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  • Unmanned vehicles used to patrol streets of Tunis during coronavirus lockdown

    03/29/2020 2:35:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Unmanned robots are patrolling the streets of Tunisia’s capital as part of the government’s measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The unmanned ground vehicles are called P-Guard and locally developed by Enova Robotics. They are being used by the Ministry of Interior to enforce its lockdown of Tunis. The city has been on lockdown since March 22. arabnews ✔ @arabnews Replying to @arabnews #WATCH: Man in Tunis confronted by unmanned robot patrolling the streets during #Coronavirus lockdown... Gets told to "hurry up" when he says he is "just buying cigarettes" #Tunisia #COVID19 More on the city's unmanned vehicles here:...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 3/6/2020 Newsdump Friday

    03/06/2020 11:50:55 PM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/6/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Former President Bill Clinton has something to say about Monica Lewinsky, a staff shakeup at the White House and a publisher backs away from the memoir of film director Woody Allen but first.... Another crackdown on elites in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia launched by the country's de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. High ranking members of the royal family under arrest reportedly for treason plotting a coup.... President Trump changing the White House Chief of Staff... From northwestern Syria the cease-fire agreed to by the Russian and Turkish presidents appears to be holding but.... In Portland, Oregon...
  • SHOCKING DEVELOPMENT: Some Arab countries are trying to get the Jews they forced out to return

    02/07/2020 7:27:12 PM PST · by robowombat · 48 replies
    BARENAKEDISLAM ^ | FEBRUARY 7, 2020
    SHOCKING DEVELOPMENT: Some Arab countries are trying to get the Jews they forced out to return FEBRUARY 7, 2020 BY BARENAKEDISLAM More than 850,000 Jews lived in Arab countries in the 20th century. With the creation of Israel in 1948, all but a few thousand Jews were forced to leave the Arab countries where they had lived for generations and centuries. But today, there is a palpable longing in most Arab states for the Jews to return. Many believe that only with a Jewish presence will their countries blossom and develop as they did in the past. World Israel News...
  • Phoenician ship completes Atlantic voyage [crew is pretty old now]

    02/08/2020 10:08:12 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 71 replies
    Lyme Regis ^ | February 7th, 2020 | Francesca Evans
    The replica of a wooden Phoenician ship, which visited Lyme Regis last year, has completed its 6,000 mile voyage across the Atlantic. The Phoenicia visited Lyme Regis last July before setting out on its voyage from the old port of Carthage, Tunisia, in September. It called in at Cadiz (Spain), Essaouira (Morocco), Tenerife (Canary Islands) and Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) before arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club on Thursday, February 4... The ship's trans-Atlantic voyage was part of the Phoenicians Before Columbus Expedition, designed, with the help of the US-based Phoenician International Research Center, to...
  • On the trail of purple

    02/04/2020 12:48:30 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    U of Muenchen ^ | January 13, 2020 | unattributed
    As part of a DFG-funded project, a German-Tunisian team co-directed by LMU archaeologist Stefan Ritter has surveyed the ancient city of Meninx on the island of Jerba and reconstructed its trading links in antiquity. The port of Meninx was unusually situated and well protected. Incoming ships first had to negotiate a deep and broad submarine channel in the otherwise shallow bay, before approaching the city itself via another channel that ran parallel to the coast for much of its length. They then had to traverse a wide stretch of shallow water to reach the city's wooden and stone quays, which...
  • What's behind Haftar's refusal to sign Libya deal?

    01/16/2020 8:21:52 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 10 replies
    AFP ^ | Issued on: 14/01/2020 - 17:44Modified: 14/01/2020 - 17:43 | AFP
    Military strongman Khalifa Haftar's reluctance to sign up to a Turkish-Russian orchestrated ceasefire accord underlines the complexity of Libya's conflict and pressures exerted by key foreign players, analysts say. He left Moscow on Tuesday without signing a permanent truce aimed at ending nine months of fighting against the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Fayez al-Sarraj. His abrupt departure was a setback for an international diplomatic push, after Sarraj had signed up to halting Haftar's offensive to seize Tripoli from the GNA. For Emad Badi of the Washington-based Middle East Institute, there are two plausible explanations for Haftar...
  • First Openly Gay Candidate Running for President in Muslim-Majority Tunisia

