Daily Archives: May 9, 2021

2021-05-09: News Headlines

Staff (2021-05-09). Death toll rises to 58 in Kabul girls' school bombing. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — The death toll from an explosion outside a school in Afghanistan's capital Kabul has risen to 58, Afghan officials said on Sunday, with doctors struggling to provide medical care to at least 150 injured.

Anna Buss (2021-05-09). Bolsonaro's Administration Attempts to Silence Indigenous Leaders for Criticizing Its Handling of the Pandemic. counterpunch.org Under the rightwing presidency of Jair Bolsonaro, Brazilians are once again witnessing intimidation tactics against anyone who speaks out against his government. Bolsonaro and his administration have attacked the press, specific journalists, a Supreme Court justice, opposition leaders, the health and science institution FIOCRUZ, and many others. This disturbing trend has just targeted two indigenous

Toby Blomé (2021-05-09). Sunday 5/9: CODEPINK Mother's Day Peace Rally. indybay.org Golden Gate Bridge, Welcome Center Plaza, S.F. Side…

Naomi Klein (2021-05-09). A Climate Dystopia in Northern California. zcomm.org California's divided and fire-scarred cities, reeling from climate disasters, need a Green New Deal…

Staff (2021-05-09). Let's Celebrate Mothers Who Are Fighting to Set Their Loved Ones Free. truthout.org "Some problems we share as women, some we do not. You fear your children will grow up and join the patriarchy and testify against you; we fear our children will be dragged from a car and shot down in the street, and you will turn your backs upon the reasons they are dying." —Audre Lorde | Now is the time for healing the many divine forms of the feminine, led by Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color (BIPOC), mothers and the stewards of our next generations. As the world is coming fac…

Staff (2021-05-09). Harvesting 'echium amoenum' in Mazandaran. en.mehrnews.com SARI, May 09 (MNA) — Also known as red feathers, Echium amoenum is a medicinal herb indigenous to the northern part of Iran and Caucasus.

Eurasia Review (2021-05-09). Why Is COVID-19 So Hard To Treat? eurasiareview.com A comprehensive review into what we know about COVID-19 and the way it functions suggests the virus has a unique infectious profile, which explains why it can be so hard to treat and why some people experience so-called "long-COVID", struggling with significant health issues months after infection. | There is growing evidence that the virus infects both the upper and lower respiratory tracts – unlike "low pathogenic" human coronavirus sub-species, which typically settle in the upper respiratory tract and cause cold-like symptoms, or "high pathogenic" viruses such as those that cause SARS and ARDS, which typica…

IPS (2021-05-09). High-Dose Vitamin D Supplements Significantly Reduce ICU Admissions, COVID-19 Deaths — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Sunil J. Wimalawansa* | There is considerable evidence that vitamin D reduces the risk and severity of COVID-19 ( Additionally, five randomised controlled clinical trials (RCTs) were published using high-dose vitamin D in COVID-19 patients, and over 20 other large…

Maya Chossudovsky-Ladouceur (2021-05-09). Celebrating Mother's Day amid the COVID-19 Lockdown. Your Government Doesn't Allow You to "Hug your Mom". globalresearch.ca First published on May 9, 2020. | One year later, the same oppressive lockdown directives prevail. | Mother's Day. Sunday 10th of May 2020. [last year] The day families gather together, the day people in many countries around the World celebrate motherhood …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Children also face long-term effects of COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Long-term effects of COVID-19 infection are affecting the health of some children and teens, as well as adults. While most children with COVID-19 infection have mild symptoms or have no symptoms at all, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says anyone who has had COVID-19 ? even if the illness was mild or if …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). HEPA filter reduces airborne respiratory particles generated during exercise that can transmit viruses. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A pair of Mayo Clinic studies shed light on something that is typically difficult to see with the eye: respiratory aerosols. Such aerosol particles of varying sizes are a common component of breath, and they are a typical mode of transmission for respiratory viruses like COVID-19 to spread to other people and …

Alison Kentish (2021-05-09). Conflict, Climate Change, and Covid-19 Are Aggravating World Hunger. commondreams.org "We must take this opportunity to transform food systems, reduce the number of people in need of humanitarian food assistance, and contribute meaningfully to sustainable development and peaceful and prosperous societies." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2021-05-09). Iran coronavirus update: 14k news cases, 386 deaths. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — According to the Iranian Health Ministry, 14,141 new COVID-19 infections have been detected across the country in the past 24 hours.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-09). Belgian Workers' Party condemns government's apathy over waiving vaccine patents. peoplesdispatch.org The various members of Belgium's coalition government have refused to back a proposal for a patent waiver on COVID-19 vaccines. Belgium and other European governments are under increasing pressure to accept the demand…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Mammograms and COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A friend of mine shared that she went for her annual mammogram last week. At the appointment, she was asked whether she had been vaccinated for COVID-19 and had experienced any changes in her breasts. I recently received my first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Although I feel fine, I'm wondering if there …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Ramping up COVID-19 vaccination rate in race against virus. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 cases are falling in the U.S. because 245 million doses of one of the available COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, according to Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "But at the same time, there are still people who need more information about the safety and the value …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Mayo Clinic adds state-by-state vaccination rates, national trends to COVID-19 Resource Center. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic data scientists have added a vaccination tracker to Mayo's COVID-19 Resource Center, with state-by-state data and trends, so users can follow the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in all 50 states, compare progress on one- and two-shot vaccinations, and receive Mayo Clinic guidance on what the trends mean for summer travel and …

_____ (2021-05-09). Bill Gates, The White Man's Burden And Modi Government's Vaccine Debacle. popularresistance.org The incompetence of the Indian government is starkly visible in its handling of the current COVID-19 crisis. It fares even worse on the vaccine front. Its belief in the ideology of free-market capitalism is that the market will magically produce whatever we need. This is why it starved the 7 public sector vaccine manufacturing units (Down to Earth, 17 April 2021) of any support. And also gave the public sector vaccine, Covaxin, developed by ICMR and National Institute of Virology to a private company, Bharat Biotech on an exclusive basis. It also believed that Serum Institute of India, another private sector comp…

Lauren Bauer (2021-05-09). The COVID-19 Crisis Has Already Left Too Many Children Hungry in America. globalresearch.ca Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity has increased in the United States. This is particularly true for households with young children. | I document new evidence from two nationally representative surveys that were initiated to provide up-to-date estimates …

_____ (2021-05-09). Platform Co-op Plans Revolution For Online Tutoring And Teaching. popularresistance.org With schools across the world shutting due to Covid-19, e-learning has become an increasingly popular option around the world — but while this has increased platform revenues, teachers' pay has stayed the same. | "Last year, during lockdown, I decided to start something different," says John Hayes, co-founder of MyCoolClass, an international teacher-owned platform co-op set for launch next month. He hails from California but has been living in Warsaw, Poland, for nearly six years while working as an ESL teacher, in language schools and online. | After speaking with other freelance teachers and professionals…

_____ (2021-05-09). This Mother's Day, Recognize Care Work Powers Our Economy. popularresistance.org Mother's Day is, at its core, about care. When we select Hallmark cards and order flower deliveries, we're honoring the care provided by moms and other maternal figures. This Mother's Day, though, marks more than a year into a pandemic that threw the disparities in our care system into stark relief. Women left the workforce in staggering numbers to attend to COVID-related caregiving responsibilities at home. This was disruptive for individual families and the economy at large. | So this year, while of course we should celebrate our mothers, there's much more to be done. Honoring our caregivers goes beyond individ…

sputniknews (2021-05-09). West Bengal Chief Mamata Banerjee Writes To PM Modi, Urges Him To Waive Taxes on Medical Essentials. sputniknews.com As India battles the second wave of the deadly coronavirus, several countries including Russia, the UK, the US, Australia, Saudi Arabia and others have come forward to help and have been sending oxygen cylinders, concentrators, Covid-related medicines such as Remdesivir and other supplies.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Hollywood Star Drew Barrymore on India's Covid-19 Crisis: 'We Will Come Out Stronger Together'. sputniknews.com Hollywood stars including Jennifer Aniston, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Robert Pattinson, Shawn Mendes, Reese Witherspoon, Ellen DeGeneres, Will Smith, Katy Perry, Mindy Kaling, and others have come forward to donate and help raise funds through various initiatives to support India's fight against COVID.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Investigation Against Cuomo Widens as His Adviser Allegedly Linked Vaccination to Political Support. sputniknews.com Embattled New York Governor Andrew Cuomo received harsh criticism for his response to the COVID-19 pandemic after reports appeared that his office undercounted deaths at nursing homes in the state. Cuomo is also faces allegations of sexual misconduct from multiple women.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). When will COVID-19 vaccines be available for children? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Anyone 16 and older is now approved to be vaccinated for COVID-19, but researchers hope to open up vaccinations for those under 16 soon. Clinical trials for the Pfizer vaccine with children ages 12-15 have shown promising results. "In the last month or so we have seen Pfizer release some really exciting data in the …

Brian Shilhavy (2021-05-09). No Vaccine Passports in Texas! Medical Doctors Testify Before State Senate to Oppose Mandatory COVID Shots. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. This past week …

