Archive for January, 2021

The Year Ahead – Part 3: Geopolitics

I don’t need to tell you that we are living through world-historical times right now. The frequency of world-changing events is accelerating even as the impact of these events on our day-to-day lives is increasing. As Lenin rightly observed: “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” Perhaps there are […]

Russia Arrests 4,700 In Protests Demanding Navalny’s Release

MOSCOW (AP) — Chanting slogans against President Vladimir Putin, tens of thousands took to the streets Sunday across Russia to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, keeping up nationwide protests that have rattled the Kremlin. More than 4,700 people were detained by police, according to a monitoring group, and some were beaten. […]

Iranian football club change the field dimensions to prevent the opponents’ somersault throw

TEHRAN – Iranian football club Foolad extended the width of their field to prevent somersault throw of the Paykan player. The Iran Professional League side have been also accused of turning the touchline slippery to prevent Nader Mohammadi to throw the long ball. The Match Commissioner didn’t let the match start until the stadium workers […]

Russia protests – live: Navalny’s wife amongst 2,000 supporters detained as police close central Moscow

‘Hundreds arrested’ in pro-Navalny protests across Russia Alexei Navalny’s wife has been detained along with 2,000 others as protesters across Russia demanded the release of the jailed opposition politician.  Yulia Navalnaya joined a rally in Moscow – where police sealed off pedestrian access in areas and shut down metro stations – where she counted among […]

Anti-lockdown protesters stage torch-lit march in Denmark (VIDEOS)

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters have hit Denmark’s streets condemning the government’s coronavirus-induced restrictions during a fiery torch-lit march. The fiery protest was staged overnight in Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark. The march was organized by a group, calling themselves the ‘Men in Black’, who oppose the country’s enduring anti-coronavirus measures. [embedded content] Many […]

Boosting ‘technology diplomacy’ on agenda: VP

TEHRAN – The vice presidency for science and technology in cooperation with the ministry of foreign affairs is planning to boost ‘technology diplomacy’ through expanding innovation and technology centers in export target countries. Knowledge-based companies are seriously collaborating with the ministry of foreign affairs to expand target markets, IRNA quoted Sourena Sattari, the vice president […]

Israel to send Palestinians 5,000 coronavirus vaccine doses for health workers

Israel will transfer 5,000 coronavirus vaccine doses to medical teams in Palestinian Authority areas, with the first delivery expected to change hands at the beginning of this week, Israeli military sources said. “In accordance with the recommendation of the Defense Minister and the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, the political echelon approved [on Friday] the […]

Iran’s annual copper output to hit new record high

TEHRAN – Head of National Iranian Copper Industries Company (NICIC) has said the country’s copper production is going to break new records in the current Iranian calendar year (ends on March 20). Speaking on the sidelines of the 16th International Exhibition for Mines, Construction Machinery and Related Industry and Equipment (Iran ConMin), Ardeshir Sa’d-Mohammadi announced […]

As economy seeks post-COVID rebound, a plan promises a greener, cleaner way

As the developed world plans massive spending programs intended to help jumpstart economies across the globe once the COVID-19 pandemic recedes, much of the money is expected to go toward schemes intended to lay the foundations for a greener, healthier planet. US President Joe Biden pledged during his election campaign to plow $2 trillion (NIS […]

Destroying Armageddon: The apocalypse as a tourism attraction

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Nurse wins prize to watch films for a week on a remote Swedish island

An emergency room nurse has sailed to a small remote island off the western coast of Sweden to spend a week watching films while holed up in a former lighthouse. Lisa Enroth won the unusual prize after entering a competition held by the Gothenberg Film Festival. She was chosen from 12,000 entries to spend a […]

Nobel Peace Prize: Trump, Navalny, Thunberg and WHO among candidates as nominations close

Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, the World Health Organisation and climate campaigner Greta Thunberg have joined Donald Trump among a list of expected nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize, according to a survey of Norwegian MPs who are eligible to propose candidates and who have a track record of successfully guessing the winner. Ms Thunberg, Mr […]

Before vote, Gantz vows to oppose extending ‘fake lockdown’ if fines not doubled

After mass funeral, Gantz says won’t agree to extend ‘fake lockdown’ Blue and White party chief claims today’s mass funeral of a top ultra-Orthodox rabbi killed by the coronavirus shows authorities are currently failing to equally enforce the lockdown restrictions on all parts of Israeli society, reiterating his stance that he won’t support extending the […]

Thousands attend rabbi’s mass funeral in Jerusalem amid COVID lockdown

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How can blockchain preserve Holocaust testimonies from manipulation?