    07/12/2019 6:18:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/8/19 | Edwin Mora
    Openly gay Tunisian lawyer and prominent LGBT rights advocate Mounir Baatour wants to become the next president of Muslim-majority Tunisia, where homosexuality is currently punishable by up to three years in prison, several news outlets reported over the weekend. Islam, which forbids homosexuality, is the official state religion in the North African country. Nearly 100 percent of the population is Muslim, according to the CIA World Factbook and other independent sources. The pro-Israel Baatour says he is determined to fight despite a nearly non-existent chance of winning. On Sunday, Deutsche Welle (DW) reported: Theres still quite a bit of time...
  • Tunisia: Kais Saied wins presidential election -- exit polls

    10/13/2019 4:44:10 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | Sunday, October 13, 2019 | law,mvb/cmb (AP, AFP, dpa)
    Exit polls show that independent law professor Kais Saied has won Tunisia's runoff presidential election against Nabil Karoui, a media tycoon recently freed from jail... Saied secured 72.53% of the vote while media mogul Nabil Karoui got 27.47%, the polling firm Emrhod Consulting says, citing exit polls... Karoui is a 56-year-old media tycoon, who up until Wednesday had been jailed on charges of tax evasion and money laundering, and Saied is a 61-year-old jurist and law professor with no political party but backed by the moderate Islamist party Ennahda. In the first round, Saied took 18.4% and Karoui 15.6% among...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 10/6/2019 Paris Terror, Turkey Invading Northeastern Syria

    10/06/2019 9:07:16 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/6/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    French Premier Edouard Philippe announcing the creation of two "missions" to detect "radicalization" in police anti-terrorism operations.... Castaner also cited no information in Harpon's personnel file to indicate he was associated with terrorism.... The Turkish President spoke by phone Sunday with President Trump...... The latest word from the White House tonight is that Turkey will invade northeastern Syria and that US troops will not be part of the Turkish operation..... The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights group, aligned with Syria's opposition, says US warplanes are conducting patrols on the northeastern Syrian border with Turkey. The report comes amid concern from...
  • I love beheading the enemy: Muslim migrant who supports the Islamic State is deported from US

    07/15/2019 7:02:32 AM PDT · by robowombat · 37 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | JUL 14, 2019 12:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    I love beheading the enemy: Muslim migrant who supports the Islamic State is deported from US JUL 14, 2019 12:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER Extremist, terrorist, tough, brain-washed, radical, I love explosions, booby trapping, beheading the enemy, and am among the supporters of establishing the religion with the sword. Charming fellow. Why was he admitted into the US in the first place? Was any attempt made to determine his sentiments regarding jihad? Almost certainly not. Tunisian national with terrorist ties removed from US, ICE, June 21, 2019 (thanks to Creeping Sharia): PHILADELPHIA, Pa. A Tunisian national with ties to...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 7/5-Saturday 7/6/2019 Newsdump Edition

    07/06/2019 12:32:48 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/5/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    "There is no free press" Those just some of the words spoken by Tommy Robinson following the guilty verdict at his contempt trial in London Friday.... In Norway a secret verdict in a sexual abuse trial Wednesday inolving a prominent politician.... A civil lawsuit against actor Kevin Spacey has been dropped by a man who accused Spacey of groping him.... An earthquake Friday evening in the same general area as Thursday's tremor in California, this one stronger... Justice Department lawyers told Maryland US District Judge George Hazel on Friday that the Trump Administration is exploring options to add a citizenship...
  • Dozens feared dead as migrant boat capsizes off Tunisia

    05/10/2019 8:23:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    BBC ^ | 05/10/2019
    Dozens of migrants are thought to have died after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean off the coast of Tunisia. At least 50 people died in the incident, with 16 survivors, the UN's International Organization for Migration says. But Tunisian state media report that 70 migrants drowned about 74km (46 miles) off Sfax, south of the capital Tunis. Tunisian officials reportedly believe the ship set off from Zuwara in Libya.
  • Abbas: U.S. to allow Israel to annex parts of West Bank, give Hamas Gaza

    04/01/2019 5:16:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | April 1, 2019 | Tovah Lazaroff, Khaled Abu Toameh
    The Palestinian leader spoke in advance of the anticipated roll out of what US President Donald Trump is calling the Plan of the Century to resolve the Israeli-Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Trump Administration will allow Israel to annex portions of the West Bank and split the Gaza Strip from the West Bank so that it can be a state of its own, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday. Speaking at the Arab League summit in Tunisia, "What is coming from the US is more dangerous and serious, he said. The US will tell Israel, annex part of the Palestinian...
  • Carthage Archaeologists Dig Up Smart Cooling System For Chariot Racers

