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Jan 11 2022

EU Parliament president dead at 65

European Parliament President David Sassoli has died after a prolonged stay in the hospital due to an immune system dysfunction EU Parliament President has died in an Italian hospital where he had been treated since late December, his spokesman said. The official was suffering from a “serious complication” resulting from an immune system condition. Spokesman for EU Parliament President David Sassoli confirmed the news of his passing in a statement on Tuesday morning. Sassoli “passed away at 1.15 am on 11 January at the CRO in Aviano( PN), Italy, where he was hospitalized,” Sassoli’s spokesperson, Roberto Cuillo, tweeted. The late …

Jan 11 2022

Voting groups vow to boycott Biden speech

A coalition of progressive organizations took issue with the Biden administration’s failure to streamline election reform Four activist groups have agreed to boycott an upcoming speech by President Joe Biden in Atlanta, Georgia, urging other Democrats to continue to snub visits by the POTUS until he makes good on election reforms promises. Led by the Black Voters Matter Fund, the coalition issued a statement on Monday saying they will not attend the Biden speech due to a lack of progress on electoral changes promised on the campaign trail, insisting Georgia will not be used as “a chess piece in someone …

Jan 11 2022

Boosted Mexican president gets Covid again

Fully vaccinated and boosted Mexican leader Andrés Manuel López Obrador revealed he is experiencing mild coronavirus symptoms Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has announced he tested positive for Covid-19 for the second time in under a year and will now carry out his duties from quarantine. López Obrador – who is fully vaccinated and received a booster shot in December – revealed the result of his Covid-19 test on Twitter, Monday. “I will remain in isolation and will only do office work and communicate virtually until I get ahead,” he wrote, adding that Mexico’s Secretary of the Interior, Adán …

Jan 11 2022

Facebook mandates Covid boosters

Vaccinated staffers at Facebook’s parent company will not be allowed to return to office unless they get a booster shot Employees at Meta will have to show proof that they received a Covid-19 vaccine booster, with the company citing its effectiveness. Meta is now set to reopen its offices in March. Meta – which owns Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and virtual reality company Oculus – will fully reopen its offices on March 28. However, only fully vaccinated and boosted employees will be able to enter. A spokesperson for the company said that “given the evidence of booster effectiveness, we are expanding …

Jan 11 2022

6.6-magnitude quake rocks Mediterranean near Cyprus

A powerful quake struck off the coast of Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea, the US Geological Survey reports A 6.6-magnitude quake rattled the Mediterranean region, hitting the area to the north-west of Cyprus. The quake’s depth was reported at 19.6 km (12.1 mi), according to the USGS. The quake struck at 01:07 GMT, some 62 km (38 mi) off Paphos, a coastal city in southwest Cyprus with a population of some 36,000 people. The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) initially put the quake at 6.4-magnitude, however. The tremor sent ripples across the region, and was reportedly felt in Turkey, Lebanon, …

Jan 11 2022

NBA star stuns fans with supreme athletic rescue act (VIDEO)

The former Rookie of the Year is being hyped as the next big talent after a block against LeBron James’ LA Lakers which has been hailed as one of the greatest feats of athleticism ever seen in elite basketball Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant has astonished basketball fans with a sensational two-hand block that went viral and earned the praise of fellow players, fans and pundits alike. The 22-year-old pulled off the amazing feat early in an eventual 127-119 win over LeBron James’ LA Lakers. Around halfway through the first quarter, with his team trailing 12-9, Avery Bradley deflected a …

Jan 11 2022

Patient gets animal heart in ‘breakthrough’ surgery

The patient consented to the pig heart after being rejected for a human heart transplant An American hospital patient in the state of Maryland is reportedly in stable condition just days after he received an experimental pig heart transplant as a last resort. David Bennett, 57, consented to the experimental transplant after realizing it was his final shot at surviving terminal heart disease due to his ineligibility to receive a human heart. “It was either die or do this transplant. I want to live. I know it’s a shot in the dark, but it’s my last choice,” he said before …

