Posts Tagged ‘launch’

Flat-Earther’s homemade rocket is set to launch him from California desert

The self-taught rocket engineer will attempt the launch from the Route 66 ghost town of Amboy, California, which is home to less than a handful of residents. He is attempting the daring mission in a homemade, steam-powered, rocket that he built himself out of scrap metal. The 63-year-old first shot himself skywards in […]

Houthis Launch Major Strikes on Saudi Coalition Targets Amid Talk of Secret Negotiations

ADEN, YEMEN — At least 40 Saudi-led Coalition troops, including senior commanders, were killed and dozens more were injured when Yemen’s Houthi-allied army hit the Jala’a military base near the port city of Aden during a military parade on Thursday. Witnesses on the ground told MintPress that chaos, screams and fumes spread across the camp […]


South Front 27.07.2019 The Houthis repelled on July 26 an offensive by the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies on their positions in the central Yemeni province of Dali’. Saudi-backed forces attempted to capture several positions of the Houthis in the in district of Qa’tabah, in the heart of Dali’. However, the Yemeni group’s fighters were […]

Iran to launch Integrated Currency Market in early August: CBI

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has announced that a long-anticipated initiative for launching an integrated market that could positively impact currency exchanges in the country will take shape next month. The CBI said in a statement on Saturday that the Integrated Currency Market will open as of August 12, concurrent with a major religious […]

Angry Dems Launch ‘Impeachment Investigation’; Demand Grand Jury Info

Democrats are proceeding with an “impeachment investigation,” despite the disastrous Mueller testimony last week. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler announced Friday that the committee would file a petition in court as a major next step. Nadler hopes to obtain grand jury materials from the former special counsel’s Russia probe. reports: The petition claims […]

Why the United States will not launch a ground war against Iran – Pt. 2

   Comment: For the first part of this analyisis, see: Why the United States will not attack Iran While it is too soon to predict how the United States and its allies Israel and Saudi Arabia will react, let’s explore the reasons why any US response will be largely symbolic, even if that involves a […]

US to launch plan for ‘free passage’ of ships in Iran’s waterway

Aspen, Colorado – The United States is concerned that a “miscalculation” by Iran could cause an “unintended conflict” in the Gulf, as it prepares to launch a new surveillance and intelligence initiative with its allies to ensure “free and open passage” for ships. “We are starting a concept called Sentinel in which […]

Iraqi Hashd al-Sha’abi forces launch second phase of op along Syria border

Iraqi fighters from pro-government Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) have launched the second phase of a military operation to purge the vast desert in the country’s western province of Anbar along the border with Syria of members of the terrorist group of Daesh. The media bureau of the voluntary forces – better known by the Arabic name […]

Israel-made expandable nanosatellite to launch on Russian rocket Friday

NSLComm, an Israel-based aerospace tech startup that developed a nanosatellite that expands in space to boost connectivity capacity, will be launching its first satellite, the NSLSat-1, on Friday, as part of the payload of a Soyuz rocket that will take it into space. The satellite has already been installed onto the launch vehicle, which is […]

Palestinians launch general strike in Gaza Strip in protest at US-led Bahrain conference

Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip have launched a general strike in rejection of the US-led conference in Bahrain, which would seek to advance the economic aspects of President Donald Trump’s controversial proposal for “peace” between the Israeli regime and Palestinians, dubbed “the deal of the century.” On Tuesday, people stopped going to their workplaces and closed […]

Iran summons UAE envoy over intrusive US drone launch

Iran has summoned the United Arab Emirates’ charge d’affaires to complain about the UAE allowing an American spy drone to be launched from a US military base on the Arab country’s territory. The Emirati envoy was called in on Saturday to receive Iran’s strong protest against the intrusion of the US spy drone into the […]

Facebook cryptocurrency launch meets widespread skepticism, demand for safeguards

   The much-hyped launch of Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra has met a brick wall of institutional skepticism as politicians and regulators take one look at CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s privacy record and raise a collective eyebrow. Calibra, the new Facebook subsidiary which will operate Libra, has made no secret of its ambitions to branch out from funds […]

Syrian forces launch retaliatory strikes in Idlib, Hama

Syrian government forces have conducted retaliatory strikes against the positions of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, in Hama and Idlib provinces. SANA reported army units on Sunday conducted concentrated bombardments targeting terrorist positions in Hama’s northern countryside in an area between al-Sayyad village and Kafr Zita town, killing a number […]

Suburbs included in Telstra’s 5G hotspot launch

Expected hotspot coverage in Perth. Photo: TelstraSuburbs include: Bassendean, Beeliar, Booragoon, Bull Creek and many more. Australia has taken the first step towards a national 5G digital transition, with Telstra’s new mobile network launching across the country to “improve speed and connectivity” like never before. Announced at Telstra’s flagship store in Sydney, the long anticipated […]

US Government Planning To Launch Antitrust Probe Into Google

The U.S. government appears to be warming up its antitrust enforcement machine and pointing it at the big tech giants The House Judiciary Committee announced a sweeping antitrust probe of big technology companies on Monday Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple shares dropped significantly earlier in the day after reports suggested that federal authorities were preparing […]

Sudanese security forces launch deadly raid on camping protesters, at least 13 killed – reports

Sudan has been ruled by the Transitional Military Council since the ousting of authoritarian president Omar al-Bashir in April. The crackdown comes as participants in a long-running sit-in outside the army’s HQ have been demanding democratic reforms and for generals to hand over power. On Monday, security forces started an operation to clear protesters from […]

Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Launch ‘Feminist Production Company’

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton are set to put an end to the golden age of television by launching a new “feminist production company.” God help us all. “The family hopes to use film and television to influence culture and society now that Hillary Clinton is out of politics. They plan to focus on stories by […]

Saudi newspaper calls on Washington to launch strikes on Iran

A state-aligned Saudi newspaper has called for “surgical” US strikes in retaliation against alleged threats from Iran. The Arab News published an editorial in English on Thursday, arguing that after incidents this week against Saudi energy targets, the next logical step “should be surgical strikes.” The editorial said US airstrikes in Syria, when the government […]

Photos: IRGC, Basij launch internet platform to help deprived areas

ISNA | Farzad Khabooshani: In a ceremony on Wednesday attended by the chief commanders of IRGC and Basij Organization, the biggest internet website dubbed ‘Atlas of Jihadists’ on which the details of Basij and IRGC rescue and relief efforts and the information about deprived areas are available. IRGC chief commander Salami said in his speech […]

UK police launch probe into shooting attack on London mosque

The police in the British capital London are investigating a shooting attack on a mosque in an eastern neighborhood of the city. Scotland Yard said on Saturday that a masked man had fired his gun just outside Seven Kings Mosque late on Thursday when worshippers were holding prayer ceremonies marking the early days of […]

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