1,200 Iranian students ‘poisoned’ ahead of mass protests

1,200 Iranian students ‘poisoned’ ahead of mass protests

A group of 1,200 university students in Iran were struck down by food poisoning the night before a wave of anti-regime protests were set to be held throughout the country. Students at Kharazmi and Ark universities experienced vomiting, severe body aches, and hallucinations, the national student union claimed Thursday. At least four other universities reported … Read more

Russian Officials Fear Deserter on the Run Just Went Full Rambo With a Machine Gun

Russian Officials Fear Deserter on the Run Just Went Full Rambo With a Machine Gun

ANDREY KRONBERG A suspected Russian deserter dressed in full camouflage and a ski mask opened fire on police officers in Russia’s Rostov region on Tuesday, sparking frantic calls for residents to take cover indoors as a manhunt was underway. The incident—just the latest evidence of Vladimir Putin’s flailing war beginning to blow up within Russian … Read more

Shireen Abu Akleh: Al Jazeera to submit case to ICC, network says

Shireen Abu Akleh: Al Jazeera to submit case to ICC, network says

Jerusalem CNN  —  Al Jazeera said Tuesday it will submit a case to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot in the head while covering an Israeli raid in Jenin in the occupied West Bank in May. “Al Jazeera’s legal team has conducted a full and … Read more

BEIJING BACKS DOWN: Chinese citizens ’empowered’ after COVID protests, China researcher says

BEIJING BACKS DOWN: Chinese citizens ’empowered’ after COVID protests, China researcher says

Chinese citizens feel empowered after protests against “draconian COVID-19 restrictions” led Chinese authorities to ease regulations, a human rights researcher told Fox News.   “People are fed up with the restrictions,” said Yaqiu Wang, a senior china researcher for Human Rights Watch. “There’s so much pent-up anger and frustration because there have been massive human … Read more

Violent protests in Greece after police shoot teenager in head

Violent protests in Greece after police shoot teenager in head

Violent protests erupted in northern Greece on Monday after police shot and injured a Roma teenager in a chase.  The 16-year-old boy, who is being treated at a hospital in Thessaloniki, was allegedly shot by one officer in the head. The officer has been arrested and suspended from duty, according to police in Greece’s second-largest … Read more

China’s Xi to visit Saudi Arabia, sources say, amid frayed ties with the US

China’s Xi to visit Saudi Arabia, sources say, amid frayed ties with the US

CNN  —  Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to arrive in Saudi Arabia on Thursday for a two-day state visit amid high tensions between the United States and the two countries, according to a source with knowledge of the trip, an Arab diplomatic source and two senior Arab officials. Xi’s trip to Riyadh will include … Read more

Beijing drops some Covid tests as capital ‘readies itself for life again’ | China

Beijing drops some Covid tests as capital ‘readies itself for life again’ | China

Beijing has dropped the need for people to show negative Covid tests to enter supermarkets and offices, the latest in an easing of curbs across China after historic protests. “Beijing readies itself for life again,” read a headline in the government-owned China Daily newspaper, adding that people were “gradually embracing” the slow return to normality. … Read more

Oil prices climb after Russian crude sanctions kick in

Oil prices climb after Russian crude sanctions kick in

Oil futures edge higher after falling more than 3% last session G7 price cap on Russian oil kicks in China set to further relax COVID controls Dec 6 (Reuters) – Oil rebounded on Tuesday after plunging by more than 3% in the previous session, as the implementation of sanctions on Russian seaborne crude oil eased … Read more