Jan 11 2022

Poll reveals Americans’ biggest concern – and it’s not Covid

New survey suggests economic woes are continuing to overtake fears of the coronavirus pandemic in the US A shrinking number of Americans name Covid-19 among their top concerns, according to recent polling, which indicates greater worry over a lagging economy and four decade-high price inflation than the ongoing health crisis. Published on Monday, a new poll conducted by the Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research showed that just 37% of those surveyed list the virus as one of their top five priorities for government policy this year, down from 53% in 2021.  Though concerns about the …

Jan 10 2022

Top US central banker resigns amid trading scandal

Fed vice chair departing after media reports insinuated insider trading just before the Covid-19 pandemic was declared Federal Reserve Board vice chair Richard Clarida has announced he will step down two weeks before his term is set to expire. His recently amended 2020 financial disclosures raised speculation about potential insider trading. Nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed in September 2018, Clarida was the top aide to Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. His resignation will be effective January 14, the Fed announced on Monday.  Clarida’s resignation comes shortly after media reports questioning his stock trades in February 2020, just before market …

Jan 10 2022

Man arrested for plot to kill Trump

A 71-year-old New Yorker is accused of threatening to kidnap and kill Donald Trump over the 2020 election A New York City resident has been arrested for saying he plotted to abduct and murder then-US President Donald Trump if he refused to hand over power after losing the 2020 election. Thomas Welnicki was arrested on Monday after he allegedly told the Secret Service on multiple occasions of his plot to kill Trump and another 12 unidentified pro-Trump members of Congress, who he believed backed the Republican president’s claims of election fraud. While Trump is not mentioned by name in the …

Jan 10 2022

More than 22 thousand persons join settlement process in Deir Ezzor

Deir Ezzor, SANA- The settlement center at Ashmeitiyah town in Deir Ezzor western countryside still receives persons wishing  to join the comprehensive settlement process. The settlement process includes the wanted civilians and those who haven’t join the military service. SANA reporter affirmed that the number of those who had their legal status settled reached to more than 22,000 since October 14th,2021. Hybah/ Mazen FORUM

Jan 10 2022

UAE delegation, chaired by Sheikha Mahra, appreciates Syrian pavilion’s distinguished exhibits at Dubai 2020 Expo

Dubai, SANA-An Emirati delegation, headed by Sheikha Mahra bint Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, highly appreciated the Syrian pavilion’s distinguished exhibits at Dubai 2020 Expo. The Emirati delegation toured the various sections of the pavilion and inspected the exhibits it displays, including a replica of the Ugarit alphabet and a visual and audio presentation of the Nikal song, which is considered the oldest music recording in history. The delegation stopped at a number of paintings in the “I am the Syrian” exhibition, expressing admiration of the distinguished participations and the idea of ​​the exhibition which calls for thinking about the …

Jan 10 2022

Restoration works continue at Krak des Chevaliers

Homs, SANA- Krak des Chevaliers returned last year to the tourist attraction map as a result of the repeated restoration and rehabilitation projects , it is witnessing, as the number of visitors reached to about 15,000, including Arab and foreign delegations. The castle, inscribed since 2006 on the UNESCO World Heritage list, came under many destructive attacks and acts of theft by terrorist organizations in 2012 and 2013 before the Syrian Arab Army returned security and safety to the area in March 2014. Later, Directorate of Antiquities and Museums has begun carrying out extensive acts of restoration in the castle …

Jan 10 2022

Rajoub: Visit to Syria is a starting point to formulate the Palestinian situation

Damascus, SANA-  Secretary General of Central Committee of Palestinian National Liberation Movement ( Fatah), Jibril Rajoub, said that that non-existence of Syria in the Arab League is “a shame on  the Arabs,” particularly because Syria is a founding state in the Arab League and it should return to it. Rajoub, in a press conference on Monday that his visit to Damascus along the accompanying delegation will establish for a genuine starting point to formulate  the Palestinian situation in light of the unprecedented escalation of the Israeli occupation to liquidate the Palestinian cause. Rajoub referred to “an imminent visit for Palestinian …

Jan 10 2022

Saudi Coalition: Al-Hudaydah is the gateway for Iranian missiles to enter Yemen!

