-27). What was the CIO? popularresistance.org After decades of defeat, workers are on the move again. Many of those interested today in a revived labor movement know that unions once exercised real sway over the national economy and politics in the US. And the distant memory of how the labor movement was built holds great symbolic power: as thousands of union organizers have asked in meetings, how did they do it in the 1930s? The United Auto Workers named and conceptualized their recent, triumphant "Stand-Up Strike" in explicit homage to their union's breakthrough sitdown strikes of 1936—1937.

CADTM International, Maxime Perriot (2024-02-27). The CADTM holds seven successful workshops at the World Social Forum in Kathmandu (Nepal). cadtm.org

Chris Walker (2024-02-27). Petition Blasts Mike Johnson Over Christian Nationalist Chaplain Appearance. truthout.org A petition that condemns Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-Louisiana) for collaborating with a Christian nationalist pastor — who pushed false election fraud claims in support of former President Donald Trump — has amassed thousands of signatures. The petition from Faithful America, an organization that describes itself as a "community of Christians putting faith into action for love and social… |

Friends of Socialist China. (2024-02-27). China Affirms Palestinian People's Right To Wage Armed Struggle. popularresistance.org The government of China has made an extremely important statement affirming the right of the Palestinian people to engage in armed struggle for liberation. | Speaking on February 22, on the second day of the International Court of Justice (ICJ)'s hearings on 'The Legal Consequences arising from the Policies and Practices of Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jersusalem', held at the Hague, Holland, Ma Xinmin, Legal Adviser to China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said, referring to the results of the 'Six Day War' in June 1967, that 57 years have passed since Israel began its occupation a…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-27). Deactivating US Military Bases in the Persian Gulf. libya360.wordpress.com Suat Delgen US weapons are dropping on Gaza, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen, so some major Arab states hosting US military bases are now telling Washington 'You can't launch from here.' In West Asia, the bedrock of US power projection lies in its strategically located military bases nestled within the Persian Gulf. However, the future of…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-27). Hamas Calls on ICJ to Stop Israel's War on Gaza. libya360.wordpress.com President of the Judges, Judge Nawaf Salam gestures ahead of public hearings at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands on legal consequences of Israeli actions in the Palestinian territory on February 26, 2024 ( Nikos Oikonomou — Anadolu Agency ) The Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas has called on the International Court…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-27). ICJ Closes Final Day of Hearings on the Occupation of Palestinian Territory. libya360.wordpress.com The Cradle Nations call on the court to recognize that Israel's occupation of the West Bank territories is illegal A number of nations and entities came together in a UN top court at the Hague to further condemn Israel on the final day of the International Court of Justice ICJ's hearing on Israel's occupation of Palestinian territory on 26…

newarab (2024-02-27). Iraqi government to pay KRG employees per top court's order. newarab.com Iraq's finance minister, Tayif Sami, announced on Monday that her ministry will promptly This decision follows last week's directive from Iraq's top court, which ordered the Iraqi federal government to 'nationalise' salaries of the northern region's public payroll. | Sami today affirmed that the salaries of the public sector employees in Iraq and the northern…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-27). Can you prevent cancer with lifestyle changes? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In the U.S., 4 out of 10 cancer cases are associated with preventable risk factors. That's according to the latest Cancer Progress Report from the American Association for Cancer Research. February is National Cancer Prevention Month, and Dr. Jon Ebbert, medical director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, says it's never too late to make lifestyle changes that can decrease your risk of cancer. Watch: Prevent cancer with lifestyle changes youtu.be/__d7F9sEcaQ Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 27) is…

Oksana Mironova, Protean Magazine. (2024-02-27). The National Fight For Rent Control. popularresistance.org In April 2015, the Pacific Standard (RIP to yet another quality outlet shuttered) published a defense of rent control—with an opening salvo declaring it dead. New York tenant organizers would go on to win small, highly technical improvements to their rent regulation system a little later that year, but in the broad strokes, the Standard's appraisal at the time wasn't wrong. Localized systems in New York, California, and New Jersey were riddled with pro-landlord loopholes, while 31 states had instituted outright rent control bans, most at the behest of a shadowy neo-con organization.

Oraily Madruga Rios (2024-02-27). Congress takes step prior to massive dismissal of magistrates in Peru. plenglish.com Lima, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The unpopular Congress of the Republic of Peru took on Monday the step prior to the summary dismissal of the seven members of the National Justice Board (JNJ), the body that appoints, evaluates and removes judges and prosecutors.

Staff (2024-02-27). URGENT: meeting called at parliament over 'Islamophobic demonisation' of pro-Palestine marches. thecanary.co Representatives of the coalition organising the national Palestine marches, along with MPs and civil liberties organisations, will hold a press conference tomorrow morning (Wednesday 28 February) in parliament to address the growing attacks on the right to protest — including what they call the 'Islamophobic demonisation' of the marches. Peaceful protest now akin to insurrection …

WSWS (2024-02-27). Washington D.C. Democrats and pseudo-left support draconian, punitive crime bill. wsws.org As is the case in Democratic Party-run governments at the local and national levels, rather than deal with the root social causes of crime, bourgeois politicians advocate a massive crackdown on the poorest layers of the population and criminalizing poverty.

WSWS (2024-02-27). The Logic of Zionism: From Nationalist Myth to the Gaza Genocide. wsws.org Mehring Books is pleased to announce the publication of a new volume featuring three lectures given by David North in response to the eruption of war in Gaza.

teleSUR (2024-02-26). Argentine Teachers Begin National Strike Against Milei's Policy. telesurenglish.net On Monday, the Confederation of Education Workers of the Argentine Republic (CTERA) initiated a 24-hour national strike against the far-right President Javier Milei's policies. | RELATED: | The education workers demand salary increases to compensate for the accelerated loss of purchasing power and reject budget cuts affecting public goods and services. | The strike also opposes the elimination of the National Teacher In…

teleSUR (2024-02-26). Israeli Military Presents Plan to Attack Rafah. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said that Israel's army presented the War Cabinet with an operational attack plan and an evacuation plan for civilians in the southern Gazan city of Rafah. | RELATED: | The announcement came despite international calls for Israel not to launch a ground operation in Rafah, where over a million people are seeking shelter from Israeli bombardments elsewhere. | The cabinet approved a plan for food trucks to enter northe…

teleSUR (2024-02-26). Palestinian Authority Government Submits Resignation to Abbas. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Prime Minister Mohamed Shtayeh and his cabinet presented their resignation to Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA). | RELATED: | "I put the government's resignation at the disposal of President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday, February 20, and today I present it in writing," Shtayeh said at the beginning of a meeting with the PNA cabinet in Ramallah, in the West Bank. | Shtayeh expla…

albawaba (2024-02-27). Zuckerberg gets mixed reactions after eating McDonald's in Japan. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – Meta owner Mark Zuckerberg was heavily slammed after posting his photos on Facebook while enjoying a McDonald's meal in Japan.Pro-Palestinian activists and human rights advocates rebuked the American billionaire after his photos from inside McDonald's Japan, considering that the American multinational fast food chain is facing a tough boycott campaign following support to Israel.Mark Zuckerberg posted three pictures from McDonald's Japan and captioned them: "Japanese McDonald's: 10/10. Give these guys a Michelin star."Despite the heavy backlash that Zuckerberg got from pro-Palestinians, some praised th…

albawaba (2024-02-27). Man Utd, Barcelona to vie for Juve midfielder Adrien Rabiot. albawaba.com Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot has been linked yet again with a potential move to Manchester United, according to SPORT.Barcelona are also interested in the France international whose contract will expire in the summer.United have been monitoring the former PSG star for a long time and are planning to sign him at the end of the season as a free agent.The English giants understand that Barca will be hovering around the Frenchman as well.Rabiot is yet to make a decision regarding his future amid Juve's hesitance to extend the deal. The 28-year-old has four goals and three assists in 23 appearances for the Old La…

albawaba (2024-02-27). Neves: I received offers from Barcelona and Arsenal before moving to Al-Hilal. albawaba.com Al Hilal midfielder Ruben Neves revealed that he received offers from Barcelona and Arsenal before leaving Wolverhampton last summer.The Portugal international admitted he could have remained in Europe, but he eventually opted to make the switch to Saudi Arabia.He went on to sign for Al-Hilal for ‚Ǩ55 million and signed a three-year-deal. The 26-year-old told O Jogo, as quoted by Tribal Football: "I was close to three clubs and in the end it didn't happen, which saddened me and helped me make the decision to go to Al Hilal."I don't want to name names, but Barcelona was one of the hottest and it…

Khushboo Razdan (2024-02-27). US, semiconductor firms in 'tough' talks over funding American chip manufacturing: commerce secretary. scmp.com Negotiations will result in each company 'doing more for economic and national security at a lower cost to the taxpayer', says Gina Raimondo.

Palestinian Information Center (2024-02-27). Hamas: War of Starvation in Gaza 'Disgrace to Humanity'. indybay.org "The international [community's] inability and the American cover for the crime of starvation that the occupation uses as a weapon to achieve political goals is a disgrace to humanity that history will not erase, even if the American administration hides behind misleading statements about the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip," Hamas said in a statement. "It will not absolve it of its responsibility and participation in war crimes committed against defenseless civilians," Hamas added.

teleSUR (2024-02-27). Anti-Venezuela Campaign Has Intensified: President Maduro. telesurenglish.net On Monday, President Nicolas Maduro denounced the escalation of the campaign aimed at damaging Venezuela's international image. | RELATED: | During his program "With Maduro +," he mentioned that U.S. imperialism and the Venezuelan far-right invent fake news every day to discredit the South American country through international portals and social networks. This happens at a time when the far-right opposition is losing the poss…

2024-02-27 16:21:58 | 16:21 EST | tr | 59 | 0 | 3 | 56 | 0 

2024-02-26: News Headlines

presstv.ir (2024-02-26). Indian farmers, police exchange tear gas and firecrackers. presstv.ir Angry Indian farmers fire firecracker sky shots at the police after being tear gassed at the Shambhu border in Punjab.

teleSUR, JDO (2024-02-26). Al menos siete muertos tras explosión en fábrica de petardos en India. telesurtv.net Ocurrió en el norteño estado de Uttar Pradesh. El estallido pudo escucharse a varios kilómetros de distancia.

CADTM International, Maxime Perriot (2024-02-26). In Nepal, CADTM delegates took part in the opening march of the World Social Forum and successfully completed their initial workshops. cadtm.org The World Social Forum, which took place this year in Kathmandu (Nepal), began on Thursday 15 February 2024. The CADTM International network was represented by delegates from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Kenya, Côte d'Ivoire and the Shared International Secretariat. A total of seven activities were carried out by the delegation.
| Thursday 15 February: The opening march
| The opening march brought together nearly 15,000 people who marched to demand a different world.The slogans (…) | – | /…

Maxime Perriot, Sushovan Dhar (2024-02-26). Modi's India is more unequal than ever. cadtm.org

Editor (2024-02-26). Farmers' protest in India reignites. mronline.org In 2021, after a year-long protest, India's farmers brought about the repeal of three farm laws that were intended to 'liberalize' the agriculture sector. Now, in 2024, farmers are again protesting. The underlying issues and the facilitation of the neoliberal corporatization of farming that sparked the previous protest remain and have not been resolved.

infobrics (2024-02-26). Enhancing Global Economic Progress with the Brics Alliance. infobrics.org Larionova and Shelepov's research, titled "Brics, G20, and global economic governance reform" and published in the International Political Science Review (2021), highlights the influential role of the Brics association, which includes Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, in reforming global economic governance…

presstv.ir (2024-02-26). India witnessed alarming spike in anti-Muslim hate speech in 2023: Research. presstv.ir A report says instances of anti-Muslim hate speech more than doubled across India last year.

Staff (2024-02-26). Kashmiri Pandit professor in UK denied entry to India to attend event on invitation of Karnataka govt. muslimmirror.com Bengaluru : A professor of Indian origin at the University of Westminster in the United Kingdom who was invited by the Karnataka Government to attend an event here was denied entry when she landed at Bengaluru airport and was then deported, according to her posts on social media platform X. Professor Nitasha Kaul, a Kashmiri …

People's Dispatch. (2024-02-26). At ICJ Hearing, Global South Countries Call For End To Occupation Of Palestine. popularresistance.org The ongoing hearing at the International Court of Justice on the Israeli occupation of Palestine has revealed clear divisions on the issue that also extend to countries' positions on the genocidal Israeli war on Gaza. While countries from the Global South have called for an end to the Israeli occupation as soon as possible, the US and many of its allies seek the continuation of status quo. | On the fifth day of hearing on Friday, February 23 the UK, adhering to the line taken by the US earlier, tried to defend the Israeli occupation and asked the court to avoid giving its opinion of its legality.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-26). Two KPJ Healthcare hospitals in Malaysia join Mayo Clinic Care Network. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, and ROCHESTER, Minn. — KPJ Healthcare Berhad (KPJ Healthcare or the "Group") and Mayo Clinic have announced that two KPJ specialist hospitals, KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital (KPJ DSH) and Damansara Specialist Hospital 2 (DSH2), are the newest members of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. These hospitals are the first members from Malaysia to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a group of carefully vetted healthcare organizations with special access to Mayo Clinic's…

Binoy Kampmark (2024-02-26). Swiftie Nonsense Down Under. counterpunch.org Gaza. Palestinians. Israel. Genocide. Taylor Swift? This odd cobbling of words is the extent celebrities make a mockery of serious conversation, even in such middle-brow outlets as Australia's Radio National. Admittedly, it was breakfast, and the presenter a seasoned impressionist of journalism, but surely listeners did not have to know that Swift's private jet had

Chris Hedges, The Real News Network. (2024-02-26). The Death Of Liberal Zionism. popularresistance.org Liberal Zionism, the notion that Israel's existence can be compatible with liberal values, has run its course. As Israel's genocide in Gaza continues despite the outcry of the world and the International Court of Justice, it is clear that any hopes of earlier generations to build a humanistic society in Israel have failed. | Israel has long legitimized itself by purporting to be necessary for the protection of Jewish people from antisemitism. But Judaism and Jewish identity are far older than Zionism, and far more diverse than Zionism's narrow claims to monopolize the meaning of faith and ancestry.

Dmitri Kovalevich, Orinoco Tribune. (2024-02-26). Ukraine: The Government And Population Are Increasingly Diverging. popularresistance.org On February 6, the Verkhovna Rada (national legislature) of Ukraine voted to endorse the decree issued by President Volodomyr Zelensky to extend martial law for another 90 days. The new decree prolongs martial law until May 13, 2024. This definitively settles that there will be no presidential election in Ukraine by March 31, 2024, the anniversary date of Zelensky's election in 2019 on a five-year mandate. | The Rada likely faces a similar extension of its five-year mandate, which is supposed to expire in July 2024. The election law of Ukraine (English translation here) prohibits holding elections during martial…

ecns.cn (2024-02-26). Plan sets 'red line' for key river basin. ecns.cn The first national-level territorial space plan tailored to a specific river basin was recently approved by the State Council, China's Cabinet, a senior environmental and territorial planning official said on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2024-02-26). Chinese firms rush to obtain global orders: experts. ecns.cn Chinese provinces and cities are starting off strong with obtaining overseas orders in the Year of the Dragon by sending teams abroad while actively participating in international exhibitions.

ecns.cn (2024-02-26). Ice sculptures, lanterns add color to 14th National Winter Games. ecns.cn China's 14th National Winter Games kicked off Feb. 17, marking the largest national event in China after the Beijing Winter Olympics.

ecns.cn (2024-02-26). Zhangjiajie's 'Avatar' mountains transformed to wonderland. ecns.cn Snow covers mountain peaks, transforming the fantastical "Avatar" world into a wonderland in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, central China's Hunan Province, Feb. 25, 2024.

Elsy Fors Garzon (2024-02-26). Before a lack of dollars, Bolivia demonstrates its resilience. plenglish.com La Paz, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The satisfaction of the Bolivian business sector with a group of measures from the national government to promote the entry of foreign currency into the country, confirmed this week the resilience of the government's Social Community Economic Model (MESC).

Mohammad Sio (2024-02-26). Hunger-Stricken Gazans Brave Israeli Fire For Bags Of Flour. indybay.org What is happening in the Gaza Strip with the occupation is ethnic cleansing. When aid reaches Gaza City, the army opens fire, resulting in casualties and injuries among the people. Since its establishment in 1948, Israel, for the first time, has been accused of genocide at the International Court of Justice, the highest judicial body of the United Nations, for its war against Gaza. An interim ruling in January ordered Tel Aviv to stop genocidal acts and take measures to provide and guarantee humanitarian assistance to civilians in Gaza.

newarab (2024-02-26). Cyprus orders detention of 2 Lebanese for smuggling refugees. newarab.com A court in Police said the suspects are Lebanese nationals aged 19 and 21. | According to police, the refugees said during questioning that they departed from the…

newarab (2024-02-26). Iraq captures 2 wanted IS members abroad, brings them home. newarab.com Iraq's authorities have captured two members of the A statement by the Iraqi National Intelligence Service didn't say where the two men were captured and released a video showing them blindfolded and handcuffed while aboard a small plane. The two men later appeared in a video in yellow uniforms spe…

newarab (2024-02-26). Israel refusing visas for aid workers in Gaza, West Bank. newarab.com Israeli authorities are refusing to issue new visas to international aid workers operating in According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, This began in January, with the P…

newarab (2024-02-26). Paris talks may result in possible truce agreement for Gaza. newarab.com This live blog on day 142 of Israel's war on Gaza has concluded. Make sure to follow us for the latest news on The United States said Sunday that multinational talks in Paris came to an "understanding" on a possible deal for Ham…

newarab (2024-02-26). Tunisian opposition figure sentenced to six months: lawyer. newarab.com A Tunisian court has slapped a six-month prison term on opposition figure Jawhar Ben Mbarek, detained since February 2023, over remarks criticising the Ben Mbarek, co-founder of the National Salvation Front opposition alliance who is on hunger strike to protest his detention, was tried over his rebuke of legislative elections in 2022 which he had called a "ridiculous coup d'etat". | Held over "conspiracy against state security", Ben Mbarek remains behind bars…

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2024-02-26). Dismantling Western Hypocrisy on Xinjiang and Gaza. orinocotribune.com By Arjae Red — Jan 16, 2024 | Arjae Red, a union activist and Workers World Party leader, traveled in May 2023 to The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) in China's far northwest as part of a WWP delegation along with Workers World contributing editor Sara Flounders, organized by the China — U.S. Solidarity Network | The movement in the U.S. supporting Palestinian national liberation has drawn truly massive numbers of people in action. On Jan. 13, for example, a reported 400,000 people marched on the White House, marking the largest pro-Palestine demonstration in U.S. history. | To counter this gr…

presstv.ir (2024-02-26). US, UK sacrifice international security for Israel's interests: Iran. presstv.ir Iran strongly condemns fresh "arbitrary" strikes by the US and Britain on Yemen, saying the pair sacrifice international security for Israel's interests.

presstv.ir (2024-02-26). Ansarullah slams US, UK strikes on Yemen as breach of sovereignty. presstv.ir Yemen's Ansarullah condemns continued US, British airstrikes as a breach of national sovereignty.

presstv.ir (2024-02-26). IMF upgrades Iran's 2023 growth rate to 5.4% citing oil output surge. presstv.ir The International Monetary Fund revises up Iran's economic growth projection for 2023 to 5.4 percent.

presstv.ir (2024-02-26). IMF upgrades Iran's 2023 growth rate to 5.4%, citing oil output surge. presstv.ir The International Monetary Fund revises up Iran's economic growth projection for 2023 to 5.4 percent.

tvbrics (2024-02-26). International Monetary Fund: Iran's economic growth in 2023 reaches 5.4%. tvbrics.com Previously, the forecast was 3 per cent…

tvbrics (2024-02-26). Almost 1 million international travellers chose Brazil as a tourist destination in January. tvbrics.com The choice is driven by the desire for sun and beach tourism…

WSWS (2024-02-26). IYSSE holds first meeting at Otago University in New Zealand. wsws.org The meeting in Dunedin last Thursday was held to establish the International Youth and Students for Social Equality as a student club at Otago, and to discuss the socialist strategy to fight against war and the genocide in Gaza.

Women's International League for Peace, Freedom (2024-02-26). oPt: ATT this week: Preventing Further Genocide in Gaza Means Looking at Governments Arming Israel [EN/AR]. reliefweb.int Country: occupied Palestinian territory | Source: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom | Please refer to the attached file. | Critically addressing the genocide in Gaza, WILPF's Disarmament programme, Laura Varella | Genocide in Gaza is undeniably occurring, there is l…

teleSUR (2024-02-24). Juana Bacallao: Cuban Music Legend and Show-Woman Dies. telesurenglish.net The artist and legend of Cuban popular music Amelia Martínez Salazar, known nationally and internationally as Juana Bacallao, died this Saturday in Havana, according to a note from the Minster of Culture of the island. | RELATED: | Juana was unforgettable by her time in the capital cabarets Sans Sousi, Tropicana, Copa Room del Riviera, Parisien del Hotel Nacional de Cuba, Salón Rojo del Capri, Caribe del Hotel Habana Libre, as well as the clubs…

tvbrics (2024-02-26). BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry office opens in UAE. tvbrics.com The country continues to be embedded in the economic infrastructure of the alliance after joining it earlier this year…

CADTM International, Maxime Perriot (2024-02-26). The CADTM holds seven successful workshops at the World Social Forum in Kathmandu (Nepal). cadtm.org

Eric Toussaint, Sergio Ferrari (2024-02-26). Launching a Major International Front Against the Extreme Right. cadtm.org

albawaba (2024-02-26). Authorities block aid entry in Darfur, Sudan. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – Aid workers in the war-torn region of Darfur condemned the efforts by army-backed militias to block the entry of aid convoys to the area leading to exacerbating the already deteriorating humanitarian situation in Sudan. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), approximately 694,000 people have fled to Chad, but many more are still stuck in Darfur and require assistance.The United Nations has had to restrict its work in Darfur to cross-border operations from Chad, but this week the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) country director Eddie Rowe told reporters that "authorities have r…

albawaba (2024-02-26). Latest positive update on Gaza ceasefire talks from the White House. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – The US National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, stated that talks are still in progress for a possible cease-fire in the Gaza Strip.There have been talks of a truce for the past 142 days, despite Israel's continuous bombardment on the Gaza Strip. According to Sullivan, who spoke to US media outlets, Israel, Egypt, Qatar, and the US have come to an early agreement on the core elements of a temporary ceasefire agreement for the Gaza Strip.Underscoring the need for indirect discussions between Qatar, Egypt, and Hamas, Sullivan emphasized that the potential ceasefire agreement is still in the negotiation…

Business Insider (2024-02-26). South Korea sees surge in Russians seeking asylum as Ukraine war grinds on. scmp.com The number of Russian nationals submitting refugee application last year jumped fivefold, in a surge almost matching the total for more than two decades before 2019.

eng.belta.by (2024-02-26). Belarusian MFA recommends U.S. Department of State to refresh their knowledge of international law. eng.belta.by The Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs commented on the statement made by the official representative of the U.S. Department of State Matthew Miller regarding the single voting day in Belarus.

eng.belta.by (2024-02-26). Head of SCO Observation Mission: You see quality in everything in Belarus. eng.belta.by The single voting day is over. In addition to national observers, the parliamentary and local elections in Belarus were observed by foreign missions. Their representatives visited polling stations, talked to people, and assessed the voting process.

eng.belta.by (2024-02-26). Belarus' newly-elected parliament to convene in March. eng.belta.by The newly-elected House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus is set to hold its first meeting in the second half of March.

GABIK (2024-02-26). Investigation into KZN bus crash ferrying ANC supporters. sanews.gov.za Investigation into KZN bus crash ferrying ANC supporters | An investigation has been launched into a bus crash which claimed the lives of nine people who were returning home to Mpumalanga after the African National Congress (ANC) election manifesto launch in Durban. | According to media reports, the bus accident happened at around 5am in Paulpietersburg under the eDumbe Local Municipality in Zululand on Sunday. | "The law enforcement team on the scene has so far confirmed nine fatalities. However, they have not concluded the full recovery of the bus at the accident scene. | "Scores of other occupants sustained in…

Gabisile (2024-02-26). Mashatile to address Integrated Criminal Justice System conference. sanews.gov.za Mashatile to address Integrated Criminal Justice System conference | Deputy President Paul Mashatile is expected to deliver the keynote address at the official opening of the national conference on the implementation of the Integrated Criminal Justice System (ICJS) programme on Tuesday. | The Deputy President is expected to deliver the address on behalf of President Cyril Ramaphosa. | The event will also review the Criminal Procedure Act of 1977. Set for 27 to 29 February 2024, the conference is organised by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development. | The discussion will focus on strengthening th…

infobrics (2024-02-26). Reform IMF, WB to Reflect Interests of Global South, BRICS Has Role: Guterres. infobrics.org The international financial and development institutions should be reformed to reflect the interests of the Global South, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said.While the BRICS can play an important and complementary role for developing nations, he stressed that it should not contribute to a fragmentation of the world economy…

NEO (2024-02-26). Government activities for the week 26 February to 1 March 2024. sanews.gov.za Government activities for the week 26 February to 1 March 2024 | On Monday, 26 February, Deputy President Paul Mashatile will address the 14th Policy Dialogue Forum of the International Task Force on Teachers for Education. | Meanwhile, the Minister in the Presidency responsible for Electricity, Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgops will brief the media on the implementation of the Energy Action Plan. | In addition, the Electoral Commission will brief the media on the state of readiness for the 2024 general elections. | On Tuesday, 27 February, the Department of Justice and Correctional Services hosts a conference the Impleme…

NEOB (2024-02-26). Budget 2024 geared at growth and driving developmental goals. sanews.gov.za Budget 2024 geared at growth and driving developmental goals | President Cyril Ramaphosa says the National Budget presented by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana last week shows that the country is "heading in the right direction". | The President was addressing the nation through his weekly newsletter. | "[The] Minister of Finance presented a National Budget that will help us to achieve more rapid and inclusive economic growth while supporting our developmental goals. | "Over the last five years, we have taken several actions to get our economy back on track. We have implemented far-reaching reforms in the energy…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-26). Can you prevent cancer with lifestyle changes? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In the U.S., 4 out of 10 cancer cases are associated with preventable risk factors. That's according to the latest Cancer Progress Report from the American Association for Cancer Research. February is National Cancer Prevention Month, and Dr. Jon Ebbert, medical director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, says it's never too late to make lifestyle changes that can decrease your risk of cancer. Watch: Prevent cancer with lifestyle changes youtu.be/__d7F9sEcaQ Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 27) is…

2024-02-26 21:59:49 | 21:59 EST | tr | 50 | 1 | 1 | 52 | 0 

2024-02-24: News Headlines

People's Dispatch. (2024-02-24). Red Books Day: 176 Years Since The Communist Manifesto Was Published. popularresistance.org February 21 marked 176 years since the publication of the Communist Manifesto, and socialists around the world marked the date by celebrating the Manifesto and all "Red Books" that shaped the world. | Throughout India, socialists celebrated the 176th anniversary of the publication of the Communist Manifesto. In Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, Communist Party of India (Marxist) Kerala State Secretary MV Govindan gave an opening speech and read from the book "Leninism and the Approach to Indian Revolution" by EMS Namboodiripad, the first Chief Minister of Kerala and former General Secretary of the CPI(M).

presstv.ir (2024-02-24). Indian farmers, police exchange tear gas and firecrackers. presstv.ir Angry Indian farmers fire firecracker sky shots at the police after being tear gassed at the Shambhu border in Punjab.

CADTM International, Maxime Perriot (2024-02-24). In Nepal, CADTM delegates took part in the opening march of the World Social Forum and successfully completed their initial workshops. cadtm.org The World Social Forum, which took place this year in Kathmandu (Nepal), began on Thursday 15 February 2024. The CADTM International network was represented by delegates from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Kenya, Côte d'Ivoire and the Shared International Secretariat. A total of seven activities were carried out by the delegation.
| Thursday 15 February: The opening march
| The opening march brought together nearly 15,000 people who marched to demand a different world.The slogans (…) | – | /…

Maxime Perriot, Sushovan Dhar (2024-02-24). Modi's India is more unequal than ever. cadtm.org

presstv.ir (2024-02-24). Indian port workers will not handle Israel-bound cargo. presstv.ir Indian ports and dock workers unions from various major ports called on their members not to handle any of the ships carrying weapons and other military equipment to the Israeli regime.

albawaba (2024-02-24). UEFA Europa League 2023-24 Round of 16 draw in full. albawaba.com The UEFA Europa League 2023-24 Round of 16 draw was held today in Switzerland with the following results: Europa League 2023-24 Round of 16 draw in full: Sparta Prague vs. LiverpoolMarseille vs. VillarrealRoma vs. BrightonBenfica vs. RangersFreiburg vs. West HamSporting CP vs. AtalantaMilan vs. Slavia PragueQarabag vs. Bayer LeverkusenThe first leg will take place on Match 7th, while the return leg will be played a week later.

