2021-05-08: News Headlines

Carlos Arellán (2021-05-08). Leopoldo López Condemns Protests in Colombia from Luxury Condo in Madrid: Having Duque 'is a Privilege'. orinocotribune.com Regarding the bloody repression in Colombia against peaceful demonstrators, there are several aspects that are astonishing. In addition to the vicious will of its police officers to impose order through questionable means, there is an occurrence that surpasses them: Leopoldo López's condemnation of violence—but not the violence of Colombia's repressive forces. | The Venezuelan, who is known for his marked vocation for violence, released a statement whose reading produces enormous cognitive dissonance. | These are five paragraphs of an unknown version of Leopoldo López, at least to Venezuelans. The politicia…

Editor2 (2021-05-08). Colombia an Imperial Beachhead: The War of the Colombian Oligarchy and Duque against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com By Mison Verdad — May 4, 2021 | One year after it sought to invade Venezuela and capture President Nicolás Maduro with Operation Gideón, the Colombian government continues to participate in conspiracies planned in Washington to bring about regime change in Caracas. | Since 2018, when the attempted assassination of President Maduro and the Venezuelan military high command was thwarted with the use of explosive drones, Bogotá's willingness to serve as an operational base to plan attacks against Venezuela has been confirmed with every step it takes and laid bare before the international media and diplomatic sho…

Staff (2021-05-08). Cuba Denounces Colombia's 'Hostile' Gesture in the Expulsion of Diplomat. orinocotribune.com Amidst the continued internal crisis in Colombia caused by the ongoing anti-government protests and the heavy police repression, the Colombian authorities decided to declare a Cuban diplomat as persona non grata on charges of exercising "activities not compatible" with his diplomatic post. | On Friday, May 7, the Cuban Foreign Ministry described the expulsion of its embassy's first secretary in Colombia, Omar Rafael García, as unjustified and hostile. García was declared as persona non grata by the Colombian government. | In a message published on its official website, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINRE…

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-05-08). Venezuela's Delcy Rodriguez Provides More Details About Bot Campaign (ICC). orinocotribune.com A big data investigation carried out by independent experts determined that local and international right-wing elements used social media networks to carry out a campaign of media denigration and defamation against Venezuela on the issue of human rights, with the result that the South American nation is now the subject of an investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC). "They want to classify [them as] international crimes without them having been committed," said the Executive Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, in a press conference broadcast this Friday, May 7 by state-owned Venezolana de…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-08). Military Situation In Yemen On May 8, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 7, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 10 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On May 7, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Madghal area | On May 7, people in the Ansar Allah controlled areas held massive demonstrations on the occasion of Quds day in support of Palestine | On May 7, clashes between Ansar Allah an Saudi-led forces were reported in Asdas area | On May 8, Ansar Allah reportedly attacked Khamis Mushait with a drone | On May 8, clashes…

Brenda Norrell (2021-05-08). Divest in Israel's Elbit on Tohono O'odham Nation and in Palestine. indybay.org The 'Divest in Elbit' panel today reveals the surveillance and weapons of the Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems, targeting Tohono O'odham and Palestinians, by way of U.S. contracts and funding, violating human rights and international law.

Staff (2021-05-08). COVID-19 daily death toll in Iran stands at 283. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — The coronavirus pandemic claimed 283 lives in Iran over the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry announced.

Staff (2021-05-08). Iran to import large number of Chinese Covid-19 vaccines. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Following the held talks between Iranian FM Zarif and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, Iran is to import a large number of Covid-19 vaccines from China.

Staff (2021-05-08). "Covo-Pasteur", "Barakat" vaccine to hit market soon: Rouhani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that two domestically-produced COVID-19 vaccines, 'Covo-Pasteur' and 'Covo-Barakat', will hit the domestic market in very near future.

Toby Blomé (2021-05-08). Sunday 5/9: CODEPINK Mother's Day Peace Rally. indybay.org Golden Gate Bridge, Welcome Center Plaza, S.F. Side…

_____ (2021-05-08). Global Protests Target Banks Funding Line 3 Pipeline. popularresistance.org San Francisco – Today across 8 countries, 4 continents, and 50 U.S. cities, hundreds of climate and Indigenous rights activists are protesting 20 banks that have backed loans for Enbridge, the company constructing the Line 3 tar sands pipeline through Anishinaabe territory in Minnesota. The protests feature elaborate and artful displays such as a body mural in Seattle spelling "Defund Line 3," a fake oil spill in New York, a large floating banner display in Chicago, a fake oil spill and giant dance party in D.C., and a street mural in San Francisco. Activists also effectively shut down branches of the 20 target b…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-08). Massive Fire Broke Out Near Key Iranian Nuclear Reactor, Major Oil Export Port (Video). southfront.org Screen grab from one of the fire videos. | Late on May 7, a massive fire broke out in the Iranian city of Bushehr, where a nuclear plant, an oil port and a military naval base are located. | Residents of Bushehr were quick to upload footage of the fire, which spread near the entrance of the city's main port, to social media | According to the Fars News Agency, fifteen firefighters, six trucks and a tanker were mobilized to face the massive fire, which was put down within two hours. No human losses were reported. | T…

