Daily Archives: January 12, 2021

Trump’s erratic last days in office put the Middle East on high alert

By | 2021-01-12T18:02:01+00:00 January 12th, 2021|Middle East|

Although an escalation doesn't suit anybody, Iran and its proxies remain primed, while Israel is maintaining contact with the Pentagon over any unbidden moves

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Egyptian court orders to free two female TikTok stars jailed for posting ‘indecent’ videos

By | 2021-01-12T17:12:27+00:00 January 12th, 2021|Middle East|

Several women have been accused of 'inciting debauchery' by challenging Egypt's conservative social values, and the battle has moved online as the use of social media by young Egyptians surges

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Pompeo says Al-Qaida has new base in Iran, gives no hard evidence

By | 2021-01-12T16:15:40+00:00 January 12th, 2021|Middle East|

Eight days before Trump leaves White House, Pompeo alleges that Iran supported the group and gave safe haven to its leaders, despite some skepticism within the intelligence community and Congress

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Pompeo reportedly meets with Mossad chief ahead of accusing Iran of Al-Qaida ties

By | 2021-01-12T15:07:21+00:00 January 12th, 2021|Middle East|

The outgoing secretary of state is set to use recently declassified documents to connect Al-Qaida to Iran in a last-ditch bid to exert maximum pressure on Tehran

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US uses just under 36% of coronavirus vaccine doses allotted to states

By | 2021-01-12T14:51:05+00:00 January 12th, 2021|World|

As health officials began to worry that doses would go unused and discarded, the governors of New York and Florida vowed to penalize hospitals that fail to dispense shots quickly.

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Iran demands sanctions ‘snapback’ removed in any new nuclear talks

By | 2021-01-12T12:50:38+00:00 January 12th, 2021|World|

"This (trigger) mechanism must be abandoned as an irrational principle in the event of further negotiations," Ali Akbar Velayati, a top adviser to Khamenei, said.

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World Wide Web’s father wants to remake cyberspace all over again

By | 2021-01-12T12:44:42+00:00 January 12th, 2021|Sci/Tech|

This new, updated web will enable the kind of person-to-person sharing and collaboration that has helped make the big social media services so successful while leaving the user in control."

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Scholars have been vastly mistaken in filling the holes in our history

By | 2021-01-12T11:56:07+00:00 January 12th, 2021|Sci/Tech|

The standard way to estimating the missing length of ancient scrolls is wrong by as much as 1800 percent, Israeli scholars find. Why it matters if an ancient text is missing 6 inches or 6 feet

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