Four deaths, 52 arrests made after Trump supporters storm U.S. Capitol

Four people died and 52 were arrested, Washington D.C.’s police chief said, after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory.

In a late night news conference, Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert J. Contee said 47 of the 52 arrests to date were related to violations of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s 6 p.m. curfew, with 26 of those involving people arrested on U.S. Capitol grounds.

'We will not shut up': Turkey's students rage over Erdogan-appointed trustee

ANKARA, (ST)_The Turkish regime has carried out a new security campaign against the students of Boğaziçi University, who are protesting about the appointment of Melih Bulu as rector.  
 
Erdogan regime's appointment of a ruling-party loyalist to lead one of Turkey’s most prestigious universities sparked outrage about attacks on academic independence.

'UK' coronavirus variant detected in 41 Countries/Territories: WHO

Geneva, (ST) - The 'UK' coronavirus variant had been detected in 41 countries/territories, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement.

"As of 5 January 2021, the VOC-202012/01 variant initially detected in the United Kingdom has been detected in a small number of cases in 40 other countries/territories/areas in five of the six WHO regions, and the 501Y.V2 variant initially detected in South African in six other countries/territories/areas," the WHO said.

On December 14, 2020, the UK announced that a new coronavirus strain had been detected in the country, with the new variant being 70 per cent more transmissible.

After the news emerged, many countries suspended travel to and from the UK.

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Alavi : Iran provided documents to refer to International Court over state terrorism against Gen Soleimani

Iran's Minister of Intelligence Mahmoud Alavi said on Tuesday that Iran provided 1,000 pages documents to refer to International Court over state terrorism against Gen Soleimani.

Tough revenge will be taken at the proper time, the minister told reporters in this southeastern Iranian province.

Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Qods Force commander Lieutenant General Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, the acting commander of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) - known as the Hashd al-Shaabi - separately leaving Baghdad airport in two motorcades were targeted in a US terrorist attack on January 3, 2020.

Swedish website unveils new corruption scandal about Turkey’s Erdogan

The Swedish Nordic Monitor website has recently unveiled that the President of the Turkish regime Recep Tayyib Erdogan has stashed his wealth in huge vaults he had made for this purpose and put it in a villa in Istanbul.

In a report prepared by Turkish writer Abdullah Bozkurt, the website said that in 2011, Erdogan ordered that special room-sized vaults be made and he hid them in a basement of a luxury villa behind steel doors of safes similar to bank vaults that can be opened by turning a locked wheel from the outside.

The villa has been the focus of investigations into Erdogan and his inner circle’s corruption in December 2013, after this place was turned into a headquarters where Erdogan and his family members, who have been involved in fraud cases, used to hold meetings. 

Desmond Tutu: Joe Biden should end the US pretence over Israel’s secret nuclear weapons

Desmond Tutu, a South African cleric and a Nobel peace laureate has criticized the US successive administrations’ historical bias towards the Israeli occupation entity and their collusion with this entity to cover up Israel’s crimes against the Palestinians and its secret nuclear weapons which threaten millions of people.

In an article published recently by UK’s “The Guardian” Newspaper, Tutu said “every recent US administration has performed a perverse ritual as it has come into office. All have agreed to undermine US law by signing secret letters stipulating they will not acknowledge something everyone knows: that Israel has a nuclear weapons arsenal.

He added that part of the reason for this is to stop people focusing on Israel’s capacity to turn dozens of cities to dust.

Swedish website: Turkish Al-Qaeda leader escaped crackdown in Turkey, moved to Syria's Idlib to recruit more terrorists

The Swedish "Nordic Monitor" website has revealed new facts about the strong alliance between the Turkish regime, led by Recep Tayyib Erdogan, and the terrorist organizations in Syria. The website explained how Erdogan's regime provided all forms of support for terrorists in order to serve its own agenda that aims at destabilizing the region's countries.

According to the website, the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan quashed a criminal investigation into a Turkish Al-Qaeda leader, called Musa Abu Jafar, who moved to Syria’s Idlib province with the purpose of recruiting more terrorists within the ranks of Al-Qaeda and ISIS to fight against the Syrian government ,sending many of these terrorists to Iraq and Libya.

Musa Abu Jafar had worked in various countries from Pakistan to Egypt and he was embedded with al-Qaeda cells.