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  • Egypt announces international anti-Turkey alliance

    06/01/2020 6:31:31 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | May 31, 2020 | George Mikhail
    Egypt has announced an anti-Turkey alliance that includes Greece, Cyprus, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and France to confront Turkish moves in Libya and the Mediterranean. The announcement was made during a virtual meeting with the foreign ministers of these countries on May 11. In a joint statement issued shortly after the meeting, the five-party alliance said it will focus on confronting the Turkish moves in the territorial waters in Cyprus, where Turkey has been carrying out “illegal” excavations in the Mediterranean under Cyprus sovereignty. The alliance also condemned Turkey’s escalated violations of Greek airspace.  The European Union condemned May 16...
  • 2 Spies In Pak Visa Section Caught In Delhi, To Leave India In 24 Hours

    06/01/2020 1:56:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin
    Two officials of the Pakistan High Commission in Delhi were caught on Sunday for carrying out espionage in the country, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. "The government has declared both these officials persona non grata for indulging in activities incompatible with their status as members of a diplomatic mission and asked them to leave the country within twenty four hours," the Foreign Ministry said. "Pakistan's Charge de Affaires was issued a demarche in which a strong protest was lodged with regard to the activities of these officials of the High Commission of Pakistan against India's national security," the...
  • China and India face off on the roof of the world

    05/31/2020 8:43:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | 05/31/2020
    The armies of the world's two most populous nations are locked in a tense face-off high in the Himalayas, which has the potential to escalate as they seek to further their strategic goals. Officials quoted by the Indian media say thousands of Chinese troops have forced their way into Galwan valley in Ladakh, in the disputed Kashmir region. Indian leaders and military strategists have clearly been left stunned. The reports say that in early May, Chinese forces put up tents, dug trenches, and moved heavy equipment several kilometers inside what had been regarded by India as its territory. The move...
  • Europe’s social welfare net shows signs of wear from virus

    05/29/2020 9:27:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2020 | Angela Charlton, Colleen Barry and Nick Perry
    Europe’s extensive social welfare net was showing signs of fraying under economic strain from the coronavirus, as protests erupted Friday for a second day in Spain against layoffs by French carmaker Renault, while Italy’s chief central banker warned that “uncertainty is rife.” Elsewhere, New Zealand has all but eradicated the coronavirus with just one person in the nation of 5 million known to be infected. But developments were grim in other nations, with India reporting a record increase in cases, and Pakistan and Russia a record number of deaths. As cases steadily rose across Africa, officials who are losing the...
  • Pakistan Jet Crashed Shortly After Bizarre Landing Attempt At 327 KPH

    05/28/2020 2:00:56 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 61 replies
    NDTV ^ | 28 May 2020 | Alan Levin
    At no point did the pilots say they had a problem with their landing gear or any other type of emergency, according to the radio calls. A deadly plane crash in Pakistan is prompting questions about how the crew could touch down without landing gear when their sophisticated jetliner was bristling with equipment to prevent pilots from doing just that "It is unbelievable to me that an airline crew on a jet like an Airbus, with all the warning systems, would attempt to land the plane without the gear extended," said John Cox, an aviation safety consultant who formerly flew...
  • Zara Abid: Model presumed dead in Pakistan plane crash abused online [Post Mortem]

    05/27/2020 8:29:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 May 2020 | Saira Asher
    A top model, presumed dead in a plane crash in Pakistan last week, has been attacked by online trolls, accusing her of having led an immoral life. Zara Abid's social media accounts were deactivated after comments poured in criticising her clothes and lifestyle. The 28-year-old was on board a PIA flight when it crashed in a residential part of Karachi on Friday, according to the manifest and her friends. Victims have not been named but authorities said only two men survived. Initial reports she had survived led her brother to issue a plea to people to stop spreading fake news,...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 5/22/2020 Newsdump Friday Holiday Weekend

    05/22/2020 10:01:58 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/22/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, New Jersey open for business today..... Car-rental company Hertz filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 in Delaware today.... Economic advisers to the President see better economic news later this year...... For the first time since a major economic downturn in 2002, Argentina is in default on a loan tonight..... Iran's top military commander says his country has intelligence on US military movements in the Persian Gulf region and far beyond....... A successful test of a laser weapon by the United States........ The US is considering a nuclear weapons test for the first time since 1992.........
  • Official: Pakistani Passenger Plane Crashes Near Karachi