The spokesman of the Saudi coalition, Turki Al-Maliki, in a press conference on January 8, presented a collection of images and videos, emphasizing the participation and widespread support of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) for Ansar Allah. He claimed at the conference that all Ansar Allah operations against coalition merchant ships and navigation were planned and carried out by IRGC advisers in Yemen. The coalition also claims that one of Ansar Allah’s field commanders, Mansour al-Saadi, was responsible for seizing the Emirati ship Rwabee. Al-Maliki continued the conference with statistics on Ansar Allah attacks, which include:“The Houthis (Ansar Allah) …

Jan 9 2022

How US state media rebrands Nazi collaborators as freedom fighters

In an effort to redefine the roots of Ukrainian statehood, Stepan Bandera’s war crimes are being whitewashed The Ukrainian language channel of US state-run broadcaster RFERL is making a concerted effort to rehabilitate the life and legacy of WWII-era Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera, widely held by historians to have been a war criminal. A video posted by the broadcaster, registered as a “foreign agent” in Russia, earlier this month argued that Ukrainians are deeply divided about whether the wartime leader was a hero or a villain – while leaning heavily in favour of the hero narrative. RFE/RL is part of …

Jan 9 2022

California asks sick healthcare staff to come to work

The new guidance comes after the state issued a wide-ranging vaccine mandate Less than a month after issuing a strict vaccine mandate for healthcare workers, the California Department of Public health is now calling on workers with Covid-19 to come to work regardless, in a bid to cover staffing shortages. According to new guidelines issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) on Saturday, healthcare workers who test positive for Covid-19 will no longer have to isolate and can return to work immediately without a negative test, as long as they are not showing symptoms.  In a statement to …

Jan 9 2022

Mikdad: Syria and Palestine are constantly facing Israeli occupation and its violations of international legitimacy

Damascus, SANA –Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Faysal Mikdad discussed on Sunday with Secretary General of Central Committee of Palestinian National Liberation Movement ( Fatah) ,Major General Jibril Rajoub and the accompanying delegation situation in Syria, Palestine and the region. At the beginning of the meeting, Rajoub delivered a letter from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to President Bashar al-Assad. Mikdad affirmed that Syria stands by the Palestinian people to restore their inalienable legitimate rights, including the establishment of an independent state on their land. He noted that Syria and Palestine are constantly confronting the Israeli occupation, its attacks, practices and violations …

Jan 9 2022

Ex-Austrian chancellor set to promote ‘greater tolerance’

Sebastian Kurz joins Tony Blair in an NGO fighting against xenophobia despite past controversy Austria’s former chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, has added a new role to his impressive portfolio – he has been appointed co-chairman of a prominent NGO that fights racism and anti-Semitism. “I am honored to join the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation (ECTR) as co-chairman together with Tony Blair,” Kurz announced on Twitter.  The former chancellor added that the ECTR’s mission to fight against extremism and anti-Semitism, as well as promoting “greater tolerance across Europe,” have been “very dear” causes to him. The Brussels-based NGO was established …

Jan 9 2022

Germany to delay Covid vaccine mandate – media

Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s plans to introduce mandatory Covid-19 jabs in March are unfeasible, local media claims Germany’s plans to impose nationwide compulsory vaccination against Covid-19 likely won’t come to fruition any time soon, not due to lack of will but because of bureaucratic hurdles, media reports suggest. In November, then-designated chancellor Olaf Scholz told Germany’s ZDF broadcaster that he expected a nationwide vaccination mandate to be introduced by February or March. Now, however, the regulation might not be in force until May or even June, the Tagesspiegel daily reported. The delay is not a sign that Scholz’s government is any …

Jan 9 2022

Tesla fans to wait months to get newly purchased cars

China’s EV makers forced to dramatically cut production due to ongoing chip crunch The global chip supply crisis has reportedly left buyers of Tesla and other electric vehicles (EVs) in China waiting up to several months for their new cars to be delivered. Producers of car components and assemblers in China and across the world are desperately striving to meet the surging consumer demand. The EV market has been hit especially hard, as it requires more semiconductors than traditional automakers. Buyers ordering Shanghai-made Model 3 and Model Y vehicles won’t see their new cars until the end of the first …

