The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-10-29

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 16, articles about Headline-News, Iran, Ksa, Lebanon, Mena, Politics, Anglo-5, China, Crime, Eurasia, Finance, United-Kingdom, United-States, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Defense, Isis, Russia, Syria, Turkey, Propaganda, Color-Revolution, Conspiracy-Theories, Democracy, Georgia, Nato, Ukraine, World, Brazil, India, Latin-America, South-Africa, Israel, France-Eurasia, Japan, Iraq, Libya.

Tags in this brief: Iran, Lebanon, Politics, Saudi Arabia, China, Economy, Geopolitics, Hong Kong Protests, USA, Afghanistan, International Relations, Pakistan, War Crimes, Yemen, Kurds, Russia, SAA, Syria, Turkey, War, Al-Baghdadi, Terrorism, Color Revolution, Coup, Georgia, Maidan, Saakashivili, Snipers, Ukraine, Video, BRICS, Bolsonaro, Brazil, Israel, Netanyahu, France, Islam, Macron, LATAM, Latin America, US, Japan, Military, Trump, Middle East, NATO.

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Lebanese PM Resigns After Days of Protests in Beirut

Published 2019-10-29 22:30:50 by Drago Bosnic in Headline-News, Iran, Ksa, Lebanon, Mena, Politics

BEIRUT – Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri announced his resignation on Tuesday, saying that he has reached a dead-end, after over a week of demonstrations as people accused his government of being corrupt and causing an economic collapse. “I have reached a dead-end today,” the 49-year-old prime minister said, adding that he should account for the nationwide public protests.   Speaking about the need for a change in his country, Hariri stated, “I’m going to the Baabda Palace to submit my resignation to the President [Michel Aoun]” in response to many Lebanese people who took to the streets.   In… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, Lebanon, Politics, Saudi Arabia


Hong Kong Leader Says Situation ‘Very Grim’ Amid Unrest

Published 2019-10-29 22:00:23 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, China, Crime, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Politics, United-Kingdom, United-States

Hong Kong, China – Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam stated that she expects the growth in the Asian financial hub to record negative rates for the full 2019 year, after five months of violent protests blamed on the United States and foreign countries. “Our current assessment is that the full year of 2019 will likely show negative growth, which means we won’t be able to achieve the already revised down positive growth of 0-1%,” Lam noted on Tuesday, PressTV reported. “The situation is very grim,” she stressed. Hong Kong is currently in its fifth month of protests, which have… Continue ->

Tags: China, Economy, Geopolitics, Hong Kong Protests, USA


MAJOR: Afghan, Pakistani Forces Clash on Border, Three Civilians Killed

Published 2019-10-29 21:30:26 by Drago Bosnic in Afghanistan, Eurasia, Headline-News, Pakistan

KABUL/ISLAMABAD – Afghan and Pakistani forces engaged in cross-border clashes for a second day, hours after Pakistani mortar and rocket fire into Afghanistan killed three women in eastern Kunar province, Afghan officials announced on Monday. The fighting first broke out Sunday afternoon when Afghan forces and local militiamen tried to stop Pakistani forces from establishing a military installation along the disputed border, said Abdul Ghani Musamem, the spokesman for the governor of Kunar, AP reported. He added that the shooting lasted over three hours and also wounded four civilians in the remote Nari district, which lies along the border. He… Continue ->

Tags: Afghanistan, International Relations, Pakistan


WAR ON YEMEN CONTINUES: Saudi Arabia Pardons Convicted Soldiers So They Could Keep Fighting Houthis

Published 2019-10-29 21:00:20 by Drago Bosnic in Headline-News, Ksa, Mena, Politics, Yemen

RIYADH/SANA’A- Saudi authorities pardoned army soldiers convicted of various crimes in the ultra-conservative kingdom in order to encourage them to stay in battlefronts and fight against the Yemeni army forces and their allies from Popular Committees, according to a report. Mirat al-Jazeera news website, citing a report published by Saudi Arabian daily newspaper Okaz, reported on Monday that the Public Prosecutor’s Office has found soldiers from the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF), the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) as well as command centers in Yemen eligible for receiving the clemency by relevant judicial officials. The report added that the offer does not apply to troops found guilty… Continue ->

Tags: Saudi Arabia, War Crimes, Yemen


Syria Back in Control over Vast Regions Along the Turkish Border

Published 2019-10-29 20:30:14 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Isis, Mena, Politics, Russia, Syria, Turkey, United-States

