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Africa Horn
Sudan's Rebels Want Role in Transitional Government
[AAWSAT] A Sudanese rebel alliance said Wednesday it should be represented in the transitional government formed by the military and the pro-democracy movement.

Yesir Arman, a bigwig in the Sudan Revolutionary Front, told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named that the transitional government should end the long-running war in Darfur and integrate the rebels into the armed forces as part of an "agenda of peace."

Sudan has been convulsed by rebellions in its far-flung provinces for decades. A cease-fire has held since the military overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir
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Posted by: Fred || 08/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [150 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan

#1  Why would anybody want the former dictator to go live in comfort until the end of his trial and inevitable acquittal? How stupid is that? The military will end up shooting him at some point, as he no doubt deserves.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 08/15/2019 11:01 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Tunisia Electoral Commission Approves 26 Presidential Candidates
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Posted by: Fred || 08/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Arabia
New #Turkish Military Base in #Qatar Set to Be Inaugurated in Autumn
[TWITTER] New #Ottoman Turkish Military Base in #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...
Set to Be Inaugurated in Autumn https://t.co/offJmsvaeb pic.twitter.com/euZDq6dhqs— Asharq al-Awsat English (@aawsat_eng) August 14, 2019

Posted by: Fred || 08/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  MoBros stick together
Posted by: Frank g || 08/15/2019 11:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Does 'inaugurated' mean the same as 'irradiated'? Asking for a friend.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/15/2019 14:12 Comments || Top||


Stated in black & white in their statement of fealty the Houthis are a proxy
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Posted by: Fred || 08/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Europe
Germany: Former 3-star general slams Merkel for pro-mass migration policies
[VOE] Joachim Wundrak, a former three-star general, announced that he’s going to run for mayor of Hanover as a member of Alternative for Germany (AfD) party after harshly criticizing Chancellor Merkel’s pro-mass migration policies.

According to the Swiss newspaper Neue Zurcher Zeitung, the former general, who was once a party member of Merkel’s centrist Christian Democratic Union (CDU), blamed the globalist front woman for facilitating "anti-German", pro-mass migration policies.

Wundrak explained during an interview with the Swiss newspaper that he decided to leave the CDU in 2017 because Merkel failed to recognize and take into serious consideration the mistakes she made during the migrant crisis in 2015.

He also mentioned that in 2018, after retiring as a general in the Luftwaffe, he took a serious risk by joining the national populist AfD since "Anyone who confesses to supporting the AfD is bullied and marginalised. They also get into the focus of Antifa."

The extreme-left Antifa organization have often targeted AfD party members. While some of its members advocate for the outright assassination of AfD politicians, others don’t shy away from taking credit for brutal attacks on AfD politicians, as was the case in the vicious beating of AfD politician Frank Magnitz early this year.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/15/2019 07:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [240 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Kinda late to the party.
Posted by: European Conservative || 08/15/2019 14:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Kinda late to the party.

Maybe he sees which way the the wind is blowing.
Posted by: jpal || 08/15/2019 18:44 Comments || Top||


Rome Court Overrides #Salvini, Says #Migrant Ship Can Enter Italy's Waters
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Posted by: Fred || 08/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [277 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Salvini should hire a mobster to have the judge "disappear". This is freaking ridiculous.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 08/15/2019 10:57 Comments || Top||

#2  You probably don't have disappear him - just check what's in his closet.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/15/2019 11:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Or who is in his closet.
Posted by: Snavimble Bucket1794 || 08/15/2019 13:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Maybe, if it were burnt to the waterline.
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/15/2019 13:56 Comments || Top||

#5  Let Fredo handle it - jeeze he'll know what to do.

Posted by: jpal || 08/15/2019 19:31 Comments || Top||

#6  jpal, yeah. I mean he's a CNN anchor! He's SMART!!!
/sarcasm
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 08/15/2019 19:52 Comments || Top||

#7  Let them dock and then seize the ship pursuant to a full and comprehensive survey to see if they are in full code compliance to carry passengers.
Posted by: magpie || 08/15/2019 20:22 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
OIC expresses concern over India's denial of Kashmiris' religious rights
[DAWN] The General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Wednesday expressed concern over the curtailment of religious freedoms of Moslems in Indian-occupied Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
, terming it a "serious violation of international human rights
...which are usually open to widely divergent definitions...
law".

It denounced the "complete lockdown" imposed by Indian forces in Indian Kashmire even on the occasion of Eidul Azha, when Moslems in the region were prevented from participating in a religious congregation.

"Denial of religious rights constitutes a serious violation of international human rights law and is an affront to Moslems across the world," a tweet by the OIC official account said.


