Archive for November, 2018

Incidentele navale sporesc tensiunile ruso-ucrainene

Monday, November 26, 2018 Comments Off
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Turkey and US: Conflict Contained, Not Resolved

Monday, November 26, 2018 Comments Off

Only three months ago Turkey and its NATO ally the United States had too many issues about which to disagree: They had major divergences over Syria; they had different views on Turkey’s plans to deploy the Russian-made S-400 air defense system on NATO soil; they had mutual sanctions on top government officials due to Turkey’s […]

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Russia Attacks, Seizes 3 Ukrainian Navy Vessels

Monday, November 26, 2018 Comments Off

Russia fired on two Ukrainian naval ships and rammed a third vessel in the Black Sea Sunday, accusing the Ukrainians of illegally entering what it claims as its territorial waters. Ukrainian officials say at least six sailors were wounded and denies doing anything wrong – accusing Russia of engaging in military aggression.

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THE POST-“CALIPHATE” TERRORISM: A MORE COMPLEX THREAT FOR EUROPE

Monday, November 26, 2018 Comments Off

The release from prison, in London, on October 19, of radical preacher Anjem Choudary, jailed in 2016 for inviting support for Daesh, brought to the attention the persistence of the terrorist risks faced by Europe, but also the fact that those risks became more complex, in the context of the evolution of Daesh and the […]

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Iran, EU to hold nuclear meeting, high-level talks in Brussels

Monday, November 26, 2018 Comments Off

Iran and the European Union plan to hold the third seminar on peaceful nuclear cooperation and the fourth round of high-level political talks in Brussels, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi says, Press TV reports. In a post on his Twitter account on Sunday, Araqchi said the two “important events” in relations […]

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China’s CNPC replacing France’s Total in SP gas project: Zanganeh

Monday, November 26, 2018 Comments Off

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said China’s state-owned CNPC has officially replaced France’s Total in Iran’s multibillion-dollar South Pars gas project, Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday.

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Zarif castigates the Western silence on gas attack in Aleppo

Monday, November 26, 2018 Comments Off

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif castigated the West for being silent toward chemical weapons attack in the Syrian city of Aleppo by terrorists. “Where is the West in condemning the chemical attack in Aleppo by terrorists?” Zarif wrote on his Tweeter page…Zarif said the West condemns chemical attacks only if it is allegedly used […]

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The Fracturing of France by Giulio Meotti

Monday, November 26, 2018 Comments Off

 In a new program, Macron’s government is offering Arabic lessons in France’s public schools to children as young as six years old, purportedly to facilitate integration.  French authorities seem to ignore that the vast majority of terrorists from France have been French citizens, who spoke a perfect French and, unlike their parents, were […]

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Palestinians: We Cannot Accept Anything from Trump by Khaled Abu Toameh

Monday, November 26, 2018 Comments Off

 According to the reports, the White House “peace team,” led by senior adviser Jared Kushner and special envoy Jason Greenblatt, has been working on the plan for two years — and President Trump wants it published between December 2018 and February 2019.  Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his representatives in Ramallah have […]

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Germany: Turkish-Muslim Appointed Second-In-Command of Domestic Intelligence by Soeren Kern

Monday, November 26, 2018 Comments Off

 Sinan Selen, a 46-year-old Istanbul-born counter-terrorism expert, will be the first Muslim to fill a top leadership position within Germany’s intelligence community.  Throughout his government career, Selen has been resolute in confronting Islamic fundamentalists in Germany. He also led efforts at the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) to monitor […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, November 19, 2018 Comments Off

Afghan Taliban: Moscow Conference Is About ‘Ending The American Occupation’ On November 6 and 8, 2018, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) issued two statements to clarify its stance on the multilateral Moscow conference being held on Friday, November 9, 2018. The Taliban and several countries – the U.S., Russia, China, Pakistan, Iran, […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, November 19, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Jaish-e-Muhammad Says India Using ‘Chemical Weapons’ In Kashmir, Deputy Chief Of Its Sniper Squad Killed Indian security forces recently killed Qari Hafiz Usman Ibrahim, deputy chief of the sniper squad of Pakistani jihadi group Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), and a local militant named Shaukat Ahmad in Jammu & Kashmir, according to a report in an Urdu […]