_____ (2021-05-09). Vaccine Waiver Pledge Tests Biden-World's Pharma Ties. popularresistance.org Several of President Joe Biden's most powerful appointees and advisers have had business relationships with pharmaceutical giants lobbying the administration on COVID-19 and intellectual property issues, according to documents reviewed by The Daily Poster. | Those ties — and Biden's longtime alliance with pharmaceutical industry interests — could prove particularly relevant as drug companies now try to defang any new waiver of patent rules that might reduce their profits and facilitate the wider distribution of vaccines to COVID-afflicted countries. | Last summer, Biden broke with his own legislative…

Zack Linly (2021-05-09). Oklahoma Governor Signs Anti-Critical Race Theory Bill Into Law, Activists Call for His Removal From Tulsa Race Massacre Commission. theroot.com During Black History Month, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt tweeted, "We can never forget the tragedy that happened 100 years ago," in reference to the

Noam Chomsky (2021-05-09). Protests Unleashed by Murder of George Floyd Exceed All in US History. zcomm.org Please Help ZNet Source: Truthout There has been "nothing comparable in American history" to the huge outpouring of protest unleashed by the murder of George Floyd, says world-renowned intellectual Noam Chomsky. Even at the very peak of Martin Luther King Jr.'s popularity, the mass protests that King led and inspired

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-05-09). President Maduro Criticizes Officials who end up Becoming 'Little Kings' — Lácteos Los Andes. orinocotribune.com All public servants, elected by vote or designated by the president of the Republic, must govern in response to the needs of the people and not become "little kings," said Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. | This Friday, May 7, during the inauguration of the presidential council of the popular government of the working class, President Maduro reiterated that one of the priority tasks of the vice-presidency for Social and Territorial Socialism, headed by Eduardo Piñate, is precisely to govern with the forces of the Popular Power. | "It cannot be that a mayor, a governor, a president is elected, that one is name…

Editor2 (2021-05-09). Venezuela's Popular Democracy Under Siege: A Conversation with Elías Jaua. orinocotribune.com Chavez's former Vice President and long-time minister talks about the internal dynamics of the Bolivarian process. | Politician and intellectual Elías Jaua served under Chávez as agriculture minister and vice president. Under Nicolás Maduro's presidency, he has been minister of foreign affairs, of communes, and of education. Now Jaua belongs to the PSUV direction, and he frequently writes about Venezuela, defending the country from imperialist attacks and speaking up for popular power as the cornerstone of the Chavista project. | In a recent article, you argued for opening a debate among the revolutionary cadres…

Brenton Brookings (2021-05-09). Big gains for workers in 2021 Washington state legislative session. liberationnews.org Bills passed include police, labor and housing reform initiatives, as well a new capital gains tax and increased funding for human needs.

Zack Linly (2021-05-09). 2 Oregon Police Officers Charged in Incident Involving Home With Black Lives Matter Flag Being Vandalized. theroot.com Cops be like: "Follow the law or pay the consequences! But also, if you hurt my feelings, I'm definitely going to break the law."

Liberation Staff, Raleigh-Durham (2021-05-09). Lynch-like killing by police in Elizabeth City, NC provokes protest. liberationnews.org After arriving at Andrew Brown's house, a mob of police approached his car and opened fire.

Amy Tahani-Bidmeshki (2021-05-09). A Uniquely Mexican Quarantine. counterpunch.org Checkpoint Zipolite: Quarantine in a Small Place by Belen Fernandez is impossible to put down. Unlike some other travelogues or memoirs by women (pace Elizabeth Gilbert's, Eat Pray Love), Belen Fernandez's candor and self-deprecating humor combined with a deep love and compassion for people and places torn apart by political and social turmoil draws the

Ed Rampell (2021-05-09). You Are There at Stalin's State Funeral. counterpunch.org Ukrainian filmmaker Sergei (aka Sergey) Loznitsa's State Funeral is a remarkable chronicle told in "real time" of how the March 5, 1953 death of Joseph Stalin was observed across the USSR — which, as the title of a 1926 Soviet documentary by Dziga Vertov pointed out, straddled one sixth of the Earth's land surface. Editing

Alex Mantzoros (2021-05-09). Chicago demands justice for Anthony Alvarez on May Day. liberationnews.org On March 31, Alvarez was shot and killed by Chicago police officer Evan Solano only minutes from his house.

Brian Perez-Canto, Anne Belocura (2021-05-09). Atlanta reinstates killer cop who murdered Rayshard Brooks. liberationnews.org The decision to reinstate the killer cop shows that so long as the government and the institutions of the state are controlled by the 1%, any victory won by the people can be taken away.

Maya Chossudovsky-Ladouceur (2021-05-09). Celebrating Mother's Day amid the COVID-19 Lockdown. Your Government Doesn't Allow You to "Hug your Mom". globalresearch.ca First published on May 9, 2020. | One year later, the same oppressive lockdown directives prevail. | Mother's Day. Sunday 10th of May 2020. [last year] The day families gather together, the day people in many countries around the World celebrate motherhood …

Editor2 (2021-05-09). Venezuela's Popular Democracy Under Siege: A Conversation with Elías Jaua. orinocotribune.com Chavez's former Vice President and long-time minister talks about the internal dynamics of the Bolivarian process. | Politician and intellectual Elías Jaua served under Chávez as agriculture minister and vice president. Under Nicolás Maduro's presidency, he has been minister of foreign affairs, of communes, and of education. Now Jaua belongs to the PSUV direction, and he frequently writes about Venezuela, defending the country from imperialist attacks and speaking up for popular power as the cornerstone of the Chavista project. | In a recent article, you argued for opening a debate among the revolutionary cadres…

Zack Linly (2021-05-09). 15-Year-Old Allegedly Confesses to Shooting Pop Smoke. 20-Year-Old Pleads Not Guilty, Could Face Death penalty if Convicted. theroot.com New details have emerged regarding the senseless killing of 20-year-old rapper Pop Smoke. Last July, The Root

Editorial Team (2021-05-09). Missed Clare's Law deadlines put women at risk. challenge-magazine.org Nearly 25% of applications for background checks accepted last year by the police took longer than a month to reveal information about the criminal histories of suspected abusers. Under Clare's Law, implemented in 2014, people have the "right to ask" police about any past domestic violence or offences that mean their partners could be a potential risk to them.

Staff (2021-05-09). Samidoun condemns Berlin police repression, arrests at mass protest for Palestine. samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network condemns the arrest of at least four Palestinian youth in Germany by the Berlin police at the #SaveSheikhJarrah demonstration on Sunday, 9 May. Hundreds of Palestinians in the community and supporters of justice in Palestine poured into the streets of Berlin marching from Rathaus Neukà∂lln to Hermannplatz for demonstrations in protest of the ongoing Nakba in Palestine and Israeli ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem, including the targeting of the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood and Israeli police violent invasions of Al-Aqsa Mosque. These demonstrations were organized b…

Jane Cutter (2021-05-09). Mothers need more than flowers. liberationnews.org Mothers' Day is one of those Hallmark holidays that I mostly despise.

The Canary (2021-05-09). Sturgeon says new vote is 'will of the country' after Scotland elects pro-independence majority. thecanary.co Another referendum is the "will of the country" first minister Nicola Sturgeon has said after Scotland elected a majority of pro-independence MSPs. | IndyRef2: | The SNP won a total of 64 seats in the Scottish Parliament — one more than in 2016, but one short of the total needed for a majority. With the Scottish Greens having their best ever Holyrood performance, returning eight MSPs, the parliament now has 72 MSPs who support a second independence vote. Former first minister Alex Salmond's Alba Party — which had been campaigning for an independence "supermajority" — failed to get any MS…

