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What led to Sudan's military coup
  + stars: | 2021-10-26 | by ( The Associated Press | ) www.nbcnews.com   time to read: +5 min
The military dissolved the transitional government of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok as well as the Sovereign Council, a power-sharing body of military officers and civilians that had been ruling Sudan since late 2019. AFP via Getty ImagesGen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan announced that the military would hold power until elections can be held in July 2023. His announcement came hours after the military arrested Hamdok along with several other senior officials and political leaders. The United States, European Union and United Nations have denounced the coup, but much depends on how much leverage they put on Sudan’s military. AFP - Getty ImagesUnder the compromise, the council was to be headed first by military figures before civilians were to lead it.
Persons: Omar al, Bashir, Abdalla Hamdok, Abdel, Fattah Burhan, Burhan, Crackdowns, Hamdok, Osama bin Laden Organizations: Protesters, Sovereign Council, Getty, European Union and United Nations, United Arab Emirates, NBC, AFP, U.S, Israel, Forces Locations: CAIRO, Sudan, Sudanese, AFP, United States, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Al Qaeda, U.S, Kenya, Tanzania
(Hamblin is the author of the book "The Wretched Atom: America's Global Gamble with Peaceful Nuclear Technology.") Most focused on the potential for nuclear explosions to quickly excavate areas for construction projects at lower costs than conventional explosives. Fly the radioactive skiesUS officials also hoped nuclear energy could be used for transportation. Nicknamed the "pan-atomic canal," nuclear explosions would have carved a sea-level waterway through Nicaragua, Panama, or Colombia, per Forbes. Corbis via Getty ImagesFor Hamblin, the concept of "peaceful nuclear explosions" fell out of favor in the mid-70s.
Persons: Jacob Hamblin, Hamblin, Dwight D, Eisenhower, Alex Wellerstein, you've, Dr Leonard Reiffel, Alaska's Cape Thompson, Edward Teller, detonations, Rio, Iran —, , Corbis, Ann Ronan, Wellerstein, Marshall, we're Organizations: Service, US Department of Energy, White, U.S . Department of Energy Office, Scientific, Technology, Atomic Energy, United Nations, IAEA Imagebank, United, UN, US Atomic Energy Commission, Institute of Radiation, Google, NASA, Sputnik, Air Force, U.S . Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, AEC, of Energy, Popular Mechanics, New York Times, Carryall, Forbes, Atomic Energy Commission, Getty, IAEA Locations: Suez, Nevada, United Nations, New York, Hitachiomiya, Japan, Soviet Union, Alaska's Cape, inconveniently, Israel, Panama, Nicaragua, Colombia, Pacific, Farmington , New Mexico, Rulison , Colorado, Rio Blanco, , Colorado, Iran, Mercury , Nevada, USA, Cuba, Vietnam, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada —, Marshall, Atoll
The military arrested civilian Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and dissolved the country's transitional government on Monday, sparking protests in several cities. KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok chairs an emergency cabinet session in the capital Khartoum, on October 18, 2021. After a number of coups and a protracted civil war, the south of the country voted for independence and became the separate state of South Sudan in 2011. Wider implications Located in northeast Africa, Sudan is politically important for stability in the Horn of Africa, North Africa and the Sahel. KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudanese demonstrators take to the streets of the capital Khartoum to demand the government's transition to civilian rule, on October 21, 2021.
Persons: Abdalla Hamdok, Zaynab Mohamed, Mohamed, Omar al, Bashir, Edward Hobey, Verisk, General Abdel Fattah al, Burhan, Mausi, ASHRAF SHAZLY Organizations: AFP, Getty, Reuters, Sudan's, Getty Images Telecommunications, Oxford Economics, Sovereignty, Port Sudan, IMF, Sovereign Council, Human Rights, UAE, Russian Ministry of Defense Locations: KHARTOUM, Sudan, Shajara, Khartoum, Oxford Economics Africa, Khartoum's, Africa, Port, Juba, OMDURMAN, Omdurman, AFP, Democratic, South Sudan, Mausi Segun, Horn of Africa, North Africa, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya, Saudi Arabia, U.S, Israel, Russia, Port Sudan
Employees have quit their jobs in droves this year as the economy has picked up after last year’s pandemic slump. Newsletter Sign-up WSJ | CFO Journal The Morning Ledger provides daily news and insights on corporate finance from the CFO Journal team. In the past 90 days, she released additional funds for recruiting and is reviewing compensation for finance workers to ensure it is competitive. Apart from higher salaries, training and perks, companies are building out their equity packages to attract and retain talent. In October of last year, Autodesk went in the other direction, overhauling its equity awards and expanding them to all employees.