Staff (2024-02-24). Assam repeals Muslim Marriage Act in major step to implement UCC. muslimmirror.com Guwahati : In a major development, the long-standing Assam Muslim Marriage and Divorce Registration Act of 1935 was repealed by the state government on Friday. The decision was taken during a state cabinet meeting on Friday night chaired by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. It comes three weeks after Uttarakhand became the first state to …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-24). Two KPJ Healthcare hospitals in Malaysia join Mayo Clinic Care Network. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, and ROCHESTER, Minn. — KPJ Healthcare Berhad (KPJ Healthcare or the "Group") and Mayo Clinic have announced that two KPJ specialist hospitals, KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital (KPJ DSH) and Damansara Specialist Hospital 2 (DSH2), are the newest members of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. These hospitals are the first members from Malaysia to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a group of carefully vetted healthcare organizations with special access to Mayo Clinic's…

albawaba (2024-02-24). Contrary to expectations, Antony Blinken criticizes Israeli plans! albawaba.com ALBAWABA – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently voiced his displeasure of Israel's intended development of settlements in the occupied West Bank, saying that such acts are inconsistent with international law, during a press conference while on a visit to Argentina.In the press conference, which he co-hosted with his Argentine counterpart Diana Mondino, Blinken answered queries about Israel's intentions for additional settlement growth as well as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's "post-war Gaza" initiative. Blinken stressed that any proposed strategy must uphold basic values, such as keeping Gaz…

Arianna Magon, Rosario Caruso (2024-02-24). Correspondence] The Italian health-care crisis—only a matter of funding? — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We are grateful to Livio Garattini and colleagues for their insightful comments on our Correspondence.1 They added a crucial focus on the importance of primary care within the Italian National Health Service (NHS), which augmented the discussion, and clarified the definition of the Italian NHS, which we referred to as the Italian National Health System in our Correspondence. We employed the term system to underscore the systemic nature of the NHS, which extends beyond the formal NHS to include a complex, integrated network of health-care services, professionals, and facilities crucial to health-care delivery in I…

Cathrin Schaer, Al Jazeera. (2024-02-24). German Lawyers Sue Scholz, Alleging Complicity In Gaza Genocide. popularresistance.org Berlin, Germany — A group of lawyers is filing a criminal complaint with the German federal prosecutor against senior German politicians, including Chancellor Olaf Scholz, accusing them of "aiding and abetting" the genocide they say is being committed by Israel in Gaza. | The case against several members of the country's Federal Security Council, which directs national security policy and authorises weapons exports, was announced on Friday. | In addition to Scholz, Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, Economics Minister Robert Habeck, Finance Minister Christian Lindner and others stand accused.

ecns.cn (2024-02-24). Pacts signed for panda conservation. ecns.cn The China Wildlife Conservation Association recently signed agreements on a new round of international cooperation for giant panda conservation with the Madrid Zoo in Spain and the San Diego Zoo in the United States.

ecns.cn (2024-02-24). Charting global diplomacy: win-win cooperation vs. jungle law vision. ecns.cn Recently, remarks made by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on international affairs have drawn widespread attention, showing contrasting visions for international engagement between the two countries.

ecns.cn (2024-02-24). Philippines, China cooperate to crack down on illegal offshore gambling. ecns.cn China cooperated with the Philippines to deal with illegal offshore gambling, repatriating more than 40 Chinese nationals following a similar operation in December 2023, according to the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2024-02-24). New UK sanctions targeting Chinese companies over Ukraine crisis are unilateralismÔºöembassy. ecns.cn New UK sanctions targeting Chinese companies over Ukraine crisis are unilateralism that has no basis in international law, and China is firmly opposed to it.

Francesco Pata, Daniele Paglione, Elvis Pardo Olivares, Ernesto Casamayor Callejas, Bruno Nardo (2024-02-24). Correspondence] Calabria's partnership with Cuban doctors: challenges and solutions. thelancet.com Analogous to health-care systems in high-income countries, the Italian National Health System (Sistema Sanitario Nazionale) is grappling with its most severe crisis since its inception in 1978.1 A gradual increase in costs and the subsequent containment measures, combined with the decentralisation of the health-care system in the 2000s which essentially resulted in the creation of 20 distinct health-care systems (one for each region), has led to fragmentation and heterogeneous health-care provision— a problem that became starkly evident in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Livio Garattini, Alessandro Nobili, Giuseppe Remuzzi (2024-02-24). Correspondence] The Italian health-care crisis—only a matter of funding? thelancet.com Having noted that Arianna Magon and Rosario Caruso erroneously refer to the Italian National Health System (INHS) in the title of their Correspondence,1 we would like to note that in Italy we also have a public National Health Service (NHS) mostly funded by taxpayers,2 which was initiated in 1978 in the wake of the English NHS and should provide universal coverage. A widespread weakness of the INHS throughout the country that is not underlined in the Correspondence is primary care. Although general practitioners (GPs) should be front-line service providers, Italian citizens still only register with one GP—a…

mforinoco (2024-02-24). Political Turmoil Continues in Pakistan Despite Power Sharing Deal Among Establishment Parties. orinocotribune.com The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have agreed to form the new government. However, several parties, including Imran Khan's PTI, have refused to accept the results and have alleged widespread rigging. | Pakistan's establishment parties, the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), along with several other parties, have reached a deal to form a new government. However, uncertainty remains over the final numbers in the National Assembly and many parties continue to insist that the elections on February 8 were rigged. | Former Prime Minister Imr…

newarab (2024-02-24). Amazon repays workers in Saudi Arabia over unlawful fees. newarab.com Online retailer Amazon said Friday it had paid $1.9 million to more than 700 contracted workers in In October, Amnesty International accused Amazon of a range of abuses against workers in the oil-rich Gulf kingdom, prompting the US-based multinational to launch an investigation. | "We found instances where contracted workers were requi…

Paul Webster (2024-02-24). World Report] Canada's pharmacare showdown. thelancet.com The lack of progress on the Government's promise to create a national programme for universal access to drugs risks a political crisis. Paul Webster reports.

presstv.ir (2024-02-24). UK Parliament vote on ceasefire in Gaza. presstv.ir Pro-Palestinian protesters gathered outside the British Parliament demanding their representatives endorse a Scottish National Party call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

presstv.ir (2024-02-24). Arms transfer to Israel must stop immediately: UN experts. presstv.ir UN experts say any transfer of weapons to Israel is likely to violate international humanitarian law.

Rhoda Wilson (2024-02-24). ONS new method for analysing excess deaths is a cover-up. expose-news.com On Tuesday, the UK's Office for National Statistics ("ONS") released data compiled using a new method that "will give us a better understanding" of excess deaths. But who benefits from publicising excess …

Saleem Samad (2024-02-24). February 21st: International Mother Language Day. pressenza.com The International Mother Language Day (IMLD) on 21st February is observed worldwide to promote cultural diversity, linguistics, and multilingualism, In Bangladesh, the day is observed as National Language Martyrs Day. | UNESCO announced the IMLD on 17 November 1999. It was officially recognized in 2008 under the United Nations General Assembly's resolution. | Unfortunately, due to globalization just over 40% of the 6,000 or so languages spoken today are endangered and only a few hundred languages have a place in educational systems. | Every two weeks a language disappears — taking with it an entire cultural…

UCLP (2024-02-24). Travis Base Major Transport Base For Weapons To Israel & Ukraine. indybay.org Travis AFB is the largest military transport base of weapons to Israel and Ukraine. There will be an international day of action on the 2nd anniversary of the war in Ukraine at this base on 2/24/24…

UNHROHC (2024-02-24). UN Experts: Arms Exports To Israel Must Stop Immediately. popularresistance.org Geneva — Any transfer of weapons or ammunition to Israel that would be used in Gaza is likely to violate international humanitarian law and must cease immediately, UN experts* warned today. | "All States must 'ensure respect' for international humanitarian law by parties to an armed conflict, as required by 1949 Geneva Conventions and customary international law," the experts said. "States must accordingly refrain from transferring any weapon or ammunition — or parts for them — if it is expected, given the facts or past patterns of behaviour, that they would be used to violate international law.

Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental Institute for Social Research. (2024-02-24). If I Understand The World, I Can March To Change It. popularresistance.org In 1945, the newly formed United Nations held a conference to found the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). The main concern of the delegates, particularly those who came from the Third World, was literacy. There needs to be a 'world crusade against illiteracy', said Dr Jaime Jaramillo Arango, the rector of the National University of Colombia. For him, and several others, illiteracy was 'one of the greatest outrages to human dignity'. Abdelfattah Amr, the Egyptian ambassador to the United Kingdom and a champion squash player, said that illiteracy was part of the broader pro…

WSWS (2024-02-24). Amazon argues in court that the National Labor Relations Board is unconstitutional. wsws.org The retailer has joined a growing corporate campaign to abolish government regulation and restore the open dictatorship of management.

WSWS (2024-02-24). Italian autoworker: "Build a strong class movement of workers internationally" wsws.org In the context of a slew of deaths on the job, including an accident last Thursday that killed a 52-year-old worker at the Stellantis Pratola Serra engine factory, workers' anger is escalating.

WSWS (2024-02-24). After unions betray Quebec public sector workers' struggle: Workers must draw the political lessons. wsws.org Despite the militancy of the rank and file and immense public support, the nationalist pro-capitalist unions succeeded in running our struggle into the ground. If we are to prevail, the rank-and-file must build new organizations of struggle that fight to mobilize the social power of the working class, industrially and politically.

WSWS (2024-02-24). New Zealand working class faces deepening social crisis. wsws.org The full-frontal assault on living standards is the product of deliberate class policies, carried out for six years under Labour and now intensified by the far-right National-Party led coalition.

CADTM International, Maxime Perriot (2024-02-24). The CADTM holds seven successful workshops at the World Social Forum in Kathmandu (Nepal). cadtm.org

english.almanar.com.lb (2024-02-24). Day 141: Palestinian Resistance Continues Heroically Confronting Zionist Aggression on Gaza. english.almanar.com.lb The Zionist massacres against the civilians in Gaza have continued to occur for the 141st consecutive day amid an international silence and complicity. During the past 24 hours, the health ministry in the Strip reported 104 martyrs and 160 injuries, raising the total aggression toll to more than 29500 martyrs and around 70,000 injuries. Israeli air …

Eric Toussaint, Sergio Ferrari (2024-02-24). Launching a Major International Front Against the Extreme Right. cadtm.org

Luis Linares Petrov (2024-02-24). Russia will remain in the Outer Space Treaty. plenglish.com "No, we are not considering (leaving it). It is one of the key components left within the system of international agreements, legal agreements and other types of instruments to regulate this area, which is decades-old," Ryabkov told the Sputnik news agency. | In addition, the deputy minister noted that contacts with the United States regarding Washington's accusations against Moscow of alleged plans to deploy nuclear weapons in space turned out to be unproductive. | According to Ryabkov, it is Washington which "has long pursued the line of creating superiority in outer space, including in the field of weapons."

newarab (2024-02-24). Syria protests Lebanon watchtowers over 'national security'. newarab.com The Syria's foreign ministry submitted the "urgent" memorandum to its Lebanese counterpart earlier this week. The memo is expected to be directed to Lebanon's Ministry of Defence and then to the Lebanese army. An appropriate response will then be sent back to Syria, sources say. | A Syrian military and security delegation is reportedly scheduled to…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-24). Can you prevent cancer with lifestyle changes? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In the U.S., 4 out of 10 cancer cases are associated with preventable risk factors. That's according to the latest Cancer Progress Report from the American Association for Cancer Research. February is National Cancer Prevention Month, and Dr. Jon Ebbert, medical director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, says it's never too late to make lifestyle changes that can decrease your risk of cancer. Watch: Prevent cancer with lifestyle changes youtu.be/__d7F9sEcaQ Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 27) is…

presstv.ir (2024-02-24). Arms exports to Israel must stop immediately: UN experts. presstv.ir A group of UN experts has warned that any arms exports to Israel that would be used in Gaza are likely a violation of international law and must stop immediately.

Sara Flounders (2024-02-24). Oppose the new Cold War on China by opposing every U.S. war. workers.org Based on a talk by Sara Flounders to a webinar held on Feb. 18, 2024, Peace Delegates Report Back from China, organized by Friends of Socialist China and the International Manifesto Group. To see the webinar, go to tinyurl.com/2rv6njbj. With U.S. wars coming thick and fast, the best way to . . . |

teleSUR (2024-02-24). Juana Bacallao: Cuban Music Legend and Show-Woman Dies. telesurenglish.net The artist and legend of Cuban popular music Amelia Martínez Salazar, known nationally and internationally as Juana Bacallao, died this Saturday in Havana, according to a note from the Minster of Culture of the island. | RELATED: | Juana was unforgettable by her time in the capital cabarets Sans Sousi, Tropicana, Copa Room del Riviera, Parisien del Hotel Nacional de Cuba, Salón Rojo del Capri, Caribe del Hotel Habana Libre, as well as the clubs…

Chris Edelson (2024-02-23). Trump Is a Clear and Present Danger to National Security. progressive.org Trump's speculation in Nevada about a terrorist attack is the latest example of the threat he poses to national security.

teleSUR (2024-02-23). Argentine: President Milei Closes Agency Against Discrimination. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, President Javier Milei's administration announced it was closing the the National Institute against Discrimination, Xenophobia and Racism (INADI), saying that such public agencies served "no purpose." | RELATED: | The president's office had started the process of closing down the INADI, presidential spokesperson Manuel Adorni said at a press conference. | The measure was a campaign promise of President Javier Milei and part of a comprehensive policy…

teleSUR (2024-02-23). Argentine Teachers To Go on National Strike Next Week. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, the Confederation of Education Workers of the Argentine Republic (CTERA) announced the start of a 24-hour national strike beginning next Monday to demand better incomes for education workers. | RELATED: | In justifying this collective action, CTERA Secretary Sonia Alesso explained that President Javier Milei has made policy decisions that will not allow teachers to have better incomes. | Among the a…

teleSUR (2024-02-23). S. Sudan: World Charity Warns of Humanitarian Crisis, Transit Sites. telesurenglish.net On Friday, the international medical charity, Medicins Sans Frontiers (MSF), called for urgent response in two of the busiest transit sites in South Sudan to prevent deadly disease outbreaks. | RELATED: | The MSF warned that a humanitarian crisis is mounting in Bulukat and Renk sites in Upper Nile State as thousands of people who escaped the conflict in Sudan are desperately short of essentials including clean wa…

teleSUR (2024-02-23). States Demand an Immediate End to Israel's Activities. telesurenglish.net This Friday marks the fifth day of oral arguments before the International Court of Justice regarding Israel's policies and practices in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, including East Jerusalem. | RELATED: | The states continued their oral presentations in the hearing before the International Court of Justice, den Haag, Netherlands. | Namibia: Israel "should not be exempted from sanctions": | On behalf of…

teleSUR (2024-02-23). Venezuela Defeated Foreign Interference in the 'Bridges Battle'. telesurenglish.net On Friday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro recalled that this 23rd of February marks the fifth anniversary of the so-called "Battle of the Bridges," an action through which the Bolivarian people defended peace and national sovereignty. | RELATED: | "We commemorate 5 years since the victory of the Venezuelan people in the 'Battle of the Bridges,' a confrontation that took place on the Colombia-Venezuela border," he said.

teleSUR (2024-02-23). Wildfires in the Brazilian Amazon Put Yanomami Families at Risk. telesurenglish.net On Friday, the National Institute of Space Research (INPE) confirmed that 1,691 fires have occurred so far in February in the Roraima state, which is located in the northern region of the Brazilian Amazon. | RELATED: | Compared to the same period last year, such figure implies that the number of fires has increased 12 times. In the last 24 hours, 464 fires remain active in Roraima. | The number of fires for February's…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-24). Celebrating the gift of life: Cousins raise awareness for organ donation on National Donor Day. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Lisa Brown, 53, of Jacksonville, suffered from severe pelvis and back pain for years. She later learned that her bladder wasn't working due to follicular cystitis, a rare and non-specific inflammatory disease of the bladder, and inflammatory pseudotumor of the bladder. In 2017, her bladder was removed using robotic-assisted surgery and replaced with a "neobladder" that was attached to her ureters, which are the tubes that carry urine produced by the kidneys. Unfortunately, ongoing challenges…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-24). Little by little: Small changes can lead to heart health, Mayo Clinic expert says. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Several countries observe Heart Month in February JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Switching from an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle to healthy eating and exercise can be daunting. In this expert alert, Juan Cardenas Rosales, M.D., an internal medicine physician and medical director of the international medicine practice at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, shares small steps and one big one that can lead to a heart-healthy life. Taking the first step can be difficult, whether trying…

Staff (2024-02-24). UP Muslims may vote for the BJP in 2024 Lok Sabha elections, says a survey. muslimmirror.com By Syed Ali Mujtaba An electoral survey Mapping Muslim voting behavior for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, says Muslim voting behavior is gravitating toward the BJP, and the vote share of the saffron party vis-à -vis Muslims may go up. This survey was carried out by Feyaad Allie a post-doctoral fellow in the Government Department at …

Staff (2024-02-24). UP Muslims may vote for the BJP in 2024 Lok Sabha elections, says a survey. muslimmirror.com By Syed Ali Mujtaba An electoral survey Mapping Muslim voting behavior for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, says Muslim voting behavior is gravitating toward the BJP, and the vote share of the saffron party vis-à -vis Muslims may go up. This survey was carried out by Feyaad Allie a post-doctoral fellow in the Government Department at …

2024-02-24 19:29:05 | 19:29 EST | tr | 53 | 0 | 7 | 44 | 0 

2024-02-18: News Headlines

Bill Hatch (2024-02-18). Does Clean Energy Mean Indian Relocation From the Colorado Plateau? counterpunch.org

Colin Todhunter (2024-02-18). Farmers' Protest in India Reignites: A Struggle for the Future of Food and Agriculture. dissidentvoice.org In 2021, after a year-long protest, India's farmers brought about the repeal of three farm laws that were intended to 'liberalise' the agriculture sector. Now, in 2024, farmers are again protesting. The underlying issues and the facilitation of the neoliberal corporatisation of farming that sparked the previous protest remain and have not been resolved. The …

presstv.ir (2024-02-18). Indian police fire tear gas at farmers as protests enter 4th day. presstv.ir Indian police fired tear gas at farmers demanding higher prices for their crops on Friday, as the protests entered their fourth day…

teleSUR, rzr, DRL (2024-02-17). Represión policial deja dos muertos y 25 heridos en India. telesurtv.net La violencia fue provocada por la orden de suspensión liberada por un agente de Policía contra otro agente de la comunidad Kuki, tras ser acusado de aparecer en redes sociales fotografiado junto a lo que parecían "malhechores armados".

teleSUR, rzr, DRL (2024-02-18). Represión policial deja dos muertos y 25 heridos en India. telesurtv.net La violencia fue provocada por la orden de suspensión liberada por un agente de Policía contra otro agente de la comunidad Kuki, tras ser acusado de aparecer en redes sociales fotografiado junto a lo que parecían "malhechores armados".

People's Dispatch. (2024-02-18). Constituents Mount Pressure Against US Senator Chuck Schumer. popularresistance.org On February 15, Pro-Palestine activists staged a day-long picket outside of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's office in midtown Manhattan. Schumer is one of the chief supporters of Israel in the US government, which itself is the single largest funder of the Zionist state. Schumer has been spearheading the effort in the Senate to pass massive military aid to Israel, and was recently behind a successful effort to pass a USD 95 billion foreign aid bill for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. This bill included USD 14 billion for the state of Israel. The bill is now set to be voted on by the House of Representatives.

Staff (2024-02-18). DMK contemplating giving SC benefits to Muslim converts. muslimmirror.com By Syed Ali Mujtaba Chennai: Schedule Caste members who have converted to Islam will be considered for reservation benefits on par with their Hindu counterparts, said Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on the floor of the State Assembly. Stalin was responding to a question raised by M.H. Jawaharullah, MLA and head of MMK party. …

Staff (2024-02-18). DMK contemplating giving SC benefits to Muslim converts. muslimmirror.com By Syed Ali Mujtaba Chennai: Schedule Caste members who have converted to Islam will be considered for reservation benefits on par with their Hindu counterparts, said Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on the floor of the State Assembly. Stalin was responding to a question raised by M.H. Jawaharullah, MLA and head of MMK party. …

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). Freedom of civilian navigation in South China Sea more of a pretext: former Chinese vice foreign minister. ecns.cn Fu Ying, founding chairperson of the Center for International Security and Strategy at Tsinghua University, pointed out at a panel discussion at the Munich Security Conference that the emphasis on freedom of navigation of civilian ships in the South China Sea seems to be more of a pretext, rather than a true concern.

albawaba (2024-02-18). UN court denies South Africa's request for more Gaza action. albawaba.com The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has rejected South Africa's request to order Israel to take more steps to protect Palestinians in Gaza from a possible attack on Rafah, a city near the Egyptian border.South Africa, which has accused Israel of violating the Genocide Convention by its military campaign in Gaza, had asked the court to impose new measures in light of Israel's preparations for a major operation in Rafah.PRESS RELEASE: the

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). Index reflects nation's strength in AI governance. ecns.cn China plays a leading role in the global development of artificial intelligence and has performed well in the area of AI governance, according to the recently published AI Governance International Evaluation Index.

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). China's role as global stabilizing force highlighted at MSC 2024. ecns.cn No matter how the international situation changes, China will continue to be a stabilizing force in a turbulent world, China's top diplomat Wang Yi said on Saturday at the Munich Security Conference 2024, which is being held from Friday to Sunday.

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). 14th National Winter Games officially opens. ecns.cn On Saturday night, the opening ceremony of the 14th National Winter Games was held in Hulunbuir, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, marking the largest national event in China after the Beijing Winter Olympics.

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). 14th National Winter Games kicks off in Inner Mongolia. ecns.cn China's 14th National Winter Games kicked off on Saturday, marking the largest national event in China after the Beijing Winter Olympics.

Editor (2024-02-18). Feb 18, 2024. sitrepworld.info ‚ô´ Dmitri Shostakovich — Symphony No.5 in D minor, op.47-2. Allegretto Scott Ritter: Israel will be Defeated as IDF Loses Control of its War in Middle East — (Video) A reformed PLO that includes Hamas is the only hope, by Mitchell Plitnick George Galloway and Miko Peled discuss clear demands to save Palestinians from total genocide (Video) Day 134: Biden claims to push for temp ceasefire, as US authorizes more weapons to Israel, by Anna L Miller Global Action Day — Millions Rally for Gaza HRW: World Court to Review 57-Year Israeli Occupation Academics form national group to advo…

Lisa Xu, Labor Notes. (2024-02-18). Strikes And A Boycott Win A Better Deal From Macy's. popularresistance.org Fans of the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade may have noticed one glaring omission in its cast of charismatic balloons and floats: Scabby the Rat, who for some reason, has never been invited. | But what employer wouldn't want a reminder from Scabby—"an imposing 12-foot inflatable rat, replete with red eyes, fangs, and claws," as the National Labor Relations Board puts it—to stay on its best behavior? | Macy's workers in northwest Washington rectified this last year by prominently featuring Scabby when they launched a strike and boycott campaign against the retailer over low wages and safety issues. Scabby w…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-18). Celebrating the gift of life: Cousins raise awareness for organ donation on National Donor Day. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Lisa Brown, 53, of Jacksonville, suffered from severe pelvis and back pain for years. She later learned that her bladder wasn't working due to follicular cystitis, a rare and non-specific inflammatory disease of the bladder, and inflammatory pseudotumor of the bladder. In 2017, her bladder was removed using robotic-assisted surgery and replaced with a "neobladder" that was attached to her ureters, which are the tubes that carry urine produced by the kidneys. Unfortunately, ongoing challenges…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-18). Little by little: Small changes can lead to heart health, Mayo Clinic expert says. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Several countries observe Heart Month in February JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Switching from an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle to healthy eating and exercise can be daunting. In this expert alert, Juan Cardenas Rosales, M.D., an internal medicine physician and medical director of the international medicine practice at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, shares small steps and one big one that can lead to a heart-healthy life. Taking the first step can be difficult, whether trying…

presstv.ir (2024-02-18). ICJ to hold hearings on decades-long Israeli occupation of Palestine. presstv.ir The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is set to hold as of February 19 hearings on the legal consequences of Israel's decades-long occupation of Palestinian territories.

Rodrigo Vazquez-Sales, The Real News. (2024-02-18). Colombian Farmers Take Back Land Stolen By Big Oil. popularresistance.org The story of multinational corporations taking land and resources from working people can be found all over the world. In Colombia, farming families have joined forces to reclaim their stolen land and defend it from local security forces acting on behalf of the Occidental Petroleum Corporation. The Real News reports from Arauquita, Colombia, on the frontlines of a land defenders' campaign that stretches back decades. In Arauquita, Northeast Colombia, 150 farming families were displaced from this land 20 years ago. It's been exploited by the Occidental Petroleum Corporation ever since. However, the farmers returne…

tvbrics (2024-02-18). Egyptian weightlifter wins gold at the World Cup Championship. tvbrics.com His victories are a source of national pride for the people of the country…

teleSUR (2024-02-17). Literature Festival in Cuba Continues. telesurenglish.net This Saturday Editorial Letras Cubanas will present the digital books: Fidel and the Cuban publishing industry, by Francisca López Civeira and Fabio Enrique Fernández, presented by Juan Rodríguez Cabrera; Dust and gold, by Julio Travieso, presented by Félix Julio Alfonso. | More than a thousand editorial novelties attract readers to the XXXII International Book Fair in Havana.

teleSUR (2024-02-17). Venezuela Commemorate Geneva Agreements on Border Dispute. telesurenglish.net Venezuela commemorated this Saturday the anniversary of the signing of the Geneva Agreement of 1966, while ratifying that it is the international legal instrument to resolve the border dispute with Guyana, on the territory of that State. | RELATED: | This was said by the Venezuelan vice president, Delcy Rodriguez, who said that the Geneva Agreement calls for "guaranteeing coexistence, legality to resolve the dispute and must be the instrument to resolve it…

albawaba (2024-02-18). ICJ to hold hearings on the consequences of Israeli occupation. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – Starting on Monday, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will start hearing sessions on the legal consequences of Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories since 1967, with a record 52 countries likely to provide evidence.United States, Russia, and China along with several other countries will be addressing judges in a week-long session at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands.Despite the ICJ resolutions not being legally binding, the opinions coming out at the end of the case brought forward by South Africa will have its toll on Israel as international pressure mounts up over the brutal…

Business Insider (2024-02-18). Nikki Haley says Donald Trump wants to use RNC as 'piggy bank' for his legal battles. scmp.com The US presidential hopeful says Trump is seeking control of the Republican National Committee after being ordered to pay hundreds of millions in recent cases.

DPA (2024-02-18). Israel-Gaza war: Netanyahu insists on Rafah military offensive 'to settle score', will not bow to international pressure. scmp.com Netanyahu also said a future peace settlement with the Palestinians would not be dictated by international parties.

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). China's first narrow body aircraft to make debut in Singapore. ecns.cn China's first self-developed narrow-body aircraft C919 arrived at Singapore's Changi Airport on Saturday, ready to make its debut in an international air show, according to the jet's first global customer China Eastern Airlines.

eng.belta.by (2024-02-18). Belarus, Oman intend to intensify business ties. eng.belta.by Director of the National Center for Marketing Nikolai Borisevich held a meeting with Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to the Russian Federation and concurrently to the Republic of Belarus Hamood bin Salim bin Abdullah Altowaiya on 17 February.

eng.belta.by (2024-02-18). Belarusian FM: 'In linguistic diversity lies our unity'. eng.belta.by The linguistic diversity embodies a cultural diversity, encourages the exchange of views, and creates the basis for mutually respectful dialogue, acceptance and cooperation between peoples, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Aleinik said at a solemn event on the occasion of the International Mother Language Day at the Minsk Town Hall on 16 February.

