Archive for December, 2018

EU expands duties of EUBAM to secure Libya’s borders

Monday, December 17, 2018 Comments Off on EU expands duties of EUBAM to secure Libya’s borders

The European Council adopted a decision mandating the EU integrated border management assistance mission in Libya (EUBAM Libya) to actively support the Libyan authorities in contributing to efforts to disrupt organised criminal networks involved in smuggling migrants, human trafficking and terrorism.

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African regional summit discusses fight against Boko Haram

Monday, December 17, 2018 Comments Off on African regional summit discusses fight against Boko Haram

Leaders of countries in the Lake Chad region met on Saturday in Nigeria to give fresh impetus to their fight against Boko Haram, the Nigerian presidency said. The summit meeting, grouping Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Benin and the Central African Republic, is a follow-up to a November gathering in Chad called to tackle a surge […]

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US airstrikes in Somalia kill 62 extremists

Monday, December 17, 2018 Comments Off on US airstrikes in Somalia kill 62 extremists

The US military says it has carried out six airstrikes in the Gandarshe area of Somalia which killed a total of 62 al-Shabaab extremist rebels. In a statement issued on Monday, the US military’s Africa Command said it carried out four strikes on December 15 in which 34 people were killed and two more on […]

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France: A Revolt against Europe’s Elites?

Monday, December 17, 2018 Comments Off on France: A Revolt against Europe’s Elites?

For years, those of us who write and worry about the rise of Islam in Western Europe have known that eventually, if the governments of these countries did not change course dramatically, something had to give. So far, the natives had, for the most part, been remarkably tame. They had swallowed a lot. Their leaders […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, December 17, 2018 Comments Off on Middle east events and news

Pro-Al-Qaeda Ansar Al-Furqan Claims Responsibility For Suicide Attack On Police Headquarters In Chabahar, IranOn December 6, 2018 a pro-Al-Qaeda jihadi group released a statement claiming that one of its fighters had carried out a suicide attack targeting a police headquarters in the city of Chabahar, Iran. Urdu Daily: Afghan Taliban, U.S. Agree To Swap Of […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, December 17, 2018 Comments Off on Middle east events and news

EXCLUSIVE: ISIS Supporters Threaten Terror Attacks During The Holiday Season As Christmas and the New Year approach, Islamic State (ISIS) supporters have begun to produce posters threatening terror attacks against Christians and inhabitants of Western countries during the holiday season. EXCLUSIVE: Leader Of Al-Qaeda In The Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) Claims Root Of Yellow Vest Crisis […]

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The French People Feel Screwed

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Comments Off on The French People Feel Screwed

 Macron makes no secret of his wish to be seen as a global leader for environmental reform. He forgets that back at home, among the people who elected him, fuel prices really matter.  There are images online of police removing their helmets and firefighters turning their backs on political authority to show their […]

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Democratic Countries Should Back out of the UN Global Compact

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Comments Off on Democratic Countries Should Back out of the UN Global Compact

 The EU has been paying particularly North African governments for years to keep migrants away from the European continent. The effort seems to have yielded few results in terms of stopping migration to Europe.  The UN Global Compact stipulates that, “media outlets that systematically promote intolerance, xenophobia, racism and other forms of discrimination […]

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How to Rebalance US Global Security Cheaply and Easily

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Comments Off on How to Rebalance US Global Security Cheaply and Easily

 Russia, evidently not restrained by the agreement, is already building missiles outside the INF treaty, according to an October 29, 2018 report from the Congressional Research Service. The bottom line is: If the Russians do not comply with the INF arms control treaty, there is no treaty to be saved.  Worse, as China […]

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Against Backdrop Of ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests In France, Muslim Brotherhood Denies Involvement In Them – But Expresses Support For Protestors, Gloats Over Macron’s Troubles

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Comments Off on Against Backdrop Of ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests In France, Muslim Brotherhood Denies Involvement In Them – But Expresses Support For Protestors, Gloats Over Macron’s Troubles

In recent days, against the backdrop of the Yellow Vest civil unrest in France protesting President Emmanuel Macron’s announcement of a green tax on fuel effective January 1, 2019, Egyptian media affiliated with the regime of Egyptian President ‘Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi have begun to claim that the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) is involved in the protests, […]

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Middle east events and news

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Comments Off on Middle east events and news

Syrian Media Operatives Urge Jihadi Factions in Idlib to Unite ‘Under One Man And One Banner’ On November 29, 2018, a group of media operatives in rebel-controlled areas of northern Syria issued a strongly worded statement urging the jihadi groups in the region to put aside their disagreements and unite to fight the Assad regime […]