Persons: Duke, CFOs, Jonathan Ramsden, , Ramsden, MillerKnoll, Jeffrey Stutz, Herman Miller, Stutz, John Graham, Mr, Graham, Aaron Alt, “ We’re, Alt, Sysco, Debbie Clifford, , ” Ms, Clifford, , Tina Miller, “ It’s, Miller, Daniel Hirsch, Hirsch, Nina Trentmann, Mark Maurer Organizations: Employees, Workers, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, Federal Reserve Banks, Companies, Lots, MillerKnoll Inc, Sysco Corp, Autodesk Inc, Herman Miller Inc, Knoll Inc, Labor, Fuqua School of Business, Autodesk, Calif, Momentive Global Inc, Lithia Motors Inc, Todos Medical, mark.maurer Locations: Atlanta, Richmond, Columbus , Ohio, Tremont, Pa, Zeeland, Mich, North America, Houston, Rafael, SurveyMonkey, Medford, Ore, Israel
Traveling Through a Divided Israel
  + stars: | 2021-10-25 | by ( Patrick Kingsley | Laetitia Vancon | ) www.nytimes.com   time to read: +1 min
Two Times journalists drive the length of Israel to discover what it means to be Israeli today. Mr. Melamud, 86, was born 13 years before the state of Israel. Over dinner, he remembered the Arab village that once stood on the now-empty hill to the north, whose residents fled during the 1948 war that established Israel. He remembered crossing the ridge to Lebanon on his father’s horse, back when Israel was only an idea in his father’s head. “If he took a look,” Mr. Melamud said, “he’d say a single sentence: ‘This wasn’t the child we prayed for.’ And then he’d return to his grave.”
Persons: Shai Melamud, Melamud, Israel, Mr, , Organizations: Times Locations: Israel, Israel’s, Lebanon
L8N2RF2MKUnder interim peace deals with the Palestinians in the 1990s, Israel, which captured the West Bank and Gaza in the 1967 Middle East war, controls the registry. Hamo said he tried several times during the years to leave via Egypt's Rafah border crossing, but was refused passage. Now 58, Hamo, a retired civil servant, said he is eagerly waiting for his travel and identification documents to be issued. Israel suspended population registry approvals, affecting family reunification, when the Palestinian uprising erupted in 2000. "It is tough when you can't leave the place, either for medical treatment or study," Shannah, an accountant, said.
Persons: Munir Hamo, Israel, Abu, Hamo, Jordan, Eyad Nasser, Samir Shannah, Jeffrey Heller, Angus MacSwan Organizations: REUTERS, West Bank, Palestinian Authority, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Gaza, Abu Mustafa GAZA, Jordan, Israel, Egypt, Egypt's Rafah, Rafah, Hamo, Jordanian, Gaza's Bureij, Magahzi, Palestinian, Kuwait
Syria says Israel attacked southern region - state media
  + stars: | 2021-10-25 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: 1 min
Oct 25 (Reuters) - An official in the Syrian foreign ministry said Israel had attacked the southern region early on Monday, Syrian state media reported. "Syria affirms its right to respond to these attacks," the official added. The Israeli military declined to comment. Reporting by Nayera Abdallah; additional reportimn Rami Ayyub from Jerusalem Editing by Andrew Cawthorne and Giles ElgoodOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Israel, Nayera Abdallah, Rami Ayyub, Andrew Cawthorne, Giles Elgood Organizations: Thomson Locations: Syria, Jerusalem
Shmuel Peleg, the grandfather of Eitan Biran, a six-year-old boy who was the only survivor of an Italian cable car disaster and is now at the centre of a custody battle, leaves a court hearing in Tel Aviv, Israel September 23, 2021. REUTERS/Corinna KernJERUSALEM, Oct 25 (Reuters) - An Israeli court ruled on Monday that a six-year-old boy, the sole survivor of an Italian cable car disaster and the focus of a cross-border custody battle, must be returned to relatives in Italy after his grandfather took him to Israel. It dismissed the grandfather's argument that because his parents had intended to return from Italy, Israel should be considered his home. The Israeli ruling said an Italian court had granted the boy's aunt guardianship rights, enabling her to argue successfully that his transfer to Israel by the grandfather had violated the Hague Convention. The Tel Aviv court said it still hoped the rift between the families could be mended.
