Hezbollah calls for Lebanon not to accept maritime border demarcation 

Deputy Chairman of the Executive Council of Hezbollah Sheikh Ali Damoush called for Lebanon not to accept the agreement to demarcate maritime borders that do not guarantee full Lebanese sovereignty, Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported on Friday. Damoush announced in a statement: “We reject all forms of normalisation of ties with the enemy. It is not acceptable that the Lebanese accept any proposal, under American pressure, for the demarcation of maritime borders that do not respect Lebanese fuel and gas rights.” He accused the US administration of being the: “Biggest cheater, terror sponsor and supporter of corrupt and dictatorships around the globe.” According to Damoush, the US: “Interferes in the internal affairs of the countries and practices extortion on the different states […]

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US plans to free half of $7bn frozen Afghan funds for aid, remainder to stay in US

The US government is seeking to free up half of $7 billion in frozen Afghan central bank assets on its soil to help the Afghan people, pending a judicial decision, while holding the rest to satisfy lawsuits against the Taliban from victims of terrorism, the White House said on Friday, Reuters reports. President Joe Biden signed an executive order declaring a national emergency to deal with the threat of a deepening economic collapse in Afghanistan, setting the wheels in motion for a complex resolution of competing interests in the Afghan assets. The move comes hours before the US Justice Department is due to present a plan to a federal judge on what to do with the frozen fund amid urgent […]

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Israel, Lebanon, UN forces discuss 'frictions' along Blue Line

The Israeli army, on Friday, announced that its representatives participated in a tripartite meeting with Lebanese military officials and the commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Anadolu News Agency reports. In a statement to Anadolu Agency, Israeli army spokesman, Avichay Adraee, said the meeting took place at the UNIFIL headquarters in Ras Al-Naqoura in southern Lebanon. The spokesman said, during the meeting, the Israeli army presented, what it claimed, “Lebanese violations of Security Council Resolution 1701, which focused on the presence of Hezbollah in southern Lebanon, and the presence of prohibited weapons there.” “Notably, this meeting was pre-determined and forms part of the mechanism to prevent friction along the Blue Line,” Adraee added. UNIFIL is a […]

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UN's Guterres ensures Palestinian independence remains elusive

“There is no Plan B.” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' favourite catchphrase wormed its way into his address at the opening session of the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People. His speech was a reminder that, despite all talk of independence and rights, Palestinians will remain subjugated to the 1947 Partition Plan, which was instrumental in denying them their land. The Committee was founded in November 1975, purportedly because the UN General Assembly was concerned about the prolonged process of reaching a resolution. It is mandated to “consider and recommend to the General Assembly a programme of implementation, designed to enable the Palestinian people to exercise the rights” which include self-determination, the right to […]

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Turkiye calls on Greece to demilitarise Eastern Aegean islands

Citing Turkiye's letters to the UN on Eastern Aegean islands classified as demilitarised under long-standing international treaties, the nation's Foreign Minister on Thursday said Ankara is closely monitoring the situation, Anadolu News Agency reports. Saying that the islands were placed under Greek sovereignty as part of the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne and the 1947 Paris Peace Treaties on the condition of demilitarisation, Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a televised interview that Greece has been violating this condition for decades, since the 1960s. Last July, Turkiye's UN Ambassador, Feridun Siniroglu, wrote a letter to UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, decrying Greece's “continuous flagrant violations” in the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas, adding that Greece has run afoul of its “solemn treaty obligations” in those […]

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Syria opposition rejects UN's 'step for step' approach to advance talks

The Syrian opposition forces' High Negotiations Committee (HNC) yesterday rejected the “step for step” approach proposed by the United Nations special envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen to resolve the conflict, saying it will further embolden an intransigent regime. The HNC said the step for step diplomacy would give “incentives” to a regime that has already demonstrated its rejection of a UN-led peace process. “It will push it towards more intransigence and will impede implementation of international resolutions,” HNC said in a statement. Last December, Pedersen called for efforts to try to build trust between warring parties by setting precise and “verifiable” steps. The call followed the failure of several rounds of UN-brokered negotiations held in Geneva between the Syrian regime […]

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Sudan: UN calls for release of former minister

The UN called on Wednesday for the release of former Sudanese Minister of Cabinet Affairs Khaled Omar Yousef, Anadolu has reported. Earlier in the day, the Sudanese Congress Party had announced the detention of the minister after a raid at its head office in Khartoum. “Mr Khaled Omar Yousef is like the other NGOs' workers who are still in detention,” said Stéphane Dujarric, the spokesman for the UN Secretary-General. “All of them should be released.” Yousef was among the officials and ministers detained by General Abdul Fattah Al-Burhan, who carried out a coup on 25 October 2021. He was released a month later. Sudan has been suffering from chaos and instability since the military coup carried out against former President […]

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Families going without food in Somalia due to drought, charity warns