Steve Topple (2021-05-09). WTF's Keir Starmer doing? He's aiding a Blairite takeover. thecanary.co If you think the Labour Party has been in a mess since Thursday 6 May's local elections, you'd be right. Because another political civil war is starting. But ultimately, as with all Labour in-fighting, the real casualties will be the poorest people in society. | Starmer: blame anyone but himself?: | Late on Saturday 8 May, Twitter was awash with rumours that Starmer had sacked Angela Rayner. It was from her job as chairperson: | CONFIRMED: Angela Rayner has been sacked as Labour Party chair. She remains deputy leader. — Gabriel Pogrund…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-09). Major Fire Broke Out At Syria's Oil Refinery: Israel & Militants Suspected (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | On May 9, a fire broke out at Homs oil refinery in central Syria as a result of what was described as an "accident" by local officials. | According to the Syrian Arab News Agency, the fire broke out at the refinery's Distillation Unit 100. Refinery workers and local firefighters were able to contain and put down the fire within a short period of time."Firefighting teams, with great efforts, managed to control the fire," Suleiman al-Mohamad, Gen…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-09). ISIS Terrorists Killed, Injured Over 30 Nigerien Soldiers In Two Separate Attacks (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | More than 30 Nigerien soldiers were killed in two separate attacks by ISIS cells in western and southwestern Niger in the first week of May. | The first attack, which took place on May 1st, saw ISIS cells ambushing a unit of the FAN [Forces Armées Nigériennes — reads in English the Niger Armed Forces] near the town of Talia in the Tahoua region in western Niger. | Ibrahim Miko, Secretary General of Tahoua, said on national TV that the unit was on its way back f…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-09). For Victory Day: It's Time To Think About Finally Winning WWII. southfront.org Illustrative image. Source: U.S. Air Force photo | Written by Matthew Ehret exclusively for SouthFront. | 76 years ago Germany surrendered to allied forces finally ending the ravages of the Second World War. | Today, as the world celebrates the anniversary of this victory, why not think very seriously about finally winning that war once and for all? | If you're confused by this statement, then you might want to sit down and take a deep breath before reading on. Within the next 12…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-09). Karar Hashmi: Foreign Powers To Create Shia-Sunni Dispute In Afghanistan, Pakistan. southfront.org The sociopolitical activist and seminarian at Qom from central Kashmir Ganderbal Agha Syed Karar Hashmi"Wipeout all terrorist groups in Afghanistan & Pakistan or empower Shias with arms to make their own safety", Karar Hashmi. | The sociopolitical activist and seminarian at Qom from central Kashmir Ganderbal Agha Syed Karar Hashmi has lashed over terrorist groups ISIL, Taliban and others working in Afghanistan and Pakistan involving to target Shias as a part of international game plan of big guns to d…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-09). In Video: PKK Drone Targeted Turkish Post In Northern Iraq With RPG-7 Warheads. southfront.org Screen grab from the PKK's attack video. | On May 9th, the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) shared a video of a drone attack on a post of the Turkish military in the province of Dohuk in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. | The attack that took place on April 29th was carried out with a commercially-bought hexacopter drone. In the video, the drone can be seen dropping three projectiles, HEAT [High-Explosive Anti-Tank] warheads taken from RPG-7 rounds, on the Turkish post, which is located near the town of Kani Masi. | During the…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-09). The Way Out Of The Impasse Between Iran & U.S. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Eric Zuesse, originally published at On June 18th, Iran will hold its Presidential election. The current Government is led by Iran's moderates, who are the people that aren't closed-minded to the possibility of America's being less than 100% determined to take back Iran as America had grabbed that country in the 1953 U.S. coup there, which ended Iran's democrac…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-09). Turkish-Backed Militant Commander Killed By Syrian Army's Fire In Greater Idlib. southfront.org Illustrative image. | On May 9, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) eliminated a commander of the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) in the northwestern region of Greater Idlib. | The commander, Mahmoud al-Qadu, was reportedly killed when a post he was manning near the town of Saraqib in the southern countryside of Idlib was struck by the SAA artillery. No other casualties were reported. | At around the same time, the SAA artillery also pounded the towns of Fatterah, Benin, Sufuhon, Fleifel and al-Bara, also located in…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-09). Crashing Out In Hartlepool: Labour Ills And Teflon Boris. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | By-election results make poor predictors. The government of the day can often count on a swing against it by irritated voters keen to remind it they exist. It's an opportunity to mete out mild punishment. But the loss of the seat in Hartlepool by the British Labour party is ominous for party apparatchiks. For the first time in 62 years, the Conservatives won the traditional heartland Labour seat, netting 15,529 votes. Labour's tally: 8,589. The swing…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-09). Kiev's Victory Day Celebration: Shelling Civilians (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Victory Day has come, and leading up to it, the Kiev forces commemorated it the right way: by shelling civilians in the Donetsk People's Republics. | The Ukrainian Armed Forces deployed a BMP-2 amidst the buildings in the village of Marinka, not too far from the city of Donetsk. | The BMP-2, of course, is banned under OSCE rules and shouldn't be there, and yet, it is. | And while the self-proclaimed republics in Eastern Ukraine prepare for celebrations of Victory Day on…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-09). Military Situation In Syria On May 9, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 9, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 53 times: 29 — in Idlib province, 9 — in Latakia province, 9 — in Hama province, 6 — in Aleppo province | On May 9, SDF arrested 4 alleged ISIS individuals in Shaheel town | On May 8, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled Alqamiya and Shawaragha villages | On May 8, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SAA positions in Maarat al-Numan | MORE…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-09). US Navy Seized Large Weapons Shipment In North Arabian Sea (Video, Photos). southfront.org 021028-N-0780F-001.Souda Bay, Crete, Greece (Oct. 28, 2002) — The guided missile cruiser, USS Monterey (CG 61), departs Souda Bay after a brief port visit. U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley. (RELEASED). | On May 8, the US Navy 5th Fleet announced that one of its warships had seized a weapons shipment in the North Arabian Sea. | In a statement, the 5th Fleet revealed that that the shipment was hidden aboard a stateless dhow. The guided-…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-09). Military Situation In Yemen On May 9, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 38 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On May 8, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 11 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On May 8, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Madghal area | On May 8, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Nate area | On May 9, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued i…

sputniknews (2021-05-09). As Chinese Rocket Body Tumbles Through Atmosphere, Memes Deluge Social Media. sputniknews.com Be it the Ever Green blockade of the Suez Canal or the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, social media users can turn practically any kind of event, however dangerous its consequences may be, into a meme. Now that the giant Chinese rocket body is set to fall down on Earth, the internet of course jokes about it.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). The Black Stone: Photos of Revered Islamic Relic Released for the First Time. sputniknews.com The photos arrive as the daily attendance at the Grand Mosque in Mecca during this year's Hajj was limited amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with only those vaccinated reportedly being allowed to perform prayers at the Kaaba.

No Nukes Action (2021-05-09). Tuesday 5/11: STOP The Madness-Speakout At Japanese Consulate Against Olympics In Japan During Pandemic. indybay.org San Francisco Japanese Consulate | 275 Battery St/California St. | San Francisco…

Editor2 (2021-05-09). UN Warns Israel's Forced Evictions in East Jerusalem Could Amount to War Crimes Amid Violent Clashes in Annexed Area. orinocotribune.com The United Nations has warned that Israel's actions in East Jerusalem "may amount to war crimes" after the Jewish state sought to engage in forced evictions within the annexed section of the occupied Palestinian territory. | In comments to reporters in Geneva on Friday, the spokesman for the UN high commissioner for human rights, Rupert Colville, urged Israel to "call off all forced evictions" within East Jerusalem amid ongoing violent clashes as Israeli authorities push to evict Palestinian families from the area. | "We wish to emphasise that East Jerusalem remains part of the occupied Palestinian territory, in…

_____ (2021-05-09). On Contact: How Joe Biden Is Not FDR. popularresistance.org On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to history professor and author Paul Street about the Biden administration and its continuity with the Democratic and Republic administrations' policies and programs to benefit the elite and corporate interests, rather than working-class Americans.

Akio Tanaka (2021-05-09). Let's Talk about Pacifica Radio's Survival – Cont. indybay.org Response to Ann Garrison's "Pacifica Radio: Let's Talk About the Debt" in CounterPunch…

_____ (2021-05-09). Hundreds Of Palestinians Protesting Evictions In Jerusalem Are Injured. popularresistance.org More than 200 Palestinians were wounded and at least one partially blinded over night in East Jerusalem when Israeli police fired rubber-coated steel bullets and stun grenades at thousands of people who were protesting Israeli settlers and security forces' ongoing effort to dispossess Palestinians of their land in the occupied territory. | Israel's violent oppression of Palestinians, which has intensified in recent days, continued Saturday. | "What's happening in Jerusalem and Palestine more broadly is not a 'clash' or a 'scuffle,' but a state-sanctioned campaign of Israeli violence against Palestinians," the Ins…

Staff (2021-05-09). Hezbollahon forces full alert at border with occupied lands. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Simultaneously with the Zionist regime's military exercises, Hezbollah forces are reportedly on full alert at the border with occupied Palestine.

Brenda Norrell (2021-05-09). Divest in Israel's Elbit on Tohono O'odham Nation and in Palestine. indybay.org The 'Divest in Elbit' panel today reveals the surveillance and weapons of the Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems, targeting Tohono O'odham and Palestinians, by way of U.S. contracts and funding, violating human rights and international law.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). IDF Launches Massive Military Exercise to Simulate War on 'Multiple Fronts' Amid Flaring Tensions. sputniknews.com A number of Palestinian protesters sustained injuries during riots along the border of the Gaza Strip on Saturday as unrest flared around the Temple Mount and ahead of planned evictions in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of east Jerusalem, with the IDF launching tear gas and firing rubber bullets in response, according to Palestinian reports.

Staff (2021-05-09). Rocket hits Zionist settlement of 'Eshkol'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Palestinian media quoted Zionist sources as saying that a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit the 'Eshkol' area.

Staff (2021-05-09). Zionist regime launches airstrikes in southern Gaza Strip. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Zionist regime's military forces claimed that it has targeted a military base belonging to the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, in southern Gaza Strip.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Joe Biden Administration Reportedly Awarded Huge 'No-Bid' Shelter Contracts Amid Child Migrant Surge. sputniknews.com The number of unaccompanied children encountered by US border authorities reached nearly 19,000 in March – the highest number on record in the third major surge of families and children arriving from Central America since 2014, with Republicans blaming the Biden Administration for reversing ex-President Donald Trump's immigration policies.

news.un (2021-05-09). 'I am alive, but I feel like I am dead': a migrant grieves the drowning of 3 children. news.un.org Misrah, an undocumented migrant worker, and her family, left their home in Ethiopia hoping for a better life. Instead, her three children are now dead, drowned during a perilous sea crossing across the Gulf of Aden, when the overloaded boat smuggling them into the country capsized.