Persons: Shmuel Peleg, Eitan Biran, Corinna Kern JERUSALEM, Ari Rabinovitch, Jeffrey Heller, Bernadette Baum Organizations: REUTERS, Hague Convention, Thomson Locations: Italian, Tel Aviv, Israel, Italy, Switzerland
An investigation by CNN shows Arana is not alone in her challenge to find monoclonal antibodies. The end result is that many Covid-19 patients are left hunting on their own for the only drug that can help them. When asked by CNN why more doctors and health centers aren't getting antibodies to their Covid-19 patients, Fauci said, "I can't explain that." A desperate search for antibodiesStarr Kidda did everything she could to get monoclonal antibodies for her father, and she failed. In August, the Mass General Brigham in Massachusetts was administering just 27 monoclonal antibody treatments a week.
Persons: Mayra Arana, Arana, Dr, Anthony Fauci, Peter Chin, it's, Akin Demehin, Lindsey Baden, Joe Biden's, Fauci, We've, I've, Eli Lilly, Starr, John Daniell, couldn't, Daniell, Kidda, " Daniell, Covid, who've, Janet Christenbury, Christenbury, Beth Israel Lahey, Chloe Meck, Aimee Jordan, Jordan, Jenny Eriksen Leary, David Phillips, Raymund, Mayo, Razonable, that's, Sandra Kemmerly, Shoshana Bernstein, Bernstein, Brigham, Mark Murphy, Sanjay Gupta, Baden, I'm Organizations: CNN, Covid, University of California San, UCSF, US Food and Drug Administration, UCSF School of Medicine, American Hospital, Harvard Medical School, FDA, GSK, US Department of Transportation, US Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, Emory Healthcare, Beth Israel Lahey Health, University of Minnesota, Boston Medical, United Health Centers, The American Hospital Association, Mayo Clinic, Ochsner, US Department of Health, Human Services, National, Center, Harvard, Brigham, Women's Hospital, Get CNN, CNN Health Locations: California, University of California San Francisco, UCSF Fresno, Fauci, Atlanta, Georgia, Massachusetts, Central, Rochester , Minnesota, Mayo, Ochsner Health, Louisiana, New York, Boston, Baden
Facebook reportedly divides countries into tiers to decide how moderation is handled per country. In one example from internal Facebook documents reviewed by The Verge, a group at Facebook met in late 2019 to discuss how best to focus moderation resources around the world ahead of several major elections. Countries including Israel, Iran, Italy, and Germany all occupied a step down on "tier one," according to the report. Worse: In countries like Myanmar, where Facebook is the main form of internet, those issues are amplified. For its part, Facebook said it is more flexible with moderation resources than the documents indicated.
Persons: , Frances Haugen, Brent Stirton, Mark Zuckerberg, Vox, Yanghee Lee, Miranda Sissons, Nicole Isaac, They've, Ben Gilbert Organizations: Facebook, Service, Trump, Capitol, UN Human Rights, Twitter Locations: India, Brazil, United States, Israel, Iran, Italy, Germany, Myanmar
Hackers targeted the iPhone of NYT reporter Ben Hubbard four times in three years. Israel-based NSO Group, which develops and sells Pegasus to government agencies, denied to the team that its software had been used. "Mr. Hubbard was not a target of Pegasus by any of NSO's customers," the company said in a statement to Insider. Citizen Lab researchers said that the attack took place in two phases in 2020 and 2021, where the second intrusion was apparently intended to cover the digital tracks left by the first. When news broke last month of iPhones' then-vulnerability to these "zero-click" attacks, Apple issued an emergency update of its operating system to block the Pegasus software from gaining entry.
Persons: Ben Hubbard, , Mohammed bin Salman, Hubbard, Mr, Nicole Perlroth, iPhones, Apple Organizations: Service, The New York Times, Saudi, Citizen, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Group, Pegasus, Citizen Lab, NSO, Citizen Labs, Lab, New York Times Locations: Beirut, Saudi, Israel
Emirati and Israeli flags fly upon the arrival of Israeli and U.S. delegates at Abu Dhabi International Airport, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Christopher Pike/File PhotoJERUSALEM, Oct 25 (Reuters) - The chief of the United Arab Emirates Air Force visited Israel on Monday on what the host country described as a harbinger of cooperation in air power. Major-General Ibrahim Nasser Mohammed Al Alawi, commander of the UAE air force, made the previously unannounced appearance during a multinational drill, Blue Flag, hosted by Israel this week. "This is a truly historic day with tremendous significance for the future of cooperation between our air forces," his Israeli counterpart, Major-General Amikam Norkin, tweeted. read moreBriefing foreign reporters last week, a senior Israeli security official said security cooperation with Arab countries in new partnerships with Israel had "improved and intensified in recent months".