2024-02-18 12:36:35 | 12:36 EST | tr | 31 | 0 | 4 | 32 | 0 

2024-02-17: News Headlines

WSWS (2024-02-16). Indian farmer protest continues in face of Modi government's massive deployment of security forces. wsws.org At least a hundred farmers have been injured in clashes with security forces, who have used baton charges, rubber bullets, water-cannon, and copious amounts of tear gas, some of it dropped by drones, to beat back the protesters.

presstv.ir (2024-02-17). Indian police fire tear gas at farmers as protests enter 4th day. presstv.ir Indian police fired tear gas at farmers demanding higher prices for their crops on Friday, as the protests entered their fourth day…

WSWS (2024-02-17). Sri Lanka and Maldives: Battle grounds for geo-political rivalry in the Indian Ocean. wsws.org While the Sri Lankan government has welcomed an Indian submarine and blocked a Chinese research vessel visit, the new Maldives administration has opened its ports to Chinese vessels.

Staff (2024-02-16). BJP government demolishes mosques in India while PM Modi inaugurates Temple in UAE. muslimmirror.com By Fiza Memon The inauguration of the Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi, facilitated by the generous donation of land by the ruler of Abu Dhabi, was indeed a remarkable display of communal harmony. Prime Minister Modi's participation in this event underscored the significance of religious inclusivity and cooperation on an international scale. The temple, built …

A Guest Author (2024-02-17). From Kolkata, IndiaUnite to end war and save Palestine. workers.org By Provas Ghosh Provas Ghosh, general secretary of the Socialist Unity Center of India (Communist), sent this message to the Lenin Centennial, held in New York City on Jan. 21. Dear Comrades, On the occasion of the centennial of the death of the great Lenin, remembering his teachings is of . . . |

teleSUR, rzr, DRL (2024-02-17). Represión policial deja dos muertos y 25 heridos en India. telesurtv.net La violencia fue provocada por la orden de suspensión liberada por un agente de Policía contra otro agente de la comunidad Kuki, tras ser acusado de aparecer en redes sociales fotografiado junto a lo que parecían "malhechores armados".

presstv.ir (2024-02-16). Indian police fire tear gas at farmers as protests enter 4th day. presstv.ir Indian police fired tear gas at farmers demanding higher prices for their crops on Friday, as the protests entered their fourth day…

People's Dispatch. (2024-02-16). Greek Farmers Continue Their Protest. popularresistance.org The protesting farmers in Greece decided to continue their agitations across the country with demands such as duty-free agricultural diesel, reduced electricity costs, and subsidies on supplies and animal feed, as negotiations with the government on February 13 yielded no results. A week-long protest, including rallies and blockades in major motorways across Greece, forced the New Democracy (ND) government to call the farmers' groups for negotiations on Tuesday. | The farmer's unions rejected the meager concessions on electricity prices offered by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. They demanded effective measur…

Staff (2024-02-16). Income Tax dept freezes Congress' accounts, party cries foul. muslimmirror.com New Delhi : The Income Tax department has frozen the Congress' main bank accounts on "flimsy grounds", treasurer Ajay Maken claimed on Friday and said this has affected all political activity of the party barely two weeks before general elections are announced. The party is unable to use even the funds received under its crowdfunding …

Staff (2024-02-17). Decolonisation for the Hindu nationalists: towards an authoritarian state. muslimmirror.com By Irfan Engineer Hindu nationalists pin their partisan acts favouring the majority community on the 'decolonisation of ideas and culture' hook. Decolonisation is often used interchangeably with de-Westernisation. Enactment of the three laws pertaining to criminal justice system in 2023 — Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniya, and Bhartiya Nagarik Surakhsha Sanhita — with more …

Staff (2024-02-17). Decolonisation for the Hindu nationalists: towards an authoritarian state. muslimmirror.com By Irfan Engineer Hindu nationalists pin their partisan acts favouring the majority community on the 'decolonisation of ideas and culture' hook. Decolonisation is often used interchangeably with de-Westernisation. Enactment of the three laws pertaining to criminal justice system in 2023 — Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniya, and Bhartiya Nagarik Surakhsha Sanhita — with more …

Staff (2024-02-16). TN govt to consider reservations for Muslim converts. muslimmirror.com Chennai : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin said on Thursday that the state government will consider a request to extend reservation to Backward Class, Most Backward Class and denotified communities who have converted to Islam. Stalin was responding to a request by MMK leader M.H. Jawaharullah on the floor of the Assembly on Thursday. …

WSWS (2024-02-16). Sri Lankan president calls on parliamentary opposition to assist his government impose IMF austerity. wsws.org Wickremesinghe's appeals to opposition parties is a call for unity to suppress the growing opposition of workers, youth and rural poor against his government's increasingly vicious attacks on social and democratic rights.

Staff (2024-02-17). Bilkis Bano case : Convict moves Gujarat HC for parole to attend niece's wedding. muslimmirror.com Ahmedabad : A convict in the case related to the gangrape of Bilkis Bano and the murder of seven of her family members during the 2002 Godhra riots has moved the Gujarat High Court seeking parole to attend a wedding in his family. Rameshbhai Chandana approached the high court on Friday with a plea to …

Staff (2024-02-17). Bilkis Bano case : Convict moves Gujarat HC for parole to attend niece's wedding. muslimmirror.com Ahmedabad : A convict in the case related to the gangrape of Bilkis Bano and the murder of seven of her family members during the 2002 Godhra riots has moved the Gujarat High Court seeking parole to attend a wedding in his family. Rameshbhai Chandana approached the high court on Friday with a plea to …

Staff (2024-02-17). Ghulam Nabi Azad hints at not contesting Lok Sabha polls. muslimmirror.com Jammu : Senior political leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday indicated that he would not be contesting in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections as he would be campaigning for the candidates of his newly formed Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) candidates. Azad, who has refrained from contesting Lok Sabha elections after his defeat in 2014 …

Staff (2024-02-17). Ghulam Nabi Azad hints at not contesting Lok Sabha polls. muslimmirror.com Jammu : Senior political leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday indicated that he would not be contesting in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections as he would be campaigning for the candidates of his newly formed Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) candidates. Azad, who has refrained from contesting Lok Sabha elections after his defeat in 2014 …

Susan Jaffe (2024-02-17). Perspectives] Monica Bertagnolli: Director of the National Institutes of Health. thelancet.com Monica Bertagnolli, the new Director of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), brings unique experience to this leadership role: as a surgical oncologist, an NIH-funded researcher, a cancer patient, and a participant in an NIH clinical trial. She is also the first surgeon and only the second woman to take the helm at the NIH. And she may be the only NIH Director who grew up on a US sheep and cattle ranch, which her family has run in central Wyoming for three generations.

a guest author (2024-02-16). Petition to Biden, Blinken: Stop enabling genocide in Gaza and attacking Yemen, Iraq and Syria! workers.org The SanctionsKill Campaign is asking people to sign this petition to President Joe Biden's administration and Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The SanctionsKill Campaign accuses the Biden administration of being an accomplice to crimes against humanity by aiding genocide in Gaza. This is in violation of the International Court of . . . |

albawaba (2024-02-16). SpaceX launches private moon lander, making history. albawaba.com ALBAWABA — In a mission, dubbed IM-1, that might become a first in history if succeeded, SpaceX takes off Odysseus, a private moon lander built by Intuitive Machines, on a Falcon 9 rocket launching from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.Odysseus is set to land close to the moon's south pole on Feb. 22, making it the first private spacecraft to reach the moon's surface, after a failed mission by United Launch Alliance to launch Astrobotic's Peregrine Moon lander attempting to set the same record, and a national achievement for the United States as first touchdown on the moon since NASA's Apollo 17 missi…

albawaba (2024-02-16). Kuwait's National Assembly dissolved over constitutional violations. albawaba.com ALBAWABA-: Kuwait's Amiri decree dissolves the National Assembly due to constitutional breaches, as reported by Kuwait News Agency.Notably, the current National Assembly members were elected on June 6, 2023, commencing their session on June 20, 2023, six months before the passing of the late Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf AlAhmed AlSubah, who died on December 16, 2023. The new Emir, Sheikh Mishal al-Ahmad al-Sabah, was formally sworn in before parliament on December 20, 2023, marking the beginning of his rule over the affluent Gulf monarchy.ÿπÿßÿ¨ŸÑ | ŸàŸ&Eac…

albawaba (2024-02-16). Barcelona eyeing Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli. albawaba.com Barcelona have set their sights on Arsenal attacker Gabriel Martinelli, according to Mundo Deportivo.The Catalan giants are looking for a new striker with specific traits and believe the Brazil international fits the bill.Barca understand they must sell first if they were to submit an accptable offer for the Arsenal star.He has seven goals and three assists in 28 appearances this season so far.The 22-year-old's deal with the Gunners runs to 2027.

Ashley Smith (2024-02-16). Toward Decolonization in Palestine: An Interview with Tareq Baconi. counterpunch.org The struggle to free Palestine stands at a turning point. Hamas' attacks on October 7th shattered the status quo, triggering both Israel's genocidal war on Gaza and an outpouring of international solidarity with the Palestinian people and their struggle for liberation. Spectre's Ashley Smith spoke with Tareq Baconi, author of Hamas Contained, about October 7th, Israel's genocide, and the state of

Binoy Kampmark (2024-02-16). When Scott Morrison Met Nemesis. dissidentvoice.org There are few surprises regarding the final episode of Nemesis, the three-part account on how the Australian Liberal Party, in partnership with the dozy Nationals, psychotically and convulsively disembowelled themselves from the time Tony Abbott won office in 2013. Over the muddy gore and violence concluding the tenures of Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull, one plotter …

Binoy Kampmark (2024-02-16). When Courts Intervene: Halting the Transfer of F-35 Parts to Israel. counterpunch.org Legal challenges regarding the Israel-Gaza War are starting to bulk lawyers' briefs and courtroom proceedings. South Africa got matters underway with its December application before the International Court of Justice accusing Israel of genocide in its campaign against the Palestinians. While determining whether genocide has taken place, the ICJ issued an interim order warning Israel to prevent genocidal acts,

Colombia Informa (2024-02-16). Camilo Torres Restrepo: Priest, revolutionary, and guerrilla fighter. peoplesdispatch.org Priest, intellectual, revolutionary and guerrilla fighter, Camilo Torres Restrepo is, along with Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, one of the most important figures in Colombian history. His commitment to popular and revolutionary causes has made him a symbol of social movements in Latin America and the world. | He was born in Bogota on February 3, 1929, into a privileged family of Bogotá belonging to the Colombian elites. After a brief semester in which he tried to study law at the national university, he withdrew to become a Catholic priest, thanks to the influence of some Dominican priests he met through his girlfriend's…

DikelediM (2024-02-16). President Ramaphosa hails democracy's role in uplifting youth. sanews.gov.za President Ramaphosa hails democracy's role in uplifting youth | President Cyril Ramaphosa says individuals born after the advent of democracy embody the essence of Tintswalo, as they have gone on to record commendable achievements in their lives and careers. | The President was responding to this week's two-day debate on his State of the Nation Address (SONA) by Members of Parliament. The SONA was delivered a week ago in Cape Town. | A number of young people, who have benefited from government over the last 30 years, were present in the National Assembly to listen to the President's response to the debate. | REA…

ecns.cn (2024-02-16). Hainan expands visa-free entry categories. ecns.cn The reasons for applying for visa-free entry to China's Hainan province have been expanded for nationals of several countries, China's National Immigration Administration announced on Friday.

ecns.cn (2024-02-16). International experts expect more Chinese wisdom to fuel global growth in 2024 | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn With Chinese New Year 2024 arriving, international experts sent their good wishes for the coming year to the Chinese people in recent interviews with China News Network.

ecns.cn (2024-02-16). International experts expect further advances in China | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn As the world celebrates the coming of the Year of the Dragon, global experts send their greetings."China has made the right kinds of investments for the real economy to prosper," said David Blair, vice president and senior economist at the Center for China and Globalization, in an interview with China News Network. He expects the Chinese economy to grow further over the next decade.

ecns.cn (2024-02-16). International experts expect the Chinese economy to flourish with more technological breakthroughs | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn As the world celebrates the coming of the Year of the Dragon, global experts send their greetings. Rana Mitter, ST Lee Chair in US-Asia Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School, expects the Chinese economy to prosper in the years to come by opening markets, maintaining regional stability, and deepening cooperation.

Gabisile (2024-02-16). SA records an increase in research and development expenditure after COVID-19. sanews.gov.za SA records an increase in research and development expenditure after COVID-19 | Gross domestic expenditure on research and development (GERD) has increased in real terms for the first time in four years. | GERD as a percentage of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reached 0.62% in 2021/22, up from 0.60% in the previous year, indicating a slight improvement in research and development (R&D) intensity. | This represents a 6.9% year-on-year increase from R25.965 billion in 2020/21 to R27.756 billion in 2021/22, in terms of 2015 prices. | This is according to the latest South African National Survey of Research and Exp…

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2024-02-16). Cuba to hold National Craft Festival. plenglish.com Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban province of Matanzas will host the 3rd National Crafts Festival from March 17 to 19 to promote the creative arts in the country.

infobrics (2024-02-16). The UAE's BRICS Membership: A Growing Role for the Global South. infobrics.org Our world is not static; the year 2023 witnessed heightened interest in the role of the Global South in shaping the international order…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2024-02-16). A Cry in the Darkness: "Please Come, Come Take Me" counterpunch.org The massacre on that street in Tel al-Hawa took place three days after Israel had been put on notice by the International Court of Justice that it needed to stop committing acts of genocide, stop killing civilians, stop killing children and health care workers, a ruling that Israel has not just ignored but openly defied. Instead, Israel blames the victims of its atrocities. Tel al-Hawa was a closed military zone, the IDF says. Any Palestinians moving on the streets were legitimate targets, the IDF says. The rules of engagement were those of the US troops at My Lai: shoot anything that moves. Even young girls and…

newarab (2024-02-16). Marwan Barghouti transferred to solitary confinement. newarab.com Palestinian leader and high profile prisoner Israel's far-right National S…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-16). World Cancer Day: Making a commitment to close the cancer care gap. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) recognizes World Cancer Day annually on February 4. The UICC's 2024 theme for World Cancer Day is "Close the Care Gap." The care gap is the gap between people who can obtain healthcare related to the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer and those who cannot. The factors that create this gap include income, education and geographical location barriers. Discrimination based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age,…

Prof Souad N. Al-Azzawi (2024-02-16). Iraq War: How the U.S. Contaminated Iraq with Depleted Uranium. globalresearch.ca The following text was presented to the Kuala Lumpur International Conference to Criminalise War, Putra World Trade Centre, 28-31 October 2009. | For more than three decades [since 1991], the United States of America and the United Kingdom have been waging …

Rhoda Wilson (2024-02-16). France: "Article Pfizer" criminalising criticism of mRNA injections passed by National Assembly. expose-news.com On 15 November 2023, the French Senate reviewed a draft law, modifications to the Penal Code, that aim to crush dissent using hefty fines of up to EUR 15,000 and threat of …

Steve Early, Popular Resistance. (2024-02-16). The AFL-CIO Can Be Reformed, Locally And From The Bottom-Up! popularresistance.org Changing the leadership, structure, or functioning of any U.S. labor organization is no easy task. Activists and experts have long argued about whether dysfunctional unions are best reformed from the top-down, bottom-up, or some mix of the two approaches. | For the past 65 years, the main locus of union democracy and reform struggles in the U.S. has been local unions, which hold leadership elections every three years and are closest to the membership. Thousands of rank-and-file workers have campaigned for more militant unionism by running for and winning local office. | Some have had the backing of national netwo…

WSWS (2024-02-16). Egypt building camps to host Palestinians expelled from Gaza as Israel prepares for Rafah onslaught. wsws.org The far-right Israeli government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has more or less openly been declaring for months its intention to forcibly expel the Palestinians from Gaza, a war crime under international law. Thursday's report confirms that these plans are now beeing put into practice.

WSWS (2024-02-16). Mounting economic problems for Chinese government. wsws.org This year's National People's Congress will be particularly significant because the Xi Jinping regime confronts a worsening economic situation with no sign of a turnaround in sight.

Miko Peled (2024-02-16). Israeli Peace Activist Calls For Sanctions, No-Fly Zone On Israel. mintpressnews.com Israel's latest refusal to accept the Palestinian offer for a cease-fire and prisoner exchange demonstrates again that it only wants to continue the killing. Furthermore, the latest cold-blooded assault on Palestinians in Rafah — most of whom are displaced, having had to escape their homes in other parts of the Gaza Strip, presents an urgent need for the international community to intervene. The purpose of the intervention is to force Israel to comply with terms that will make it impossible for it to continue the killing. An absolute guarantee for the safety and security of Palestinians must be put in place…

Alina Ramos Martin (2024-02-17). Palestine demands global sanctions against Israel for genocide. plenglish.com Addis Ababa, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh, called here for sanctions against Israel for systematically violating international laws and thus force it to stop its aggression against the Gaza Strip.

Alina Ramos Martin (2024-02-17). Russia's Progress MS-26 spacecraft docked with the ISS. plenglish.com Moscow, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The Progress MS-26 cargo spacecraft, launched Thursday from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome, docked in automatic mode to the Zvezda module of the International Space Station (ISS), official sources reported.

ecns.cn (2024-02-17). Hainan expands visa-free entry categories. ecns.cn The reasons for applying for visa-free entry to China's Hainan province have been expanded for nationals of several countries, China's National Immigration Administration announced on Friday.

ecns.cn (2024-02-17). International experts expect more Chinese wisdom to fuel global growth in 2024 | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn With Chinese New Year 2024 arriving, international experts sent their good wishes for the coming year to the Chinese people in recent interviews with China News Network.

ecns.cn (2024-02-17). International experts expect further advances in China | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn As the world celebrates the coming of the Year of the Dragon, global experts send their greetings."China has made the right kinds of investments for the real economy to prosper," said David Blair, vice president and senior economist at the Center for China and Globalization, in an interview with China News Network. He expects the Chinese economy to grow further over the next decade.

ecns.cn (2024-02-17). International experts expect the Chinese economy to flourish with more technological breakthroughs | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn As the world celebrates the coming of the Year of the Dragon, global experts send their greetings. Rana Mitter, ST Lee Chair in US-Asia Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School, expects the Chinese economy to prosper in the years to come by opening markets, maintaining regional stability, and deepening cooperation.

Javier Arana Villasusa (2024-02-17). Brazil with broad agenda at Cuban 32nd Book Fair. plenglish.com Havana, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Brazil will deploy a broad agenda today at the San Carlos de la Cabaña fortress, the venue of the 32nd Havana International Book Fair, where it participates as the guest of honor.

Javier Arana Villasusa (2024-02-17). Italian writer's work presented at Havana Book Fair (+Photos). plenglish.com Havana, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) "The Last Farmer" is the title of the work by Italian writer Maria Chiara Ferri presented at the San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress, where the Havana International Book Fair continues today.

Jeffrey D. Sachs, Scheer Post. (2024-02-17). How The CIA Destabilizes The World. popularresistance.org There are three basic problems with the CIA: its objectives, methods, and unaccountability. Its operational objectives are whatever the CIA or the President of the United States defines to be in the U.S. interest at a given time, irrespective of international law or U.S. law. Its methods are secretive and duplicitous. Its unaccountability means that the CIA and president run foreign policy without any public scrutiny. Congress is a doormat, a sideshow. | As a recent CIA Director, Mike Pompeo, said of his time at the CIA: "I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole. We had entire training courses. It re…

presstv.ir (2024-02-17). ICJ nixes S Africa's request for 'urgent measures' to save Rafah amid Israeli war. presstv.ir The International Court of Justice nixes South Africa's request for it to impose "urgent measures" to safeguard Rafah amid the threat of an Israeli invasion.

The Black Alliance for Peace. (2024-02-17). MOLEGHAF: Public Statement On The Current Situation In Haiti. popularresistance.org February 12, 2024 — On February 6th, MOLEGHAF, the National Movement for Liberty and Equality of Haitians for Fraternity (Mouvement National pour la Liberté et L'égalité des HaàØtiens pour la Fraternité), a member organization of the Black Alliance for Peace, released a statement that calls for support of the Haitian masses mobilizing for popular sovereignty, and vehemently rejects the continued attempts by the United States and the West to force a military intervention and occupation of Haiti. After the Kenyan High Court clearly and firmly declared this intervention unconstitutional, the U.S. and Ke…

WSWS (2024-02-17). The WHO and the inability of capitalism to prevent future pandemics. wsws.org The international working class must assimilate the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic, above all the inability of capitalism to organize on a global scale to address the current pandemic and prevent future ones.

WSWS (2024-02-17). On eve of British hearings, Assange's brother Gabriel Shipton speaks out: "This is Julian's last chance in the UK courts" wsws.org Speaking to the WSWS, Shipton explained: "These courts are entirely complicit in Julian's persecution and in sending that message to journalists, to publishers and anyone who wants to tell the truth, that if you reveal national defence information of the US, you will end up in jail and it could be forever."

DikelediM (2024-02-16). IEC publishes seats determination for provincial legislatures. sanews.gov.za IEC publishes seats determination for provincial legislatures | The Electoral Commission has published the seats determination for provincial legislatures ahead of the 2024 National and Provincial Elections.
|
| The seats are determined in accordance with Section 105(2) of the Constitution Act 108 of 1996 and item 3(1) of Schedule 3 to the Electoral Act No.73 of 1998.
|
| "The provincial legislatures' seats determination takes into account scientifically based data on the population in each province, as well as representation by interested parties. | "The total number of seats to be contested…

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2024-02-16). Hungary expresses interest in developing relations with China. plenglish.com Budapest, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The principle of mutual respect is disappearing from the international sphere; it remains the core of relations between Hungary and China, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán affirmed on Friday.

infobrics (2024-02-16). Beware of big bad Russian space nukes! infobrics.org House Speaker Mike Johnson played the role of a "good cop" and stated there was "no need for public alarm", while Turner kept his role as a "bad cop", calling on President Joe Biden to "declassify information about a serious national security threat".

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-16). Axis of Resistance: From Donbass to Gaza. libya360.wordpress.com Pepe Escobar The resistance in Donbas and Gaza share an essential common vision: overthrowing the unipolar hegemon that has quashed their national aspirations. During my recent vertiginous journey in Donbass tracking Orthodox Christian battalions defending their land, Novorossiya, it became starkly evident that the resistance in these newly liberated Russian republics is fighting much the same battle as their counterparts in West Asia….

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-16). Genocide: How Treacherous Arab States are Complicit with Israel. libya360.wordpress.com Mnar Adley Palestine's Arab neighbors seem to have taken a bold stance on Israel's genocide of Gaza in a public show of solidarity with Palestinians. But behind those strong words, states like Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE are quietly assisting Israel. These four nations are working together to circumvent the actions of one…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-16). Haim Bresheeth: We Are Fighting for a New Middle East Where All Can Live in Peace. libya360.wordpress.com In this extended conversation, Professor Haim Bresheeth speaks about his family history and unique upbringing and reimaging the Middle East beyond Israeli apartheid and Western hegemony. Professor Haim is a teacher at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. An ex-Israeli Jew and ardent anti-Zionist, his most recent book is titled "An…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-16). How is the Proposed Ben Gurion Canal and Offshore Gas Development Tied to Israel's Gaza Invasion? libya360.wordpress.com Patrick Mazza The proposed Ben Gurion Canal would create an alternative to the Suez Canal. Its proximity to Gaza has raised questions about whether it is one of the motivations for the Israeli invasion. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. In the past several years, interest has revived in the Ben Gurion Canal, a proposed alternative to the…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-16). Imperialism and Resistance in the Red Sea. libya360.wordpress.com Jesse Harasta Jesse Harasta describes the complex dynamics of contemporary imperialism and resistance. Understanding a world system divided into Core, Semi-Periphery and Periphery is essential to the workings of global capitalism. Harasta argues that Gulf states have engaged in an active imperial re-peripheralization of the Horn of Africa. Since the beginning of the 2023 Israeli…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-16). It is Dark Before the Dawn, but Israeli Settler Colonialism is at an End. libya360.wordpress.com Professor Ilan Pappe Professor Ilan Pappe spoke at IHRC's annual Genocide Memorial Day in London, UK on 21st January 2024, on the need to understand that the genocide of Palestinians we are currently witnessing, as brutal as it is, is also the demise of the so-called Jewish state. We need to be ready to imagine a…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-16). No Fly Zone and More — What the International Community Must Impose on Israel Now to Stop Genocide. libya360.wordpress.com Miko Peled Israel's latest refusal to accept the Palestinian offer for a cease-fire and prisoner exchange demonstrates again that it only wants to continue the killing. Furthermore, the latest cold-blooded assault on Palestinians in Rafah — most of whom are displaced, having had to escape their homes in other parts of the Gaza Strip, presents…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-16). Palestinians in Gaza Do Have Somewhere to Go: Their Homes in What is Now Israel. libya360.wordpress.com Sam Husseini Palestinian protesters take part in a mass protest demanding the right to return to their homeland, Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, March 30, 2018. Many professing solidarity with Palestinians — including legal experts — being slaughtered in Gaza have said they have "nowhere to go". It's not true. They do. Somewhere they actually should go. Their homes in…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-16). The Threat of All Out War: Yemen Nears the Tipping Point as US Airstrikes Intensify. libya360.wordpress.com Ahmed Abdulkareem In the courtyard of Yemen's famous Al Shaeb Mosque, guards of honor stood at attention accompanied by the melody of military music as the funeral ceremony of Yemeni marines killed in the latest round of U.S. and UK strikes commenced. The mourners, many of whom traveled from the countryside to attend, walked alongside…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-16). Toward Decolonization in Palestine: An Interview with Tareq Baconi. libya360.wordpress.com Ashley Smith The struggle to free Palestine stands at a turning point. Hamas' attacks on October 7th shattered the status quo, triggering both Israel's genocidal war on Gaza and an outpouring of international solidarity with the Palestinian people and their struggle for liberation. Spectre's Ashley Smith spoke with Tareq Baconi, author of Hamas Contained, about October 7th, Israel's genocide,…

Kyle Anzalone (2024-02-16). After Call With Biden, Netanyahu Rejects 'International Dictates'. news.antiwar.com Shortly after a call with President Joe Biden, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected international pressure on how Tel Aviv handles the war in Gaza. The US provides Israel with billions in military aid every year. Biden has said he has pressured Israel to accept a Palestinian state after the war and to reduce the …

Michael Arria (2024-02-16). Academics form national group to advocate for justice in Palestine. mondoweiss.net Faculty for Justice in Palestine, which already has 80 affiliate groups across college campuses, was formed to support students who are being targeted for their Palestine activism.

midwesternmarx (2024-02-16). The International Court of Justice Censures Israel for Its Genocidal War. By: Vijay Prashad. midwesternmarx.com On January 26, 2024, the judges at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released their 29-page order that found "plausible" (paragraph 54) evidence that Israel was conducting a genocide against the Palestinians of Gaza. The court intervened in that war due to South Africa's application that Israel had violated its obligations to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1948). South Africa came to the ICJ two months …

Staff (2024-02-16). Netanyahu rejects world demands for permanent settlement with Palestinians. muslimmirror.com JERUSALEM : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected on Friday the international demands for a permanent settlement with Palestinians, opposing unilateral recognition of the Palestinian state. "Israel outright rejects international dictates regarding a permanent settlement with the Palestinians," Netanyahu wrote on X. "Such an arrangement will be reached only through direct negotiations between the parties, …

Stéphanie Wahab (2024-02-16). We Can't Watch Genocide and Do Nothing. Now Is the Time for Renewed BDS. truthout.org We are months into Israel's latest brutal campaign against Palestinians, with no sign of an end to the slaughter of civilians and society. The statistics, the stories, the images and witness testimonies are breathtakingly horrifying. The world has heard the genocidal intent from "every sphere of the state of Israel," South African lawyer Tembeka Ngcukaitobi said to the International Court of… |

