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  • Egypt, Sudan suspend talks with Ethiopia over disputed dam

    08/05/2020 8:04:31 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 22 replies
    arabnews ^ | 8/5/2020 | ap
    CAIRO: Egypt and Sudan suspended talks with Ethiopia after it proposed linking a deal on its newly constructed reservoir and giant hydroelectric dam to a broader agreement about the Blue Nile waters that would replace a colonial-era accord with Britain. The African Union-led talks among the three key Nile basin countries are trying to resolve a years-long dispute over Ethiopia’s construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile. Ethiopia says the dam will provide electricity to millions of its nearly 110 million citizens, while Egypt, with its own booming population of about 100 million, sees the project...
  • Yemen: Shi’ite jihadists target Sunni mosque in missile attack, murder at least 73

    01/23/2020 6:29:41 PM PST · by robowombat · 4 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | JAN 21, 2020 3:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Yemen: Shi’ite jihadists target Sunni mosque in missile attack, murder at least 73 JAN 21, 2020 3:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER “At least 73 soldiers killed in missile attack ‘on mosque’ in Yemen,” by Samuel Osborne,” Independent, January 19, 2020 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): At least 73 soldiers have been killed in a missile attack reportedly launched by Houthi rebels at a mosque in Yemen. Dozens more were left wounded in the attack, which targeted a mosque in a military training camp in the city of Marib, two medical sources told Reuters. The Iran-aligned Houthis did not immediately...
  • Yemen separatists abandon self-rule but peace deal doubts remain

    08/03/2020 8:52:48 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | July 29, 2020 | Al Jazeera and news agencies
    Yemen's southern separatists have pledged to abandon their aspirations for self-rule and implement a Saudi-brokered power-sharing agreement with the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. The Southern Transitional Council's (STC) announcement on Wednesday marked a big step towards closing a major front in Yemen's chaotic war, and came hours after Saudi Arabia presented a plan to "accelerate" the stalled peace deal's implementation. Signed in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, in November last year, the agreement set the stage for the end of a long-running rivalry between the Saudi-supported Hadi government and the UAE-backed southern separatists. Both sides are supposed allies in...
  • Haftar warns Erdogan: Stay out of Libya or you face our bullets

    08/02/2020 10:43:22 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Arab News ^ | August 02, 2020 | editors
    JEDDAH: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was warned on Sunday to keep his forces out of Libya or face an armed response. The warning came from Libya's eastern military strongman Gen. Khalifa Haftar, who leads the Libyan National Army (LNA) in the conflict with the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, headed by Fayez Al-Sarraj. Erdogan has sent Turkish-backed mercenaries from Syria to fight for the GNA, along with artillery and heavy weapons that have turned the tide in its favor. In a speech to troops to mark Eid Al-Adha, Haftar accused the Turkish president of "coming to Libya...
  • Houthi Rebels In Yemen Attacked Another UAE Ship and That's All We Know For Certain

    07/31/2017 7:20:29 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    The Drive ^ | July 31, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    In the third such successful strike on warships belonging to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen since the beginning of 2017, Houthi rebel recently attacked an unknown vessel of the United Arab Emirates’ Navy. Beyond this most basic detail, however, both sides have released wildly different and equally unconfirmed statements regarding the incident. On July 29, 2017, pro-Houthi forces, referring themselves as the “Yemeni Navy,” released a statement taking responsibility for the attack, which they said occurred in the Red Sea off the coast of the port city of Mocha, Yemen. According to an English-language report from the Houthi-controlled SABA...
  • Joe Biden’s First-Day-In-Office Plan Is A Betrayal Of Working-Class Americans

    07/24/2020 7:00:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 24, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    Biden's promises to the citizens of Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, El Salvador, and the rest of the world stand in stark contrast to what he plans to accomplish for the American worker on Day One, which is nothing. Sunday marks 100 days until the 2020 election. That might come as a surprise to some Americans, who are so used to being neck-deep in conventions, speeches and rallies by now, without them they’d forgotten how close we were. The Republican convention is now cancelled, and for the past few months Joe Biden has barely been seen outside his home, dodging questions from...
  • Ethiopian television apologizes for announcing filling of Renaissance Dam

    07/21/2020 9:24:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    Egypt Independent ^ | July 16, 2020 | Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm
    Ethiopia's national television network apologized for a statement it published earlier regarding the initial filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) reservoir. The channel walked back its previous statement that the filling of the dam's reservoir has begun, saying, "We apologize for the misinterpretation of the previous report on our social media page." The Ethiopian Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy announced on Wednesday that negotiations on the Renaissance Dam will continue with Egypt and Sudan. In a statement, Ethiopian Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Seleshi Bekele, said that negotiations on the dam will continue in the interest...
  • The 1967 Six-Day War (What really happened)

