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An overview (w/some preliminary observations) of the new #ICJ case by #Armenia against #Azerbaijan based on alleged violations of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (#CERD). This is the fourth CERD-based case at the ICJ since 2008. 1/20
#Armenia alleges that #Azerbaijan has subjected individuals of Armenian ethnic/national origin to racial discrimination for decades and fosters hatred towards Armenians as a matter of state policy. (Both parties acceded to the CERD in the 1990s.) 2/20
Armenia further alleges systemic discrimination, mass killings, and torture directed at ethnic Armenians by Azerbaijan, and specifically alleges grave CERD violations during the 2020 armed conflict re #NagarnoKarabakh 3/20
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Significance Of September 6: From Nigerian Army Declaring Me Wanted To Shaping HumAngle

On Sept. 6, five years ago, I landed in Abuja on an Emirates flight from the UAE after the Nigerian Army declared me a wanted man on Aug. 14, 2016. I heard the news on Al Jazeera before I began to receive calls from friends and family.
I was very shocked because I had a chat with the COAS less than 2wks before the embarrassing declaration by the Army under his leadership. According to the Army spokesman at the time, my crime was that I knew where the #ChibokGirls were and refused to share their location.
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The #Middle_East after Kabul’s fall; how reshaped?

“The #US withdrawal from #Afghanistan and the #Taliban's new leadership has brought about a multitude of surprising alliances.”…
“Without #Qatar’s mediation and involvement, the #US withdrawal would likely have been much more violent and bloody.
Years ago, Qatar was “chosen” by the #Taliban to be the liaison between them and the United States.”
#Qatar became a key state in the #US’ relat w the Islamist group,& arranged the meeting bet @CIA chief #William_Burns & #Taliban. Qatar is now running negos w Taliban over safeguarding Kabul’s airport, which will enable Taliban to start rebuild #Afghanistan & forge int’l ties.”
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#EU Foreign Ministers meet today for #Gymnich. They will discuss #Afghanistan. But then they will discuss the #Gulf. This is a rare occurrence - EU Ministers have discussed #JCPOA often but very rarely regional geopolitics between the #GCC, #Iraq & #Iran. They do now because… ⬇️
…because of the #Baghdad_summit last week and #France’s involvement in it. Most in #EU that #Iraq can be the hub for regional diplomacy in the #Gulf, building on talks btwn #SaudiArabia & #Iran. Reality is that with no progress on #Yemen these talks are shallow but ⬇️
…but I welcome choice to discuss #Gulf geopolitics at a #EU level. Hope there is some realism in acknowledging this is a security matter, not a diplomatic misunderstanding. #US retrenchment will inevitably lead to more #Russia & #China in the Gulf. It is already happening. So ⬇️
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Thursday's #Coronavirus megathread starts here with the best #Covid19 global analysis and round up available on Twitter.

First a little quiz, answer in the next Tweet:
Do you know which country has had the most recorded cases of Covid19 as a percentage of population?
So I hope there was no cheating... I'll leave some blank lines here too in case some later viewers don't want the answer just yet...
So the nation with more #Covid19 cases than any other based on population is highly vaccinated #Seychelles at more than 20% infected.
Today I spent quite a long time being filmed/interviewed by @bbcturkce about #Covid19 and #Turkey. Not sure how much they will use, let's see.

Coincidentally the cameraman Efe, just happened to be in Kyiv as one of those using Ukraine for a 10 day stop off to avoid hotel prison!
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Wednesday's #Coronavirus megathread starts here, with all the data, news and analysis as #Covid19 continues to cause problems.

Slightly less mega today on the thread as I am working abroad and struggling for time and internet. Doing my best!
Starting with the case numbers from the islands of #Greece which I couldn't publish yesterday.