Arab News (2021-05-09). Why US Islamists Are The Enemy Within — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Dalia Al-Aqidi* | Several candidates in various US states have already begun their campaigns for the House of Representatives and the Senate in next year's midterm elections. | Islamist "progressive" politicians such as Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, who adopted and spread the narrative of American "Islamophobia and racism," seem to inspire others to use the victim card to win votes. And why not? It worked for them. | Rana Abdelhamid, a young Egyptian American woman who is running to unseat Carolyn Maloney, a fellow Democrat, in New York's 12th congressional district, portrays herself in her campaign video a…

Not One Nickel, Not One Dime (2021-05-09). Petition from Rep. Rashida Tlaib to Stop US/Israeli War Crmes. indybay.org Sign now to call on the U.S. State Department and Department of Defense: Demand an end to Israel's forced displacement of Palestinians from East Jerusalem. See actionnetwork.org/forms/sign-now-to-call…

IDN (2021-05-09). Sri Lanka: New Commission To Govern Colombo Port City Soon — Analysis. eurasiareview.com Sri Lanka Embarks on Ambitious Project to Create Another Asian Financial Hub: | By Sugeeswara Senadhira | The Sri Lankan Supreme Court's determination on the proposed Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill will be placed before the parliament on May 18, paving way for the legal act to establish the Commission, with an amendment in accordance with the judiciary's verdict. The Supreme Court conveyed its decision to Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, who will discuss with party leaders on May 18 on fixing a date to debate the Bill. | The Bill provides for the establishment of a Commission empowered to…

Arab News (2021-05-09). Al-Jubeir Calls On Kingdom's Accusers In Bezos Phone Hack To 'Acknowledge Their Mistake'. eurasiareview.com Saudi Arabia's Adel Al-Jubeir called on Saturday for people who "accused the Kingdom" with regard to claims it was involved with the hacking of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos' phone last year to "acknowledge their mistake." | The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs posted to Twitter asking if now that the truth that "the Kingdom had nothing to do with the allegations" had been revealed, whether people would "simply delete their tweets" and "hope that their positions at the time disappear into the sunset?" | Reports in January 2020 suggested Bezos' phone was hacked after receiving a WhatsApp message sent from the per…

Lobato Felizola (2021-05-09). Bolsonaro Is Destroying the Amazon While Pretending to Protect It. commondreams.org "By 2030, deforestation will end, due to the lack of forest," said the former superintendent of the Federal Police in Amazonas who was fired last month for challenging illegal logging. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS Repost (2021-05-09). Amazonians United: A new trap for workers. indybay.org Given the RWDSU's unsuccessful union drive in Bessemer, Alabama—resulting from its obviously top-down, officially-sponsored character—a subtler approach is now being pitched by sections of the union apparatus and their middle-class allies. Writers at the World Socialist Web Site expose some troubling facts which workers should be made aware of.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Taliban Leader Says US Repeatedly Breached Doha Peace Deal. sputniknews.com KABUL (Sputnik) Rahimullah Khogyany – The United States has repeatedly violated the peace agreement reached with the Taliban in Qatar's capital of Doha in 2020, the movement's leader, Hibatullah Akhundzada, said on Sunday.

VOA (2021-05-09). Afghanistan: Taliban Declare Three-day Ceasefire For Eid Holiday. eurasiareview.com By Ayaz Gul | The Taliban have announced a nationwide cease-fire in Afghanistan that will take effect when the three-day annual Muslim festival of Eid-al-Fitr begins Thursday, marking the end of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan. | The announcement follows a spike in attacks by the Islamist insurgent group against government forces across many Afghan provinces. It also comes a day after multiple blasts outside a girls school in Kabul killed more than 60 people, mostly students. | The Taliban said Sunday its leadership has instructed all insurgent fighters "to halt all offensive operations against the enemy"

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-09). Taliban leader says US repeatedly breached Doha accord. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Hibatullah Akhundzada said Sunday that the US has repeatedly violated the peace agreement reached with the Taliban in Qatar's capital of Doha in 2020.

Kim Petersen (2021-05-09). BBC, Free Media, and Julian Assange. dissidentvoice.org A video in which Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev is interviewed by Orla Guerin has resurfaced; the interview took place in November 2020. (The BBC version.) Revealing is what is not seen in the BBC version. When Aliyev held up the mirror to Guerin's "accusation" that there was no free media in Azerbaijan, the BBC responded …

Elias Jaua (2021-05-09). Venezuela's Popular Democracy under Siege. zcomm.org An interview on the internal dynamics of the Bolivarian process…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-09). Crashing Out in Hartlepool: Labour Ills and Teflon Boris. dissidentvoice.org By-election results make poor predictors. The government of the day can often count on a swing against it by irritated voters keen to remind it they exist. It's an opportunity to mete out mild punishment. But the loss of the seat in Hartlepool by the British Labour party is ominous for party apparatchiks. For the …

Staff (2021-05-09). Colombia from the Frontline: Fuego en el Alma. dsausa.org RSVP Here Since April 28, Colombia has mobilized against the Duque administration in what started as a national strike and became a nationwide mass mobilization. The state has responded to the mobilizations with militarization of the major cities, with tanks lining up along the streets and avenues. The riot police, ESMAD are now responsible for…

_____ (2021-05-09). The Way Out of the Impasse Between Iran & U.S. strategic-culture.org Biden chose an astoundingly stupid and arrogant policy of the U.S.&UK imperium, instead of criticizing and renouncing his immediate predecessors' policies on these matters. | On June 18th, Iran will hold its Presidential election. The current Government is led by Iran's moderates, who are the people that aren't closed-minded to the possibility of America's being less than 100% determined to take back Iran as America had grabbed that country in the 1953 U.S. coup there, which ended Iran's democracy and installed the brutal and much-hated fascist Shah Reza Pahlevi. The non-moderates in Iran will not negotiate with…

_____ (2021-05-09). Space Colonization Is a Capitalist Perception Management Op. strategic-culture.org Space colonization is largely a capitalist perception management op promoted by the likes of Musk and Bezos to strengthen the narrative that it's okay to continue the world-raping global capitalist principle of infinite growth on a finite world because we can escape the catastrophic ecological consequences of that paradigm by fleeing to space.

Dean Baker (2021-05-09). Biden's Big Steps on TRIPS: Getting the World Vaccinated. zcomm.org In reversing the U.S. position, Biden went against a major lobbying campaign by the pharmaceutical industry…

Kim Kelly (2021-05-09). Striking Alabama coal miners are prepared for a long fight. zcomm.org Over 1,000 union coal miners at Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood, Alabama, have been on strike since April 1…

Jack Kelly (2021-05-09). Inside America's Rural Housing Crisis. zcomm.org Across Wisconsin, low-income people are struggling to find quality, affordable housing…

Richard Falk (2021-05-09). On Being a Citizen Pilgrim. zcomm.org Interview on Public Intellectual: The Life of a Citizen Pilgrim…

sputniknews (2021-05-09). US Reportedly Wants to Redeploy Forces From Afghanistan Closer to Russia's Borders. sputniknews.com The US and NATO began their withdrawal from Afghanistan on 1 May, with the security situation in the country little better now than it was after the 2001 invasion. US President Joe Biden, in his announcement of the withdrawal in April, called on Russia, China and India to step up and "support Afghanistan" after the US leaves.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Remnants of Chinese Rocket Have Reportedly Re-Entered Earth's Atmosphere. sputniknews.com The body of the CZ-5B rocket has been tumbling above the Earth for several days, leaving scientists and observers to guess where the debris will land.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Russia to Mark WWII Victory Anniversary With Nationwide Military Parades on Sunday. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia commemorates the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II as military parades and other celebrations begin across the country.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Climate Activists Gather for March in Paris. sputniknews.com In December, French President Emmanuel Macron announced his intention to hold a nationwide referendum on constitutional amendments related to the fight against climate change.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Leaked Docs Reportedly Reveal How Washington's 'Arab NATO' Initiative to Isolate Iran Failed. sputniknews.com Despite continuing to expound much of his predecessor's foreign policy agenda, President Biden's administration has yet to bring up "Arab NATO", the Trump-era effort to build a coalition of Middle Eastern states to "confront Iranian aggression," terrorism and extremism, and to "promote economic growth" and energy security.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Scenarios of Chinese Rocket Debris Fall Emerge as Israel, Saudi Arabia, N Zealand Possibly at Risk. sputniknews.com A Chinese CZ-5B rocket is in the spotlight of global attention as it tumbles through the atmosphere approaching Earth, with its final destination yet unknown, keeping scientists and skywatchers around the world guessing.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Elon Musk Reveals He is First Person with Asperger's to Host 'Saturday Night Live'. sputniknews.com SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk became a much-anticipated guest on "Saturday Night Live" – the long-running NBC variety show, in an appearance that was touted as potentially a market-moving event for his favourite cryptocurrency, Dogecoin.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Robinhood Trading App Partially Down as Elon Musk Plugs Dogecoin on SNL. sputniknews.com Tesla CEO Elon Musk during the Saturday Night Live (SNL) show said that Cryptocurrency prices have been growing, particularly Dogecoin, which is "unstoppable" and will "take over the world,".

