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  • Trump will recognize Israel’s sovereignity over Golan Heights on Monday – VP Pence
  • FM meets Lise Grande to enhance efforts to overcome worsening humanitarian situations
    SANAA, March. 25 (Saba) - Foreign Minister Hisham Sharaf Abdullah met on Monday with the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Lise Grande in Sanaa to doubling efforts to defeat worsening humanitarian situations. ... ...
  • Russia wants to continue gas transit through Ukraine – energy ministry
    Moscow wants to sign a new gas transit deal with Ukraine after 2019, when the current contract with the country expires, Russia’s deputy energy minister has said. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Army inflicts heavy losses on Saudi aggression over 24 hours
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  • ‘Can’t Fix Stupid’: US Man Shoots Himself After Throwing Gun at Cockroach
    It remains unclear whether a 50-year old man in Detroit, Michigan, was actually successful in his "kill mission" and whether the life of a trouble-causing insect had in fact been terminated. ... ...
  • US ‘Won’t Stand Idly By as Russia Exacerbates Tensions in Venezuela’ – Pompeo
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov to discuss the situation in Venezuela, State Department Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino said on Monday in a readout of a phone conversation between the two leaders. ... ...
  • French Muslim council files against Facebook & YouTube for distributing Christchurch shooting video
    The French Council of Muslim Faith (CFCM) announced they will file a complaint against Facebook and YouTube for hosting the video of the New Zealand shooting, claiming the platforms helped spread the shooter’s hateful message. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • De Blasio speech at AIPAC is a monument of progressive Democratic racism against Palestinians
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio gave the “simple, clear, progressive case for the state of Israel” at the Israel lobby group AIPAC this morning, and his speech was a monument in the Democratic Party’s racism against Palestinians. The progressive mayor never mentioned Palestinian conditions under occupation, he never mentioned Palestinians’ second-class rights in Israel, and while touching again and again on the Jewish history of persecution and “exclusion” and “expulsion”, de Blasio never acknowledged that 750,000 Palestinians had been expelled from their lands at the birth of Israel in 1947-49. As such, his speech was also a monument of ... ...
  • Theresa May Delivers Speech to Parliament Ahead of Brexit Debate
    UK Prime Minister Theresa May is delivering a speech to members of Parliament on the process of Brexit talks with the EU prior to a debate on the issue. ... ...
  • US Deploys F-15 Aircraft in Poland for Flying Exercise – Pentagon
    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States military deployed a group of F-15 tactical fighters in Poland for a flying exercise, the Pentagon said on Monday. ... ...
  • Scott Walker, Pop Idol Turned Avant Auteur, Dies At 76
    The former member of The Walker Brothers and singer of "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)" was also one of experimental music's most beloved composers.(Image credit: Michael Putland/Getty Images) ... ...
  • ‘Mueller didn’t finish job’: Dershowitz decries abdication of duty by Special Counsel in Trump probe
    Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz has sharply criticized Robert Mueller, saying the special counsel was right about collusion but abdicated his responsibility by not making a clear call on obstruction of justice in his probe. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Mozambique: 90,000 in Sofala Flood Zone; Water Dropping Only Slowly
    [Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Edinburgh University researchers estimate that 90,000 people were caught in the giant flood west of Beira. This "inland sea" is 120 km long and up to 30 km wide. This is the area that includes Buzi and the main N6 road east of Tica and continues north though populated areas between the N6 road and the Pungue River. The estimate is by Edinburgh University researchers Casey Ryan and Sam Bowers. Their map is on bit.ly/MozCyclone25 At least 85 families are simply camped on the shoulder of the N6 road, who tell ... ...
  • Mozambique: 20 Charged in Secret Debt Case
    [Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Twenty people were formally charged in the $2 bn secret debt case on Friday (22 Mar) the Attorney General's office (Procuradoria-Geral da Republica, PGR) announced, and the case has been sent to the Maputo city court. The PRG said they have already confiscated 15 buildings and apartments, 6 cars and one item of heavy construction machinery; 31 bank accounts have been frozen because of evidence of illegal funds. ... ...
  • At Least 18 Dead as Floods Sweep Iran: Emergency Services
    The death toll of floods that have swept across most Iranian provinces has risen to 18 with more than 70 injured, the country’s emergency services said Monday. National Emergency Service chief Pirhossein Koolivand said the casualty toll in the southern city of Shiraz was 17 dead and 74 injured, while another person was killed in Sarpol-e Zahab in the western province of Kermanshah, the service said on its website. Iran has been facing unprecedented floods in 25 of its 31 provinces, the country’s Crisis Management Organization said. The latest floods have struck mostly west and southwest Iran and follow major ... ...