In a world overwhelmed by social media and fake news, conspiracy theories and misleading claims, how will the world remember what truly happened during World War II?  A nationwide survey conducted in 2020 in the United States revealed that over 1 in 10 adults under 40 do not recall ever having heard the word “Holocaust” […]

Anti-Trump NY Times Writer Arrested for Working as a Secret Agent of the Iranian Gov’t

Anti-Trump New York Times writer Kaveh Afrasiabi was arrested last week and charged with acting and conspiring to act as an unregistered foreign agent for the Iranian government. If convicted, Afrasiabi could be imprisoned for 10 years. #US– Kaveh Afrasiabi is arrested this week and charged for being an unregistered foreign agent of #Iran. New […]

‘We’ve had enough’: In France, Spain and Denmark, anti-lockdown protests continue

Marches to denounce COVID-19 restrictions put in place by various government have been taking place in cities across Europe. France An authorized protest in support of culture workers quickly turned into a rave in the centre of Perpignan on Saturday, with about 200 maskless party-goers at the height of the demonstration. The open-air disco, which […]

Bill Gates Promises More Social Media Censorship to Thwart ‘Evil Conspiracy Theories’

Bill Gates has promised that social media companies might work to censor “evil conspiracy theories” that paint him in a negative light. Last Wednesday Gates told Reuters that there are “millions of messages out there” targeting he and Dr. Fauci, and warned that Big Tech are working to combat “crazy and evil conspiracy theories.” “Nobody […]

TEDPIX gains 3,000 points on Sunday

TEHRAN- TEDPIX, the main index of the Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE), rose 3,839 points to 1.25 million on Sunday. Over 13.207 billion securities worth 142.416 trillion rials (about $3.39 billion) were traded at the TSE on Sunday. The first market’s index fell 292 points, while the second market’s index rose 18,599 points. After several weeks […]

WikiLeaks: Biden National Security Advisor Told Clinton ‘Al Qaeda Is on Our Side’

Joe Biden National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told Hillary Clinton that al Qaeda “is on our side in Syria” when she was his boss. Sullivan made the comments to Clinton 2012, making it clear that the Democratic Party is willing to partner with jihadist groups in order to affect regime change in places where nationalists […]

Former justice minister leaves The Israelis as party seeks to unite with Labor

Former justice minister Avi Nissenkorn announced Sunday morning that he would be taking a “time-out” from politics and would not be running in the March election with The Israelis, less than a month after he was recruited as the new party’s number two. The move, which comes days before parties must submit their final slates […]

Over $4.5b of bank loans paid to knowledge-based firms in 9 months

TEHRAN – The Iranian banking system has paid 191 trillion rials (about $4.54 billion) of facilities to knowledge-based companies during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-December 20, 2020). According to the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) data, the amount of the mentioned facilities, paid to 763 companies, has increased […]

Ilhan Omar: If GOP Don’t Remove Marjorie Taylor Greene, Then We Will Do It

Far-left extremist Rep. Ilhan Omar warned that if Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is not removed from office by Republican leaders, then “we must do it.” Speaking on SiriusXM’s “The Dean Obeidallah Show” on Thursday, Rep. Omar described Rep. Greene as “dangerous and violent.” Host Dean Obeidallah asked Omar: “Today, Speaker Pelosi just a short time ago […]

Mass arrests in Russia of protesters demanding Navalny’s release

On Sunday, police detained more than 1,000 people in protests held in cities across Russia’s 11 time zones, according to the OVD-Info, a group that monitors arrests. In Moscow, authorities introduced unprecedented security measures in the city center, closing subway stations near the Kremlin, cutting bus traffic and ordering restaurants and stores to stay closed. […]

Twitter Bans ‘Hateful’ Catholic Organization

Twitter has banned prominent Catholic media organization, Catholic World Report (CWR), for alleged “hateful conduct.” The ban was for describing Joe Biden’s HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Rachel Levine as a “biological man.” The following tweet was posted by CWR journalist Matt Hadro in January: “Biden plans to nominate Dr. Rachel Levine, a biological man […]

500 transport, urban development projects to be inaugurated within 3 weeks

TEHRAN – Iranian Transport and Urban Development Minister Mohammad Eslami said on Sunday his ministry is going to inaugurate 500 projects worth 100 trillion rials (about $2.38 billion) within the next three weeks, on the occasion of Ten-Day Down (this year from January 31 until February 10). Eslami made the announcement on the sidelines of […]

30 idle industrial units revived in Qom Province

TEHRAN- The governor-general of Iran’s central Qom Province said that 30 idle industrial units have been revived in the province since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2020). Bahram Sarmast said the mentioned units returning to the production cycle have created jobs for 520 persons. A compiled program is being implemented […]

Russia protests: More than 1,500 Navalny supporters detained in fresh demonstrations over Putin critic’s arrest

More than 1,500 have been detained at protests in Russia in support of Alexei Navalny, a jailed politician and fierce critic of the Kremlin. Rallies are being held across the country for the second weekend in a row after Mr Navalny was arrested earlier this month upon his return to Moscow, having spent months in […]

Iran envoy Rob Malley is not ‘anti-Israel’ or an Iran apologist. It’s that simple

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Woke Biden State Dept Spox: ‘Largest Threat to National Security Are Cops’

Joe Biden’s new State Department spokesperson, Jalina Porter, said in a 2016 Facebook post that the “largest threat to U.S. national security are U.S cops.” “The largest threat to U.S. national security are U.S. cops,” wrote Porter. “Not ISIS, not Russian hackers, not anyone or anything else.” reports: Porter’s comments were made on Sept. […]

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