Persons: Christopher Pike, General Ibrahim Nasser Mohammed Al Alawi, Amikam Norkin, Naftali Bennett, Dan Williams, Howard Goller Organizations: U.S, Abu, Abu Dhabi International Airport, United, United Arab Emirates, REUTERS, United Arab Emirates Air Force, Israel, United Nations General Assembly, Thomson Locations: Abu Dhabi, United Arab, U.S, Iran, UAE, Israel, Gulf, Bahrain, Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Centcom
TEL AVIV — An Israeli family court ruled Monday that the 6-year-old survivor of an Italian cable car crash should live with his paternal aunt in Italy, not with the maternal grandfather who had spirited him off to Israel in what the court said was a violation of international law. The boy, Eitan Biran, was the sole survivor when a cable snapped on a gondola traveling up a nearly 5,000-foot mountain in northern Italy in May. He was born in Israel but had been living in Italy with his parents, who were killed in the crash. The custody dispute between his aunt, Aya Biran, and his grandfather, Shmuel Peleg, has divided the family and drawn international attention. The court accepted Ms. Biran’s claim that she was the child’s legal guardian, properly appointed by an Italian court, and it bluntly rejected all of Mr. Peleg’s arguments.
Persons: Eitan Biran, Aya Biran, Shmuel Peleg, Biran’s Organizations: TEL AVIV — Locations: TEL AVIV, Italian, Italy, Israel
An iron sword dating back to 1100 has been found off the coast of Israel. Yaakov Sharvit, director of the Israel Antiquities Authority's Marine Archaeology Unit, holds a sword that dates back to the Crusades. It was discovered by an amateur diver of the coast of Caesarea, Israel, October 18, 2021. A sword that likely belonged to a Crusader lays on the beach near to where it was recovered off the coast of Caesarea, Israel on October 18, 2021. Ronen Zvulun/ReutersThe diver, Shlomi Katzin, has been given a certificate of appreciation for good citizenship after his historic find.
Persons: Yaakov Sharvit, Ronen Zvulun, Nir Distelfeld, Shlomi Katzin Organizations: Service, Israel's Antiquities Authority, Israel Antiquities Authority's, Archaeology Unit, Reuters, AP, Government Locations: Israel, Israel's, Caesarea, Haifa
The software’s developer, the Israel-based NSO Group, denied its software had been used. Image A screen shot from Ben Hubbard's phone of a WhatsApp message from June 2018 inviting him to a protest at the Saudi Embassy in Washington. Technology researchers later identified it as an attempt to hack his phone, likely by Saudi Arabia. This year, a member of The Times’s tech security team found another hacking attempt from 2018 on my phone. The attack came via an Arabic-language WhatsApp message that invited me by name to a protest at the Saudi Embassy in Washington.
Persons: Ben Hubbard's, Bill Marczak, Marczak, Pegasus Organizations: Group, Saudi Embassy, Washington . Technology, Citizen Lab, Saudi Locations: Saudi Arabia, Israel, Washington
An American flag flutters at the premises of the former United States Consulate General in Jerusalem March 4, 2019. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken this month reiterated Washington's plan to reopen the consulate as part of efforts to repair Palestinian ties. read more"I believe that I have good reason to think this will not happen," Deputy Foreign Minister Idan Roll told Israel's Ynet TV. U.S. Embassy spokespeople could not immediately be reached for commentIsrael deems all Jerusalem its undivided capital and says it would not consent to reopening the consulate. Reopening the consulate could weaken nationalist Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and undermine his fragile cross-partisan government, Israeli officials have argued.
