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  • Greece ‘First in Europe’ to Ban Bottom Trawling in All Marine Protected Areas

    04/17/2024 4:22:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | April 17, 2024 | Tasos Kokkinidis
    Greece will ban bottom trawling in all of its marine protected areas by 2030, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Tuesday making the the country the first in Europe to announce such a ban. Speaking at the Our Ocean Conference in Athens, he said the country would become the first to bring an end to the damaging fishing practice in these protected areas. It will be banned in Greece’s three national marine parks – one of which is the largest in the East Mediterranean Sea – by 2026 with the rest following before the end of the decade. Bottom...
  • G7 agree to pressure Israel not to respond to Iranian attack

    04/14/2024 1:50:45 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/4/24 | Tziki Brandwine
    The G7 leaders, representing the countries with most of the world's wealth, convened a special video conference on Sunday, following the Iranian attack on Israel. During the meeting, the members decided to use all possible channels of influence, to prevent Israel from launching a retaliatory attack against Iran. Charles Michel, President of the European Council, said that " We unanimously condemned Iran's unprecedented attack against Israel. All sides must show restraint. We will continue all our efforts to work towards de-escalation. Ending the crisis in Gaza as soon as possible, notably through an immediate ceasefire, will make a difference." Ahead...
  • Russia to back Iran's right to retaliate against 'Israel' at UN: FM

    04/15/2024 10:35:25 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 13 replies
    Al Mayadeen ^ | 4/15/2024 | Staff
    Sergey Lavrov has affirmed that Russia supports Iran's response against Israeli aggression. In a phone call with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov emphasized that Russia would vehemently back Iran's response against "Israel" at the United Nations Security Council. Lavrov additionally affirmed that the Iranian response was "responsible and within an interval of self-control," and noted that Russia never doubted Iran's intention to retaliate against "Israel's" aggression against its consulate and officials in Syria. He also described the aversion of certain countries to condemn "Israel's" attack against the Iranian consulate as "unfortunate". On his part, Amir-Abdollahian...
  • After attacking Israel, Iran counts on Russia's support moving forward

    04/15/2024 8:40:57 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 49 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/14/2024 | Seth J. Frantzman
    After its drone attack against Israel, Iran seeks to continue building its partnership with Russia, which has slammed the UN Security Council's emergency meeting after the attack. Iran is hoping for Russian support in the wake of its massive attack on Israel. The Iranian Foreign Ministry praised Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday and noted a phone call between Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart, in which Russia said it would defend Iran at the UN Security Council. According to pro-Iran Al-Mayadeen media, Tehran views Russia’s comments positively. The Russians, according to the report, said the Iranian attack was coupled...
  • American Anti-War Activists Cheer for Iran’s War

    04/15/2024 5:01:49 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    The Free Press ^ | 14 Apr, 2024 | Olivia Reingold
    At a left-wing conference in Chicago, activists believe Iran is ‘part of the arc of resistance because the enemies are Israel and the USA.’ A few minutes after news broke that Iran had launched drones and missiles heading toward Israel, the crowd started chanting “Hands off Iran!” CHICAGO — About 300 anti-war activists crowded into the basement of the Teamsters Union’s headquarters on Saturday to hear organizers from all over the country describe their plans to disrupt the Democratic National Convention this August. Joe Biden’s backing of Israel since Hamas’s October 7 attack has turned these left-wing radicals against their...
  • Iran informed Turkey in advance of its operation against Israel - Turkish source

    04/14/2024 5:45:37 PM PDT · by McGruff · 43 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | APRIL 14, 2024 | REUTERS
    Iran informed Turkey in advance of its planned operation against Israel, a Turkish diplomatic source told Reuters on Sunday, adding that Washington had conveyed to Tehran via Ankara that any action it took had to be "within certain limits." The Turkish source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan had spoken to both his US and Iranian counterparts in the past week to discuss the planned Iranian operation, adding Ankara had been made aware of possible developments. Earlier this week, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to Fidan to make clear that escalation in the...
  • Iran Says It Warned Allies 72 Hours Before Attack on Israel

    04/14/2024 7:22:33 AM PDT · by McGruff · 15 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 14, 2024 | Aresu Eqbali
    Iran said it warned its allies and neighbors in the region 72 hours before the drone and missile attack on Israel began, the Iranian foreign minister said Sunday. "We informed them that the Islamic republic's response was legitimate and definitive," Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said in a televised meeting.
  • Turkish Cypriot Leader Warns Cyprus Could Turn Into Gaza