Jan 9 2022

Six IED attacks on US convoys in Iraq

The IED attacks took place in the provinces of Dhi Qar, Babil and Qadisiyah. Also two IED attacks took place in the Baghdad province. The Thar al-Muhandis group claimed responsibility for the IED attacks in Baghdad province. According to data obtained by ISWNews, this is the 19th attack by Iraqi resistance groups on US logistical convoys in 2022. Read more:Infographic: Iraqi Resistance Groups Operations against the US in the first six months of 2021Infographic: Iraqi Resistance Groups FORUM

Jan 9 2022

Turkish occupation’s mercenaries kidnap nine citizens in Ras al-Ayn, Hasaka countryside

Hasaka, SANA -Mercenaries of Turkish occupation of the terrorist organizations continued their crimes against the locals in areas they occupy, and kidnapped a number of citizens, including two girls, in Tal Halaf town and Abu al-Suon village in the northern countryside of Hasaka. Terrorist groups of the so-called “Al-Hamzat Division”, “Ahrar al-Sharqiya” and “Sultan Murad”, which operate under the command of Turkish occupation forces, stormed on Sunday morning the citizens’ houses in Tal Halaf town in the vicinity of Ras Al-Ayn in Hasaka northwestern countryside and kidnapped nine civilians taking them to one of its headquarters in the area, civil …

Jan 9 2022

New law allows non-citizens to vote in US

Unless a judge blocks the bill, New York will be the first US city to enfranchise non-citizens Incoming New York Mayor Eric Adams has allowed a bill giving the vote to non-citizens to become law automatically. That’s after the City Council passed it last month. Non-citizen New Yorkers who have lived in the city for at least a month may legally vote in city elections as of next year, according to a bill which became law through the mayor’s inaction on Sunday. Adams, while expressing reservations with certain aspects of the bill, did not choose to veto or otherwise challenge …

Jan 9 2022

Moscow reduces Washington’s statements to ‘baby babble’

US comments on the riots in Kazakhstan reveal ‘desperation and lack of arguments,’ according to Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman US officials just don’t know what to say about the crisis in Kazakhstan, so they end up uttering “nonsense,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said. Washington’s statements on Kazakhstan, which has been gripped by violent protests since the New Year, were a sign of “desperation and lack of arguments; or desperation due to lack of arguments,” Zakharova insisted during her appearance on ‘Soloviev Live’ channel on YouTube on Saturday. US officials get “baffled” instantly when they’re being asked by …

Jan 9 2022

Tennis ace Osaka blames ‘shock’ after ditching date with Russian star

The defending Australian Open champ has withdrawn from her first tournament since taking a break from tennis Naomi Osaka called off her semifinal showdown with Russian rival Veronika Kudermetova at a WTA warm-up for the Australian Open, pulling out of her first competition after a four-month exile from tennis. Former world number one Osaka is currently on the comeback trail after taking a much-publicized break from the sport over mental health issues. Following her controversial decision to quit the French Open in June 2021, the Japanese superstar’s defense of her US Open title ended in shock three months later when she was beaten in …

Jan 9 2022

A citizen martyred, others injured due to infighting among mercenaries of Erdogan, Aleppo countryside  

Aleppo, SANA – A citizen was martyred, and others were injured due to clashes erupted among the mercenaries of Erdogan regime from the terrorist organizations positioned in Marea in Aleppo countryside. Civil sources told SANA that an infighting with machine guns took placed among terrorists of the so-called “al Waqqas Brigade” backed by the Turkish occupation in Marea city in Aleppo northern countryside, causing the martyrdom of one civilian and the injury of others. Hybah / Shaza FORUM

Jan 9 2022

WATCH: Buffalo smashes into restaurant, sends customer flying

The massive animal is believed to have escaped the butcher before fleeing into an eatery Shocking footage from a CCTV camera in China has emerged online, showing a buffalo charging into a restaurant and attacking one of the customers. In a video that was apparently filmed on the last day of December and has since gone viral on social media, two men can be seen standing inside a restaurant. While one of them is opening a drink and another is busy with his smartphone, a huge and apparently ravaged buffalo emerges through the entrance with its horns down, and sends …