    05/22/2020 3:59:14 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 17 replies
    A passenger plane belonging to state-run airline Pakistani International Airlines has crashed near the southern port city of Karachi, according to Abdul Sattar Kokhar, spokesman for the country's civil aviation authority.
  • Pakistani doctor/former Mayo Clinic researcher indicted in terrorism case

    05/16/2020 12:58:12 PM PDT · by kevcol · 9 replies
    Twin City Pioneer Press ^ | May 15, 2020 | Amy Forliti
    A Pakistani doctor and former Mayo Clinic researcher has been indicted on one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization after authorities say he told paid FBI informants that he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and wanted to carry out lone wolf attacks in the U.S. The indictment against Muhammad Masood, 28, was announced Friday by U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald.. . . Roughly three dozen Minnesotans — mostly men from the state’s large Somali community — have left since 2007 to join al-Shabab in Somalia or militant groups in Syria, including the Islamic...
  • Yet Another Christian Girl In Pakistan Abducted, Forcibly Converted And Forcibly ‘Married’ To Her Muslim Abductor

    05/11/2020 4:40:36 AM PDT · by Cronos · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8 May 2020 | Ewelina U. Ochab
    At the end of April 2020, a 14 year old Christian girl, Myra Shehbaz, was reportedly abducted and forced to marry in Faisalabad, Punjab. According to International Christian Concern, “Myra Shehbaz was abducted by a group of Muslim men led by Muhammad Naqash. Eye witnesses claim that Myra was attacked while she was traveling to her workplace as a domestic worker on Sunday afternoon. Pervez Masih, Younas Masih, and Naeem Masih, the eye witnesses, claimed that Myra’s abductors forced her into a car and that Myra tried to resist. These eye witnesses were unable to help Myra because abductors were...
  • U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl's parents challenge freeing of his convicted killers

    05/04/2020 5:40:37 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | MAY 2, 2020 | Asif Shahzad
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Slain U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl’s parents have petitioned to the Pakistani Supreme Court seeking to overturn a ruling that freed four men who had been convicted in 2002 of involvement in his killing, their lawyer said on Saturday... “A bare perusal of the entire record would reveal that there was a plethora of incriminating evidence, both forensic as well as oral, which proved that murder was committed and that all the accused persons aided and abetted the murder,” the appeal petition said. Islamist militant Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, a Briton of Pakistani origin who was sentenced to...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 5/1/2020 Newsdump Friday

    05/01/2020 10:34:23 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/1/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The Russian pipe laying vessel Academic Cherskiy has reached Danish waters on a journey that began on the other side of the world earlier this year. Russia sent the vessel in a bid to complete the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to bring natural gas directly from Russia into Germany and onto other European countries. Its a move that's been opposed by the United States, which wants to sell liquefied natural gas made in the USA to Europe. To make the point the US imposed sanctions on any companies helping to build the pipeline with President Trump signing the legislation..... Canadian...
  • Goodbye American Information Technology Worker

    04/26/2020 7:11:07 PM PDT · by jroehl · 135 replies
    organizationsandsocialchange ^ | 4/26/2020 | An American IT worker
    Goodbye American Information Technology Worker After serving four years in the Army I took advantage of my VA benefits enrolling at DeVry University of Chicago to obtain a degree in Computer Science. I started my career in Information Technology (IT) in 1986. I saw this as a field that would pay the salary needed to support my young family. I was correct in that I was able to find employment immediately after graduation with a company in Chicago and I have been fortunate to work in this field for the past 31 years providing for my family. Today I find...
  • This man masterminded my friend Daniel Pearl’s abduction in 2002. He shouldn’t be set free

    04/19/2020 10:08:28 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 19, 2020 | Nicholas Goldberg
    I was surprised and shaken when I read the news recently that a Pakistani court had overturned the conviction of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the man convicted of masterminding the abduction of my friend Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002. Saeed did not murder Danny himself, but he did lure him from his home and, one way or another, delivered him to his death. At his trial, Saeed — a militant jihadi who had been previously convicted of a separate kidnapping of Western tourists in India — was found guilty of murder and kidnapping. He was sentenced to...
  • Coronavirus: Review to be launched into why ethnic minorities worst-hit by COVID-19

