November 14, 2019

Saudi Arabia vows to respond to oil attacks with ‘necessary measures’

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From BBC Saudi Arabia says it will respond with “necessary measures” to attacks on two oil facilities as it reiterated the accusation that Iran was behind them. Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said the weapons used were Iranian and vowed to release the full findings of the investigation. Iran denies involvement in […]

Saudi oil attacks: US says intelligence shows Iran involved

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From BBC The United States has issued satellite images and cited intelligence to back its allegation Iran was behind attacks on major Saudi oil facilities. Iran denies involvement in Saturday’s air attacks, which were claimed by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels in Yemen. But unnamed US officials speaking to US and international media say the direction and […]

How China is heavily contributing to Middle East drone and missile proliferation

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By Paul Iddon The New Arab China has supplied armed drones to several Middle East countries, contributing greatly to the proliferation of these weapons in the troubled region in clear contravention of the MTCR’s noble objectives. The People’s Republic of China has contributed significantly to the proliferation of both ballistic missiles and armed drones in […]

Translators of Jewish texts

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10 unforgettable translators of Jewish texts By Yehuda Shurpin From Chabad Moses Not only did we receive the Torah from G‑d through Moses, but our sages tells us that Moses was the first one to translate the Torah as well. Just weeks before his passing (on his 120th birthday), on the first day of the 11th month (Shevat), Moses reviewed […]

10 maps show how different LGBTQ rights are around the world

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By Shayanne Gal and Ashley Collman from Business Insider On Wednesday, Brunei instituted Sharia Law, making sodomy a capital offense. INSIDER created a series of maps to visualize how gay rights vary around the world. Despite same-sex marriage being legal in the US, homosexuality is still illegal in 35% of countries in the United Nations. […]

Coffee is a celebrity across the globe, Martin

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By Melissa Martin “Tumble out of bed and stumble to the kitchen. Pour myself a cup of ambition.And yawn and stretch and try to come to life.” Lyrics from Nine to Five by Dolly Parton. My cup of ambition is coffee. Brewed brown water with flavored hazelnut creamer—a steaming cup of joe. A lighter roast that is […]

US: Mnuchin pulls out of Saudi conference boosting pressure on Saudis

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From Newsmax Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin withdrew from an investment conference in Riyadh as the Trump administration shifted course under increasing pressure to hold Saudi Arabia’s leaders accountable for the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Mnuchin announced his change of plans on Twitter after meeting at the White House with President Donald Trump and Secretary […]

A map of fitness-tracker data may have compromised top-secret US military bases around the world

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By Alex Lockie From Business Insider An interactive heat map from the fitness-tracking app Strava appears to have exposed sensitive sites. Hackers or state actors could use the information to find military bases. Bases of multiple nations were exposed, but as the US has the biggest global presence, it stands the most to lose. Over […]

Yemen emergency

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The lack of immediate and unhindered access to people who urgently need food assistance – compounded by a shortage of funding – means that millions of people in Yemen are on the brink of famine. The current level of hunger in Yemen is unprecedented and causing severe hardship for millions of people. Now, 17 million […]

UN says 2016 filled with challenges, milestones for the Caribbean, international community

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From Antigua Observer UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 29, CMC – The United Nations says 2016 was filled with challenges and milestones for the Caribbean and the international community in general. On Wednesday, in its End-of-Year Report, the UN said while 2016 marked the hottest year on record, there were “critical breakthroughs, such as the historic Paris […]