  • Liberia: ‘DED Important to U.S. Liberia Relations’
    [Observer] Leading members of the United States Congress led by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD), and U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Eliot Engel have issued an urgent call to President Donald Trump to take immediate action to extend the status of Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for thousands of Liberians in the U.S. ... ...
  • 20 Years Since He Destroyed Yugoslavia and 16 Years Since He Destroyed Iraq, Tony Blair Remains a Menace to Peace
    When it comes to the art of deception, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is a genius worthy of the worst nightmares of Eric Blair (known more commonly by his pen name George Orwell). But while Eric Blair once wrote … The post 20 Years Since He Destroyed Yugoslavia and 16 Years Since He Destroyed Iraq, Tony Blair Remains a Menace to Peace appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • South Africa: Rand in for Volatile Week As SA Awaits Rates Announcement, Moody’s
    [News24Wire] The rand is in for a volatile week, according to Senior Dealer at TreasuryONE Andre Botha. ... ...
  • Can Japan Join the Multipolar Revolution – Or Will US Imperialism Bring It to Heel?
    Relations between Japan and Russia have long been the subject of discussion within international-relations circles. The meetings between Prime Minister Abe and President Putin have been going on for years, yet the situation regarding the peace treaty between the two … The post Can Japan Join the Multipolar Revolution – Or Will US Imperialism Bring It to Heel? appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • See the numbers! Maximising shareholder value is a myth: Ted Black
    EDINBURGH — A few years back I had a job working as an account director for a content marketing agency owned by a PLC. The MD was obsessed about the invoice schedules, eager that we recorded income as coming in as soon as work on a project had started. Our boss was so focused on the numbers that she asked more questions about how the invoice schedules were getting on than whether we were making our clients happy with creative work. To reinforce her point, the MD had an enormous graphic barometer bolted to the wall alongside each team. Each week ... ...
  • Targeting Hodeidah oil facilities confirms criminal intents to eradicate Yemenis: Human Rights Ministry
    SANAA, March 25 (Saba) - Ministry of Human Rights on Monday said that the deliberated targeting of Hodeidah port and oil facilities in the province confirms the criminal intents of Saudi-led aggression coalition to eradicate Yemenis. ... ...
  • US Policy Failure Reopens Iraqi-Syrian Borders and the Iran-Beirut Road
    “A dinosaur with a bird’s brain”. This is how the ex-President of Iran Hashemi Rafsanjani described the United States of America, evoking its great military strength but lack of strategic intelligence in foreign policy. Indeed, the very unusual meeting of … The post US Policy Failure Reopens Iraqi-Syrian Borders and the Iran-Beirut Road appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • Russia Sends “Peacekeeping” Troops to Venezuela. Joint Military Exercises.
    According to Reuters on Sunday, Russia sent around 100 troops to Caracas, saying the following: “A flight-tracking website showed that two planes left from a Russian military airport bound for Caracas on Friday, and another flight-tracking site showed that one … The post Russia Sends “Peacekeeping” Troops to Venezuela. Joint Military Exercises. appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • ‘Very pregnant’ African Bank gets set for rebirth as challenger digital bank
    EDINBURGH — African Bank is coming out of a long gestation period, promising to take on the financial services sector with an exciting digital proposition. But its bosses will have a tough job on their hands, as this is where every bank is heading – and others have stolen a march on new entrants. African Bank collapsed in 2014 in one of South Africa’s biggest-ever corporate failures. The country’s brightest asset managers were snapping up its shares for unit trust and other funds as it toppled, hoping to buy for a bargain. But the one-time market darling never recovered, raising ... ...
  • French Muslim Group Sues Facebook, YouTube over NZ Attack Video
    The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) said Monday that it was suing internet giants Facebook and YouTube for allowing the public broadcast of a live video by the man who carried out the New Zealand mosque massacre this month. The council said it was suing the French branches of the two tech giants for “broadcasting a message with violent content abetting terrorism, or of a nature likely to seriously violate human dignity and liable to be seen by a minor,” according to the complaint, a copy of which was seen by AFP. ... ...
  • Weaponizing the World Bank and IMF
    This is a transcript of the full interview with PressTV for their Program “Economic Divide”, of which sections were aired in this broadcast – “U.S. military use of IMF, World Bank” Background Wikileaks revelation The U.S. Army states that major global financial institutions — such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) — are used as unconventional, financial “weapons in times of conflict up to and including large-scale general war,” as well as in leveraging “the policies and cooperation of state governments.” PressTV: Are these so-called financial institutions guilty of ... ...
