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INDIA-MIG-21-FIGHTER-JET Two Su-27s Intercept French Planes Flying Toward Russia Over Black Sea - Russian Military
Two Russian fighters Su-27 intercepted a group of French military aircraft over the Black Sea and escorted them until they flew away from Russia's borders, the Russian... (photo: WN / Bhaskar Mallick)
Urdu Point
  Fighter jet   Military   Photos   Russia
Presentation of Erik Orsenna's report to Emmanuel Macron and Françoise Nyssen,  20 February 2018 ‘One of the problems in France is distrust’, Macron warns. Why might that be?
When it comes to selling things that kill, France is the rising star, when it comes to those that save lives, such as vaccines, its sun has been on a long decline Chris... (photo: Creative Commons / ActuaLitté) Open Democracy
Emmanuel Macron   France   Photos   Vaccines   Wikipedia: Emmanuel Macron
Standing Man protests in Taksim Square during Gezi Park protests, Istanbul, Turkey Turkish Military Says 5 Russians Detained for Attempt to Cross Border Illegally From Syria
Five Russian nationals were detained in Turkey's south during their attempt to illegally get into the country from Syria, one of the detainees is wanted by the police... (photo: Creative Commons / Jwslubbock)
Urdu Point
  Ankara   Photos   Syria   Turkey
Jacinda Ardern gestures during the opening ceremony for Redcliffs School in Christchurch, New Zealand New Zealand to end military deployment in Afghanistan
New Zealand will withdraw the last of its military personnel from Afghanistan in May, concluding a deployment that has lasted two decades, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern... (photo: AP / Mark Baker) Manila Standard Today
Afghanistan   New Zealand   Jacinda Ardern   Photos   Wikipedia: War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai answers a question at the end of a joint press conference with Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates in the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 4, 2007. Afghanistan Military Deployment Should be Extended: German FM
By TOLOnews, TV Network TOLOnews TV Network TOLOnews is Afghanistan’s first 24-hour TV/online news channel covering national, regional and world affairs. Afghanistan... (photo: US DoD / TSgt. Jerry Morrison) Tolo News
Afghanista   German FM   Photos   United States   Wikipedia: Afghanistan
"BBC TVC" China pulls BBC World News off air for content ‘violation’
British television channel BBC World News has been barred from airing in China, the National Radio and Television Administration said on Friday, a week after the United... (photo: Creative Commons / Peter Daniel-2.0) Al Jazeera
BBC   Boris Johnson   Censorship   Dominic Raab   Xi Jin Ping
"The Guardian News Logo Online and in Print" Journalist Says He Was Fired by Guardian over Tweet Criticizing U.S. Military Support to Israel
In media news, a columnist with The Guardian newspaper says he was fired after writing a sarcastic tweet... (photo: Creative Commons / cartridgesaveimages - 2.0) Democracy Now
BDS   Censorship   Israel   Palestine   UK
The President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, and his wife host US Vice President Mike Pennes and his wife Karen, who are visiting Israel at the President's Residence. Tuesday, January 23, 2018 US-Israel ‘deterrence’ doctrine causes more instability in Middle East
By Elijah J. Magnier The Midrash Rabbah, the five books of the Torah written over 1,000 years ago, is claimed to have encouraged its followers to strike first: "He who... (photo: Creative Commons / Mark Neiman) Press TV
David Ben-Gurion   Elijah Magnier   Photos   United States   Wikipedia: Israel–United States relations
President Joe Biden speaks about his administration's response to the coup in Myanmar in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, in Washington. Biden approves new sanctions on Myanmar military officers
President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he had approved an executive order paving the way for new sanctions on Myanmar military officers and their businesses after the... (photo: AP / Patrick Semansky) The Telegraph India
Aung San Suu Kyi   Joe Biden   Myanmar   Photos   Wikipedia: 2021 Myanmar coup d'état
A protester holds a placard with a defaced image of Myanmar military Commander-in-Chief Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing during a protest in Mandalay, Myanmar, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 Beijing's hand behind Myanmar military coup?
