Iran calls for US to be kicked out of 2022 World Cup after it changes Iran flag on social media to show support for protesters

CNN 🇧🇷 Iran state media has called for the US to be kicked out of the 2022 World Cup after the United States Soccer Federation changed Iran’s flag on its social media platforms to show support for protesters in Iran. The federation had temporarily displayed Iran’s national flag on its official Twitter, Instagram and Facebook … Read more

Iran: Khamenei’s niece arrested after calling for foreign govts to cut ties with regime

CNN 🇧🇷 Farideh Moradkhani, the niece of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has been arrested after calling on foreign governments to cut all ties with the Iranian government. Moradkhani was arrested on Wednesday when she went to the prosecutor’s office in response to a court order, according to a tweet from her brother Mahmoud … Read more

US military reports rocket attacks on its patrol base in Syria | Syria’s War News

Attacks on the US patrol base come as tensions escalate on the Syria-Turkey border following a bombing in Istanbul. The United States military has reported two rocket attacks targeting its patrol base in northeastern Syria, but said there were no injuries to its forces. In a statement, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said the attacks … Read more

Turkey isn’t the reason you’re sleepy — really

CNN 🇧🇷 Do you believe in the holiday food coma? Many people do. A mainstay on the dinner table at this time of year, turkey contains tryptophan, which is widely believed to be responsible for the uncontrollable yawns and sudden snoozes common after huge family feasts. “Tryptophan is an essential amino acid needed to make … Read more

S. Africa’s Ramaphosa starts Charles III’s first state visit as king

King Charles III on Tuesday welcomed South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to London for the first state visit of his reign, with climate change, trade and the Commonwealth expected to be on the agenda. Charles and Queen Consort Camilla were joined by heir to the throne Prince William and his wife Catherine to greet Ramaphosa … Read more

Russian, US pressure mounts on Turkey over Syria threat

International pressure mounted Tuesday on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan not to launch a threatened ground offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria. Ankara launched a series of air strikes in Operation Claw-Sword on Sunday — hitting dozens of Kurdish militant targets across Iraq and Syria — and announcing that its military was once again “on … Read more

Erdogan threatens ground operation into Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday threatened to launch a ground operation into Syria after cross-border air strikes on Kurdish positions and deadly fire on Turkey. “There is no question that this operation is limited to only an aerial operation,” Erdogan told reporters on a flight home from Qatar after attending the opening of … Read more

Move fast and break things: Musk shakes up Twitter | Social Media

From: The Listening Post Elon Musk’s radical changes at Twitter – breaking rules, laying off staff. How will it end? Plus, exhausting and depressing: the work of climate journalists. It has been less than a month since Elon Musk took over Twitter – and things do not seem to be going well for “social media’s … Read more

Saudi prince’s new title key to dodging lawsuit over killing

WASHINGTON (AP) — It raised eyebrows six weeks ago when Saudi Arabia’s aged king, Salman, named his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as prime minister. The kingdom’s laws designate the king as prime minister. King Salman had to declare a temporary exception to loan out the title, and at the same time made clear … Read more

Trump 2024 rivals court his donors at big Las Vegas meeting

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Republican Party’s nascent 2024 class, emboldened as ever, openly cast Donald Trump as “a loser” over and over on Friday as they courted donors and activists fretting about the GOP’s future under the former president’s leadership. Trump’s vocal critics included current and former Republican governors, members of his own Cabinet … Read more