Archive for July, 2018

Middle east events and news

Monday, July 30, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Pro-ISIS Media Outlet Calls For Biological Attacks In West On June 20, 2018, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet circulated a video titled “Bio Terror” calling on ISIS operatives in the West to carry out biological attacks there. Several days earlier the outlet distributed a poster bearing a similar caption. EXCLUSIVE: Turkish News Site: […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, July 30, 2018 Comments Off

ISIS Claims Toronto Shooting On July 25, 2018, the Islamic State (ISIS) news agency A’maq quoted a “security source” as saying that the perpetrator of the July 23 shooting in Toronto had acted on behalf of the group. Afghan Taliban: ‘Illegitimate Foreign Occupiers Should… Unconditionally Withdraw’ On July 22, 2018, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan […]

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Afghan president felicitates Imran Khan on poll victory; extends invitation

Monday, July 30, 2018 Comments Off

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani congratulated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on his victory in the general election…“I extended an open invitation to Mr Khan and he expressed his wishes to visit Kabul soon,” he added.

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Tehran can make Washington quit addiction to sanctions, Zarif says

Monday, July 30, 2018 Comments Off

“We can turn pressure into opportunity through increasing domestic production and non-oil exportation and show the U.S. in next few months that it should quit this addiction [to imposing sanctions],” Zarif said during a first joint conference of private sector and the Iranian diplomats.

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Tenth round of Astana format meeting on Syria starts in Sochi city

Monday, July 30, 2018 Comments Off

The tenth round of Astana format meeting kicked off in the Russian city of Sochi on Monday with the participation of the Syrian Arab Republic delegation headed by Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari and the other delegations. In addition to the delegations of the three guarantor states of Astana process, a UN delegation and a delegation of […]

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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: On Telegram, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Fatwa Justifies Killing Of Civilians In Martyrdom Attacks June 28, 2018, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (“Movement of the Pakistani Taliban,” TTP) released a video on Telegram in which a fatwa (“Islamic decree”) was issued in response to a question on civilian casualties in suicide attacks by the mujahideen. EXCLUSIVE: Jihadi […]

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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Comments Off

ISIS Claims Killing Of 80 People Including Top Intelligence Official In Attack On Election Rally In Pakistan On July 13, 2018, the Islamic State (ISIS) released a statement claiming that one of its fighters had detonated his suicide vest at an election rally in the city of Mastung in Baluchistan, Pakistan, and killed 80 people […]

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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Comments Off

Reports: Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Fighting Intensely Against ISIS In Bayda, Yemen In the several days before July 18, 2018, multiple news outlets reported that the Yemen-based jihadi group Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula has been fighting intensely against the Islamic State (ISIS) in the Qaifa governate in Al-Bayda province of Yemen. Iranian […]

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Mogherini, Egyptian FM discuss regional issues

Thursday, July 19, 2018 Comments Off

EU High Representative Federica Mogherini met in Brussels Wednesday with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, and exchanged views on bilateral relations and regional issues. The talks covered the Iran nuclear deal, Syria, Libya, Palestine and the situation in Yemen and more widely in the Red Sea region, according to a statement released by Mogherini’s office.

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French President to visit Egypt in coming months

Thursday, July 19, 2018 Comments Off

French President Emmanuel Macron will visit to Egypt “in the coming months” following an invitation from President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, the French envoy in Cairo said on Thursday. In statements reported by state-owned MENA agency on the sidelines of the celebration of Bastille Day at the French consulate in Alexandria, Ambassador Stephane Roumtier said preparations are […]

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Algeria underlines close cooperation with Tunisia in fighting terrorism

Thursday, July 19, 2018 Comments Off

Algerian Interior Minister Noureddine Bedoui on Thursday underlined the importance of close cooperation between Algeria and Tunisia in fighting terrorism. The security of Tunisia is the security of Algeria, Bedoui said during his visit to the Algerian-Tunisian border at the Algerian port of Um el-Touboul.