    04/06/2003 3:35:06 AM PDT · by Asher · 26 replies · 1,095+ views
    us-israel.org ^ | Mitchell Bard
    The 1967 Six-Day War by Mitchell Bard -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Israel consistently expressed a desire to negotiate with its neighbors. In an address to the UN General Assembly on October 10, 1960, Foreign Minister Golda Meir challenged Arab leaders to meet with Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion to negotiate a peace settlement. Nasser answered on October 15, saying that Israel was trying to deceive world opinion, and reiterating that his country would never recognize the Jewish State.(1) The Arabs were equally adamant in their refusal to negotiate a separate settlement for the refugees. As Nasser told the United Arab Republic National Assembly March...
  • Sudan Abolishes Apostasy Laws

    07/16/2020 4:47:04 AM PDT · by Cronos · 6 replies
    Exmuslims.org ^ | 14 July 2020 | exMuslims.org
    The death penalty for apostasy has been abolished in Sudan, announced recently-appointed Minister of Justice this week. The new rule comes alongside many other reforms which are heralded by human rights groups as a generous step forward for the African country.WIDE REFORMSFollowing a series of decisions made Friday aimed at bringing Sudan laws in line with its latest constitution, the country will: Criminalize Takfir, or excommunication (the act of accusing someone of apostasy)Move forward with criminalizing FGMOverturn a guardianship law that previously restricted mothers’ ability to travel abroad with their childrenAbolish the punishment of flogging for most crimesReduce limitations on...
  • The dam that could start a war between Egypt and Ethiopia: Tensions rise as Ł3billion mega-project built by Chinese firms begins filling up - threatening to reduce the Nile to a trickle

    07/15/2020 2:20:59 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07 15 2020 | Chris Pleasance
    Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam began construction in 2011 and is due to begin filling with water this month 500ft-high, 6,000ft-wide, Ł3billion construction project spans the Blue Nile, the Egyptian Nile's main source Egypt bitterly opposes the project, which it calls an 'existential threat' and has hinted it could go to war over it Satellite images now appear to show lake behind the dam filling up, threatening to spark a war in east Africa SNIP Ethiopia chose not to fund the project through international loans, instead relying on government bonds that citizens, major companies and the state bank were heavily pressured...
  • Iran, Turkey, and Venezuela's Super Facilitator: Who Is Alex Saab?

    07/14/2020 6:40:11 PM PDT · by Marinario · 20 replies
    SecureFreeSociety ^ | June 30, 2020 |  Joseph M. Humire
    Iran, Turkey, and Venezuela's Super Facilitator: Who Is Slex Saab? On June 12, Alex Nain Saab Morán, a Colombian businessman of Lebanese  descent, was arrested at Amílcar Cabral International airport in Cape Verde. This was a huge blow to the Maduro regime’s illicit networks, as Saab is a key facilitator, involved in alleged corrupt dealings and money laundering in Venezuela since 2004.  His arrest was made after years of investigations on behalf of the U.S. and Colombia to uncover a myriad of shell companies that Saab; his business partner, Alvaro Pulido Vargas; and family members set up. Considered a fugitive in Colombia,...
  • Israeli research center finds 28 new Hezbollah missile launch sites

    07/13/2020 9:04:42 AM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | JULY 13, 2020 | ANNA AHRONHEIM
    ALMA says the never-before-published sites are deep in the heart of residential areas in Beirut, next to hospitals, KFC restaurants, schools and more There are at least 28 missile launching sites belonging to Hezbollah in civilian areas in the Lebanese capital of Beirut, a new report by ALMA Research and Education Center has found. The report found that the never-before-published sites concentrated mainly in Hezbollah-dominated areas of Beirut are related to the launch, storage, and production of the group’s Fateh 110/M600 medium-range missiles and are “the same as those subject to the Hezbollah missile precision-guided missile project (PGM’s).” “The world...
  • Watch: Black Lives Matter Protest Joins ‘Allah hu Akbar’ Chanting Pro-Yemen Demonstration

    07/08/2020 5:41:04 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/8/20
    On Sunday, hundreds of pro-Yemeni and Black Lives Matter protesters joined forces in London to demonstrate against “white” capitalism, systemic racism, and the war in Yemen. In a Breitbart London exclusive video, protesters are seen shouting the Islamic phrase “Allah hu Akbar” (Allah is greater [than your god]), “Justice for Yemen”, as well as common slogans to the BLM movement in Britain such as “the UK is not innocent”. white male activist — who said that he will never truly understand the plight of minorities because he does not “live in a black body” — pointed to the capitalist system...
  • How could Iran retaliate for Natanz explosion? - analysis