AutumnSun (2021-05-08). 2020 CZU Fire: Empire Grade Road 5-6-2021. indybay.org Mike and I took a short ride to survey some of what remains from the CZU Lightning Complex Fires. Today we just centered around the upper part of Empire Grade Rd.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). 'Warmongering Fool' vs 'Cheeto Jesus': What's Behind Republicans' Push to Purge Liz Cheney? sputniknews.com Liz Cheney, the Wyoming congresswoman and daughter of once powerful GOP grandee and Iraq War architect Dick Cheney, is again facing expulsion from the leadership of her own party over her stance on Donald Trump — a representative of the more assertively anti-globalist, less aggressively interventionist wing of the Republican Party.

_____ (2021-05-08). Hunger Strike: Yemeni People Are Being Starved. popularresistance.org During the early days of the war, when Iman Saleh called her family in Yemen, they would lie to reassure her they were safe. "They would always say, 'Don't worry, it's happening far from us,'" Saleh said. "It felt like I was becoming a burden to them, because now they were trying to make me feel better, on top of trying to survive." | Now, when Saleh calls her family in Yemen, she simply asks how their day is going. For the past six years, the 26-year-old organizer from Detroit has struggled with survivor's guilt, watching her homeland ravaged by a war between the U.S.-backed Saudi coalition and the Houthi rebels…

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Female Model Detained in Houthi-Controlled Yemeni City Faces 'Virginity Test'. sputniknews.com Arrested earlier this year, Intisar al-Hammadi was charged with carrying out an indecent act and "going against Islamic principles".

Loretta Graceffo (2021-05-08). Yemeni people are being starved. zcomm.org So this Detroit organizer went on hunger strike in solidarity…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-08). G7 statement on Yemen shows intl. hypocrisy: Ansarullah. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — A member of the Ansarullah movement's political council has dismissed a G7 statement that condemned Yemeni forces while ignored the crimes committed by the Saudi coalition as hypocrisy.

_____ (2021-05-08). Iran Says US Has Yet To Offer Enough Sanctions Relief. popularresistance.org The fourth round of talks aimed at reviving the Iran nuclear deal kicked off in Vienna on Friday. Iran's top negotiator said he believes the US is "serious" about returning to the agreement but that it has not yet offered adequate sanctions relief. | "The information transferred to us from the US side is that they are also serious on returning to the nuclear deal and they have so far declared their readiness to lift a great part of their sanctions," Iranian negotiator Abbas Araqchi said. | "But this is not adequate from our point of view and therefore the discussions will continue until we get to all our demands,…

Staff (2021-05-08). Iran 2021 Presidential Election's candidate holds presser. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Saeed Mohammad, a presidential hopeful in Iran 2021 Presidential Election held a press conference at the venue of Young Journalists' Club (YJC) on Saturday to respond a series of relevant questions to correspondents.

Staff (2021-05-08). VIDEO: Lightning strikes Milad Tower in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Amazing footage shows lightning striking the 435-metres Milad Tower in Tehran. Milad is the tallest tower in Iran and the sixth-tallest telecommunication tower in the world.

Staff (2021-05-08). Presidential election candidates registration to begin May 11. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Deputy Secretary of Iran's Guardian Council Siamak Rah Peik said that the registration of volunteers to contest Iran's 13th presidential election will begin on May 11, 2021.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-08). UN expresses concern over escalating tensions in Quds. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — As the Zionists' raid on the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Palestinian neighborhoods in the occupied Quds intensifies, the United Nations has expressed concern over escalating tensions.

Staff (2021-05-08). 'Seven Years Minus 10 Days' wins at Hollywood Silver Screen. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Iranian short film 'Seven Years Minus 10 Days' by Hamid Nouri won second place for the Best Film at the Hollywood Silver Screen Festival in the US.

Staff (2021-05-08). "US return to JCPOA 100% dependent on US itself" en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — The US return to the JCPOA is 100% dependent on the US itself, Iranian senior diplomat said, adding that JCPOA be revived, but only if the United States makes the necessary political decision.

