Daily Archives: July 25, 2021

2021-07-25: News Headlines

Juan Cole (2021-07-25). Climate Crisis Grips Iran with Water Shortages, Provoking Protests, Clashes in Southwest. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Iran's southwestern Khuzestan region, the center of its petroleum industry, has been wracked with protests for a week, in part over water shortages. Rallies have erupted in the towns of Mahshahr, Izeh, Ahvaz, Kut-e Abdollah, Susangerd, Aligoudarz and Shoushtar, according to Amnesty International The Iranian government has sometimes replied to …

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-07-25). Maduro orders military to respond to any US aggression. en.mehrnews.com Following the violation of Venezuela's airspace by a US military jet, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the country's military to remain alert and respond forcefully to any act of aggression.

ecns.cn (2021-07-25). CGTN Think Tank releases an analytical report on the global situation of the COVID-19 pandemic. ecns.cn As the global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has not yet subsided, the CGTN Think Tank has released the Analytical Report on the Global Situation of the COVID-19 Pandemic (the "Report") by sourcing data from the Johns Hopkins University website…

ecns.cn (2021-07-25). After one-year delay, Tokyo Olympic Games finally opens amid pandemic. ecns.cn After an extra year of waiting, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games finally opened Friday night at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium behind closed doors.

ecns.cn (2021-07-25). Time to investigate Fort Detrick. ecns.cn Amid a surge in confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, some U.S. politicians have continued to wantonly preach the so-called second phase study into the origin of the coronavirus in China rather than focusing on fighting the virus and saving lives in their own country.

ecns.cn (2021-07-25). China hopes WHO can uphold integrity of COVID-19 origin tracing: spokesperson. ecns.cn China hopes that the World Health Organization (WHO) can adhere to the spirit of science, professionalism and objectivity and work with the international community to jointly uphold the scientific integrity of studying the origins of COVID-19, resist the headwind of politicization and safeguard the sound atmosphere of global anti-epidemic cooperation, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Friday.

_____ (2021-07-25). Two Turkish soldiers killed in attack in Northern Syria. en.mehrnews.com At least two Turkish soldiers were killed in an attack on the armored vehicle in northern Syria, the country's military said on late Saturday, adding that they returned fire.

_____ (2021-07-25). Boko Haram terrorist attack kills several Cameroon soldiers. en.mehrnews.com At least six Cameroon soldiers were killed Saturday in an attack by Boko Haram terrorist group in the far north of the country, the governor of the region said on state television.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-07-25). US building new military base in northeastern Syria. en.mehrnews.com News sources reported on Saturday that US forces intended to build a new military base in northeastern Syria.

ecns.cn (2021-07-25). Origin tracing must be done in U.S.: China Daily editorial. ecns.cn It would be inaccurate to interpret a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman's remarks on Monday regarding the proposed second-phase novel coronavirus origin tracing by the World Health Organization in China as outright refusal, because in his words, "relevant experts on the Chinese side are studying it carefully".

ecns.cn (2021-07-25). China refutes U.S. accusations on next stage of origin tracing. ecns.cn China on Friday refuted accusations from the United States to the effect that China's stance on the next stage of the global origin-tracing issue was "irresponsible and dangerous", replying that the U.S. side has been extremely irresponsible and shameful in its behavior toward its own people and the international community.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-07-24). Afghan government imposes curfews in 31 provinces. en.mehrnews.com Afghanistan ministry of interior affairs said that people in 31 provinces will not be allowed to get out of their homes from 10pm to 4am except for emergency, Afghan local media have reported.

Anonymous669 (2021-07-24). Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Died Of Wounds Sustained While Fighting In Syria. southfront.org Seyyed Ahmad Qureshi, source: Tasnim News Agency. | On July 23, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) mourned Seyyed Ahmad Qureshi, a prominent commander of the Quds Force. | According to Iranian sources, Qureshi died of wounds that he sustained while fighting in Syria. The sources did not reveal when or how the commander was wounded. | Qureshi served as a military advisor in Syria for more than eight years. He reportedly commanded a unit of the Afghan Liwa Fatemiyoun, which has been fighting ISI…

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