[AlAhram] A Cairo criminal court placed on Wednesday 319 defendants who are members of the ISIS affiliate Ansar Beit al-Maqdis terrorist organization on the country's terror list.
The defendants are charged in a 2017 case with adopting the ideology of the ISIS terrorist group, carrying out terrorist attacks, as well as accusing members of the Armed Forces, police, and Christians of being infidels as a justification for killing them.
The court also removed 14 people from the terror list in a 2014 terrorism-related case.
The 14 people cleared were among 1,538 Moslem Brüderbund members accused of providing financial assistance to Ansar Beit al-Maqdis.
[ARABNEWS] Al Jazeera Arabic has come under fire for "normalizing terrorism" in its coverage of an attack on the French embassy in Burkina Faso ...The country in west Africa that they put where Upper Volta used to be. Its capital is Oogadooga, or something like that. Its president is currently Blaise Compaoré, who took office in 1987 and will leave office feet first, one way or the other... Two attacks in the capital Ouagadougou, one of them targeting the French embassy, left 16 dead and at least 80 maimed last week. An affiliate of al-Qaeda grabbed credit.
Ghanem Nuseibeh, founder of Cornerstone Global, a management consultancy focused on the Middle East, claims Al Jazeera reporting on the Burkina Faso terrorist attack was skewed.
"Al Jazeera Arabic . . . refuses to call al-Qaeda "terrorists," instead says "whom authorities describe as terrorists," he tweeted. "Common with Al Jazeera normalizing terrorism in eyes of its readers."
Soddy Arabia ...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face... , Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt cut ties with Qatar ...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi... last June claiming the country supported international terror networks and that the Doha-based Al Jazeera broadcaster was a propaganda tool of that support.
Qatar and Al Jazeera deny the claims.
Abdellatif El-Menawy, an Egyptian media analyst, said the coverage of the attack served as a reminder that "Aljazeera has always been a platform for al-Qaeda."
After the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks in the US, Al Jazeera’s Arabic-language channel was accused of being a "mouthpiece" for the late Osama bin Laden ... who is now among the dear departed, though not among the dearest... , because of its willingness to air al-Qaeda video messages and what was perceived by some as an anti-American bias.
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[ARABNEWS] The launching of Iranian missiles at Soddy Arabia ...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face... from Yemen ...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic... is "unacceptable" and Tehran’s role in the country should be constrained, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said.
In an interview with Arab News’ sister newspaper Asharq al-Awsat, Johnson said Britannia understood "Saudi Arabia’s need to defend itself and we understand his Royal Highnesses desire to protect his country."
"It’s unacceptable that Iranian missiles are being used against Saudi Arabia and we wish to see an end to that," the foreign secretary said.
Saudi Arabia, which is leading an Arab military coalition in Yemen in support of government forces against Iran-backed rebels, has been targeted by missiles fired across the border. Many are shorter range, hitting areas near the border, but the Houthis have increasingly launched longer range ballistic missiles, including several targeting Riyadh that were shot down.
UN experts in January reported they had "identified missile remnants" and other military equipment brought into Yemen of Iranian origin that violated an arms embargo.
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What, no strongly-worded letter yet? Perhaps it is under review by the Legal Department?
[ARABNEWS] Britannia and Soddy Arabia ...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face... set out an ambition to build £65 billion ($90.29 billion) of trade and investment ties in coming years, the prime minister’s office said on Wednesday, calling the agreement a vote of confidence in the British economy ahead of Brexit.
"The meeting agreed a landmark ambition for around 65 billion pounds of mutual trade and investment opportunities over the coming years, including direct investment in the UK and new Saudi public procurement with UK companies," a spokeswoman from Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said in a statement.
"This is a significant boost for UK prosperity and a clear demonstration of the strong international confidence in our economy as we prepare to leave the European Union ...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing... Prime Minister Theresa May discussed bilateral relations with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salmani.
The meeting at 10 Downing Street was preceded by a meeting with the Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham palace.
The PM office released a statement detailing the discussion between the two delegations.
PM May and the Saudi crown prince agreed on the importance of working together to counter Iran’s destabilising regional activity.
On Yemen, London and Riyadh agreed on the importance of full and unfettered humanitarian and commercial access, including ports access. PM May agreed with Mohammed Bin Salman that a political solution is only way to end the conflict and humanitarian suffering in Yemen.