DAMASCUS – The Syrian Army deployed a number of its troops in the northern countryside of Hasaka Province as part of its plan to counter Ankara and defend the locals, further strengthening its military positions along the border. The Syrian government continued to deploy its forces to the Syrian-Turkish border after Kurdish militias had retreated from the area. The 90-kilometer deployment area straddles the northeastern town of Ras al-Ein and Qamishli. Army units which started to deploy to the area of Tel Tamar in Hasaka northwestern countryside have entered the villages and towns of Doudan, Qasir Sharak, Hasda Fouqani, Amouda,… Continue ->

Tags: Kurds, Russia, SAA, Syria, Turkey, War


Bin Laden All Over Again: Pentagon Claims Al-Baghdadi Buried at Sea, But Photo, Video Proof Remains Classified

Published 2019-10-29 20:00:18 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Crime, Eurasia, Headline-News, Isis, Mena, Politics, Propaganda, Russia, Syria, United-States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The US got rid of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s body mere hours after a swift DNA test confirmed the terrorist’s identity, Pentagon officials said, adding that all evidence of the raid and his burial at sea remains classified. Following the US special forces operation in northwestern Syria, in which Washington claims al-Baghdadi was eliminated, the mutilated body was immediately taken “to a secure facility to confirm his identity with forensic DNA testing”, Army General Mike Milley, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a news briefing, RT reported. “The disposal of his remains has been… Continue ->

Tags: Al-Baghdadi, Syria, Terrorism, USA, War


Ukraine’s Maidan Snipers were U.S Assets from Georgia

Published 2019-10-29 18:02:17 by Ronald Thomas West in Anglo-5, Color-Revolution, Conspiracy-Theories, Democracy, Eurasia, Georgia, Headline-News, Nato, Politics, Ukraine, United-States

Referencing the piece run here at Fort Russ on 27 October “Confessions of Maidan Snipers” by Darrol, here is the original confessions given to Italian journalist Gian Micalessin which transcript should closely match the testimony provided in the Belarus’ courtroom, noted in the 27 October piece: (With English subtitles) Italian investigative journalist Gian Micalessin interviews three snipers who shot the people in Maidan square. They were Georgians sent to Ukraine by security services people aligned with American allied-educated Mikhail Saakashvili. American mercenary Brian Christopher Boyenger ran the sniper operation on location. Expanded translation of the Italian (the video subtitles are… Continue ->

Tags: Color Revolution, Coup, Georgia, Maidan, Saakashivili, Snipers, Ukraine, Video


BRICS: Unequal economic growth could distance countries from bloc

Published 2019-10-29 16:30:36 by Paul Antonopoulos in World, Brazil, China, Eurasia, Headline-News, India, Latin-America, Russia, South-Africa

The interests of the BRICS countries are likely to become increasingly divergent due to the disparity in the rates of economic growth in the bloc’s countries, points out economist Sergei Ermolaev of the Chair of Economic Theory at Russia’s Plekhanov University of Economics. This week, Standard and Poor’s (S&P), a rating agency, published a report in which it argued that it no longer makes sense to group BRICS countries into one unified group. For the agency, the disparities in growth rates in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are very significant. “Unfortunately for us, in this case we must… Continue ->

Tags: BRICS


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Chinese analysts assess Bolsonaro’s ‘sea of ​​opportunity’ to China

Published 2019-10-29 15:30:55 by Paul Antonopoulos in Brazil, China, Eurasia, Headline-News, Latin-America

BEIJING – Chinese experts commented on Bolsonaro’s visit to China after the Asian giant was called “capitalist” by Brazil’s president. On Friday, the last day of his visit to China, Bolsonaro met with Chinese President Xi Jinping, who promised to increase trade with Brazil. The meeting took place at the Great People’s Palace in Beijing. “Bolsonaro’s visit to China is a favorable event,” said Wang Ping, vice chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Chinese Association of Latin America and former director of the Nankai University Center for Latin American Studies in Tientsin, China. “After Bolsonaro came to power, there… Continue ->

Tags: Bolsonaro, Brazil, China


Iran is developing missiles capable of hitting targets across the Middle East, claims Netanyahu

Published 2019-10-29 14:30:58 by Paul Antonopoulos in Headline-News, Iran, Israel, Mena

TEL AVIV – Israel has repeatedly accused Tehran of developing nuclear weapons, while maintaining a policy of ambiguity over reporting on the development of its own nuclear weapons program. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed that Iran is currently working on developing cruise missiles capable of reaching anywhere in the Middle East, writes Kan News news portal. He added that the Persian country is reportedly seeking to deploy the missiles in “various locations” in the region, including Yemen, so that they can thus reach Israel, among other potential targets. #BREAKING: Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu: Iran is working to produce… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, Israel, Netanyahu


