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  • EU open to removing FARC from terrorist blacklist

    09/26/2016 10:28:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Sep 26, 2016 | By (EurActiv Spain) | Translated By Samuel Morgan
    The European Union could remove Colombian guerilla movement FARC from its list of known terrorists, pending the signing of the peace agreement between the group and the country’s government. EurActiv Spain reports.Ahead of a formalization of the deal between FARC and the Colombian government, the EU indicated that it could soon remove the group from its terrorist blacklist. “FARC currently sits on the list of terrorist organizations in Colombia,” confirmed European Commission spokesperson Maja Kocijancic today (26 September), adding that the EU “has strongly supported the Colombia peace deal”. […] The European Court of Justice last week recommended that Hamas...
  • John Kerry’s New Terror Treason

    03/30/2016 11:10:07 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 8 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 3/30/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Stop by your local post office and you might just see a poster of Rodrigo “Timochenko” Londono hanging next to the Most Wanted posters of bank robbers and fugitives. The State Department is offering a $5 million reward for information about the Communist terrorist leader. But all the State Department had to do was ask Secretary of State Kerry. Obama did the wave with the Cuban dictator and Kerry met with Timochenko , the leader of FARC, a Marxist terrorist organization that appears on his own department’s list of foreign terrorist organizations a little above Al Qaeda. Timochenko is a...
  • N. Korea demands peace treaty for stopping nuke tests

    01/15/2016 7:01:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 15, 2016 9:01 PM EST
    North Korea said it could stop its nuclear tests in exchange for signing a peace treaty with the U.S. and a stop to annual military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea. The North's statement carried by the state media late Friday was a repeat of past offers that have been rejected by the U.S., which wants Pyongyang to commit to a complete abandonment of nuclear weapons. An unnamed spokesman of the North's Foreign Ministry called the purported hydrogen bomb test on Jan. 6 a justifiable move to ensure its survival against external threats. ...
  • North Korea says peace treaty, halt to exercises, would end nuclear tests

    01/15/2016 2:45:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 1/15/16 | Tony Munroe
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during a ceremony to award party and state commendations to nuclear … SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea on Saturday called for the conclusion of a peace treaty with the United States and a halt to U.S. military exercises with South Korea to end its nuclear tests. The isolated state has long sought a peace treaty with the United States, as well as an end to the exercises by South Korea and the United States, which has about 28,500 troops based in South Korea. "Still valid are all proposals for preserving peace and stability...
  • US deal will trade off ‘Jewish’ Israel for 1967 lines — report

    12/29/2013 2:56:47 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 55 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 12/29/2013 | Elhanan Miller
    US Secretary of State John Kerry will offer Israeli and Palestinian negotiators a political trade-off: Israeli recognition of the 1967 lines as a basis for the future Palestinian state, in return for Palestinian recognition of Israel as the state of the Jewish people, Palestinian sources told the Saudi daily Al-Watan on Sunday. According to the sources, the mutual recognition will constitute the core of a framework agreement to be signed by the end of January, and negotiated in greater detail during the following months. “The coming weeks will be difficult for the Palestinian and Israeli sides, since they will need...
  • Movement that Toppled Morsi Targets Peace Deal with Israel (looking to revoke peace treaty)

    08/17/2013 8:23:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    INN ^ | 8/18/2013, 5:59 AM | Elad Benari
    Tamarod, the Egyptian movement which led the opposition to ousted President Mohammed Morsi, apparently now has a new target: the peace treaty with Israel. Egyptian media reported on Saturday that Tamarod, which amassed 22 signatures to a petition demanding Morsi’s departure before the army ousted him in July, is now collecting signatures to a new initiative calling to cancel the peace treaty signed between Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin in 1979. Tamarod’s latest initiative, according to the reports, comes in the wake of what they called the “unacceptable U.S. interference in Egypt’s political affairs.” The...
  • Sinai, the New Egypt, and the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty

    08/23/2012 2:50:58 AM PDT · by jerusalemjudy · 1 replies
    Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ^ | August 22, 2012 | Alan Baker
    The relationship established in 1978-9 between Israel and Egypt constituted a significant change in the mindset of the international community. It was a revolutionary change that laid the foundation for the ensuing Middle East peace process. In Article III of the peace treaty, Egypt and Israel undertake: “to ensure that acts or threats of belligerency, hostility, or violence do not originate from and are not committed from within its territory, or by any forces subject to its control or by any other forces stationed on its territory.” Both states are obligated to prevent the use of their territory for acts...
  • EMG: Egypt didn't halt gas merely over money

    04/27/2012 2:57:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters via Ha’aretz ^ | Published 05:22 27.04.12 | Latest update 05:22 27.04.12
    The decision to halt Egyptian natural gas exports to Israel was not due simply to commercial differences, international shareholders in EMG said yesterday, dismissing claims they were behind in payments. "Any attempts to characterize this dispute as a mere commercial one is misleading," shareholders in East Mediterranean Gas Co. (EMG) said in a statement to Reuters. "This is a government-backed contract sealed by a memorandum of understanding between Egypt and Israel that specifically refers to the [1979] peace treaty."Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tried to play down termination of the 2005 deal, saying cancellation of the contract supplying Israel with...
  • Are Egypt's Islamic Parties Planning to Nullify the Peace Treaty with Israel?