Persons: Ammar Awad JERUSALEM, Biden, Israel, Donald Trump, Antony Blinken, Idan Roll, Embassy spokespeople, Naftali Bennett, Dan Williams, Giles Elgood Organizations: United, REUTERS, U.S . Embassy, U.S, Ynet, Embassy, Thomson Locations: United States, Jerusalem, U.S, Tel Aviv, Israel
A security man takes temperature of a woman amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Dubai International Airport, UAE April 27, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed JadallahDUBAI, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Israel and the United Arab Emirates have signed a "green corridor" agreement allowing passengers vaccinated against the novel coronavirus to travel freely between the two countries, the Israeli consulate in Dubai said on Twitter on Sunday. Reporting by Ahmed Tolba, writing by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Hugh LawsonOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Ahmed Jadallah, Ahmed Tolba, Maher Chmaytelli, Hugh Lawson Organizations: Dubai International Airport, REUTERS, United Arab Emirates, Twitter, Thomson Locations: Dubai, UAE, Ahmed Jadallah DUBAI, Israel
That has tempered excitement among hoteliers hoping for some improvement around 20 months after Israel banned most foreigners to halt the spread of the coronavirus. "Even if both parents in a family are vaccinated, their children under 12 are not, so they mostly can't come to Israel." The entry rules also apply to visitors wanting to visit the West Bank as Israel controls all the border crossings. Anyone who recovered earlier will also be admitted if they received least one vaccine dose approved by the World Health Organization. In recent months, Israel has allowed in small groups of vaccinated tourists.
Persons: Mussa, Yael Danieli, Israel, Joey Canavati, Bethlehem's Alexander, Danieli, Rami Ayyub, Steven Scheer, Alison Williams Organizations: Bank, REUTERS, TEL, Israel Hotel, Pfizer, Hotel, West Bank, Tourism, World Health Organization, Thomson Locations: Bethlehem, TEL AVIV, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Israel, United States, Nazareth, COVID
The streaming service launched the "Palestinian Stories" collection, featuring 32 award-winning films created by Palestinians or about Palestinian stories, on October 14, the company said in a press release. Twelve people in Israel, including two children, died as a result of Palestinian militant fire from Gaza, according to the Israel Defense Forces and Israel's emergency service. At least 29 health facilities in Gaza have been damaged since May 10, according to UNICEFSome of the titles included in the collection. I am being occupied, I'm being oppressed, I'm being harassed, ethnically cleansed, and this is far from being in conflict," Nayfeh said. Other award-winning titles included in the collection are "A Man Returned" by Mahdi Fleifel, "Like 20 Impossibles" by Annemarie Jacir, and "It Must Be Heaven" by Elia Suleiman.
Persons: Ameen, Nayfeh, I'm, Mahdi Fleifel, Annemarie Jacir, Elia Suleiman, El Tayeb Organizations: West Bank, CNN, Israel Defense Forces, UNICEF, Palestinian, Netflix, Arabic Locations: Ramallah, Gaza, Israel, Palestine, East Jerusalem, Old City, Al Aqsa, of Israel, Palestinian
Israel advances plans for new West Bank settlement homes
  + stars: | 2021-10-24 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
JERUSALEM, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Israel on Sunday published tenders for about 1,300 new settlement homes in the occupied West Bank and authorities are also expected to discuss proposals for another 3,000 homes that have already drawn concern from the United States. The Israel Land Authority posted the tenders for new houses to be built in a number of settlements in the West Bank, which are on land that Palestinians want for a future state. A government planning committee is also expected in the coming week to discuss the proposals for about 3,000 new settlement units. U.S.-backed peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians broke down in 2014. Most countries regard Israel's West Bank settlements as illegal.
Persons: Dan Williams, Ali Sawafta, Ari Rabinovitch, Nidal, Alison Williams Organizations: West Bank, Israel Land Authority, State Department, Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel's, Thomson Locations: Israel, United States, U.S, Bank
Mr. Sheeran said he would cancel upcoming public appearances while he is “self-isolating and following government guidelines.”Singer Ed Sheeran announces he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Image Ed Sheeran has canceled public appearances after announcing he had tested positive for the coronavirus. Credit... Chad Batka for The New York Times The singer Ed Sheeran announced Sunday on social media that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and would be canceling public appearances and working at home, in quarantine. It wasn’t immediately clear what appearances would be canceled or rescheduled, or whether Mr. Sheeran was sick with symptoms of Covid-19. The companies have said the efficacy rate of the vaccine in children reduced the risk of developing a symptomatic infection by 91 percent.
Persons: Sheeran, ” Singer Ed Sheeran, Ed Sheeran, Chad Batka, I'm, , Shawn Rocco, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, Rochelle Walensky, Walensky, Johnson, , Roberto Carlos Lange, Jacob Biba, Kristi Sword, ” Mr, Lange Organizations: The New York Times, Pfizer, Duke University . Credit, Duke University, Via Reuters, Drug, BioNTech, Centers for Disease Control, “ Fox, Moderna, Yorker, Credit, Res Artis Locations: U.S, Israel, Germany, United States, Your County, State, Asheville, N.C, Marfa , Texas, New York, Texas, Marfa
China, still pursuing ‘zero Covid,’ has reported dozens of cases in recent days. China reported 26 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, down slightly from Friday, when 38 were reported, the highest since mid-September. The United States, by contrast, has been averaging about 73,300 new coronavirus cases daily, according to a New York Times database. Global coronavirus cases by region This chart shows how reported cases per capita have changed in different parts of the world. All time Last 90 days AfricaAsia-PacificEuropeLatin AmericaMiddle EastU.S. and Canada 20 40 60 cases per 100,000 Feb. 2020 Mar.