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Middle east events and news

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Comments Off on Middle east events and news

Pro-ISIS Media Outlet Threatens Attacks On New Year’s Celebrations In New York City On December 2, 2018, a group of Islamic State (ISIS) supporters released a new poster featuring a fighter overlooking an explosion in New York City. The poster, titled “New York, 1\1\2019,” includes a quote from the late ISIS spokesman calling on supporters […]

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OPEC agree to oil production cuts

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Comments Off on OPEC agree to oil production cuts

OPEC agreed on Friday to reduce oil production by 1.2 million barrels per day, excluding Libya, Iran and Venezuela. Reuters confirmed that oil prices jumped about 5% to exceed $63 a barrel, explaining that OPEC talks lasted two days in the Austrian capital Vienna, and concluded to reducing production by 800 thousand barrels per day […]

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Libya, EU reiterate shared vision on security and economy issues

Monday, December 10, 2018 Comments Off on Libya, EU reiterate shared vision on security and economy issues

The Head of the Presidential Council (PC), Fayez Al-Sirraj, has met with the European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, to discuss security, illegal immigration, economic and other issues of mutual concern, the PC’s media office reported Tuesday.

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NATO says ready to help rebuild Libya’s security and military institutions

Monday, December 10, 2018 Comments Off on NATO says ready to help rebuild Libya’s security and military institutions

NATO is prepared to help Libya rebuild its security and military institutions, the alliance’s Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, said in a meeting Tuesday with the Head of the Presidential Council (PC) Fayez Al-Sirraj in Brussels.

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Anti-Daesh coalition meeting held in Canada

Monday, December 10, 2018 Comments Off on Anti-Daesh coalition meeting held in Canada

Thirteen countries from an international coalition to defeat Daesh met Thursday to declare they have taken back more than 99 percent of the territory once held by the terrorist group in Iraq and Syria. Secretary of Defense James Mattis and his Canadian counterpart, Harjit Sajjan, who co-hosted the meeting in Ottawa, issued a joint statement […]

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Iraqi jets kill 3 IS members in Anbar

Monday, December 10, 2018 Comments Off on Iraqi jets kill 3 IS members in Anbar

Three Islamic State militants were killed Saturday in an air raid by the Iraqi Air Force on a terrorist hotbed in Anbar, a security source from the province’s operations command was quoted as saying. Speaking to the privately-owned Almaalomah news agency, the source pointed out that Iraqi warplanes targeted three Islamic State militants riding two […]

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US backed Somali commandos raid on al-Shabaab checkpoints

Monday, December 10, 2018 Comments Off on US backed Somali commandos raid on al-Shabaab checkpoints

Somali commandos backed by US forces raided two al-Shabaab checkpoints at which the extremists extort money from commercial vehicles, killing several fighters, Somali intelligence officials said on Wednesday. The officials also said two US airstrikes in the area during the overnight raid destroyed an explosives-laden minibus that was prepared for a complex attack on an […]

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France’s Meltdown, Macron’s Disdain

Monday, December 3, 2018 Comments Off on France’s Meltdown, Macron’s Disdain

 “The French say, ‘Mr. President, we cannot make ends meet,’ and the President replies, ‘we shall create a High Council [for the climate]’. Can you imagine the disconnect?” — Laurence Saillet, spokesman for the center-right party, The Republicans, November 27, 2018  The “yellow jackets” [protestors] now have the support of 77% of the […]

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Qatar: Time to Shape Up

Monday, December 3, 2018 Comments Off on Qatar: Time to Shape Up

We need a united anti-Iran front, and Qatar needs to come closer to its friends on the peninsula, us, the U.S., and Israel on that point. And in the meantime, let’s help Qatar along here. Why doesn’t the United States get on with the business of declaring the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization? And […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, December 3, 2018 Comments Off on Middle east events and news

EXCLUSIVE: Internal ISIS Document Sheds Light On Aid Hamas Gave To ISIS In Sinai A recently-revealed document concerned with religious doctrine penned by an eminent ISIS cleric provides further evidence that the military wing of Hamas has provided significant aid to the ISIS branch in Sinai, Sinai Province. The short document also sheds light on […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, December 3, 2018 Comments Off on Middle east events and news

Austrian ISIS Operative Muhammad Mahmoud Reportedly Killed In Coalition Airstrike On ISIS Prison Supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS) on pro-ISIS Telegram channels report that Austrian ISIS operative Muhammad Mahmoud, aka Abu Osama Al-Gharib, has been killed in a coalition bombing on a prison operated by the organization’s internal security apparatus. ISIS Claims Killing, Abduction […]

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