    04/07/2024 7:10:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | April 6, 2024 | Tasos Kokkinidis
    Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar warned on Friday that “one tiny mistake” could turn Cyprus into “a new Gaza”. Tatar, not recognized as a head of state by the international community, also suggested that Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan may soon recognize the north. Turkey is the only country that recognizes the so-called Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. in an interview with the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph, said, “A mistake or a misunderstanding such as the shooting of a Turkish soldier on the Green Line… would provoke a bomb between the two populations.” “If you shoot one Turkish soldier, you...
  • German police seize $100 million in US-bound fake bills

    04/06/2024 10:46:54 AM PDT · by libh8er · 47 replies
    DW ^ | 4.5.2024 | Richard Connor
    Police in the northern German port city of Kiel on Friday said they had discovered counterfeit cash worth more than $103 million. Officials think the haul of low-quality forgeries was part of a wider shipment operation for falsified bills from Turkey, through Germany, to the United States. How did police find the counterfeit notes? Investigators tracked the company locations of a suspect after US security authorities tipped off German federal police. State police in Schleswig-Holstein said they conducted "extensive searches" of an apartment and two company addresses, in both Schleswig-Holstein and neighboring Hamburg. Officers discovered and seized four pallets containing...
  • Israel Warns Iran Of Massive Regional War If Directly Attacked

    04/05/2024 6:13:51 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 28 replies
    Freedoms Phoenix ^ | 4/5/24 | Staff
    With Israel's embassies around the world on a heightened state of alert, and extra IDF reservists called up, and home and weekend leave for all combat troops having been abruptly canceled Thursday, the Israeli population is anxiously awaiting a response - with some reports saying residents are already seeking the safety of bomb shelters. Tehran has vowed that vengeance is coming soon for the Monday Israeli airstrike on its embassy in Damascus. Most pundits believe this will take the form of ballistic missiles raining down on Israeli cities. But Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly vowing that if the Islamic...
  • Erdogan vows to make amends after humbling election loss in Turkey

    04/01/2024 9:28:08 AM PDT · by Miami Rebel · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 1, 2024 | Daren Butler and Ece Toksabay
    ISTANBUL, April 1 (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Monday to correct any mistakes that led to his party's defeat in Turkey's local elections where the opposition capitalised on economic woes and alienated Islamist voters, casting uncertainty over his reform plans. Sunday's vote marked Erdogan and his AK Party's (AKP) worst defeat in more than 20 years in power, revitalising the opposition party and strengthening Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu's standing as the president's main rival. Redrawing a political map long dominated by the AKP, the Republican People's Party (CHP) won the popular vote for the first time in decades...
  • Previously undisclosed documents reveal 2020 arson at Iran nuclear facility

    03/28/2024 4:45:44 AM PDT · by bert · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/26/2024 | JERUSALEM POST STAFF
    This sabotage operation is not the first one carried out at Iranian nuclear facilities. A workshop belonging to Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization in the Shadabad area of Tehran was set on fire in July 2020, information concealed until now by Iranian officials, according to Iran International who claimed to have viewed judicial documents relating to the arson. The documents confirmed that Iran believes the Mossad orchestrated the fire. The judicial documents were obtained as part of a trove that a network of hacktivists leaked to the source on Thursday. Some of the referenced Iranian government documents are among millions of...
  • Tryptophan in diet and gut bacteria protect against E. coli infection, study shows

    03/25/2024 9:19:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 7 replies
    Medical Xpress / Cornell University / Nature ^ | March 13, 2024 | Krishna Ramanujan / Samantha A. Scott et al
    Gut bacteria and a diet rich in the amino acid tryptophan can play a protective role against pathogenic E. coli, which can cause severe stomach upset, cramps, fever, intestinal bleeding and renal failure, according to a study. The research reveals how dietary tryptophan—an amino acid found mostly in animal products, nuts, seeds, whole grains and legumes—can be broken down by gut bacteria into small molecules called metabolites. It turns out a few of these metabolites can bind to a receptor on gut epithelial (surface) cells, triggering a pathway that ultimately reduces the production of proteins that E. coli use to...
  • John Quincy Adams and His ‘Essay On Turks’-Should be required reading in courses on American history

