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  • US Treasury Targets Senior IRGC Commanders Behind Iran’s Destructive and Destabilizing Activities
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action today against eight senior commanders of Navy, Aerospace, and Ground Forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). These commanders sit atop a bureaucracy that supervises the IRGC's malicious regional activities, including its provocative ballistic missile program, harassment and sabotage of commercial vessels in international waters, and its destabilizing presence in Syria. Today's (...) ... ...
  • US can’t attack Iran without European support – former Italian FM Frattini
    President Trump will be unable to launch a war against Iran if European allies continue to oppose the move, Franco Frattini told RT. Нowever, Europe’s influence is waning due to internal divisions, the Italian diplomat added. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • U.S. Methodists Meet To Consider What Comes Next After Disagreements Over LGBT Clergy
    Methodists around the U.S. have been engaged in tense discussions over the future of their church. The denomination may split because of disagreements over same sex weddings and LGBT clergy. ... ...
  • Using Food Stamps For Online Grocery Shopping Is Getting Easier
    Walmart is expanding a program for food stamp recipients to buy groceries online and pick them up in stores. It's the latest move to give them more options in the era of online shopping.(Image credit: David J. Phillip/AP) ... ...
  • Ben Dickey Lives On The ‘Outskirts’ And Takes A Star-Making Turn
    The roots singer-songwriter shares songs from his latest album, A Glimmer On The Outskirts and how he ended up starring in a Ethan Hawke-directed biopic. (Image credit: Gabriela Barbieri/WXPN) ... ...
  • Prosecutors Allege Rep. Duncan Hunter Misused Campaign Funds For Extramarital Affairs
    In a new court filing, federal prosecutors accused Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., of using campaign money to fund several extramarital affairs with staffers and lobbyist. ... ...
  • Indian Defense Ministry Seeks Shipyards Willing to Build Six New Submarines
    The Indian Defense Ministry set in motion last Thursday the process of getting six new submarines built under its new Strategic Partnership program, which aims to increase domestic development by partnering Indian firms with foreign ones to produce military hardware. ... ...
  • Bitcoin Rises 200% YTD, Rally More Sustainable Than in 2017 – Reports
    Digital currencies are back in the media spotlight with a bang as the most widely-recognised crypto, bitcoin, posts an impressive 200-percent rally. ... ...
  • Trump-Modi G-20 Meet to be Just Media Splash – Indian Security Analyst
    The meeting between President Trump and Prime Minister Modi could address some India-US disagreements, especially over trade, tariffs and the purchase of military hardware. Both sides still are of the view that the direction of bilateral ties remains very positive. Bilateral trade is close to $150 billion now, opines an Indian security analyst. ... ...
  • Russia to Complete Delivery of S-400 Systems to Turkey by Year-End – FSMTC
    PATRIOT PARK (Russia) (Sputnik) - The supply of Russia's S-400 air defence missile systems to Turkey and the training of Turkish specialists are to be completed by the end of the year, spokeswoman for the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Maria Vorovyova told reporters Wednesday. ... ...
  • How EU and NATO generate crises
    Why are the teachers in turmoil?, by Claude Meunier-Berthelot / Test tasks in German 2017 for the examination of the basic competences (ÜGK), by the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK) / How EU and NATO generate crises and pave the way for wars, Interview with Ullrich Mies / By proceeding against Julian Assange, America will dig its own grave, by Karen Kwiatkowski / What exactly is the “Mittelstand”? Its importance for society and economy, by Eberhard Hamer / Should Switzerland automatically have to adopt EU law in future? / A more direct democracy in Germany (Part 3). ... ...
  • Rockstar asset manager Woodford in leverage scandal: The Wall Street Journal
    Neil Woodford is an investment manager who appeared to have the Midas Touch but is now in a pot of trouble. This article is exclusive to Biznews Premium. Members please login here. Not yet subscribed? Taste before you eat by signing up here for free 30 day trial (card details required). ... ...
