Archive for March, 2017

U.S. Justice Department Announces Charges Against Hamas Terrorist In Connection With 2001 Jerusalem Bombing

Friday, March 17, 2017 Comments Off

On March 14, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Jordanian national Ahlam Aref Ahmad Al-Tamimi, was being charged with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction against U.S. nationals outside the U.S., resulting in death. The charge is related to her participation in the August 2001 suicide bomb attack at the Sbarro […]

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Kuwaiti Daily: Missile, Arms Factories Built By IRGC In Lebanon Have Recently Been Handed Over To Hizbullah

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Comments Off

The Kuwaiti daily Al-Jarida reported on March 11, 2017, citing an aid to Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), that Iran established facilities for manufacturing missiles and other weapons in Lebanon and has recently handed them over to the management and oversight of Hizbullah. According to the daily’s source, the […]

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Egypt condemns recent Mali attacks

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Comments Off

Egypt’s government condemned on Monday the militant attack that killed 12 soldiers earlier this week, which took place in a town in central Mali close to the border with Burkina Faso. Another five soldiers were injured in the attack.

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Libya’s PM to visit Sudan to discuss bilateral relations

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Comments Off

Libyan prime minister is to start a two-day visit to Sudan on Wednesday to boost bilateral ties, said Sudan’s foreign minister in a statement on Tuesday. Prime Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez al-Sarraj, is to meet Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh.

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Algerian FM meets NATO secretary General

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Comments Off

The minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra held discussions Monday, with the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Jens Stoltenberg at the headquarters of the alliance’s headquarters in Brussels. During this meeting, the two officials hailed the regularity of political consultations” and “reviewed the ways to […]

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Lamamra calls for “influential groups to fully fulfill” their role to settle crisis

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Comments Off

The Algerian minister of State, minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra said Monday, in Brussels, that the responsibility of the international community towards Libya is “collective,” calling for all the “influential groups” to “fully” fulfill their role in favour of a peaceful settlement to the crisis.

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Mubarak to be released from jail

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Comments Off

An Egyptian prosecutor allowed on Monday for Hosni Mubarak to be released, his lawyer said, after an appeals court acquitted the ex-president of involvement in the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising. “He can go home now when the doctors decide he is able to,” Farid al-Deeb said, adding that Mubarak is banned from […]

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Forces loyal to Libyan general retake oil installations

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Comments Off

A Libyan military spokesperson says hundreds of forces loyal to Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter have seized major oil facilities at Ras Lanuf and al-Sidra from Islamist-allied militias. Faisal al-Zwei, the spokesperson for the 101st Brigade, told The Associated Press that the assault started early on Tuesday and that the fighting is still ongoing.

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UN expert warns of South Sudan ‘population engineering’

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Comments Off

A United Nations expert says South Sudan’s government has begun a campaign of “population engineering” to relocate people over their ethnicity as civil war continues under warnings of genocide. Yasmin Sooka on Tuesday told the UN Human Rights Council that a government redrawing of state borders has depopulated ethnic Shilluk and Nuer inhabitants of the […]

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Chad’s Faki assumes African Union leadership

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Comments Off

Chad’s former foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat assumed office as head of the African Union Commission on Tuesday, pledging to reform the institution and tackle the continent’s many crises. Faki takes over leadership of the 54-country continental bloc days after the United Nations announced that the food emergencies in four countries, including Somalia, South Sudan […]

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Syrian Revolution Command Council Spokesman: The Ceasefire An ‘Illusion’, We Must Rekindle The Fighting

Monday, March 13, 2017 Comments Off

Dr. Abdelmoneim Zeineddine, spokesman and coordinator of the Syrian Revolution Command Council, said that “on the ground, there is no ceasefire” and that “all this is an illusion and a fantasy.” Zeineddine, speaking on Halab Today TV on February 15, said that he foresaw “further escalation” and that “it is the duty of the revolution […]

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Lebanese Security Forces Raid Beirut Money Transfer Offices Suspected Of Funneling Money To The Islamic State

Monday, March 13, 2017 Comments Off

On March 9, 2017, the Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar, reported that the previous day, Lebanese General Security forces raided nine money transfer offices in Beirut, which were suspected of transferring huge sums of money to ISIS fighters. According to the report, some of the offices had removed money from the premises and erased data from their […]

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Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Leader Qasim Al-Rimi Eulogizes Blind Sheikh In Audio Statement, Urges Muslims To Avenge His Death

