Report: Saudi Arabia to fund US-backed militias in Syria to confront Iran
Saudi Arabia has agreed to finance Arab forces backed by the US in Syria to confront the Iranian expansion efforts in northeastern Syria, Lebanese Al-Akhbarnewspaper reported.The paper said Saudi and American officials held talks in the Syrian province of Al-Hasakah during which the Saudi delegation agreed to finance the training of the Sanadid forces, as well as the Syrian Elite Forces, the military wing of the Syrian Al-Ghad party headed by Ahmad Al-Jarba.According to the paper, “an American security company would train the two forces, provided that Arab youth are encouraged to join them lat...
The Middle East Monitor
Breaking: Elon Musk’s SpaceX to Raise $250M – Report
Investing.com -Investing.com – SpaceX, the private space exploration and tourism company founded by Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, is looking to raise $250 million in its next round of funding, according to a published report Friday.Investing.comoffers an extensive set of professional tools for the financial markets.Read more News on Investing.com and download the new Investing.com appsfor Android and iOS!Copyright 2020 Fusion Media Limited. All Rights Reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
U.S. Intel Report on 2020 Russian Meddling Angers Trump – NYT
A U.S. intelligence briefing for lawmakers on Russia’s alleged efforts to help re-elect Donald Trump has angered the U.S. president, The New York Times reportedThursday.One source said Trump complained that his Democratic Party opponents would “weaponize” the intelligence about his support from Russian operatives eight months ahead of the vote. Moscow has consistently denied interfering in the 2016 and 2020 U.S. presidential elections.Trump berated the outgoing acting director of national intelligence for allowing the Feb. 13 intel briefing on Russian meddling to take place, The New York Times...
The Moscow Times
Report: Yemen’s Houthis developing deadlier, more accurate drones
According to a paperreleased today by UK-based think tank Conflict Armament Research (CAR), the Houthi movement of Yemen are using and developing increasingly lethal and accurateUnmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly referred to as drones.The paper, entitled “Evolution of UAVs employed by Houthi forces in Yemen”,documented nine UAVs and one UAV engine, retrieved by the UAE forces operating in Yemen.It found that whilst the Houthi-led forces have been using earlier variants of drones linked to Iran such as the Qasef-1 in “kamikaze” style attacks, more recently they have sought to modify them...
The Middle East Monitor
Report reveals the 10 best countries for kids to grow up in now
Climate change, conflict, and inequality target one demographic in particular — one that is also uniquely hindered from being able to protect itself: children.And if you are a child in the United States, your odds of thriving in these uncertain times may not be as good as you think, a new report reveals.In a reportpublished Tuesday in the journal The Lancet, researchers rank 180 governments on how well they protect children from an uncertain future. They looked at climate change, health data, and how much children are targeted by commercial bad actors — think marketing for high-sugar foods and...
Report: New York Knicks have strong interest in Villanova coach Jay Wright
A report on Forbes.com published Monday quoted an NBA source as saying there is a “strong possibility” that Villanova’s Jay Wright could become the next head coach of the New York Knicks.The Knicks have been interested in hiring Wright since 2018, after he led the Wildcats to their second national championship in three seasons. But Wright has rejected all outside overtures, including one last year from UCLA, while repeating how much he loves coaching at Villanova.Asked to comment on the Forbes report, Villanova men’s basketball spokesman Mike Sheridan said, “We don’t comment on speculative rep...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Why ECOWAS Joint Currency May Be Postponed Again —Report
A new report has joined the ranks of other sceptics of a single currency for West African economic region by concluding that most West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) States are not fit enough to be a part of a joint currency.The report was published by United Capital Research titled: “From CFA franc to the Eco: A Mere Name Change or Something More?”It stated that the adoption of Eco might be postponed primarily because an analysis of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) shows that, while West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), former French colonies seemed to be withi...
Report: 7,500 Palestine refugees living in open air in North Syria
At least 7,500 Palestinian refugees displaced from the refugee camps of Daraa, Homs, Aleppo and Al Yarmouk, are currently living in North Syria, the Documentation Civil Centre for Palestinian Refugees in North Syria confirmed on Friday.Speaking to Quds Press, director of the centre, Abu Mohannad, stated: “The Palestinian refugee families are distributed among several cities in North Syria.”He noted that several Turkish charities and NGOs, which enter through Turkey, are supervising a number of the camps providing them with water tanks, food parcels, kitchen appliances, clothes and heating.Mean...
The Middle East Monitor
Report claims MPs pressured to sign SD, and 9 news from yesterday
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.1. Sarawak Reporthas claimed that MPs from Umno, PAS, Bersatu, and PKR (who are aligned to PKR deputy president Azmin Ali) are being pressuredto sign statutory declarations backing Dr Mahathir Mohamad as prime minister. PKR president Anwar Ibrahim said he is unaware of this, while Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin (above) denied it.2. Malaysia is listed as among countries that had bought“rigged” encryption equipment from the now-defunct company Crypto, which The Washington Post claimed to be ow...
Report: White nationalists turn focus to college campuses, with trial run at Kansas State
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The white nationalist movement, tarnished in the aftermath of Charlottesville, is repackaging its bigotry through a new mainstreaming strategy that focuses on college campuses and Trump supporters, according to a report released Tuesday by a national watchdog organization.Its first test case: a new group at Kansas State University launched by a student whose former organization was the subject of protests on campus.Known as “Groyper,” the new marketing effort is an attempt by white nationalists to rebrand under a banner that will unite what it describes as “America First con...
The Kansas City Star