21 Mar 2021

Netanyahu promises direct flights to Saudi Arabia
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to launch direct flights to Saudi Arabia if he is victorious in Tuesday’s elections. “I’m going to bring you direct flights from Tel Aviv to Mecca,” Netanyahu said in an interview with Channel 13’s Ayala Hasson on Saturday night in a statement that hinted at the establishment of normalized ties with Saudi Arabia.

Mozambique conflict: Why are US forces there?
A sharp increase in militant attacks in Mozambique’s northern province of Cabo Delgado has forced the government to reassess its strategy against the Islamist insurgency. It has invited in US military advisers to support its own armed forces in the conflict. The agreement…is for American soldiers to train local forces fighting the al-Shabaab militia – believed to have links to the wider Islamic state group (IS).

Qantas boss: Governments ‘to insist’ on vaccines for flying
The boss of Australian airline Qantas has told the BBC that “governments are going to insist” on vaccines for international travellers. Coronavirus vaccines are seen as crucial to reviving an industry that saw worldwide passenger numbers fall 75.6% last year. Chief executive Alan Joyce said many governments were talking about vaccination as “a condition of entry”.

Saudi Aramco’s profits slide nearly 45% after lower oil demand
The oil giant Saudi Aramco has announced that its profits fell sharply last year as lockdowns around the world curbed demand for oil. Earnings in 2020 fell by nearly 45% compared with 2019. Saudi Aramco, one of the largest companies in the world, still made a profit of $49bn (£35bn) however and said shareholders would still receive dividends totalling $75bn.

Russian envoy says UK nuclear arms plan is illegal
Russia’s ambassador to Britain has accused the UK government of breaking its international treaty commitments with a plan to increase the country’s nuclear arsenal and said the political relationship between Moscow and London is “nearly dead”. In a foreign and defence policy review…endorsed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Britain said it needed to increase its nuclear arsenal in the face of evolving global security threats.

Saudi air strikes halt Houthi tank offensive
Air strikes on Saturday by Saudi-led coalition warplanes halted a tank and infantry offensive in Marib by the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen. The coalition said it launched the air strikes to “thwart the Houthi militia’s attempt to advance toward Marib in Al-Kasrah,” northwest of Marib city, the Yemeni government’s last remaining stronghold in the north.

First Turkish air strikes on Kurdish zone in Syria in 17 months: monitor
The Turkish airforce conducted its first strikes in 17 months against a zone in north Syria held by Kurdish militia on Saturday night, a monitor said. “A Turkish fighter jet has struck military positions of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Saida village in Ain Issa countryside… which caused loud explosions,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said.

US, Belgium, France and Japan hold Mideast naval exercise
The U.S. Navy said Sunday it will hold a major naval exercise alongside Belgium, France and Japan in the Mideast amid tensions over Iran’s nuclear program in the region. The Group Arabian Sea Warfare Exercise will see ships from the four countries conduct drills in the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman.

Increased gas emissions and elevated surface temperatures at Cleveland volcano, Alaska
The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Aviation Color Code for Cleveland volcano to Yellow and the Volcano Alert Level to Advisory at 21:44 UTC on March 20, 2021. Satellite detections of increased volcanic gas emissions and elevated surface temperatures have been observed at Cleveland Volcano beginning on March 17, 2020.

“A Threat To American Democracy” – Federal Judge Alleges Democrats Control Almost All Major News Outlets
“…the bias against the Republican Party – not just controversial individuals – is rather shocking…Nearly all television [news] is a Democratic Party trumpet…”

New Military Policies Coerce Service Members Into Getting COVID Vaccines
Under Emergency Use Authorization, a vaccine must be voluntary. Yet military officers are coercing service members into taking COVID vaccines by withholding privileges from the unvaccinated.

‘You can’t escape the smell’: mouse plague grows to biblical proportions across eastern Australia
Drought, fire, the Covid-19 pestilence and an all-consuming plague of mice. Rural New South Wales has faced just about every biblical challenge nature has to offer in the last few years, but now it is praying for another – an almighty flood to drown the mice in their burrows and cleanse the blighted land of the rodents. Or some very heavy rain, at least.

Eruption starts near Fagradalsfjall on Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula
A volcanic eruption started near Fagradalsfjall in Geldingadalur, Krýsuvík-Trölladyngja volcanic system, Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula at 20:45 UTC on March 19, 2021, after more than 50 000 earthquakes registered since February 24. The last eruption in this area took place in 1340 (VEI 1) – 681 years ago.

China Arrests at Least Ten Christians in Raid of Private Bible Study
Police in the southwestern Chinese city of Guiyang raided a Christian bible study session held at a private residence this week, detaining at least ten participants, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported Thursday.

California Study Advocates Injecting Men With Female Hormones To Treat Covid.
A new study from a Los Angeles hospital pushes for injecting men with the female sex hormone progesterone to treat COVID-19.

Children’s court judge and organizer of “Drag Queen Story Hour” charged with seven counts of child pornography possession
Children’s Court Judge Brett Blomme of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin on Wednesday, March 17, has been charged with seven counts of child pornography possession.

New Head of George Soros Group Was Smartmatic Voting Software Boss
The newly-appointed head of leftist billionaire Geroge Soros’ Open Society Foundations (OSF) is the former chairman of the parent company that owns Smartmatic voting software.

Walmart Already America’s Largest COVID Vaccine Provider Joins End Times Push For Digital Vaccination Credentials In Unified Global System
Walmart  is already the largest provider of the COVID vaccine in America, and now they want to be a driving force behind giving everyone digital vaccine credentials so you can prove you have () been vaccinated. Are you starting to see the direction that everything is going in? Microsoft is already operating in the digital credentials field with their Daily Pass for the half-million students in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Biden Border Crisis: ICE Secures Hotel Rooms For Migrants; Admin Plans Flying Illegals To Canadian Border
Things are going from bad to worse for Biden’s border crisis.

Asian American pastor’s Sunday sermon to issue call for prayers and action after Atlanta shooting
The pastor of a Korean church in the Atlanta area said he plans to tell his congregation “it’s time for us to act” when he delivers his sermon on the first Sunday after a 21-year-old man, Robert Aaron Long, was charged with killing eight people at three massage parlors in the vicinity of the church.