Monday, March 13, 2017 Comments Off

On March 6, 2017, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released an audio statement featuring the group’s leader Qasim Al-Rimi eulogizing the “Blind Sheikh,” Omar ‘Abd Al-Rahman, who died February 18, 2017 in a U.S. prison. In the statement, which was posted on AQAP’s official Telegram channel, Al-Rimi accused the “Jews and Christians” of being […]

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Al-Shabab Eulogizes Al-Qaeda Deputy Leader Abu Khayr Al-Masri, Threatens To ‘Make The Americans And The Infidel Nations Pay Their Due’

Monday, March 13, 2017 Comments Off

A March 4, 2017 communiqué by the central command of Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen, Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in east Africa, eulogized Ahmad Hassan, aka Abu Khayr Al-Masri, Al-Qaeda’s deputy leader who was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria last week.

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Issue 20 Of Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) Magazine Incites Muslims To Attacks Against China And Russia In Africa And Central Asia

Monday, March 13, 2017 Comments Off

Issue 20 of the Uyghur jihad group Turkestan Islamic Party’s (TIP) Arabic-language magazine featured an article that called for attacks against Russian and Chinese targets, especially in North and Central Africa and Central Asia, for their crimes against Muslims in Syria.

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Issue 20 Of Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) Magazine Urges Jihadis Worldwide To Attack Chinese Targets In Their Countries

Monday, March 13, 2017 Comments Off

On March 6, 2017, the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) released the issue 20 of its Arabic-language magazine Turkestan Al-Islamiyyah (Islamic Turkestan). The magazine seeks to raise awareness among Arabic speakers for TIP’s struggle against the Chinese government and to recruit jihadis for this struggle by calling upon jihadis throughout the world to attack Chinese targets. […]

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ISIS Weekly Newsletter Calls On Muslims Everywhere To Target The Economic Interest of The U.S., Europe, Russia, And Their Allies

Monday, March 13, 2017 Comments Off

The opening article in the latest issue of the ISIS weekly newsletter Al-Naba’, published March 3, 2017, discusses the concept of the “war of attrition” and the importance of draining the enemy economically in order to shift its focus from fighting the ISIS and cause it to spread out its forces and efforts.

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Montreal Sheikh Sayyed Al-Ghitwai Calls In Friday Sermons For Allah To Annihilate Jews: Kill Them One By One, Do Not Leave A Single One Of Them (Archival)

Monday, March 13, 2017 Comments Off

In two Friday sermons delivered at the Al-Andalous Islamic Center in Montreal, Canada, in August 2014, Sheikh Sayyed Al-Ghitawi prayed to Allah to “destroy the accursed Jews” and to “kill them one by one.” “Oh Allah, turn their children into orphans and their women into widows,” he said in the sermons, which were posted on […]

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Tunisians Protest Law That Allows Men Who Rape Underage Girls To Marry Their Victims Instead Of Being Punished

Monday, March 13, 2017 Comments Off

On December 13, 2016, a lower court in northwestern Tunisia granted a 21-year-old man legal permission to marry a 13-year-old girl he had raped and impregnated. The court decision was in accordance with Article 227(a) of the Tunisian criminal code, which states that if a rapist weds his victim, all legal proceedings in the rape […]

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ISIS Media Activists In Al-Arabiya Documentary: ISIS Media Office Resembles ‘Huge International Production Company’; Expenses Of Al-Raqqah Media Office Alone ‘Estimated At $2-2.5 Million’

Monday, March 13, 2017 Comments Off

An in-depth documentary, titled “Studio of Horror,” was broadcast by Al-Arabiya TV on February 9. It takes a close look at the media machinery of ISIS, interviewing personnel who worked in its media industry and discussing the filming methods and effects used in execution videos. According to one of those interviewed, “When you step into […]

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Western countries urge Libyan factions to end strife at oil terminals

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Comments Off

Western ambassadors have called for calm in Libya following bloody clashes between rival factions at the oil terminals. The envoys from the US, UK and France urged Libya’s warring parties to recognise the authority of the Libyan National Oil Corporation and said that revenues must be channelled to the UN-backed Government of National Accord [GNA] […]

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NATO Military Committee Chairman pays visit to Egypt

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Comments Off

General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visited Cairo, Egypt on 6-7 March 17. During his visit he met with the Chief of staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces, General Mahmoud Hegazy. The Generals discussed global security and regional challenges, with a special focus on the current situation in Libya. They also exchanged […]

