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  • Iran, well-wisher of regional countries: Amirabdollahian
    Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said in a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi that Iran is well-wisher of the regional countries, and supports Baghdad’s constructive efforts to strengthen dialogue in regional equations. ... ...
  • Pres. Raisi: Facilitating pilgrims’ travel to Imam Hussein’s (AS) shrine by Iraqi gov’t a commendable step
    Referring to the priority policy of the 13th Administration to expand relations with its neighbours, the President said, "Today, we see Iraq as the closest nation to the Iranian nation and we have the closest relations with Iraq in various fields". ... ...
  • Western media celebrate ‘Russian default’
    Moscow settled interest payments in rubles, after sanctions blocked it from foreign currency transactions As the grace periods on two Russian eurobond coupons expired on Sunday night, multiple Western media outlets rushed to announce that Moscow was now in a state of default on its foreign currency-denominated debt for the first time in over a century. Bloomberg called it a “a grim marker in the country’s rapid transformation into an economic, financial and political outcast,” while the BBC called it a “major blow to the nation's prestige.” The Wall Street Journal even invoked a spectre of the “Bolshevik Revolution when Vladimir Lenin, the newly ... ...
  • Iran launches space rocket (VIDEO)
    The US blasts the move as ‘unhelpful and destabilizing’ Tehran has conducted a new test of its three-stage satellite carrier rocket, according to state media, in an alleged bid to expand its national space program. Washington, however, believes it to be part of a military ballistic missile research to obtain long-range nuclear strike capabilities. The footage of the countdown and blastoff was aired by Iranian television on Sunday, but it was not clear exactly when or where the rocket was launched. The rocket is said to be a three-stage Satellite Launch Vehicle dubbed Zuljanah, which uses both solid ... ...
  • Prince Charles scrutinized over ‘bags of Qatari cash’
    The Prince of Wales’ Charitable Fund is under fire for taking multiple cash payments from the Qatari royal family Prince Charles is facing a possible investigation by the UK’s Charity Commission regarding multi-million pound donations made by the Qatari royal family to the Prince of Wales’ Charitable Fund (PWCF), his grant-making entity, following a series of UK media revelations on Sunday. The prince is believed to have received three separate payments of cash totalling over £2.5 million (€3 million) between the years 2011 and 2015, personally accepting the donations in cash from Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al Thani, who ... ...
  • Turkey explains why it does not impose sanctions on Russia
    Russian actions in Ukraine cannot be justified – but they are not unprovoked, the Turkish president’s spokesman says Turkey does not follow the Western lead in sanctioning Russia because it is guided by pragmatic economic considerations and “a policy of balance,” the Turkish president’s spokesman Ibrahim Kalin has said. In an interview with Haberturk TV, Kalin said that Ankara is pursuing “a policy of balance” when it comes to its relations with Russia. “As we are dependent on foreign sources for energy, we develop relations with Russia as we do with Iran,” he explained, noting that Turkey also enjoys good ... ...
  • The utter uselessness of world churches: Western Christendom loses all credibility as Israeli theft of the Holy Land continues
    Stuart Littlewood highlights the apparent indifference – words without deeds – of the World Council of Churches and church officials to the desperate calls of Palestinian Christians to save the Christian presence in the Israeli-occupied Holy Land. ... ...
  • Zelensky to replace head of SBU
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has decided to dismiss the head of his security service (SBU), Ivan Bakanov. The announcement has been delayed for lack of a successor. Bakanov is Zelensky's childhood friend. He became his producer when Zelensky was an acrobat, and was appointed head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) when Zelensky was elected president. According to his Western counterparts, he is grossly incompetent in the performance of his duties but is committed to (...) ... ...
  • Youth Working in the Countryside | News on China No. 104
    This week’s News on China in 2 minutes. • US law banning Xinjiang imports • China’s first super aircraft carrier • Legendary composer Qiao Yu passes away • Youth working in the countrysideThe post Youth Working in the Countryside | News on China No. 104 first appeared on Dissident Voice. ... ...
  • The World Economic Forum’s Global Governance ‘E.S.G.’ Agenda: The Threat to Liberty You Haven’t Heard Of
    All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). To receive Global Research’s Daily Newsletter (selected articles), click here. Visit … The post The World Economic Forum’s Global Governance ‘E.S.G.’ Agenda: The Threat to Liberty You Haven’t Heard Of appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • USAID and State Department refuse scrutiny of Afghan file
    The US State Department and USAID prevented their staff from interacting with Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko (pictured). Both managements advance the argument that the Inspector General's mandate does not include their humanitarian action. John Sopko is a government inspector who has worked for the legislative and executive branches. He was appointed to his current position in 2012 by President Barack Obama. He is currently carrying out multiples audits (...) ... ...
