Friday, April 3, 2020

Middle East & Turkey

‘East Lake Meadows’ Reveals the Heartbreaking Actuality of America’s Public-Housing Disaster

East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story, a PBS documentary which debuted Tuesday night, is extremely specific. Filmmaker-spouses Sarah Burns and David McMahon follow a 30-year period from 1970, when the Atlanta Housing Authority opened a public housing project called East Lake Meadows, until 2000, when, after decades of near-criminal negligence, the city destroyed and…

Turkey’s Babacan applies to start new party, calls for a lot more democracy

By Daren ButlerISTANBUL (Reuters) - A former close ally of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan applied on Monday to register a new political party to challenge his ruling AK Party, saying Turkey needed a "fresh start" and calling for reforms to strengthen the rule of law and democracy.Ali Babacan, a 52-year-old former deputy prime minister, announced…

Is Iran covering up its outbreak?

Iran is facing one of the largest coronavirus outbreaks in the world. Today, as families celebrate Persian New Year, Nowruz, there is concern the true scale of the virus is being downplayed by the government and could rapidly get much worse. Mohammad has been working relentlessly since the coronavirus outbreak to save the lives of…

Pompeo’s Turkish Gambit Fails in Syria

ceasefire along the existing front lines in northwest Syria, which cements Assad’s post-2018 military gains.The agreement ended Pompeo’s latest attempt to forge a U.S.-Turkish alliance against Assad, who is backed by Iran and Russia.The Trump administration has sought to expel all Iranian forces from Syria since former National Security Advisor John Bolton declared it a…

Investigation-Turkey’s economic climate seemed safer from virus than most. Then outbreak hit home

* Depleted reserves, hot domestic demand drove last recovery* Fallout from surge in infections a direct hit to both* Ankara could ramp up initial $15-bln support packageBy Jonathan SpicerISTANBUL, March 23 (Reuters) - Only a few weeks ago, Turkey seemed a better bet than many other emerging markets to withstand a global economic slowdown over…

Iran Leader Refuses U.S. Aid to Struggle COVID-19, Citing Conspiracy Concept

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran’s supreme leader refused U.S. assistance Sunday to fight the new coronavirus, citing an unfounded conspiracy theory that the virus could be man-made by America. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s comments come as Iran faces crushing U.S. sanctions blocking the country from selling its crude oil and accessing international financial markets. But…

Turkey in White Wine Sauce

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Telemedicine Is a Basic safety Valve for a Strained Well being Treatment Method

As coronavirus spreads, health officials have had to adopt a very cold calculus. Resources are scarce, so they can only test a limited number of people. Those who are infected need to be diagnosed, monitored, and quarantined. But, sending everyone with fever or a cough to a hospital or clinic, especially in the midst of…

‘Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East’ Full Present (03/seventeen/2020)

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Turkey to cease migrants crossing to Greece by sea

Image copyright Reuters A fire has ripped through a refugee shelter on the Greek island of Lesbos as tensions over a surge in migration from Turkey continue to rise.Flames engulfed the One Happy Family centre, near the island's capital Mitilini, on Saturday. It is not clear how the fire started. No casualties have been reported.In…

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Disney sends ‘Frozen 2’ to streaming for housebound households – Fox Company

NEW YORK — The Walt Disney Co. will release “Frozen 2” on Disney Plus several months early to give families cooped up by the coronavirus a welcome distraction — and give its streaming service a boost.Disney announced Friday that “Frozen 2” will begin streaming on Disney Plus Sunday, three months earlier than expected. In some countries,…

‘Thank you China!!!’ Mexico grateful for coronavirus health care supplies

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s top diplomat thanked two Chinese charities for donating medical supplies to help stem the coronavirus outbreak in an online message that went viral. “Thank you China!!!” Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard wrote in a Twitter post late Tuesday night, linking to a local news report about the donated supplies. The Jack…

Spain overtakes Italy in coronavirus conditions, death charge slows – Reuters

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain overtook Italy for the first time on Friday for the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, but the overnight death toll fell from the previous day, providing a small glimmer of hope. A Spanish National Police officer is seen wearing two protective masks, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Ronda, southern…

FBI sees spike in gun sale background checks amid coronavirus pandemic

(CNN)The FBI reported a 41% surge in background checks by individuals attempting to purchase firearms in the United States last month, according to newly released data from the agency, a significant increase over the same period last year.The new figures indicate 3.7 million gun purchase background checks were conducted in the month of March alone,…

Enigmatic circles of mammoth bones in eastern Europe date to Ice Age

No bones about it — New dating reveals that people survived in Russia as the last Ice Age closed in. Kiona N. Smith - Mar 23, 2020 2:44 pm UTC Alexander PryorAs the last Ice Age tightened its hold on Europe, a group of people living near the Don River piled dozens of mammoth bones…