[AnNahar] A teenage asylum seeker accused of planting a bomb on a London Underground train told British authorities he was trained "how to kill" in Iraq by the Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems.... group, a court heard on Wednesday.
...the problematic foster child who gave his name in full to the court as 'Ahmed Hassan Mohammad Ali'. The known wolf had been referred several months previously to a government potential jihadi de-radicalization program...
18, denied he was sent to Europe ...also known as Moslem Lebensraum... to work for the jihadist group but said they took him by force and "they trained us on how to kill", before Iraqi soldiers freed him, according to details revealed at the start of his trial.
Hassan, who arrived in Britannia in October 2015, denies attempted murder and using the chemical compound TATP to cause an kaboom on a packed Tube train on September 15.
Many commuters suffered serious burns or were crushed in the stampede after the blast during the morning rush hour, at Parsons Green station in south-west London.
Prosecutor Alison Morgan said it could have been far worse, telling jurors: "Had the device fully detonated, it is inevitable that serious injury and significant damage would have been caused within the carriage."
Hassan claimed asylum when he arrived in Britannia on the back of a lorry traveling through the Channel Tunnel from La Belle France, saying he was in fear of the Islamic State group.
He revealed his recruitment and training -- as part of a group of around 1,000 people -- in an interview with British interior ministry officials in 2016, the court heard.
Hassan was living with foster parents
...who’d been given an MBE for their work, but gave up on fostering after Hassans’s arrest...
in Surrey, outside London, when he decided to attack the train, prosecutors said.
He researched online how to make explosives, ordering an ingredient on Amazon, and bought screwdrivers, knives and nails for shrapnel from supermarkets.
He set a timer and left the bomb before getting off one station before Parsons Green, the court heard.
Hassan was tossed in the calaboose Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'! at the southern English port of Dover, with £2,320 (2,595 euros, $3,218) in cash, and told police he was responsible for the device, prosecutors said.
[IsraelTimes] Germany is extending six overseas military missions, including its longrunning operation in Afghanistan.
The Cabinet agrees to increase the maximum number of troops deployed as part of the international "Resolute Support" mission by 320 to 1,300.
The German army has its headquarters in Afghanistan in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif and a large base near the central city of Kunduz.
Government front man Steffen Seibert says the number of German troops involved combating the Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems.... group in Iraq will be reduced to 800, but the military training mission will be expanded to include the Iraqi army. Previously training was only provided to Kurdish forces fighting IS.
The Cabinet also extends the German military’s missions in Mali, Darfur, South Sudan and the NATO ...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all.... -led "Sea Guardian" operation in the Mediterranean.
[ARABNEWS] A third woman has accused Tariq Ramadan, the grand son of the Moslem Brüderbund’s founder of rape, a month after he was indicted over similar charges and remanded into custody, judicial sources told AFP on Wednesday.
The French Moslem woman, who wants to remain anonymous and uses the pseudonym "Marie," claims to have suffered multiple rapes in La Belle France, Brussels and London between 2013 and 2014.
She has accused Ramadan, 55, of subjecting her to violent and sexually degrading acts during a dozen meetings, often in hotels at the sidelines of conferences.
"Marie tried in vain to escape the influence of Mr. Ramadan who did not stop threatening her," according to a judicial source, discussing the period between February 2013 and June 2014.
Ramadan, a scholar, and Oxford University professor whose grandfather founded Egypt’s Moslem Brüderbund movement, was detained on February 2 over charges he raped two Moslem women in La Belle France, which he denies.
French authorities ordered Ramadan to be placed in jug after he was charged, judging him a flight risk.
His lawyers unsuccessfully proposed handing over his Swiss passport, bail of 50,000 euros ($62,000) and daily check-ins at a cop shoppe to secure his release.
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[DAWN] Kashmiri men, women and kiddies marched through the city on Tuesday, calling upon Islamabad to extend military support to the ongoing freedom movement in India-held Kashmire (IHK).
The rally, organised by the Pasban-e-Hurriyat Jammu Kashmire, condemned the killing of six young men by Indian troops in Shopian.
