2022-08-03: News Headlines

____ (2022-08-03). 1st grain ship leaving Ukraine anchors off Istanbul for inspection. ecns.cn The first grain-laden cargo ship leaving the Ukrainian port under a UN-brokered deal anchors off Istanbul on the Black Sea on Tuesday, waiting to be inspected by the Joint Coordination Center (JCC) before it resumes the voyage to Lebanon.

____ (2022-08-03). UK ambassador strongly condemns Pelosi's Taiwan visit. ecns.cn The top Chinese diplomat in the United Kingdom strongly condemns US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to China's Taiwan region, as the move has crossed the red line of the one-China principle, adding "those who play with fire will get burnt".

____ (2022-08-03). Ambassador, others decry Pelosi's 'reckless' trip to Taiwan. ecns.cn China's top envoy in Washington on Tuesday blasted U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan as "reckless and provocative", as foreign policy observers weighed in on the risks generated by the trip.

Staff (2022-08-03). Hezbollah ready to help Lebanon import Iranian fuel. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — Secretary-General of Lebanon Hezbollah Resistance Movement said that Hezbollah is ready to help the Lebanese state import Iranian fuel.

____ (2022-08-02). Chinese envoy reiterates opposition to Pelosi's expected Taiwan visit. ecns.cn The Chinese ambassador to the United Nations on Monday reiterated that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory, adding that the one-China principle is "a red line" in China's relations with other countries, and China allows no one to cross it.

Jason Ditz (2022-08-02). Rebel Artillery Strike Destroys Northern Syria Military Base. news.antiwar.com A military base belonging to Syria's Fourth Division Details are still emerging, as this is in rebel-held territory and off the beaten path. State media confirmed that Syrian soldiers were killed in the attack, though the exact toll has not been released. | The Aleppo area and the adjoining part of…

____ (2022-08-02). Grain-laden ship from Ukraine leaves Odesa port. ecns.cn The Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship "Razoni" loaded with 26,000 metric tons of Ukrainian corn leaves the Ukraine's Odesa port heading to the port of Tripoli in Lebanon after restarting grain export in Odesa, Ukraine, Aug. 1, 2022.

_____ (2022-08-02). NATO-Backed Network Of Syria Dirty War Propagandists Identified. popularresistance.org On June 10th, The Guardian's Mark Townsend published an article headlined "Russia-backed network of Syria conspiracy theorists identified." ("Russia-backed" has since been removed). | The article is based on what Townsend calls a "new analysis" that "reveals" a "network more than two dozen conspiracy theorists, frequently backed by a coordinated Russian campaign." This network, Townsend claims, is "focused on the denial or distortion of facts about the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons and on attacking the findings of the world's foremost chemical weapons watchdog," the Organization for the Prohibition of C…

Anonymous103 (2022-08-02). Military Situation In Syria On August 2, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org On August 2, the Russian Ministry of Defence recorded no hostilities and ceasefire violations in the Idlib region in the past 24 hours; | On August 2, SAA attacked a vehicle belonging to Turkish-backed forces with and ATGM in al-Barah area; | On August 1, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in the Kafr Taal area; | On August 1, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled YPG positions near Tal Rafaat; | On August 1, artillery of Turkish-backed forces…

Staff (2022-08-02). Syria, Vietnam sympathize with Iran over recent floods. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 02 (MNA) — Syria and Vietnam offered condolences over the death of a number of Iranians in the recent floods in different provinces across Iran.

____ (2022-08-02). China is a firm supporter of UN: Chinese UN ambassador. ecns.cn China is a firm supporter of the United Nations in its role in addressing global challenges, upholding peace and security, and promoting common development, said Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations, on Monday.

____ (2022-08-02). Iran new envoy submits credentials to Lebanese president. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 02 (MNA) — New Iranian Ambassador to Beirut submitted a copy of his credentials to Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Tuesday evening.

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