  • Assange and Trump: Real Hero, Fake Villain
    The rapid descent of the nation, the system and the planet under the domain of private-profit-first capitalism continues with opposition growing but still far too much acceptance that only agrees to new employees at the level of state rule who represent the same class interests but in more polite forms. This means some benefits for some groups but always at far more cost to others. Affirmative Action, to mention only one program created to supposedly amend some of racism’s worst social malevolence towards a minority, did far more to advance women, who represent a majority, while bringing growth to the ... ...
  • Graphic photo of drowned child in Rio Grande latest battle in US immigration war
    A photo of a man and his daughter who drowned while trying to cross the river on the US-Mexico border has become the latest weapon in the battle over immigration between US President Donald Trump and the opposition Democrats. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • WATCH legendary Russian fighter jets perform at Moscow air show
    Visitors to the Army-2019 defense expo near Moscow were stunned as the world-famous Russian Knights and Strizhi (The Swifts) took to the skies to demonstrate maneuvering skills in a massive display. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • WORLDVIEW: Our Brexit prediction – 70% chance of “no deal”
    In the UK, the Brexit circus continues unabated. As Britain continues to struggle to leave the European Union, the quagmire seems to deepen daily. This article is exclusive to Biznews Premium. Members please login here. Not yet subscribed? Taste before you eat by signing up here for free 30 day trial (card details required). ... ...
  • Aggressive US Lies and Misleads to Justify War on Iran
    It is the assessment of the United States Government that the Islamic Republic of Iran is responsible for the attacks that occurred in the Gulf of Oman today. This assessment is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation, recent similar Iranian attacks on shipping, and the fact that no proxy group operating in the area has the resources and proficiency to act with such a high degree of sophistication. This is only the latest in a series of attacks instigated by the Islamic Republic of Iran and its surrogates against American and ... ...
  • Online war between liberals and conservatives in US obscures real threat of government censorship
    With sudden suspensions and hasty banning sprees, social media giants are censoring more than ever. High-profile spats between liberals and conservatives often grab the spotlight — but that's the tip of the censorship iceberg. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Washington’s wager concerning Iran, by Thierry Meyssan
    Even more than Syria, Iran is now at the heart of the confrontation between East and West. The astounded public is witnessing Washington's daily about-turns in what seems – mistakenly - to be an escalation towards war between the two countries. But this is not what it is about. Fortunately, the two Great Powers have demonstrated for the last 75 years that they are reasonable, and have always managed to stand down before they arrive at the point of mutual destruction. ... ...
  • Bipartisan Congressional Effort to Prevent War on Iran?
    When the US plans war on a targeted country, it fabricates pretexts and seeks world community, congressional, and public support — establishment media backing virtually automatic. Congressional authorization for war hasn’t been gotten since December 8, 1941, following imperial Japan’s … The post Bipartisan Congressional Effort to Prevent War on Iran? appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • An Antidote to Isolation?
    Dear Readers, As the modern day world grows more and more isolated, the view points we put forth are not selected in the interest of pushing a specific narrative, but rather in breaking down walls and building a dialogue. We … The post An Antidote to Isolation? appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • Minister of Transport meets UNDP team for development of Hodeidah’ port
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  • “OCHA” Affirms rapid survey of Yemen’s humanitarian needs assessment for 2020
    SANAA, June 26 (Saba) - The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to Yemen on Tuesday affirms rapid survey of Yemen's humanitarian needs assessment for 2020. ... ...
  • Aggression continues breach of the cease-fire agreement in Hodidah
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  • Water Ministry discusses efforts of emergency operations room in cholera control
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  • Bibliography, by Thierry Meyssan
    1— Official Documents Australia Syria : Australian military operations, Research paper, Parliament of Australia, September 20th, 2017. 'Islamic State' in a zone of conflicts within conflicts, Research paper, Parliament of Australia, October 14th, 2016. The Islamic Caliphate and Australia, Research paper, Parliament of Australia, July 25th, 2014. International responses to the Syrian uprising : March 2011-June 2012, Research paper, Parliament of Australia, July13th, 2012. Libya and (...) ... ...