    03/25/2024 6:44:23 AM PDT · by SJackson · 38 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | March 25, 2024 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    Today, a side of Adams that was not made much of in his lifetime has for many of us become the most important, and much-needed, part of his legacy: his critical view of Islam and of Muhammad. He derived these views from experience — his own and his father’s — of Muslim behavior (both of the Barbary Pirates and of the Ottoman Turks), from his lifelong study of history, and from his intensive reading of the Qur’an. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were sent in 1786 to negotiate in London with the ambassador from Tripoli, Sidi Haji Abdrahaman, about the...
  • ‘Be quiet:’ Israel summons Turkish envoy after Erdogan threatens Netanyahu: Turkish President vows to send Netanyahu ‘to Allah’

    03/23/2024 4:44:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 03/23/2024
    Foreign Minister Israel Katz on Friday ordered the Foreign Ministry to summon Turkey’s envoy to Israel for a “serious reprimand” after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to “send [Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu] to Allah.” “I instructed officials to summon the Turkish deputy ambassador to Israel for a serious reprimand, following Erdogan’s serious attack on Prime Minister Netanyahu and his threats to send PM Netanyahu to Allah and to convey a clear message to Erdogan,” Katz posted on X. “You who support the burning of babies, murderers, rapists and the mutilation of corpses by Hamas criminals, [are] the last one...
  • Erdogan, Tell Us What You Really Think of Jews-Turkey's Islamic supremacist, Jew-hating tyrant

    03/21/2024 7:37:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | March 21, 2024 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the Turkish President, and the rude-and-crude master of all he surveys from the 1,100 room “White Palace” that he had the government build for him in Istanbul, at a cost to the Turkish taxpayers of $615 million. But when a man like Erdogan comes along only once a millennium, why should the national exchequer skimp? In Istanbul, having announced to the world that he will not be running for office again (the hundreds of journalists he has imprisoned in Turkish jails must now be breathing proleptic sighs of relief), just to make sure we do not...
  • Police officer in Pakistan is praised for saving woman accused of blasphemy by angry mob

    03/04/2024 7:25:48 PM PST · by grundle · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 3, 2024 | Mushtaq Yusufzai and Mithil Aggarwal
    Officials say Sheher Bano, an assistant superintendent of police in Lahore, risked her life to rescue the woman after Arabic calligraphy on her outfit was mistaken for verses from the Quran. PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A police officer in Pakistan is being hailed as a hero after she protected a woman from a furious mob accusing her of blasphemy over what she was wearing. Sheher Bano, an assistant superintendent of police in the city of Lahore, “put her life in danger” to rescue the woman after colorful Arabic calligraphy on her outfit was mistaken for verses from the Quran, the Muslim...
  • US Senate defeats bid to stop F-16 fighter jet sale to Turkey

    03/04/2024 6:23:35 AM PST · by RandFan · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 29 | Patricia Zengerle
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Senate on Thursday soundly defeated an effort to stop the $23 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets and modernization kits to Turkey, which President Joe Biden's administration approved after Turkey approved Sweden's joining the NATO alliance. The Senate voted 79 to 13 against a resolution of disapproval of the sale introduced by Republican Senator Rand Paul.Before the vote, Paul criticized Turkey's government and said allowing the sale would embolden its "misbehavior." Backers of the sale said it was important for Washington to keep its word to a NATO ally. The Biden administration formally informed Congress on...
  • A Beautiful Dress and an Ugly Crowd

    03/04/2024 7:45:05 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4 Mar, 2024 | John F. Di Leo
    An incident in Lahore Pakistan stands as a damning indictment of modern Islamic society. From distant Pakistan, an NBC news story surfaces that serves to remind us of everything we need to know about our current crisis. A week ago, a female police officer in Lahore, Pakistan, patrolling a shopping district in the busy muslim city, saw a crowd gathering, to taunt, accuse, and threaten a young woman in a colorful Kurta (a long shirt-dress). Her dress was covered with bright and abstract calligraphy that the crowd assumed was an improper quoting of the Koran. In Pakistan, when a crowd...
  • Türkiye offers to hold Russia-Ukraine peace talks

    02/28/2024 9:38:16 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 16 replies
    Daily Sabah ^ | 2/28/2024 | Staff
    President Recep Tayyip Erdoğa reiterated Türkiye’s offer to facilitate negotiations between Russia and Ukraine, as he said Ankara emphasizes diplomacy and dialogue to put an end to the war between the two countries. -snip- Erdoğan also said Türkiye supports Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s 10-point peace plan in principle. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s 10-point peace plan is based on a complete Russian withdrawal from Ukraine, reparations and punishment of war criminals, as well as the release of Ukrainian prisoners of war and their return under mediation by Riyadh.