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Ghani Condemns Terrorist Attack on Girls' School in Kabul. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday called a bombing of a girls' school in the country's capital Kabul an act of terrorism and a crime against humanity, the deputy interior minister said.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Ancient Biblical Holy Site's Authenticity Challenged by Scholar. sputniknews.com Using the "geographical knowledge of the original authors of Scripture" and applying it "via archaeology", biblical scholar Tom Meyer claims, may help discover the tombs of prominent figures featured in the Bible, such as Moses and Joseph.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Push-Ups Together: Golden Retriever Puppy Joins Owner For Workout. sputniknews.com What are the benefits of push-ups? For many fitness fans, this kind of physical activity is essential because it is a perfect way to build both upper-body and core strength.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Miaow! Kitty is Kross About Being Denied Its Snack. sputniknews.com It is always fascinating watching our pets trying to find their way out of a tricky situation. Some cats and dogs can solve a task quickly, but others need extra time to achieve their goal.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Three Police Officers Reportedly Injured in Southeast of France. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Two members of the national police and one municipal police officer were injured as they were responding to a call in the town of Frejus in the southeast of France, media reported on Sunday.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Death Toll From Kabul School Blasts Reportedly Rises to 63. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The death toll from Saturday's blasts near a girls' school in the Afghan capital of Kabul has reached 63, with more than 150 others wounded, media reported.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). 50 Dead Amid Fighting Between Yemeni Forces, Houthi Rebels in Marib – Military Source. sputniknews.com CAIRO (Sputnik) – At least 50 people have died and dozens injured amid fighting between Yemeni government forces and members of the Houthi faction in the Marib governorate, a Yemeni military source told Sputnik.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). US Navy Says It Seized Illicit Shipment of Weapons in North Arabian Sea. sputniknews.com The cargo, found in the Indian Ocean, reportedly contained Russian and Chinese-made "illegal" weapons, and it remains unknown from where the weapons were taken and where they were supposed to be delivered.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Pope Francis Calls for Putting End to Violent Clashes in East Jerusalem. sputniknews.com ROME (Sputnik) – Pope Francis during his Sunday address expressed concerns about the ongoing clashes in East Jerusalem that led to the injuries of around 300 Palestinians, calling for the violence to stop.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Happy Together: Farmer and Cow Enjoy a Sunday Jaunt. sputniknews.com Joar Berge calls himself a "farm animal ambassador" and a "cow whisperer". He is the co-founder of an animal sanctuary in Germany and has more than 80,000 followers on his Instagram account, Moustache Farmer.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). NYC Teacher Reportedly Caught in Foreplay With Topless Man During Zoom Class. sputniknews.com As classes, job assignments and a variety of other activities are being transferred from the real world to the virtual, a bunch of funny (or not so much) incidents have taken place, in some instances causing grave repercussions for those involved.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). China's CZ-5B Heavy-Lift Vehicle Re-entry Expected Over Mediterranean on Sunday. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The spent stage of China's Long March 5B (Chang Zheng 5B, or CZ-5B) rocket that launched the first module for the country's orbital station last month is expected to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere over the Mediterranean on Sunday, according to the latest estimates from the US Air Force.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). 'It's a Hustle!': Dogecoin Takes a Tumble as Tech Tycoon Elon Musk Jokes About Crypto on 'SNL'. sputniknews.com Dogecoin, which was launched in 2013 as a joke in a nod to the "doge" meme circling the internet at the time, has since become the fifth-largest cryptocurrency in the world. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has taken a particular interest in the digital currency, referring to himself as the Dogefather.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). How the Biden Administration Could Step Up Warrantless Spying on Americans by Using Private Firms. sputniknews.com The Biden administration is considering using private firms to surveil suspected domestic terrorists online, according to CNN. A new "war on domestic terror" is fraught with risks of curtailing constitutional rights for Americans and giving sweeping new powers to the federal government, warned former CIA officers.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Putin Says Followers of Nazi Death Squad Members Continue Attempts to Rewrite History. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said during his speech at the Victory Parade on Sunday that modern followers of Nazi killing squad members continue attempts to rewrite WWII history.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Leaked Docs Reportedly Reveal How Washington's 'Arab NATO' Initiative to Isolate Iran Failed. sputniknews.com Despite carrying on with much of his predecessor's foreign policy agenda, President Biden's administration has yet to bring up "Arab NATO", the Trump-era effort to build a coalition of Middle Eastern states to "confront Iranian aggression", terrorism and extremism, and to "promote economic growth" and energy security.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Belarus' Lukashenko Orders Power to Be Transfered to Security Council in Event of His Death. sputniknews.com In April, Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko revealed that the country's security forces had detained a group of people plotting his assassination, and claimed that the US State Department had backed the conspirators.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Erdogan: Turkey Essential for EU to Retain Power. sputniknews.com ANKARA (Sputnik) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a message on Europe Day that the European Union needed Turkey to be a strong global player.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Church of England Mulls Removing Monuments Thought to Contain References to Slavery. sputniknews.com Last month, an anti-racism task force was set up by the archbishops of Canterbury and York; it has already urged the Church of England to address the legacy of its involvement in the slave trade.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Big Brother In Space: Satellite Photos Could Help Combat Illegal Gold Mining in Peru. sputniknews.com The new methodology essentially allows the relatively subtle signs of mining activity to be detected on satellite photos of our planet's surface, thus allowing the authorities to track down possible illegal operations.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Maldivian Police Arrest Third Suspect in Attack on Ex-President Nasheed. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Maldives police said on Sunday that they had arrested a third person in connection with the attack on parliament speaker and former president Mohamed Nasheed.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Fire Erupts in Syrian City of Homs' Main Refinery, Reports Say. sputniknews.com The fire had erupted main Homs refinery's distillation unit due to a leak in a pumping station, according to Syrian state media.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). 'Failing to Meet Responsible Standards': NASA Slams China Over Rocket Debris. sputniknews.com The main module carried by the rocket is poised to be the control hub for the Tiangong (or "Heavenly Palace") orbital station that China wants to finish assembling by 2022.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Doctor Who Treated Navalny in Siberia Lost in Forest, Search Ongoing. sputniknews.com OMSK, Russia (Sputnik) – Alexander Murakhovsky, the health minister of Russia's Omsk region and former chief of a hospital that treated opposition figure Alexey Navalny from his alleged poisoning, has disappeared in a local forest, the interior ministry's regional office said on Sunday.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Victory Day Fireworks Light Up Moscow Skies. sputniknews.com The Victory Day celebrations kicked off in Moscow with a military parade at the Red Square, culminating with a fireworks display.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Explosion Reported On Board Oil Tanker Off Syria. sputniknews.com The blast reportedly occurred during maintenance operations aboard the oil tanker.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Middle East Quartet Calls on Israel to Exercise Restraint Amid Unrest in East Jerusalem. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Middle East Quartet – Russia, the US, the EU and the UN – has expressed concerns over recent violence in East Jerusalem that led to the death of around 300 Palestinians.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). 'Narco-Tunnel' Allegedly Linked to Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Found Near Mexican National Guard Base. sputniknews.com Although the tunnel did not lead across the border into US territory, it could have been intended to connected with another underground passage stretching from Tijuana to San Diego.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Chinese Media Warns US Would Face 'Absolute Nightmare' in Conflict With China, Russia. sputniknews.com Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently characterized Moscow's relations with Beijing as "the best in their entire history," with the Chinese Foreign Ministry announcing last month that the two countries enjoy a "comprehensive partnership" and would "support each other in matters of protecting state sovereignty."

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Two People Dead in Light Plane Crash in Russia's Tatarstan. sputniknews.com UFA (Sputnik) – A maintenance worker, who was supposed to repair a light-engine plane in Russia's Tatarstan region, hijacked the aircraft and crashed while landing, which resulted in his and the other passenger's deaths, local investigative authorities said on Sunday.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Social Media Cheers Elon Musk for 'Bringing SNL Back to Life'. sputniknews.com Elon Musk took central stage on NBC's Saturday Night Live, as his fans and Dogecoin holders turned their heads to the screens, anticipating some bizarre comedy and potentially market-moving events. They have not been disappointed.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). France Not Ruling Out Tit-For-Tat Response to UK's Refusal to Fulfil Fishery Deal. sputniknews.com PARIS (Sputnik) – France may retaliate against the United Kingdom if London fails to fulfil…

sputniknews (2021-05-09). House Democrats Reportedly Make New Push to Get Trump's Tax Returns. sputniknews.com Congressional Democrats have been chomping at the bit to dig around the former president and real estate mogul's tax returns for years, hoping to find something incriminating. Lawmakers stepped up their efforts in the wake of the 2020 election after efforts to legally bar him from running again in 2024 fell through.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). South Korea Reportedly Cracks Down on Online Cryptocurrency Phishing Scams. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The South Korean government intends to join hands with the national police to battle the rise of phishing websites linked to cryptocurrencies as prices of virtual money soar, the Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday, citing the ministry of communication technologies.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Political Group Urges France to Quit EU, Warns of Future 'Poverty for French Fishermen'. sputniknews.com France previously stated that it would not make any concessions to the United Kingdom in…

sputniknews (2021-05-09). WWII's Lessons, Combat Robots and Russia's Women Warriors: Highlights From the Moscow Victory Parade. sputniknews.com In Russia and across the former USSR, Sunday marks the 76th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany and its allies in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. Parades dedicated to the hallowed day were held across Russia, with Moscow boasting the largest, with thousands of troops, nearly 200 vehicles, and dozens of aircraft taking part.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). 'Ditch the Lot, End Soap Opera': Netizens Mock Idea Prince Michael of Kent 'Sold Access to Kremlin'. sputniknews.com Prince and Princess Michael of Kent are not working members of the British Royal Family. The official Royal Family website describes Queen's first cousin as being "connected to Russia through his maternal grandmother [Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna, the granddaughter of Russia's Alexander II]", and as having "a strong interest in the country".

jenny miller (2021-05-09). Taking Action Against 5G–Advice from a People's Lobbyist. indybay.org The rollout of hundreds of thousands of so-called "small" cell towers across the U.S. will have catastrophic impacts, due to the hazardous radiation they emit. In CA, the rollout is cause for even greater concern, because of the immense fire danger they represent. This article explains how people can fight back.