Posted by: Fred || 08/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [179 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

#1  No ones religious rights matter except muslims. There fixed that for ya.
Posted by: chris || 08/15/2019 9:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Twice every year, these abduls take over every road, public place, park and street for prayers. Everything within a half to two mile radius, depending on their numbers around every major mosque becomes their personal space. And his type of prayer is not prescribed, it's just a "see-how-many-we-be" thing with them.

So this year we passed an ordinance adding the encroachment of roads and public places for religious activities to the law for public nuisance. They had to do their ostrich thing within their homes, rooftops and mosques. We effectively banned islamic collective prayer in public places. Traffic was smoother, no jams and no crime on Eid.

If they are now seen on the road, still making some renegade statement because some motherf↻ckers will yet ice-skate uphill, they are caught and their ass cheeks beaten red.

Is that really so bad ? Are we really evil, unreasonable men ? I mean, come on.



"Here's your rights ! Whine to the OIC, you dog ! Whine !!"

When the islamist decries the state for crushing his rights he's actually implying that the state is pressuring him to abide by laws. The islamist is not a social compact member but an infiltrator, a scavenger who'll become a ravager the moment you empower him.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/15/2019 10:10 Comments || Top||


'Every brick will be countered with a stone,' PM Imran warns Modi against action in AJK
[DAWN] Prime Minister Imran Khan
...aka The Great Khan, who ain't the brightest knife in the national drawer...
, while addressing a special session of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
legislative assembly on Wednesday, warned Indian premier Narendra Modi that any action by India in Pakistain would be countered with a stronger response.

Agreeing with the AJK prime minister, Raja Farooq Haider, who in his speech in the AJK parliament had said India would also look to create trouble in Pakistain after Kashmir, Prime Minister Imran said: "This will not stop in Kashmir ‐ this hate-filled ideology will come towards Pakistain."

"We have information and we have had two National Security Committee (NSC) meetings. The Pakistain Army has full knowledge that India has made a plan to take action in AJK," he shared in his address during what was his first visit to the region since becoming the prime minister in 2018. "Like the action they took in Balakot after Pulwama, according to our information, they have made a more horrendous plan now.

"To shift the world's focus away from occupied Kashmir, they want to take action in AJK."

Posted by: Fred || 08/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Bricks and stones
may break my bones,
But that's hardly
the basis for a geopolitical discussion.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/15/2019 0:33 Comments || Top||

#2  They had loudly proclaimed

"Nothing happened in Balakot. It was all India posturing."

So now, we're horrendous attackers, eh ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/15/2019 1:58 Comments || Top||


ANP leader receive death threats
[DAWN] PESHAWAR: The Awami National Party
founded by Abdul Wali Khan in 1986. Part of the PPP-led cabinet 2008-13. The ANP is considered left wing, advocating for secularism, democratic socialism, public sector government, and economic egalitarianism....
’s provincial general secretary and elected member of the provincial assembly from Buner district, Sardar Hussain Babak, received a death threat letter from a purported bad boy organization on Eid day.

Sardar Hussain Babak, who belongs to a political family of Totalai in Buner district, has won general elections from his constituency three times and survived three attacks.

"I received a death threat letter on Eid day - as Eid gift ‐ perhaps," said Mr Babak, who was in his hometown to celebrate the religious occasion.
Posted by: Fred || 08/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Bilawal raises doubts over govt’s sincerity with Kashmir cause
[DAWN] Raising doubts over government’s sincerity with the Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
cause, Pakistain Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has said the government is "not supporting the Kashmiris in an effective way".

Speaking at a presser on Tuesday, he said the government’s decision "not to move the United Nations
...an organization which on balance has done more bad than good, with the good not done well and the bad done thoroughly...
Security Council" on the Kashmir issue and sending Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Wormtongue Qureshi
...a Pak political shape-changer. He is undistinguished except for his habit of periodically needing to have his lips reattached...
to Azad Jammu and Kashmir (on Eid day) in place of PM Imran Khan
...aka The Great Khan, who ain't the brightest knife in the national drawer...
had exposed its "insincerity" with the Kashmir cause.

The PPP chief said Indian PM Narendra Modi and PM Khan were on the same page as both were bent upon tyrannising people. "Modi is committing oppression and tyranny in Kashmir while Imran Khan is doing so against the opposition in Pakistain."

Pakistain would have to send a clear message to the Kashmiris that every Pak was with them at this difficult time and the nation was ready to go to war if needed for the Kashmir cause, he said.

He expressed concern over the foreign minister’s recent remarks that many countries would not support Pakistain over the Kashmir issue in the UN Security Council. "We should not stop ourselves from filing an application in the UN Security Council by assuming that there will be some opposition in the world body."

Posted by: Fred || 08/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [182 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


PML-N activist arrested, charged with sedition
[DAWN] MINGORA: A female leader of the Pakistain Moslem League-Nawaz (PML-N) was arrested on sedition charges, police said on Tuesday.

