Air strikes target capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray; 3 civilians dead

The raids, confirmed by two humanitarian workers, came days after a new military offensive was launched against Tigray forces. Ethiopian military air strikes hit the capital of the Tigray region and killed at least three people, witnesses said on Monday, returning the war abruptly to Mekelle after several months of peace. Ethiopia’s government, however, dismissedContinue reading “Air strikes target capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray; 3 civilians dead”

Michigan GOP Rep. Wears QAnon Pin at Pro-Trump Protest

“A lot of the people that are here today follow the same channels and they understand,” Michigan GOP Rep. Daire Rendon told VICE News. A Michigan Republican lawmaker wore a pin with a flag with a “Q” on it as she addressed demonstrators at an election protest Tuesday in Lansing supported by former President DonaldContinue reading “Michigan GOP Rep. Wears QAnon Pin at Pro-Trump Protest”

Several killed in Yemen blast targeting Aden governor

Governor Ahmed Lamlas and Agriculture Minister Salem al-Suqatri survive car bomb that killed at least six people. A car bomb targeting the governor’s convoy shook Yemen’s southern port city of Aden on Sunday killing at least six people. Governor Ahmed Lamlas and Agriculture Minister Salem al-Suqatri, both members of a separatist group in southern Yemen,Continue reading “Several killed in Yemen blast targeting Aden governor”

Inside America’s “militias”: from the KKK to the Oath Keepers – CNN

America’s self-styled militias have roots dating back to the KKK’s formation during Reconstruction. In the latest “Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat,” CNN’s Sara Sidner joins Avlon as they trace this history, from the Minutemen of the 1960’s to the deadly Oklahoma City bombing to today’s Oath Keepers, some of whom face charges ofContinue reading “Inside America’s “militias”: from the KKK to the Oath Keepers – CNN”

NC GOP lawmaker on Oath Keepers roster says it’s none of the public’s business

A North Carolina state lawmaker appears on the membership roster of the Oath Keepers, a far-right paramilitary organization that played a prominent role in the Jan. 6 assault on the US Capitol. Rep. Keith Kidwell, who serves on the Republican leadership team as a deputy whip in the NC House, is among some 38,000 peopleContinue reading “NC GOP lawmaker on Oath Keepers roster says it’s none of the public’s business”

Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed sworn in as PM for second five-year term – Al Jazeera

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been sworn in for a second term, after he and his party secured a landslide victory in June’s elections. He has described the poll as Ethiopia’s first attempt at a “free and fair” vote. The vote was overshadowed by the conflict in Tigray – where hundreds of thousands areContinue reading “Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed sworn in as PM for second five-year term – Al Jazeera”

U.S. prosecutors ask judge to sentence men accused of plotting ‘race war’ ahead of Va. gun rally as domestic terrorists

Federal prosecutors have requested that two members of The Base, a white-supremacist group, be sentenced as domestic terrorists after investigators accused them of planning to sow violence at the Virginia Capitol and assassinate the state’s speaker of the house. On Thursday night, the U.S. attorney’s office in Maryland filed a 45-page memo asking Judge TheodoreContinue reading “U.S. prosecutors ask judge to sentence men accused of plotting ‘race war’ ahead of Va. gun rally as domestic terrorists”

Several killed in blast outside Kabul mosque – Al Jazeera

A bomb targeted the entrance of a mosque in the Afghan capital on Sunday leaving a “number of civilians dead,” a Taliban spokesman said. The bomb targeted the Eidgah Mosque in Kabul, where a memorial service was being held for the mother of Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid. Though no group has claimed responsibility for theContinue reading “Several killed in blast outside Kabul mosque – Al Jazeera”

Myanmar currency drops 60% in weeks as economy tanks since February coup

Myanmar’s currency has lost more than 60% of its value since the beginning of September, driving up food and fuel prices in an economy that has tanked since a military coup eight months ago. Many gold shops and money exchanges closed on Wednesday due to the turmoil, while the kyat’s dive trended on social mediaContinue reading “Myanmar currency drops 60% in weeks as economy tanks since February coup”

‘Unruly’ anti-vax protesters force New Hampshire state meeting to shut down after storming building: report

On Thursday, WBZ News reported that anti-vaccine protesters forced a meeting of the New Hampshire Executive Council at Saint Anselm College to be canceled. “The council was set to discuss federal funding and vaccination efforts around the state, but anti-vaccine protesters argued that New Hampshire was giving up their sovereignty by doing so,” said the report. “SomeContinue reading “‘Unruly’ anti-vax protesters force New Hampshire state meeting to shut down after storming building: report”

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