2021-04-15: News Headlines

Juan Cole (2021-04-15). What will be the Mideast Crises facing Biden in the Coming Year? US Intelligence Threat Assessment. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Annual Threat Assessment of the US Community is out. It has a Middle East section and a report on Afghanistan in the South Asia section. Although the threat assessment aims at highlighting potential threats to the US and US interests, I am struck by how little their analysis of …

ecns.cn (2021-04-15). AI-powered platform translates speech into text for hearing-impaired. ecns.cn A working platform using artificial intelligence (AI) has been launched in China, offering voice-to-text services so that hearing-impaired people can read speeches given during video conferences, livestreaming events and online courses.

Shabbir H. Kazmi (2021-04-15). Biden Faces Resistance On Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan — OpEd. eurasiareview.com President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday of a complete withdrawal of United States from Afghanistan by 11th September this year. The announcement aims at closing the longest war of the United States. | However, many analysts, even within the US, remain skeptical of sustainable peace in Afghanistan, which has reduced to rudiments in two decades of fighting. | As officials disclosed Biden's pullout plans, the US intelligence community renewed deep concerns about the outlook for the US-backed government in Kabul, which is clinging to an eroding stalemate. | "The Afghan government will struggle to hold the Talib…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-15). US Intelligence Walks Back Claim Russia Paid Bounties for US Troops in Afghanistan. news.antiwar.com Since The New York Times "The United States intelligence community assesses with low to moderate confidence that Russian intelligence office…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-15). Video Proving ISIS Executed Foreigners In Mozambique Appeared Online. southfront.org The video emerged online allegedly showing the executed bodies of foreigners, who During the storming of the town in Mozambique, the terrorists occupied the Amarula hotel, where citizens from Great Britain, South Africa and other states stated, while working in the l…

Morgan Artyukhina (2021-04-14). Activists outside Justice Department demand Julian Assange be freed on second anniversary of his arrest. liberationnews.org Activists rallied outside the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Sunday to demand that WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange be released and the charges against him be dropped. April 11 marks two years since the Ecuadorian administration of President Lenín Moreno, sore from having its dirty laundry aired by journalists totally unconnected …

Anonymous669 (2021-04-14). Iraqi Sources Reveal New Details About Alleged Attack On Mossad Center In Erbil. southfront.org Mossad logo | Ten Israeli intelligence officers were killed or injured in the alleged attack on an information and operation center of the Mossad in Iraq's Erbil, Iraqi sources reported on April 14. | A special force of the "resistance" in Iraq raided the alleged center late on April 13. The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) denied these claims, which remains without a proof. | The

Anonymous007 (2021-04-14). China Enemy Number 1 In Annual U.S. Threat Assessment Report. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 13th, the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released [pdf] The report reflects the collective insights of the Intelligence Community (IC), which is committed every day to providing the nuanced, independent, and unvarnished intelligence that policymakers, warfighter…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-14). Iraqi Sources Reveal New Details About Alleged Attack On Erbil Mossad Center. southfront.org Mossad logo | Ten Israeli intelligence officers were killed or injured in the alleged attack on an information and operation center of the Mossad in Iraq's Erbil, Iraqi sources reported on April 14. | A special force of the "resistance" in Iraq raided the alleged center late on April 13. The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) denied these claims, which remains without a proof. | The

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