    07/09/2016 8:36:53 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    Haaretz ^ | June 30, 2016 | Philippe Bohstrom
    On the north coast of Africa lie the ruins of a city that came within a hairbreadth of defeating the might of Rome. Now archaeologists digging at the famous Circus of Carthage have revealed a startlingly advanced system to cool down horses and chariots during races... Key to the discovery of the clever cooling system at the Circus of Carthage, the biggest sporting arena outside Rome, was the detection of water resistant mortar... The discovery was made at the spina, the median strip of the circus, around the ends of which the charioteers would turn during races. The spina would...
  • 7 get life in prison for Tunisia's 2015 terror attacks

    02/09/2019 10:42:51 AM PST · by McQ444 · 8 replies
    Fox ^ | 2019-02-09 21:00 | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA |
    A lawyer says Tunisian authorities have given seven suspects life in prison and handed out other sentences in the trial over two separate 2015 attacks in Tunisia that killed some 60 people, mainly tourists. Samir Ben Amor, the lawyer for one of the 44 defendants, said the verdicts were handed down Saturday for the deadly attack against the country's famous Bardo Museum and a massacre at a popular seaside resort. He says other defendants received jail terms ranging from 16 years to six months, while the charges against 27 of the suspects were dismissed. No one got the maximum penalty...
  • Top Saudi official: Barack Obama lied, set Middle East back 20 years

    01/29/2019 6:30:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | January 28, 2019 | Jerusalem Post staff
    Former US president Barack Obama lied to Saudi Arabia when violating the redlines he famously declared regarding Syrias use of chemical weapons and then not acting when they were used, a former senior Saudi official said in an interview with Independent Arabia. Bandar bin Sultan served for years as head of Saudi intelligence as well as the Saudi ambassador to the United States. In the interview, he recalled a last phone call between the late Saudi King Abdullah and Obama, during which the Saudi leader told the US president: I did not expect that [after] this long life, I would...
  • Plane Passenger screams 'Allahu Akbar' and 'tries to storm cockpit of flight' in France

    01/25/2019 7:27:54 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 43 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 1/25/19 | Joshua Nevett
    The Transavia aircraft from Paris to Tunis made an emergency landing at Nice International Airport last night after a passenger acted violently towards cabin crew. A 30-year-old Tunisian man allegedly attempted to enter the cockpit of the Boeing 737-800 aircraft after praying at the door, according to French newspaper Le Monde. https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/755659/transavia-flight-paris-tunis-diverted-passenger-shouted-allahu-akbar
  • Bundestag declares Georgia, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco safe countries of origin [no asylum]

    01/19/2019 5:13:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 18 January 2019 16:13 CET+01:00
    In a resounding 509 to 138 result, the Bundestag has voted to classify the northern African states of Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco along with Georgia in the Caucasus as safe countries of origin for the purposes of German immigration law. As a result of the vote, it will be easier for German authorities to deport migrants from these countries who have arrived without visas. The SPDs Helge Lindh said the move was necessary to remove false hope that citizens of the listed countries may have of applying for asylum or refugee status in Germany. While the CDU/CSU and...
  • The Year We Lost Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Turkey, Tunisia and Most of the Middle East

    01/01/2012 4:28:48 AM PST · by expat1000 · 29 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Saturday, December 31, 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    About the only people having a Happy New Year in the Muslim world aren't the Christians who are huddling and waiting out the storm, but the Islamists who use a different calendar but are having the best time of their lives since the last Caliphate. The news that the Obama Administration has brought in genocidal Muslim Brotherhood honcho Yusuf Al-Qaradawi to discuss terms of surrender for the transfer of Afghanistan to the Taliban caps a year in which the Brotherhood and the Salafists are looking up carve up Egypt, the Islamists won Tunisia's elections, Turkey's Islamist AKP Party purged the...
  • THE COLD WAR'S LONGEST COVER-UP: HOW AND WHY THE USSR INSTIGATED THE 1967 WAR

    05/06/2005 9:01:20 AM PDT · by robowombat · 34 replies · 1,803+ views
    Volume 7, No. 3 - September 2003 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE COLD WAR'S LONGEST COVER-UP: HOW AND WHY THE USSR INSTIGATED THE 1967 WAR By Isabella Ginor The Soviet warning to Egypt about supposed Israeli troop concentrations on the Syrian border in May 1967 has long been considered a blunder that precipitated a war which the USSR neither desired nor expected. New evidence from Soviet and other Warsaw Pact documents, as well as memoirs of contemporary actors, contradicts this accepted theory. The author demonstrates that this warning was deliberate disinformation, part of a plan approved at the highest level of Soviet leadership...