Swat
...a valley and an administrative district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistain, located 99 mi from Islamabad. It is inhabited mostly by Pashto speakers. The place has gone steadily downhill since the days when Babe Ruth was the Sultan of Swat...
police had detained Nasim Akhtar a few days ago for allegedly raising slogans against the Pakistain Army during a protest demonstration.

The police said the first information report (FIR) against her was registered under Sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 121 (waging war against Pakistain), 124A (sedition) of the Pakistain Penal Code and Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act.

"She raised slogans against the state institutions, including Pakistain Army, and was inciting others. Today, she was presented before a local court after initial investigations. The court sent her to Timergara prison on judicial remand," said Falak Naz, a policeman at the Mingora cop shoppe.

Ms Akhtar is an active worker of the PML-N and participates in various social activities in the city. Recently, she organised a rally at Nishat Chowk in Mingora against the arrest of Maryam Nawaz.

PML-N leaders in Swat said they would take up Ms Akhtar’s case in courts.
Posted by: Fred || 08/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Indian court acquits 6 of killing Muslim dairy farmer in cow vigilante case
[ARABNEWS] An Indian court on Wednesday acquitted six men of the killing of a 55-year-old Moslem dairy farmer, citing lack of evidence, raising questions over the prosecution’s failure to make its case despite videos of a crowd beating him in the street.

The 2017 attack on Pehlu Khan and his two sons in the western state of Rajasthan by a suspected mob of cow vigilantes caused public outrage and demands for swift action.

Videos shot on mobile phones showed Khan begging for mercy as the crowd set upon him after stopping his truck with cows in the back. He died but his sons survived.

In Hindu-majority India, many consider cows sacred and killing the animal is outlawed in most states.

Since 2014 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power, Moslem organizations have complained about Moslems coming under attack amid a resurgence in right-wing Hindu activism.

Hukum Singh Sharma, a defense lawyer, said the court in the town of Alwar had freed the six accused because the prosecution could not link them to the attack on Khan.

"Police had picked up innocent people and all the six accused were framed because of political reasons," Singh said.

The court did not accept the video evidence, Yogendra Singh, the prosecution lawyer, told NDTV news channel.

The court heard the testimonies of more than 40 witnesses, including Khan’s two sons.

Khan had told the crowd he was bringing the cows from a cattle fair, but they had screamed that he was planning to slaughter the cattle for beef.

Some prominent Indians took to Twitter to vent their anger over the acquittal.

"Utterly Shameful! This is a lynching that was caught on camera!!! We live in a state of utter anarchy it seems.. the law, the constitution, even evidence it seems are meaningless. Dark dark times!! #PehluKhan," said Swara Bhasker, an activist and a film actor.

Shama Mohammed, a spokeswoman for India’s opposition Congress party, branded the court decision "a gross travesty of justice."

India’s Moslem minority engages in the trade of cattle for slaughter and consumption, chiefly of buffalo meat, as well as dairy purposes.
Posted by: Fred || 08/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [185 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It was the will of Allah.
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 08/15/2019 1:49 Comments || Top||

#2  That's not all. Police charged the very dead Pehlu Khan with theft and illegal trafficking of cows for slaughter. It still remains to be proved if he was a dairy farmer or a cattle thief.

Sad, but it's either this or a Xinjiang. Or, they should convert, if they find life so hard as muzz.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/15/2019 2:07 Comments || Top||

#3  Or maybe move on to a region where such behavior is more acceptable.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/15/2019 4:46 Comments || Top||

#4  ...Minneapolis?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/15/2019 7:19 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Human Rights Watch finds pollution, mismanagement and corruption at the root of Iraqi oil city Basra’s water woes
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Posted by: Fred || 08/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [351 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

#1  Not unlike New Jersey.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/15/2019 0:22 Comments || Top||

#2  HRW is suddenly credible? Why is this here? They are confirmed liars about the same credibility as CNN.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 08/15/2019 2:43 Comments || Top||

#3  Poor Ferd was naive and unsubtle,
An easy old bull to befuddle,
So things in his feed
With which Herb disagreed
Were obscured by a bitter rebuttal.


Posted by: Dopey Phatle7682 || 08/15/2019 4:39 Comments || Top||

#4  A few slaps on the wrist,
soon the ol' chary grist,
was not even missed.
But Herb did resign,
though by grudgy design,
to the daily butt of scuttle.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/15/2019 5:29 Comments || Top||

#5  At least he is checking sources now, instead of complaining about the FDA wasting resources investigating the cause/effect of vaping and looking like a cheese bag.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/15/2019 11:52 Comments || Top||

#6  Mismanagement, corruption, and just tossing things anywhere in an Arab country?! Why, I've never heard of such a thing!
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 08/15/2019 22:06 Comments || Top||

#7  So basically Flint.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/15/2019 22:26 Comments || Top||



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