Opposition figure Masih Alinejad says the UK should have closed the Iranian embassy instead of advising Iran International to relocate to the US over regime’s threats. They are also set to attend a gathering against the Islamic Republic in the capital Rome the following day, accompanying several other activists. Alinejad was referring to the announcement by Iran International TV about shifting studio operations to Washington DC because of threats the UK police said were coming from the Islamic Republic, which have solicited worldwide reactions. Alinejad said after 15 plots, London should have taken more decisive action against the regime instead of advising Iran International to relocate. Also on Monday, the EU sanctioned 32 Islamic Republic officials, including culture and education ministers, deputy IRGC commander, and several MPs.
Chinese billionaire Bao Fan speaks at an eventBEIJING: Chinese billionaire Bao Fan is "cooperating in an investigation" by authorities, his company said, almost two weeks after his disappearance sparked fears of a renewed crackdown on the nation's financial services industry. His Hong Kong-listed firm said in a filing dated Sunday that it was now "aware that Mr Bao is currently cooperating in an investigation being carried out by certain authorities" in mainland China. The firm did not provide details about the nature of the investigation, and told AFP on Monday it had no additional comment. Chinese authorities have not given any details on Bao's detention or the reasons for the investigation. The group has supervised the IPOs of several domestic tech giants, including leading e-commerce firm JD.com.23 days ago The News International
From now on, we have to build for a general strike, renewable upon vote by workers’ general assemblies, beginning in March to do away with Macron and all austerity policies. Several unions from the intersyndicale have gone a step further and called for a general strike, renewable upon vote by workers’ general assemblies. At the beginning of the movement against inflation and the cost-of-living crisis in autumn, the CGT leadership had no intention to generalize the strike movement. This is how we will be able to stop the whole pension reform and to bring down the Macron-Borne government and their austerity policies. Belgium has also been experiencing strike action in various sectors for several months, culminating in a 24-hour general strike on November 9.26 days ago International Socialist Alternative
WELLINGTON: England named an unchanged team for the second and final Test against New Zealand in Wellington starting on Friday, after captain Ben Stokes said they had played “the perfect game” to go 1-0 up in the series. The tourists dominated the first Test in Mount Maunganui to win by 267 runs with 40-year-old fast bowler James Anderson claiming seven wickets. “It is a fine line between picking your strongest 11 but then also making sure your bowlers are a hundred percent ready,” Stokes said. “I think we played near enough the perfect game, considering it was a day-night Test match.”A draw or win in Wellington would subject New Zealand to their first home series defeat in six years. “England, strategically, played it beautifully last week and we had a couple of tough sessions under lights.27 days ago The News International
Then prioritize sleep in your life: Following five good sleep habits added nearly five years to a man’s life expectancy and almost 2.5 years to a woman’s life, a new study found. “We’re talking about not just quality and quantity of sleep, but regularity, getting the same good sleep night after night,” said sleep specialist Dr. Raj Dasgupta, an associate professor of clinical medicine at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine. Each of the five healthy sleep habits — falling asleep easily, staying asleep, getting seven to eight hours of zzz’s, waking up rested and foregoing sleep meds — was assigned a number. The impact of healthy sleep habits was much lower for women: Those who followed all five sleep habits gained 2.4 years compared with those who did none or only one. “Even from a young age, if people can develop these good sleep habits of getting enough sleep, making sure they are sleeping without too many distractions and have good sleep hygiene overall, it can greatly benefit their overall long-term health,” he said.27 days ago CNN International
A former diplomat says Iranian opposition was invited to the Munich Security Conference but not the government, because of its support for Russia's war in Ukraine. He added that Iran's behavior has united Europe and the United States against Iran. The Iranian foreign ministry should now answer why Germany has adopted a tough position against Iran and has become more radical than France and the United Kingdom. Motaharnia said although the Munich Security Conference is a non-governmental international forum, it is the world's most important security conference, and its impact goes beyond governments and political activists. Other pundits in Tehran have been arguing that Iran’s international isolation directly impacts its already fragile economy and also emboldens the opposition.1 month ago Iran International
Hence, the revolution in the making has brought some of these criminals to the spotlight, including Parviz Sabeti. Sabeti, a notorious torturer and head of the third division of Shah’s SAVAK security apparatus, was pictured after decades of being in the shadows. SAVAK was Shah’s security “achievement” following the 1953 coup against the nationalist government of Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh. It's a damning indictment of the Shah, SAVAK & its torturers like the criminal Parviz Sabeti. In other words, his presence once again proved that when it comes to human rights abuses, the ruling theocracy and Shah’s dictatorship go hand in hand.1 month ago National Council of Resistance of Iran
Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) displayed a model of its company-funded HLFT-42 (Hindustan Lead-in Fighter Trainer) concept at the recent Aero India show, despite the apparent lack of a formal Indian Air Force requirement for the jet. The project is being positioned as a lead-in fighter training (LIFT) aircraft that will have performance and systems representative of frontline types, allowing it to download training from operational aircraft while exposing pilots to modern sensors, weapons and roles at lower cost. It is intended to provide a stepping stone between the subsonic jet training currently undertaken on the BAE Systems Hawk 132 and frontline type conversion. The new aircraft bears some familial resemblance to the delta-canard HAL Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF) unveiled at Aero India in 2021, but with a more conventional configuration. The slogan stayed in place, but the image of Lord Hanuman was removed the next day, before being restored—apparently due to public demand.1 month ago Aviation International News