Millions are being forced out of their homes in Somalia in search of food and water as a result of the severe drought facing the country, Save the Children has warned. The impact on families is being felt more severely this season due to the result of multiple, prolonged droughts in quick succession, a worsening security situation, desert locust infestations, soaring food prices, reduced remittances – and less money committed by donors to respond, the charity added. A Save the Children assessment conducted in November 2021, and covering 15 of Somalia's 18 regions, found the majority of families were now going without meals on a regular basis. Nearly 60 per cent of assessed households reported at least one person in their family had lost […]

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'I will leave no stone unturned', vows UN Advisor after returning to Libya

The reappointment, earlier last December, of Stephanie Williams as Special Advisor on Libya to the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, came at a critical moment for the political process in Libya. The election date of 24 December was fast approaching, while everything on the ground was pointing to the polls being delayed. Her arrival in Libya, six days after her appointment, is only another indication of the urgency of the situation in the country. By 23 December, Libya's electoral commission announced that it was delaying the presidential polls, while proposing 24 January as a new election date. However, even that was missed and a new date is yet to be agreed upon. Mrs. Williams, after all, is credited with bringing […]

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Iraq pays last chunk of $52.4bn Gulf War reparations, says UN

Iraq has completed payment of $52.4 billion to compensate individuals, companies and governments who proved damages due to its 1990 invasion and occupation of Kuwait, the United Nations reparations body said on Wednesday, Reuters reports. The UN Compensation Commission, set up by the UN Security Council after the seven-month occupation of the Emirate and US-led defeat of Saddam Hussein's troops in the Gulf War, received a portion of proceeds from Iraqi oil sales. The rate varied over the 30 years and was most recently 3 per cent. In all, about 2.7 million claims, with an asserted value of $352.5 billion were lodged, but the UNCC approved payment of $52.4 billion covering 1.5 million successful claims. The largest claim approved by […]

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UN to cut aid to Yemen 

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced yesterday that it would soon have to reduce the volume of food aid provided to 11 million Yemenis due to lack of funding. “Funding shortages are threatening to cut lifesaving support for millions of people in Yemen,” OCHA said on Twitter, noting that 11 million people would “soon have to rely on reduced food rations and 4.6 million could lose access to clean water.” #Yemen: Funding shortages are threatening to cut lifesaving support for millions of people. Soon, 11M people will have to rely on reduced food rations & 4.6M could lose access to clean water. Further cuts are expected unless funding is urgently received. — OCHA Yemen (@OCHAYemen) […]

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Displaced Yemenis protest against Houthi violations

Dozens of internally displaced people in Yemen's Marib governorate organised a sit-in yesterday to denounce the “brutal and continuous crimes committed by the Houthi militia” against them and demanding an end to the group's violations, Anadolu reported. The displaced Yemenis from the Sweida camp demanded the Houthis stop attacking them with missiles and booby-trapped planes, calling on the group to be prosecuted in local and international courts for committing war crimes in Marib, Taiz and other governorates. The protesters appealed to the United Nations, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the international community to assume their humanitarian, legal and moral responsibilities towards the displaced and civilians of the Marib Governorate and to stop the killing, abuse and displacement […]

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UN warns Libyans against returning to 'discord and disarray'

The United Nations yesterday warned Libyans against returning to “discord and disarray” which prevailed across the country over the last decade, Anadolu reported. In a press conference held in New York, Farhan Haq, deputy spokesperson of the secretary-general, said: “Our Special Adviser, Stephanie Williams, is in touch with the parties and is trying to make sure that we do come out with a unified approach by the Libyan parties on the way forward, including with the elections.” Speaking to journalists after Libyan Parliament Speaker Aqila Saleh announced that a new prime minister would be chosen by parliament on Thursday, Haq said: “The entire point… The importance of the elections was so that there can be greater unification among the Libyan people, and we don't go back to the sort of discord and disarray that have marked, really, the past decade.” “The Secretary-General and Ms. Williams have both […]

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Turkey extends troop mandate in Gulf of Aden, Somalia, Arabian Sea

Turkey published a motion extending the deployment of Turkish troops in the Gulf of Aden, Somalia and the Arabian Sea until 10 February, 2023 for the stability of region, Anadolu News Agency reports. According to the report, Turkey's Official Gazette published, on Saturday, that Turkish troops in the Gulf of Aden, Somalia and the Arabian Sea will be staying and continue to support humanitarian activities in the region. The naval elements are deployed to ensure the effective protection of Turkish flagged vessels and commercial vessels linked to Turkey sailing in the region, the report says. The motion supports the national policy of continuing cooperation with relevant countries and reinforces the role Turkey plays in the United Nations system on a […]

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US says 'no wiggle room' on Lebanon holding May elections