Pan American Health Organization (2024-02-16). World: Alerta Epidemiológica – Aumento de casos de dengue en la Región de las Américas – 16 de febrero del 202. reliefweb.int Countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe (France), Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique (France), Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico (The United States of America), Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), World | Source: Pan American Health Organization | Please refer to the attached file. | Teniendo en cuenta el comportamiento del dengue registrado en las primeras semanas del 2024, con aumento exponencial de casos notificado…

Pan American Health Organization (2024-02-16). World: Epidemiological Alert – Increase in dengue cases in the Region of the Americas – 16 February 2024. reliefweb.int Countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe (France), Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique (France), Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico (The United States of America), Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), World | Source: Pan American Health Organization | Please refer to the attached file. | Considering the number of dengue cases reported in the first weeks of 2024, with an exponential increase in several countries of the Reg…

International Court of Justice (2024-02-16). oPt: Application de la convention pour la prévention et la répression du crime de génocide dans la bande de Gaza (Afrique du Sud c. Israà´l) Décision de la Cour sur la demande en indication de mesures additionnelles présentée par l'Afrique du Sud (No 2024/16). reliefweb.int

International Court of Justice (2024-02-16). oPt: Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza Strip (South Africa v. Israel) Decision of the Court on South Africa's request for additional provisional measures (No. 2024/16). reliefweb.int

International Atomic Energy Agency (2024-02-16). Update 211 – IAEA Director General Statement on Situation in Ukraine. reliefweb.int Country: Ukraine | Source: International Atomic Energy Agency | International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts are continuing to closely monitor the staffing situation at Ukraine's Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP), Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said today. | Earlier this week, on 13 February, the IAEA team visited the ZNPP's training centre and its simulators, where they observed staff training, including main control room operators receiving additional simulator training for other units than those where they were working. The IAEA experts were informed that the ZNPP is extending these opera…

krish-rad_ind (2024-02-17). Cuba, the United States and the National Interest of Both. resumen-english.org

Annie Laurie Gaylor (2024-02-16). God or Country? progressive.org A review of a new film examining Christian nationalism.

albawaba (2024-02-17). UN court denies South Africa's request for more Gaza action. albawaba.com The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has rejected South Africa's request to order Israel to take more steps to protect Palestinians in Gaza from a possible attack on Rafah, a city near the Egyptian border.South Africa, which has accused Israel of violating the Genocide Convention by its military campaign in Gaza, had asked the court to impose new measures in light of Israel's preparations for a major operation in Rafah.PRESS RELEASE: the

Editor (2024-02-17). Arctic Sea ice loss: A world of trouble. mronline.org According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), over the past three decades the oldest, thickest ice (13-20 feet thick) has declined by a stunning 95 percent and 70 percent of Arctic sea ice is now thin "seasonal ice" that quickly melts in the Arctic summer.

guest author (2024-02-17). Lenin, Amílcar Cabral and Palestine. workers.org Carlos Lopes Pereira, former member of the Secretariat of the liberation organization led by the late Amílcar Cabral and contributor to the newspaper Avante (organ of the Portuguese Communist Party), sent this message to the Lenin Centennial held in New York City on Jan. 21. This international anti-imperialist day marking . . . |

Javier Arana Villasusa (2024-02-17). Difficult agricultural negotiations expected at international forum. plenglish.com Geneva, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The next ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) might be the scene of difficult agricultural negotiations, given the current military confrontations, inflation and rising food prices, an expert said.

newarab (2024-02-17). Kuwait dissolves parliament as political crisis persists. newarab.com The official KUNA news agency said a "royal decree was issued to dissolve the national assembly" elected last June following a proposal by the prime minister that was approved by cabinet. | The royal decree carried by KUNA accused parliament of co…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-17). Celebrating the gift of life: Cousins raise awareness for organ donation on National Donor Day. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Lisa Brown, 53, of Jacksonville, suffered from severe pelvis and back pain for years. She later learned that her bladder wasn't working due to follicular cystitis, a rare and non-specific inflammatory disease of the bladder, and inflammatory pseudotumor of the bladder. In 2017, her bladder was removed using robotic-assisted surgery and replaced with a "neobladder" that was attached to her ureters, which are the tubes that carry urine produced by the kidneys. Unfortunately, ongoing challenges…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-17). Little by little: Small changes can lead to heart health, Mayo Clinic expert says. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Several countries observe Heart Month in February JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Switching from an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle to healthy eating and exercise can be daunting. In this expert alert, Juan Cardenas Rosales, M.D., an internal medicine physician and medical director of the international medicine practice at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, shares small steps and one big one that can lead to a heart-healthy life. Taking the first step can be difficult, whether trying…

scorinoco (2024-02-17). Venezuela and Bolivia Review Bilateral Cooperation Agreements. orinocotribune.com Venezuela and Bolivia reviewed bilateral cooperation agreements in various fields during the official visit of Bolivian Foreign Affairs Minister Celinda Sosa Lunda to Venezuela. | On Friday, February 16, the vice president of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, welcomed the minister of Foreign Affairs of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Celinda Sosa Lunda, in the headquarters of the Venezuelan Vice Presidency. | The two officials held a meeting where they reviewed the cooperation and trade agreements, especially those related to oil, gas and petrochemicals, as well as the agreements that are part of the Third Bolivia-…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-16). Hamas Welcomes ICJ's Demands for Israel to Implement Provisional Measures in Rafah. libya360.wordpress.com Palestine Chronicle Hamas urges the World Court to 'evolve its decision into a direct order' for Israel to stop its 'brutal aggression leading to genocide against unarmed civilians in the Gaza Strip.' The Palestinian resistance group, Hamas, has welcomed the decision by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in response to South Africa's urgent request…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-16). Rafah, Palestine: Netanyahu's Threat and Strategy. libya360.wordpress.com Yoselina Guevara López A child looks on as Palestinians inspect a destroyed area following an Israeli airstrike on the Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, 12 February 2024. (EPA) The world cannot continue to ignore the mass murder of thousands of innocent people, at the whim of a Zionist elite ruled by a murderer, whose…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-16). To the Extent that the UN Functions as an Arm of Western Power, it Should Not Exist. libya360.wordpress.com 'Israel operates under a climate of absolute impunity,' says Craig Mokhiber, former top UN official. Since the start of Israel's war on Gaza the United Nations has been under pressure. More than 85 percent of the Gazan population is currently homeless and living in dire conditions, while the UN remains in political gridlock. Three weeks…

Javier Arana Villasusa (2024-02-16). Cuba's book festival kicks off with colloquiums and tributes. plenglish.com Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The 32nd edition of the Havana International Book Fair, inaugurated yesterday afternoon, includes today among its first events a colloquium on the work of writer Francisco Lopez Sacha.

Staff (2024-02-16). Haldwani Violence: Result of escalating communal tensions in Uttarakhand, reveals fact-finding report" muslimmirror.com By Muslim Mirror A fact-finding team, comprising members of the Association for Protection of Civil Rights (APCR), Karawan-e-Mohabbat, and civil rights activist Zahid Qadri, visited Haldwani on February 14, 2024, to investigate the recent violence that erupted in the region. The team's preliminary findings, based on extensive discussions with members of civil society, journalists, writers, …

Bharat Dogra (2024-02-16). War Emerging Increasingly as Existential Threat. globalresearch.ca

yenisafak (2024-02-16). 51 metre derinlikte tespit edilmi≈üti: Dalgƒ±àßlar Marmara'da batan gemi iàßin dalacak. yenisafak.com Balƒ±kesir'e baƒülƒ± Marmara Adasƒ±'ndan 6 ki≈üilik màºrettebatla hareket eden "Batuhan A" adlƒ± geminin Bursa'nƒ±n Karacabey ilàßesi aà߃±klarƒ±nda batmasƒ±nƒ±n ardƒ±ndan ba≈ülatƒ±lan arama kurtarma àßalƒ±≈ümasƒ±, 275 personelle sàºràºyor. | BATAN GEMƒ∞Nƒ∞N YERƒ∞ TESPƒ∞T EDƒ∞LDƒ∞: | Deniz Kuvvetleri Komutanl&fno…

yenisafak (2024-02-16). Erzincan'da maden ocaƒüƒ±nda toprak kaymasƒ±: Dokuz i≈üàßiyi kurtarma àßalƒ±≈ümalarƒ± dà∂rdàºncຠgàºnde devam ediyor. yenisafak.com Erzincan'ƒ±n ƒ∞liàß ilàßesinde toprak kaymasƒ± meydana gelen maden ocaƒüƒ± sahasƒ±ndan alƒ±nan toprak numuneleri incelenmeye devam ediliyor. | ƒ∞liàß ilàßesindeki maden ocaƒüƒ±nda 13 ≈ûubat'ta meydana gelen toprak kaymasƒ± nedeniyle gà∂àßàºk altƒ±nda kalan 9 i≈üàßiyi kurtarma àßalƒ±≈ümalarƒ± sàºràºyor. | Ekipler, arama àßalƒ±≈ümala…

Usman Ayub Awan, Xingyi Guo, Aamer Ali Khattak, Usman Hassan, Suliman Khan (2024-02-17). Correspondence] Economic crises and cancer care in Pakistan—timely action saves lives. thelancet.com Cancer treatment is often ignored during economic crises; Sri Lankans are still striving to stabilise their health-care system.1 Currently, the health systems in low-income and middle-income countries are least prepared to operate independently in emergencies and combat global cancer inequities. Alarmingly, in Pakistan, political turmoil has contributed to a catastrophic decline in the economy and looming bankruptcy.2 Being the world's fifth most populous country (with a population of >232 million people), due to depleting reserves, rising inflation, and calamitous recent floods, the value of currency in Pakis…

WSWS (2024-02-16). Health workers in Sri Lanka and Australia denounce the doxxing of Australian medical practitioners speaking out against Gaza genocide. wsws.org "Despite our diverse backgrounds, our profession is committed to upholding the sanctity of human life and promoting health for all."—Health Workers Action Committee in Sri Lanka…

2024-02-17 18:28:05 | 18:28 EST | by | 105 | 0 | 65 | 34 | 0 

2024-02-16: News Headlines

infobrics (2024-02-15). Northern Sea Route as an Essential Element to Harness India's Interests in the Arctic. infobrics.org Fostering Sustainable Growth: India's Role in the Northern Sea Route Development…

Jacob Watkins (2024-02-15). Probe of Indianapolis police practices reveals complete lack of accountability. peoplesworld.org INDIANAPOLIS—In the span of just seven weeks in August and September 2023, more people died at the hands of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) than in all of 2022. Following this wave killings, the IndyStar began tracking police shootings in the city. The Star reported that 17 officer-involved shootings occurred in 2023—nine of them …

newarab (2024-02-15). India's Modi opens Hindu temple in UAE as election nears. newarab.com Indian Prime Minister A day earlier, tens of thousands of Indians filled a soccer stadium in the capital Abu Dhabi, cheering on Modi who is seeking a rare third term in India's upcoming general election. | Modi's visit to one of India's la…

People's Dispatch. (2024-02-15). Indian Farmers March On Delhi To Protest Unfulfilled Demands. popularresistance.org Indian farmers from the State of Punjab began a protest march towards the national capital, New Delhi on February 13, Tuesday, to raise longstanding demands that have gone unfulfilled by the Union government. | Cement blocks, metal barricades, barbed wire, and iron nails were erected on the borders of Delhi and in the State of Haryana on Tuesday to stop the farmers, similar to the blockades that had been set up over two years ago, when farmers had first marched on Delhi to demand their rights. | The "Delhi Chalo" protest on Tuesday was organized by over 250 farmers' unions under the umbrella of the Kisan Mazdoor…

presstv.ir (2024-02-16). Indian police fire tear gas at farmers as protests enter 4th day. presstv.ir Indian police fired tear gas at farmers demanding higher prices for their crops on Friday, as the protests entered their fourth day…

progressive (2024-02-15). On the Line: Pointe-au-Chien Is Not Dead. progressive.org Photos by French documentary photographer Wayan Barre tell the story of the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe in New Orleans and its fight for survival against climate change.

WSWS (2024-02-16). Indian farmer protest continues in face of Modi government's massive deployment of security forces. wsws.org At least a hundred farmers have been injured in clashes with security forces, who have used baton charges, rubber bullets, water-cannon, and copious amounts of tear gas, some of it dropped by drones, to beat back the protesters.

Anita Hofschneider (2024-02-15). Biden protected the lands surrounding the Grand Canyon — uranium mining is happening there anyway. peoplesworld.org On a windy day last August, President Joe Biden signed a proclamation protecting the canyons, cliffs, and plateaus surrounding the Grand Canyon National Park, nearly a million acres abutting the Navajo Nation and Havasupai Indian Reservation. Biden said the new national monument was part of his commitment to Native peoples to protect their sacred lands. "Preserving the Grand Canyon …

People's Dispatch. (2024-02-16). Greek Farmers Continue Their Protest. popularresistance.org The protesting farmers in Greece decided to continue their agitations across the country with demands such as duty-free agricultural diesel, reduced electricity costs, and subsidies on supplies and animal feed, as negotiations with the government on February 13 yielded no results. A week-long protest, including rallies and blockades in major motorways across Greece, forced the New Democracy (ND) government to call the farmers' groups for negotiations on Tuesday. | The farmer's unions rejected the meager concessions on electricity prices offered by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. They demanded effective measur…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-15). Australian Lawmakers Call for Julian Assange's Release Ahead of Extradition Appeal. libya360.wordpress.com Tanupriya Singh The motion in parliament, which was supported by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, has called for the return of imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to his family in Australia. Assange is days away from a final court hearing in the UK against his extradition to the US. On February 14, lawmakers in Australia's parliament…

WSWS (2024-02-16). Sri Lankan president calls on parliamentary opposition to assist his government impose IMF austerity. wsws.org Wickremesinghe's appeals to opposition parties is a call for unity to suppress the growing opposition of workers, youth and rural poor against his government's increasingly vicious attacks on social and democratic rights.

albawaba (2024-02-15). Israel kills its captives in Gaza once again. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – In the last 96 hours, Hamas' military wing, the Izzeddin al-Qassam Brigades, revealed that two prisoners died and eight were seriously injured in Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.The conflict between Israel and Gaza has been ongoing for 128 days, resulting in more casualties among prisoners in Israeli attacks. According to the al-Qassam Brigades, in the recent 96-hour period alone, two prisoners were killed, and eight others were badly hurt in Israeli bombings.The statement emphasized the challenges in providing medical assistance to the injured prisoners due to continuous airstrikes. It stressed t…

Caitlin Johnstone (2024-02-16). The Perfect Recipe For A Real Antisemitism Crisis. caitlinjohnstone.com.au If I wanted to increase antisemitism, I imagine I'd do a lot of really evil stuff under a Star of David flag while adamantly insisting that my actions are inseparable from the Jewish people and the Jewish faith.

Pacific Community (2024-02-15). World: Alertes de maladies épidémiques et émergentes en Océanie le 13 février 2024. reliefweb.int Countries: Australia, French Polynesia (France), Micronesia (Federated States of), New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands (The United States of America), Tokelau, United States of America, World | Source: Pacific Community | Please refer to the attached Map. | Éléments nouveaux/faits marquants intervenus depuis la diffusion de la carte précédente sur PacNet, le 06 février 2024: | Dengue | Polynésie franàßaise : Au cours de la semaine 5, quatre nouveaux cas ont été confirmés sur les 70 tests réalisés. Un cas supplémentaire a été détecté au cours de la semaine 6, ce qui porte le total à 13 cas locaux dep…

Sondos Shalaby (2024-02-16). Egypt will not cover Giza pyramid with granite blocks following expert report. middleeasteye.net Egypt will not cover Giza pyramid with granite blocks following expert report | Government reverses Menkaure Pyramid restoration plan after recommendations by a multi-national scientific commission | | Renovation work at the Pyramid of Menkaure at the Giza Pyramids Necropolis, wes…

albawaba (2024-02-16). Kuwait's National Assembly dissolved over constitutional violations. albawaba.com ALBAWABA-: Kuwait's Amiri decree dissolves the National Assembly due to constitutional breaches, as reported by Kuwait News Agency.Notably, the current National Assembly members were elected on June 6, 2023, commencing their session on June 20, 2023, six months before the passing of the late Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf AlAhmed AlSubah, who died on December 16, 2023. The new Emir, Sheikh Mishal al-Ahmad al-Sabah, was formally sworn in before parliament on December 20, 2023, marking the beginning of his rule over the affluent Gulf monarchy.ÿπÿßÿ¨ŸÑ | ŸàŸ&Eac…

Ashley Smith (2024-02-16). Toward Decolonization in Palestine: An Interview with Tareq Baconi. counterpunch.org The struggle to free Palestine stands at a turning point. Hamas' attacks on October 7th shattered the status quo, triggering both Israel's genocidal war on Gaza and an outpouring of international solidarity with the Palestinian people and their struggle for liberation. Spectre's Ashley Smith spoke with Tareq Baconi, author of Hamas Contained, about October 7th, Israel's genocide, and the state of

Binoy Kampmark (2024-02-16). When Scott Morrison Met Nemesis. dissidentvoice.org There are few surprises regarding the final episode of Nemesis, the three-part account on how the Australian Liberal Party, in partnership with the dozy Nationals, psychotically and convulsively disembowelled themselves from the time Tony Abbott won office in 2013. Over the muddy gore and violence concluding the tenures of Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull, one plotter …

Binoy Kampmark (2024-02-16). When Courts Intervene: Halting the Transfer of F-35 Parts to Israel. counterpunch.org Legal challenges regarding the Israel-Gaza War are starting to bulk lawyers' briefs and courtroom proceedings. South Africa got matters underway with its December application before the International Court of Justice accusing Israel of genocide in its campaign against the Palestinians. While determining whether genocide has taken place, the ICJ issued an interim order warning Israel to prevent genocidal acts,

Colombia Informa (2024-02-16). Camilo Torres Restrepo: Priest, revolutionary, and guerrilla fighter. peoplesdispatch.org Priest, intellectual, revolutionary and guerrilla fighter, Camilo Torres Restrepo is, along with Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, one of the most important figures in Colombian history. His commitment to popular and revolutionary causes has made him a symbol of social movements in Latin America and the world. | He was born in Bogota on February 3, 1929, into a privileged family of Bogotá belonging to the Colombian elites. After a brief semester in which he tried to study law at the national university, he withdrew to become a Catholic priest, thanks to the influence of some Dominican priests he met through his girlfriend's…

ecns.cn (2024-02-16). Hainan expands visa-free entry categories. ecns.cn The reasons for applying for visa-free entry to China's Hainan province have been expanded for nationals of several countries, China's National Immigration Administration announced on Friday.

ecns.cn (2024-02-16). International experts expect more Chinese wisdom to fuel global growth in 2024 | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn With Chinese New Year 2024 arriving, international experts sent their good wishes for the coming year to the Chinese people in recent interviews with China News Network.

ecns.cn (2024-02-16). International experts expect further advances in China | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn As the world celebrates the coming of the Year of the Dragon, global experts send their greetings."China has made the right kinds of investments for the real economy to prosper," said David Blair, vice president and senior economist at the Center for China and Globalization, in an interview with China News Network. He expects the Chinese economy to grow further over the next decade.

ecns.cn (2024-02-16). International experts expect the Chinese economy to flourish with more technological breakthroughs | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn As the world celebrates the coming of the Year of the Dragon, global experts send their greetings. Rana Mitter, ST Lee Chair in US-Asia Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School, expects the Chinese economy to prosper in the years to come by opening markets, maintaining regional stability, and deepening cooperation.

Jeffrey St. Clair (2024-02-16). A Cry in the Darkness: "Please Come, Come Take Me" counterpunch.org The massacre on that street in Tel al-Hawa took place three days after Israel had been put on notice by the International Court of Justice that it needed to stop committing acts of genocide, stop killing civilians, stop killing children and health care workers, a ruling that Israel has not just ignored but openly defied. Instead, Israel blames the victims of its atrocities. Tel al-Hawa was a closed military zone, the IDF says. Any Palestinians moving on the streets were legitimate targets, the IDF says. The rules of engagement were those of the US troops at My Lai: shoot anything that moves. Even young girls and…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-16). World Cancer Day: Making a commitment to close the cancer care gap. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) recognizes World Cancer Day annually on February 4. The UICC's 2024 theme for World Cancer Day is "Close the Care Gap." The care gap is the gap between people who can obtain healthcare related to the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer and those who cannot. The factors that create this gap include income, education and geographical location barriers. Discrimination based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-16). Celebrating the gift of life: Cousins raise awareness for organ donation on National Donor Day. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Lisa Brown, 53, of Jacksonville, suffered from severe pelvis and back pain for years. She later learned that her bladder wasn't working due to follicular cystitis, a rare and non-specific inflammatory disease of the bladder, and inflammatory pseudotumor of the bladder. In 2017, her bladder was removed using robotic-assisted surgery and replaced with a "neobladder" that was attached to her ureters, which are the tubes that carry urine produced by the kidneys. Unfortunately, ongoing challenges…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-16). Little by little: Small changes can lead to heart health, Mayo Clinic expert says. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Several countries observe Heart Month in February JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Switching from an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle to healthy eating and exercise can be daunting. In this expert alert, Juan Cardenas Rosales, M.D., an internal medicine physician and medical director of the international medicine practice at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, shares small steps and one big one that can lead to a heart-healthy life. Taking the first step can be difficult, whether trying…

Prof Souad N. Al-Azzawi (2024-02-16). Iraq War: How the U.S. Contaminated Iraq with Depleted Uranium. globalresearch.ca The following text was presented to the Kuala Lumpur International Conference to Criminalise War, Putra World Trade Centre, 28-31 October 2009. | For more than three decades [since 1991], the United States of America and the United Kingdom have been waging …

Steve Early, Popular Resistance. (2024-02-16). The AFL-CIO Can Be Reformed, Locally And From The Bottom-Up! popularresistance.org Changing the leadership, structure, or functioning of any U.S. labor organization is no easy task. Activists and experts have long argued about whether dysfunctional unions are best reformed from the top-down, bottom-up, or some mix of the two approaches. | For the past 65 years, the main locus of union democracy and reform struggles in the U.S. has been local unions, which hold leadership elections every three years and are closest to the membership. Thousands of rank-and-file workers have campaigned for more militant unionism by running for and winning local office. | Some have had the backing of national netwo…

Adam Fishbein (2024-02-15). No More Excuse for Surcharges: the Target for Precautionary Balances Has Been Reached. cepr.net Surcharges are additional fees that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) charges countries with relatively large and long-term loans. They significantly increase the debt payments that these countries must make to the Fund, siphoning away scarce foreign exchange and budget resources. Despite the fact that surcharges are not mentioned in the IMF's Articles of Agreement, the …

Adam Fishbein (2024-02-15). It's Time to End IMF Surcharges. The Fund Has Met Its Target for Its Precautionary Balances. cepr.net Surcharges are additional fees that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) charges countries with relatively large and long-term loans. They significantly increase the debt payments that these countries must make to the Fund, siphoning away scarce foreign exchange and budget resources. Despite the fact that surcharges are not mentioned in the IMF's Articles of Agreement, the …

albawaba (2024-02-15). 2 South African soldiers killed in DR Congo mortar attack. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – South Africa announced Thursday that two of its soldiers had been killed by mortar fire in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the country's first casualties since sending troops there."As a result of this indirect fire, two SANDF troops were killed and three were injured. According to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), the injured were sent to the nearest hospital in Goma for medical assistance.

albawaba (2024-02-15). Biden signs an order blocking Palestinians deportation. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – The White House announced on Wednesday that U.S. President Joe Biden has signed an order shielding Palestinians in the United States from deportation for the next 18 months.According to a Biden administration source, the decision allows for the "deferred enforced departure" of some 6,000 Palestinians. White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said in a statement that the humanitarian conditions in Gaza have significantly deteriorated.According to Sullivan, Biden's proposal would provide Palestinians in the United States with "a temporary safe haven." Anyone who willingly returns to the Palest…

Alina Ramos Martin (2024-02-15). 32nd International Book Fair opens in Cuba. plenglish.com Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba opens the 32nd Havana International Book Fair, with Brazil as guest of honor at a literary festival that will showcase more than three million works and a thousand novelties until Feb. 25.

Amy Goodman (2024-02-15). Biden Urges House to Approve Bill With $14B to Israel and Cuts to UNRWA Funding. truthout.org The U.S. Senate has approved a $95 billion foreign aid package that includes $14 billion in military funding to Israel, despite the finding by the International Court of Justice that it is plausible Israel has committed acts of genocide in Gaza. The Senate bill passed on a 70-29 vote, though its fate remains uncertain in the Republican-controlled House, where Speaker Mike Johnson is demanding the… |

Ana Perdigón (2024-02-15). Biden's 'Top' Advisor for Latin America Resigns, Leaving Behind Zigzagging Strategy on Venezuela. orinocotribune.com US President Joe Biden's top security advisor for Latin America, Juan González, has announced his resignation from his post—alleging personal issues as the reason—following his failure to fulfil the US's imperial regime change objectives against Venezuela. | The US official's resignation was confirmed by a National Security Council (NSC) spokesperson to Bloomberg News this Tuesday, February 13. | González's position included his participation in the negotiations that the US government has held with the Venezuelan authorities in recent years, leading to small and scattered de-escalations in their ille…

April Lanuza (2024-02-15). Ecuador ratifies free trade agreement with China. america.cgtn.com This month, Ecuador became the fourth Latin American country to ratify a free trade agreement with China. | Ecuador's National Assembly approved the deal, marking a significant milestone in the country's economy. | CGTN correspondent Nicolás Suárez reports on what this agreement means for Ecuador's trade relations.

April Lanuza (2024-02-15). Will Valentine's Day spending help boost the U.S. economy? america.cgtn.com The National Retail Federation predicts that consumer spending for Valentine's Day in the U.S. will reach nearly $26 billion when all the data for this year is in. | Meantime, inflation remains high and retail sales for last month dipped in what could be seen as a danger sign for the economy.

Dave DeCamp (2024-02-15). House Intel Chair Accused of Disclosing National Security 'Threat' to Get Ukraine Aid Passed. news.antiwar.com Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, made a vague public warning on Wednesday about an unspecified "serious national security threat," prompting accusations that he did so to pressure the House to pass the $95 billion foreign military aid bill that just made it through the Senate. US officials later told the media that …

dzorinoco (2024-02-15). The Arab 'Political Influencer' as Commodity. orinocotribune.com By Nidal Khalaf — February 13, 2024 | The Arab national cause and the war imposed on the Palestinian people has never been and will never be about individuals. Even those heroes who sacrifice the most precious thing a human being can possess and break the barriers of fear and submission with their bodies, even their actions are only valuable in terms of their impact on the community. | However, we live in a world where the individual is manufactured to be an end in itself. Within the existing consumerist system, the individual becomes a commodity that is bought and sold according to the benefit it provides t…

ecns.cn (2024-02-15). Hainan expands visa-free entry categories. ecns.cn The reasons for applying for visa-free entry to China's Hainan province have been expanded for nationals of several countries, China's National Immigration Administration announced on Friday.

ecns.cn (2024-02-15). International experts expect more Chinese wisdom to fuel global growth in 2024 | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn With Chinese New Year 2024 arriving, international experts sent their good wishes for the coming year to the Chinese people in recent interviews with China News Network.

ecns.cn (2024-02-15). International experts expect further advances in China | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn As the world celebrates the coming of the Year of the Dragon, global experts send their greetings."China has made the right kinds of investments for the real economy to prosper," said David Blair, vice president and senior economist at the Center for China and Globalization, in an interview with China News Network. He expects the Chinese economy to grow further over the next decade.

ecns.cn (2024-02-15). International experts expect the Chinese economy to flourish with more technological breakthroughs | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn As the world celebrates the coming of the Year of the Dragon, global experts send their greetings. Rana Mitter, ST Lee Chair in US-Asia Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School, expects the Chinese economy to prosper in the years to come by opening markets, maintaining regional stability, and deepening cooperation.

EDWIN (2024-02-15). Parly keen to see NLC prosecutions. sanews.gov.za Parly keen to see NLC prosecutions | The Portfolio Committee on Trade, Industry and Competition on Wednesday committed to doing everything in its power to ensure that criminals involved in the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) corruption are brought to book. | The committee received an update from the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) regarding its investigations into the NLC and another from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on cases referred to it. | "We want to assure the South African public that this committee is determined to see the criminals prosecuted," said Committee Chairperson Judy Hermans.

