Archive for June, 2018

Middle east events and news

Monday, June 18, 2018 Comments Off

Al-Qaeda-Affiliated Sheikhs Killed In Airstrike In Libya On June 10, 2018, several sources reported the deaths of three prominent Al-Qaeda-affiliated sheikhs – in a Libyan military airstrike on their homes in Derna, Libya. Afghan Taliban Urge U.S. ‘To Directly Negotiate’ With Them On June 3, 2018, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) issued […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, June 18, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Jihadi Scholar Issues Fatwa Granting Uyghurs Permission To Wage Jihad In Syria Instead Of Fighting Locally In ChinaOn June 6, 2018, Sawt Al-Islam, the media arm of the Syria-based and pro-Al-Qaeda jihadi group the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), released a new issue of its Islamic Turkestan magazine, which included a fatwa granting the Uyghur […]

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Mogherini: EU would guarantee nuclear deal implementation

Monday, June 18, 2018 Comments Off

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said that the European Union will continue supporting the 2015 nuclear deal… In her speech at the European Parliament, she said that …it is essential for the EU’s security and for the security in the region to continue implementing the agreement, and the EU would guarantee this, regardless […]

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Syria, Iraq discuss efforts to reopen border crossing

Monday, June 18, 2018 Comments Off

Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem on Wednesday sent a letter to Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari on increasing the efforts for reopening the border crossing between Syria and Iraq that connects the Syrian city of al-Boukamal and the Iraqi city of al-Qa’im.

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President al-Assad to Iranian Al-ALAM TV: Syrian-Iranian relation is strategic… the strongest response to Israel is to strike its terrorists in Syria

Monday, June 18, 2018 Comments Off

President Bashar al-Assad affirmed that the Syrian south is in front of two options; reconciliation or liberation by force, indicating that at this point, there are no concrete results for a simple reason which is Israeli and American interference, for they put pressure on the terrorists in that area in order to prevent reaching any […]

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Libyan army calls on displaced people to return Darna

Monday, June 11, 2018 Comments Off

The Libyan eastern-based army on Sunday urged the displaced people of the eastern city of Darna to return after their homes have been secured. “The commander of the army’s operations chamber, General Abdussalam al-Hassi, called upon all the residents of Darna who were displaced during the military operations to return to their homes after being […]

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US issues new sanctions on Russian entities over cyberattacks

Monday, June 11, 2018 Comments Off

The United States has issued fresh sanctions against Russian entities over malicious cyber activities including providing material and technological support to Russia’s intelligence service, the U.S. Treasury announced Monday. The Treasury Department said it was imposing sanctions on five Russian firms and three of their executives under legislation passed last year and an executive order […]

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US urges regional governments to block South Sudan war money

Monday, June 11, 2018 Comments Off

A US Treasury official is urging East African governments to tighten the loopholes that allow illicit money from war-torn South Sudan to cross into regional capitals. Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Sigal Mandelker said in Uganda on Monday that authorities in countries like neighbouring Uganda must make it clear that “corrupt money is […]

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NATO eastern allies call for increased naval, air presence on eastern flank

Monday, June 11, 2018 Comments Off

The nine member countries on NATO’s eastern flank, the so-called ‘Bucharest Nine’, want the increased presence of that alliance in their region, Polish President Andrzej Duda announced after the group met in Warsaw yesterday, Friday. The Group, which comprises the three Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the Visegrád countries of the Czech Republic, […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, June 11, 2018 Comments Off

New Pro-ISIS Posters Threaten Trump And New York City On June 4, 2018, Islamic State (ISIS) supporters on Telegram released two new digitally created posters threatening the U.S and President Donald Trump. ISIS supporters and media operatives release threatening posters daily as part of their media war efforts. ISIS Weekly Praises Liege Attack, Says Attacker […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, June 11, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: In Video, Al-Qaeda Leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri Calls Upon ‎Mujahideen In Palestine To Export Their Jihad Globally ‎ On June 6, 2018, Al-Qaeda media wing Al-Sahab released a 15-minute video recording by the group’s leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri in which he calls upon Palestinians to transform their jihad from a local and constrained one to a […]

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Iran’s Rouhani to leave Tehran for China on Friday

Friday, June 8, 2018 Comments Off

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani will leave Tehran for China on Friday (June 8) to take part in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, the Iranian envoy in Beijing said on Thursday.

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Iran’s Foreign Ministry: Quds Day An Opportunity for Countering Israeli Apartheid

Friday, June 8, 2018 Comments Off

As Muslims around the world are going to hold pro-Palestinian demonstrations the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan known as the International Quds Day, Iran’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement in support of the initiative, calling for worldwide condemnation of Israeli measures.

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EU urges Mali ‘restraint’ after opposition protest crackdown

Thursday, June 7, 2018 Comments Off

The European Union urged Mali’s government on Monday to respect “freedom of expression” and “show restraint” after dozens of people were hurt in banned opposition protests two months ahead of presidential elections. “The EU stresses the importance of the respect of fundamental freedoms, and in particular the freedom of expression, during election time,” the European […]

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Libya strongman says victory near against Derna jihadists

Thursday, June 7, 2018 Comments Off

Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar said on Monday that victory was near for his forces in Derna, the eastern city held by jihadists since the 2011 armed uprising. Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army launched an offensive on May 7 to “liberate” the coastal city, home to about 150 000 people and held by hardline fighters […]

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US says airstrike in Somalia kills 27 al-Shabaab extremists

Thursday, June 7, 2018 Comments Off

The US military says it has carried out an airstrike in northern Somalia that killed 27 al-Shabaab extremists. The statement issued on Monday by the US Africa command said it assesses that no civilians were killed in the attack on Sunday

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Israel intelligence minister proposes ‘military coalition’ against Iran

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Comments Off

Israel has proposed that “a military coalition” be formed against Iran in case Tehran pursues “military-grade” uranium enrichment, suggesting that the military force would comprise of the Israeli regime, the US, the Western states and their Arab allies. Speaking to media on Tuesday, Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz claimed that Iran had once been running […]

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EU confirms Iran enrichment plan not in nuclear deal violation

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Comments Off

A spokeswoman for the European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Tuesday that Iran’s decision did not constitute a breach of the nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). “However, at this particularly critical juncture, they will not contribute to build confidence in the nature of the Iranian […]

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Ayatollah Khamenei orders Iran’s atomic organization to be ready to increase nuclear enrichment

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Comments Off

Ayatollah Khamenei ordered the AEOI to make preparations to increase uranium enrichment capacity “up to a level of 190,000 SWUs (separative work units) for the time being within the framework of the JCPOA” and take other preliminary steps that President Hassan Rouhani has ordered.

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Middle East events and news

Monday, June 4, 2018 Comments Off

ISIS Supporters On Telegram Call For Attacks On A Stadium In The Netherlands On May 29, 2018, pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram users distributed messages urging potential lone attackers to target the Galgenwaard stadium in Utrecht, Netherlands. Infographic In ISIS Weekly Al-Naba’ Praises Recent Attacks ‎In Indonesia, Philippines‎ Issue 133 of the Islamic State (ISIS) weekly […]

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Middle East Events and news

Monday, June 4, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Al-Joulani Visits Men On Front Lines In Syrian Desert On May 30, 2018, supporters of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) distributed photos of the group’s leader, Abu Muhammad Al-Joulani, visiting his men in Al-Badiyah [the Syrian desert]. EXCLUSIVE: ISIS Supporters Rationalize Agreement With Syrian Regime To Withdraw From Southern Damascus On May 21, 2018, a […]

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