The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-12-23

Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj (R) meets his Italian counterpart Giuseppe Conte in Tripoli, Libya, on Dec 23, 2018. According to a statement issued by the Libyan PM's information office, Serraj briefed Conte on the current political situation in Libya and the government's economic and security reforms.
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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 11, articles about Eurasia, Headline-News, Italy, Libya, Mena, Crime, Ksa, Yemen, Anglo-5, Color-Revolution, Eu, Nato, Politics, Syria, United-States, China, Iraq, Faith, Iran, Japan, India, North-Korea, Bolivia, Latin-America, Venezuela, Greece-Eurasia.

Tags in this brief: Italy, Libya, Saudi Arabia, War Crimes, Yemen, Humanitarian Aid, NATO, Russia, Syria, UN, US Imperialism, Imperialism, Oil Fields, USA, War, NSA, Surveillance, Christianity, Faith, Iran, Japan, China, India, DPRK, Korea, Brazil, Venezuela, Greece, LNA.

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Italy Needs To Accept The Changing Reality In Libya To Protect Its Energy Interests

Published 2019-12-23 22:53:20 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Italy, Libya, Mena

In Rome, it is being argued that Italy is in a weak position in Libya, especially as the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by General Khalifa Haftar are in the midst of liberating the capital city of Tripoli from the UN-recognized Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Government of National Accord (GNA). This was first seen with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte being excluded from the Summit of Four (United Kingdom, France, Turkey and Germany) who met in London earlier this month to talk about Libya, a former colony of Italy, on the sidelines of the NATO summit. It cannot be denied that both… Continue ->

Tags: Italy, Libya


WAR CRIMES: 80,000 Yemeni Children Suffer from Persistent Trauma, Psychological Disorders

Published 2019-12-23 12:00:31 by Drago Bosnic in Crime, Headline-News, Ksa, Mena, Yemen

SANA’A – Yemen’s Ministry of Human Rights warned that the ongoing Saudi-led military onslaught against the impoverished and conflict-ridden Arab country has taken a heavy toll on Yemeni children’s mental wellbeing, saying tens of thousands of minors suffer from persistent trauma and psychological disorders. It announced in a report published on Saturday that almost five years of continuous conflict in Yemen have left a devastating impact on the mental health of children, and that 80,000 kids suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other related issues, PressTV reported. The report added that 9,835 civilians, including 800 children, have been paralyzed… Continue ->

Tags: Saudi Arabia, War Crimes, Yemen


Russia: West Blocks UNSC Resolution on Humanitarian Aid for Syria

Published 2019-12-23 11:00:37 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Color-Revolution, Crime, Eu, Headline-News, Mena, Nato, Politics, Syria, United-States

MOSCOW – As the mainstream media pounds Moscow for “vetoing aid for Syria”, Russia’s UN mission announced there was no winner in the latest UN battle during which its own draft resolution was defeated by “bias and double standards”. The Russian mission to the UN has offered their take on two rival resolutions on Syria which the Security Council rejected during a contentious Friday vote, RT reported. One, drafted by Belgium, Germany, and Kuwait, sought to extend the shipping of aid into Syria through three checkpoints – two in Turkey and one in Iraq – for the next year. But… Continue ->

Tags: Humanitarian Aid, NATO, Russia, Syria, UN, US Imperialism


Report: Saudi Arabia Deploys Dozens of Troops to Key Oil Field in Eastern Syria

Published 2019-12-23 10:00:21 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, China, Crime, Eurasia, Headline-News, Iraq, Ksa, Mena, Politics, Syria, United-States

RIYADH/DAMASCUS – Saudi Arabia has reportedly deployed dozens of combat troops to a major oilfield in Syria’s eastern province of Deir Ezzor as the United States and some of its regional allies are vying with one another to seize oil reserves and plunder natural resources in the war-battered country. Informed local sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Anadolu news agency that the Saudi soldiers arrived at the Omar oil field aboard helicopters. The sources added that the troops are expected to guard Saudi and Egyptian experts, who arrived at the energy facility a week ago and are believed to… Continue ->

Tags: Imperialism, Oil Fields, Saudi Arabia, Syria, USA, War


MAJOR: ‘NSA Has Been Lying to Courts All Along’, Whistleblower Says as Judges Give Warrantless Surveillance Thumbs-up