On Sunday, four people were rubbed out by the Indian army in Shopian during an alleged exchange of fire with a myrmidon. The next day, two more bodies were found, raising the toll to six and triggering widespread protests in the area. Protesters claimed that India had given her army a licence to kill Kashmiris in an attempt to suppress them.
"For the last seven decades, Kashmiris have been calling upon the United Nations ...boodling on the grand scale... and international community to let them live a peaceful life but to no avail," said PHJK’s Uzair Ahmed Ghazali while speaking at the rally. "The silence of the world body and others has encouraged India to go ahead with its killing spree in Kashmire," he said.
"We have enough political, moral and diplomatic support [from Pakistain] but that’s not working anymore. A lot of blood has been shed in IHK and now the people are desperately calling for the Pak military’s support without further ado," he added.
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[DAWN] The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday directed the federal and Punjab 1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots.... governments not to arrest or put Jamaat-ud-Dawa ...the front organization of Lashkar-e-Taiba... chief Hafiz Saeed ...founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba and its false-mustache offshoot Jamaat-ud-Dawa. The United Nations declared the JuD a terrorist organization in 2008 and Hafiz Saeed a terrorist as its leader. Hafiz, JuD and LeT are wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Pak intel apparatus, so that amounted to squat... under house arrest until further orders, DawnNewsTV reported.
Saeed on Jan 23 moved the court against his possible arrest, arguing that the government, under alleged pressure from the United States and India, wanted to arrest him. The court had directed the governments not to arrest him, and ordered them to submit their replies regarding the petitioner's allegations.
The centre and Punjab governments, however, failed to submit their replies, and in today's hearing requested the court for more time to do so.
The court expressed dismay over the respondents' failure to comply with orders, and Justice Ameenuddin Khan, who heard the case today, directed the counsel for both governments to file replies in the case by April 4.
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[DAWN] Deaths and injuries linked to militancy have dropped in Pakistain for the third consecutive year, with 21 per cent fewer incidents in 2017 than in the previous year, a security think-tank says.
Some 2,057 people were killed and 2,074 maimed for a total of 4,131 casualties over the year, according to a report by the Islamabad-based Centre for Research and Security Studies read on Wednesday. That continued the trend from 2016, in which 2,613 people bit the dust due to violence and 1,714 were maimed. In 2015, 4,647 people were killed and 1,927 injured, the group's figures show.
The dramatic improvement in security came after the army launched an operation in June 2014 to wipe out myrmidon bases in the northwestern tribal areas and end a bloody insurgency that has cost thousands of civilian lives since 2004.
It has involved a series of military offensives as well as some attempts to block the myrmidons' sources of funding. Those efforts were in the spotlight again when a global terror financing monitor voted last month to put Pakistain on a watchlist.
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[IsraelTimes] Interior minister now permitted to cancel permits over 'breach of trust' to the State of Israel
The Knesset on Wednesday enacted a law permitting the interior minister to revoke the permanent residency status of East Jerusalem residents who are found to have committed actions constituting a "breach of trust" to the State of Israel.
A government bill, and a similar proposal by Likud MK Amir Ohana, sailed through the plenum in second and third readings with 48 in favor, 16 opposed, and six abstentions.
The new law will give Interior Minister Aryeh Deri the authority to strip the residency of Paleostinians with ties to terrorist groups, convicted terrorists, would-be attackers, or those convicted of treason, according to the proposed legal definition of "breach of trust."
It would also likely apply to East Jerusalem Paleostinians who have attacked IDF soldiers, which Israeli law defines as a terror offense.
The proposal came after the High Court of Justice in September ruled the Interior Ministry did not have the right to revoke the permanent residency status of four Paleostinian parliamentarians with ties to the Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood,, terror group, which it had done 10 years earlier for "breach of trust." In its decision, the court also stalled the implementation of its ruling for six months, in order to give the Knesset the opportunity to pass legislation that would grant the ministry the authority to revoke residency status.
The Knesset law appears to apply only to longstanding East Jerusalem residents, namely those who, upon their birth, had a parent with permanent residency, or residents who have held permanent residency for over 15 years. An interior minister decision to strip residency may be appealed, the law says.
Israel annexed what had been the Jordanian-controlled East Jerusalem and Old City after 1967’s Six Day War and offered permanent residency status to the area’s inhabitants. East Jerusalem residents generally have Israeli papers that enable them to travel freely about the city and enjoy the social benefits awarded to Israeli citizens.