  • Commemoration ceremony for martyr Allameh Ghazi to be held in Qom
    A ceremony will be held in Qom on Thursday to mark the 40th day after the martyrdom of Allameh Sayyid Qayamuddin Ghazi and a number of other oppressed prisoners in Tajikistan. ... ...
  • “5G Ready”? UK Government’s “5G Rural First”: “Dangerously High” Levels of Electromagnetic Field Radiation (EMF) in Southern England.
    This weekend, a group of us drove around the site of Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, Somerset UK). We had an electromagnetic field radiation detector that was continually bleeping alarmingly and flashing red, indicating that the EMFs it was detecting were … The post “5G Ready”? UK Government’s “5G Rural First”: “Dangerously High” Levels of Electromagnetic Field Radiation (EMF) in Southern England. appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • Lebanese govt., people against Trump’s ‘deal of century’: Hariri
    Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has stressed his country’s rejection of US President Donald Trump’s controversial proposal for “peace” between the Israeli regime and Palestinians, dubbed “the deal of the century,” stating all Lebanese government institutions and people from all walks of life are opposed to the plan. ... ...
  • Bahraini female detainee freed from detention
    Bahraini female detainee Hadeer Abadi was released on Wednesday after spending more than six months in pretrial detention. ... ...
  • Chuck Schumer says he supports Senate resolution that denounces the BDS movement
    The Jewish Insider is reporting that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will announce his support for a new resolution that targets the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement today. S.Res.120 is a bipartisan piece of legislation that was introduced by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Rob Portman (R-OH). It currently has 61 co-sponsors, including Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker. The resolution denounces any efforts to boycott the state of Israel, “including efforts to target United States companies that are engaged in commercial activities” with the country. “I have long believed that the BDS effort is a profoundly biased campaign to ... ...
  • ‘Palestine is not for sale’ — Palestinians in Gaza say Bahrain summit is the ‘New Oslo’
    On Tuesday Palestinians in the Gaza Strip cursed at Arab officials and burned placards of President Donald Trump in protest of the administration’s “Peace to Prosperity” summit in Bahrain to discuss economic aspects of the long-awaited “deal of the century.” Shops, banks, and restaurants also shuttered their doors as part of a general strike. The conference, led by the president’s son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner is taking place in Manama on June 25 and 26. The Palestinian leadership boycotted the conference, although a delegation of Palestinian businessmen from the West Bank are attending. Israel did not participate in the ... ...
  • Life Expectancy Falters in the UK: Slow Death but Fast Profits for the Agrochemical Sector
    A special report in the Observer newspaper in the UK on 23 June 2019 asked the question: Why is life expectancy faltering? The piece noted that for the first time in 100 years, Britons are dying earlier. The UK now … The post Life Expectancy Falters in the UK: Slow Death but Fast Profits for the Agrochemical Sector appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • Bahrain conference is a stab in the back to every Palestinian
    Everybody is talking about the two-day Bahrain Conference held in Manama entitled “Peace to Prosperity Workshop” to discuss “prosperous” economic development proposals in Palestine. This conference is said to come as the first stage of the so called the “Deal of the Century.” But this is not true. The deal already started when the U.S. moved its embassy to Jerusalem last year after declaring it, all of it, as the capital of the Jewish state of Israel as Israel killed 62 Palestinians participating in the peaceful demonstration of the Great Return March.  Moreover, the U.S. declared Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan ... ...
  • Photos: Gaza people, Hamas leaders protest against Bahrain conference
    AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Gaza people, Hamas leaders protest against Bahrain conference ... ...
  • Human Rights Supporters and Sports Fans Join #BoycottPuma Global Day of Action
    Human Rights Supporters and Sports Fans Join #BoycottPuma Global Day of ActionUpdateSupporters of Palestinian human rights and fair play in sports from more than 20 countries across the world responded to the call from Palestinian teams and athletes to boycott global sports manufaRed Card IsraelBoycott PumaJune 20, 2019 By:  Palestinian Campaign for Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) ... ...