Published 2019-12-23 09:00:18 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Crime, Headline-News, Politics, United-States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Security Agency can gather the data of US citizens without a warrant – as long as it gathers this data by mistake, a court ruled, however, this suits the agency just fine, whistleblower William Binney told RT. The NSA is permitted to gather data on US citizens abroad, or “foreign connected” Americans at home. The dragnet surveillance operation necessary to gather this information also sucks up data on millions of Americans with no foreign contacts, a process critics say is unconstitutional. On Wednesday, the 2nd Court of Appeals in New York declared this “incidental collection”… Continue ->

Tags: NSA, Surveillance, USA


MARVELOUS ADVICE FROM ST. AMBROSE OF MILAN. HOW TO KEEP SILENCE FOR OUR OWN GOOD

Published 2019-12-23 08:00:18 by Guest Author in Faith, Headline-News

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By St. Ambrose of Milan – Now what ought we to learn before everything else, but to be silent, that we may be able to speak? lest my voice should condemn me, before that of another acquit me; for it is written: “By thy words thou shalt be condemned” (Mt. 7:47) What need is there, then, that thou shouldest hasten to undergo the danger of condemnation by speaking, when thou canst be more safe by keeping silent? How many have I seen to fall into sin by speaking, but scarcely one by keeping silent; and so it is more difficult… Continue ->

Tags: Christianity, Faith


Japan may drop the US-led sanctions against Iran

Published 2019-12-23 04:30:55 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Iran, Japan, Mena

TOKYO – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that Japan had thought of a way to topple economic sanctions against Tehran. Rouhani made the statement after returning from his two-day trip to Japan where he sought support from the Japanese, traditional US allies who chose to mediate the tension between the two countries. “The Japanese have proposed a new way of overturning US sanctions, we have also done one. We have discussed and agreed to continue consultations on the issue,” he said in a speech on Iranian television. The Iranian president also said that Japan supports Iran regarding the… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, Japan


Tension between giants? China and India negotiate border conflict

Published 2019-12-23 03:30:16 by Paul Antonopoulos in China, Eurasia, Headline-News, India

BEIJING – China and India held the 22nd round of border talks on Saturday, where they agreed to seek early settlement of the decades-long dispute over two border areas, India’s foreign ministry said. Both countries claim the same areas in the disputed Kashmir region, as well as parts of what India calls its easternmost state, Arunachal Pradesh. India’s national security advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi agreed during the routine meeting in New Delhi that “an early settlement of the border issue serves the fundamental interests of both countries.” Delegations reaffirmed that, however, their countries needed to… Continue ->

Tags: China, India


North Korea says it has a “special Christmas gift” waiting for the US

Published 2019-12-23 02:30:24 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, North-Korea, United-States

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un informed the military about the complex “internal and external situation” during a meeting of the Central Committee of the Korean Workers Party, state media reports. “During the meeting, Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un reviewed the difficult internal and external situation and said important organizational, political and military measures will be taken to strengthen the country’s armed forces […] as required by the rapidly changing situation at a crucial moment for the Korean revolution,” reports the official North Korean news agency KCNA. In recent months, North Korea has officially reminded that the deadline given to the US… Continue ->

Tags: DPRK, Korea


Venezuelan minister accuses Brazil of involvement in attack on military unit

Published 2019-12-23 01:30:00 by Paul Antonopoulos in Bolivia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Venezuela

CARACAS – Venezuela’s vice president of Communication, Tourism and Culture, Jorge Rodríguez, denounced the involvement of Brazil and Colombia in an attack on a military unit in southern Venezuelan territory. At least one military man died on Sunday in an armed attack by opposition groups against a military unit in southern Venezuela in a state bordering Brazil, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López said on Twitter. “At dawn today a military unit was attacked in the south of the country by extremist sectors of the opposition, and a batch of weapons from that unit was stolen,” the minister said. According to… Continue ->

Tags: Brazil, Venezuela


TURKEY’S OUTRAGE: Greek FM meets with anti-Turkish leader of the Libyan National Army

Published 2019-12-23 00:38:43 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Greece-Eurasia, Headline-News, Libya, Mena

BENGHAZI – Greece’s position on the recent Ankara-Tripoli agreement was outlined by Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias during a meeting with General Khalifa Haftar. The situation in Libya, the prospects of resolving the crisis, as the memorandum of understanding between Turkey and the Government of National Reconciliation (GNA) was placed at the center of the unannounced visit of Nikos Dendias Benghazi. The Greek Foreign Minister met with the head of the Libyan National Army (LNA), General Khalifa Haftar, in the presence of Greece’s special envoy to Libya, Christodoulos Lazaris. According to the Greek government’s official announcement, Mr Dendias raised the… Continue ->

Tags: Greece, Libya, LNA


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