Lebanon's upcoming parliamentary polls must be held on time, US Ambassador, Dorothy Shea, told Reuters, amid widespread concern that powerful parties may seek to postpone the May vote that could see them lose some power in the legislature, Reuters reports. “The international community is unanimous that the elections must be held on time in a fair and transparent manner,” Shea told Reuters. “There's no wiggle room.” The UN Security Council last week “underlined the importance of holding free, fair, transparent and inclusive elections as scheduled on 15 May 2022”. The May polls come amid a crushing financial crisis in Lebanon, seen as the biggest threat to the country's stability since its 1975-90 Civil War. OPINION: Lebanon slips further into Iran's […]

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From sewage dump to nature reserve, UN hopes to save Gaza Valley

The United Nations is set to begin the restoration of a historic valley in the Palestinian Gaza Strip next month, hoping to transform it from a landfill and sewage dump into a vibrant nature reserve in a planned $66 million project, Reuters reports. The Gaza Valley, home to a variety of plants and animals, is one of the largest wetland areas in the territory. It stretches 105 kms (65 miles) from the Israeli Negev desert up to southern Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and for nine kms (5.5 miles) across the Gaza Strip to the Mediterranean Sea. But over the past few decades, despite the Palestinians proclaiming the Valley a nature reserve in the 1990s, it has become badly […]

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ICRC, UN agency invited to discuss Yemen detention centre attack

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has invited the International Committee of the Red Cross and a UN agency to investigate allegations by the Iran-aligned Houthi group that coalition forces carried out a fatal attack on a detention centre last month, state media reported on Monday, and Reuters reports. The coalition has denied it was behind the attack in which at least 60 people were killed when missiles hit the detention centre in the Houthi stronghold of Saada. The state media reports, citing the coalition's spokesperson, did not say how the ICRC or the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Yemen had responded to the request to investigate the Houthi allegations. READ: Journalist dies while covering […]

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100 Years of Conspiracy to Destroy American Freedom

I was already a massive Greg Reese fan but now I think he’s made what may be the most important 9-minute video in human history. This video is the clearest and most succinct explanation of how we arrived at this harrowing juncture and who is behind it all *** TRANSCRIPT There isn’t a tyrant alive or dead who has any love or respect for individual rights. So when Americans are confused as to why their own government would ever try to harm them, they either don’t understand the nature of evil or they don’t grasp how priceless the Bill of Rights actually are. They are the bane of the Globalist tyrants, who seek to control all of humanity. We could trace this conspiracy of tyrants all the way back to the 18th century, but we’ll begin with the year that gave birth to the Federal Reserve Bank and Big Pharma. In 1910, the Carnegie Foundation published the Flexner Report, which directly led to the shutting down of natural traditional medicine and gave way for the Rockefellers to patent and monopolize the medicine industry. That same year, Rothschild banking dynasty’s Paul Warburg, along with high-ranking members of US banking and

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The Black Magic of Philanthropy: Gates, Clintons, Abramovic, Gaga, WHO + more

This latest video by Amazing Polly is about Bill Gates, his associates and his companies and his patents. Bill Gates and his associates have been using “philanthropy”, “public health”, “climate change”, “equity”, “decolonization” other do-gooder-sounding terms to disguise their business plan, which is, as Polly says is, “To colonize everything. And since they’ve been so successful at colonizing all the regular things…now, they’re onto colonizing our bodies and our minds – and I mean that very literally.” Polly starts with deep dives into two patents. The first, WO202060606, “Cryptocurrency system using body activity data”, which proposes to harness human brain waves as a means to mine cryptocurrency, rather than wasting all of that electricity on the complex computations involved in making Bitcoin: “A brain wave or body heat emitted from the user when the user performs the task provided by an information or service provider, such as viewing advertisement or using certain internet services, can be used in the mining process. Instead of massive computation work required by some conventional cryptocurrency systems, data generated based on the body activity of the user can be a proof-of-work, and therefore, a user can solve the computationally difficult problem unconsciously. Accordingly, certain

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Nancy Has Been Drinking Again

This is Nancy Pelosi during her press conference last Wednesday, following the Red Wave that swept across the country during the November 3rd elections – and which crooked Dems in New Jersey are now clawing back with mail-in ballots. I can make out the words “birdbath”, “privilege scrub” and “bathing exercises” in this completely incoherent display. Why did the reporters in the room continue to engage with her – and how was she allowed to continue along – just as incoherently? As James Woods tweeted, “If you were a police officer, and a driver you had stopped were talking like this, how likely is it you would order a sobriety test?” Nancy is third in line to the Presidency. Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi should have a slurring contest to see who wins the Brain Damage Olympics. The Powers-That-Be are mocking us with these demonically-possessed sock puppets defiling our institutions and profaning what this country stands for. What if YOU showed up for work like this? The Speaker of the House is drunk and on drugs. But who cares? She shepherded the World Economic Forum’s $1.5 trillion Green New Deal Communist Takeover of America “infrastructure bill”, which passed late

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