  • Birth anniversary of Imam Ali celebrated at Aligarh Muslim University, India (+Photos)
    The Aligarh Muslim University celebrates the birth anniversary of Imam Ali (a.s) as Ali Day with great Zeal and enthusiasm without any distinction of Religion or region. ... ...
  • Trump’s Stance on the Golan will allow Israel to Operate with Impunity Elsewhere
    When President Donald Trump moved the US embassy to occupied Jerusalem last year, effectively sabotaging any hope of establishing a viable Palestinian state, he tore up the international rulebook. Last week, he trampled all over its remaining tattered pages. He did so, of course, via Twitter. Referring to a large piece of territory Israel seized from Syria in 1967, Mr Trump wrote: “After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability.” Israel expelled 130,000 Syrians ... ...
  • Saddamizing al-Assad
    Donald Trump’s first action upon assuming the Presidential throne of the United States involved the re-location of a bust of Winston Churchill back into the Oval Office. Originally given to President Bush the Second in July, 2001, Churchill’s bust was removed by Barack Obama (January, 2009) in favor of a bust of Martin Luther King. If the symbolism in all of this changing of the bust business were a pinball machine, then lights and buzzers would be flashing and dinging like crazy! Churchill, of course, like Dr. King, was well known for his rhetorical flourishes. Given recent events, I offer ... ...
  • Shooter kills five in China’s Inner Mongolia: police
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  • It’s Time To Move On, Rep. Mike Johnson Says After Mueller Probe Ends
    Rachel Martin talks to GOP Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana about special counsel Mueller's report that President Trump's campaign did not conspire with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election. ... ...
  • Iran’s Ansari: Israeli Occupation Forces in Golan Are Who Must Leave Syria First
    What happened during the past 40 years after the victory of Iran’s Islamic revolution and also in the nearly decade-long Syrian crisis has proved Iran’s unrivaled role in region’s security and political arena, special aide to the Iranian Foreign Minister said. In a recent interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), Hussein Jaberi Ansari said Iran’s capabilities and role are so important that cannot be replaced by any regional or extra-regional forces. Commenting on interactions between Iran and Syria, Jaberi Ansari said the main axis of joint cooperation between the two countries was to preserve the [legitimate] Syrian government ... ...
  • Transnet looks to Kenya for deal to operate Lamu port
    By David Herbling (Bloomberg) – Kenya is in talks with Transnet SOC Ltd. of South Africa to operate a seaport that the East African nation is developing to partly use for planned exports of oil. The state-owned South African logistics company is leading a group of companies that are pitching to provide the equipment for the initial three of 32 berths planned at Lamu port, and to operate the facility, Kenya Ports Authority Managing Director Daniel Manduku said. “We are still negotiating,” Manduku said in an interview, without specifying the value of the deal. “We hope to have made ... ...
  • Light at the end of the tunnel? Eskom says no load shedding, for now
    Power utility Eskom says it does not expect to implement load shedding this week, with plants performing better than last week. ... ...
  • Criticism Follows Italy Endorsing China’s Global Infrastructure Projects
    Critics say Italy's endorsement of a 21st century Silk Road will embolden China's global economic influence and not in a good way. Italian officials are to sign more agreements in Beijing next month. ... ...
  • Why govt is allocating almost R967m to write off NSFAS debt
    This means the allocation announced on Sunday is specifically for students who were funded under the previous NSFAS scheme before improved funding started last year. ... ...
  • Sen. Blumenthal Wants Transparency Following Mueller Report
    David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, who demands full disclosure following the end of special counsel Mueller's probe. NPR's Susan Davis weighs in on the topic. ... ...
  • Cosas welcomes allocation of R967m to settle students’ historic debt
    On Sunday, the Department of Higher Education and Training announced that debt owed to universities by over R52,000 students would be settled. ... ...
  • Arson attack at California mosque by extremist racists (+Photos)
    Police are investigating a fire at a California mosque as an arson and possible hate crime after a note was discovered that mentioned the recent shootings at two New Zealand mosques, authorities said. ... ...
  • Lights out, signal down: How load shedding affects cellphone networks
    Johan Engelbrecht Vodacom managing executive for operations says when load shedding occurs network providers lose grid power in certain areas. ... ...
  • From Kabul to Okinawa, the Outrageous Abolition of War
    Inaam (left), Habib (right) and I (photographer) sharing a good laugh at the Borderfree Nonviolence Community Centre in Kabul I decided to write this ninth love letter specially to Inaam, the 21st century generations of the world and the people of Okinawa because of three personal reasons. I miss having the wonderful energies of 15-year-old Inaam at the Borderfree Nonviolence Community Centre. Inaam has to polish boots in the streets of Kabul to supplement his family’s income and to survive today’s terrible economic system. I also wish that the vision and work of abolishing war had been “attractive” enough ... ...
