2020-11-12: News Headlines

Andrew Korybko (2020-11-12). Syria's International Conference On Refugees Is A Masterclass In Balancing. thealtworld.com The kinetic phase of the Hybrid War of Terror on Syria has mostly drawn to a close, as evidenced by the milestone event of the country hosting an international conference on the return of refugees, which resulted in several significant outcomes that speak to the masterful execution of its "balancing" strategy and raise hope that the Arab Republic will eventually transform into the Eastern Mediterranean terminal point of China's visionary W-CPEC+ corridor across Eurasia. | Strategically Disarming "Weapons Of Mass Migration" | Syria's international conference on the return of refugees is a milestone event for the c…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-11-11). To 'Rebuild and Repair' After Trump Cruelty, Rights Group Gives Biden Blueprint for Racial Justice and Immigration Reform. commondreams.org "Progress on each of these fronts is desperately needed to make all families and communities safe." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/immigration-transition-team.jpg

Media Lens (2020-11-11). Robert Fisk: Death of a "Controversial" Journalist. dissidentvoice.org Robert Fisk, the Independent's Middle East correspondent, died on 30 October aged 74. In reviewing his life and career, the newspaper for which he worked for more than two decades wrote of their star reporter: 'Much of what Fisk wrote was controversial…' As John Pilger noted, in describing Fisk's journalism as 'controversial' the Independent was …

WSWS (2020-11-11). More than 660 parents of separated immigrant children cannot be located by the US government. wsws.org After an ACLU lawsuit last month revealed that the parents of 545 immigrant children could not be located, a lawyer tasked with reuniting families revealed this week that the total has now risen to 666.

commondreams (2020-11-11). New Documents Reveal ICE and Private Prison Contractor Exacerbates a COVID Outbreak at Immigration Detention Center. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). VIDEO: Meeting of Iran FM, Pakistani Army chief. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa conferred on the fight against terrorism and strengthening border security cooperation on Wednesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). Zarif describes talks in Pakistan as 'detailed, fruitful'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister said that his talks with Pakistani officials on border commerce and security have been detailed and fruitful.

news.un (2020-11-11). UN refugee agency: Keep borders open for fleeing Ethiopians. news.un.org The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Wednesday that it is working with Sudanese authorities to help more than 7,000 refugees who have fled Ethiopia over the past two days, following major clashes in the Tigray region of the country.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). VIDEO: Iran, Pakistan to expand border trade exchange. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Iran's visiting Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is currently holding talks with his Pakistani counterpart, Shah Mahmood Qureshi to confer on a host of issues of mutual interest.

RT (2020-11-10). France's Macron calls for EU border reform after terrorist attacks, favors founding European security council. rt.com The threat of terrorism is a European reality that needs a coordinated and quick answer, French President Emmanuel Macron warned on Tuesday. He also raised his previous proposals for a new European internal security council. | In light of recent terrorist attacks in both France and Austria, European countries must work on a re-think of the open-border Schengen area, Macron said in Paris. | Europe wants to keep its borders open, but wants to better protect its external borders, the French leader added. Macron's statement follows talks with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz at the Elysee Palace near Paris where…

Yasmina Allouche (2020-11-10). France interior minister criticised for tribute at Algeria war monument. middleeasteye.net France interior minister criticised for tribute at Algeria war monument | Both Algerian and French figures and social media users have blasted Darmanin's tribute as 'shameful' and 'insulting' – but not always for the same reasons | Tue, 11/10/2020 – 14: 51 | Last week Darmanin, whose grandfather was Algerian, toured the Maghreb to discuss counter-terrorism and illegal immigration (Handout)…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-11-10). Lawyers Can't Reunite 666 Seized Migrant Children With Parents—121 More Than Previously Believed. commondreams.org The children were separated from their families under the Trump administration's widely condemned "zero tolerance" immigration policy. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/family.jpg

Resistance SF (2020-11-10). Saturday 11/14: San Francisco: Abolish Ice, Close the Camps, & Free Them All Rally & March. indybay.org Union Square, between Geary, Powell, Post and Stockton Streets in downtown San Francisco, California | NOTE: Masks & Social Distancing…

Staff (2020-11-09). Headlines for November 9, 2020. democracynow.org Joe Biden Elected 46th U.S. President as Pennsylvania Count Seals Victory, Kamala Harris Becomes First Woman, African American, Asian American Vice President, Trump Pursues Baseless Lawsuits as GOP Splits on Their Response to Election, Senate Control Hangs on Georgia Runoffs, Most World Leaders Congratulate Biden and Harris; Brazil, Russia, Mexico and China Hold Off, Biden Unveils Coronavirus Task Force as U.S. Cases Hit 10 Million, with Over 237,000 Recorded Deaths, WH Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and at Least 5 Others Test Positive for COVID-19, ACLU Files Suit over Gov't Handling of Pandemic in Immigrant Jails…

RT (2020-11-09). 2 killed & 1 injured as Russian military helicopter shot down by mobile surface-to-air missile over Armenia — Moscow. rt.com The Russian Mi-24 helicopter crashed in Armenia after being subjected to fire from the ground, Moscow confirmed. The incident took place near the border with Azerbaijan. | The chopper went down on Monday evening as it was escorting a motorcade to the Russian military base. The aircraft was hit by a missile from a portable air-defense system, whereupon it lost control and plunged into mountainous terrain on Armenian soil. | "The Russian Mi-24 helicopter was shot down in the airspace over the territory of the Republic of Armenia outside the combat zone [with Azerbaijan]," stressed the official representative of…

WSWS (2020-11-09). Migrant friend to Julian Assange dies in UK's Belmarsh prison. wsws.org The suicide of Manoel Santos has drawn attention to the UK government's criminal practice of holding people facing deportation in prisons, even in maximum security institutions.