Wednesday, November 13, 2019

MixedTimes - Simon Kent

Royal Filmmaker Says Meghan Markle Could Pursue Politics in U.S.

Royal Filmmaker Says Meghan Markle Could Pursue Politics in U.S.

A month after the Duchess of Sussex toldstudents in South Africa to expect major changes in a community, “when a woman is empowered, ” Meghan Markle is now being touted for a possible political role in the land of her birth.

Netanyahu Tells Israel's Enemies: We Are Coming to Get You

Netanyahu Tells Israel's Enemies: We Are Coming to Get You

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) will continue to strike its enemies wherever they may be, including through covert missions, after violence flared Saturday in the Gaza Strip.

Report: Unidentified Drones Strike Iran-Backed Militia in Syria

Report: Unidentified Drones Strike Iran-Backed Militia in Syria

Unidentified drones attacked Syrian areas controlled by the Assad regime and Iranian-backed Shi'ite militias at the Hamdan airport near the town of Al-Bukamal in the eastern region of Deir ez-Zor, according to opposition-affiliated TV station Halab Today.

Trump Sends Birthday Wishes to Netanyahu: ‘You Are Great’

Trump Sends Birthday Wishes to Netanyahu: ‘You Are Great’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has received warm birthday wishes from U.S. President Donald Trump, providing a welcome distractionon his 70th birthday as he continues to fight for his political survival.

BDS Fail: Israel Inbound Tourism Numbers Soar to [Another] New Record

BDS Fail: Israel Inbound Tourism Numbers Soar to [Another] New Record

Another year, another record. Inbound tourist arrivals for Israel over the past 12 months were expected to reach 4.6 million by the end of next week, setting a new record and building on a similar boom recorded in 2018, the Tourism Ministry said Thursday.

10 Syrians Disguised as Ukrainian Volleyballers Arrested in Greece

10 Syrians Disguised as Ukrainian Volleyballers Arrested in Greece

Ten undocumented Syrian migrants who were disguised as a Ukrainian volleyball team were stopped and arrested on Sunday by Greek police. All were arrested at Athens’ Eleftherios Venizelos airport after border security officials found the Ukrainian passports they were carrying

U.N. Silences Critics, Bans Coal-Supporting Economies from Climate Summit

U.N. Silences Critics, Bans Coal-Supporting Economies from Climate Summit

Japan, South Africa, and Australia have been denied a platform to speak at next week’s international climate summit, as their support for coal contradictsU.N. Secretary-General António Guterres's personal drive for a global emergency on climate change.

Japan Fears Beer Shortage Ahead of Rugby World Cup Kick Off

Japan Fears Beer Shortage Ahead of Rugby World Cup Kick Off

Hundreds of thousands of rugby fans heading to Japan for the 2019 Rugby World Cup which kicks off Saturday have been warned to brace for their worst possible nightmare; a beer shortage in the host nation.

Ex-Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe Dead at 95

Ex-Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe Dead at 95

Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe died Friday at the age of 95. His successor Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa confirmed the death on Twitter and offered his condolences.

Ex-Zimbabwe Dictator Robert Mugabe Dead at 95

Ex-Zimbabwe Dictator Robert Mugabe Dead at 95

Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe died Friday at the age of 95. His successor Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa confirmed the death on Twitter and offered his condolences.

Report: Iran Oil Tanker Pursued by U.S. Is 'Bound for Syria'

Report: Iran Oil Tanker Pursued by U.S. Is 'Bound for Syria'

An Iranian oil tanker blacklisted by the U.S. Treasury is steaming slowly near the coast of Syria. The ship-tracking website MarineTraffic.com reveals the Adrian Darya 1slowed to a near-stop on Sunday some 50 nautical miles off Syria.

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