    04/16/2020 5:31:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    SKY News ^ | April 16, 2020 | by Inzamam Rashid
    A formal review is to be launched into why people from a black and minority ethnic background appear to be disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The move follows calls for the government to investigate the number of deaths of people from the BAME community and those working for the NHS, during the coronavirus pandemic. Sky News analysis found out of the 54 frontline health and social care workers in England and Wales that have died because of COVID-19, 70% of them were black or from an ethnic minority. Our analysis also found that four of the five health trusts in England...
  • 'God Is With Us': Many Muslims in Pakistan Flout the Coronavirus Ban in Mosques

    04/14/2020 12:39:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The Star (Malaysia) ^ | Monday, 13 Apr 2020 | Asif Shahzad
    Sabir Durrani says he offers prayers almost every day at a mosque in the central Pakistani city of Multan. He says that often a dozen or more men are in attendance - none of them wearing protective face masks. Durrani, 52, is among thousands of devout Muslims flouting Pakistan government orders issued late last month banning religious congregations of five or more people to stem the spread of the coronavirus. The disease has so far infected more than 5,300 people and killed 93 in the world's second-most populous Muslim country. "Our prayer leader told us that the virus can't infect...
  • Wasserman Schultz IT Guy Threatened Kidnappings For Cash, Court Docs Say

    05/01/2017 4:47:44 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 30, 2017 | By Luke Rosiak
    A former congressional information technology (IT) aide allegedly threatened to have his stepmother’s Pakistani relatives kidnapped if she talked to U.S. law enforcement authorities, according to court documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation’s (TheDCNF) Investigative Group. “Imran Awan threatened that he is very powerful and if I ever call the police again, [he] will … kidnap my family members back in Pakistan,” Awan’s stepmother, Samina Gilani, claimed in the documents filed April 14 in Fairfax County, Va., in the case of Americo Financial Life and Annuity Insurance Company v. Abid A. Awan and Samina Ashraf Gilani. Imran Awan...
  • Pakistan: Christians and Hindus only allowed food rations if they convert to Islam

    04/11/2020 11:07:26 PM PDT · by robowombat · 17 replies
    Pakistan: Christians and Hindus only allowed food rations if they convert to Islam APR 11, 2020 8:00 AM BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS Several days ago, Jihad Watch reported that Saylani Welfare International Trust in Karachi was denying food aid to poor Hindus and Christians amid the coronavirus pandemic. “The reason for this is that Zakat, Islamic alms giving (one of Islam’s five pillars), is reserved for Muslims.” Then shortly afterward, International Christian Concern reported that Christians in Lahore were also being denied government food aid amid the Covid-19 crisis. Now it emerges that Christians and Hindus in Pakistan will be allowed...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Brother Can You Spare A Roll, We Owe...Trillions, Bluffing The Return To Normal

    04/11/2020 7:26:40 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/11/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    I guess I'll start by noting that in China dealing with Covid-19 has meant things like health screenings where people are asked questions and their temperature is taken. Going to work in the "front lines" for me means going through such a screening. So life in the USA for many of us resembles going to work in Communist China. The media including the "conservative talk show hosts" like to talk a lot about Communist China or even Russia but I feel like they do that really to distract from how much like Russia and China like things are right here...
  • 'Domestic transmission of coronavirus could unleash catastrophe in Pakistan' (Must see photo)

    04/11/2020 4:11:15 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 29 replies
    The Express Tribune ^ | 04/11/2020 | Tufail Ahmed
    Professor Khanani, who is a renowned pathologist, told The Express Tribune on Saturday that the local transmission cases of COVID-19 is on the rise and it could further intensify if people do not take preventive measures and strictly follow social distancing protocols. As of today, the nationwide tally of COVID-19 patients has soared past 4,950 with 2,410 cases in Punjab, 1,318 in Sindh, 656 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 228 in Balochistan, 216 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 113 in Islamabad, and 34 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The virus has claimed 77 lives while at least 762 coronavirus patients have recovered. He said those living...