The law would also apply to Golan Heights residents who hold permanent residency rather than citizenship.
In his opening remarks upon presenting his bill, Ohana said it was meant to target Hamas members living in East Jerusalem who are eligible for Israeli welfare benefits.
Interior ministers have for several years been taking action to revoke the residency of terror accomplices and suspects involved in terror activities, as well as their relatives.
In January 2017, Deri said he had ordered his office to revoke the residency of 10 relatives of a Paleostinian terrorist who had killed four soldiers in a truck-ramming attack in Jerusalem. A year earlier, Deri revoked the residency rights of four Paleostinians charged with taking part in deadly attacks in Jerusalem.
In 2011, the Knesset passed a law proposed by Yisrael Beytenu MK David Rotem that allows for revoking the citizenship of Israelis convicted of terrorism or espionage.
[ARABNEWS] The Paleostinian parliament will convene next month for a rare session and discuss US President Donald Trump ...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States... ’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a US policy change that outraged Paleostinians, an official said on Wednesday.
The 700-member body last met in 2009, in what was termed an emergency session, to replace six of the 18 members of the Executive Committee of the Paleostine Liberation Organization (PLO), the largest party in the parliament.
"The Paleostinian National Council (PNC) will convene on April 30th, to discuss challenges to the Paleostinian cause, especially after the US decision against Jerusalem," PLO official Wasel Abu Youssef told Rooters, using parliament’s formal name.
[ARABNEWS] Arab foreign ministers insisted on Wednesday that Jerusalem must be the capital of a future Paleostinian state, even as the US prepares to move its embassy there in a step that has angered the Arab world.
A ministerial meeting held in the Egyptian capital Cairo brought together foreign ministers from the Arab League ...an organization of Arabic-speaking states with 22 member countries and four observers. The League tries to achieve Arab consensus on issues, which usually leaves them doing nothing but a bit of grimacing and mustache cursing... member-states. It came amid a wave of anger at US President Donald Trump ...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States... ’s decision in December to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the embassy there, sparking protests in the West Bank and Gazoo Strip at the time.
In their final statement, the ministers endorsed a peace plan presented by Paleostinian President the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas ... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial... to the United Nation Security Council in February and his call for an international peace conference by mid-2018 with the key goals of full UN membership for the state of Paleostine and a timeframe for a two-state solution.
The plan calls for mutual recognition by the states of Israel and Paleostine based on 1967 borders, and formation of "an international multilateral mechanism" to assist the two parties in resolving all final status issues and implementing them within a set time frame.
"The Arab league has already decided to stand against the negative consequences of the American dangerous and illegal decision of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and recognizing the occupied city as a capital of Israel," said Arab League chief Ahmed Aboul-Gheit in a televised presser.
[DAWN] A Rakhine Buddhist leader facing treason charges linked to deadly riots appeared in a Myanmar court on Wednesday, a case that has aggravated ethnic tensions in a region also roiled by the crackdown on Rohingya Moslems.
Rakhine state has seethed with ethnic hatreds for years, with the persecution of the Rohingya minority culminating in a ruthless army campaign against them that started last August and sparked a mass exodus.
Yet the Buddhist Rakhine community, some of whom are accused of aiding soldiers in the crackdown, has also frequently clashed with the central government and tensions have soared since riots rocked a Rakhine town in January.
Aye Maung, once the chairman of an ethnic Rakhine political party, was locked away Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit! after the unrest for allegedly making an inflammatory speech against the central government.
State-backed media said he railed against the government for treating Rakhine people as "slaves" and said it was the "right time" for the community to launch an armed struggle.
The following day ethnic Rakhine protesters briefly seized a government building in Mrauk U, an ethnic Rakhine town.
Police opened fire on the mob and killed seven people, souring already bitter relations between the community and local authorities.
[Ynet] Iran has increased its missile production three-fold, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander said Wednesday, according to the Fars news service.
The commander did not explain during what time period the production increase had taken place.
"In the past we had to do a lot of explaining to various bodies for our actions but it's not like that anymore," Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the head of the Guards' aerospace division said, according to Fars.
"Our production has increased three-fold compared to the past," he said, referring to missiles.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
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