Jan 9 2022

US occupation installs oil refinery in Rmelan fields, Hasaka countryside

Hasaka, SANA – The US occupation forces and the separatist QSD militia installed an oil refinery in Rmelan fields in Hasaka north eastern, in parallel with stealing dozens of tankers laden with oil and transferring them to Iraqi territories. A source at Directorate of Rmelan fields told SANA that the oil refinery has a capacity to refine 3,000 barrels per day. The source added that in  the upcoming weeks and months will witness a large increase in stealing and looting the Syrian oil from al-Jazeera region by the US occupation and the QSD militia after installing the refinery. In the …

Jan 9 2022

‘Terrorist’ detained in Kazakhstan identified as famous jazz musician

Kyrgyzstan is protesting the arrest of jazz artist over deadly riots in neighboring country A man with bruised face shown by Kazakhstani media was identified as a touring musician from neighboring Kyrgyzstan. In a released clip, he confesses to having been paid to participate in a protest that led to massive riots. People gathered outside Kazakhstan’s embassy in Kyrgyzstan’s capital, Bishkek, on Sunday, demanding that Kazakh authorities release musician Vikram Ruzakhunov. “He’s not a terrorist. He’s an ordinary citizen, a musician, a decent man,” Kamchybek Tashiyev, head of the Kyrgyz State Committee for National Security, told reporters at the protest. …

Jan 9 2022

SANA’s camera documents effects of huge destruction left by Turkish occupation aggression on Abu Resin township, Hasaka countryside

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Jan 9 2022

Worldwide coronavirus fatalities exceed five million

Capitals, SANA- The worldwide novel coronavirus pandemic has claimed the lives of more than 5,503,000 people since its outbreak in late 2019. The total number of worldwide coronavirus infections has reached up to 306,173,517, while the fatalities have amounted to 5,503,709, according to the last statistics of American worldometers Website The US still tops the worst affected countries in terms of infections and deaths, while India comes second in terms of infections and then Brazil in the third place Rafah al-Allouni/ Hala Zain FORUM

Jan 9 2022

Rehabilitation of Bechriyyat Noria in Hama starts

Hama, SANA-The Norias Department in Hama City Council started the restoration and rehabilitation works of the Four Norias of Bechriyyat located on the Orontes The diameter of the Bechriyyat Noria reached 16 meters. Director of Norias Department Mohammad Sabaa al-Arab told SANA report in a statement that the restoration and rehabilitation works are carried out by a specialized workshop and include designing and implementing of wooden models instead of the damaged pieces. He noted that Bechriyyat waterwheel is considered as the third largest waterwheel in the province that is still existed for thousands of years The director added that the department plans to maintain …

Jan 9 2022

Weightlifter Asaad wins Sports Creativity Award

Abu Dhabi, SANA- Syrian Olympic champion weightlifter, Maan Asaad on Sunday was awarded the athlete accomplished an outstanding achievement award for winning a bronze medal in the weightlifting competition at the Olympic Games  held in Tokyo 2020. Asaad was awarded along with 28 other athletes in the Team Sports Creativity category . Asaad also won three gold medals in the Arab Champion for Weightlifting which was held in Iraq with a wide participation by Arab teams. Weightlifter Asaad added the three medals to the Syrian national team in the competitions of over 109kg ,as they came for snatch 185 kg …

Jan 9 2022

Temperatures above average, warm weather prevails

Damascus, SANA- Temperatures will be above average from 5 to 7 degrees as the country is affected by a superficial low air pressure in all layers of the atmosphere. Meteorology Department expected in its Sunday bulletin that the weather will be cloudy to partly cloudy during the day and evening hours over coastal and northwestern regions, heavy rain showers accompanied by thunder are expected in most region at night. The wind will be southeastern to become southwestern in coastal and southern regions and moderate with active gusts of about 45 KM per hour, the sea waves will be low to …

