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Cuban drug Nasalferon administered to travelers arriving in Cuba

(GRANMA)—As a preventative measure, given the COVID-19 situation in the country, this immune system booster is being administered to travelers arriving in Cuba, as well as members of their households. Cuba began administering Nasalferon to travelers and their families on Jan. 7, a drug produced by the country’s biotechnology industry to prevent the transmission of SARS-COV-2 and strengthen the immune...

Dr. King civil rights leader or Pan Africanist?

Every year we in the United States celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights icon Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The celebrations frequently focus on Dr. King’s dream of ending discrimination in America. But those tributes rarely if ever mention Dr. King’s global, Pan African interests, which included attending the post-colonial inauguration in 1957 of Ghana’s newly...

Fifty years on the Nile dam that changed the face of Egypt

MANILA SULTAN, Egypt—Yassin Saeed remembers when the Nile’s annual flood drenched his village in the years before the construction of the Aswan High Dam. Now, former flood lands are green fields year-round. “Our lives were very hard,” said the 76-year-old Egyptian, recounting how his father, his brothers and other farmers had to use the traditional felucca sailboats to harvest the...

Families of Iran’s assassinated nuclear scientists sue U.S. for supporting Israel’s acts of terror

The families of Iran’s assassinated nuclear scientists have filed a lawsuit against the United States for supporting Israel’s acts of terror against the Iranian nation. Somayeh Afzali Niku, the lawyer, said in an exclusive interview with Press TV on Jan. 11 that the 400-page case, with about 500 pages of appendices, had 32 defendants and 11 plaintiffs. Afzali Niku censured the...

Leading human rights group calls Israel an ‘apartheid’ state

JERUSALEM—A leading Israeli human rights group has begun describing both Israel and its control of the Palestinian territories as a single “apartheid” regime, using an explosive term that the country’s leaders and their supporters vehemently reject. In a report released January 12, B’Tselem says that while Palestinians live under different forms of Israeli control in the occupied West Bank, blockaded...

Second prayer app caught harvesting user location data may have snitched on Muslims to ICE and FBI—media

A popular Muslim prayer app has been secretly collecting its users’ location data, according to Vice. A network of data brokers links the app to U.S. government law enforcement agencies such as ICE and the FBI. The app called Salaat First (Prayer Times) was created to help Muslims perform their daily prayers, reminding when the time for the ritual has...

Rouhani: Foreign companies not allowed to test Covid-19 vaccines on Iranians

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says foreign companies will not be allowed to test their Covid-19 vaccines on the Iranian people, voicing his support for the Health Ministry, which prevented the move. He was speaking during a meeting of the national task force for fighting the coronavirus in Tehran on Jan. 9, a day after Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah...

U.S. military flexes on Iran in waning days of Trump administration

American geopolitical friction against the Islamic Republic of Iran worsens, even as the U.S. has come under heavy domestic strain with open insurrection at the U.S. Capitol around election disputes from outgoing President Donald J. Trump. The U.S. Capitol was breached by supporters of Mr. Trump as lawmakers were deliberating on the certification of election results to confirm President-elect Joseph...

‘Who’s a sh-thole now?’ Africa responds to Trump and violent American insurrec-tion at U.S. Capitol

Africa has faced the problem of political leaders being unwilling to step down and concede elections and suffered from President Trump’s racist tirades against the continent. So there was strong reaction to his unwillingness to accept losing the 2020 election to Joe Biden. It was reflected in headlines like “Africa to Trump: Who’s a sh**thole now?” Many Africans were “unable to...

New Venezuela parliament sworn in, U.S.-backed Guaido out

A new Venezuelan parliament has been sworn in, with President Nicolas Maduro’s Socialist Party consolidating control and U.S.-backed opposition figure Juan Guaido left without a job. A total of 256 of the National Assembly’s 277 seats are now in the hands of Maduro’s United Socialist Party and its allies following the December 6, 2020 elections, which were boycotted by the...

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Ethiopian Government and UN strike deal for ‘unimpeded’ humanitarian access in...

The UN recently announced that an agreement has been reached with the Ethiopian Government to allow “unimpeded, sustained and secure access” for humanitarian supplies...

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