Posts Tagged ‘status’

UNESCO grants world heritage status to Uramanat of Iran

UNESCO grants world heritage status to Uramanat of Iran – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – UNESCO added Iran’s Uramanat cultural landscape to its list of world heritage sites on Tuesday. The UN body accepted the landscape, which holds hundreds of villages, 106,000 hectares of land, and 303,000 hectares of surrounding properties, during the 44th session of the […]

Tlaib, progressive House members want Biden to pull tax-exempt status from groups funding settlements

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) is leading a charge to end the tax-exempt status of organizations in the United States that help fund Israel’s illegal settlements. On July 15 Tlaib sent a letter Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen asking the Biden administration to take action. It was signed by Representatives Cori Bush (D-MO), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Andre […]

Liverpool Stripped Of World Heritage Status. Will Stonehenge be next?

A “secret” United Nations committee in China has stripped the English city of Liverpool of its status as a Unesco  World Heritage Site . Speaking with the  Guardian, Liverpool mayor Joanne Anderson described the decision as  “incomprehensible.” An article in  Smithsonian Mag  explains that in “a secret-ballot vote held during a meeting in China,” 13 members of […]

Man jailed for failing to disclose HIV status to partners

A man who failed to disclose his HIV status to multiple women with whom he had relationships has been jailed for two years. Gentry Burns, of Port Orange, Florida, was sentenced on Thursday to one count of uninformed HIV-infected sexual intercourse. Local media WESH said that two other counts of the same felony charge had […]

The Dollar’s Declining Status as Dominant “Global Reserve Currency” v. the Dollar’s Exchange Rate

Yes, the Fed is a drunken reckless money-printer, and the US government has been high for years on deficit spending, but other major central banks and governments do the same or worse. The long-term trends are clear, however. The global share of US-dollar-denominated exchange reserves ticked up to 59.5% in the first quarter of 2021, […]

Biden’s IRS Denies Christian Group Tax-Exempt Status: ‘Jesus Is Affiliated With Republican Party’

A Christian non-profit has been denied tax-exempt status by Biden’s Internal Revenue Service who astonishingly claimed “the Bible’s teachings are typically affiliated with the Republican Party and candidates.” Christians Engaged is educational, Christian, and non-partisan, and operates out of Garland, Texas. Its three main goals are: To awaken, motivate, and empower ordinary believers in Jesus Christ […]

IRS Denies Christian Non-Profit Tax-Exempt Status: ‘Bible’s Teachings Affiliated with Republican Party’

A Christian non-profit is challenging the Internal Revenue Service after the agency denied them tax-exempt status saying “the Bible’s teachings are typically affiliated with the Republican Party and candidates.” Christians Engaged describes itself as educational, Christian, and non-partisan, and operates out of Garland, Texas. Its three main goals, as described by the non-profit, include: To […]

DeSantis cashes in on rising star status with big-money blitz

The blitz comes as DeSantis draws widespread interest from Republican Party donors eyeing the next generation of party leaders, who have praised him for his anti-coronavirus lockdown policies and his combativeness toward the media. With the prospect of a Donald Trump comeback bid still uncertain, many contributors scoping out the party’s bench are flooding DeSantis […]

That vaccine passports are part of a global plan to tie together vaccine (all) status, economic activity and biometric identity.

May 27, 2021 Investigative journalist Whitney Webb told Children’s Health Defense Chairman Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., on the “RFK Jr. The Defender Podcast,” that vaccine passports are part of a global plan to tie together vaccine status, economic activity and biometric identity. By Children’s Health Defense Team The Defender is experiencing censorship on many social channels. Be […]

Beth Din distances itself from ‘covert missionary’ Jewish status claim

The Orthodox Beth Din of Philadelphia has distanced itself from claims made on behalf of alleged covert Christian missionary Michael Elkohen that he is Jewish on the basis of a bill of divorce the rabbinical court issued for him.As previously reported by The Jerusalem Post, Elkohen, born Elk, is thought to be a covert missionary […]

Iran eyes UNESCO status for five intangible elements

TEHRAN – Iran seeks to register five intangible elements on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in near future, Mehr reported on Tuesday. The country has recently submitted [revised] dossiers for the ancient festivities of Mehregan and Yalda,  crafting and playing [the stringed instrument of] the Oud, traditional craft of silk spinning, and […]

Guatemalan President Lobbies VP Harris for TPS Status for Guatemalans in U.S.

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei urged U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris this week to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to illegal Guatemalan nationals already in America, allowing them to reside legally, work lawfully, and even travel. TPS eligible migrants may travel back to their home country. However, the U.S. federal government designates that a foreign nation […]

US Dollar’s Status as Dominant “Global Reserve Currency” Drops to 25-Year Low

By Wolf Richter for WOLF STREET. Central banks getting nervous about the Fed’s drunken Money Printing and the US Government’s gigantic debt? But still leery of the Chinese renminbi. The global share of US-dollar-denominated exchange reserves dropped to 59.0% in the fourth quarter, according to the IMF’s COFER data released today. This matched the 25-year low of 1995. […]

Israel Revokes Palestinian Foreign Minister’s VIP Status Due to Support for ICC War Crimes Investigation

Palestinian Authority (PA) Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki holds a news conference at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, May 22, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Francois Walschaerts. Israel revoked the VIP status of Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki on Sunday, reportedly due to his support for the International Criminal Court’s investigation of alleged Israeli […]

