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  • Bilal al-Sudani: US forces kill Islamic State Somalia leader in cave complex

    01/27/2023 7:08:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/27/2023 | Cecilia Macaulay
    He was killed after US special forces raided a remote mountainous cave complex hoping to capture him. "Al-Sudani was responsible for fostering the growing presence of ISIS in Africa," Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said. He also allegedly funded the group's activities globally, Mr Austin added. Analysts say the fact that US troops were sent under orders of President Joe Bidento kill or capture Sudani, rather than using a less risky drone strike, indicates his significance. Details about the nature of the operation have not been released, however the soldiers were drafted in via helicopter, according to the New York Times...
  • United Nations Adopts Resolution Calling Israel’s Founding a ‘Catastrophe’

    12/01/2022 4:02:09 PM PST · by DFG · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/01/2022 | DEBORAH BRAND
    The UN General Assembly this week passed a resolution to characterize the founding of the modern state of Israel in 1948 as a “catastrophe,” in what has been heralded as a major victory for pro-Palestinian activists. The word “Nakba,” which means catastrophe or disaster in Arabic, was also a term coined by the Palestinians to commemorate the Jewish state’s founding. The UN resolution acknowledges the Palestinian version of the events that led to Israel’s creation, and calls for the “commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Nakba,” with a “high-level event” at the global body on May 15th, 2023. May...
  • Racism and Islamism: Islamization of ethnic frictions

    11/15/2022 8:03:01 PM PST · by Milagros · 5 replies
    Cmments at D. Pipes ^ | 14 Nov 2022
    Islamists would have you believe their religion unites them. It is false, it only Unites the "Ummah," against the [dhimmi] infidels [kuffars], but not among tnemselves. Though ethnic bigotry existed and exist, Islamizatiom of ethnic frictions perpetuates ever more and "elevates" it as a "holy war," Jihad. Which is why the 2.7 Million Christians: Armenian (1.5), Greek & Assyrians (700,000) were slaughtered [though the Young Turks were Lefty pro secularism, Jihadism was still played.Andrew G. Bostom, The Legacy of Jihad, Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims, 2010, p.667)]. "On November 14, 1914, in Constantinople, capital of the Ottoman...
  • Incoming Israel PM Netanyahu: Normalizing Israeli-Saudi Relations Would End Arab-Israeli Conflict

    11/11/2022 9:28:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Foreign Desk ^ | 11/11/2022 | ELLIOT NAZAR
    Incoming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu said Wednesday that a normalization agreement between Israel and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is within reach and would effectively “end the Arab-Israeli conflict.” The latest statement from the Prime Minister comes as the new conservative coalition vows to confront terrorism in the Middle East and strengthen alliances with Arab allies. Speaking from Israel at an online event hosted by Temple Emanu-El’s Streicker Center, Netanyahu reminded an online audience of nearly 300 people that the Abraham Accords were negotiated by the former Trump administration when he was Israel’s prime minister. The Accords normalized...
  • Sustainability Of The Nile Since The Construction Of The Aswan Dam

    08/24/2022 11:24:34 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Heritage Daily ^ | August 23, 2022 | Julie St Jean
    In the 1950s, a dam was proposed to control the flooding and provide hydroelectric power to Egypt, with construction beginning in 1960. The plan was to form a lake behind the dam that would enable farmers to construct a series of channels for irrigation, prevent cliff erosion and provide a reliable source of drinking water.Prior to the dam’s construction, UNESCO enacted a plan to move historic monuments and structures above the flood waters, including the famous Abu Simbel complex, the temples of Philae island, the temples of Beit el Wali and Kalabsha and the Kiosk of Qertassi near the High...
  • Seedy, not sweet: Ancient melon genome from Libya yields surprising insights into watermelon relative

    08/11/2022 8:09:34 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Washington University in St. Louis ^ | August 1, 2022 | Talia Ogliore
    The oldest known seeds from a watermelon relative, dating back 6,000 years to the Neolithic period, were found during an archaeological dig in Libya. An investigation of these seeds led by biologist Susanne S. Renner at Washington University in St. Louis reveals some surprises about how our ancestors used a predecessor of today’s watermelon...Scientists generally agree that watermelons came from Africa, but exactly where and when watermelons with red, sweet flesh were first domesticated from their wild form is debatable. The most recent data point to watermelon getting its start in the Nile valley, which is consistent with archaeological evidence.However,...
  • In Rare Contact, US Offers Russia Deal for Griner, Whelan