Broadly heading in the right direction, with exceptionally good numbers from #Crete again and #Zante

#Mykonos surges again and is still the most infected island.
2/3 #Covid19 cases Tuesday on the islands of #Greece

#Crete 196 (-148)
#Corfu 53 (-15)
#Andros 1 (-9)
#Chios 24 (+8)
#Ikaria 11 (-10)
#Ithaca 2 (-1)
#Kalymnos (-1)
#Karpathos (-1)
#KeaKythnos 1 (+1)
#Kefalonia 9 (-1)
#Kos 10 (-2)
#Lefkada 24 (-9)
#Lemnos 2 (-3)
#Lesbos 33 (+1)
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The daily #Coronavirus megathread for Tuesday starts early, from Manchester airport.

Because of the early start I missed a few countries from yesterday's thread, first I'll update these #Covid19 totals. Tweets during the day may be delayed due to travel & connectivity issues
1/3 #GreekIslands - yesterday cases nudged lower again in #Greece and there were some very promising data from the islands too.

#Crete cut new cases of #Covid19 by 43% while for #Corfu it was a 48% fall and #Rhodes saw a reduction of 38%.

#Samos and #Chios need watching...
#Greece - #Covid19 on the islands yesterday vs previous week

#Crete 129 (-98)
#Corfu 26 (-24)
#Andros 2 (-1)
#Chios 22 (+11)
#Ikaria 3 (+1)
#Kalymnos 4 (-6)
#Kefalonia 4 (-4)
#Kos 9 (-4)
#Lefkada 5 (-7)
#Lemnos 4 (+3)
#Lesbos 19 (-4)
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Pictures: Inside the UAE's humanitarian compound for Afghan evacuees. #AbuDhabi #Afghanistan ImageImageImageImage
UAE’s Humanitarian City. #AfghanistanEvac
@TheNationalNews ImageImageImageImage
#UAE welcomes Afghan refugees 🇦🇪🇦🇫❤️
(📸 by @Asankar ) #Afghanistan ImageImageImageImage
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#Global #ETF (thread): 26 Aug 2021

- 2020 worst perf #sectors making still leading in 2021 $IXG $IXC

- This is helping #oil producing countries with #SaudiArabia & #UAE in top5 #Country ETF YTD performers in USD $KSA $UAE

- #SouthAfrica $EZA still in top30 YTD performers

#EmergingMarkets #ETF seriously lagging #DevelopedMarkets ETF, mostly due to disinvestment from #China.

#SouthAfrica might need a lot of catch up, but $EZA YTD performance in USD (+8.2%) is still ahead of $EEM (-0.95%)

#Global #Value #stocks enjoyed short-term recovery to the end of April, but since then, $IWVL #ETF really struggled against #Quality & #Momentum. Over 1yr period it is however still the best-performing #factor, very much in its recovery phase.
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Western security forces exchanged fire with unidentified gunmen on Monday at #Kabul airport, as US President Joe Biden sought to speed up the chaotic evacuation of tens of thousands of people from Taliban-controlled #Afghanistan
#UPDATE Britain says it will urge the United States at a virtual #G7 summit on Tuesday to extend an end-of-the-month deadline to complete evacuations of Western citizens and Afghan colleagues from #Kabul
#BREAKING Taliban spokesman warns of 'consequences' if Afghan pullout extended
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@NCEMAUAE has set unscientific, inhumane and abusive mandates that cause great harm to children and young people in the #UAE.
unvaccinated <12 + vaccinated >12 — 1 PCR test/month
unvaccinated >12 —- 1 PCR test/ week
What is the logic behind this?
@MOEducationUAE @khda @mohapuae
@uaegov @DHA_Dubai
1) what's the point of doing the PCR test once/month. It's not a pregnancy test!
2) testing asymptomatic people is useless. It leads to many false positives.
3) asymptomatic people are not the main drivers of disease
4)PCR tests cannot diagnose infectiousness. They can only detect pieces of genetic material
5)individuals can have a positive test for up to 3 months following an infection despite having recovered and no longer being infectious
6)high Ct > 30 lead mostly to false (+) results
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#Saudi in #Yemen for seven years has committed crimes that were not done by the armies of Hulagu and Genghis Khan, with the countries that invaded it. Its siege caused Yemen to reach a great famine and a tragedy described as the worst in the world.
The #UN’ reports about the Yemeni issue were neglected by the Saudi and UAE regimes. Among the most prominent reports was written by the Executive Director of the World Food Program David Beasley, in which he confirmed the death of aYemeni child every
Speaking to the Security Council, Beasley said, “I was in #Yemen, where more than 16 million people are facing a crisis that reaches the level of hunger and worse.” He warned that 400,000 #Yemeni children may die this year, if no urgent intervention is made. He continued:
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#SouthAfrica arms exports to #Saudi Arabia and #UAE come under scrutiny.