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Middle east events and news

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Comments Off

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Melbourne Attack On November 9, 2018, the Islamic State (ISIS) via its A’maq news agency claimed responsibility for that day’s “vehicular” and stabbing attack in Melbourne, Australia. EXCLUSIVE: ISIS Supporter Launches New Group For Hacking And Spreading Propaganda On November 6, 2018, an Islamic State (ISIS) supporter announced the launch of […]

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Middle east events and news

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Comments Off

ISIS Supporters Justify Attack On Egyptian Christians And Threaten More To Come On November 2, 2018, A’maq, the news agency of the Islamic State (ISIS), reported that the gunmen who attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Minya, Egypt today were “fighters of the Islamic State.” Pro-ISIS Media Outlet Urges Supporters In The West To […]

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Middle east events and news

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Al-Muhajireen Foundation Responds To Accusations From ISIS Supporters That It Is Associated With Intelligence Agencies Al-Muhajireen Foundation is a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet which directs its content to foreign fighters in the organization, particularly those in Syria. The foundation publishes security warnings for ISIS fighters in Syria, as well as eulogies for foreign […]

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Middle east events and news

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Comments Off

Pro-Al-Qaeda Group In Mali Says Attack On International Forces In Timbuktu Is Warning For Burkina Faso And Countries In Region On October 30, 2018, the pro-Al-Qaeda Mali-based Group For The Support Of Islam And Muslims (GSIM) released a video saying that its fighters, including two “martyrdom” seekers, had attacked a camp of the international forces […]

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US-backed forces resume anti-Daesh assault

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Comments Off

A Kurdish-led force backed by a US-led anti-Daesh coalition said on Sunday that it was resuming its offensive against the Daesh group in eastern Syria. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an Arab-Kurdish alliance, had announced it was suspending its operation on Oct.31 after Turkey shelled Kurdish militia posts in northern Syria.

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Iraqi forces destroy 10 Islamic State hotbeds in Diyala

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Comments Off

Iraqi troops destroyed 10 hotbeds of Islamic State during a wide-scale military operation in Diyala province, a security source said on Tuesday. Speaking to Baghdad Today website, the source said that a military operation was launched on Monday to hunt down the remnants of the Islamic State extremist militants in Hamrin Basin, 55 kilometers northeast […]

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Iraqi forces arrest senior IS leader

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Comments Off

Iraq’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Tuesday that they had arrested a high-ranking leader of the Islamic State (IS) known as “Abu Ammar” southeast of Kirkuk Province amid the terrorist organization’s continued sporadic attacks in the country. “Through field follow-up, the Intelligence Divisions of the Federal Police… were able to capture one of the […]

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Arab League chief urges Libyan parties to reach political consensus

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Comments Off

Arab League (AL) Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit urged on Sunday Libyan parties to reach a consensus on political, constitutional and electoral steps aspired by the Libyan people. Aboul-Gheit called on the Libyan political parties to overcome the current political impasse and division in the war-torn Arab country, AL spokesman Mahmoud Afifi said in a statement.

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EU, Algeria vow to boost counter-terrorism cooperation

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Comments Off

The European Union and Algeria on Monday vowed to reinforce mutual dialogue to maintain regional and international peace and security. The remarks came during the 2nd High-Level Dialogue on Regional Security and Counterterrorism wich was held in Algiers. The dialogue was co-chaired by Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel and EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs […]

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Death toll from Mogadishu bombings jumps to over 40

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Comments Off

The death toll from a string of car bombings near a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu has jumped to at least 41, police said on Saturday. Friday’s attack was the latest in a wave of bombings by al-Shabaab, an Al-Qaeda affiliate which has been fighting to overthrow the internationally-backed Somali government for over […]

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Libya strongman Haftar says not attending crisis conference

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Comments Off

Libya strongman Khalifa Haftar will not attend roundtable talks at a Palermo conference aimed at stabilising the north African nation but will meet regional leaders on the sidelines, his office said on Tuesday.

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