Labor Video Project (2021-05-09). Que Viva! Al Rojas. indybay.org Al Rosa, a founder of the UFWA passed away on March 20, 2021 and a memorial was held on April 24 in Sacramento. Participants talked about Al Rojas and who he was.

Kids Rise Up (2021-05-09). Harvey Milk Students Protest at Castro Safeway After Racial Profiling Incident. indybay.org After a Black 11-year-old boy was falsely accused of stealing a sandwich at a Castro neighborhood Safeway, security guards detained him even though he showed his receipt. Fellow students at Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academic Elementary, with help from parents and staff, marched on the Safeway and demonstrated in front of the store.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Japanese Woman Suspected of Poisoning Her Husband Who 'Became Rich to Sleep With Beauties'. sputniknews.com A wealthy real estate mogul from Japan, Kosuke Nozaki, proudly claimed in his 2016 memoire that he "became rich to sleep with attractive women", cashing out some 3 billion yen to thousands of them before tying the knot in 2018 with a young beauty to have sex three times a day. That's what he claimed, at least.

Eurasia Review (2021-05-09). Cricket Bats Should Be Made From Bamboo Not Willow. eurasiareview.com Bamboo cricket bats are stronger, offer a better 'sweet spot' and deliver more energy to the ball than those made from traditional willow, tests conducted by the University of Cambridge show. Bamboo could, the study argues, help cricket to expand faster in poorer parts of the world and make the sport more environmentally friendly. | "The sound of leather on willow" may have delighted cricket lovers for generations but the sport should now consider making the blades of its bats with bamboo, say researchers from Cambridge's Centre for Natural Material Innovation. | Dr Darshil Shah and Ben Tinkler-Davies compared…

Eurasia Review (2021-05-09). Dinosaurs That Hunted In The Dark. eurasiareview.com Today's 10,000 species of birds live in virtually every habitat on Earth, but only a handful have adaptations enabling them to hunt active prey in the dark of night. Scientists have long wondered whether theropod dinosaurs – the group that gave rise to modern birds – had similar sensory adaptations. | A new study led by University of the Witwatersrand scientist, Professor Jonah Choiniere, sought to investigate how vision and hearing abilities of dinosaurs and birds compared. The international team of researchers used CT scanning and detailed measurements to collect information on the relative size of the eyes…

DMG (2021-05-09). Myanmar: Dozens Of Sittwe University Staff Dismissed For Joining Civil Disobedience Movement. eurasiareview.com Thirty-five instructors from Sittwe University in the Arakan State capital have been dismissed for joining the civil disobedience movement, according to a letter signed by Dr. Khin Maung Zaw, acting rector of the University. | The letter released on May 6 said those absent on May 3 without excuse were dismissed from that day onward. | A list of staff joining the CDM is being compiled and sent to the Ministry of Education daily, and the 35 teachers dismissed were included on the list, an official of Sittwe University told DMG. | "We have to send a list of teachers who are joining the CDM and not joining the CDM…

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-05-09). Russia Becomes Member Of International Organization For Migration — OpEd. eurasiareview.com After several negotiations, Russia finally becomes as a full-fledged member of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). It means that Russia has adopted, as a mandatory condition for obtaining membership, the constitution of the organization. It simply implies that by joining this international organization, it has given the country an additional status. | After the collapse of the Soviet, Russia has been interacting with the IOM since 1992 only as an observer. In the past years, Russia has shown interest in expanding this cooperation. The decision to admit Russia to the organization was approved at…

East Asia Forum (2021-05-09). Washington Is Playing A Losing Game With China — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Chas W Freeman Jr* | America's latest policies toward China will prove self-defeating. US—China relations now exemplify Freeman's third law of strategic dynamics: for every hostile act there is a more hostile reaction. | Washington would be easy to spot in a game of chess. It's the player with no plan beyond an aggressive opening. That is no strategy at all. The failure to think several moves ahead matters. | Washington developed some well-founded complaints about Chinese economic behaviour — and launched a trade war. Washington was alarmed about China's potential to outcompete America — a…

ABR (2021-05-09). Mercosur Countries Sign Digital Trade Deal. eurasiareview.com By Wellton Máximo and Pedro Rafael Vilela | The countries making up Mercosur signed an electronic commerce agreement facilitating digital transactions and banning the creation of barriers on the segment. According to a note by Brazil's Economy and Foreign Ministries, the document deepens regional integration by regulating an ever more relevant topic in global trade. | The agreement represents a shared legal milestone in preventing the creation of possible obstacles to electronic trade among the four members of the bloc—Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay. Among the agreed topics are the prohibition…

Eurasia Review (2021-05-09). US Navy Seizes Arms Shipment In North Arabian Sea. eurasiareview.com The US Navy said it seized an illicit arms shipment from a stateless dhow in international waters of the North Arabian Sea on May 6-7, 2021. | The cache of weapons included dozens of advanced Russian-made anti-tank guided missiles, thousands of Chinese Type 56 assault rifles, and hundreds of PKM machine guns, sniper rifles and rocket-propelled grenades launchers, the US Navy said, adding that other weapon components included advanced optical sights. | In a statement, the Navy said that the USS Monterey and its embarked U.S. Coast Guard Advanced Interdiction Team (AIT) discovered the illicit cargo during a rout…

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-05-09). H.E. President John Mahama Appointed As AU High Representative For Somalia — OpEd. eurasiareview.com The Chairperson of the Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, has announced the appointment of H.E John Dramani Mahama, former President of the Republic of Ghana, as his High Representative to Somalia. | As the High Representative for Somalia's political track, President Mahama will work with the Somali stakeholders, to reach a mutually acceptable compromise towards an all-encompassing resolution for the holding of Somali elections in the shortest possible time. | In fulfilling his mandate, the High Representative will be supported by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), to ensure that the mediation e…

BenarNews (2021-05-09). Philippines: Muslim Militants Pushed Out After Attacking Southern Town. eurasiareview.com By Jeoffrey Maitem and Mark Navales | Dozens of Filipino Muslim militants linked to the Islamic State attacked a southern Philippine town and engaged the military in a gunbattle Saturday until government troops drove them away, the military said. | The militants with the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) group entered the town of Datu Paglas in Maguindanao province at dawn and took over the main public market, said Lt. Col. John Paul Baldomar, the local military spokesman. | "Panicked civilians ran for safety and reported to the authorities and our military forces near the area were dispatched," Baldo…

UCAN (2021-05-09). Nepal: Christians Persecuted By Religious And Political Decree — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Rock Ronald Rozario | Christians in Nepal, the Himalayan Hindu-majority nation where believers of Christ have a long history of persecution, are facing fresh attempts to defame them and their faith. | In early April, Hindu nationalists circulated a forged document on social media that showed Christian groups have outlined a plan to cause ethnic rifts among Hindus to convert them. | The document, allegedly prepared by two leading ecumenical Christian groups — Nepal Christian Society (NCS) and National Churches Fellowship of Nepal (NCFN) — noted that Christian conversion campaigns cannot succeed u…

World Nuclear News (2021-05-09). Work Starts On First Disposal Tunnel At Finnish Repository. eurasiareview.com Excavation of the first final disposal tunnel has started at the Onkalo underground used nuclear fuel repository near Olkiluoto, Finnish radioactive waste management company Posiva Oy announced today. The repository – the first in the world for used fuel – is expected to begin operations in the mid-2020s. | Used nuclear fuel will be placed in the bedrock, at a depth of about 450 metres. The disposal system consists of a tightly sealed iron-copper canister, a bentonite buffer enclosing the canister, a tunnel backfilling material made of swellable clay, the seal structures of the tunnels and premises, and the en…

Published by the Foreign Policy Research Institute (2021-05-09). The US-Japan Summit: Uneventful And Indecisive — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By June Teufel Dreyer* | (

EurActiv (2021-05-09). EU And India Relaunch Trade Quest At Portugal Summit. eurasiareview.com ( The devastating wave of infections sweeping India has already impacted the meeting by forcing Prime Minister Narendra Modi to scrap plans to fly to Portugal to see his European counterparts. | But the 27-nation bloc and the world's largest democracy remain…