  • Rothschild in SA management shakeup: Martin Kingston exec chair; Bondi, Douglas co-heads
    Rothschild & Co: Rothschild & Co is pleased to announce that Martin Kingston, Chief Executive Officer of Rothschild & Co in South Africa, will assume the role of Executive Chairman, with effect from 1 April 2019. Paul Bondi and Giles Douglas will assume the role of Co-Heads of South Africa and will support Martin in managing the business and client relationships. Paul and Giles each have over 20 years of investment banking experience and have been with the business for 13 and 5 years respectively. Trevor Manuel, a former Finance Minister of South Africa, and current Chairman of Old Mutual ... ...
  • The TSA’s Role as Journalist Harasser and Media ‘Watchdog’
    Sometimes you have to leave the United States to understand how far this country has evolved towards becoming a police state. I got a good example of this just last week on a trip with my harpsichordist wife to Vienna where she had been contracted to perform on Austrian State Radio in Vienna a concert of music by a leftist Jewish composer who settled in the US after fleeing from Austria just ahead of the Nazi Anschluss that took over and incorporated that country into Germany. In retrospect, the first indication of a problem occurred the night before our flight, ... ...
  • Epifanio Camacho: a Militant Farmworker Brushed Out of History
    Cesar Chavez is perhaps best known for his role in the 1965-1970 Delano grape strike and boycott and his nonviolent tactics in those protests. Although Chavez insisted on nonviolence, there was dissent within the National Farmworkers Association as some workers believed more militant tactics were necessary. One of these workers was Epifanio Camacho.  With Cesar Chavez day approaching, it is important to remember the work and life of Epifanio Camacho, who recently published his memoir. Epifanio Camacho: The Making of a Militant Camacho’s life story is critical to understanding how and why he became militant. Epifanio Camacho was born in ... ...
  • Don’t Believe the Hype: Here’s Why ISIS Hasn’t Been Defeated
    After all the headlines about the supposed defeat of Isis, anyone who doesn’t believe a word of it may seem a bit of a spoilsport. But whenever I read that victory has been declared – whether it be of the Bush “mission accomplished” variety or the “last Isis stronghold about to fall” fantasy – I draw in my breath. Because you can make a safe bet that it’s not true. Not just because the fighting around Baghouz is, in fact, still continuing outside the wrecked town. But because there are plenty of Isis fighters still under arms and ready to fight in the ... ...
  • The Capitulation of Jerome Powell and the Fed
    This past week, on March 20, 2019, Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell announced the US central bank would not raise interest rates in 2019. The Fed’s benchmark rate, called the Fed Funds rate, is thus frozen at 2.375% for the foreseeable future, i.e. leaving the central bank virtually no room to lower rates in the event of the next recession, which is now just around the corner. The Fed’s formal decision to freeze rates follows Powell’s prior earlier January 2019 announcement that the Fed was suspending its 2018 plan to raise rates three to four more times in 2019. That ... ...
  • Politburo of Ansarullah calls for massive rally over four years of steadfastness
    SANAA, March 25 (Saba) - The Political Bureau of Ansarullah on Sunday called on the Yemeni people to rally during the four year anniversary of Yemen's people steadfastness in the face of aggression, which will be held on Tuesday in the square of seventy ... ...
  • Interview 1428 – Jacob Vigdor on the Seattle Minimum Wage
    [audio mp3="http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/2019-03-25%20Jacob%20Vigdor.mp3"][/audio]Jacob Vigdor is Professor of Public Policy and Governance at the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is also the principal investigator of the Minimum Wage Study at the University of Washington, which is exploring the impact of minimum wage ordinances in Seattle and other cities. Today we discuss what we can learn from Seattle's recent minimum wage increase. ... ...
  • How the Media Distort News From Venezuela
    Whenever officials in Washington, D.C. set out to overthrow a foreign government, mainstream US media outlets are there to give a helping hand. All pretense of fairness and balance disappear in favor of outrageous distortion. For the most recent example, let’s look at Venezuela. Both high-level Republicans and Democrats have decided it’s time for Venezuela, … Continue reading "How the Media Distort News From Venezuela" The post How the Media Distort News From Venezuela appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Suicide Bombers Blow Themselves up; Four Killed in Iraq
    Three suicide bombers blew themselves up when confronted by security personnel. The post Suicide Bombers Blow Themselves up; Four Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...