Archive for December, 2017

Middle east events and news

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Jihadis In Syria Solicit Funds On Telegram In Bitcoin To Reinforce Military Facilities On December 4, 2017, a jihadi Telegram channel circulated a graphic soliciting funds for the mujahideen in Syria. Al-Shabab Issues Statement Following Trump Declaration On Jerusalem: ‘We Urge All Muslims To Take Up Arms’ On December 6, 2017, shortly after U.S. […]

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Macron, Abadi agree solving dispute with Irbil must be via dialogue

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Comments Off

French President Emmanuel Macron and Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi Saturday agreed that solving differences between Baghdad and Iraq’s Kurdistan region should be through dialogue and respect of territorial unity. Macron, in a phone call with Abadi, reaffirmed that France believed in unity and safety of Iraqi territories, and that the federal government should have […]

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France calls for constructive national dialogue in Iraq

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Comments Off

France calls for a constructive national dialogue in Iraq to have a “strong and integrated” Iraq and a “respect for pluralism” in the country’s Kurdish region, French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Saturday. The dialogue must be built around four fundamental elements, in full compliance with the 2005 Constitution of Iraq, Macron said after meeting […]

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Algerian troops discover massive weapons bunker near Mali border

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Comments Off

A bunker full of war weapons has been discovered by Algerian army troops near the border with Mali, the Defense Ministry said in statement on Wednesday. The bunker was discovered by counterterrorism troops deployed in the southernmost locality of Bordj Badji Mokhtar, on the border strip with Mali, after a routine patrol in the area.

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Egypt, US discuss counter-terrorism efforts

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Comments Off

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi met Saturday with U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis in the Egyptian capital Cairo to discuss strategic cooperation and joint counter-terrorism efforts. “Sisi stressed the strength of the Egyptian-U.S. relations and their distinguished strategic aspects, urging to enhance all aspects of cooperation between the two sides particularly in the military field,” […]

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1 peacekeeper killed, 3 wounded in CAR

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Comments Off

Mainly Christian anti-Balaka forces attacked a UN police checkpoint in Central African Republic on Monday, killing one UN peacekeeper and wounding three others, the United Nations said. The attack took place at the entrance to a camp for displaced people in the southeastern town of Bria after peacekeepers intervened to free two displaced people being […]

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AU to help evacuate 15 000 migrants from Libya this year

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Comments Off

The African Union and member states will repatriate more than 15 000 migrants stranded in Libya by the end of the year amid outrage over recent footage that showed migrants being auctioned off as slaves, the AU’s deputy chairperson said on Tuesday. Between 400 000 and 700 000 African migrants are in dozens of camps […]

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French President Macron visits Algeria

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Comments Off

French President Emmanuel Macron is traveling to Algeria for a one-day working visit aimed at boosting the security and economic cooperation between the two countries. Macron plans to walk the streets of Algiers city center on Wednesday before meeting with Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia and President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: After Release From Detention, Lashkar-e-Taiba Founder Hafiz Muhammad Saeed Addresses Friday Worshippers, Vows: ‘Kashmir Will Soon Become Free’ On November 22, 2017, a review board of the Lahore High Court ordered the release from detention of Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the founder of the Pakistani jihadi organization Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and chairman of its charity arm, […]

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US withdraws over 400 troops from Syria

Monday, December 4, 2017 Comments Off

Over 400 US Marines involved in battling the Daesh militant group in Syria are being withdrawn as part of a cut in forces after the capture of militant”capital” Raqqa, the US-led coalition said on Thursday. “The Marines supported Coalition partner forces with precise artillery strikes in the fight against Daesh,” the coalition said in a […]

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France, US agree that dialogue is solution for Erbil, Baghdad issues

Monday, December 4, 2017 Comments Off

The US and French Presidents in a phone call agree on resolving the issues between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Iraqi government through dialogue. On Monday, the White House, in a statement said that the US President Donald Trump and the French President Emmanuel Macron made a phone call discussed Erbil and Baghdad […]

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Tillerson, Libya’s PM discuss need to back UN Action Plan

Monday, December 4, 2017 Comments Off

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj on Friday to discuss the need for all Libyan and international parties to work together for stabilizing Libya. They urged backing the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Libya Ghassan Salame’s Action Plan “to advance the national political reconciliation process and lay […]

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EU, African leaders call for political solution in Libya

Monday, December 4, 2017 Comments Off

African and European leaders said Friday that a lasting resolution of the issue of African migrants is closely linked to addressing the root causes of the phenomenon and requires a political solution to the persistent crisis in Libya. “In this respect, they stressed the imperative need for coordinated action involving all the stakeholders concerned, especially […]

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US pledges to support Libya unity regime under UN plan

Monday, December 4, 2017 Comments Off

The United States renewed its support for Libya’s UN-backed government on Friday and urged all parties in the country to get behind efforts to organise elections. President Donald Trump welcomed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj to the White House shortly after the Libyan visited the State Department for talks with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

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US defense secretary meets with Egyptian officials in Cairo

Monday, December 4, 2017 Comments Off

US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met on Saturday with Egyptian officials to discuss cooperation between the two countries, the first stop on a trip that will also take him to Jordan, Pakistan and Kuwait. Mattis’ visit came just over a week after the worst-ever Islamic militant attack in Egypt’s modern history took place in […]

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Egypt’s police say 5 militants killed near Cairo

Monday, December 4, 2017 Comments Off

Egypt’s Interior Ministry says security forces have killed five suspected militants in a shootout in a province about 150km east of Cairo. It says in a statement on Monday police have arrested another six militants in follow up raids on a desert area in the Sharqiya province.

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