  • Kirsh, Oppenheimer, Rupert dominate Africa’s latest Rich List
    THERE’S a saying that you need money to make money, but Africa’s richest man bucks that trend. Aliko Dangote, of Nigeria, is a self-made billionaire, as the fifth richest African, eSwatini’s Natie Kirsh. Also in the top five is cement and engineering owner Nassef Sawiris, scion of a wealthy Egyptian family. The other members of Africa’s top five are Nicky Oppenheimer and family, whose inherited mining riches makes them almost as wealthy as Dangote. And also up there is Johann Rupert, another South African who inherited a fortune, but to his credit, then greatly expanded it through the global luxury goods ... ...
  • Opening world’s new gas province: SA legislation being finalised
    By Antony Sguazzin and Paul Vecchiatto (Bloomberg) — South Africa is working on a policy to govern the development of oil and gas resources after calls by potential investors to shield the industry from a long-running debate over laws that apply to mining exploration. The finalizing of oil legislation has become more urgent since Total SA announced the first significant deep-water oil find off the coast of South Africa in February. Since the discovery, which has an estimated 1 billion barrels of crude reserves, rival Royal Dutch Shell Plc has bought a stake in exploration blocks in the same area from ... ...
  • Saudi Khashoggi murder investigation fails to address chain of command: UN expert
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  • Trump says any US war with Iran would not last long
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  • US warns Turkey of sanctions impact if it buys Russian defenses
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  • Iran central bank: Oil sales rising, sanctions ineffective
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  • An Honorable Course in Iran: End Sanctions, Resume Dialogue
    Last week, Elham Pourtaher, an Iranian graduate student at the State University of New York in Albany, wrote about how U.S. policies cause suffering and trauma far beyond U.S. borders. Her diabetic father, for example, is in danger of losing access to medicines because sanctions against Iranian banks make it nearly impossible to pay for imported goods, including medicine and food. Shortages could lead to thousands of deaths. Pourtaher described “the collective sense of fear caused by the increased sanctions.” President Trump expressed concern that 150 people could be killed if U.S. airstrikes against Iran had been carried out last ... ...
  • Morsi Died, or was Murdered, while Reciting a Patriotic Poem in a Cage
    Former President of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, had finished his 15-minute discourse in a courtroom, while being locked inside a sound-proofed cage. He read a poem about his love for Egypt, and then collapsed, and died. His demise sent shock-waves all over Egypt, the region and the Muslim world. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refused to accept the official story, claiming that the former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi “did not die, he was murdered”. More came from different corners of the world. According to Reuters: A British member of Parliament, Crispin Blunt, who had led a delegation of UK lawmakers and ... ...
  • Interview 1454 – James Corbett on The Robo-Nanny State
    [audio mp3="http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/2019-06-26%20James%20Corbett.mp3"][/audio]Conversation with James Corbett that makes the most of James’ vast and erudite knowledge on deep global politics, collective brainwashing, long-term social engineering, the technocracy movement, and what he calls “turnkey totalitarianism.” Looks at the deeper psychological and emotional mechanisms being exploited, coopted and undermined by decades of conscious sociopolitical manipulations ... ...
  • The U.S.-Iran Imbroglio: Dangerous Lessons To Be Learned
    Photograph Source: Tasnim News Agency – CC BY 4.0 The bizarre decisions and events over a 48-hour period between the United States and Iran outlined the dangerous times that we are confronting and point to Donald Trump as the most dangerous aspect of all.  Iran is a problem for U.S. interests, but not a genuine threat.  The same cannot be said for Trump whose instability and unpredictability threaten not only the United States but the entire global community.  The fact that his key advisers—National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo—are bellicose and even irrational worsens the ... ...
  • Reflections and Correspondence at the Abyss
    Yggdrasil, a modern attempt to reconstruct the Norse world tree which connects the heavens, the world, and the underworld – Public Domain Coughing is a Sign of Weakness The television footage of White House acting Chief-of-Staff Mick Mulvaney being kicked out of the Oval Office by Donald Trump for coughing during a television shoot with ABC’s George Stephonopolous was chilling. “Let’s do that over, he’s coughing in the middle of my answer,” Trump said. “I don’t like that, you know. I don’t like that….If you’re going to cough, please leave the room,” Trump said to Mulvaney while shaking his ... ...