Gabisile (2024-02-15). Early detection crucial for treatment of childhood cancer. sanews.gov.za Early detection crucial for treatment of childhood cancer | The Department of Health has encouraged healthcare workers and communities to be mindful of early signs of childhood cancer. | Identifying these signs, according to the department, can lead to early detection and the successful management of childhood cancers, resulting in better outcomes. | The call was made as South Africa joins the global community in commemorating International Childhood Cancer Day on Thursday to raise awareness about childhood cancers and to express support for children and adolescents living with cancer, survivors, and their famili…

Gabisile (2024-02-15). Two SANDF soldiers killed in DRC, three wounded. sanews.gov.za Two SANDF soldiers killed in DRC, three wounded | The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) confirmed on Wednesday that three soldiers were killed and two injured in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). | This, according to a statement released yesterday, was after a mortar bomb landed inside one of the South African contingency military bases. | The soldiers are part of the Southern African Development Community Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (SAMIDRC) deployed to support and assist government of the second-largest country in Africa to restore peace, security and stability. | "As a resu…

International Organization for Migration (2024-02-15). Lebanon: Displacement Tracking Matrix: Mobility Snapshot – Round 24 (15 February 2024). reliefweb.int Country: Lebanon | Source: International Organization for Migration | Please refer to the attached file. | Since October 8 there has been an increase in cross-border incidents between Israel and Lebanon, resulting in the displacement of people both within the South and elsewhere within the country. Since October 10, the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has been conducting the daily monitoring of population movements. The objective of the exercise is to inform preparedness and response planning.

International Organization for Migration (2024-02-15). Registered IDP area baseline assessment: Ukraine – Round 32 (January 2024). reliefweb.int Country: Ukraine | Source: International Organization for Migration | Please refer to the attached file. | OVERVIEW | The Registered IDP Area Baseline Assessment provides granular data on the number and geographic location of officially registered internally displaced people (IDPs). This report assesses registered IDP presence at the raion level, also mapping the recorded change since the previous round. Round 32 presents the data of the registered IDP population disaggregated by sex, age and state-recognised disability status. | The data collected for the Area Baseline Assessment Round 32 reflects the up-t…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-15). Arabs Divided on ICJ Ruling. libya360.wordpress.com As'ad AbuKhalil South African President Cyril Ramaphosa arriving in Cairo for a. peace summit on Oct. 21, 2023. (GovernmentZA, Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0) Israel will forever be stained with the label of genocide and its supporters will always be accused of supporting genocide after the International Court of Justice ruled last month that there was prima…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-15). From the Cities to the Countryside, Armed Resistance is Spreading in the West Bank. libya360.wordpress.com Shatha Hanaysha A FUNERAL CEREMONY HELD FOR PALESTINIANS KILLED IN RAIDS AND ATTACKS BY ISRAELI FORCES IN JENIN ON NOVEMBER 17, 2023. (PHOTO: MAHMOUD NASSER/APA IMAGES) Armed resistance in the West Bank had been concentrated in larger cities, but since October 7 it is spreading. "Resistance in Azzun used to be non-armed," a resident of…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-15). Naledi Pandor: "The World is Allowing Israel to Ignore the ICJ Rulings" libya360.wordpress.com Palestine Chronicle Arkan was born in a displacement camp in Rafah. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle) Minister Naledi Pandor says South Africa is "horrified" at what is happening in Rafah, and questions why no measures are being taken to put a peacekeeping force in place in Gaza to protect innocent civilians. South Africa's Minister…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-15). Silencing Francesca Albanese. libya360.wordpress.com Eugene Doyle It was with a sense of disgust rather than despair that I read in the Jerusalem Post this week: "'Antisemitic' UN Special Rapporteur Francesca Albanese banned from Israel." We're being gas-lighted again and this is a chance to push back against the narrative that to support victims of Israel is to somehow be…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-15). UN Relief Chief Martin Griffiths: Safe Zones in Gaza are an 'Illusion'. libya360.wordpress.com Al Mayadeen Today in Rafah, despite the chaos, continued bombardment, the fear and the ongoing displacement, UNRWA teams are still working and delivering critical food supplies. UNRWA UN Relief Chief Martin Griffiths has addressed "Israel's" invasion of Rafah and its call for the evacuation of Palestinians, saying there exists zero safe zones in Gaza. UN…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-15). War with Hezbollah — the 'Most Deadly War of All' According to Zionist Experts. libya360.wordpress.com Vanessa Beeley Hezbollah missile launchers in all areas of Lebanon The worst fears of the Zionist entity on the precipice of escalated military confrontation with Hezbollah in southern Lebanon are compiled in a 130-page-report entitled 'The Most Deadly War of All'. [Thank you to Resistance News Network (RNN) on Telegram for alerting me to this report] The…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-15). Why Israel's War on UNRWA is So Sinister. libya360.wordpress.com William Van Wagenen Tel Aviv's goal of dismantling the UN agency in the name of security is a strategic move aimed not only at depriving Palestinian refugees of lifesaving assistance, but completely eradicating the notion that they will one day return to the lands they were expelled from. The UN Relief and Works Agency for…

Javier Arana Villasusa (2024-02-15). Cuban President highlights proposals of the Havana Book Fair. plenglish.com Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel today highlighted the varied and excellent program presented by the 32nd Havana International Book Fair for the Cuban families.

Javier Arana Villasusa (2024-02-15). Equipment donated in France for the preparation of Cuban athletes. plenglish.com Paris, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The city of Tremblay-en-France donated today bodybuilding equipment to the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation of Cuba (INDER), as part of a project aimed at supporting the preparation of athletes qualified for Paris-2024.

Mark Gruenberg (2024-02-15). National Education Association reaffirms ceasefire demand in war on Gaza. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Stressing the conflict's profound impact on Palestinian and Israeli schoolkids, and others worldwide fearfully eyeing the war, the National Education Association's board reaffirmed the union's prior demand for a total cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war. The February 10 statement by the nation's largest union thus reminds watchers that it's part of a growing cease-fire trend …

MRG, Multiconvergência de Redes Globais (2024-02-15). Convivialism and World Social Forum. pressenza.com The convivialist international, signatory of the second Convivialist Manifesto, has begun to formally establish itself as an association based in Hamburg — see its website: convivialism.org/our-blog/ Partner of other convivialist organisations, French conviviality, German conviviality and the international movement of…

NEOB (2024-02-15). Sixth administration cracking down on crime – Lamola. sanews.gov.za Sixth administration cracking down on crime – Lamola | Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola says the sixth administration is steadily rebuilding law enforcement agencies like the National Prosecuting Authority to fight crime. | Lamola was speaking during the debate of the State of the Nation Address held in Cape Town. | "[It] is the sixth administration that strengthened the work of law enforcement agencies like the NPA [National Prosecuting Authority] by appointing permanent leadership in the upper echelons of the NPA and the SAPS [South African Police Service] and increased the operation…

newarab (2024-02-15). Marwan Barghouti transferred to solitary confinement. newarab.com Palestinian leader and high profile prisoner Israel's far-right National S…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-15). World Cancer Day: Making a commitment to close the cancer care gap. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) recognizes World Cancer Day annually on February 4. The UICC's 2024 theme for World Cancer Day is "Close the Care Gap." The care gap is the gap between people who can obtain healthcare related to the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer and those who cannot. The factors that create this gap include income, education and geographical location barriers. Discrimination based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age,…

nosihle (2024-02-15). Parliament prepares to host National Budget Speech. sanews.gov.za Parliament prepares to host National Budget Speech | Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana will outline all the financial, economic, and social commitments that government will prioritise in its planned expenditure during the National Budget Speech next week. | Last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the 2024 State of the Nation Address (SONA) and outlined national government's plans to tackle the country's energy crisis and other socio-economic challenges. | "The Budget Speech, among others, aims to balance economic growth and support for the vulnerable in our society, despite limited resources. Godongwana wi…

Peoples Health Dispatch (2024-02-15). Brazil to support stricter global regulation of infant formula marketing. peoplesdispatch.org Despite strong national policies supporting breastfeeding, Brazil faces challenges from infant formula producers seeking to dominate the field of child nutrition. One forthcoming step is to support a WHO resolution for regulating digital marketing…

Robert Hunziker (2024-02-15). Arctic Sea Ice Loss: A World of Trouble. dissidentvoice.org What if Arctic sea ice melts? All of it… during the summer! According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), over the past three decades the oldest, thickest ice (13-20 feet thick) has declined by a stunning 95 percent and 70 percent of Arctic sea ice is now thin "seasonal ice" that quickly melts …

Staff (2024-02-15). "Obscene": Biden Pushes House to Approve Bill with $14B in Military Aid to Israel, Cuts UNRWA Funding. democracynow.org The U.S. Senate has approved a $95 billion foreign aid package that includes $14 billion in military funding to Israel, despite the finding by the International Court of Justice that it is plausible Israel has committed acts of genocide in Gaza. The Senate bill passed on a 70-29 vote, though its fate remains uncertain in the Republican-controlled House, where Speaker Mike Johnson is demanding the inclusion of new anti-immigrant and border enforcement measures before scheduling a vote. William Hartung, a national security and foreign policy expert at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, says the massiv…

teleSUR (2024-02-15). Haiti: Police Seek Killers of SWAT Officer. telesurenglish.net Haiti's National Police Union reported that 1,800 police officers fled the country last year, another factor that makes it impossible to provide an effective response to criminal gangs. | Lector Roobens, a member of the 31st class of the Haitian National Police, was killed at the hands of gang members. Feb. 15, 2024.

teleSUR (2024-02-15). New Campaign to Fight Malaria in Kenya. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, a coalition backed by the Kenyan Ministry of Health launched a new campaign to fight malaria in the country. | RELATED: | The new Zero Malaria Starts With Me campaign, dubbed "The Power of EveryOne," which was launched by the Zero Malaria Campaign Coalition (ZMCC) under the auspices of the Ministry of Health's National Malaria Control Program, gives every Kenyan the opportunity to play their part in ach…

Susan Jaffe (2024-02-17). Perspectives] Monica Bertagnolli: Director of the National Institutes of Health. thelancet.com Monica Bertagnolli, the new Director of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), brings unique experience to this leadership role: as a surgical oncologist, an NIH-funded researcher, a cancer patient, and a participant in an NIH clinical trial. She is also the first surgeon and only the second woman to take the helm at the NIH. And she may be the only NIH Director who grew up on a US sheep and cattle ranch, which her family has run in central Wyoming for three generations.

a guest author (2024-02-16). Petition to Biden, Blinken: Stop enabling genocide in Gaza and attacking Yemen, Iraq and Syria! workers.org The SanctionsKill Campaign is asking people to sign this petition to President Joe Biden's administration and Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The SanctionsKill Campaign accuses the Biden administration of being an accomplice to crimes against humanity by aiding genocide in Gaza. This is in violation of the International Court of . . . |

albawaba (2024-02-16). SpaceX launches private moon lander, making history. albawaba.com ALBAWABA — In a mission, dubbed IM-1, that might become a first in history if succeeded, SpaceX takes off Odysseus, a private moon lander built by Intuitive Machines, on a Falcon 9 rocket launching from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.Odysseus is set to land close to the moon's south pole on Feb. 22, making it the first private spacecraft to reach the moon's surface, after a failed mission by United Launch Alliance to launch Astrobotic's Peregrine Moon lander attempting to set the same record, and a national achievement for the United States as first touchdown on the moon since NASA's Apollo 17 missi…

albawaba (2024-02-16). Barcelona eyeing Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli. albawaba.com Barcelona have set their sights on Arsenal attacker Gabriel Martinelli, according to Mundo Deportivo.The Catalan giants are looking for a new striker with specific traits and believe the Brazil international fits the bill.Barca understand they must sell first if they were to submit an accptable offer for the Arsenal star.He has seven goals and three assists in 28 appearances this season so far.The 22-year-old's deal with the Gunners runs to 2027.

DikelediM (2024-02-16). President Ramaphosa hails democracy's role in uplifting youth. sanews.gov.za President Ramaphosa hails democracy's role in uplifting youth | President Cyril Ramaphosa says individuals born after the advent of democracy embody the essence of Tintswalo, as they have gone on to record commendable achievements in their lives and careers. | The President was responding to this week's two-day debate on his State of the Nation Address (SONA) by Members of Parliament. The SONA was delivered a week ago in Cape Town. | A number of young people, who have benefited from government over the last 30 years, were present in the National Assembly to listen to the President's response to the debate. | REA…

Gabisile (2024-02-16). SA records an increase in research and development expenditure after COVID-19. sanews.gov.za SA records an increase in research and development expenditure after COVID-19 | Gross domestic expenditure on research and development (GERD) has increased in real terms for the first time in four years. | GERD as a percentage of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reached 0.62% in 2021/22, up from 0.60% in the previous year, indicating a slight improvement in research and development (R&D) intensity. | This represents a 6.9% year-on-year increase from R25.965 billion in 2020/21 to R27.756 billion in 2021/22, in terms of 2015 prices. | This is according to the latest South African National Survey of Research and Exp…

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2024-02-16). Cuba to hold National Craft Festival. plenglish.com Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban province of Matanzas will host the 3rd National Crafts Festival from March 17 to 19 to promote the creative arts in the country.

infobrics (2024-02-16). The UAE's BRICS Membership: A Growing Role for the Global South. infobrics.org Our world is not static; the year 2023 witnessed heightened interest in the role of the Global South in shaping the international order…

newarab (2024-02-16). Marwan Barghouti transferred to solitary confinement. newarab.com Palestinian leader and high profile prisoner Israel's far-right National S…

Rhoda Wilson (2024-02-16). France: "Article Pfizer" criminalising criticism of mRNA injections passed by National Assembly. expose-news.com On 15 November 2023, the French Senate reviewed a draft law, modifications to the Penal Code, that aim to crush dissent using hefty fines of up to EUR 15,000 and threat of …

WSWS (2024-02-16). Egypt building camps to host Palestinians expelled from Gaza as Israel prepares for Rafah onslaught. wsws.org The far-right Israeli government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has more or less openly been declaring for months its intention to forcibly expel the Palestinians from Gaza, a war crime under international law. Thursday's report confirms that these plans are now beeing put into practice.

WSWS (2024-02-16). Mounting economic problems for Chinese government. wsws.org This year's National People's Congress will be particularly significant because the Xi Jinping regime confronts a worsening economic situation with no sign of a turnaround in sight.

Amnesty International (2024-02-15). Libya: Internal Security Agency must end abuses in name of 'guarding virtue'. reliefweb.int Country: Libya | Source: Amnesty International | Over the past year, the Tripoli-based Internal Security Agency (ISA) has subjected dozens of men, women and children to a range of abuses, including enforced disappearance, arbitrary detention and torture, with some facing the death penalty, under the guise of "guarding virtue," said Amnesty International today. | Amnesty International has gathered evidence of an intensified crackdown on freedom of thought, expression and belief by ISA against the backdrop of a May 2023 decree issued by an official religious body, the General Authority for Endowments and Islamic…

Australian National University (2024-02-15). Science says Tuvalu will drown within decades; the reality is worse. reliefweb.int Country: Tuvalu | Source: Australian National University | by Niuone Eliuta | Tuvalu, a picturesque island nation nestled in the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean, is currently grappling with a relentless onslaught of storm surges and towering waves, wreaking havoc on coastal communities. While spring or king tides always come around in February, this year's king tide is like nothing we have witnessed before. This week, the island's one main road has succumbed to the fury of nature, submerged beneath torrents of seawater, exacerbating the already dire situation faced by Tuvaluans. | With this year's storm surg…

CGIAR (2024-02-15). Development of a flood index insurance product for Zambia. reliefweb.int Country: Zambia | Source: CGIAR | Please refer to the attached file. | Abstract/Description | Weather Risk Management Services Pvt Ltd (WRMS) is collaborating with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) as part of the CGIAR Initiative on Climate Resilience (ClimBeR) to develop financial solutions for post-extreme climatic events. The focus is on creating parametric insurance solutions to aid vulnerable populations in managing and mitigating loss and damage caused by natural disasters, with a primary emphasis on floods. | The project's scope involves a comprehensive approach to enhance community…

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2024-02-15). Renowned German flutist gives workshops in Cuba. plenglish.com Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) German flutist and professor Michael Faust gave the educational workshop "Teach to Teach" to artistic education students in Cuba, the National Center of Art Schools (CNEArt) informed on Thursday.

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2024-02-15). Venezuelan Parliament rejects Emtrasur plane theft. plenglish.com Caracas, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan National Assembly agreed on Thursday to reject unanimously the theft of an Aerocargo del Sur Transport Company (Emtrasur)theft by the Government of the United States, with the Argentine authorities' complicity.

Staff (2024-02-16). Haldwani Violence: Result of escalating communal tensions in Uttarakhand, reveals fact-finding report" muslimmirror.com By Muslim Mirror A fact-finding team, comprising members of the Association for Protection of Civil Rights (APCR), Karawan-e-Mohabbat, and civil rights activist Zahid Qadri, visited Haldwani on February 14, 2024, to investigate the recent violence that erupted in the region. The team's preliminary findings, based on extensive discussions with members of civil society, journalists, writers, …

Staff (2024-02-16). Haldwani Violence: Result of escalating communal tensions in Uttarakhand, reveals fact-finding report" muslimmirror.com By Muslim Mirror A fact-finding team, comprising members of the Association for Protection of Civil Rights (APCR), Karawan-e-Mohabbat, and civil rights activist Zahid Qadri, visited Haldwani on February 14, 2024, to investigate the recent violence that erupted in the region. The team's preliminary findings, based on extensive discussions with members of civil society, journalists, writers, …

Usman Ayub Awan, Xingyi Guo, Aamer Ali Khattak, Usman Hassan, Suliman Khan (2024-02-17). Correspondence] Economic crises and cancer care in Pakistan—timely action saves lives. thelancet.com Cancer treatment is often ignored during economic crises; Sri Lankans are still striving to stabilise their health-care system.1 Currently, the health systems in low-income and middle-income countries are least prepared to operate independently in emergencies and combat global cancer inequities. Alarmingly, in Pakistan, political turmoil has contributed to a catastrophic decline in the economy and looming bankruptcy.2 Being the world's fifth most populous country (with a population of >232 million people), due to depleting reserves, rising inflation, and calamitous recent floods, the value of currency in Pakis…

WSWS (2024-02-16). Health workers in Sri Lanka and Australia denounce the doxxing of Australian medical practitioners speaking out against Gaza genocide. wsws.org "Despite our diverse backgrounds, our profession is committed to upholding the sanctity of human life and promoting health for all."—Health Workers Action Committee in Sri Lanka…

2024-02-16 13:48:50 | 13:48 EST | tr | 93 | 0 | 54 | 36 | 2 

2024-02-14: News Headlines

Editor (2024-02-14). Feb 14, 2024. sitrepworld.info ‚ô´ The video that broke Tiktok — Aurélien Froissart/piano, Ugne Liepa Zuklyte/violin Continuing To Support Israel At This Point Just Means You're A Garbage Human Being, by Caitlin Johnstone Intellectuals for Sale, by Jeffrey A. Tucker Vladimir Putin and Tucker Carlson: Interview for the History Books, by Aleks of Black Mt. Analysis The Military Industrial Complex: Lt. Col. William Astore (Video) Will NATO be dismantled? Interview on India's WION television channel, by Gilbert Doctorow The WEF's "Frankensteinization" of the World, by Peter Koenig The last American war, by Yoav Haifawi The R…

geo.tv (2024-02-14). Indian PM Modi signs trans-continental trade pact with UAE. geo.tv India-Middle East Economic Corridor agreement is in jeopardy amid Israel's ongoing genocide in Gaza…

infobrics (2024-02-14). Artificial Intelligence Technologies in Medicine: Case Studies from China and India. infobrics.org Due to its continuous advancement and extensive utilization, artificial intelligence (AI) technology has permeated deeply into all aspects of life, particularly within the realm of medicine, while the prospects for its application continue to broaden. AI has emerged as a powerful tool with the potential to revolutionize healthcare delivery worldwide…

Last Real Indians. (2024-02-14). Indigenous Demonstrators Continue Opposition To Racism In Sports, Media. popularresistance.org Las Vegas—On Sunday, February 11, a group of Native people demonstrated near an entrance at the Super Bowl, where some say Kansas City's continued use of the "Chiefs" is racist. It is the second consecutive year that Kansas City has appeared in the Super Bowl, and opposition to the "tomahawk chop", an act some say mocks Native culture and must change, continues. | "I'm here to show people that it is not acceptable in this day and age to mock a people," said Rhonda LeValdo to Last Real Indians (LRI Media). LeValdo, an Acoma Pueblo citizen, traveled to Las Vegas from Kansas City, where she teaches journalism…

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2024-02-14). GMOs Will Destroy Indian Agriculture, Which Is Non-GMO and Will Harm the Health of 1 Billion Indians and Their Animals. orinocotribune.com By Aruna Rodrigues — Feb 1, 2024 | Hybrid Bt cotton, the only commercialised GM crop in India, has failed conclusively. Based on this failure and the evidence on GM crops to date, the Union of India's proposal to commercialise herbicide-tolerant (HT) mustard will destroy not just Indian mustard agriculture but citizens' health. | There have been five days of intense hearings on this matter in the Supreme Court (SC) — the GMO Public Interest Writ filed almost 20 years ago in 2005 by the author, which ended on 18 January 2024. | In these last 20 years, piecemeal hearings have dealt with submissions relat…

teleSUR, DRL (2024-02-14). Agricultores indios reinician protestas contra leyes agrarias. telesurtv.net Esta marcha se produce justo después que la Policía en Nueva Delhi se enfrentaron con manifestantes el lunes y les lanzaron gases lacrimógenos en las afueras de la ciudad.

The Tricontinental (2024-02-14). Dossier no. 73: How the People's Science Movement is bringing joy and equality to education in Karnataka, India. mronline.org The People's Science Movement in India has few parallels in the world in concept, scale, and scope.

People's Dispatch. (2024-02-14). Pakistan: PTI-Backed Candidates Emerge As Largest Bloc. popularresistance.org Independents backed by former Prime minister Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party have emerged as the largest group in Pakistan's National Assembly, after results for most of the seats were announced on Sunday, February 11. However, uncertainty looms since no party or group has got the majority of seats required to form a government. | The results for some constituencies were put on hold due to stay orders issued by the courts after complaints filed by candidates claiming fraud. | There are 336 seats in Pakistan's National Assembly. However, elections were held only for 265 seats. In one seat, the pr…

Staff (2024-02-14). Bilkis Bano case: Gujarat govt files review plea in SC to delete remarks against it. muslimmirror.com New Delhi : The Gujarat government on Tuesday moved Supreme Court and filed a review petition seeking to expunge certain remarks made against the government for its conduct with regard to the premature release of the 11 convicts in Bilkis Bano case. The State said that the adverse remarks made against the government in the …

Staff (2024-02-14). UAPA case: Ex-JNU student Umar Khalid withdraws bail plea from SC. muslimmirror.com New Delhi : Former JNU student Umar Khalid on Wednesday withdrew his bail plea from the Supreme Court in a case lodged under anti-terror law UAPA over his alleged involvement in the conspiracy behind the northeast Delhi riots of February 2020. A bench of Justices Bela M Trivedi and Pankaj Mithal was told by senior …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-14). Symptoms that may require a consultation with a cardiologist. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org MANKATO, Minn. — As people age, many start to experience more aches and pains throughout their bodies. While many symptoms can be chalked up to the natural aging process, it's important to pay special attention to the cardiovascular system. "Heart Month is a great time of year to remind people that not all symptoms are created equal when it comes to our cardiovascular health," says Vinayak Nagaraja, M.B.B.S., interventional cardiologist at Mayo Clinic Health System….

albawaba (2024-02-14). Apple engineer faces surprising penalty. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – Former Apple engineer Xiaolang Zhang has been handed an unexpected punishment after admitting to stealing vital information related to Apple's self-driving car project. Zhang has been sentenced to 120 days in jail followed by three years of probation.Zhang's arrest occurred at San Jose International Airport in 2018 as he prepared to board a flight to China. Initially, Zhang denied the allegations but changed his plea in 2022, confessing to stealing trade secrets.According to court documents disclosed by 9to5Mac, Zhang has also been ordered to pay $146,984 in restitution. Initially facing a possible 10-…

albawaba (2024-02-14). IMF establishes fund to aid Ukraine's economic reforms. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – In a recent announcement, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) revealed the launch of the Ukraine Capacity Development Fund (UCDF) to bolster the country's economic reform agenda.The new fund is set to provide substantial resources for technical assistance and education to support Ukraine's efforts in economic reform.Key areas of focus for the fund's operations include fiscal reforms, monetary policy, financial sector policies, anti-corruption measures, data enhancement, and tailored training and technical support for macroeconomic frameworks.With an initial operational plan budgeted at $27.5 million…

albawaba (2024-02-14). At least 1,300 migrants dead or missing off Tunisia in 2023. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – A Tunisian rights group said on Tuesday that at least 1,300 illegal migrants have died or went missing in 2023 trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe seeking asylum. The United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM) said 2,498 people died or went missing while trying to cross the central Mediterranean last year, rising 75% more than in 2022.Tunisia and Libya are the primary north African departure destinations for thousands of illegal migrants who risk their lives each year in the hope of finding better lives in Europe.More than 1,300 irregular migrants died at sea or wen…

Ariadna Eljuri, Orinoco Tribune. (2024-02-14). Venezuela Denounces Argentina And US For Theft Of EMTRASUR Boeing 747. popularresistance.org Venezuela reported that it will file complaints against Argentina and the United States before the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for violating international regulations following the brazen theft of the EMTRASUR Boeing 747 cargo jet. This was announced on Monday, February 12, after the United States stole the Venezuelan state cargo airline's jet in collusion with Argentina. The plane had been illegally and arbitrarily retained for over 20 months in Argentina while a barrage of fake news was directed against Venezuela to criminalize the nation and legalize the theft by the US.

CADTM, Eric Toussaint (2024-02-14). Éric Toussaint argues in favour of a law against vulture funds at the French National Assembly. cadtm.org

ecns.cn (2024-02-14). Hainan expands visa-free entry categories. ecns.cn The reasons for applying for visa-free entry to China's Hainan province have been expanded for nationals of several countries, China's National Immigration Administration announced on Friday.

ecns.cn (2024-02-14). Insights丨French expert looks forward to China's more important international role. ecns.cn

ecns.cn (2024-02-14). International experts expect more Chinese wisdom to fuel global growth in 2024 | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn With Chinese New Year 2024 arriving, international experts sent their good wishes for the coming year to the Chinese people in recent interviews with China News Network.

ecns.cn (2024-02-14). International experts expect further advances in China | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn As the world celebrates the coming of the Year of the Dragon, global experts send their greetings."China has made the right kinds of investments for the real economy to prosper," said David Blair, vice president and senior economist at the Center for China and Globalization, in an interview with China News Network. He expects the Chinese economy to grow further over the next decade.

ecns.cn (2024-02-14). International experts expect the Chinese economy to flourish with more technological breakthroughs | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn As the world celebrates the coming of the Year of the Dragon, global experts send their greetings. Rana Mitter, ST Lee Chair in US-Asia Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School, expects the Chinese economy to prosper in the years to come by opening markets, maintaining regional stability, and deepening cooperation.

Farooq Tariq (2024-02-14). Pakistan general elections: A vote against IMF policies and state repression. greenleft.org.au Pakistan's February 8 general elections resulted in a split vote, with no party securing a clear national majority, writes Farooq Tariq, offering little hope for positive change, as the incoming government is poised to fast-track neoliberal policies, privatise state institutions and deepen class exploitation.

