Iran Celebrates Anniversary of Islamic Revolution

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11 Feb 2020
Iran Celebrates Anniversary of Islamic Revolution
Iranian officials addressed large crowds in Teheran and other cities on Tuesday morning to mark the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. Speeches by regime figures often included thundering threats against Israel, the US and various other countries as well as complaints that their peace-loving regime is always being harassed and terrorized even as it insists on seeking nothing but to live in harmony with all its neighbors. Meanwhile, a satellite Iran’s space program failed to launch into orbit on Sunday crashed in a sparsely inhabited area of Iran’s southeast, causing multiple explosions according to news agencies.

Iran's Information and Communications Technology Minister, Azari Jahromi issued a statement that another attempt would be made to launch a satellite into orbit later this summer. A spokesman for the Iranian Defense Ministry added that Sunday’s attempt had been merely a “research launch” that was “not aimed at the injection phase” and therefore the Ministry was “satisfied” with what had occurred.

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Palestinian Leaders Warned by Sunni Arab Governments
Calls by Palestinian leaders to launch large-scale protests against US President Donald Trump’s so-called “Deal of the Century” have been met with some alarm in Sunni Arab states, leading them to “advise” the Palestinian Authority to “turn down the volume” on the effort, according to a report in the Jerusalem Post which quoted a senior PA official. “Egypt, Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries have advised President to start calming things down,” the official said. “They are worried that the strong criticism and calls for demonstrations against the Trump plan would cause instability in the region. The president has assured them that he does not support violent protest or terrorism as a way of protesting the Trump plan.”

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Israel Blesses the World
Researchers at Tel Aviv University recently published the results of their efforts to find new treatments for cancer based on their study of a benign tumor found in the fossilized remains of a dinosaur which were uncovered in Canada several years ago. The article, published Monday in Scientific Reports, will be added to a growing body of literature aiding medical science in treating various forms of cancer. Elsewhere, researchers at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheeba announced recently that they’ve made progress in finding solutions to the problem of antibiotic-resistant infections.

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Turkey Increasingly at Odds with Russia in Syria
The fighting in Syria’s Idlib Province took another dramatic turn on Monday when artillery fired by forces loyal to the regime of President Bashar Assad killed five Turkish soldiers, even as massive numbers of refugees from Idlib continued to move towards the Turkish border, threatening a new crisis with potential ramifications for Europe. David Swanson, spokesman for the United Nation's humanitarian coordination office, OCHA, told AFP on Monday that "The number of people being displaced in this crisis is now spiralling out of control."