  • The Comfort of Artificiality
    The post The Comfort of Artificiality first appeared on Dissident Voice. ... ...
  • Russia to provide Belarus with Iskander-M missiles
    At the request of President Alexander Lukashenko, in the coming weeks Russia will make available to the Belarusian army Iskander-M missiles. These missiles are capable of carrying nuclear warheads. For their part, the United States have supplied launchers, including 257 bomber planes, and 200 nuclear warheads for decades to several of their allies, notably in Germany, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands. and in Turkey. In doing so, they violated the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which (...) ... ...
  • Alain Benajam passed away
    Our administrator, Alain Benajam, passed away on 26 June 2022 at 11:30 a.m. He was one of the founders of our organization in 1994, the chairman of our association in France as from 2012, and represented our friends from Donbass since 2014. He had been an official of the French Communist Party. He worked alongside Nobel physiology laureate Jean Dausset and red billionaire Sylvain Floirat, before founding his own companies. We thank him for his open-mindedness, for his affection and his (...) ... ...
  • Summer Preview: Rolling Blackouts, Higher Gas Prices, Natural Gas Rationing in Europe and a Historic Diesel Crisis
    All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). To receive Global Research’s Daily Newsletter (selected articles), click here. Visit … The post Summer Preview: Rolling Blackouts, Higher Gas Prices, Natural Gas Rationing in Europe and a Historic Diesel Crisis appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • Shireen Abu Akleh: UN Finds Journalist Was Killed by Israeli Forces
    All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). To receive Global Research’s Daily Newsletter (selected articles), click here. Visit … The post Shireen Abu Akleh: UN Finds Journalist Was Killed by Israeli Forces appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • The US Government’s Plan to Partition Russia Into Small States. The Danger of A Broader War
    All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). To receive Global Research’s Daily Newsletter (selected articles), click here. Visit … The post The US Government’s Plan to Partition Russia Into Small States. The Danger of A Broader War appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • Biden: The West must remain ‘united’ in the face of the war on Ukraine
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  • Lebanon: Hezbollah Calls for Speedy Government Formation
    Head of Hezbollah’s Loyalty to Resistance parliamentary bloc MP Mohammad Raad stressed that honest is the main trait Lebanese officials should have while dealing with the current situation in Lebanon. During a condolence ceremony in south Lebanon, MP Raad said the problem in Lebanon “is that some assume they can hold sway at one time.” “Neither through show off, nor through deception they can convince people. I order to convince people they must be honest and sincere.” “Some promise people that electricity and medicine will be secured. The official must be honest with his people,” MP Raad said in remarks ... ...
  • Iraqi PM Mustafa Al-Kadhimi arrives in Tehran, officially welcomed by President Ebrahim Raisi: Iranian media
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  • Putin: Russia to Supply Iskander-M Missile Systems to Belarus in Coming Months
    Moscow will supply Iskander-M missile systems to Minsk in the coming months, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the opening of talks with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko on Saturday. “As you and I have agreed upon, you were asking about this, we made a decision. In the coming months, we will supply Belarus with Iskander-M tactical missile systems which, as it is known, can use both ballistic and cruise missiles both in the standard and nuclear modifications,” Putin said, as quoted by TASS news agency. The Russian leader also proposed to instruct Russian and Belarusian defense ministers and chiefs ... ...
  • Analysis: Barzani and KDP main losers of Al-Sadr coalition gamble
    With the swearing in of new lawmakers on June 23 after walkout of Sadrist bloc's 73 MPs from the Iraqi parliament, a large part of the political tension that followed Muqtada al-Sadr's decision to quit the parliament calmed down. The extraordinary session of the Iraqi parliament, ... ...
  • Financial Manipulation and Inequality Keep Rising
    Many well-meaning people lament that our economic system is “not working.” But that isn’t true if we apply some historical context. What has capitalism wrought since its earliest days? Capitalism is a totalizing system built on slavery, colonialism, imperialism, plunder, deeply uneven power relations and exploitation. It remains a system where “might makes right” is the “rule of law.” The “innocence” of early capitalism is a fantastical myth purporting the existence of an earlier, innocent capitalism not yet befouled by anti-social behavior and violence or by greed. To read this article, log in here or subscribe here. If you ... ...
  • The (Migrant) Season of Death is Upon Us
    Image by Sujeeth Potla. Summer Solstice should be a time for celebration. But for many desperate migrants attempting to enter the United States, it is a time of death. Soaring summer temperatures in the desert of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, which grow hotter and hotter due to human-induced climate change, claim many lives of undocumented migrants funneled into remote crossings riddling the rugged and vast region. For those who do successfully cross, the network of highways leading into the U.S. interior can prove fatal. To read this article, log in here or subscribe here. If you are ... ...