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Geneva talks to focus on Syria and Libya situation

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Comments Off

The Geneva Peace talks on Syria and the worsening situation in Libya were the two topics that dominated headlines in the region’s papers. The talks in Geneva ended with the modest hope that the two sides to the conflict realise that dialogue is the only viable option left to settle the six-year old conflict, which […]

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Spanish FM hails Algeria’s role in North Africa region

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Comments Off

Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Alfonso Maria Dastis Quecedo on Wednesday has hailed Algeria’s role in North Africa and in the Mediterranean region. “Spain and Algeria are neighbouring countries and strategic partners. Spain attaches great importance to Algeria’s role as a pole of stability in North Africa and in the Mediterranean,” said Dastis […]

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Spanish FM visits Algeria to discuss bilateral relations

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Comments Off

Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Maria Dastis Quecedo stressed Wednesday enhancing bilateral relations with Algeria. At the invitation of his Algerian counterpart Ramtane Lamamra, Quecedo arrived in Algiers Wednesday for a two-day visit.

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Ex-general forms rebel group to topple S Sudan leader

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Comments Off

A former South Sudanese general has announced the formation of a new rebel group aimed at overthrowing the government after more than three years of civil war. Lieutenant-General Thomas Cirillo Swaka quit last month issuing a stinging indictment of President Salva Kiir’s regime, which he accused of carrying out a “tribally engineered war”.

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Morocco says determined to develop Western Sahara

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Comments Off

Morocco is “more determined than ever” to develop the Western Sahara, Interior Minister Mohamed Hassad said on Wednesday on a two-day visit to the disputed territory. Rabat insists the former Spanish colony is an integral part of its kingdom, but the Algeria-based Polisario Front demands a referendum on self-determination there.

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South Sudan genocide risk ‘considerably diminished’ : UN head

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Comments Off

The risk of genocide in South Sudan has “considerably diminished” though much fighting there continues, the United Nations secretary-general said on Wednesday. Antonio Guterres made the comment in response to a reporter’s question about a new UN report saying warning signs for genocide are in place in South Sudan.

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East Libyan planes strike rival faction for fifth day near oil ports

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Comments Off

East Libyan forces carried out a fifth day of air strikes on Tuesday against a rival faction that overran the major oil ports of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf, officials and residents said. The eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) and the Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) have been battling for control in Libya’s eastern Oil Crescent […]

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Libya’s eastern parliament quits UN peace deal with Tripoli

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Comments Off

Libya’s eastern parliament voted Tuesday to withdraw its support for a United Nations peace deal and Government of National Accord, stoking concerns that recent violence in the fractured country could escalate. Abdullah Ablaihig, spokesman for the Tobruk-based, internationally recognized House of Representatives, said the body voted to annul its previous acceptance of a presidential council […]

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EU and Egypt agree on strategic partnership for the next three years

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Comments Off

The Egyptian foreign minister’s visit to Brussels has launched a new phase of strategic partnership between Egypt and the European Union, paving the way for an EU-Egypt association agreement in the upcoming period, the ministry said on Tuesday. The agreement — which has been under negotiation since February 2016 — would frame the country’s relationship […]

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Messahel, Egyptian FM hold discussions in Cairo

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Comments Off

Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel has held talks with Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry. “We have discussed Arab issues as well as challenges facing the Arab nation and means to strengthen cooperation to support Arab League mechanisms,” said Shoukry following his discussions with Messahel on the sidelines […]

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Algeria inaugurates new military air base to secure border

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Comments Off

Algeria on Monday inaugurated a new air base in the southernmost province of Tamenrasset, as part of the North African nation’s efforts to secure its border. The deployment of Hassi Tiririne air base was officially inaugurated by Deputy Defense Minister, Army Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah, a statement of Defense Ministry said.

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Two terrorists killed, two captured in northern Algeria

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Comments Off

Algerian counter-terrorism troops on Monday killed two terrorists and captured two others in the locality of Dellys, in the province of Boumerdes, 70 km eastern Algiers, said Defense Ministry in a statement.

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Algeria to work for Arab League reform, peaceful resolution of crises

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Comments Off

Algeria will work, during its term as chair of the Arab Foreign Ministers Council, for the reform of the Arab League and the peaceful settlement of Arab crises, through inclusive dialogue, the relaunch of political process and national reconciliation, said Tuesday in Cairo Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel.

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