Persons: , Mi Feng, Wu Liangyou, Jan, Read, Ed Sheeran, Chad Batka, Sheeran, I'm, , Shawn Rocco, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, Rochelle Walensky, Walensky, Johnson, , Roberto Carlos Lange, Jacob Biba, Kristi Sword, ” Mr, Lange Organizations: ., Agence France, New York Times, National Health Commission, Middle, Middle East U.S, The New York Times, Pfizer, Duke University . Credit, Duke University, Via Reuters, Drug, BioNTech, Centers for Disease Control, “ Fox, Moderna, Yorker, Credit, Res Artis Locations: U.S, Israel, Germany, China, Gansu, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Beijing, New Zealand, Wuhan, United States, Africa Asia, Pacific Europe, Middle East, Canada, Shanghai, Shaanxi, Changping, Your County, State, Asheville, N.C, Marfa , Texas, New York, Texas, Marfa
Iranian Presidency / AFP - Getty Images fileThe 2015 Iran nuclear deal, struck by Iran, world powers and the U.S. under former President Barack Obama, imposed significant restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for relief from sanctions. Now the United States and Israel are speaking more openly about a “Plan B” – widely perceived to mean a military option to stop Iran’s nuclear program if diplomacy fails. Iran has always maintained that its nuclear program is for peaceful civilian purposes. Without that access, the IAEA’s monitoring and verification program in Iran is “no longer intact,” Grossi says. He says given the proliferation of sites across North Korea’s sprawling nuclear program, creating an inspections regime there would be significantly harder than in Iran.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Rafael Mariano Grossi, he’s, Ebrahim Raisi, , ” Grossi, Grossi, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Biden, Antony Blinken, Blinken Organizations: NBC News, International Atomic Energy Agency, Democratic People’s, Bushehr Nuclear Power, Getty, U.S, , United Nations, IAEA Locations: Iran, , Tehran, Washington, U.S, North Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, DPRK, Bushehr, Iranian, United States, Israel, Pyongyang
JERUSALEM — Israel on Friday effectively outlawed six prominent Palestinian human rights groups by declaring them terrorist organizations, a major escalation of its decades-long crackdown on political activism in the occupied territories. Most of the targeted organizations document alleged human rights violations by Israel as well as the Palestinian Authority, both of which routinely detain Palestinian activists. Israeli and international rights groups condemned the move as an assault on civil society and expressed solidarity with the targeted organizations. Israel has long accused human rights groups and international bodies of being biased against it and of singling it out while ignoring graver violations by other countries. “EU funding to Palestinian civil society organizations is an important element of our support for the two state solution,” it said.
Persons: Israel, Haq, , Ned Price, , B’Tselem Organizations: Palestinian Authority, West Bank, Defense, Children International, Palestine, Bisan Center for Research, Development, Union of Palestinian, Committees, Union of Agricultural, Israeli Defense Ministry, Popular Front, Liberation, Defense Ministry, PFLP, European Union, U.S . State Department, Rights Watch, Amnesty Locations: JERUSALEM, Israel, Palestine, Washington, ” New York, London
A claim on social media misidentifies a U.S. patent for a contact tracing device capable of connecting individuals to the internet as being evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are tracking people. The language in the patent's abstract (also seen on page one here ) describes a contact tracing process that uses "electronic devices." A similar process for cellphone-based COVID-19 contact tracing that has been used in the U.S. is visible in this June 2020 Wired article (here). Reuters has previously debunked false claims about COVID-19 and 5G (here) and claims that COVID-19 vaccines contain graphene oxide (here). Contrary to social media claims, the patent pictured in social media posts is not registered to Pfizer’s vaccine program and does not talk about individuals being controlled via implantable internet or 5G technology.
Persons: Gal Ehrlich, Maier Fenster, Ehrlich, Fenster, Read Organizations: Pfizer, Reuters, Bluetooth, National Center for Biotechnology Locations: COVID, Israel, U.S
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