    07/28/2022 5:55:24 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 56 replies
    CBN News (Christian Perspective) ^ | July 28, 2022 | Matthew Lee and Eric Tucker
    The U.S. has offered a deal to Russia aimed at bringing home WNBA star Brittney Griner and another jailed American, Paul Whelan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday. In a sharp reversal of previous policy, Blinken also said he expects to speak with his Kremlin counterpart for the first time since before Russia invaded Ukraine to discuss the deal and other matters. Blinken's comments marked the first time the U.S. government has publicly revealed any concrete action it has taken to secure the release of Griner, who was arrested on drug-related charges at a Moscow airport in February and...
  • Sub-Saharan Africa Facing Severe Food Shortage

    07/14/2022 6:56:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Voice of America ^ | July 12, 2022 | Lisa Schlein
    The International Committee of the Red Cross warns hundreds of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa are going hungry due to conflict, climate shocks, and rising food prices triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The ICRC warns Africa’s food crisis is set to worsen. It says conflict and armed violence, failing harvests due to years of drought, and increases in food and other commodity prices are driving more people into extreme poverty and hunger. A recent U.N. assessment estimates 346 million people on the continent face severe food insecurity, meaning one-quarter of the population does not have enough to eat....
  • Sisi introduces five-axis approach on priority issues to achieve regional stability at Jeddah summit

    07/16/2022 9:51:39 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 7 replies
    “I have wanted to share with you today the five axes on which Egypt’s vision to face current challenges is based to put our region on the road of sustainable and comprehensive stability,” the president said. Arab’s top issue The first axis affirms the importance of reaching a “fair, comprehensive and ultimate” solution to the Palestinian issue on the basis of the two-state solution based on the relevant international resolutions, El-Sisi said. ... Democracy, human rights Second, El-Sisi affirmed the importance of building societies on the foundations of democracy, citizenship, equality, respect for human rights, renouncement of extremist ideologies and...
  • An ex-member of one of the world's most dangerous mercenary groups has gone public

    06/21/2022 2:15:14 PM PDT · by Widget Jr · 38 replies
    National Public Radio, All things Considered. ^ | June 6, 2022 | Eleanor Beardsley
    PARIS — Marat Gabidullin's face is lined from years of exposure to the elements, and his hair is thinning. But at 56, he has the trim physique and muscular arms of a man 30 years younger. He wears a chunky ring bearing the image of a skull.The skull is the symbol of the Wagner Group — a private Russian mercenary force believed to be financed by an oligarch with close ties to President Vladimir Putin. The group is fighting alongside the Russian army in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region. And it's widely believed that at least some of the "little green...
  • US suspends Abraham Accords assistance to Sudan, urges Israel to call for democracy

    06/01/2022 9:47:52 AM PDT · by Angelino97 · 7 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | May 31, 2022 | Ron Kampeas
    The Biden administration has suspended assistance to Sudan, including assistance related to its normalization deal with Israel, and wants Israel to call out the bloody coup that removed the country’s civilian government last year. “The United States is not moving forward at this time with assistance originally committed to Sudan’s civilian-led transitional government in connection with its efforts to improve Sudan’s bilateral relationship with Israel,” a State Department spokesman said in an email Friday in response to a query. “This includes wheat shipments and certain development and trade and investment assistance.” Jewish Insider first reported the development. The spokesman noted...
  • US Navy says new task force to patrol Red Sea amid Yemen war

    04/13/2022 5:44:50 PM PDT · by EBH · 10 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 4/13/22 | JON GAMBRELL
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy said Wednesday it will begin a new task force with allied countries to patrol the Red Sea after a series of attacks attributed to Yemen's Houthi rebels in a waterway that's essential to global trade. Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, who oversees the Navy's Mideast-based 5th Fleet, declined four times to directly name the Iran-backed Houthis in his remarks to journalists announcing the task force. However, the Houthis have launched explosive-laden drone boats and mines into the waters of the Red Sea, which runs from Egypt's Suez Canal in the north, down...
  • WaPo: “U.S. Forces Now on the Ground” in Yemen

    05/29/2016 12:21:27 AM PDT · by hamilton_1800 · 19 replies
    In significant news that has thus far either gone under or outright unreported by the media, U.S. military advisors have “boots on the ground” in Yemen, according to a recent report in the Washington Post by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Missy Ryan: “The Pentagon has placed a small number of U.S. advisors on the ground in Yemen to support Arab forces battling al-Qaeda, military officials said on Friday, signaling a new American role in that country’s multi-sided civil war. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said U.S. personnel had been in the country for about two weeks, supporting Yemeni and...
  • 185 Christians Arrested During Raid in Eritrea

