OPEC+ Set to Extend Output Cuts After Breakthrough With Iraq

Jun.05 — OPEC+ is set to extend production cuts to prop up the oil market after Russia and Saudi Arabia clinched a tentative deal in high-stakes negotiations with holdout member Iraq, according to a delegate. Isabelle Mateos y Lago, co-head of the official institutions group at BlackRock, comments on the outlook for oil prices, supply … Read more OPEC+ Set to Extend Output Cuts After Breakthrough With Iraq

Caring for the dead: Christian, Muslim, and COVID

Bodies often arrive at night in Iraq’s only cemetery specifically for those who have died of COVID-19, in the southern Shi’ite holy city of Najaf. Volunteers, in full protective suits, wash and wrap the corpses in burial shrouds before putting them back in the coffins. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and … Read more Caring for the dead: Christian, Muslim, and COVID

Crime & No Punishment? | British WAR CRIME allegations dropped due to ‘lack of evidence’

British soldiers are unlikely to face legal action for alleged crimes committed during the Iraq campaign. More than a thousand cases were being looked at by police, and also the UK military’s prosecuting authority. But its chief has told the BBC that all-except-one have been dropped, citing a ‘lack of evidence’. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 … Read more Crime & No Punishment? | British WAR CRIME allegations dropped due to ‘lack of evidence’

Violence over George Floyd death: “Is militarized response really what we need today?”

To understand Donald #Trump’s talk of “dominating the battlefield”, Columbia Law School professor Bernard Harcourt tells #F24Debate how counter-insurgency tactics in Iraq and Afghanistan led to the militarization of local police departments throughout the United States. #BLM Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 https://f24.my/YTliveEN … … Read more Violence over George Floyd death: “Is militarized response really what we need today?”

US official: Libyan conflict ‘could spin out of control if the Russians choose escalation’

In an interview with FRANCE 24, David Schenker, the US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, discussed the situation in Libya and the involvement of foreign forces like Turkey and Russia in the conflict there. “We think it’s important that the arms embargo be implemented immediately,” he told FRANCE 24. Schenker warned that the Libyan conflict … Read more US official: Libyan conflict ‘could spin out of control if the Russians choose escalation’

Coronavirus deaths in US top 100,000 – BBC News

The US has passed 100,000 deaths in the coronavirus outbreak in less than four months. It has seen more fatalities than any other country, while its 1.69 million confirmed infections account for about 30% of the worldwide total. The first US infection was reported in Washington state on 21 January. Globally there have been 5.6 … Read more Coronavirus deaths in US top 100,000 – BBC News

US city deploys camera-equipped planes for surveillance

The US city of Baltimore is deploying a controversial method of surveillance that was developed for use in Iraq. Camera-equipped planes will take to the skies to help fight crime. Its success or failure there could have significant consequences for the rest of the country. Al Jazeera’s Patty Culhane reports from Baltimore. – Subscribe to … Read more US city deploys camera-equipped planes for surveillance

Jamel Herring talks potential options for July 2nd return | Now or Never

Junior lightweight titlist Jamel Herring joins Now or Never to discuss what Memorial Day means to him as a Marine that served in Iraq. Herring, who is scheduled to box on July 2nd in Las Vegas, discusses potential options as well as Mike Tyson’s physical transformation and interest in a return to the ring at … Read more Jamel Herring talks potential options for July 2nd return | Now or Never

Eid al-Fitr in Iraq: Some worshippers defying government lockdown

Iraq’s government has imposed a lockdown for the duration of the Eid al-Fitr holidays, but not everyone is abiding by the rules. Some mosques are allowing in small groups of worshippers. Yet most Muslims are letting go of centuries-old religious rituals to help protect their communities from the virus. Al Jazeera’s Simona Foltyn reports from … Read more Eid al-Fitr in Iraq: Some worshippers defying government lockdown

Muslims Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr in India Amid Covid-19 Fears

Muslims in New Delhi, India celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan amid coronavirus fears. Muslims around the world on Sunday began celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a normally festive holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, with millions under strict stay-at-home orders and many fearing renewed coronavirus outbreaks. … Read more Muslims Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr in India Amid Covid-19 Fears

Tony Blair says reopen schools because of ‘evidence’… Ha! | #PollyBites

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair says his think-tank’s done some thinking, and that UK government advice regarding schools DOES check-out. The man who started the Iraq War says the evidence shows that it’s safe for little children to return to their classrooms. But then again, Blair said he had evidence about Saddam Hussein having … Read more Tony Blair says reopen schools because of ‘evidence’… Ha! | #PollyBites

Iraqi protesters remain in jail in test for new PM

Iraq’s new prime minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, ordered the release of demonstrators last week to ease tensions with protesters. According to the Human Rights Commission, at least 98 protesters have been detained in Iraq’s state prisons and dozens more are missing. But courts have so far not acted and this is being seen as the first … Read more Iraqi protesters remain in jail in test for new PM

Amal Clooney Warns Human Rights Abuse During Covid-19 Pandemic

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney warns the coronavirus pandemic is being used by governments to seize power and exacerbate abuses. In a video conference with an Australian parliamentary committee, she urged MPs to pass so-called Magnitsky Act, a law that will sanction human rights violators and ban international criminals from entry into the country. “Governments … Read more Amal Clooney Warns Human Rights Abuse During Covid-19 Pandemic

Samantha Power: ‘US is pulling away from its democratic allies’ | Talk to Al Jazeera

In September 2016, nearly two months before the then-presidential candidate Donald Trump’s election, United States President Barack Obama spoke at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). “As I address this hall as president for the final time, let me recount the progress that we’ve made,” he said, “A quarter-century after the end of the Cold … Read more Samantha Power: ‘US is pulling away from its democratic allies’ | Talk to Al Jazeera