RFE RL (2021-05-09). Belarus: Lukashenka Signs Contingency Decree On Presidential Powers. eurasiareview.com ( Many governments already consider Lukashenka's claim to the presidency illegitimate since a disputed reelection in August 2020 and a brutal ongoing crackdown against opposition protests. | Previously, if the president's position became vacant, or he was unable to fulfil his duties…

Dr. Azly Rahman (2021-05-09). Discover Personacracy, Not Demon-cracy: A Mother's Day Musing — OpEd. eurasiareview.com How do welearn to tolerate each other in the scheme of our daily existence, and in our journey towards realising the full potential of our emerging brand of multiculturalism, in any pluralistic nation? | How do we begin to think like a transculturalist in a nation that is increasingly becoming more and more diverse and in need of radical changes in the way we live, work, and play? | How do we teach ourselves the notion of meaningful democracy, one that is alive and closer to our heart's desire so that we may feel it and become its good participants? | How do we make democracy personal and not, as a friend of m…

Eurasia Review (2021-05-09). Hologram Experts Can Now Create Real-Life Images That Move In The Air. eurasiareview.com They may be tiny weapons, but Brigham Young University's holography research group has figured out how to create lightsabers — green for Yoda and red for Darth Vader, naturally — with actual luminous beams rising from them. | Inspired by the displays of science fiction, the researchers have also engineered battles between equally small versions of the Starship Enterprise and a Klingon Battle Cruiser that incorporate photon torpedoes launching and striking the enemy vessel that you can see with the naked eye. | "What you're seeing in the scenes we create is real; there is nothing computer generated about them…

Eurasia Review (2021-05-09). New Weather Warning Gauge. eurasiareview.com Australia, the driest inhabited continent, is prone to natural disasters and wild swings in weather conditions – from floods to droughts, heatwaves and bushfires. | Now two new Flinders University studies of long-term hydro-climatic patterns provide fresh insights into the causes of the island continent's strong climate variability which affect extreme wet or dry weather and other conditions vital to water supply, agriculture, the environment and the nation's future. | For the first time, researchers from the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) at Flinders have revealed a vegetation-m…

Eurasia Review (2021-05-09). Soybean And Linseed Oils Added To Cows' Diet Improve Quality Of Milk. eurasiareview.com Inclusion of soybean and linseed oils in the diet of dairy cows made the fatty acid content of their milk even healthier for human nutrition. It also increased the proportions of omega-6 and omega-3, which in the right balance play a key role in preventing cardiovascular diseases, for example, as well as chronic inflammation and some kinds of cancer. | Cardiovascular diseases are one of the world's main public health problems. In Brazil, they are among the foremost causes of death. Each year some 300,000 Brazilians have heart attacks, dying in 30% of cases, according to the Health Ministry. | Research led by A…

Eurasia Review (2021-05-09). With Bacteria Against Coral Bleaching. eurasiareview.com Corals are the backbone of marine ecosystems in the tropics. They are threatened by rising water temperatures caused by global warming and they are among the first ecosystems worldwide that are on the verge of ecological collapse. Coral bleaching, which is becoming stronger and more frequent due to heat stress, has already wiped out corals at many locations globally. With the help of a microbiome-targeting strategy developed by an international team led by GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, it could become feasible to help protect corals from heat stress. The work has now been published in the in…

P. K. Balachandran (2021-05-09). Roots Of Maldives' Violent Politics — Analysis. eurasiareview.com The May 6 attempt on the life of parliament Speaker and former President Nasheed is the latest in a political history of intense factionalism and Islamic radicalism : | The Maldives, which is an Indian Ocean archipelago, is a tiny country of only 530,000 people. Its politics is dominated by a few elite families, many of whom are related to each other. Yet, it is intensely faction-ridden and violence-prone, to boot. | Added to the combustible mixture is Islamic radicalism. According to the US State Department, an estimated 200 Maldivians, were fighting in Syria and Iraq in 2019, making their country the…

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-09). VE Day: Ukrainian Officials Imply Conflict With Russia Equivalent to Nazi Invasion. news.antiwar.com On the occasion of the 76th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of World War Two in Europe (Victory in Europe Day to much of the world), what since the 2014 coup in Ukraine has been celebrated as the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation, President Volodymyr Zelensky visited a common gravesite …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-09). Syria Commemorates Russian Victory in World War II, Warns of Contemporary Parallels. news.antiwar.com The Syrian government news agency reports today on an event at the nation's Damascus Opera House (Dar al-Assad for Culture and Arts) in which Syrian cultural figures and government officials commemorated Russia's victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. Russian citizens residing in the nation were also in attendance. The ceremony was sponsored by …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-09). Theoretical Russian Aggression: Pentagon Leads Large-Scale Airborne Exercises in Baltic, Black Seas. news.antiwar.com U.S. Army Europe is now conducting the annual Swift Response airborne exercise in that part of the world where war games have become nearly a daily occurrence: Eastern Europe from the Baltic to the Black Sea. The 30,000-troop, 27-nation DEFENDER-Europe 21 war games are underway currently, taking in the Baltic Sea, the Balkans and the …

Brian Berletic (2021-05-09). US Encirclement of China: A Progress Report. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Tensions between Washington …

news.un (2021-05-09). Middle East Envoys express deep concern over East Jerusalem violence. news.un.org The Envoys of the Middle East Quartet (from the European Union, Russia, the United States, and the United Nations), have expressed deep concern over confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in East Jerusalem, particularly those which began on Friday evening, and continued on Saturday night. The UN Children's Fund noted that several Palestinian children were among those wounded in the clashes.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Science Saturday: Researchers explore personalized approach to anti-obesity medications. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Individualized medicine initiatives mainly focus on rare diseases or cancer. Little has been attempted to individualize treatment for noncommunicable chronic diseases such as obesity — a chronic, relapsing disease, and a primary cause of Type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer. There are many obesity interventions, such as diets, devices, surgery and …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Consumer Health: Treating vaginal dryness after menopause. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Menopause is the time that marks the end of a woman's menstrual cycles. Menopause is a natural biological process, but in the months or years leading up to menopause, called perimenopause, the physical symptoms, such as hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disruption and mood changes, can be challenging. Vaginal dryness, a result of the natural …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Consumer Health: Relaxation for stress relief. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about managing the stress in your life. Stress is an automatic physical, mental and emotional response to a challenging event. It's a normal part of everyone's life. When used positively, stress can lead to growth, action and change. But negative, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Mayo Clinic Minute: Scoliosis is not just for kids. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Some people might associate scoliosis as a spinal condition that only happens in children. But as reporter Jason Howland explains in this Mayo Clinic Minute, that's not always the case. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/OnMYrAKzr7c Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 05) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Mother and son share rare muscle disorder, treated decades apart by same doctor. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Twenty-four years ago, Bobbi Heinold, 17, was diagnosed with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, a genetic muscle condition characterized by weakness, especially in the face, shoulder blades and upper arms. Doctors told her it could affect her quality of life. Bobbi and her mom drove from their Indiana home to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to learn …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Consumer Health: Dealing with arthritis pain. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Arthritis Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about a condition that affects approximately 1 in 4 adults in the U.S., which is over 54.4 million men and women. The most common signs and symptoms of arthritis involve the joints. The two main types of arthritis — osteoarthritis and …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Trial demonstrates early AI-guided detection of heart disease in routine practice. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Heart disease can take a number of forms, but some types of heart disease, such as asymptomatic low ejection fraction, can be hard to recognize, especially in the early stages when treatment would be most effective. The ECG AI-Guided Screening for Low Ejection Fraction, or EAGLE, trial set out to determine whether …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Aging and changing. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 56 and have noticed a few things are changing as I get older. I know as I age there will be more changes in my body and mind, but can you provide insights on what are some common things that I can expect? ANSWER: Throughout life, your body is constantly changing, and …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Exploring health care disparities in minority populations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In recognition of National Minority Health Month, a number of Mayo Clinic experts participated in a virtual Mayo Clinic media briefing to discuss health care disparities that affect racial and ethnic minority populations in the U.S. The experts addressed health education, early detection and control of disease complications. These are some of the topics discussed: …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Brain Tumor Awareness Month. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Primary brain tumors originate in the brain or tissues close to the brain, such as in brain-covering membranes, cranial nerves, or the pituitary or pineal glands. There are many types of primary brain tumors, and over 84,000 people will receive a primary brain tumor diagnosis in 2021, according to the National Brain Tumor Society. The median age …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). New therapy shortens treatment for HPV-related cancers of the tonsils, tongue. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Patients with HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer who undergo surgery and are treated with chemotherapy, may be able to forgo significant radiation therapy without increasing the risk of their cancer spreading, according to the results of a clinical trial led by researchers at Mayo Clinic. "We found that decreasing the amount of radiation therapy after a minimally invasive robotic …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Mayo Clinic Minute: Lifestyle changes to manage menopause symptoms. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The average healthy woman begins menopause at 51, though some women will begin in their 40s or in their late 50s. It's a natural biological process that marks the time a woman ends her menstrual cycle. Mood swings, hot flashes and difficulty sleeping are common symptoms that can be effectively managed with hormone therapy. Lifestyle …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Consumer Health: Considering a vaginal birth after a cesarean. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've delivered a baby by cesarean section, or C-section, and you're pregnant again, you might be able to choose between scheduling a repeat C-section or a vaginal birth after cesarean. Many women are candidates for a vaginal birth after cesarean. Still, the choice to pursue a vaginal birth after cesarean or schedule a repeat C-section can …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Consumer Health: What do you know about melanoma? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer. While melanoma accounts for only about 1% of skin cancers, it causes most skin cancer deaths, according to the American Cancer Society. Melanomas develop in the cells that produce melanin — the …