Jamal Kanj (2024-02-14). Defunding UNRWA: The Last Phase of Israeli Genocide. counterpunch.org International leaders who lined up to pledge their support for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following the largest open-air prison break on October 7, 2023 had paved the way for the ensued Israeli war of genocide. Now, the suspension of funding to the United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA) for the Palestinian refugees, complements

Janine Jackson, Fairness, Accuracy in Reporting. (2024-02-14). Northwestern U: Threatened With Prison For Distributing Parody Paper. popularresistance.org Students at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, produced a parody edition of the school's paper, the Daily Northwestern, to call out the school's stance on Israel's war on Gaza. Some folks wrapped the fake front pages around some 300 copies of the actual school paper. | This exercise in culture jamming got two students brought up on a charge that could have landed them in prison for a year. After widespread protest on campus, and national coverage in the Intercept (2/5/24) and Responsible Statecraft (2/5/24), charges were dropped against the students. | After the appearance of the look-alike Northweste…

NEOB (2024-02-14). SIU welcomes arrest of allegedly corrupt former Eskom officials. sanews.gov.za SIU welcomes arrest of allegedly corrupt former Eskom officials | The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has welcomed the arrest and appearance in court of two former Eskom officials on charges of fraud, corruption and money laundering. | The two employees, Thandi Magagula and Nontuthubo Mahweliri, were employed at the Hendrina Power Station and were arrested by the Hawks last week and have appeared in different courts. | "The court appearance is part of the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption strategy by law enforcement agencies to strengthen its fight against corruption, especially when such crimes are…

newarab (2024-02-14). Libya's polluted coastline is a symptom of state failure. newarab.com In the 13 years since the downfall of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya has become a byword for the perils of Western military intervention. | The country's political dysfunction and on-and-off civil war have consumed most of the attention that the international community dedicates to Libya, even as the environmental issues that stem from these problems grow worse and go all but unaddressed. | Libya's hundreds of kilometres of coastline — the launchpad for boats carrying African migrants to Europe and Libyan oil to the rest of the world —offers a prime example. | "Amid the countless immediate political challe…

newarab (2024-02-14). Israel superbowl ad: 'Pro-genocide' Gaza ad reported to FCC. newarab.com "CBS violated FCC rules by not making proper disclosures to the viewers across all platforms," wrote Abed A. Ayoub, National Executive Director of the Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), on his X (formerly Twitter) account. | "This not only undermines the integrity of broadcasting standards but also misleads the public by not providing necessary context about the ad's origins…FCC must hold CBS and the NFL accountable. The American public has a right to know and be informed about the influence of foreign governments in our media, and this includes Israel," he added. | The ADC has set up a call…

newarab (2024-02-14). Morocco: journalist gets 'suspended jail' over FB post. newarab.com A Moroccan court has sentenced journalist Hanane Bakour to "suspended jail" over a social media post critical of the ruling party the journalist shared two years ago. | On Monday, 12 February, the Court of First Instance in Sale, next to Rabat, sentenced Bakour to one month of suspended imprisonment and fined her 500 dirhams (about US$50), with compensation of one dirham in favour of the current ruling party, the National Rally of Independents (RNI). | According to the Moroccan penal code, "suspension of execution" means that the convicted will not serve a prison sentence unless they commit a crime punishable…

News Desk, The Cradle. (2024-02-14). ICC Chief Prosecutor Says Probe Underway Into Israeli War Crimes. popularresistance.org The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Khan, on 12 February warned Israeli officials about the consequences of launching a ground invasion of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip and revealed his office launched an investigation into possible war crimes committed by Tel Aviv. | "I am deeply concerned by the reported bombardment and potential ground incursion by Israeli forces in Rafah. My office has an ongoing and active investigation into the situation in the State of Palestine. This is being taken forward as a matter of the utmost urgency, with a view to bringing to justice those resp…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-14). World Cancer Day: Making a commitment to close the cancer care gap. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) recognizes World Cancer Day annually on February 4. The UICC's 2024 theme for World Cancer Day is "Close the Care Gap." The care gap is the gap between people who can obtain healthcare related to the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer and those who cannot. The factors that create this gap include income, education and geographical location barriers. Discrimination based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age,…

nosihle (2024-02-14). SANRAL notifies motorists about blasting along the N2. sanews.gov.za SANRAL notifies motorists about blasting along the N2 | The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) has advised road users that the N2 will be intermittently closed between Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) and the Fish River Pass due to blasting operations taking place this month. | Blasting operations started on Monday and will end on 26 February 2024. | Motorists are notified of the following dates: | Thursday,15 February 2024 | Monday,19 February 2024 | Thursday, 22 February 2024, and | Monday, 26 February 2024. | "The road will be closed on these days from 3pm, for a maximum period of three hours, up to 6…

Patricia Harrity (2024-02-14). Neuroweapons and the Worldwide "Battle" to Control of Human Brains. Must be Stopped Immediately. expose-news.com Mojmir Babacek has been striving to help to achieve the international ban of remote control of the activity of the human nervous system and human minds with the use of neurotechnology since the …

Peoples Dispatch (2024-02-14). All eyes are on Rafah as international pressure continues to grow on Israel. peoplesdispatch.org Appeals calling on Israel to refrain from invading the southern city of Rafah seem to be falling on deaf years as airstrikes and ground bombardment continue to intensify, with the death toll in Gaza now nearing 28,500…

presstv.ir (2024-02-14). South Africa calls for ICJ intervention over Israel's ground invasion of Rafah. presstv.ir South Africa makes urgent request to International Court of Justice against Israeli ground offensive in Rafah.

Robert Hunziker (2024-02-14). Arctic Sea Ice Loss — A World of Trouble. pressenza.com What if Arctic sea ice melts? | All of it… during the summer! | According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), over the past three decades, the oldest, thickest ice (13-20 feet thick) has declined by a stunning 95 percent and 70 percent of Arctic sea ice is now thin "seasonal ice" that quickly melts in the Arctic summer. | Based on scientific analyses, the loss of sea ice impacts the planet's biggest thermostat, i.e., the Arctic sea ice itself, into a wacky climate monster that dims/diminishes one of the biggest reflectors of solar radiation, thereby exposing Earth to excessive solar h…

The Independent (2024-02-14). Gov't drops charges for regular renewal of National IDs. independent.co.ug Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Citizens will be spared from paying Shs50,000 to renew their National Identity Cards (IDs) save for those interested in express service, Members of Parliament (MPs) have been assured. The assurance was made by the Minister of State for Internal Affairs, Gen. David Muhoozi in a statement to the House on …

The Independent (2024-02-14). Namibian president sets vision for 2024 at Cabinet opening amid national mourning. independent.co.ug WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA | Xinhua | Namibia's economy is recovering in various sectors, including agriculture, mining, fisheries, tourism, oil and gas, and green energy, Namibian President Nangolo Mbumba said on Tuesday. Mbumba made the remarks on the occasion of the official opening of the Cabinet in the national capital of Windhoek amid a pivotal moment for …

albawaba (2024-02-13). Houthis target Iran-bound cargo ship causing minor damages. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – According to U.S. military sources, the Houthis fired two missiles on Monday at an allegedly Iran-bound cargo ship in the Red Sea, causing minor damage to the vessel but no injuries.The early morning bombings appeared to be the first time the Houthis had attacked an Iran-bound vessel since they began attacking international commerce in sympathy with Palestinians over the Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza, sources told Reuters. "Iranian-backed Houthi militants fired two missiles from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen toward the Bab al-Mandeb. Both missiles were launched toward MV Star Iris, a Greek-owned, Ma…

Alina Ramos Martin (2024-02-13). Cuban province to host National English Workshop. plenglish.com Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban province of Matanzas will host the National English Workshop from February 13 to 16, with the participation of teachers and methodologists from primary to high school levels.

Andrew Korybko (2024-02-13). Poland's Economic Subordination To Germany Follows Its Political & Military Subordination. thealtworld.com What's taking place is Donald Tusk's systematic subordination of Poland to German hegemony as a quid pro quo for its support of his return to power. | Polish conservative-nationalist opposition leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski's prior assessment of returning Prime Minister Donald Tusk

Andy Kroll (2024-02-13). Throwing Out the Constitution. tomdispatch.com When the Civil War ended in 1865, the 76-year-old Constitution needed an upgrading and those leading the country did indeed dramatically transform it with the passage of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, known collectively as the Reconstruction Era amendments. The 13th (1865) abolished slavery, while the 15th (1870) gave voting rights to newly freed Black men. However, it was the 14th Amendment, first drafted in 1866 and ratified in 1868, that would prove the most far-reaching and that today sits all too squarely between Donald Trump and his white nationalist and authoritarian dreams. While much attention has…

CADTM, Eric Toussaint (2024-02-13). Éric Toussaint argues in favour of a law against vulture funds at the French National Assembly. cadtm.org

Dave DeCamp (2024-02-13). Israel's Ben Gvir Says Israeli Military Should Shoot Palestinian Women and Children. news.antiwar.com Israeli Minister of National Security Itamar Ben Gvir said on Sunday that Israeli forces should shoot Palestinian women and children in Gaza if they get too close to the Israeli border. "We cannot have women and children getting close to the border… anyone who gets near must get a bullet [in his head]," Ben-Gvir said …

David Kattenburg (2024-02-13). Dutch court orders government to stop providing F-35 parts to Israel. mondoweiss.net An appeals court ordered the Dutch government to cease exports of F-35 components to Israel, saying "there is a clear risk that the F-35 parts to be exported will be used in committing serious violations of international humanitarian law."

DikelediM (2024-02-13). SA deploys 2900 troops to eastern DRC. sanews.gov.za SA deploys 2900 troops to eastern DRC | South Africa is to deploy at least 2 900 members of the South African National Defence Force to assist in the fight against illegal armed groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). | President Cyril Ramaphosa ordered the deployment in line with fulfilling South Africa's international obligation towards the Southern African Development Community (SADC) mission to support the DRC. | The deployment comes as the DRC battles Tutsi-led M23 rebels whose attacks and advances in recent days, is threatening the North Kivu provincial capital, Goma. | According to medi…

DikelediM (2024-02-13). SA makes urgent request to International Court of Justice on Rafah offensive. sanews.gov.za SA makes urgent request to International Court of Justice on Rafah offensive | The South African Government has urgently appealed to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to assess Israel's recent declaration to expand its military presence in Rafah, which is the last refuge for surviving people in Gaza. | Government is urging the ICJ to determine if it should intervene to prevent any imminent violation of the rights of Palestinians in Gaza. | "The South African Government has made an urgent request to the International Court of Justice to consider whether the decision announced by Israel to extend its militar…

ecns.cn (2024-02-13). China to join Cobra Gold 2024 military exercise in Thailand. ecns.cn A contingent selected from the Southern Theater Command of the People's Liberation Army will participate the Cobra Gold 2024 multinational exercise from Feb. 10 to March 7 in Thailand.

ecns.cn (2024-02-13). Hainan expands visa-free entry categories. ecns.cn The reasons for applying for visa-free entry to China's Hainan province have been expanded for nationals of several countries, China's National Immigration Administration announced on Friday.

ecns.cn (2024-02-13). Insights丨French expert looks forward to China's more important international role. ecns.cn

ecns.cn (2024-02-13). International experts expect more Chinese wisdom to fuel global growth in 2024 | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn With Chinese New Year 2024 arriving, international experts sent their good wishes for the coming year to the Chinese people in recent interviews with China News Network.

ecns.cn (2024-02-13). International experts expect further advances in China | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn As the world celebrates the coming of the Year of the Dragon, global experts send their greetings."China has made the right kinds of investments for the real economy to prosper," said David Blair, vice president and senior economist at the Center for China and Globalization, in an interview with China News Network. He expects the Chinese economy to grow further over the next decade.

Editor (2024-02-13). UK Steps Up War on Whistleblower Journalism With New National Security Act. scheerpost.com

2024-02-14 14:46:27 | 14:46 EST | by | 54 | 2 | 16 | 38 | 0 

2024-02-13: News Headlines

newarab (2024-02-13). Qatar frees 8 Indians months after dropping death sentences. newarab.com The men were charged with spying for Israel, according to sources, though India and Qatar did not confirm the charges. Their death sentence, handed down in October, was dropped in Dece…

Staff (2024-02-13). UP STF arrest Halal Council of India officials on extortion charges. muslimmirror.com Mumbai : The UP Special Task Force (STF) on Monday arrested four office-bearers of Halal Council of India, Mumbai, for allegedly extorting money in the name of halal certification. According to the UP STF sources, the arrested persons have been identified as Maulana Mudassir, Habib Yusuf Patel, Anwar Khan, and Mohammed Tahir. Notably, the Uttar …

People's Dispatch. (2024-02-13). Irish Women Basketball Players Protest Israel's Genocide In Gaza. popularresistance.org Defying heavy pressure and the threat of sanctions and expulsion, the members of the Irish basketball team, playing in Riga, Latvia at the Women's EuroBasket qualifier match, refused to shake the hands of the opposing team, Israel. Five members of the Irish team decided not to play in the match at all. The move was in response to allegations of antisemitism from the Israeli team against the Irish team and Basketball Ireland, which had raised objections to playing against Israel amid its ongoing genocide against the Palestinian people. | Ahead of the match on February 8, progressive organizations in Ireland includ…

Ron Jacobs (2024-02-13). Kashmir's Struggle for Self-Determination. counterpunch.org Together with Palestine, the state of Kashmir is one of the longest existing political and territorial conflict remaining from the aftermath of the British Empire. Kashmir, together with its sister state of Jammu, were granted a quasi-autonomy at the end of British rule in the subcontinent. The status of the states was to be determined

albawaba (2024-02-12). Israel kills its captives in Gaza once again. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – In the last 96 hours, Hamas' military wing, the Izzeddin al-Qassam Brigades, revealed that two prisoners died and eight were seriously injured in Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.The conflict between Israel and Gaza has been ongoing for 128 days, resulting in more casualties among prisoners in Israeli attacks. According to the al-Qassam Brigades, in the recent 96-hour period alone, two prisoners were killed, and eight others were badly hurt in Israeli bombings.The statement emphasized the challenges in providing medical assistance to the injured prisoners due to continuous airstrikes. It stressed t…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-13). Symptoms that may require a consultation with a cardiologist. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org MANKATO, Minn. — As people age, many start to experience more aches and pains throughout their bodies. While many symptoms can be chalked up to the natural aging process, it's important to pay special attention to the cardiovascular system. "Heart Month is a great time of year to remind people that not all symptoms are created equal when it comes to our cardiovascular health," says Vinayak Nagaraja, M.B.B.S., interventional cardiologist at Mayo Clinic Health System….

albawaba (2024-02-13). Houthis target Iran-bound cargo ship causing minor damages. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – According to U.S. military sources, the Houthis fired two missiles on Monday at an allegedly Iran-bound cargo ship in the Red Sea, causing minor damage to the vessel but no injuries.The early morning bombings appeared to be the first time the Houthis had attacked an Iran-bound vessel since they began attacking international commerce in sympathy with Palestinians over the Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza, sources told Reuters. "Iranian-backed Houthi militants fired two missiles from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen toward the Bab al-Mandeb. Both missiles were launched toward MV Star Iris, a Greek-owned, Ma…

Alina Ramos Martin (2024-02-13). Cuban province to host National English Workshop. plenglish.com Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban province of Matanzas will host the National English Workshop from February 13 to 16, with the participation of teachers and methodologists from primary to high school levels.

CADTM, Eric Toussaint (2024-02-13). Éric Toussaint argues in favour of a law against vulture funds at the French National Assembly. cadtm.org

DikelediM (2024-02-13). SA deploys 2900 troops to eastern DRC. sanews.gov.za SA deploys 2900 troops to eastern DRC | South Africa is to deploy at least 2 900 members of the South African National Defence Force to assist in the fight against illegal armed groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). | President Cyril Ramaphosa ordered the deployment in line with fulfilling South Africa's international obligation towards the Southern African Development Community (SADC) mission to support the DRC. | The deployment comes as the DRC battles Tutsi-led M23 rebels whose attacks and advances in recent days, is threatening the North Kivu provincial capital, Goma. | According to medi…

ecns.cn (2024-02-13). China to join Cobra Gold 2024 military exercise in Thailand. ecns.cn A contingent selected from the Southern Theater Command of the People's Liberation Army will participate the Cobra Gold 2024 multinational exercise from Feb. 10 to March 7 in Thailand.

ecns.cn (2024-02-13). Hainan expands visa-free entry categories. ecns.cn The reasons for applying for visa-free entry to China's Hainan province have been expanded for nationals of several countries, China's National Immigration Administration announced on Friday.

ecns.cn (2024-02-13). Insights丨French expert looks forward to China's more important international role. ecns.cn

ecns.cn (2024-02-13). International experts expect more Chinese wisdom to fuel global growth in 2024 | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn With Chinese New Year 2024 arriving, international experts sent their good wishes for the coming year to the Chinese people in recent interviews with China News Network.

ecns.cn (2024-02-13). International experts expect further advances in China | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn As the world celebrates the coming of the Year of the Dragon, global experts send their greetings."China has made the right kinds of investments for the real economy to prosper," said David Blair, vice president and senior economist at the Center for China and Globalization, in an interview with China News Network. He expects the Chinese economy to grow further over the next decade.

Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. (2024-02-13). Massive Farmers Protests In The EU Pit Social Justice Against Neoliberalism. popularresistance.org Farmers throughout the European Union, from Ireland and France to Poland, Greece and Portugal, are in the streets protesting unsustainable working conditions, namely higher costs of production while the prices for their goods remain stagnant and new environmental regulations are being brutally imposed on them without state support to realize them. Right wing neo-Nazi groups are using the farming crisis to empower themselves, as they were successful in doing in the Netherlands. Clearing the FOG speaks with Morgan Ody, the general coordinator of La Via Campesina – International, about their efforts to resist this r…

midwesternmarx (2024-02-13). Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger withdraw from ECOWAS By: Peoples Dispatch. midwesternmarx.com Land area under ECOWAS, which is condemned by West Africa's popular movements as an agent of French imperialism, has been reduced to less than half after their withdrawal Representatives of Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger at the formation of the Alliance of Sahel States. Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Mali In a televised statement on Sunday, January 28, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger announced their withdrawal from the Economic Community o …

midwesternmarx (2024-02-13). Nicaragua to take western states to ICJ for 'facilitating genocide By: News Desk. midwesternmarx.com The Central American nation has called on Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, and Canada to stop sending arms to IsraelThe Nicaraguan government has started legal proceedings to take Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, and Canada to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for complicity in the Israeli genocide of Palestinians in Gaza and other violations of international law. In a statement, Managua said it has informed the governments of "the [UK], Germany, the Netherlands, …

newarab (2024-02-13). Court orders Netherlands to stop F-35 parts delivery to Israel. newarab.com The Netherlands must stop delivering parts for F-35 fighter jets used by Israel in the Gaza Strip, after a Dutch court Monday upheld an appeal by human rights organisations. | The groups had argued that supplying the parts contributed to alleged violations of international law by Israel in its war on the besieged Strip. | "The court orders the State to cease all actual export and transit of F-35 parts with final destination Israel within seven days after service of this judgement," said the ruling. | The US-owned F-35 parts are stored at a warehouse in the Netherlands and then shipped to several partners, incl…

newarab (2024-02-13). Gaza: Israel strikes kill dozens in Rafah 'massacre'. newarab.com More than 100 Palestinians were killed in an Israeli "massacre" on Gaza's southern "Israel is officially continuing to target civilians and transfer the war to Rafah to push the population to get displaced under bombardment," it said in a statement released on X. | "The recent massacres of the occupation are evidence of the validity of international warnings and fears of catastrophic results of the expansion of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-13). World Cancer Day: Making a commitment to close the cancer care gap. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) recognizes World Cancer Day annually on February 4. The UICC's 2024 theme for World Cancer Day is "Close the Care Gap." The care gap is the gap between people who can obtain healthcare related to the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer and those who cannot. The factors that create this gap include income, education and geographical location barriers. Discrimination based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age,…

presstv.ir (2024-02-13). Powerful California storm brings record rain, flooding. presstv.ir The US National Weather Service warns of "life-threatening" flash flooding.

presstv.ir (2024-02-13). Raeisi stresses need for Iran's enhanced interaction with world tourism bodies. presstv.ir President Raeisi stresses the need for Iran's enhanced interaction with international organizations active in the tourism industry.

presstv.ir (2024-02-13). Israel's attack on Rafah bespeaks regime's 'systematic war of extermination'. presstv.ir Islamic Jihad says the Israeli regime violated the entire "international norms and conventions" by launching aggression against the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah.

presstv.ir (2024-02-13). Iran wins rulings in five international cases: Vice president. presstv.ir The Iranian vice president says the country has recently won rulings in five international cases.

The Independent (2024-02-13). US records about 15,000 deaths from flu this season. independent.co.ug LOS ANGELES | Xinhua | There have been at least 22 million flu illnesses, 250,000 hospitalizations, and 15,000 deaths from flu so far this season in the United States, according to the latest data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Seasonal influenza activity remains elevated nationally with increases in some …

tvbrics (2024-02-13). South Africa to host an international jazz festival again in 2024. tvbrics.com The suspension was caused by the Covid-19 pandemic…

WSWS (2024-02-13). Oklahoma Superintendent of Instruction spearheads far-right attack on public education. wsws.org In late January, Murray Walters' crusade made national headlines after his months-long witch-hunt of a well-regarded school principal, Shane Murnan, resulted in Murnan's forced resignation.

WSWS (2024-02-13). Chicago blocking protests at Democratic National Convention in August. wsws.org With just one group of protesters permitted and more rejected, the Democratic Party is making clear its intent to prevent the DNC from becoming a forum for opposition to their policies, including banning strikes.

_____ (2024-02-12). Citing World Court, Japan Firm Cuts Ties with Israel Arms Maker. transcend.org 7 Feb 2024 – Itochu Corporation, a major Japanese industrial conglomerate, is cutting ties with Israeli arms maker Elbit, citing the International Court of Justice ruling that Israel may be committing genocide in Gaza. Its aviation division will terminate the partnership by the end of February.

_____ (2024-02-12). 'Operation Al-Aqsa Flood' Day 127: Growing International Alarm Over Israeli Plans to Invade Rafah. transcend.org 11 Feb 2024 – Israel has announced its intention to push ahead with its plans to invade Rafah in the southernmost Gaza Strip, where 1.3 million Palestinians are sheltering. Rafah's mayor, Ahmed al-Sufi, warns any military action there would result in a "massacre".

_____ (2024-02-12). Pakistan: The Generals Plan Fraudulent National Elections. transcend.org 7 Feb 2024 – Pakistan is in the midst of fraudulent national elections. Progressive nations produce new, educated and intelligent young people for progress in future-making. But Pakistanis are stuck to fight the old bags and few inept generals for their survival and future-making.

Alastair Crooke (2024-02-12). The World's Gyre. thealtworld.com Biden may see himself needing some 'grand victory', as much as does Netanyahu, Alastair Crooke writes. | The U.S. is edging closer to war with Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces, a state security agency composed of armed groups, some of which are close to Iran, but which for the main are Iraqi nationalists. The U.S. carried out a drone strike in Baghdad, Wednesday that killed three members of the Kataeb Hizbullah forces, including a senior commander. One of the assassinated, al-Saadi, is the most senior figure to have been assassinated in Iraq since the 2020 drone strike that killed senior Iraqi Commander al-Muha…

Ana Perdigón, Orinoco Tribune. (2024-02-12). Nicaragua Formally Applies To Join ICJ Genocide Case Against 'Israel'. popularresistance.org The government of Nicaragua has filed a formal application with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to join South Africa in its genocide case against "Israel." | The ICJ announced in a press release on Thursday, February 8, that Nicaragua referred to Article 62 of the Statute of the Court to file in the Registry of the Court an application for permission to "intervene as a party in the case concerning Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza Strip (South Africa v. Israel)." | In its filing, Nicaragua stated that it considers the conduct of Israel is…

CADTM, Eric Toussaint (2024-02-12). Éric Toussaint argues in favour of a law against vulture funds at the French National Assembly. cadtm.org

ecns.cn (2024-02-12). China to join Cobra Gold 2024 military exercise in Thailand. ecns.cn A contingent selected from the Southern Theater Command of the People's Liberation Army will participate the Cobra Gold 2024 multinational exercise from Feb. 10 to March 7 in Thailand.

ecns.cn (2024-02-12). Hainan expands visa-free entry categories. ecns.cn The reasons for applying for visa-free entry to China's Hainan province have been expanded for nationals of several countries, China's National Immigration Administration announced on Friday.

ecns.cn (2024-02-12). Insights丨French expert looks forward to China's more important international role. ecns.cn

ecns.cn (2024-02-12). International experts expect more Chinese wisdom to fuel global growth in 2024 | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn With Chinese New Year 2024 arriving, international experts sent their good wishes for the coming year to the Chinese people in recent interviews with China News Network.

ecns.cn (2024-02-12). International experts expect further advances in China | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn As the world celebrates the coming of the Year of the Dragon, global experts send their greetings."China has made the right kinds of investments for the real economy to prosper," said David Blair, vice president and senior economist at the Center for China and Globalization, in an interview with China News Network. He expects the Chinese economy to grow further over the next decade.

EDWIN (2024-02-12). Foreign national arrested for impersonating a police officer. sanews.gov.za Foreign national arrested for impersonating a police officer | Police in Berea, in KwaZulu-Natal, have opened cases of impersonating a police officer, possession of drugs and fraud against a 38-year-old foreign national on Vause Road in Musgrave on Saturday. | The suspect was also found in possession of rock cocaine and a fraudulent police identification card. | The police were executing their crime prevention duties when they stopped and searched the man. | A subsequent search at his place of residence on Okleigh Drive led to the recovery of fraudulent fishing permits, more fraudulent police identification cards…

Roger D. Harris (2024-02-12). Washington Promotes Opposition Candidate Setting the Stage for Delegitimizing the Venezuelan Presidential Election. dissidentvoice.org Despite continuous US-led hybrid warfare to overthrow the socialist project, this month marks the 25th anniversary of the Bolivarian Revolution. The Venezuelan government of President Nicolás Maduro has successfully forced the US to de facto engage with it, although Washington still maintains the fiction that the defunct 2015 National Assembly is the "last remaining democratic …

RT (2024-02-12). North Korea Must Be Ready to "Occupy" South — Kim. dissidentvoice.org North Korean leader Kim Jong-un delivering a speech at the Ministry of National Defense in Pyongyang on the occasion of the 76th founding anniversary of the Korean People's Army. © STR / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP Pyongyang must be prepared to seize South Korean territory in the event of an "emergency," North Korean leader …

Staff (2024-02-12). "Worst-Case Scenario": Noura Erakat on Israel's Looming Invasion of Rafah. democracynow.org As the United States, the European Union and countries around the world are warning Israel against a ground invasion of Rafah in southern Gaza, we speak with Palestinian human rights attorney Noura Erakat. "This is disproportionate, excessive force that is meant to terrorize a population," says Erakat. "Israel must stop its genocidal campaign now." Erakat also responds to news that one of President Biden's top foreign policy aides has admitted the administration has made "missteps" in the Middle East, and discusses calls to stop arms transfers under international law to p…

WSWS (2024-02-13). Sri Lankan IYSSE public lecture at Peradeniya University: "A study of the Communist Manifesto" wsws.org The lecture will explain the basic conceptions and principles elaborated in the Communist Manifesto. We invite students, workers and academics to attend and participate in this critical discussion.

WSWS (2024-02-13). Opposition grows against pro-government thug attacks on Sri Lankan SEP members. wsws.org "The Alton Plantation Workers Action Committee strongly condemns this assault, and we consider the attack against SEP members, who are in the forefront of the struggle for workers' rights, as an attack on the basic democratic rights of all workers."

2024-02-13 14:31:17 | 14:31 EST | by | 48 | 2 | 20 | 30 | 0 

2024-02-12: News Headlines

geo.tv (2024-02-12). Indian navy personnel on death row in Qatar return home after release. geo.tv Last year, a Qatari court handed death sentences to 8 Indian navy personnel for espionage on behalf of Israel…

Pressenza IPA (2024-02-12). Asia Pacific Humanists & Peace-loving Activists Get Together to Interchange and Share Plans for the 3rd World March of Peace and Nonviolence. pressenza.com Feb 10, 2024. Representatives from five countries in the Asia Pacific Region— India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Philippines, around forty participants — — had a virtual meeting to interchange and share the plans and activities being made to prepare for the 3rd World March for Peace and Nonviolence. Some of the participants in the virtual meeting of Asia-Pacific humanists held on Feb. 10, 2024. | The meeting had Rafael de la Rubia, founder of World without Wars and without Violence and main promoter of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence, with Antonio Carvallo on hand, as interpreter, to…

Staff (2024-02-12). Bharat Ratna to Advani: A person who challenged Constitution, divided communities and communalised the country. muslimmirror.com By Latheef Farook Lal Krishna Advani, who spearheaded the campaign 'rath yatra' called chariot procession from Somnath in Gujarat to Ayodhya on September 25, 1990, whipped up anti Muslim feelings , got the five centuries old Babri Masjid in Ayodhya destroyed and divided communities, was chosen for India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna. This …

Staff (2024-02-12). Modern education must be included in Madaris' syllabi, assert Islamic scholars. muslimmirror.com Visually impaired Hafiz Ayaz tops in Jamea-Tul-Hidaya's Ifta exam By Pervez Bari Jaipur — Well-known Islamic scholars from abroad and India strongly emphasised on including modern education viz. Mathematics, Science, Computers and technical education et al. in the curriculum of Madrasa education syllabus while addressing the assemblage in the graduation ceremony of the prestigious Jaipur-based Islamic seminary Jamea-Tul-Hidaya (Hidaya …

WSWS (2024-02-12). Australia hosts Indian Ocean gathering to ramp up US-led confrontation with China. wsws.org At an Indian-government sponsored conference in Perth, Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong accused Beijing of a "rapid military buildup" threatening the entire region.