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NATO mission in Iraq to go operational by this fall

Thursday, July 19, 2018 Comments Off

NATO’s highly-anticipated military-adviser mission in Iraq is slated to go operational by this fall, the head of U.S. Central Command said Thursday. Gen. Joseph Votel provided little detail as to how many NATO troops would be involved in the new training mission, which countries would be contributing troops to the mission, or how long the […]

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Middle east events and news

Friday, July 13, 2018 Comments Off

ISIS Weekly Claims Attack On U.S. Troops In Syria A report in Issue 137 of ISIS’s weekly Al-Naba’, circulated online on June 29, 2018, claims that on June 20 ISIS fighters targeted a U.S. military Humvee on a main road in the town of Al-Hasakah with a large IED, killing three U.S. troops. Taliban Reports […]

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Middle east events and news

Friday, July 13, 2018 Comments Off

Afghan Taliban: ‘The Remarks Of NATO Secretary General Prove That This Jihad Is Not An Intra-Afghan War’ On June 23, 2018, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) released on its English-language website a statement in response to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s argument that peace in Afghanistan can only be achieved in the […]

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German-Speaking Jihadis Call On Their ‘Siblings’ To Join Them And Wage Jihad In Syria

Friday, July 13, 2018 Comments Off

On June 25, 2018, German-speaking jihadis in Syria released a five-minute video titled “A Call to Jihad” on a German-language Telegram channel. The video features two masked fighters in Syria, one of whom solicits funds for jihad in German and calls upon Muslims in the West to join them in the jihad in Syria.(by memri […]

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Jumana Ghunaimat – From Editor Of ‘Al-Ghad’ Daily To Jordan’s Government Spokesperson And State Minister Of Media Affairs

Friday, July 13, 2018 Comments Off

On June 14, 2018, the Jordanian king swore in a new government after the previous government resigned due to extensive protests over its economic policy. A notable appointment was that of Jumana Ghunaimat, formerly the editor-in-chief of Jordan’s Al-Ghad daily, as state minister of media affairs and as government spokesperson.(by memri.org)

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Iraqi warplanes kill three Islamic State militants in Diyala

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Comments Off

Iraqi warplanes targeted on Saturday a gathering of Islamic State militants in Diyala province, leaving three of them dead. Spokesman for the Iraqi Security Media Council Brig. Gen. Yehia Rasool said that “the Iraqi Air Force killed three IS terrorists and destroyed one of

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RAF jets in Romania ‘strong deterrent to Russia’

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Comments Off

A senior officer from the RAF has said their presence in Romania has changed the behaviour of Russia because they are a “strong deterrent”. Around 150 British personnel are currently stationed in the Eastern European city of Constanta as part of Nato’s enhanced Air Policing (eAP) mission alongside American and Romanian forces. The operation was […]

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Tunisia vows to “revenge” following attack against security agents

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Comments Off

The Tunisian government vowed to revenge on Sunday after a “terrorist” attack on a border security station in northwest Tunisia killed at least nine members of security forces. “We promise a quick and effective response and we will get our revenge,” Tunisian Interior Minister Ghazi Jeribi said.

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EU Parliament chief begins visit to Libya

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Comments Off

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani Monday stressed that the European Union (EU) must speak with one voice on Libya and that all efforts should support the reconstruction of Tripoli so that it becomes a strong partner. “The European Parliament stands by the Libyan people, who deserve peace, stability, democracy and prosperity,” said Tajani at the […]

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Algeria condemns terrorist attack in Tunisia

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Comments Off

Algeria on Sunday condemned the terrorist attack that killed at least nine Tunisian security officers, and expressed its solidarity with Tunisian authorities in their fight against the scourge of terrorism. “Algeria strongly condemns the terrorist attack that targeted Sunday a patrol of the Tunisian National Guard in the province of Jendouba,” Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Abdelaziz […]

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