    01/29/2012 1:27:28 AM PST · by jerusalemjudy · 10 replies
    jerusalem center for public affairs ^ | 26 December 2011 | Jonathan D. Halevi
    The prevailing optimism in media reports concerning the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafist party's readiness to adhere to the peace treaty with Israel is based on general statements made by senior officials in both parties. These statements maintain that Egypt must honor the international treaties that it signed. Yet a more rigorous examination of the two parties' stances identifies a markedly different tendency. Both seek a way to cast off the Camp David agreement in a manner that will incur minimal diplomatic and economic damage to Egypt, and restore Egypt to its leading role in the circle of states...
  • Are Egypt's Islamic Parties Planning to Nullify the Peace Treaty with Israel?

    01/01/2012 2:03:03 AM PST · by jerusalemjudy · 10 replies
    The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ^ | 26 December 2011 | Jonathan D. Halevi
    The prevailing optimism in media reports concerning the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafist party's readiness to adhere to the peace treaty with Israel is based on general statements made by senior officials in both parties. These statements maintain that Egypt must honor the international treaties that it signed. Yet a more rigorous examination of the two parties' stances identifies a markedly different tendency. Both seek a way to cast off the Camp David agreement in a manner that will incur minimal diplomatic and economic damage to Egypt, and restore Egypt to its leading role in the circle of states...
  • Egypt: Islamist Party Open to Israel Talks

    12/20/2011 2:11:14 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/12/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    Amid the Islamic tsunami sweeping Egypt's parliamentary elections the ultra-conservative Salafist Nour party says it is willing to hold talks with Israel. Salafi al-Nour Party spokesman Yousri Hammad told Egypt's daily al-Arabia that reports party chairman Emad Abdul Ghafour was willing to maintain contacts with Israel were true - and added doing so did not violate Islamic principles. “We have not received an official request from Israel yet, but if we sit with Israel, it has to be through the Egyptian Foreign Ministry,” he said. The Salafi al-Nour Party garnered about 25 percent of the votes in the first and...
  • Nepal government collapses after attempt to sack military chief - Maoist government has collapsed

    05/03/2009 2:08:59 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies · 718+ views ^ | May 3, 2009 | Thomas Bell
    The Maoist government of Nepal has collapsed after a failed attempt to remove the country's right-wing army chief. The cabinet bid to sack Gen Rookmangud Katawal prompted the second largest party, the centrist UML, to resign from the ruling coalition. The Himalayan country is emerging from a 10 year civil war which ended with a ceasefire in 2006. Last year the former Maoist rebels won national elections and formed a coalition government. But the peace process is now stuck on the issue that sparked the latest crisis – the integration of former Maoist fighters into the traditionally conservative national army....
  • Nepal's Prime Minister grapples with damaging video tape

    05/06/2009 6:46:54 AM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 3 replies · 416+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 6 May 2009 | The Times of India
    KATHMANDU: Battling for the removal of the controversial army chief, Gen Rookmangud Katawal, and his defender, President Ram Baran Yadav, Nepal's Maoist party walked into an ambush when an embarrassing video tape showed Maoist Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda boasting his guerrilla troops' number had been five-fold inflated during a UN count. In the same video, aired by Nepal's gleeful public television stations on Tuesday night, he was also shown as making scathing remarks about "reactionary" India and the US, saying that if they scented the constituent assembly election would lead to a Maoist victory, they would never allow...
  • US teen protests in Beijing for NKorea peace park

    11/22/2010 1:14:21 PM PST · by greatdefender · 6 replies
    AP-Yahoo! ^ | November 22, 2010
    BEIJING – A 13-year-old American boy campaigning to turn the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea into a peace park tried to get the Chinese president's attention Monday, staging a brief protest near Tiananmen Square before being led away by police. Jonathan Lee unfurled a sign saying "peace treaty" and "nuclear free DMZ children's peace forest" as he stood outside Tiananmen Gate just north of the square in central Beijing. The scene of numerous demonstrations over the years, the gate and square remain some of the most tightly controlled public spaces in China and all protests on it are...
  • N. Korea: Cheonan the Introduction to Kim's Second Act

