2021-08-05: News Headlines

Hands Off Yemen, Yemeni Alliance Committee (2021-08-05). Sunday 8/8: Vigil for Yemen School Bus Attack. indybay.org Union Square, 333 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94108-4901, United States…

Anonymous669 (2021-08-05). Combat Footage: Houthi Snipers Hunt Down 11 Saudi-Backed Fighters On Jizan, Najran Fronts (18+). southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing | On August 4, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) released a video documenting operations which were recently carried out by their sniper units. | Houthi snipers hit five Saudi-backed Yemeni fighters and five Sudanese service members on the border line with the southern Saudi province of Jizan. Along the border line with the Kingdoms' southern province of Najran, the snipers targeted a Saudi-backed Yemeni fighter and destroyed two surveillance cameras, which were installed in f…

ecns.cn (2021-08-05). U.S. closure of Fort Detrick lab not coincidental: expert. ecns.cn The sudden shutdown of the Fort Detrick lab in the United States and the pneumonia outbreak that followed are far from coincidental and should be studied in the scope of the ongoing investigation into the pandemic's origins, a Russian political observer has said.

ecns.cn (2021-08-05). Why investigating U.S. EVALI outbreak important in COVID-19 origin-tracing?>. ecns.cn Amid global efforts in tracing the COVID-19 origins, the connection between the coronavirus and an outbreak of e-cigarette or vaping use-associated lung injury (EVALI) cases in the U.S. in August, 2019 has raised many concerns.

ecns.cn (2021-08-05). Comicomment: In origin tracing, U.S. leads a 'blaming chorus'. ecns.cn The COVID-19 origin tracing is a serious scientific issue that must be studied by scientists and medical experts around the world through cooperation. However, some U.S. politicians placed their hope on the intelligence community, trying to answer a science question with political means.

ecns.cn (2021-08-05). French biosecurity expert dismisses Wuhan "lab leak" theory. ecns.cn "The theory that the virus escaped from the Wuhan lab is not credible," a French biosecurity expert who had monitored the construction of the Biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) laboratory of the Wuhan Institute of Virology has said recently in reference to COVID-19.

ecns.cn (2021-08-05). Meng extradition case concluding. ecns.cn Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was back in British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver on Wednesday for the final stretch of extradition proceedings that could send her to the U.S.

ecns.cn (2021-08-05). Xinjiang residents refute accusations of human rights violations. ecns.cn Residents of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have hit back at accusations of human rights violations, saying some Western countries' claims of "genocide" or "forced labor" are fabricated.

ecns.cn (2021-08-05). Shifting blame reflects selfishness of U.S. ecns.cn Recently, the U.S. has led several countries and media outlets in hyping up the claim that the novel coronavirus was the result of a "lab leak".

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-08-05). Iran lodges protest to IMO over rising rhetoric. en.mehrnews.com Iranian Ambassador to the UK Mohsen Baharvand has penned a letter to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to protest the rhetoric recently raised against Tehran after suspicious incidents with tankers in Persian Gulf.

Mohammad Ali Haqshenas (2021-08-05). Embassy urges caution against false flag operations in region. en.mehrnews.com Iran's Embassy in London reviewed the recent days' propaganda against Iran, urging vigilance against false flag operations in the Persian Gulf region.

ecns.cn (2021-08-05). Secret deal between U.S. Fort Detrick, Japanese germ warfare unit revealed. ecns.cn The United States pardoned members of a notorious Japanese germ warfare unit after World War II in exchange for their data on biological weapons, research by a Chinese historian has revealed.

Staff (2021-08-04). Israeli warplanes pound southern Lebanon, as IDF vows to 'continue & intensify' retaliation to rocket fire (VIDEO). rt.com The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) launched a series of airstrikes on Lebanese territory, calling them retaliation for cross-border rocket attacks after earlier firing scores of artillery rounds in response. | The IDF Video footage has circulated online purporting to show the IDF strikes in progress. | BREAKING…

WSWS (2021-08-04). One year since the Beirut blast: Lebanon's social, economic, and political crisis deepens. wsws.org In recent years, US imperialism, along with Saudi Arabia and France, has piled on pressure as part of its broader campaign to isolate Iran and Syria, widening its sanctions on Hezbollah and Syria, with whose economy Lebanon is closely connected.

news.un (2021-08-04). Heavy rains and flooding push Yemenis to the brink. news.un.org Heavy rains and flooding in Yemen have affected at least 28,000 people, according to initial estimates released by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Wednesday.

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