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Prince Andrew's 'Private Banker' Accused of Sexual Assault Is Axed From Duke's Business. sputniknews.com Queen Elizabeth's son Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, won't stand more scrutiny. The prince stepped down from his royal duties in November 2019 after it was revealed that he had links with discredited financier Jeffrey Epstein who was accused of sex trafficking young girls around the world.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-05-09). Afghans Grieve After 68 Killed, 165 Injured in School Bombing. commondreams.org "Schools should be safe havens for children, not zones of war." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Heidi Shierholz (2021-05-09). Mother's Day Is a Good Time to Acknowledge That Care Work Powers Our Economy. commondreams.org Honoring our caregivers goes beyond individual gestures; it calls for a sweeping investment in care workers and services. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ivana Lima* (2021-05-09). Nord Stream 2: To Gain Or To Refrain? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Why Germany Refuses to Bend under Sanctions Pressure: | The chances of the sanctions war around Nord Stream 2 to rage on after the construction of the pipeline is finally over seem to be high. That said, we have to admit, with regret or with joy, that it will be completed, and for the following reasons: | Germany, like any other European country, has set itself the task of abandoning coal and nuclear energy within the next few decades. In reality, however, there is no alternative to coal and nuclear energy. Simultaneously forsaking gasoline and diesel cars, which is something Europe dreams about, will…

Staff (2021-05-09). Afghanistan after two decades of US presence. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Two decades after the US military presence in Afghanistan, the country is still witnessing several explosions in recent days, instead of moving away from insecurity and instability.

Staff (2021-05-09). Cowardly attacks have no effect on will of Afghan people. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — In a message to his Afghan counterpart, the Iranian Parliament Speaker said that cowardly attacks have no effect on the will of the Afghan people.

Staff (2021-05-09). VIDEO: Chinese rocket debris crashes back to Earth. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — The remnants of China's largest rocket have plummeted back to Earth, plunging into the Indian Ocean near the Maldives, according to Chinese state media, ending days of speculation over where the debris would hit.

Staff (2021-05-09). Haniyeh discusses current events in occupied lands. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — In a letter to Ayatollah Khamenei, Head of Hamas' Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh discussed the ongoing developments in the occupied lands, calling for a firm stand by the Islamic world to support Palestinians.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-09). Foreign Ministry announces new Iranian ambassador to Syria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Mehdi Sobhani started work as the new ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Syria on Sunday.

Staff (2021-05-09). For 10 straight days Colombians hold protests. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Rejecting a tax reform bill passed by President Ivan Duque, demonstrators in Colombia hold protests for 10 straight days.

Staff (2021-05-09). 100 Palestinians injured in Zionist forces attack on Quds. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Some 100 people were seriously injured in a brutal attack by Zionist military forces on Palestinian civilians in Quds last night.

Staff (2021-05-09). Turkish President says Israel a terrorist, oppressive regime. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Naming Israel as a terrorist and oppressive regime that attacks Muslims who protect their sanctuaries and their homeland, the Turkish President called on Muslims to take action against Zionsists' brutality.

Staff (2021-05-09). Over 1.1 tons of narcotics busted at Iran's eastern borders. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Commander of the Border Guards of Iran Police said that during several separate operations in the east of the country, the border guards were able to confiscate over 1 ton of illicit drugs and dismantle some smuggling gangs.

Staff (2021-05-09). Risk of Vienna talks to increase after May 21: Ulyanov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Head of Russian delegation chief in nuclear talks in Vienna said that risk of Vienna talks will increase after May 21.

Staff (2021-05-09). Great achievements gained in fight against Zionist occupiers. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution for International Affairs said great achievements have been gained in the fight against Zionist occupiers.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-09). Judiciary chief condemns barbaric terror attack in Kabul. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) —The head of the Iranian Judiciary strongly condemned Yesterday's deadly terrorist attack in Kabul and offered his condolences to the people of Afghanistan.

Staff (2021-05-09). Iran rejects transportation of goods by trucks to Karabakh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Iranian embassy in Baku announced that Iranian trucks do not transport goods to Karabakh.

Staff (2021-05-09). Zarif calls on all Afghans to unify against ISIL terrorists. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Foreign Minister Zarif called on all lovers of Islam and Afghanistan to end any civil conflicts and unify against the terrorists who brutally attacked innocent school girls in Kabul.

Staff (2021-05-09). Two PMU forces martyred in ISIL attack on Samarra. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Two members of Hashd al-Sha'abi martyred in Saladin following ISIL assault on Samarra.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-09). VIDEO: Berlin rallies condemn Zionists' atrocities. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Hundreds of people gathered in the German capital on Sunday to protest the recent forceful eviction of Palestinians in occupied Quds by the Israeli regime.

Staff (2021-05-09). Turkmenistan extradites 3 prisoners to Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Turkmenistan handed over three Iranian prisoners to the Islamic Republic on Sunday.

Staff (2021-05-09). Kolm-e Bala village in W Iran. en.mehrnews.com ILAM, May 10 (MNA) — Located in Ilam Province, west Iran, Kolm-e Bala village is considered a resort for most people in the province in the summer due to its lush nature and cool weather and historical monuments.

Staff (2021-05-09). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-09). Expert consultations continue in Vienna between Iran, P4+1. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Consultations on drafting solutions to the remaining disagreements revolving around the JCPOA revival between Iran and the P4 +1 have been underway in Vienna since Friday.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-09). Quds Day rallies in Pakistan, Germany. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — On International Quds Day, Pakistanis held rallies to express their support for Quds and the Palestinian people and condemn the Israeli occupation. Drive-in rallies were also held in some German cities.

Staff (2021-05-09). IRGC, Army made great strides in field of defense systems. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — "Over the past years, we have made great strides in the field of research and producing of defense systems, including missile, radar, and electronic warfare systems", IRGC Aerospace Force Commander said.

Staff (2021-05-09). 2021 Eid al-Fitr prayers to be held across Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Deputy head of the Policy-Making Council of Iranian Friday Prayer Leaders announced on Sunday that 2021 Eid al-Fitr prayers will be held across Iran this week.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-09). Hadi gov. admits 7,800 troops killed, injured in Marib battle. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — An official with the government of resigned President Mansour Hadi's government has admitted that as many as 7,800 of their fighters have been killed or wounded since the battle for control of Marib started four months ago.

Staff (2021-05-09). VP signs Iran-Uganda customs coop. agreement directive. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri approved a directive and bylaw related to the signing of a cooperation agreement between the two governments of Islamic Republic of Iran and Uganda in the field of customs affairs.

Staff (2021-05-09). Iraqi security forces thwart attack on oil well in Kirkuk. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — An Iraqi security source announced on Sunday that the plot to blow up an oil well in northwestern Kirkuk was thwarted.

Staff (2021-05-09). VIDEO: Fire breaks out near Israeli military site in Haifa. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — A huge fire is reported to have broken out in the occupied land in Haifa on Sunday.

Staff (2021-05-09). Iran, Azerbaijan mull over coop. in food security. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran and Republic of Azerbaijan mulled over bilateral cooperation in the field of food security.

Staff (2021-05-09). More details emerge about fire near Haifa. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Earlier on Sunday a huge fire was reported to have broken out in the Israeli occupied land near Haifa port on Sunday.

Staff (2021-05-09). Iran seeking practical, immediate lifting of all sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker said that the country seeks the complete, practical and immediate lifting of all sanctions in line with the policies set by the Islamic Revolution Leader.

Staff (2021-05-09). CTG rejects having role in Soleimani' assassin. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — The Iraqi Kurdistan's Counter-Terrorism Group (CTG) has distanced itself from participating in the assassination of IRGC Commander Lt. Gen. Martyr Qasem Soleimani back in Jan. 2020.

Staff (2021-05-09). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on May 9. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English-language dailies on Sunday, May 09.

Staff (2021-05-09). Increasing death toll of explosion in Shia district in Kabul. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Above 55 people were killed in the attack in a Shia neighborhood in west Kabul and the number is still increasing.

Staff (2021-05-09). Iran's footbal influenced by cruel sanctions: min. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Iranian Sports Minister Masoud Soltanifar said on Sun. that Iran's football is truly influenced by the cruel anti-Iranian sanctions.

Staff (2021-05-09). 3 wounded by Aventura Mall shooting in Florida. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — According to US police, three people were injured in a shooting Saturday at Aventura Mall, with the gunfire stemming from an argument between two groups of people near the Hugo Boss store.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-09). Media reports of explosion on oil tanker in Syria's Banyas. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Media are reporting an explosion on an oil tanker near the Syrian port of Banyas in the Mediterranean Sea.

Staff (2021-05-09). Riyadh condemns any Israeli moves violating Intl. laws. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — The Foreign Ministry of Saudi Arabia condemned the Zionist regime's brutal attacks in the Aqsa mosque, saying that the Zionists must not violate international legal decisions.

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