    06/03/2010 8:47:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 377+ views
    Daily NK ^ | 06/03/10 | Sohn Kwang Joo
    Cheonan the Introduction to Kim's Second Act By Sohn Kwang Joo, Chief Editor [2010-06-03] What does it all mean? Why was South Korea attacked by North Korea? Some say that the Cheonan incident was retaliation for the Daecheong naval battle of November last year, while others say it was related to the succession. But the underlying reason is different. South Korea and the international community have not yet figured out recent changes to Kim Jong Il’s survival tactics. That is, there have been changes to Kim Jong Il’s international and domestic strategy for survival with which his foes have yet...
  • Gotta See This! Footage Of Seized N. Korean Cargo Headed for Iran (Japanese TV Filmed in Thailand)

    12/17/2009 3:52:27 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 36 replies · 2,149+ views
    NNN (Nihon Television) Network, Japan (Evening News) ^ | 17 December 2009 | AmericanInTokyo
    Caveats:1) The streaming video, located on THIS Japanese news web page, may only be up for a half day or so. The link could go dead, or could link to another, new story.2) Not all computer systems might be able to play the video. You might need Microsoft Silverlight installed, but probably most can see the short stream.3) Go to the link and hit the photo with the white triangle and stream. Now for the explanation of this important video taken today of photos of the cargo of an aircraft seized in Bangkok which was heading from North Korea...
  • Who Needs Egypt-Israel Peace?

    04/06/2009 10:09:18 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 2 replies · 296+ views
    Yidwithlid ^ | 4/7/09 | Barry Rubin
    The NY Times covers the thirtieth anniversary of Egypt-Israel peace treaty with an article which goes on and on in saying that Egyptians feel they didn't get anything out of the treaty because they still live under a dictatorship. No mention of billions in U.S. aid as a result. That is truly amazing. The treaty brought Egypt more than $60 billion but that isn't worth mentioning. No mention of how Egypt has not lived up to the normalization aspects--discouraging tourism and trade, for example; or continuing to demonize Israel. No mention of how Egypt didn't contribute very much to the...
  • State Dept's Chris "Jong" Hill Spotted at D.C. Airport/Heading to North Korea (JapanTV)

    11/28/2007 2:38:02 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 16 replies · 279+ views
    ANN, JNN, NTV, etc Stream Video News from Japan ^ | 28 November 2007 | AmericanInTokyo (with Japanese TV news sources)
    Top US State Department negotiator Christopher Hill was spotted yesterday at Washington's Dulles International Airport by Japanese TV reporters and crews.When pressed, he indicated that he would be going to "one additional stop" on the way to China from Japan.Later it was confirmed he is going to Pyongyang, North Korea. He will meet his counterpart, Kim Gye Gwan, Kim Jong il's chief negotiator.He will apparantly be in the "Peoples Paradise" between 3-5 December, to work out details facilitating the removal of North Korea from the US Government's list of "Terrorist Countries", which is expected within the next few weeks...
  • U.S. to Strike N. Korea Off Terror List Under 'Secret Deal' (S. Korean Press)

    11/13/2007 3:36:04 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 63 replies · 176+ views
    Chosun Ilbo Conservative Daily Newspaper in South Korea (English) ^ | 12 November 2007 | Chosun Ilbo Conservative Daily Newspaper, Seoul, Korea
    U.S. to Strike N.Korea Off Terror List Under 'Secret Deal' The U.S. in a closed-doors deal on Oct. 3 agreed to strike North Korea from its list of state sponsors of terrorism and suspend the Trading with the Enemy Act by year's end provided North Korea disables its nuclear facilities by then, a senior South Korean official says. The official told Korean reporters in Washington last week the Oct. 3 deal “includes a list of facilities North Korea agreed to disable. It also includes what the other five nations agreed to do, including the issues of striking North Korea from...
  • N. Korea: N.K. peace treaty could backfire: experts

    11/20/2006 4:15:37 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 705+ views
    Korea Herald ^ | 11/21/06 | Kim Ji-hyun
    N.K. peace treaty could backfire: experts   Declaring an end to the Korean War was among the notable incentives North Korea was offered for giving up its nuclear program, but experts say the notion may not be all good news for South Korea. Ending the Korean War would mean that the United States would officially cease to be an enemy state for North Korea. The two countries are still technically at war since the 1950-1953 Korean War ended in an armistice and not a formal peace treaty. "There are pros and cons involved. On the one hand, peaceful ties between the...