    11/01/2013 4:00:19 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 8 replies
    CharismaNews ^ | 11:30AM EDT 10/31/2013 | Mission Network News
    ... Around 3,000 people flee Eritrea every month, despite a "shoot to kill" policy targeting escapees. Earlier this month, two boats carrying refugees sank off the coast of Italy. One was carrying around 500 people, mostly from Eritrea and Somalia, when it went down. Some 30,100 asylum-seekers arrived on Italy's coastline between January and the end of September. According to a BBC report, 7,500 of them were Eritrean. Release International, a VOMC partner in Eritrea, says 185 believers gathered recently to pray about the exodus. Suddenly, police broke into the house and arrested them all. Church leaders fear this may...
  • Yemen Seizes Sailboat Filled With Weapons, and U.S. Points to Iran

    01/28/2013 10:53:56 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 28, 2013 | THOM SHANKER and ROBERT F. WORTH
    The authorities in Yemen have seized a boat in their territorial waters filled with a large quantity of explosives, weapons and money, according to American officials briefed on the interdiction. The officials said Monday that there were indications that Iran was smuggling the military contraband to insurgents inside Yemen, although they declined to provide details. The captured weapons included surface-to-air missiles used to shoot down civilian and military aircraft, C4 military-grade explosives, 122-millimeter shells, rocket-propelled grenades and bomb-making equipment, including electronic circuits, remote triggers and other hand-held explosives, the statement said. If the weapons turn out to include the Iranian-made...
  • Report: Israeli Spy Satellites Spot Iranian Ship Being Loaded With Rockets For Gaza

    11/25/2012 6:52:11 AM PST · by Strategy · 71 replies
    HAARETZ ^ | November 25, 2012
    Israeli spy satellites have spotted an Iranian ship being loaded with missiles that analysts say may be headed for Gaza, The Sunday Times reported. According to the report, the cargo may include Fajr-5 rockets, like those that were fired by Hamas toward Israel and the stockpiles of which the Israel Defense Forces depleted during the recent round of fighting across the Gaza border, in addition to Shahab-3 ballistic missiles, which could be stationed in Sudan to pose a direct threat to Israel. "With a lot of effort, Iran has skillfully built a strategic arm pointing at Israel from the south,"...
  • (Islamic) Eritrea-trained gunmen killed tourists

    01/18/2012 7:19:18 AM PST · by Milagros · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 17, 2012 | A. Maasho
    Ethiopia says Eritrea-trained gunmen killed touristsTue, Jan 17 2012By Aaron MaashoADDIS ABABA | Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:10am EST ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Two Germans, two Hungarians and an Austrian were killed by gunmen in an attack on tourists in the remote Afar region of northern Ethiopia, the Ethiopian government said on Wednesday.Government spokesman Bereket Simon said a Hungarian and an Italian were wounded while two Germans and two Ethiopians had been kidnapped in the Tuesday attack, that happened in an area prone to banditry and where separatist rebels have operated.
  • Iran Placing Medium-Range Missiles in Venezuela; Can Reach the U.S.

    12/09/2010 9:32:14 AM PST · by MissesBush · 100 replies
    Hudson New York ^ | 12/09/10 | Anna Mahjar-Barducci
    Iran is planning to place medium-range missiles on Venezuelan soil, based on western information sources[1], according to an article in the German daily, Die Welt, of November 25, 2010. According to the article, an agreement between the two countries was signed during the last visit o Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to Tehran on October19, 2010. The previously undisclosed contract provides for the establishment of a jointly operated military base in Venezuela, and the joint development of ground-to-ground missiles. At a moment when NATO members found an agreement, in the recent Lisbon summit (19-20 November 2010), to develop a Missile Defence...
  • Israelis warn of Eritrea flashpoint

    04/19/2009 12:09:07 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies · 506+ views
    The Times ^ | 4/19/2009 | Uzi Mahnaimi, Tel Aviv
    Security sources say Israel and Iran are conducting rival intelligence operations in Eritrea, the poor African state on the Red Sea. The Israelis fear Eritrea could be a flashpoint if Iranian Revolutionary Guards continue to ship arms to militants in Gaza via the Eritrean port of Assab. Israel is said to have two Eritrean bases, one a “listening post” for signals intelligence, the other a supply base for its German-built submarines. In Sudan in February, Israeli drones thought to be based in Eritrea attacked an arms convoy bound for Hamas militants in Gaza, and several Revolutionary Guards escorting the convoy...
  • Russia’s arms sales could go to zero over Ukraine

    05/03/2022 6:09:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Asia Times ^ | March 8, 2022 | Stephen Bryen
    The poor performance of Russian equipment deployed in the Ukraine war is bound to be giving global buyers second thoughts.How can it be that a large Russian army attacking force, capable of causing untold destruction, is being checkmated and systematically devastated by Ukraine’s military, in particular its special forces?And what impact will this have on the Russian army and its industrial backbone, the Russian companies that build the tanks, armored personnel carriers, mobile air defenses and aircraft including fixed-wing and helicopters ­– all of which have suffered extreme losses in the conflict?Russia’s exports consist of various commodities, most prominently wheat,...