  • Trump’s Ministry of No Information
    Photograph Source: U.S. Army – Public Domain The Trump administration has halted, without explanation, the routine practice of reporting the current number of nuclear weapons in the US arsenal, the AP and United Press International report. The new secrecy will make it nearly impossible to estimate the true cost of nuclear weapons, to show adherence to arms control treaties, or to pressure others nuclear weapons states to disclose the size of their arsenals. The secrecy decision was revealed in an April 5 letter from the Department of Energy’s Office of Classification to the Federation of American Scientists (FAS). Hans M. ... ...
  • Fool Me Twice
    Photograph Source: Mark Taylor – CC BY 2.0 Yogi Berra experienced “deja vu, all over again”. Marx revised Hegel, saying history repeats itself first as tragedy, then as farce. Bush the Lesser, riffing on who to blame for being fooled, got lost in his trope. Now unctuous, obtuse Pompeo is selling war on Iran, bringing all three to mind. You’d heard the one about the Gulf of Tonkin LBJ pitched?  And the one about Iraqi WMD Step’nfetchit Powell sold, ominously shaking a vial of foot powder?  And Obama’s somber rap about “Assad gassing his own people”? The question now is ... ...
  • British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Endorses Palestinian Call to Boycott Complicit Israeli Academic Institutions
    British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Endorses Palestinian Call to Boycott Complicit Israeli Academic InstitutionsUpdateIn a historic vote, the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies joins a growing number of academic associations refusing to be complicit in Israel’s grave violations of international law. Academic BoycottJune 24, 2019 By:  Palestinian Campaign for Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) ... ...

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  • Rand firmer as trade talk hopes rise, stocks edge up
    At 1510 GMT, the rand traded 0.57% firmer at 14.2750 per dollar. Lack of local economic data or political news kept the currency in a narrow range. ... ...
  • ‘Thank you, Gauteng’: Rand Water says water pressure to increase from Thursday
    The organisation has completed its 54-hour maintenance of the B11 pipe, which supplies water to large areas of Gauteng. ... ...
  • Gigaba’s interest in SAA’s JHB, Mumbai route under spotlight at inquiry
    Malusi Mzimela also said the board was suspicious of the motives of the Public Enterprises Department at the time, regarding the day operations of the airline. ... ...
  • VBS collapse will affect municipal service delivery for years to come, says AG
    Kimi Makwetu said some municipalities in Limpopo and Gauteng invested funds that were earmarked for long-term projects with the bank. ... ...
  • Africa: Multimillion Rand Boost for Africa Medicines Research
    [UCT] University of Cape Town (UCT) alumnus and former chairman and chief executive of Coca-Cola Neville Isdell has donated $1 242 160 (about R18 million) towards research into the discovery of new medicines for infectious diseases at the university's Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D). ... ...
  • Liberia: Govt Mounts Protest
    [New Dawn] Prosecutors here are claiming that indicted Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) officials are making mockery of the ongoing trial at Criminal Court "C" in reference to bonds filed by the defendants, while also demanding defense lawyers from Heritage Partners and Associates (HPA) to be removed from the case. ... ...
  • Gambia: Women Accuse Ex-President of Sexual Violence
    [HRW] Three women have accused Gambia's former president, Yahya Jammeh, of rape and sexual assault while he was in office, Human Rights Watch and TRIAL International said today. Former Gambian officials said that presidential aides regularly pressured women to visit or work for Jammeh, who then sexually abused many of them. ... ...
  • Gambia: Women Break Their Silence
    [HRW] During his 22-year dictatorial rule that ended in early 2017, Gambia's former president, Yahya Jammeh, used his power as well as state institutions to entrap and sexually abuse young women. Jammeh's reign was already characterized by enforced disappearances, extrajudicial executions, and torture, but now new evidence unearthed by Human Rights Watch and TRIAL International links the former leader directly to rape and sexual exploitation of women. ... ...