  • On the Precipice of Global Civil (Class) War?
    Image by Jon Tyson. Most of us know there's something wrong in the world. Some of us know it's even worse than what we're used to. A plague stalks the planet despite efforts to control it—efforts rejected by those whose agenda demands an angry god, a Darwinian approach to their fellow humans, or both. The numbers of migrants and refugees is in the tens of millions. They flee wars, poverty, criminal violence and natural disaster only to find persecution, hatred and violence on their journeys and at their destinations. Fewer and fewer people own more and more of ... ...
  • Free Soloing
    Keith Jarrett concerts often unfold like a running feud: with his piano, with the venue, with the acoustics, with the audience, with his own precarious emotional state. The piano player is notoriously temperamental, thorny, moody. Jarrett is a compulsive artist, if not a perfectionist, and he can be petulant. He has singled out audience members […] To read this article, log in here or subscribe here. If you are logged in but can't read CP+ articles, check the status of your access here In order to read CP+ articles, your web browser must be set to accept ... ...
  • Islamophobia: Hijab ban ends many Muslim girls’ education dreams in India
    "I feel bad about my studies. I was not allowed to sit in the exam, with a hijab ... I won't be able to even sit in the NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) for admission to medical college," said Afiya. ... ...
  • The Brutality of “Bulldozer Justice” in India
    It looks all too eerily similar as a method: the expulsion of individuals from their home, the demolition of said home and the punishing of entire families.  All excused by a harsh reading of local regulations.  But this method, used by Israeli authorities for years against vulnerable Palestinians, has become a weapon of choice for the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat. On June 12, Muslim activist Javed Mohammed, a member of the Welfare Party of India, tasted such retributive justice in witnessing the family home demolished by the Prayagraj Development Authority (PDA).  The ... ...
  • Listen – Libya in chaos: What prospects are there for peace, democracy and stability?
    Mohamed El-Doufani* writes: Libyan diplomat and writer Giuma Bukleb looks at how the legacy of chaos and the political vacuum seeded by the regime of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, coupled with ... ...
  • The OTHER Globalist Summit
    There was another assembly of globalist super-gophers that took place last week. Didn't hear about it? That's not surprising. This conference—unlike the flashier Davos or Bilderberg or NATO meetings—barely gets any mention at all in the Western press, MSM or independent . . . The post The OTHER Globalist Summit first appeared on The Corbett Report. ... ...
  • The Continuing Damages from Corporate-Managed so-called Free Trade
    The great progressive Harvard economist and prolific best-selling author, John Kenneth Galbraith, wrote that “Ideas may be superior to vested interest. They are also very often the children of vested interest.” I wished he had written that assertion before I took Economic 101 at Princeton. One of the vested ideas taught as dogma then was the comparative advantage theory developed by the early 19th-century British economist, David Ricardo. He gave the example of trading Portuguese wine for British textiles with both countries coming out winners due to their superior efficiencies in producing their native products. Ricardo’s theory drove policy and ... ...
  • Pennsylvania: Charter School Money Heist
    For some time now, public school superintendents in Pennsylvania, as well as the governor of that state and many others, have been striving to restrict the charter school money grab that has been allowed to run amok in that state for years. Cyber charter schools in particular, notorious for consistently abysmal academic results and for being even more corrupt than brick-and-mortar charter schools, have come under fire because they receive large sums of public funds that are vastly disproportionate to their needs, functions, and claims. Overhead costs in cyber charter schools, it should be noted, are much lower than overhead ... ...
  • Mental health workers demand Israel release prisoner Ahmad Manasra
    The worldwide movement to immediately release Ahmad Manasra from Israeli prison is gathering momentum through an international campaign initiated by the Palestine-Global Mental Health Network. ... ...
  • Speak out against the ADL’s attack on the movement for Palestinian liberation
    In response to Jonathan Greenblatt’s recent attack on the Palestinian rights movement, over 30 organizations declare "ADL: your lies will never silence the movement for Palestinian liberation!” ... ...
  • Cultural Warriors: Why Palestine’s Sports Victories Should Inspire Us 
    The Palestine National Football Team has, once more, done the seemingly impossible by qualifying for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup. By any standards, this is a great achievement, especially as the Palestinians have done it with style and convincing victories over Mongolia, Yemen and the Philippines, without conceding a single goal. However, for Palestinians, this … Continue reading "Cultural Warriors: Why Palestine’s Sports Victories Should Inspire Us " The post Cultural Warriors: Why Palestine’s Sports Victories Should Inspire Us  appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Iraq Daily Roundup: Two Killed
    Four people were wounded. The post <I>Iraq Daily Roundup</I>: Two Killed appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Listen: Social media as a weapon in the Syrian civil war
    Amira Galal, a specialist in online harmful speech, discusses the role of social media in the Syrian civil war, from fake news and images disseminated by both the opposition groups and the government, to recruitment for the pro- and anti-government militias, to the promotion of sectarianism — the latter often hidden in the comments sections of social media postings. ... ...
