News from Al Arabiya, Al Jazeera, CNBC, Global Times, Government Matters, Middle East Eye, NBC, Politico, Security Affairs, TASS, Voice of America (January 31, 2021)

Kremlin critic Navalny supporters set to stage new protests in Russia (

US elections: Former US President Trump drops impeachment lawyers ahead of Senate trial (

UN lists candidates to run Libya’s transitional government (

Iran nuclear deal: Any new Iran deal must include regional partners, including the Gulf: GCC chief (


CPTPP: UK to formally apply to join trans-Pacific trade bloc | United Kingdom News | Al Jazeera

Russia braces for fresh protests amid crackdown on Navalny allies | Russia News | Al Jazeera

UK opens visa route for Hong Kong residents to become citizens | China News | Al Jazeera

Will ‘vaccine nationalism’ prolong the pandemic? | Coronavirus pandemic News | Al Jazeera


Op-Ed: Biden may draw ‘red lines’ against Chinese authoritarianism (

Navalny anti-corruption group calls on Biden to sanction Putin allies (

Facebook, Twitter stocks dip amid trading frenzy. Charting the action (

Robinhood: GameStop restrictions due to increase in clearinghouse deposit requirements (


Beijing orders imported cold-chain foods to make sources traceable – Global Times

China’s factory activity, service sector growth are moderating – Global Times

China maintains ample, stable coal production in 2020 – Global Times

Domestic, foreign currency loans up in Yangtze River Delta – Global Times

China’s renewable energy generation maintains growth in 2020 – Global Times

Chinese FM says vaccine cooperation to further lift anti-pandemic cooperation with Hungary – Global Times


Updates from the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board | Government Matters (

Cyber leadership in the Biden administration | Government Matters (

President Biden revokes Schedule F | Government Matters (


Kidnapping of Turkish socialist raises fears of intimidation campaign against leftists | Middle East Eye

Kosovo to establish diplomatic relations with Israel on 1 February | Middle East Eye

UAE to grant citizenship to select professional expats in rare Gulf policy | Middle East Eye

Covid-19: Iran says locally produced vaccine effective against UK variant | Middle East Eye


Trump appears to be without a legal team as impeachment trial nears (


‘We need to work together’: Manchin blasts Harris’ TV hit on Covid relief – POLITICO

2 Proud Boys face federal conspiracy charges in Capitol riot – POLITICO

Democrats press for path to citizenship in Covid relief – POLITICO

Hillary Clinton calls on Rep. Tim Ryan to run for Ohio Senate seat – POLITICO


UScellular data breach: attackers ported customer phone numbersSecurity Affairs

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) discloses ransomware attackSecurity Affairs


Biden to unveil his foreign policy vision on Monday — TV – World – TASS

Civilian injured as Ukrainian troops shell DPR – World – TASS


Trump, Lead Impeachment Lawyers Part Ways Week Before Trial | Voice of America – English (

Activists Rally Behind French-Vietnamese Woman’s Agent Orange Lawsuit | Voice of America – English (

Time Running Out on Somalia’s Troubled Vote | Voice of America – English (

Family of US Contractor Abducted in Afghanistan Urges Biden to Secure His Release | Voice of America – English (

Sources: Lithuanian President Nominates Belarus Opposition Leader for Nobel Prize | Voice of America – English (