Macron vows to fight against radical Islam in France

Published 2019-10-29 13:30:14 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, France-Eurasia, Headline-News

PARIS – President Emmanuel Macron on Monday urged France’s Muslim community to intensify the fight against “separatism” by hardening its rhetoric against Islamic radicalism following a deadly attack on the country. Macron, a centrist whose main political rival at home is right-wing leader Marine Le Pen, tried to show that he is seriously repressing Islamic radicalism in France following the Oct. 3 attack by a Muslim convert at police headquarters on Paris that left four people dead. In a pre-recorded interview with the RTL radio broadcast on Monday, Macron said he plans to fight alongside Muslim leaders against religious sectarianism… Continue ->

Tags: France, Islam, Macron


Elections and Uprisings: Latin America Is Once Again Liberating Itself From The U.S.

Published 2019-10-29 12:10:37 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Latin-America, United-States

Washington’s influence in Latin America, it’s so-called “backyard”, has reached a new crisis as neoliberal and reactionary governments that have been backed by the U.S. and President Donald Trump, are threatened either by popular mobilization and uprisings or by electoral defeats. The so-called “pink tide” is a period in Latin America that peaked in 2011 as it saw Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela all ruled by left-wing governments. However, the tide began to turn back as Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and others returned to the neoliberal order in recent years. However, the… Continue ->

Tags: LATAM, Latin America, US


Russia-Africa ‘Shared Vision 2030’: Alternative to Neo-Colonial Pillage

Published 2019-10-29 02:18:20 by Matthew Ehret in World, Finance, Headline-News, Russia

A long night of suffering has kept one of the richest continents on the globe in a state of virtual dark age for over a century. Although the age of science has given humanity the means to access the highest standards of living in world history, 2019 has seen 15 000 children die of preventable deaths every day (illness, starvation and murder) with half occurring in Sub Saharan Africa. In a world of advanced energy technology, only five of 54 African countries have access to 100% electrification and all are North African. Africa’s dark situation was never due to simplistic… Continue ->

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THE FRUITS OF US OCCUPATION: Drunk US Marines Attack Police Cars in Japan

Published 2019-10-29 00:50:21 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Crime, Eurasia, Headline-News, Japan, United-States

Okinawa, Japan – Four US marines have been detained in Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture, after three of the American servicemen attacked two Japanese police vehicles, according to local media reports. Police in Onna were searching for a US marine wanted in connection with a home invasion when two of their vehicles sustained damage from objects hurled by three US servicemen, the Okinawa Times reported. Japan’s Kyodo news agency reported that the three individuals were intoxicated. All four US marines were arrested and taken into custody, while the Pentagon has not yet commented on the incident. Around half of the 54,000 US… Continue ->

Tags: Japan, Military, USA


Afghan Pundit: Trump Using Al-Baghdadi’s Death as Token for Election Campaign, US Strengthening ISIS in Afghanistan

Published 2019-10-29 00:29:48 by Drago Bosnic in Afghanistan, Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Iraq, Isis, Mena, Nato, Politics, Russia, Syria, United-States

KABUL – Leader of the National Congress Party of Afghanistan Abdul Latif Pedram said the story around the hunt down of ISIS ringleader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi will be used to feed President Donald Trump’s election campaign, adding that the US is reinvigorating the terrorist group in northern Afghanistan. “Killing al-Baghdadi will no doubt be used in Trump’s election campaign and these incidents are not accidental because the US uses its agents whenever it wants,” Pedram, a former presidential candidate, told FNA on Monday. “This does not mean the end of the ISIS and the group will remain in different countries,… Continue ->

Tags: Syria, Terrorism, Trump, USA, War


LAVROV: Consequences of US Recklessness in Middle East Are Yet to Unfold

Published 2019-10-29 00:06:08 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Color-Revolution, Eurasia, Headline-News, Iraq, Isis, Libya, Mena, Nato, Politics, Russia, Syria, United-States

MOSCOW – The consequences of reckless actions that the United States and its allies have taken in the Middle East are yet to unfold, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, addressing a meeting of the Academic Board of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of World Economy and International Relations, dedicated to the 90th anniversary of late Russian politician Yevgeny Primakov. According to Lavrov, Washington’s destabilizing activities of the West (and the United States in particular) in the Middle East have destroyed many regional states (Iraq, Syria, Libya), gave rise to rampant terrorism (ISIS), washed out a unique ethnic and… Continue ->

Tags: Middle East, NATO, USA, War, War Crimes


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