Friday, January 17, 2020

MixedTimes - Simon Kent

Video: Iran Protesters Shot, Tear-Gassed by Police on Tehran Streets

Video: Iran Protesters Shot, Tear-Gassed by Police on Tehran Streets

Iranian security forces used tear gas and live rounds to turn back angry crowds Sunday night as people rallied against the Islamic Republic’s leadership. The protests began after the government admitted a Ukrainian jetliner was shot down by the country's own military.

Watch: Ayatollah Cries During Iran Regime's Qasem Soleimani Goodbye

Watch: Ayatollah Cries During Iran Regime's Qasem Soleimani Goodbye

Iran leader Ayatollah Ali Khameneisobbed Monday as he prayed beside the coffin of terror leader Qasem Soleimani who was eliminated in a U.S. airstrike, as Soleimani's daughter promiseda “dark day” for the United States lay ahead.

'Unafraid' General Salami Cautions U.S. to Respect Iran

'Unafraid' General Salami Cautions U.S. to Respect Iran

Iran was not seeking war but remained unafraid of any potential future conflict, atop Iranian commander said on Thursday, after U.S. President Donald Trump said Tehran orchestrated anti-U.S.

Five Stabbed at Hanukkah Celebration in New York Suburb

Five Stabbed at Hanukkah Celebration in New York Suburb

A Hanukkah celebration in a New York suburb turned into horror Saturday night after a man entered and began stabbing people, witnesses say. Five victims were taken to nearby hospitals, according to police.

Iran, China, Russia, Joint Naval Drills Underway in Gulf of Oman

Iran, China, Russia, Joint Naval Drills Underway in Gulf of Oman

Iran, China and Russia began naval drills on Friday in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman, an Iranian naval spokesman said, warning this is only the first in what will be many joint maritime exercises between the three nations.

Japan Approves Naval Group for Middle East Deployment

Japan Approves Naval Group for Middle East Deployment

Japan announced Thursday it is sending warships to patrol strategic Middle East waterways, joining assets from the U.S., Australia and the UK already working to ensure the safety of commercial shipping traffic in the area.

Iran Lashes Mike Pompeo as a 'Loudspeaker for Bullying'

Iran Lashes Mike Pompeo as a 'Loudspeaker for Bullying'

Lest anyone be in any doubt about Iran's continued hostile feelings towards "great satan" America, a spokesman on Fridaycalled U.S. foreign policy "delusional" and its chief diplomat a "loudspeaker for bullying, deceit and disdain.

German Railway Company Disputes Greta Thunberg's Seatless Claim

German Railway Company Disputes Greta Thunberg's Seatless Claim

Climate activist Greta Thunberg and Germany’s national railway company went head-to-head on social media Sunday after the teenager posted a photo of herself sitting on the floor of a train surrounded by baggage and with an empty fast food container at her feet.

Australia Wants Quick Post-Brexit Trade Deal with UK

Australia Wants Quick Post-Brexit Trade Deal with UK

Australia’s conservative coalition government wants to strike a free trade deal with the UK as soon as possible in the wake of last week’s election result that puts Britain on a path to leave the European Union early next year.

Israel Applauds Boris Johnson Win as Rejection of Antisemitism

Israel Applauds Boris Johnson Win as Rejection of Antisemitism

The comprehensive election defeat of Britain's left-wing Labour Party has been hailed in Israel as a "milestone in the fight against hatred" after its leadership was accused of years of tepid inaction against antisemitism in its ranks.

U.N. Climate Meeting in Chaos over Third World Reparation Demands

U.N. Climate Meeting in Chaos over Third World Reparation Demands

The 25,000 delegates who have flown to Madrid, Spain, for the COP25 climate conference look set to leave after two weeks of talking with nothing to show for their efforts aside from bitterness and chaos over the simple question: who - apart from the United States - will be called upon to pay the bills.

New Zealand Police Begin Criminal Investigation into Volcano Deaths

New Zealand Police Begin Criminal Investigation into Volcano Deaths

New Zealand Deputy Police Commissioner John Tims said Tuesday local police have begun a criminal probe after Monday’s eruption of the White Island volcano. An investigation by health and safety regulators will be the basis for any ongoing police action.

Watch Live: Leftists March to Shut Down D.C. Banks

Watch Live: Leftists March to Shut Down D.C. Banks

Left-wing activists plan to use Friday in Washington, DC, to march and “shut down business-as-usual" for the banks and financial institutions they say profit from "the climate crisis and immigrant detention.

Wounded China Strikes Back After House Passes Uighur Sanctions Bill

Wounded China Strikes Back After House Passes Uighur Sanctions Bill

China angrily hit back Wednesday after U.S. Congress overwhelmingly approved a bill targeting Beijing’s mass crackdown on Uighur ethnic Muslim minorities, less than one week after President Donald Trump signed separate human rights legislation on Hong Kong.

Wounded China Strikes Back After House Passes Uyghur Sanctions Bill

Wounded China Strikes Back After House Passes Uyghur Sanctions Bill

China angrily hit back Wednesday after U.S. Congress overwhelmingly approved a bill targeting Beijing’s mass crackdown on Uyghur ethnic Muslims, less than one week after President Donald Trump signed separate human rights legislation on Hong Kong.

Netanyahu to Corner World Leaders on Iran at NATO Summit

Netanyahu to Corner World Leaders on Iran at NATO Summit

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the sidelines of the NATO summit in London this week as part of a last-minute tripto urge global action on Iranian violations of the 2015 nuclear deal.

U.N. Summit to Hear Call for Rich Nations to Pay 'Climate Damage' Reparations

U.N. Summit to Hear Call for Rich Nations to Pay 'Climate Damage' Reparations

Officials at the United Nations COP25climate change conference in Madrid next week must consider implementing taxes on developed countries to transfer wealth tonations already dealing with the cost of drought, floods and superstorms made worse by rising temperatures, more than 150 environmental groups said Friday.

Iran Arrests Eight as it Blames CIA Conspiracy for Recent Riots

Iran Arrests Eight as it Blames CIA Conspiracy for Recent Riots

Iran’s security forces made eight arrests Thursday of people it accuses of having direct links to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and orchestrating the recent riots over gasoline prices that have convulsed the country.

French Lawmaker Criticises U.S. Military Restraint over Iran Attacks

French Lawmaker Criticises U.S. Military Restraint over Iran Attacks

U.S. President Donald Trump's decision not to be drawn into military conflict with Iran was attacked by France’s defense minister on Saturday, with Florence Parly lamenting the absence of an American military response in the oil-rich region.