People's Health Dispatch, People's Dispatch. (2024-02-12). Public Pharma For Europe, A Game-Changer For Access To Medicines. popularresistance.org "It's time to step up, promote health justice, and meet the real needs of people," says Alan Silva from the European chapter of the People's Health Movement (PHM), addressing the need for revolutionizing pharma policies in Europe. A long-time advocate for access to medicines, Silva understands how important it is for Europe to change the way it thinks about research and development, but also production and distribution of health technologies. | If the region were able to de-link itself from the interests of transnational pharmaceutical companies, it would be a true game changer, he says. "We need public pharma in…

albawaba (2024-02-12). Israel kills its captives in Gaza once again. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – In the last 96 hours, Hamas' military wing, the Izzeddin al-Qassam Brigades, revealed that two prisoners died and eight were seriously injured in Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.The conflict between Israel and Gaza has been ongoing for 128 days, resulting in more casualties among prisoners in Israeli attacks. According to the al-Qassam Brigades, in the recent 96-hour period alone, two prisoners were killed, and eight others were badly hurt in Israeli bombings.The statement emphasized the challenges in providing medical assistance to the injured prisoners due to continuous airstrikes. It stressed t…

newarab (2024-02-12). Hamas warns Rafah invasion could end hostage exchange talks. newarab.com Any Hamas' armed wing Al-Qassam Brigades said on it Telegram channel on Sunday that Israeli strikes on Gaza during the past 96 hours "killed two Israeli hostages and seriously injured eight others." | Israeli Prime Ministe…

newarab (2024-02-11). Hamas warns Rafah invasion could end hostage exchange talks. newarab.com Any Hamas' armed wing Al-Qassam Brigades said on it Telegram channel on Sunday that Israeli strikes on Gaza during the past 96 hours "killed two Israeli hostages and seriously injured eight others." | Israeli Prime Ministe…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-12). Symptoms that may require a consultation with a cardiologist. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org MANKATO, Minn. — As people age, many start to experience more aches and pains throughout their bodies. While many symptoms can be chalked up to the natural aging process, it's important to pay special attention to the cardiovascular system. "Heart Month is a great time of year to remind people that not all symptoms are created equal when it comes to our cardiovascular health," says Vinayak Nagaraja, M.B.B.S., interventional cardiologist at Mayo Clinic Health System….

Ana Perdigón, Orinoco Tribune. (2024-02-12). Nicaragua Formally Applies To Join ICJ Genocide Case Against 'Israel'. popularresistance.org The government of Nicaragua has filed a formal application with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to join South Africa in its genocide case against "Israel." | The ICJ announced in a press release on Thursday, February 8, that Nicaragua referred to Article 62 of the Statute of the Court to file in the Registry of the Court an application for permission to "intervene as a party in the case concerning Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza Strip (South Africa v. Israel)." | In its filing, Nicaragua stated that it considers the conduct of Israel is…

CADTM, Eric Toussaint (2024-02-12). Éric Toussaint argues in favour of a law against vulture funds at the French National Assembly. cadtm.org

ecns.cn (2024-02-12). China to join Cobra Gold 2024 military exercise in Thailand. ecns.cn A contingent selected from the Southern Theater Command of the People's Liberation Army will participate the Cobra Gold 2024 multinational exercise from Feb. 10 to March 7 in Thailand.

ecns.cn (2024-02-12). Hainan expands visa-free entry categories. ecns.cn The reasons for applying for visa-free entry to China's Hainan province have been expanded for nationals of several countries, China's National Immigration Administration announced on Friday.

ecns.cn (2024-02-12). Insights丨French expert looks forward to China's more important international role. ecns.cn

ecns.cn (2024-02-12). International experts expect more Chinese wisdom to fuel global growth in 2024 | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn With Chinese New Year 2024 arriving, international experts sent their good wishes for the coming year to the Chinese people in recent interviews with China News Network.

ecns.cn (2024-02-12). International experts expect further advances in China | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn As the world celebrates the coming of the Year of the Dragon, global experts send their greetings."China has made the right kinds of investments for the real economy to prosper," said David Blair, vice president and senior economist at the Center for China and Globalization, in an interview with China News Network. He expects the Chinese economy to grow further over the next decade.

EDWIN (2024-02-12). Foreign national arrested for impersonating a police officer. sanews.gov.za Foreign national arrested for impersonating a police officer | Police in Berea, in KwaZulu-Natal, have opened cases of impersonating a police officer, possession of drugs and fraud against a 38-year-old foreign national on Vause Road in Musgrave on Saturday. | The suspect was also found in possession of rock cocaine and a fraudulent police identification card. | The police were executing their crime prevention duties when they stopped and searched the man. | A subsequent search at his place of residence on Okleigh Drive led to the recovery of fraudulent fishing permits, more fraudulent police identification cards…

ICRC (2024-02-12). TRAK transformation (2020-2022). icrc.org Report | This is a summary of the final report for the evaluation of the Trends and Analysis Unit (TRAK) transformation for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

marketing (2024-02-12). Iraq, U.S. Resumed Dialogue On Ending U.S.-Led Coalition's Mission #MENAFN #Bitcoin #LatestNews #BreakingNews. menafn.com (MENAFN – Nam News Network) | BAGHDAD, Feb 12 (NNN-NINA) Iraq and the United States resumed, yesterday, a new round of dialogue, to discuss ending the U.S.-led international coalition's mission in …

newarab (2024-02-12). Senior Hamas official in Lebanon survives Israeli strike: sources. newarab.com Israeli strikes on Lebanon on Saturday killed two civilians and An Israeli drone strike killed one person and wounded nine others in the southern border village of Hula, Lebanon's official National News Agency (NNA) said. | Israeli forces and the Lebanese movement Hezbollah have…

newarab (2024-02-12). Who is Akram Afif, Qatar football star, AFC Asian Cup MVP?>. newarab.com Akram Afif, born in Doha in 1996, is not just a Qatari footballer, but a symbol of his nation's rising ambition on the global football stage. From his early days at the Aspire Academy to his current dominance with Al Sadd and the Qatar national team, Afif's journey is a testament to dedication, talent, and an unwavering love for the beautiful game. | Afif produced some magical performances during the Asian Cup. And after firing Qatar into a 1-0 lead in Saturday's The…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-12). World Cancer Day: Making a commitment to close the cancer care gap. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) recognizes World Cancer Day annually on February 4. The UICC's 2024 theme for World Cancer Day is "Close the Care Gap." The care gap is the gap between people who can obtain healthcare related to the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer and those who cannot. The factors that create this gap include income, education and geographical location barriers. Discrimination based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age,…

Palestine Bureau, Mondoweiss. (2024-02-12). 'Operation Al-Aqsa Flood' Day 127: Growing Alarm Over Israeli Plans. popularresistance.org Despite warnings and criticisms from the Biden administration, Israel is announcing its intention to push ahead with its plans to invade Rafah, the southernmost part of the Gaza Strip where an estimated 1 million Palestinians, half of Gaza's population, are sheltering. | Israeli news daily Haaretz reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the army and defense establishment on Friday to "present plans to defeat the Hamas battalions" that are allegedly operating in Rafah. | Quoting a statement from the Prime Minister, Haaretz reported Netanyahu as saying: "It is impossible to achieve the goal…

Pavel López Lazo (2024-02-12). Defense Secretary taken back to hospital again. plenglish.com "Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III was transported by his security detail to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to be seen for symptoms suggesting an emergent bladder issue," Pentagon press secretary Pat Ryder said in a statement. | That statement from Ryder, a major general, indicated that Austin "was retaining the functions and duties of his office," but a subsequent statement said that Austin had transferred those functions and those duties to Kathleen Hicks, the deputy secretary of Defense. | Both statements indicated that the Biden White House, members of Congress and the chair of the Joint…

Pavel López Lazo (2024-02-12). How to build socialism? Zapatista experience: Success or failure? plenglish.com Guatemala City (Prensa Latina) On January 1, 1994, the same day the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into effect, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) made its public appearance.

Roger D. Harris, Popular Resistance. (2024-02-12). Washington Sets Stage For Delegitimizing The Venezuelan Presidential Election. popularresistance.org Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution marks its 25th anniversary this month, despite continuous US-led hybrid warfare to overthrow the socialist project. The Venezuelan government of President Nicolás Maduro has successfully forced the US to de facto engage with it, although Washington still maintains the fiction that the defunct 2015 National Assembly is the "last remaining democratic institution" there. | The US has been relegated to vetting candidates for the upcoming Venezuelan presidential election. While still egregiously interventionist, the imperial power has failed to achieve outright regime change. The appe…

RT (2024-02-12). North Korea Must Be Ready to "Occupy" South — Kim. dissidentvoice.org North Korean leader Kim Jong-un delivering a speech at the Ministry of National Defense in Pyongyang on the occasion of the 76th founding anniversary of the Korean People's Army. © STR / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP Pyongyang must be prepared to seize South Korean territory in the event of an "emergency," North Korean leader …

Steven Sahiounie (2024-02-12). If the US Can't Stop Israel, Maybe the International Criminal Court Can? globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2024-02-12). Oppose the firing of Ghassan Hage! wsws.org The Max Planck Society has dismissed the internationally renowned scientist, who worked as a guest lecturer in social anthropology in Halle, without notice for condemning the Israeli mass murder of Palestinians on social media.

Ahmed Abdulkareem, MintPress News. (2024-02-11). Yemen's Nightmare: The Hidden Consequences Of US And UK Airstrikes. popularresistance.org When confronted with international appeals for humanitarian aid due to the ongoing crises in Gaza and Yemen, the United States and the United Kingdom have chosen instead to turn Yemen's Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden into a combat zone, initiating an ariel bombing campaign against the war-torn country already suffering immensely from nine years of deadly conflict spearheaded by Saudi Arabia and backed by the U.S. | For weeks, U.S. and British naval vessels have been perched on the outskirts of Yemen's territorial waters in the Red Sea, not only to protect ships carrying goods to Israel but to launch a series of air…

Ann Garrison, Black Agenda Report. (2024-02-11). Red Sea Tensions Increase. popularresistance.org As Israel continues its massacres in Gaza, tensions are intensifying over the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden, and the wider North African and Western Asian region. After three US soldiers were killed by a drone strike in Jordan, the US responded with strikes inside Iraq and Syria, killing 40. White House national security spokesman John Kirby then told Fox News that the strikes were "just the first round," making it clear that hegemony is Washington's only horizon. | Meanwhile a related conflict is heating up on the southern side of the Gulf of Aden, triggered by a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between Ethi…

Ariadna Eljuri (2024-02-11). US on the Verge of Stealing Venezuelan Cargo Plane in Collusion With Argentina. orinocotribune.com This weekend, the United States will illegally take possession of the Venezuelan cargo aircraft belonging to the state cargo airline EMTRASUR. The aircraft was illegally seized by Argentina in 2022 and grounded in the Ezeiza international airport of Buenos Aires since then. | According to At the beginning of…

Brett Wilkins (2024-02-11). Imran Khan's Party Surges in Pakistani Election Amid Fraud Allegations. truthout.org In what many observers called a "shock" result, candidates affiliated with imprisoned former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's party won the most National Assembly seats in a general election that raised international concerns over alleged fraud committed by the country's powerful military. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said Saturday afternoon that independent candidates — 93 of… |

CADTM, Eric Toussaint (2024-02-11). Éric Toussaint argues in favour of a law against vulture funds at the French National Assembly. cadtm.org

Dave DeCamp (2024-02-11). Iraq Says It Resumed Talks With US on Future US Withdrawal. news.antiwar.com The Iraqi government said on Sunday that it had resumed talks with the US on the future of the US military presence in Iraq amid outrage over US airstrikes in the country. "The supreme Iraqi military commission resumed on Sunday its meetings with international coalition forces in Baghdad," said Iraqi military spokesman Yehia Rasool. "Based …

ecns.cn (2024-02-11). China to join Cobra Gold 2024 military exercise in Thailand. ecns.cn A contingent selected from the Southern Theater Command of the People's Liberation Army will participate the Cobra Gold 2024 multinational exercise from Feb. 10 to March 7 in Thailand.

ecns.cn (2024-02-11). Hainan expands visa-free entry categories. ecns.cn The reasons for applying for visa-free entry to China's Hainan province have been expanded for nationals of several countries, China's National Immigration Administration announced on Friday.

ecns.cn (2024-02-11). Insights丨French expert looks forward to China's more important international role. ecns.cn

Editor (2024-02-11). 'Operation Al-Aqsa Flood' Day 127: Growing International Alarm Over Israeli Plans to Invade Rafah. scheerpost.com

Editor (2024-02-11). Yemen's Unending Nightmare: The Hidden Consequences of US and UK Airstrikes. scheerpost.com By Ahmed AbdulKareem / MintPress News When confronted with international appeals for humanitarian aid due to the ongoing crises in Gaza and Yemen, the United States and the United Kingdom have chosen instead to turn Yemen's Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden into a combat zone, initiating an ariel bombing campaign against the war-torn …

Elsy Fors Garzon (2024-02-11). Argentine Nobel Prize winner called for the release of Julian Assange. plenglish.com Buenos Aires, February 11 (Prensa Latina) The Nobel Peace Prize winner and Argentine fighter, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, today urged the international community to demand the release of cyberactivist Julian Assange and to speak out against his possible extradition to USA.

Elsy Fors Garzon (2024-02-11). Venezuela denounces campaign by US oil company Exxon Mobil. plenglish.com Caracas, February 11 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela denounced today before the international community what it called a malicious campaign prepared and financed by Exxon Mobil and supported by the Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, a statement indicated.

Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor (2024-02-11). oPt: Fifteen days after ICJ ruling, Israel's genocide in Gaza Strip continues on the same scale. reliefweb.int Country: occupied Palestinian territory | Source: Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor | Geneva – Fifteen days after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Israel to take all possible measures to prevent the crime of genocide against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, and to take immediate steps to ensure humanitarian aid to Palestinian civilians there, Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor asserted that the Israeli army has maintained its rate of killing civilians, depriving them of their most basic human rights, besieging them, and starving them. | In defiance of the ruling of the world's highest…

GABIK (2024-02-11). ChommY set to change young lives in Manenberg. sanews.gov.za ChommY set to change young lives in Manenberg | Excitement filled Silverstream Primary School in Manenberg as 100 boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 14 prepared themselves for the launch of the social and behavioural change (SBC) programme, ChommY. | Social Development Deputy Minister, Dr Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), launched ChommY at Silverstream Primary School in Manenberg in the Western Cape on Saturday. | ChommY is a social and behavioural change programme for boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 14 years. | Manenber…

GABIK (2024-02-11). President Ramaphosa to attend Football for Humanity match. sanews.gov.za President Ramaphosa to attend Football for Humanity match | President Cyril Ramaphosa will today attend the Football for Humanity match between the Palestinian national team and the South African Football Association (SAFA) Third Division at Cape Town's Athlone Stadium. | The Football for Humanity international showpiece, held under the theme, 'Peace, Hope, and Solidarity', aims to provide Palestinian players with the opportunity to enjoy their favourite sport in conditions of peace and sound infrastructure. | The Presidency said the event symbolises South Africa's historic solidarity with the people of Palestin…

GABIK (2024-02-11). SA's perspective on global issues found expression in Ubuntu concept. sanews.gov.za SA's perspective on global issues found expression in Ubuntu concept | Deputy President Paul Mashatile says South Africa's unique perspective on global issues has found expression in the concept of Ubuntu, which informs the country's approach to diplomacy and shapes its vision of a better world for all. | "It was the commonly shared values of Ubuntu that motivated us as a government to mobilise our sharpest legal minds to prepare a solid case to be presented to the International Court of Justice in the hopes of arresting the genocide in Gaza, which the UN Secretary-General has called an unprecedented catastrophe,…

GABIK (2024-02-11). Various peanut butter brands recalled. sanews.gov.za Various peanut butter brands recalled | The National Consumer Commission (NCC) has urged consumers in possession of various peanut butter brands manufactured by House of Natural Butters to return them to the point of purchase. | Acting Commissioner Thezi Mabuza said the manufacturer informed the Commission that the products from Pick n Pay's No Name brand, Eden All Natural brand, Wazoogles Superfoods and Dischem's Lifestyle brand were found to have higher than legally acceptable levels of Aflatoxin, as set out under R1145 Regulation Governing Tolerance of Fungus-Produced Toxins in Foodstuffs. | The recalled produ…

Human Access for Partnership, Development (2024-02-11). Yemen: Community awareness on International Day Against Female Genital Mutilation. reliefweb.int

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2024-02-11). Cuba to host international leftist media meeting. plenglish.com Havana, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd International Meeting of Theoretical Publications of Leftist Parties and Movements will be take place in Havana's International Conference Center from February 12 to 14.

International Organization for Migration (2024-02-11). Rapid Displacement Tracking – Yemen IDP Dashboard Reporting Period: 4 to 10 February 2024. reliefweb.int Country: Yemen | Source: International Organization for Migration | Please refer to the attached Infographic. | IOM Yemen DTM's Rapid Displacement Tracking (RDT) tool collects data on estimated numbers of households forced to flee on a daily basis from their locations of habitual residence or displacement, allowing for regular reporting of new displacements in terms of estimated numbers, causes of displacement, geography and needs. It also tracks IDP returnees who returned to their location of habitual residence. | Between 4 and 10 February 2024, IOM Yemen DTM tracked 19 households (HHs) (114 individuals) w…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-11). BRICS+ and the Future of the International Order. libya360.wordpress.com This thought-provoking article by Elias Jabbour — associate professor of theory and policy of economic planning at Rio de Janeiro State University, and member of the Friends of Socialist China advisory group — explores the shifting dynamics of global power and the emergence of BRICS+ as a significant factor in the evolving international order. The…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-11). Genocide Meets French Devotion to Israel. libya360.wordpress.com Diana Johnstone Paris protest against anti-Semitism on Nov. 12, 2023. (S5A-0043, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0) Israel's loyal supporters in the West combat rising world indignation over the suffering of the Palestinian people by changing the subject. When Gazan families are buried under the rubble of their homes, it's not about the plight of the dispossessed Palestinians; it's…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-11). Oil Corporations Exit Nigeria, Leaving a Trail of Environmental Destruction Behind. libya360.wordpress.com Geoff Iyatse Today, the oil companies whose operations damaged the environment and their collaborators (the government), which failed to act, are on the same table negotiating a divestment deal that does not factor in remediation clauses. Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC, or simply Shell), like its leading competitors, has been on a prolonged asset disposal…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-11). Yemen's Unending Nghtmare: The Hidden Consequences of US/UK Strikes. libya360.wordpress.com Ahmed Abdulkareem When confronted with international appeals for humanitarian aid due to the ongoing crises in Gaza and Yemen, the United States and the United Kingdom have chosen instead to turn Yemen's Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden into a combat zone, initiating an ariel bombing campaign against the war-torn country already suffering immensely…

John Longhurst (2024-02-11). Farmers should shed National Party and fight for their interests. independentaustralia.net

Kevin Gosztola (2024-02-11). Countdown To Day X: Applying The US Espionage Act To Assange. thedissenter.org Editor's Note: Ahead of a major appeal hearing before the British High Court of Justice on February 20 and 21, the "Countdown To Day X" series will highlight key aspects of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's appeal against extradition to the United States.Under Article 7 of the European Convention on Human Rights, extradition is not supposed to be extended to anyone who the requesting state is seeking to find guilty of a criminal offense that was not a "criminal offense under national or international law at the time when it was committed." | The Espionage Act charges against WikiLeaks fou…

Kevin Gosztola (2024-02-11). Countdown To Day X: Unprecedented Espionage Act Charges Against Assange. thedissenter.org Editor's Note: Ahead of a major appeal hearing before the British High Court of Justice on February 20 and 21, the "Countdown To Day X" series will highlight key aspects of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's appeal against extradition to the United States.Under Article 7 of the European Convention on Human Rights, extradition is not supposed to be extended to anyone who the requesting state is seeking to find guilty of a criminal offense that was not a "criminal offense under national or international law at the time when it was committed." | The Espionage Act charges against WikiLeaks fou…

Patricia Harrity (2024-02-11). UK Steps Up War on Whistleblower Journalism With New National Security Act. expose-news.com "UK steps up war on whistleblower journalism with new National Security Act," according to investigative journalist Kit Klarenberg who explores the role of intelligence services in shaping politics and perceptions. Writing in …

Rhoda Wilson (2024-02-11). WHO's Pandemic Treaty negotiations are failing; they are blaming it on vaccine patents. expose-news.com Maybe 5% of the negotiations regarding the World Health Organisation's Pandemic Treaty and amendments to the International Health Regulations ("IHR") are about a trade agreement. The other 95% are about global control …

Maureen Clare Murphy, The Electronic Intifada. (2024-02-11). Fears Of Mass Expulsion As Netanyahu Orders Plan For Rafah Assault. popularresistance.org United Nations officials and international humanitarian agencies are urgently pleading with Israel to forgo an invasion of Rafah in southern Gaza, which Palestinian human rights groups have repeatedly warned would result in a mass expulsion to Egypt. | The majority of Gaza's population of 2.3 million Palestinians are currently trapped in Rafah and have "nowhere left to flee," according to Save the Children. | Many of the Palestinians now sheltering in Rafah after being displaced from other areas of Gaza are "penned up against the border fence with Egypt and living in makeshift tents," as Reuters states.

newarab (2024-02-11). Gaza: 6 y/o killed by Israel found amid Rafah evacuation. newarab.com The body of 6-year-old Hind Rajab has been found alongside her family in a car that was fired on by Israeli forces 12 days ago. Two PRCS members who were dispatched to save Hind, who was the only member of her family that survived the attack on their vehicle, were also found dead. | The confirmed death of Hind comes as states and international aid agencies warn against

newarab (2024-02-11). Senior Hamas official in Lebanon survives Israeli strike: sources. newarab.com Israeli strikes on Lebanon on Saturday killed two civilians and An Israeli drone strike killed one person and wounded nine others in the southern border village of Hula, Lebanon's official National News Agency (NNA) said. | Israeli forces and the Lebanese movement Hezbollah have…

newarab (2024-02-11). Who is Akram Afif, Qatar football star, AFC Asian Cup MVP?>. newarab.com Akram Afif, born in Doha in 1996, is not just a Qatari footballer, but a symbol of his nation's rising ambition on the global football stage. From his early days at the Aspire Academy to his current dominance with Al Sadd and the Qatar national team, Afif's journey is a testament to dedication, talent, and an unwavering love for the beautiful game. | Afif produced some magical performances during the Asian Cup. And after firing Qatar into a 1-0 lead in Saturday's The…

yenisafak (2024-02-12). ƒ∞srail ordusu Refah'taki katliamƒ±na kƒ±lƒ±f uyduruyor: Hamas tarafƒ±ndan kaà߃±rƒ±lan ve Refah'ta tutulan iki ƒ∞srailli operasyonla kurtarƒ±ldƒ±. yenisafak.com

WSWS (2024-02-12). Sri Lankan trade unions oppose mass mobilisation, abandoning victimised electricity board workers. wsws.org While Ceylon Electricity Board workers have made clear that they will fight the government and management witch-hunt, the trade unions have done everything possible to prevent a mass mobilisation to fight these anti-democratic attacks.

yenisafak (2024-02-12). Kocaeli'de be≈ü katlƒ± apartmanda yangƒ±n paniƒüi: Yedi ki≈üi dumandan etkilendi. yenisafak.com Kà∂≈üklàºàße≈üme Mahallesi Baƒüdat Caddesi'ndeki 5 katlƒ± apartmanƒ±n ikinci katƒ±nƒ±n mutfaƒüƒ±nda bilinmeyen nedenle yangƒ±n à߃±ktƒ±. | ƒ∞hbar àºzerine bà∂lgeye itfaiye, polis ve saƒülƒ±k ekipleri sevk edildi. | Yangƒ±nda dumandan etkilenen apartmandaki 3'ຠàßocuk 7 ki≈üi saƒülƒ±k ekiplerinin ilk màºdahalesinin ardƒ±ndan tedbir amaà&szlig…

yenisafak (2024-02-12). Enkaz altƒ±ndaki deh≈üet anlarƒ±nƒ± bà∂yle anlattƒ±: Mezardan da dar bir yerde 4 gàºn kaldƒ±m. yenisafak.com Kahramanmara≈ü merkezli depremlerde en àßok hasarƒ± alan Hatay'da, yakla≈üƒ±k 25 bin insan hayatƒ±nƒ± kaybetmi≈üti. Depremin vurduƒüu kentte, biràßok bina yƒ±kƒ±lƒ±rken yàºzlerce insan enkaz altƒ±nda kalmƒ±≈ütƒ±. Asrƒ±n felaketine ƒ∞skenderun ilàßesi Kurtulu≈ü Mahallesi'nde yakalanan Ahmet Erol Yƒ±lmaz, depremin 4. gàºnàºnde enkazƒ±n altƒ±nd…

yenisafak (2024-02-11). Ankara'da cenaze dà∂nàº≈üຠkaza: àñlຠve yaralƒ±lar var. yenisafak.com Kaza, saat 15.30 sƒ±ralarƒ±nda Bala-Ankara yolu Beynam Mahallesi Verem àáe≈ümesi mevkisinde meydana geldi. Bala ilàßesinde bir yakƒ±nlarƒ±nƒ±n cenaze tà∂renine katƒ±lan ki≈üilerin iàßerisinde bulunduƒüu Cihan Gàºler (41) yà∂netimindeki 06 AG 7289 plakalƒ± otomobil, à∂nàºnde giden Yƒ±ldƒ±rƒ±m A. (48) yà∂netimindeki 34 ZL 7593 plakalƒ± TIR'a arkadan àßarptƒ±. Otomobilin demir yƒ&plus…

yenisafak (2024-02-11). Bakan Yerlikaya duyurdu: AK Parti seàßim àßalƒ±≈ümasƒ±na saldƒ±rƒ± ile ilgili 17 ki≈üi gà∂zaltƒ±na alƒ±ndƒ±. yenisafak.com ƒ∞àßi≈üleri Bakanƒ± Ali Yerlikaya, AK Parti Kàºàßàºkàßekmece Belediye Ba≈ükan Adayƒ± Aziz Yeniay'ƒ±n seàßim àßalƒ±≈ümalarƒ± sƒ±rasƒ±nda Kanarya Mahallesi'nde Mardinliler Bulu≈ümasƒ± etkinliƒüi sƒ±rasƒ±nda meydana gelen ve bir ki≈üinin aƒüƒ±r yaralandƒ±ƒüƒ± saldƒ±rƒ±yla ilgili aà߃±klam…

yenisafak (2024-02-11). Tramvay yolu kenarƒ±ndaki àßanta fàºnye ile patlatƒ±ldƒ±. yenisafak.com Kocaeli'deki olay, saat 15.30 sƒ±ralarƒ±nda ƒ∞zmit ilàßesinin en i≈ülek noktalarƒ±ndan biri olan Karaba≈ü Mahallesi Kent Meydanƒ± mevkisinde meydana geldi. Tramvay yolunun kenarƒ±nda kadƒ±n àßantasƒ± gà∂renler, 112 Acil àáaƒürƒ± Merkezi'ne ihbarda bulundu. Bà∂lgeye àßok sayƒ±da ekip gà∂nderildi. Tramvay seferleri durduruldu, meydan ≈üeritlerle kapatƒ±ldƒ±.Bomba imha uzmanƒ± da à&…

2024-02-12 15:26:09 | 15:26 EST | by | 73 | 2 | 39 | 35 | 0 

2024-02-11: News Headlines

tvbrics (2024-02-11). Russia begins purchasing bananas from India. tvbrics.com The next delivery is scheduled for the end of February this year‚Å…

Staff (2024-02-10). USCIRF president 'disturbed' over the destruction of Mosques in Uttrakhand and inauguration of a Temple on place of Babri Mosque. muslimmirror.com By Muslim Mirror Staff The recent targeting of mosques in India, particularly the destruction of a mosque in Uttarakhand, has garnered international attention and condemnation. USCIRF (United States Commission on International Religious Freedom) has expressed its dismay over this troubling trend, highlighting the destruction and expropriation of mosques across the country. David Curry, the President …

WSWS (2024-02-10). Leader of Sri Lanka's opposition JVP party visits India. wsws.org Dissanayake's five-day trip signifies a further rightward shift by the JVP, as it bolsters its relations with reactionary regimes throughout the region and internationally.

