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Pandemic didn’t affect fight against terrorism in Syria, says Syromolotov

Syromolotov underlined that Russia had played "the decisive role in destroying a hotbed of international terrorism in Syria," while a sustainable ceasefire is maintained across the majority of Syria thanks to Moscow’s consistent actions

MOSCOW, February 5. /TASS/. Counterterrorist operations conducted with the support of Russian troops in Syria are going ahead, the coronavirus pandemic had almost no effect on steps to counter militants, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov told TASS in an interview.

"The Syrian government army is conducting local counterterrorist operations in a number of districts around the country with the support of the Russian Aerospace Forces. If the spread of the coronavirus infection did introduce some changes to this work, they were insignificant. The fight against terrorism continues and will do so until it is eradicated from the Syrian land," he said.

Nordic Monitor: Erdogan’s regime jailed senior forensic expert for identifying weapons sent to Al-Qaeda in Syria by Turkey’s MIT

The Swedish Nordic Monitor website has unveiled that the government of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan punished a senior Turkish forensics expert for his role in the exposing of illegal arms shipments to Al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist organizations in Syria by Turkish intelligence agency MIT.

According to confidential documents obtained by the website, Burhanettin Cihangiroglu, former chairman of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) and former head of the Gendarmerie Forensics Department (Jandarma Kriminal Daire Başkanlığı, or JKDB) in Turkey, played a crucial role in the verification and identification of mortars found in intercepted Syria-bound trucks in January 2014.

European Union considers imposing sanctions on Russia over Navalny's arrest

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias announced today that the European Union will consider next month the issue of imposing sanctions on Russia over the arrest of Russian politician Alexei Navalny.

Russian security forces arrested Navalny on the 17th of this month upon his arrival at Sheremetyevo airport from Germany, in implementation of a previous judicial order issued against him on charges of fraud.

Developments  in this issue are available in the following link:

https://www.euronews.com/2021/01/27/nikos-dendias-and-peter-szijjarto-break-down-the-eu-s-pending-issues

 

Inas Abdulkareem

 

US House delivers article of impeachment against Trump to Senate

Donald Trump will become the only president to face a second impeachment trial, and the first to go through the process after leaving office. If 67 senators vote to convict him, the chamber can then decide whether to bar him from holding office again and receiving benefits given to former presidents.

According to CNBC, The House delivered its impeachment article against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, setting in motion a trial where senators will decide whether to convict the former president for inciting an insurrection against the U.S. government.

So President Biden – I Call on You to End this Murderous Madness in Syria

By Janice Kortkamp

If President Joe Biden intends to restore America’s credibility in the world, he needs to take these steps regarding Syria. Much of this applies to other countries as well:

Texas sues Biden administration over memo on freezing deportation of illegal immigrants

The US Texas State filed a lawsuit against the administration of US President Joe Biden over an official memo on freezing the deportation of illegal immigrants.

The lawsuit  was filed two days after Biden's certification.

It said that on its first day, Biden's administration cancelled immigration laws made by the Congress and suspended the deportations of illegal immigrants who were scheduled to be deported according to these laws.

" By doing so, the US administration ignores the basic constitutional principles and violates its pledge for cooperation with Texas in eliminating concerns about implementing the immigrants laws", the lawsuit explained.

It pointed out that "this illegal step will immediately cause harm to Texas, a harm that won't be fixed if these laws are not enforced".

Palestinian Presidency condemns the Israeli occupation authorities’ decision to construct 2,500 new colonial settler units

Palestinian Presidency today condemned the Israeli occupation authorities’ decision to construct 2,500 new colonial settler units in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Presidency Spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said that the Israeli government is “racing against time to eliminate any remaining possibility to achieve the two-state solution and place more obstacles in the way of the new US administration and obstruct any effort on part of the administration to resume the long-stymied peace process.”