Report on June 17

Court order demands arms companies that have export permits be disclosed after rights groups filed an application to stop weapons transfers over #Yemen war
A South African court has
ordered the country’s National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) to provide a list of companies that have permits to export weapons to #Saudi and the #UAE, following a court battle over their role in the devastating conflict in #Yemen.
Earlier this month,
the #SouthernAfrican Human Rights Litigation Centre (SALC) and Open Secrets, a non-profit organization investigating economic crime, submitted an application in a high court in Pretoria calling for both the names of companies that can deliver arms to #Riyadh and #AbuDhabi ,
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Mass protests against #US, #British, #Saudi and #UAE occupation held in #Mahrah province

A mass demonstration was held in al-Ghaydah city, the capital of #Mahrah province in eastern #Yemen, calling for British and #Americans occupation force to quickly withdraw their troops
from the province.
Protesters also called on the international community, the #UNSecurity Council and all free people of the world to put pressure on the #Saudi occupation to force it to withdraw its forces from all areas of the province.

The demonstration, presided by Sheikh Ali Salem al-Harizi and the leaders of the peaceful sit-in committee, as well as several tribal sheikhs of the province, on Friday confirmed the popular rejection of the occupation and the violation of #Yemen’s national sovereignty, and
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#BREAKING: UAE confirms hosting 5,000 Afghans in the country temporarily until they are moved to other countries - WAM
The UAE 🇦🇪 has agreed to host 5000 Afghan nationals evacuated from #Afghanistan 🇦🇫 on their way to third countries.…
.@MoFAICUAE announced that, following a request from the United States, it would host the Afghans on a temporary basis, after which time they would travel on to other nations.
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Hadi government suspends work of passport department in #Aden
According to the Sources, Hadi’s Interior Minister, Ibrahim Haydan directed to suspend the work of the Immigration and Passports Department after its building in Khor Maksar directorate was stormed by
a force belonging to the #UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (#STC) and its attempt to arrest leaders of the department, including the financial official, in connection with a conflict over revenues.