AZ Mayor: We’re ‘Completely in the Dark’ on Health Status of Migrants Being Placed in our Town

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” Gila Bend, AZ Mayor Chris Riggs stated that his city is “completely in the dark” on the migrants that will be placed in his city, and the federal government can’t give information on the backgrounds of people being placed in Gila Bend, “They can’t tell […]

Status of Women in Islam

In order to understand the edicts of a religion in an objective fashion, one has to look at the norms of the times the religion was offered.Islam was offered in a tribal-mercantile milieu.Women in the tribal age were treated as children, to be chastised when necessary. Islam, reflecting its mercantile face, eased their situation by […]

Amnesty Strips Russian Dissident of “Prisoner of Conscience” Status After He Was Accused of Being Racist 15 Years Ago

Journalist Glenn Greenwald was called “transphobic” for pointing out that although a new Gallup survey shows a surge in the number of Americans identifying as LGBT, almost all of the increase comes from those identifying as trans or bi, not gay or lesbian. The poll found that one in six people under the age of […]

Amnesty International revokes Navalny’s ‘prisoner of conscience’ status

Amnesty International no longer considers jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny a “prisoner of conscience” due to past comments he made that qualify as advocacy of hatred, the group said.Amnesty, however, still believes that Navalny should be freed from jail, that he has committed no crime and that he is being persecuted for his campaigning and […]

Why oil can’t save Libya from failed-state status

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Palestinian elections: reconstructing the status quo

Palestinian political parties met in Cairo this week and agreed to a mechanism for holding Palestinian Authority legislative and presidential elections, to be held in May and July respectively. The two-day summit also vaguely committed to elections for the Palestinian National Council, the parliament of the PLO, which still serves as the international representative of […]

Helle’s Toilet: Three-Person Loo Seat was Unusual Medieval Status Symbol

Helle’s Toilet is the name given to a Medieval toilet seat that was discovered during an archaeological excavation in London. It is most notable for being a rare example of a triple toilet seat. Apart from that, its state of preservation, in spite of its age, is also noteworthy. Although made of wood, Helle’s Toilet […]

For Palestinians, returning to the status quo is not enough

On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, the Biden Administration put forth its first detailed comments on its Israeli-Palestinian policy in a speech to the United Nations Security Council by Acting U.S Envoy Richard Mills. The content of the remarks was not surprising to anyone who followed President Biden’s positions during the campaign or watched Secretary of […]

Trump Signs Bill to Elevate Status of US Special Envoy on Antisemitism Into Law

US President Donald Trump arrives to delivers remarks on judicial appointments during an appearance in the Diplomatic Room at the White House in Washington, US, September 9, 2020. Photo: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst. JNS.org – US President Donald Trump signed a bill into law on Wednesday to elevate the status of the US special envoy on antisemitism. […]

House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Elevate Status of US Envoy on Antisemitism

The House of Representatives Building and the East Portico of the US Capitol. Photo: Flickr. JNS.org – A bipartisan bill to elevate the status of the US envoy on antisemitism passed in the US House of Representatives on Dec. 31—one of the last bills to pass the 116th Congress. The Special Envoy to Monitor and […]

Maranjab caravanserai one step closer to UNESCO status

TEHRAN – Iran has almost completed preparations for Maranjab caravanserai, which is located adjacent to a barren desert of the same name in central Isfahan province for possibly becoming a UNESCO World Heritage. The Safavid-era (1501–1736) caravanserai was used by the travelers of the time to rest on their way to the Khorasan, Rey, and […]

Jewish orgs. urge House to pass bill to raise status of antisemitism envoy

WASHINGTON – With 10 days until the 116th Congress dissolves, Jewish organizations are urging the House of Representatives to pass legislation that would elevate the State Department’s envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism to the rank of ambassador.Last week, the US Senate passed the bipartisan Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism Act. The legislation […]

Indigenous Iranian lamb stew one step closer to national status

TEHRAN – Yakhni Polo, which is an Iranian lamb stew, is now a step closer to win national heritage status. The fatty dish is very popular in Dargaz, northeastern Khorasan Razavi province.  An all-inclusive dossier, including documentation and essential records, has been developed for the dish, which is also favored in the Indian subcontinent, parts […]

As Sudan forges ties with Israel, what status do migrants have?

What a difference a decade makes.About 10 years ago, African immigrants were pouring into Israel over the Sinai/Negev border in huge numbers. At the height of the early 2010s, the annual numbers reached almost 60,000.At different points the state ignored the issue; built a barrier along the border to stop the unauthorized influx; tried to […]

MLB gives 1920-1948 Negro Leagues ‘Major League’ status

One hundred years after the formation of the Negro Leagues, Major League Baseball has announced that is will recognize the players of that era as historic equals. The move, announced by commissioner Rob Manfred on Wednesday, elevates approximately 3,400 players who played between 1920 and 1948 to “Major League” status. It also includes their statistics […]

Ukraine seeks UNESCO status for Chernobyl to help manage visitors to nuclear site

Ukraine is seeking UNESCO World Heritage status for the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident. In the ghostly town of Pripyat, and its better-known neighbour Chernobyl, many visitors wander among the buildings and streets from where thousands were evacuated over three decades ago. “The Chernobyl zone is already a world famous landmark,” guide Maksym […]

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