    07/07/2020 4:35:45 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 50 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 7, 2020 | Seth J. Frantzman
    [Tehran] is in a difficult position because it labeled the explosion an accident, but it is now facing a deluge of foreign media reports seeking to conclude that the explosion was perpetrated by a state or group. This is what Iran's regime is reading: Major media from The New York Times to The Washington Post and local media such as Kuwait's Al-Jarida have all sought to assert that Israel was involved in the mysterious July 2 explosion at a warehouse in the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility... [t]hat could set back the program for months or a year. Iran, however, is...
  • Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu Is a Peacemaker—and Don't Think the Left Will Mention It

    06/29/2020 8:52:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/29/2019 | P. David Hornik
    In this Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 file photo, released by Oman News Agency, Oman's Sultan Qaboos, left, receives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Muscat, Oman. (Oman News Agency via AP, File) The “last decade,” notes James Sinkinson in a perceptive article, has seen a “sea change” in Israel’s ties with “key Arab states.” And that last decade is also the one in which Benjamin Netanyahu (again, after a stint in the 1990s) has been Israel’s prime minister — specifically since March 2009.True, conditions for enhanced Arab-Israeli ties have been propitious — particularly the behavior of regional bully Iran, a...
  • Egypt wishes for no UN sanctions against Ethiopia over GERD issue: Foreign Minister [Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam]

    06/23/2020 10:33:32 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Egypt Independent ^ | June 21, 2020 | Al-Masry Al-Youm
    Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Saturday stressed that his country does not want punitive measures from the UN Security Council against Ethiopia, and only wants to prevent any negative repercussions from the stalled Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) negotiations... "It's now the responsibility of the Security Council to resolve the Renaissance Dam crisis, as its decisions are mandatory and represent the will of the international community," Shoukry said. He added that the GERD issue impacts the lives of more than 150 million Egyptians and Sudanese people... Egypt on Friday called on the UN Security Council to intervene in the...
  • Black Slavery Exists Today in Muslim Nations

    06/20/2020 7:01:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Geller Report ^ | June 20, 2020 | Pamela Geller .. Charles Jacobs
    For years, a handful of my colleagues and I have worked to increase awareness of black (abeed) slavery in Muslim countries. The Democrat media complex couldn’t care less. Neither do the notoriously hard-left Black leaders such as Sharpton, Farrakhan, etc. ... Black slavery is rampant in these Muslim-dominated African countries, but no one is talking about it. ... Today, an estimated 529,000 to 869,000 black men, women and children are still slaves. They are bought, owned, sold, and traded by Arab and Muslim masters in five African countries. This statistic estimates those enslaved in Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, and Sudan. It...
  • What it is like to be a Christian activist jailed with ISIS operatives in Sudan

    05/19/2020 6:06:19 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | Hollie M
    It was the kind of calling that Petr Jasek simply could not turn away from. For more than 28 years, the Czech Republic native and global ambassador for international nonprofit The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) had traveled the world in support of persecuted Christians. And then...While preparing to board a flight home from the country’s capital Khartoum, the Christian leader was detained on charges of espionage and purporting to “wage war against the country of Sudan.” He was informed he was facing the death penalty and thrown into a filthy cell.Although it was seemingly designed for just one person,...
  • DC Circuit Court overrules Judge Leon in Fokker DPA case (Judge Sullivan can pound sand - it’s over)

    05/13/2020 8:44:10 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 91 replies
    https://fcpablog.com ^ | May 13. 2020 | Richard L. Cassin April 6, 2016 4:18 pm
    A three-judge federal appeals court said Tuesday the DOJ’s settlement with Fokker Services B.V. for alleged sanctions violations could go ahead after a district court judge rejected the arrangement as “anemic.” The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, DC said prosecutors and not judges make decisions to enter into deferred prosecution agreement with corporate defendants. In February 2015, federal district court judge Richard Leon refused to approve the settlement. He said the proposed $21 million penalty was “grossly disproportionate to the gravity of Fokker Sercvices’ conduct in a post-911 world.” Holland-based Fokker Services admitted in a 2014 plea deal that...
  • Sudan Criminalises Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

    05/06/2020 10:14:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Sudan has criminalised carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM), making it punishable by three years in jail. Some 87% of Sudanese women aged between 14 and 49 have undergone some form of FGM, according to the UN. SNIP BBC Sudan analyst Mohaned Hashim notes that there have been previous attempts to ban FGM across the whole country but parliament under long-time leader Omar al-Bashir rejected the recommendations.