Jan 9 2022

Connecting 2nd wind power turbine in Homs countryside to the Electrical Grid

Homs, SANA-The 2nd wind power turbine in al- Dahabiyah area on Homs-Tartous highway was connected on Saturday to the electrical grid in Syria, as the new turbine started to supply the grid with 2,5 megawatts of electricity. Director of Planning and Statistics at the General Company of Electricity in Homs, Eng. Bassam al-Youssef told SANA in a statement that linking the second wind turbine came as a continuation of the project of generating electricity from the wind power, with a capacity of 5 megawatts, ahead of licensing the first turbine with a capacity of 2,5 megawatts which started to generate electricity in …

Jan 8 2022

Yemeni women and children being killed by Saudi warplanes

Saudi coalition warplanes attacked the al-Matlouh area on the outskirts of Saada four times today, killing two people and wounding a woman. Meanwhile, Saudi coalition artillery attack on the Wadi Rasian in the district of Muqbanah in Taiz province killed four people, including two children and two women, and wounded two others. In recent years, the Saudi coalition has repeatedly accused Ansar Allah of violations of international law and human rights abuses. This is while, the Saudi airstrikes, often target residential areas and civilian, and Ansar Allah attacks are generally carried out against military bases and Saudi economic facilities. Images …

Jan 8 2022

Ansar Allah missile attack on gathering of Saudi-led forces in Beyhan town in Shabwa province

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Jan 7 2022

Latest updates on Shabwa front, 7 January 2022

Currently, clashes are taking place in the suburbs of Bayhan, and there is a possibility that Ansar Allah will withdraw from these areas, as well as the Ain district. The volume of bombings by the Saudi coalition warplanes is also very heavy and has had a great impact on the Ansar Allah resistance; So that the western fronts of Shabwa have witnessed 140 airstrikes in the last 72 hours. Among the reasons for Ansar Allah’s retreat from the south of Usaylan and Bayhan district center are the following:1- Turning back the Belharith tribe to agreement with Ansar Allah and allowing …

Jan 7 2022

Latest Updates on Yemen, 7 January 2022

1- Shabwa:– Clashes between Ansar Allah and the Saudi-led forces continued in south of Noqub and Jundala heights.– Due to Ansar Allah missile attack on gathering of Saudi coalition forces in Nasir al-Qahih al-Harithi house, governor of Usaylan district in Wadi Belharith region, eight killed and several wounded. 2- Marib:– Clashes between Ansar Allah and the Saudi-led forces continued in the al-Balaq al-Sharqi and al-Balaq al-Awsat heights. – General Farhan al-Naqib, commander of Mansoor Hadi’s 2nd brigade of special forces was killed in conflict with Ansar Allah in al-Balaq mountain. 3- Saudi coalition air strikes in the last 48 hours:The …

Jan 7 2022

Latest Updates on Afghanistan, 7 January 2022

1- Kandahar: On January 4, an Afghanistan Airforce MD-530 helicopter crashed flown by Taliban pilots. The flight was to help people in Maiwand flood and Taliban claims the crash was due to technical issues and there was no casualty. 2- Laghman:On January 6, Olfat Hashemi, head of Taliban intelligent service in Laghman province, was killed in Mihtarlam town and several bodyguards wounded. Taliban claims he was killed in a car crash. 3- Nangarhar:On January 5, ISIS captured a Taliban intelligent officer in Momand dareh and beheaded him. 4- Faryab:Due to bloody conflict between Taliban and Turkmenistan border patrol, Aqinah border …

Jan 6 2022

Breaking: IED attacks on US convoy in Iraq + Video

Ashab al-Kahf resistance group claimed responsibility for the attack. This is the second attack on the logistical convoys of the American occupiers in Iraq today. This morning, a logistical convoy of American terrorists in Babil province was targeted by the “Ashab al-Kahf” resistance group. According to data obtained by ISWNews, this is the 13th attack by Iraqi resistance groups on US troops in Iraq on 2022. Read more:Infographic: Iraqi Resistance Groups Operations against the US in the first six months of 2021Infographic: Iraqi Resistance Groups FORUM