By John J. Metzler Myanmar's military coup d'etat overthrowing the democratically elected government has provided the stage for a new morality play in Southeast Asia. We... (photo: AP)
Korea Times
  Aung San Suu Kyi   China   Myanmar Coup   Photos   Wikipedia: 2021 Myanmar coup d'état
File - A protest supporter offers flowers and kneels on a road before a police officer in Mandalay, Myanmar, on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. More anti-coup protests in Myanmar as military crackdown looms
Anti-coup protesters returned to the streets of Myanmar’s largest cities on Wednesday, preparing to face off against an increasingly hostile security forces now using... (photo: AP) The National
Democracy   Human Rights   Myanmar   Photos   Wikipedia: 2021 Myanmar coup d'état
Climate change protests Bolder climate action could save millions of lives each year by 2040
Countries could save millions of lives annually by 2040 if they commit to bolder plans to cut planet-heating emissions and curb global warming in line with the goals of... (photo: Creative Commons) Business Line
Emissions   Global Warming   Paris Agreement   Photos   Wikipedia: Climate Change
2005 Royal Visit: Queen Elizabeth II See Jordanian artist Alaa Bliha's impression of Queen Elizabeth II
A young Jordanian make-up artist has beaten the lockdown blues and shot to online fame with videos of herself imitating famous figures from across the Arab world and... (photo: Creative Commons / Government of Alberta) The National
Alaa Bliha   Jordanian   Photos   Queen Elizabeth   Wikipedia: Queen Elizabeth
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gestures as she gives her victory speech to Labour Party members at an event in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. New Zealand suspends ties with Myanmar; to ban visits from military leaders
Wellington: New Zealand is suspending all high-level contact with Myanmar and imposing a travel ban on its military leaders following last week’s coup, Prime... (photo: AP / Mark Baker) Gulf Daily News
Jacinda Ardern   Myanmar Military   New Zealand - Myanmar   Photos   Wikipedia: Nanaia Mahuta
File - Myanmar's Army Commander Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing speaks during a ceasefire agreement at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Myanmar military pledges new election as thousands join anti-coup protests
Myanmar’s ruling junta has pledged to hold a new election and hand power to the winner as tensions continue to simmer in the Southeast Asian country amid growing... (photo: AP / Aung Shine Oo) Press TV
Democracy   Human Rights   Myanmar   Photos   Wikipedia: 2021 Myanmar coup d'état
Iraqi military cline the military camp in Baghdad green zone, burring waste product work in the garden The Serious Health Risks of a Polluted Ocean
Ocean pollution is widespread, worsening, and poses a clear and present danger to human health and wellbeing. But the extent of this danger has not been widely... (photo: WN / Julie Adnan)
The Maritime Executive
  Maritime   Ocean   Photos   Pollution
A man rides his motorcycle during sunset in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 Myanmar coup: Military leaders block Twitter and Instagram
Twitter and Instagram have become the latest social media sites to be blocked for users in Myanmar following Monday's coup by the military. Telenor, one of the... (photo: AP / photo) BBC News
Burma   Myanmar coup   Photos   Social media   Wikipedia: 2021 Myanmar coup d'état
The Xbox One S is a home video game console developed by Microsoft a revision of the original Xbox One hardware with a streamlined form factor Weekend Hot Topic, part 1: most popular video game genres
Resident Evil 2 – who doesn’t love it? (pic: Capcom) Readers discuss their favourite video game genres and how they think they’ll evolve on the new generation of... (photo: Creative Commons / Marco Verch) Metro UK
Assassin   Photos   Ubisoft   Video Game   Wikipedia: Video game
A farmer waves her shawl in the air to try to chase away swarms of desert locusts from her crops, in Katitika village, Kitui county, Kenya Locust swarms pose new threat to Middle East and Africa’s food security
DUBAI: Despite its best efforts throughout 2020 to bring the scourge of desert locusts under control, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warns that swarms of... (photo: AP / Ben Curtis) Arab News
Desert locust   Food security   Middle East   Photos   Wikipedia: 2019–2021 locust infestation
Pakistani border with India Our Mutual Fight: The Case against Pakistani Normalization with Israel
The Pakistani government should never, under any circumstances and no matter the pressure, normalize with Israel. Doing so is not only dangerous – as it will... (photo: WN / bojana)
Dissident Voice
  Israel   Pakistani   Palestinian   Photos   Wikipedia: Pakistanis
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