People's Dispatch. (2024-02-11). Imran Khan's PTI Claims Victory In Pakistan's General Election. popularresistance.org As per the early results announced by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday, January 9, candidates supported by jailed former prime minister Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek e-Insaf (PTI) were leading in a large number of constituencies in the National Assembly. | PTI claimed their candidates have won a majority of the seats and alleged ECP of attempting to rig the election after a delay in the publication of the final results. | The final results were expected to be announced hours after the voting was over on Thursday evening. However, the final results were not declared even at 10 pm, Friday. So far…

People's Dispatch. (2024-02-10). US Anti-War Activists Confront Senators Over Support For Israel. popularresistance.org On February 7, activists with feminist anti-war group CODEPINK confronted several US Senators who have been doubling down on their support for Israel throughout the ongoing genocide in the Gaza Strip. | "Killing Hamas makes Israel safe," said Florida Senator Ted Cruz to an activist who told him that "the war does not make Jews safer." Cruz has received over one million dollars from the pro-Israel lobby since 1990, receiving USD 489,419 from 2019 to 2024. Cruz's top pro-Israel Political Action Committee (PAC) donors are the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and the Republican Jewish Coalition. "Kill…

Staff (2024-02-11). Bharat Ratna Award: A victim of political agenda. muslimmirror.com By Mohd Ziyuallah Khan, In a significant announcement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi revealed the recipients of the Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian honour. Former Prime Ministers P V Narasimha Rao and Chaudhary Charan Singh, along with agricultural scientist Dr M S Swaminathan, were named for this prestigious award. The timing of the announcement, just …

Staff (2024-02-11). Delhi civic body demolishes illegal construction in Basti Nizamuddin area. muslimmirror.com MCD completely demolished the first and second floors of the Ziyarat Guest House.New Delhi : The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Friday demolished the Ziyarat Guest House in the Basti Nizamuddin area of the national capital in compliance with the orders of the Delhi High Court against the illegal structures. According to a statement …

Staff (2024-02-10). Right wing Hindu group threatens Christian schools to remove religious symbols or 'face dire consequences'. muslimmirror.com By Muslim Mirror Staff In a concerning incident in Assam, a Hindu group has issued threats to Christian schools, demanding the removal of religious symbols or be prepared to face severe consequences. This development has raised concerns over religious freedom and interfaith harmony in the region. Incidents of Intolerance A Hindu group, whose identity remains …

Staff (2024-02-10). Destroying the basic standards of legislation-The Uttarakhand model of UCC. muslimmirror.com By Narender Nagarwal Introduction The Uttarakhand government, led by Pushkar Singh Dhami, has recently introduced the Uniform Civil Code (UCC), which has sparked considerable opposition from various segments of society. Critics argue that the UCC violates the basic principles of governance, legislation, and democracy. Upon analysing some of the provisions of the Uttarakhand model of …

Tanupriya Singh (2024-02-10). Thousands forced to flee in DRC's North Kivu province as M23 attacks intensify. peoplesdispatch.org Attacks by the Rwanda-backed M23 has led to another wave of mass displacement in the province of North Kivu. The rebel group has tried to make advances towards the provincial capital of Goma, attacking the town of Sake which lies just 25 kilometers away.

newarab (2024-02-11). Hamas warns Rafah invasion could end hostage exchange talks. newarab.com Any Hamas' armed wing Al-Qassam Brigades said on it Telegram channel on Sunday that Israeli strikes on Gaza during the past 96 hours "killed two Israeli hostages and seriously injured eight others." | Israeli Prime Ministe…

Staff (2024-02-10). After Uttarakhand, Assam Cabinet to discuss UCC bill. muslimmirror.com Guwahati : The Assam government will soon come up with a bill to introduce a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in the state and a Cabinet meeting in this regard was called on Saturday to discuss the matter. State irrigation minister Jayanta Malla Baruah told reporters here on Saturday that the Assam government has been planning …

WSWS (2024-02-10). US bases military "trainers" permanently in Taiwan. wsws.org The deployment is particularly provocative toward Beijing as US special forces are now based on Kinmen, a group of fortified islands just 10 kilometres from the Chinese port city of Xiamen.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-11). Symptoms that may require a consultation with a cardiologist. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org MANKATO, Minn. — As people age, many start to experience more aches and pains throughout their bodies. While many symptoms can be chalked up to the natural aging process, it's important to pay special attention to the cardiovascular system. "Heart Month is a great time of year to remind people that not all symptoms are created equal when it comes to our cardiovascular health," says Vinayak Nagaraja, M.B.B.S., interventional cardiologist at Mayo Clinic Health System….

Ahmed Abdulkareem, MintPress News. (2024-02-11). Yemen's Nightmare: The Hidden Consequences Of US And UK Airstrikes. popularresistance.org When confronted with international appeals for humanitarian aid due to the ongoing crises in Gaza and Yemen, the United States and the United Kingdom have chosen instead to turn Yemen's Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden into a combat zone, initiating an ariel bombing campaign against the war-torn country already suffering immensely from nine years of deadly conflict spearheaded by Saudi Arabia and backed by the U.S. | For weeks, U.S. and British naval vessels have been perched on the outskirts of Yemen's territorial waters in the Red Sea, not only to protect ships carrying goods to Israel but to launch a series of air…

Ann Garrison, Black Agenda Report. (2024-02-11). Red Sea Tensions Increase. popularresistance.org As Israel continues its massacres in Gaza, tensions are intensifying over the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden, and the wider North African and Western Asian region. After three US soldiers were killed by a drone strike in Jordan, the US responded with strikes inside Iraq and Syria, killing 40. White House national security spokesman John Kirby then told Fox News that the strikes were "just the first round," making it clear that hegemony is Washington's only horizon. | Meanwhile a related conflict is heating up on the southern side of the Gulf of Aden, triggered by a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between Ethi…

CADTM, Eric Toussaint (2024-02-11). Éric Toussaint argues in favour of a law against vulture funds at the French National Assembly. cadtm.org

ecns.cn (2024-02-11). China to join Cobra Gold 2024 military exercise in Thailand. ecns.cn A contingent selected from the Southern Theater Command of the People's Liberation Army will participate the Cobra Gold 2024 multinational exercise from Feb. 10 to March 7 in Thailand.

ecns.cn (2024-02-11). Hainan expands visa-free entry categories. ecns.cn The reasons for applying for visa-free entry to China's Hainan province have been expanded for nationals of several countries, China's National Immigration Administration announced on Friday.

ecns.cn (2024-02-11). Insights丨French expert looks forward to China's more important international role. ecns.cn

Editor (2024-02-11). 'Operation Al-Aqsa Flood' Day 127: Growing International Alarm Over Israeli Plans to Invade Rafah. scheerpost.com

Editor (2024-02-11). Yemen's Unending Nightmare: The Hidden Consequences of US and UK Airstrikes. scheerpost.com By Ahmed AbdulKareem / MintPress News When confronted with international appeals for humanitarian aid due to the ongoing crises in Gaza and Yemen, the United States and the United Kingdom have chosen instead to turn Yemen's Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden into a combat zone, initiating an ariel bombing campaign against the war-torn …

Elsy Fors Garzon (2024-02-11). Argentine Nobel Prize winner called for the release of Julian Assange. plenglish.com Buenos Aires, February 11 (Prensa Latina) The Nobel Peace Prize winner and Argentine fighter, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, today urged the international community to demand the release of cyberactivist Julian Assange and to speak out against his possible extradition to USA.

Elsy Fors Garzon (2024-02-11). Venezuela denounces campaign by US oil company Exxon Mobil. plenglish.com Caracas, February 11 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela denounced today before the international community what it called a malicious campaign prepared and financed by Exxon Mobil and supported by the Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, a statement indicated.

GABIK (2024-02-11). ChommY set to change young lives in Manenberg. sanews.gov.za ChommY set to change young lives in Manenberg | Excitement filled Silverstream Primary School in Manenberg as 100 boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 14 prepared themselves for the launch of the social and behavioural change (SBC) programme, ChommY. | Social Development Deputy Minister, Dr Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), launched ChommY at Silverstream Primary School in Manenberg in the Western Cape on Saturday. | ChommY is a social and behavioural change programme for boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 14 years. | Manenber…

GABIK (2024-02-11). President Ramaphosa to attend Football for Humanity match. sanews.gov.za President Ramaphosa to attend Football for Humanity match | President Cyril Ramaphosa will today attend the Football for Humanity match between the Palestinian national team and the South African Football Association (SAFA) Third Division at Cape Town's Athlone Stadium. | The Football for Humanity international showpiece, held under the theme, 'Peace, Hope, and Solidarity', aims to provide Palestinian players with the opportunity to enjoy their favourite sport in conditions of peace and sound infrastructure. | The Presidency said the event symbolises South Africa's historic solidarity with the people of Palestin…

GABIK (2024-02-11). Various peanut butter brands recalled. sanews.gov.za Various peanut butter brands recalled | The National Consumer Commission (NCC) has urged consumers in possession of various peanut butter brands manufactured by House of Natural Butters to return them to the point of purchase. | Acting Commissioner Thezi Mabuza said the manufacturer informed the Commission that the products from Pick n Pay's No Name brand, Eden All Natural brand, Wazoogles Superfoods and Dischem's Lifestyle brand were found to have higher than legally acceptable levels of Aflatoxin, as set out under R1145 Regulation Governing Tolerance of Fungus-Produced Toxins in Foodstuffs. | The recalled produ…

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2024-02-11). Cuba to host international leftist media meeting. plenglish.com Havana, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd International Meeting of Theoretical Publications of Leftist Parties and Movements will be take place in Havana's International Conference Center from February 12 to 14.

John Longhurst (2024-02-11). Farmers should shed National Party and fight for their interests. independentaustralia.net

Kevin Gosztola (2024-02-11). Countdown To Day X: Applying The US Espionage Act To Assange. thedissenter.org Editor's Note: Ahead of a major appeal hearing before the British High Court of Justice on February 20 and 21, the "Countdown To Day X" series will highlight key aspects of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's appeal against extradition to the United States.Under Article 7 of the European Convention on Human Rights, extradition is not supposed to be extended to anyone who the requesting state is seeking to find guilty of a criminal offense that was not a "criminal offense under national or international law at the time when it was committed." | The Espionage Act charges against WikiLeaks fou…

Maureen Clare Murphy, The Electronic Intifada. (2024-02-11). Fears Of Mass Expulsion As Netanyahu Orders Plan For Rafah Assault. popularresistance.org United Nations officials and international humanitarian agencies are urgently pleading with Israel to forgo an invasion of Rafah in southern Gaza, which Palestinian human rights groups have repeatedly warned would result in a mass expulsion to Egypt. | The majority of Gaza's population of 2.3 million Palestinians are currently trapped in Rafah and have "nowhere left to flee," according to Save the Children. | Many of the Palestinians now sheltering in Rafah after being displaced from other areas of Gaza are "penned up against the border fence with Egypt and living in makeshift tents," as Reuters states.

newarab (2024-02-11). Gaza: 6 y/o killed by Israel found amid Rafah evacuation. newarab.com The body of 6-year-old Hind Rajab has been found alongside her family in a car that was fired on by Israeli forces 12 days ago. Two PRCS members who were dispatched to save Hind, who was the only member of her family that survived the attack on their vehicle, were also found dead. | The confirmed death of Hind comes as states and international aid agencies warn against

newarab (2024-02-11). Senior Hamas official in Lebanon survives Israeli strike: sources. newarab.com Israeli strikes on Lebanon on Saturday killed two civilians and An Israeli drone strike killed one person and wounded nine others in the southern border village of Hula, Lebanon's official National News Agency (NNA) said. | Israeli forces and the Lebanese movement Hezbollah have…

newarab (2024-02-11). Who is Akram Afif, Qatar football star, AFC Asian Cup MVP?>. newarab.com Akram Afif, born in Doha in 1996, is not just a Qatari footballer, but a symbol of his nation's rising ambition on the global football stage. From his early days at the Aspire Academy to his current dominance with Al Sadd and the Qatar national team, Afif's journey is a testament to dedication, talent, and an unwavering love for the beautiful game. | Afif produced some magical performances during the Asian Cup. And after firing Qatar into a 1-0 lead in Saturday's The…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-11). World Cancer Day: Making a commitment to close the cancer care gap. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) recognizes World Cancer Day annually on February 4. The UICC's 2024 theme for World Cancer Day is "Close the Care Gap." The care gap is the gap between people who can obtain healthcare related to the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer and those who cannot. The factors that create this gap include income, education and geographical location barriers. Discrimination based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age,…

Patricia Harrity (2024-02-11). UK Steps Up War on Whistleblower Journalism With New National Security Act. expose-news.com "UK steps up war on whistleblower journalism with new National Security Act," according to investigative journalist Kit Klarenberg who explores the role of intelligence services in shaping politics and perceptions. Writing in …

Rhoda Wilson (2024-02-11). WHO's Pandemic Treaty negotiations are failing; they are blaming it on vaccine patents. expose-news.com Maybe 5% of the negotiations regarding the World Health Organisation's Pandemic Treaty and amendments to the International Health Regulations ("IHR") are about a trade agreement. The other 95% are about global control …

teleSUR (2024-02-11). Venezuela Denounces Exxon Mobil's Campaign. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Government denounced a campaign prepared and financed by Exxon Mobil, supported by Guyana, against the constitutional obligation of its State to establish a comprehensive policy on land, island and maritime border areas, to preserve, through the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB). | RELATED: | "Venezuela makes it clear to the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States that the actions of Exxon Mobile and the Governm…

The Independent (2024-02-11). DRC Defense Minister rushes to North Kivu as the fights intensify. independent.co.ug Rutshuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Prime Minister and National Minister of Defense, Jean-Pierre Bemba, on Friday rushed to North Kivu province as the fight between the March 23 Movement (M23) rebels and Armed Forces of Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC), militia coalition under their umbrella Wazalendo (Patriots) intensified. The fight …

The Independent (2024-02-11). Jacob Kiplimo, Chebet win National Cross Country championships. independent.co.ug Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Long-distance runner Jacob Kiplimo won the National cross-country championships held in Tororo on Saturday. The reigning World cross country champion, secured the 10km meter race victory in 29 minutes, 3 seconds. Dan Kibet from the Uganda Prison Services followed in the second position as he crossed the finishing line at 29 …

The Independent (2024-02-11). NDA closes 180 drug shops found operating illegally in West. independent.co.ug Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |The National Drug Authority-NDA Western regional office has closed 180 drug shops found operating illegally. The drug shops were closed during the five days long operation covering the districts of Kyankwanzi, Kyenjonjo, ,Masindi, Kiryandongo, and Hoima. The operation was conducted between February 4th to February 9. The NDA enforcement unit …

Anna Lekas Miller, Mondoweiss. (2024-02-10). 'Operation Al-Aqsa Flood' Day 126: US Claims It Won't Support Ground Operation. popularresistance.org The United States has warned that it will not support an "unplanned" military operation in Rafah without due consideration for displaced Palestinians who are sheltering there. | "We haven't seen any plans that would convince us that they [the Israeli military] is about to, or imminently going to conduct any major operations in Rafah," said U.S. national security spokesperson John Kirby, addressing a White House Press Conference on Thursday. | "More than one million Palestinians are sheltering in and around Rafah," he continued. "The Israeli military has a special obligation as they conduct operations there or any…

Dongsheng Collective (2024-02-10). China grew more than any other developed economy in 2023 | January 2024. dongshengnews.org China strengthens its role as an international peace broker by intervening in multiple international conflicts; China supports Palestine's full UN membership; PetroChina now controls Iraq's largest oil field; Taiwan's separatist ruling party won elections…

Florence CGTN (2024-02-10). Global tourism sees strong recovery. america.cgtn.com Tourism is staging a strong recovery. A new report from the United Nations shows international travel rebounded to 88 percent of pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2023. That momentum is expected to continue this year.

International Commission on Missing Persons (2024-02-10). Norway Supports Efforts to Find Missing And Disappeared Persons from the War in Ukraine. reliefweb.int Countries: Norway, Ukraine | Source: International Commission on Missing Persons | Oslo, 10 February: Norway will support the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in its work to assist Ukraine in locating missing persons and investigating their disappearance. Under a three-year, NOK 100 million (roughly 9,365,000 USD) project, ICMP will expand its efforts to help Ukraine address the growing number of missing persons from the on-going war and help to ensure that this work is done in such a way that in coming years it will be possible to present evidence in court and bring perpetrators to justice.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-10). Dr. Jemima Pierre: Haiti Doesn't Have a 'Gang' Problem, It Has a US Imperialism Problem. libya360.wordpress.com Haiti doesn't have a 'gang' problem, it has a US imperialism problem, says Dr. Jemima Pierre, Professor of Global Race in the Institute of Race, Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ) at the University of British Columbia and a member of Black Alliance for Peace. Pierre joins hosts Eugene and Rania to discuss the nationwide…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-10). South Africa v. Israel: Nicaragua Requests Permission to Intervene in the Proceedings Under Article 62 of the Statute. libya360.wordpress.com The International Court of Justice (ICJ) Nicaragua requests permission to intervene in the proceedings under Article 62 of the ICJ Statute — Application of the Genocide Convention in the Gaza Strip (South Africa v. Israel) Case: 192 — Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-10). Unilateral Coercive Measures: The Devastating Impact of Economic Sanctions on Countries and People. libya360.wordpress.com Cira Pascual Marquina Dr. Alena Douhan, UN Special Rapporteur talks about the devastating impact of economic sanctions on countries and people. Dr. Alena Douhan is a professor of International Law, the Director of the Peace Research Center at the Belarusian State University, and an Associated member of the Institute for International Law of Peace and…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-10). Washington Promotes Opposition Candidate Setting the Stage for Delegitimizing the Venezuelan Presidential Election. libya360.wordpress.com Roger D. Harris Image: HFAC Roundtable: "The Fight for Freedom in Venezuela: A Conversation with María Corina Machado" Despite continuous US-led hybrid warfare to overthrow the socialist project, this month marks the 25th anniversary of the Bolivarian Revolution. The Venezuelan government of President Nicolás Maduro has successfully forced the US to de facto engage with…

mforinoco (2024-02-10). US Questions Pakistan Election Process Amid Imran Khan Allies Lead. orinocotribune.com This comes as candidates aligned with imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan maintained a lead in election results thus far. | Washington on Friday questioned the implementation of "undue restrictions" during "We join credible international and local election observers in their assessment that these elections included undue restrictions on freedoms of expression, association, and peaceful as…

mforinoco (2024-02-10). World Court Israel Ruling and the 1986 Judgment Against the US in the Nicaragua Case. orinocotribune.com By Nat Parry — Feb 8, 2024 | Nat Parry is the author of the forthcoming book Samuel Adams and the Vagabond Henry Tufts: Virtue Meets Vice in the Revolutionary Era. He is editor of American Dispatches: A Robert Parry Reader. | Now that the International Court of Justice has ruled that South Africa's claims of genocide against Israel are plausible and ordered Israel to "take all measures within its power to prevent the commission of all acts within the scope" of the U.N. Convention on Genocide, the question is how Israel and its backers will respond. | Israel has one month to submit a report on the steps it is…

Mnar Adley (2024-02-10). TikTok Chinese Trojan Horse Run By Former CIA. mintpressnews.com TikTok is once again under public scrutiny, this time for concerns about child safety. Yet a much bigger issue is being swept under the rug: that it is increasingly controlled by the US national security state.

Mondoweiss Palestine Bureau (2024-02-10). 'Operation Al-Aqsa Flood' Day 127: Growing international alarm over Israeli plans to invade Rafah. mondoweiss.net Israel has announced its intention to push ahead with its plans to invade Rafah in the southernmost Gaza Strip, where 1.3 million Palestinians are sheltering. Rafah's mayor, Ahmed al-Sufi, warns any military action there would result in a "massacre".

National Single Payer, Popular Resistance. (2024-02-10). What The US Can Learn From The Cuban Health Care System. popularresistance.org David Ramirez Alvarez is Second Secretary in the Cuban Embassy, representing Cuba's cultural and political forces sectors. He will be presenting an historical and current analysis of the Cuban health care system, how it differs from our profit-driven system, how Cuba provides comprehensive primary and quaternary health services in the face of a decades' long illegal and brutal U.S. blockade and still has better outcomes than ours. Ramirez Alvarez will also address how the training of health care providers and scientists in Cuba is intimately connected to the socialist culture derived from the Cuban Revolution. Is…

Peoples Health Dispatch (2024-02-10). Public pharma for Europe, a game-changer for access to medicines. peoplesdispatch.org "It's time to step up, promote health justice, and meet the real needs of people," says Alan Silva from the European chapter of the People's Health Movement (PHM), addressing the need for revolutionizing pharma policies in Europe. A long-time advocate for access to medicines, Silva understands how important it is for Europe to change the way it thinks about research and development, but also production and distribution of health technologies. | If the region were able to de-link itself from the interests of transnational pharmaceutical companies, it would be a true game changer, he says. "We need public pharma in…

Richard Hardigan (2024-02-10). Polls Show Broad Support in Israel for Gaza's Destruction and Starvation. truthout.org In November 2023, the International Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation at Tel Aviv University released the results of a poll conducted in late October. By this time the world was being inundated with images of the horrors of the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip: block after block of destroyed buildings, grim-faced men lifting the bloodied corpses of their family members from the rubble… |

scorinoco (2024-02-10). Nicaragua Formally Applies to Join ICJ Genocide Case Against 'Israel'. orinocotribune.com The government of Nicaragua has filed a formal application with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to join South Africa in its genocide case against "Israel." | The ICJ announced in a In its fil…

Staff (2024-02-10). Venezuela's National Assembly Condemns European Parliament's Interventionist Resolution (+Persona Non Grata). orinocotribune.com Caracas ( In a new example of imperial interference, on Thursday, February 8, the European…

teleSUR (2024-02-10). Nicaraguan Governments Congrats Iran by Islamic Revolution Anniversary. telesurenglish.net "On the commemoration of the Glorious 45th Anniversary of the Iranian Islamic Revolution we wish on behalf of the People and Government of Reconciliation and National Unity of Nicaragua, our most sincere congratulations to you, your Heroic People and Government", says the official statement of the Nicaraguan government. | RELATED: | The document remembered the brotherly Peoples of Iran and Nicaragua have traveled a common pa…

World Health Organization (2024-02-10). Burkina Faso: Nearly 10 000 children vaccinated as malaria vaccine rollout in Africa expands. reliefweb.int Countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon | Source: World Health Organization | Brazzaville — Nearly 10 000 children in Burkina Faso and Cameroon have now received the RTS,S malaria vaccine since being introduced this year. A wider malaria vaccine rollout is underway this year in several African countries, with Cameroon being the first outside the malaria vaccine pilot programme to do so. | Cameroon launched the vaccine on 22 January 2024. It is being integrated into its national routine immunization programme in more than 500 public and private health facilities across 42 health districts in the country's 10 re…

CADTM, Eric Toussaint (2024-02-10). Éric Toussaint argues in favour of a law against vulture funds at the French National Assembly. cadtm.org

Martin Edwin Andersen (2024-02-10). "An Intelligence Disclosure & the Merit System Protection Board's Cathy A. Harris" indybay.org The following was published exactly one year after the 2001 national security recipient of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel's "Public Servant Award' made a pro se request asking the OSC to accept an Intelligence Disclosure on the failure of Cathy A. Harris, acting U.S. Merit System Protection Board (MSPB) chair, to uphold the duties of her office. The Petitioner remains unwavering in his belief that the remedy can be found in U.S. law, the Constitution, and in legitimate OSC functions.

Staff (2024-02-11). Haldwani violence: Uttarakhand govt seeks additional central forces. muslimmirror.com Haldwani : The Uttarakhand government has sought more central forces for deployment in Haldwani where violence erupted on February 8 after the demolition of an "illegal" madrassa, officials said. They said four companies — containing about 100 personnel each — of the Central Paramilitary Forces have been sought from the Home Ministry to maintain law …

Staff (2024-02-10). Data suggests BJP govt. is targeting Muslims: 2878 Acres of forest land encroached in Uttarakhand 2022-23. muslimmirror.com By Syed Zubair Ahmad The issue of land encroachment in Uttarakhand, particularly the recent incident involving the demolition of a mosque and a madrasa in the Banbhoolpura area of Haldwani, has sparked significant controversy and unrest. The demolition drive led by the administration resulted in violent clashes, leaving six dead and over 250 injured. This …

Staff (2024-02-10). Haldwani violence: Loss of lives, property damage, worrying, says Mayawati. muslimmirror.com Lucknow : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati said on Saturday, February 10, that the loss of lives and damage to property in violence that broke out over the demolition of an illegally-built madrasa in Uttarakhand's Haldwani is very worrying. She also said the incident could have been prevented if the government was alert. In …

Bharat Dogra (2024-02-10). Tanzanian Farmers and Pastoralists Hit by Double Whammy of Corporate Farming and Tourism Projects. globalresearch.ca

yenisafak (2024-02-11). Ankara'da cenaze dà∂nàº≈üຠkaza: àñlຠve yaralƒ±lar var. yenisafak.com Kaza, saat 15.30 sƒ±ralarƒ±nda Bala-Ankara yolu Beynam Mahallesi Verem àáe≈ümesi mevkisinde meydana geldi. Bala ilàßesinde bir yakƒ±nlarƒ±nƒ±n cenaze tà∂renine katƒ±lan ki≈üilerin iàßerisinde bulunduƒüu Cihan Gàºler (41) yà∂netimindeki 06 AG 7289 plakalƒ± otomobil, à∂nàºnde giden Yƒ±ldƒ±rƒ±m A. (48) yà∂netimindeki 34 ZL 7593 plakalƒ± TIR'a arkadan àßarptƒ±. Otomobilin demir yƒ&plus…

yenisafak (2024-02-11). Bakan Yerlikaya duyurdu: AK Parti seàßim àßalƒ±≈ümasƒ±na saldƒ±rƒ± ile ilgili 17 ki≈üi gà∂zaltƒ±na alƒ±ndƒ±. yenisafak.com ƒ∞àßi≈üleri Bakanƒ± Ali Yerlikaya, AK Parti Kàºàßàºkàßekmece Belediye Ba≈ükan Adayƒ± Aziz Yeniay'ƒ±n seàßim àßalƒ±≈ümalarƒ± sƒ±rasƒ±nda Kanarya Mahallesi'nde Mardinliler Bulu≈ümasƒ± etkinliƒüi sƒ±rasƒ±nda meydana gelen ve bir ki≈üinin aƒüƒ±r yaralandƒ±ƒüƒ± saldƒ±rƒ±yla ilgili aà߃±klam…

yenisafak (2024-02-11). Tramvay yolu kenarƒ±ndaki àßanta fàºnye ile patlatƒ±ldƒ±. yenisafak.com Kocaeli'deki olay, saat 15.30 sƒ±ralarƒ±nda ƒ∞zmit ilàßesinin en i≈ülek noktalarƒ±ndan biri olan Karaba≈ü Mahallesi Kent Meydanƒ± mevkisinde meydana geldi. Tramvay yolunun kenarƒ±nda kadƒ±n àßantasƒ± gà∂renler, 112 Acil àáaƒürƒ± Merkezi'ne ihbarda bulundu. Bà∂lgeye àßok sayƒ±da ekip gà∂nderildi. Tramvay seferleri durduruldu, meydan ≈üeritlerle kapatƒ±ldƒ±.Bomba imha uzmanƒ± da à&…

2024-02-11 17:22:44 | 17:22 EST | by | 71 | 3 | 33 | 37 | 0