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Biden response to Khashoggi investigation ‘shocking,’ UN official says

The United Nations official who investigated the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi sharply criticized President Biden’s response to the killing, saying his administration’s failure to sanction Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent a “dangerous” message to world leaders that they could kill dissidents and journalists with impunity and suffer no consequences. “I found it … Read more

Iranian security official accuses U.S. of trying to ‘revive’ organized terrorism with Syrian airstrikes

Ali Shamkhani, Iran’s top security official, said Saturday that the United States’ airstrikes against Iranian-backed militias in eastern Syria earlier this week will rejuvenate the Islamic State in the region, Reuters reports. “The attack on anti-terrorist resistance forces is the beginning of a new round of organized terrorism,” an Iranian news agency quoted him as … Read more

UN sanctions top Houthi police official in Yemen’s capital

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council imposed sanctions Thursday on a top police security official in Yemen’s capital, which is controlled by Houthi rebels, citing his prominent role in intimidations, systematic arrests, detentions, torture, sexual violence “and rape against politically active women.” A resolution adopted by a vote of 14-0 with Russia abstaining … Read more

China celebrates official end of extreme poverty, lauds Xi

BEIJING (AP) — The ruling Communist Party is celebrating the official end of extreme poverty in China with a propaganda campaign that praises President Xi Jinping’s role, part of efforts to cement his image as a history-making leader who is reclaiming his country’s rightful place as a global power. The propaganda apparatus has been linking … Read more

Turkish pilots, official get 4-year jail over Ghosn escape

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court convicted an official from a private airline and two pilots Wednesday for involvement in former Nissan Motor Co. chairman Carlos Ghosn’s dramatic escape out of Japan in 2019, and sentenced them each to four years and two months in prison. The court in Istanbul acquitted two other pilots of … Read more

Covid infection in Lagos ‘may top Africa’s official total’

Millions not thousands of Nigerians have already contracted coronavirus, a new study says. A Covid-19 antibodies survey in Nigeria suggests that four million people in Lagos state alone have had the virus – more than has been officially recorded for the whole of Africa. The official figure for Nigeria is 153,000 cases with 1,862 deaths. … Read more

Plymouth Rock’s Drone Breaks World Record for Drone Delivery During UN Mission and Seeks Official Recognition for a New Record

Plymouth, Massachusetts–(Newsfile Corp. – February 17, 2021) – Plymouth Rock Technologies Inc. (CSE: PRT) (OTCQB: PLRTF) (FSE: 4XA) (WKN# A2N8RH) (“Plymouth Rock“, “PRT“, or the “Company“), a leader in developing threat detection and unmanned technologies, is pleased to announce that the United Nations (UN) mission in Somalia, using a PRT drone on a routine return … Read more

Former Obama HHS Official Discusses The Federal Response To COVID-19 So Far : NPR

NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with former Obama administration official Nicole Lurie about the options the federal government now has to intervene in the coronavirus pandemic. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: There was this hope by the Trump administration that somehow, in some way, the pandemic would just kind of fade away on its own. The Federal government’s … Read more