Staff (2021-05-08). EU envoy calls for an immediate revival of JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Deputy of European Union Foreign Policy Chief says he feels a definite urgency to conclude the nuclear talks, and he is happy to see that Iran and the United States feel the same way.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-08). Three explosions hit Afghan capital on Saturday afternoon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Three explosions were heard in Kabul's 13th security zone, local media have reported on Saturday afternoon…

Staff (2021-05-08). Iran's Solhipour wins gold at World Para Powerlifting C'ship. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Iranian para powerlifter Seyed Hamed Solhipour won the gold medal of the 2021 World Para Powerlifting Championships underway in Thailand on Saturday.

Staff (2021-05-08). Iran condemns Zionist attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman condemned the Zionist attack on the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Palestinian worshipers.

Staff (2021-05-08). Iran reacts to baseless claims of Moroccan FM at AIPAC. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman condemned the recent remarks and baseless claims of the Moroccan FM Nasser Bourita addressing AIPAC.

Staff (2021-05-08). Doha backs positive talks between Tehran, Persian Gulf states. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs expressed Doha's support for any dialogue, efforts, and positive spirit in the relations between Iran and Persian Gulf states, especially Saudi Arabia.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-08). Governor announces human travel ban at Tamarchin border gate. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — The governor of the Iranian Piranshahr Country in West Azarbaijan Province has announced a ban on human travel into Iraq from Tamarchin (Haj Omran) border crossing until further notice.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-08). 'Onus is on US, not Iran': FM Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has tweeted on the anniversary of the US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal, reminding the new US administration how the crisis over JCPOA started.

Staff (2021-05-08). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on May 8. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English-language dailies on Saturday, May 08.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-08). Pourmirzaei grabs gold in world Para weightlifting event. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — The Iranian para weightlifter Mansour Pourmirzaei has grabbed the gold medal at the 2021 World Para Powerlifting Championships underway in Thailand on Saturday.

Staff (2021-05-08). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

Staff (2021-05-08). Brussels Short Film Festival to host 3 Iranian titles. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Three Iranian titles, namely 'The Driver', 'Asho' and 'Exam' will go on screen at the 24th edition of the Brussels Short Film Festival (BSFF) in Belgium.

Staff (2021-05-08). Iranian Students Association in Moscow observe Quds Day. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Members of the Iranian Students Association in Moscow observed International Quds Day by gathering in a Mosque in Moscow.

Staff (2021-05-08). Iran, India discuss expansion of trade relations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — During the meeting with the Indian Ambassador, Deputy of Iranian Industry Minister stressed the need to remove barriers to mutual trade and find new solutions for the development of trade relations between the two countries.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-08). Iran becomes vice-champion in world Para weightlifting event. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Iranian para weightlifting men's team finished runner-up in 2021 World Para Powerlifting Championships in Thailand.

Staff (2021-05-08). 1mn doses of vaccine to arrive in Iran in coming days. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — According to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the country is scheduled to receive 1 million doses of the vaccine in the coming days.

Staff (2021-05-08). US, Europe must be held responsible for the Zionists' crimes. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — An official with Iran's Judiciary Branch says the United States and European countries should be held responsible for crimes that Zionists are committing in the Palestinian occupied territories.

Staff (2021-05-08). US accuses an Iranian citizen of violating sanctions law. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — The US Department of Justice has indicted an Iranian citizen for allegedly violating Iran's sanctions from 2007 to 2011.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-08). Iran condemns terrorist attack on Kabul school. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh condemned a terrorist attack on an educational center in the west of the Afghan capital of Kabul.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-08). Iran may extend cooperation on inspections with IAEA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — The top Iranian negotiator at Vienna talks on reviving the JCPOA says that Tehran may consider extending cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency over inspections of its nuclear sites.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-08). Non-scheduled flights to bring back Iranians from India. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Spokesperson for Iran's Civil Aviation Organization says that there will be two flights to India and France this week to return the Iranian nationals from those Coronavirus-hit countries.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-08). Russia expresses concern over develoments in occupied Quds. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — In response to yesterday's incidents in occupied holy Quds, the Russian Foreign Ministry expressed concern and called for an end to escalating tensions.

Staff (2021-05-08). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on May 8. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Mehr News takes a look at the headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Saturday, May 8.

Staff (2021-05-08). Tehran, La Paz to prepare coop. program. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — The Ambassador of Iran to Bolivia and the Vice President of the country emphasized the development of a cooperation program.

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-08). Iran Says US Is 'Serious' About Reviving Nuclear Deal But Has Yet to Offer Enough Sanctions Relief. news.antiwar.com The fourth round of talks aimed at reviving the Iran nuclear deal kicked off in Vienna on Friday. "The information transferred to us from the US side is that they are also serious on returning to the nuclear deal and they have so far declared their readiness to lift a great part of their sanctions," Iranian negotiato…

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