  • Cops and prosecutors – your turn now, OUTA
    The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA), has one message for those responsible for taking forward four years of public hearings and evidence gathered by the Zondo Commission – mountains of evidence distilled into 17 volumes totalling 5,500 pages. It is: “We’re watching you!” A bit like Paul O’Sullivan’s Forensics for Justice outfit, only with an army of clerks, evidence leaders and investigators, Judge Zondo has handed over damning evidence to those responsible for nailing the corrupt officials and their acolytes. They should be able to do a bit better than put two police chiefs behind bars, several years apart. Outa ... ...
  • Destroying SA’s economy, one law at a time: Vegter
    There seems to be no avoiding government’s insistence on putting the equivalent of burning tyre legal and regulatory roadblocks in the way of anyone trying to reach an economically viable destination. My morning was spent writing up the court invalidation of a dogged 20-year-long government legal attempt to tell doctors where and how they can practise. It would have achieved the opposite of what it was meant to, mostly because a bunch of State lawyers drew up grossly unconstitutional laws. Now, I hear from the Brothers’ Vegter that our government is immobilising the tourism industry using red tape, ensuring that ... ...
  • 24 Senators reject Israeli claims and call on FBI to investigate killing of ‘American citizen and journalist Shireen Abu Akleh’
    Pressure mounts on Joe Biden to stand up for Shireen Abu Akleh 6 weeks after Israeli forces killed the Palestinian-American journalist. A letter from 24 senators demands that the FBI and State Department undertake an investigation of the killing and rejects Israeli claims that it can do so. Six weeks have passed and there has been "no significant progress" toward establishing a transparent investigation. The "only way" for there to be a "credible" investigation is for the U.S. to undertake it, the senators say. AIPAC, Israel's U.S. mouthpiece, urged senators not to sign the letter. ... ...
  • What’s the story?: Lina Abu Akleh on justice for her aunt, Shireen Abu Akleh
    Lina Abu Akleh, niece of veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, talks to Mondoweiss about the family's quest for justice for Shireen, who was killed by Israeli forces in Jenin on May 11, 2022. Lina shares her memories of the tragic days of Shireen’s death, as well as what Shireen meant to her as an aunt, friend, and role model. Lina tells Mondoweiss that in order to honor Shireen’s legacy we should continue to talk about Palestine every single day. “Talking about Shireen is talking about Palestine,” she says. ... ...
  • Scottish Information Commissioner to investigate Edinburgh City Council over FOI failure on Gaza twinning petition
    The office of the Scottish Information Commissioner declared on 22 June that it would investigate the City of Edinburgh Council over its failure to adhere to Freedom of Information (FOI) Legislation on ... ...
  • SA’s united by trauma, not triumph – but united nonetheless
    According to the World Population Review, South Africa is ranked third on the list of countries with the ten highest global crime rates. We lag behind only Venezuela and Papua New Guinea. South Africa has a notably high rate of assaults, rape, homicide and other violent crimes that have been attributed to several factors, including high levels of poverty, inequality, unemployment and the normalisation of violence. Keep in mind that these are only the reported crimes, so the actual statistics in South Africa are likely much, much higher. Nicholas Lorimer posits a plausible, while tragic, theory that the divisions in ... ...
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    Two excellent reports for you today. FT columnist Gillian Tett possesses insights that make her the most savvy crypto commentator anywhere. This article is exclusive to Biznews Premium. Members please login here. Not yet subscribed? Taste before you eat by signing up here for a half price 30 day trial (card details required). ... ...

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  • South Africa: At Least 20 Die in Mysterious Tavern Disaster
    [DW] South African police on Sunday were looking into the deaths of at least 20 young people who died at a bar in the coastal town on East London. ... ...
  • Morocco: Activists Say Govt Used ‘Unjustified’ Force Against Melilla Migrants
    [DW] A rights group on Saturday accused Morocco's security forces of using "unjustified" violence against migrants trying to force their way through a border fence between the North African country and the Spanish exclave of Melilla. ... ...
  • South Africa: SAFA Needs a New Broom, Not a 3rd Term for Danny Jordaan
    [DA] The DA notes the re-election of Danny Jordaan a President of the South African Football Association (SAFA). ... ...
  • Kenya: Body of 25-Year-Old Abimbo Miner Retrieved After 7-Month Effort By Coworkers
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -- The body of Tom Okwach, 25, who was buried alive at the Abimbo goldmine in Bondo seven months ago, has been retrieved. ... ...