“The measure includes separating the networking between the
department in #Aden and the main issue center in #Jeddah, #Saudi , which means stopping the issuance of passports and disrupting the interests of thousands of people wishing to travel, especially patients,” the sources explained.
Hadi’s decision to move the department’s issue
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Very consistent pattern of reports about #Taliban behaviour that we have now. Needless to say it does not match what the Taliban have been presenting in these first few days in the interview with a female journalist (who has now been purged) or in their press conferences.
State Department seeding the ground for a recognition of the Taliban regime.
Kinzinger is clearly correct: it was a disaster to give up Bagram before the end of the mission
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#BREAKING: #USArmy 82nd Airborne Division is still sending troops to #Afghanistan. Not only, the number of #US troops there is reduced rather it is increased 3 times. These two #USAF's C-17As (06-6166 & 08-8190) supported by three KC-135R/T tankers are sending 300 more troops.
Two #USAF KC-135R tankers (61-0298 and 63-8045) and an RC-135W Rivet Joint (62-4138) have headed to #Afghanistan to support the evacuation of Afghan & #US citizens from #Kabul airport. It is first time that a Rivet Joint is getting involved in this operation.
Tanker activity in the Al-Dhafra-#Kabul airbridge. Two Al-Udeid based #USAF KC-135Rs are going #Afghanistan while a KC-10A tanker returns to Al-Dhafra.
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Enough people who know about #Afghanistan are weighing in on the tragic/frightening scenes in #Kabul that there's no need for me to add my 2 cents. I do know something about the #MiddleEast so here are some thoughts about the ripples of the #Taliban victory across the region.1/13
No regional government is thrilled with both the humbling of US power AND the rise of a violent radical Sunni extremist govt in #Kabul allied with al-Qaeda. Some may welcome the former but none want the latter. 2/13
Some, especially in #Turkey and #Qatar, will position themselves as #Taliban-whisperers, offering to tame/interpret/represent #Kabul's new leaders to the outside world. Their real influence is likely to be minimal. Caveat emptor. 3/13
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#BREAKING: Since morning, 7 C-17As of #USAF have been involved in evacuation of #US citizens & troops as well as #Afghan civilians from #Kabul, #Afghanistan. They are 00-0176, 02-1108, 02-1109, 04-4132, 04-4133, 08-8190, 10-0215. Each airplane is now evacuating 500 to 800 people!
#BREAKING:The busy airbridge between #UAE & #Afghanistan now.02-1109, a C-17A of #USAF's 62nd Airlift Wing with 500 to 800 Afghans on-board is about to land in Al-Dhafra. Next to that a #US State Department Dash-8 is coming from #Kabul while a #USAF's B-52H bomber is going there.
A C-17A heavy transport aircraft of #RoyalAirForce with ZZ171 serial number is now headed toward #Kabul, #Afghanistan to evacuate #British citizens. If I don't mistake, that's fifth or sixth of such a flight. That means, #RAF C-17s are also evacuating Afghan nationals.
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#BREAKING: As the final hours of the fall of #Kabul to #Taliban is coming up, the evacuation of #US Citizens & troops from #Afghanistan has now speeded-up. 14-5797 which is one of the four AC-130J Gunships of #USAF's 73rd SOS on deployment at Al-Dhafra, #UAE is among the convoy! ImageImage
#BREAKING: A #USAF's C-17A heavy airlifter accompanied by an AC-130W Stinger II gunship left Al-Dhafra & are headed toward #Kabul to pick-up last American citizens & troops still in #Afghanistan. The AC-130W will protect the C-17A during its landing at the airport. ImageImage
57-1438 and 62-3554, two KC-135R tankers of #USAF left Al-Dhafra and are headed toward #Afghanistan to refuel the AC-130Ws, AC-130Js and B-52Hs already airborne over #Kabul. ImageImageImage
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#YEMEN:The Sana'a Government peaceful resolution proposal of #Mareb province war.

This proposal was handed over to the #Omani delegation upon their visit to Sana'a about two months ago to stop Sana'a military advances in #Mareb. The main points of the proposal:
1) the formation of a joint government of Marib tribes to be in charge of #Marib.

2) the formation of a joint millitary forces and police from #Marib tribes to be in charge of the peace and security of the province.
3) Marib government ensures the oil and gas flow to the
rest of #Yemeni provinces according to their qouta.

4) the income from the gas/ oil exports and from the powers station to be put in a special account. Then it will be used to pay Yemeni governmental employees in all of #Yemen giving priority to those inside #Marib.
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#Yemen ;#Socotra Yemeni island #UNESCO'd world heritage report three years ago..Now its much much worse.
#UAE is not only destroying Yemeni island, it is also destroying an important piece of world's biology, history and treasure
Quote "Additional analysis and conclusions of IUCN

Despite the reported positive humanitarian developments, #IUCN notes it received reports about negative socio-economic and socio-cultural impacts, including the unaffordability of fish for the local population due to the
high demand for export; the monopolization of tourism by non-#Socotri tour operators; and unethical practices that undermine the notion of sustainable use of natural resources. #IUCN also received reports of destruction of corals, causing significant negative impacts on the
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Memorial for #Yemen School Bus Attack: Union Square, San Francisco
Action Corps California
Codepink Women for Peace, Golden Gate Chapter
Yemeni Alliance Committee
United Against War and Militarism
South West Asian North African Democratic Club - SWANA SF
East Bay Democratic Socialists of #America
Democratic Socialists of America: San Francisco
Yemeni Freedom Council مجلس الأحرار
💔 Can you imagine sending your children off to school on a bus, for them to only be returned in body bags? Those culprits have never been held accountable. WE are also complicit-WE continue to arm #Saudi Arabia and the #UAE. When will human life be more important than
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