News from Al Arabiya, Al Jazeera, Defense One, Global Times, IRNA, Politico, Security Affairs, TASS, The Defense Post (January 30, 2021)

Lebanon crisis: Macron speaks to Lebanon’s Aoun, affirms France’s support in government formation (

Israeli Embassy in Delhi on high alert before bomb blast: Ambassador (

Hundreds of Tunisians protest about police abuses (

Iran nuclear deal: Iran to Macron: Nuclear deal non-negotiable, parties to deal ‘unchangeable’ (

France: Hundreds protest against Amazon expansion | France News | Al Jazeera

Ireland says not informed by EU about triggering Brexit protocol | Brexit News | Al Jazeera

Central African Republic war crimes suspect appears at ICC | ICC News | Al Jazeera

UAE to offer citizenship to select expats in rare move for Gulf | United Arab Emirates News | Al Jazeera

USAF Goes Commercial for Project-Management App – Defense One

Defense Business Brief: Who’s up, down in 2020 earnings; Frozen exports; Leader moves; and more… – Defense One

Russia completes procedure for extending nuke treaty with US – Global Times

Should China copy US stimulus plan to hand out cash to everybody? – Global Times

Will ‘Longer Telegram’ revive Cold War sentiment in the US? Hardly – Global Times

Shanghai sets targets for financial center construction and technological innovation in next 5 years – Global Times

China’s local GDP data highlights manufacturing resilience – Global Times

China issues 4.55 trln yuan in local govt bonds in 2020 – Global Times

Xiaomi sues US govt over investment ban, outcome unpredictable – Global Times

Western arms main source of instability in Persian Gulf: Iran in response to France – IRNA English

Iran not to return to JCPOA without freedom of transactions: US Analyst – IRNA English

Decoding Zarif’s recent regional diplomatic tour’s message – IRNA English

Zarif: Bitter experience of Caucasus war should not be repeated – IRNA English

Official: Traveling to Turkey provides opportunity for media cooperation – IRNA English

It’s a mess’: Biden’s first 10 days dominated by vaccine mysteries – POLITICO

Trump left behind a sanctions minefield for Biden – POLITICO

Social media ‘micro-influencers’ join effort to get America vaccinated – POLITICO

Victims of FonixCrypter ransomware could decrypt their files for freeSecurity Affairs

Domain for programming website hijackedSecurity Affairs

Experts addressed flaws in Popup Builder WordPress pluginSecurity Affairs

Microsoft: North Korea-linked Zinc APT targets security expertsSecurity Affairs

Oscorp, a new Android malware targets Italian usersSecurity Affairs

Russia preparing for talks on relations with EU during Borrell’s visit – senior diplomat – Russian Politics & Diplomacy – TASS

Black Sea region should remain peace zone, says senior diplomat – Russian Politics & Diplomacy – TASS

Putin, Aliyev welcome launch of Russian-Turkish ceasefire monitoring center in Agdam – Russian Politics & Diplomacy – TASS

Taliban Says US ‘Bombarding Civilians, Houses’ in Violation of Afghan Deal (

US Army Funds Device That Turns ‘Ditch Water’ Into Lifesaving IV Fluid (