Jan 6 2022

Yemen: Ansar Allah Retreats From the South of Usaylan

Currently, clashes between Ansar Allah and the Saudi-led forces continue in the south of Usaylan district. In the video you see, the Saudi coalition forces enter the town of al-Naqoub, and what is evident in it is the lack of Ansar Allah defense equipment and the high volume of aerial bombardment on the frontlines. Read more:Latest Updates on Shabwa Fronts, 4 January 2022Latest updates on Shabwa fronts, 2 January 2022 Click to see the full size map FORUM

Jan 6 2022

Yemen: Ansar Allah Shot Down the Sixth Wing Loong Drone

According to Brigadier General Yahya al-Sari’, spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces, the drone is a Wing Loong 2 type and was shot down by a surface-to-air missile. According to data obtained by ISWNews, this is the sixth Wing Loong 1 or 2 drone to be shot down by Ansar Allah in Yemen. Details of the shot down of the six drones are as follows:1- UAE-owned Wing Loong in the Kholan region of Sanaa province, on September 26, 2016.2- UAE-owned Wing Loong in Saada province, and on April 19, 2019.3- Saudi-owned Wing Loong in the district of Hayran in Hajjah …

Jan 6 2022

IED attacks on US convoy in Iraq

Ashab al-Kahf resistance group claimed responsibility for the attack. According to data obtained by ISWNews, this is the 12th attack by Iraqi resistance groups on US troops in Iraq on 2022. Read more:Infographic: Iraqi Resistance Groups Operations against the US in the first six months of 2021Infographic: Iraqi Resistance Groups FORUM

Jan 5 2022

George Floyd’s 4yo niece shot

The young girl reportedly sustained a serious bullet wound to the torso while asleep in the early hours of New Year’s day The four-year-old niece of George Floyd was struck in a shooting on New Year’s day, according to local media reports, which noted that the child was hit in the stomach and may have suffered broken ribs. Gunfire erupted outside a Houston, Texas apartment building around 3am last Saturday and seriously injured the young girl, identified only as Arianna by a local Fox affiliate. The outlet cited police, as well as Floyd’s sister LaTonya, who said the bullet “pierced …

Jan 5 2022

Government resigns amid mass protests in Kazakhstan

The government of Kazakhstan has been dismissed effective immediately, according to a presidential decree Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has dismissed the government after a wave of protests swept the country over a spike in the price of liquefied petroleum gas, leading to clashes with police. The drastic move was announced on Wednesday morning, following a night of escalating and increasingly violent protests across the nation. While the decree is effective immediately, the current cabinet members will continue with their duties until a new government is formed. First Deputy Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov was appointed interim PM in the meantime. On …

Jan 5 2022

Israel unveils effects of 4th Covid jab

Early trial findings suggest a significant jump in antibody counts one week after the additional booster A fourth dose of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine increased antibody counts by a multiple of five for participants in a new Israeli study, the country’s prime minister said, suggesting another shot will help to revive waning immunity. Citing preliminary trial results during a Tuesday presser, Israeli PM Naftali Bennett said a fourth Covid shot will “most likely” mean “a significant increase” in protection against infection, hospitalization and severe symptoms, adding that officials now know with a “higher degree of certainty” that an extra booster dose …

Jan 5 2022

US intercepts Haitian president’s murder suspect

Suspected member of an assassin group was detained and put on a plane to US while en route from Jamaica to Colombia Mario Antonio Palacios, allegedly a member of the mercenary crew that assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moise last year, has been arrested by US authorities in Panama while in transit from Jamaica to his home Colombia. The former Colombian military member was intercepted at the airport in Panama on Monday and put on a plane bound for the US, where he already appeared in a Miami federal court on Tuesday. He reportedly did not enter a plea and is …

Jan 4 2022

Soros-backed DA orders fewer prison sentences

Manhattan’s newly elected chief prosecutor has ordered staff to quit seeking prison sentences for all but a few of the most heinous crimes Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has used his first memo since taking office to direct prosecutors to quit sending criminals to prison in many cases and downgrade charges for such crimes as armed robbery and drug dealing. Prosecutors in New York City’s most densely populated borough must no longer seek a “carceral sentence” except in a handful of cases, such as homicide, rape and major economic crimes, Bragg said on Monday in the memo. He added that …