300+ Indians brought home on board another special-purpose Wuhan flight as New Delhi confirms 2nd coronavirus case
rt.com | 2020-02-02
An Air India flight carrying 323 Indians and seven Maldivians from coronavirus-stricken Wuhan touched down in New Delhi on Sunday morning. It's the second time Indian citizens were airlifted from China since the outbreak. | "The second flight from #Wuhan has just landed in #Delhi. We wish all those on board good health in the days ahead," tweeted Vikram Misri, Indian ambassador to China, extending gratitude to Beijing for greenlighting the evacuation. | It was the second time an Air India Boeing 747 has flown to the Chinese city at the epicenter of the deadly outbreak to rescue stranded Indians, many of whom a…
At Least 200 Turkish Military Vehicles Cross Syrian Border – Reports
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-02
The situation in the region remains tense, as the Syrian Arab Army continues its campaign against jihadists in Idlib Province, the last big stronghold of anti-government militants in the country.
Western Imperialism Stokes Resistance
Eric Walberg | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-01
Tim Anderson's Axis of Resistance: Towards an Independent Middle East takes on the leftist position of 'a plague on all your houses'. Yassin Al-Haj Saleh, 'the intellectual voice of the Syrian revolution' (for westerners), presents a bleak portrait of "three monsters … treading on Syria's corpse": (1) the Assad regime and its allies, (2) DAESH/ISIS …
UN chief 'deeply concerned' by military escalation in northwest Syria
news.un.org | 2020-02-01
The UN Secretary-General has called for an immediate cessation of hostilities in northwest Syria.
Headlines for January 31, 2020
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-31
Senate Poised to Acquit President Trump in Impeachment Trial, World Health Organization Declares International Public Health Emergency, U.S. Special Envoy Warns of International Crisis in Idlib, Syria, Britain Formally Withdrawing from European Union Tonight, Pentagon Deploys 1st Low-Yield Nuclear Warhead-Armed Submarine, Trump Admin Poised to Loosen Restrictions on Use of Landmines, Human Rights Groups Condemn Mexico for Crackdown on Central American Migrants, Mexican Butterfly Conservationist Found Dead, Bolivia's Movement for Socialism Candidate Luis Arce Returns to Bolivia, U.S. Pushes EU to End Ban on Chemic…
More Than 350,000 Flee Violence In Northwestern Syria: UN
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-31
Almost 390,000 people have fled from their homes in northwestern Syria in the past two months due to violence, the United Nations said Thursday. | RELATED: | Syrian Forces Advance Inside Idlib and Aleppo Provinces | The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said the latest displacements took place between 1 December and 27 January, as many people left southern Idlib and western Aleppo provinces, "mostly escaping hostilities…
Wealthy Gulf States Plan to Spend Big to Coax Syria Away from Iran
Agha Hussain | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-31
In the first of a three-part series, Agha Hussein investigates efforts by wealthy Gulf Arab countries to ply post-war Syria away from Iran by investing heavily in its post-war reconstruction.
Headlines for January 29, 2020
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-29
McConnell Tries to Secure Votes to Block Impeachment Witnesses, "Our Rights Are Not for Sale": Palestinians Reject Trump's Middle East Plan, Trump Praises Pompeo for Shouting and Cursing at NPR Reporter, WaPo Reinstates Reporter Suspended for Tweeting About Kobe Rape Case, Death Toll from Coronavirus Virus Hits 132, with 6,000 Infected, Over 100,000 Syrian Civilians Flee Regime Offensive in Idlib, Floods Kill 30, Displace 16,000 in Madagascar, Mississippi to Shut Down Unit of Parchman Prison After Deaths of 9 Prisoners, Maryland Cop Charged with Murder for Killing Handcuffed Man in Police Car…
End Syria fighting to avoid 'even greater humanitarian catastrophe'
news.un.org | 2020-01-29
The "dire and deteriorating humanitarian situation" affecting women and children in northwest Syria was the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator's top concern on Wednesday morning as he briefed the Security Council in New York.
Headlines for January 24, 2020
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-24
Impeachment Managers Continue Opening Arguments in Trump's Senate Trial, 33 Million on Lockdown in Chinese Cities as Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads, Hundreds of Thousands of Iraqis March to Demand U.S. Troop Withdrawal, Trump Invites Israeli Leaders to White House for "Peace Plan" Unveiling, Mexican Soldiers Attack Central American Migrant Caravan, Arresting 800, U.S. to Send Ambassador to Bolivia After Coup That Ousted Evo Morales, Puerto Rican Protesters Demand Ouster of Gov. Wanda Vázquez, SC Official Switches Presidential Endorsement from Biden to Sanders, National Archives Replaces Doctored Women's March Photo…
US Troops Blocking Russians From Syrian Oilfields in Series of Dangerous Standoffs
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-23