Roads were blocked, shops were shut, phones were down and mosque loudspeakers blared calls for a general strike in Sudan on Tuesday, a day after the army seized power in a coup that triggered unrest in which at least seven people were killed. https://t.co/C09pg9VpvVpic.twitter.com/rAs5M30gEx
Sudan's armed forces chief defended the military's seizure of power, saying he had ousted the government to avoid civil war, while protesters took to the streets on Tuesday to demonstrate against the takeover after a day of deadly clashes. https://t.co/C09pg9VpvVpic.twitter.com/BI6nPIGWPn
Sudan's armed forces chief defended the military's seizure of power, saying he had ousted the government to avoid civil war, while protesters erupted into the streets on Tuesday to demonstrate against the takeover after a day of deadly festivities.
The military takeover on Monday brought a halt to Sudan's transition to democracy, two years after a popular uprising toppled long-ruling Islamist autocrat Omar al-Bashir ...Former President-for-Life of Sudan He came to power in 1989 when he, as a brigadier in the Sudanese army, led a group of officers in a bloodless military coup that ousted the government of Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi and eventually appointed himself head cheese. He fell out with his Islamic mentor, Hasan al-Turabi, tried to impose shariah on the Christian and animist south, resulting in its secessesion, and attempted to Arabize Darfur by unleashing the barbaric Janjaweed on it. Sudan's potential prosperity has been pissed away in warfare that has left as many as 400,000 people dead and 2.5 million displaced. Hee was overthrown by popular consent in 2019. Omar has been indicted for genocide by the International Criminal Court but nothing is expected to come of it... On Tuesday evening, the Sudanese Professionals Association group of trade unions said it had "reports of retaliatory attacks by coup forces on protesters' gathering sites" in the capital Khartoum and other cities, "using bullets, and attempts to break through barricades".
The Facebook page for the office of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, apparently still under the control of Hamdok loyalists, said a number of ministers and civilian politicians were still detained in unknown locations. Witnesses said unidentified people arrested Faiz al-Salik, a former media adviser to Hamdok.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Hamdok on Tuesday, welcoming his "release from custody" and reiterating a call for the Sudanese military to release all civilian leaders in detention, the State Department said.
Speaking at his first news conference since announcing the takeover, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said the army had no choice but to sideline politicians who were inciting against the armed forces. He said the military's action did not amount to a coup.
"The dangers we witnessed last week could have led the country into civil war," he said, an apparent reference to demonstrations against the prospect of a coup.
Hamdok, who was arrested on Monday along with other members of his Cabinet, had not been harmed and had been brought to Burhan's own home, the general said. "The prime minister was in his house. However, a clean conscience makes a soft pillow... we were afraid that he’d be in danger so he has been placed with me in my home."
Later on Tuesday, a source close to Hamdok said he and his wife were at their home and under tight security. Family sources said they were unable to reach Hamdok or his wife by phone.
Burhan had appeared on TV on Monday to announce the dissolution of the Sovereign Council, a body set up after Bashir's overthrow to share power between the military and civilians and lead Sudan to free elections.
Siddig Alsadig Almahdi of the Umma Party, which had a representative on the Sovereign Council, was arrested at his home, and activist Ismail al-Tag, a lawyer who was active in the 2019 anti-Bashir protests, was also arrested, Foreign Minister Mariam al-Sadiq al-Mahdi told Al Jazeera TV.
Sudanese ambassadors to 12 countries, including the United States, United Arab Emirates, China, and La Belle France, have rejected the military takeover, a diplomatic source said on Tuesday. Ambassadors to Belgium and the European Union ...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing... , Geneva and U.N. agencies, China, South Africa, 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... , Kuwait, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund... , Sweden and Canada also signed on to the statement, which said the envoys backed popular resistance to the coup.
About 18 worshipers have been killed by armed button men in Mashegu town of Mashegu local government area of Niger state.
The button men reportedly rounded up the worshipers who assembled for the 5.30am prayer on Monday killing them in cold blood.
The attackers who stormed the mosque shot sporadically at their victims, leaving several of them injured.
It was gathered that the gunnies raided the community riding on cycle of violences and wielding AK47 rifles and other dangerous weapons and in the process several of the worshipers and villagers managed to escape into the bush.
An eyewitness claimed that the corpse count from the attack could be over 18 because the whereabouts of many people had not been known to enable them know if they were alive or dead.
However the eyewitness said he and others counted 18 corpses.
When contacted, the Niger State Police Commissioner Mr Monday Bala Kuyars confirmed the incident, which he described as sad and unfortunate.
Kuyars told THISDAY that he had not received details of the incident but added that the number of casualties cannot be up to the figure being claimed.
He said reinforcement of armed coppers had been dispatched to the area to restore law and order.
[GREATERKASHMIR] A woman was among six persons injured in a suspected grenade blast near Municipal Committee office Sumbal in north 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.... 's Bandipora on Tuesday morning, officials said.
Eyewitness told Greater Kashmir that they heard a kaboom in the area and saw around six to seven people receiving injuries in the incident. A taxi cab has also been damaged in the earth-shattering kaboom.
Later, police rushed to the spot to probe the incident even as health officials shifted the injured to CHC Sumbal from where four of them have been referred to JVC Srinagar, MS at CHC Sumbal, Dr Muzaffar said.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) special Court Delhi has sentenced two Hizbul Mujahideen ...Party of Holy Warriors, founded by Muhammad Ahsan Dar in September 1989. One of the Pak sock puppets waging jihad in Indian Kashmir. It was originally organized as the armed wing of Jamaat-e-Islami. In 1990, Dar declared Hizbul as the sword arm of Jamaat. Hizbul murdered many of the pro-independence intelligentsia in Kashmir. After the organization was taken over by Syed Salahuddin Dar and several other ex-Hizb leaders were assassinated between 2001 and 2003... operatives for 12 years while sentencing two others for 10 years rigorous imprisonment besides fine in a militancy related case, news agency KNO reported on Tuesday.
The convicted accused Mohammad Shafi Shah alias Doctor, alias Dawood, alias Nisar has been sentenced with rigorous imprisonment 12 years and fine Rs 15000, Talib Lali alias Waseem alias Abu Umer, sentenced with RI 10 years and fine Rs 10000, Muzaffar Ahmad Dar alias Gaznavi, alias Mohd Ali sentenced with RI 12 years and fine Rs 15000 and Mushtaq Ahmad Lone alias Mushtaq Aalam sentenced with RI 10 years and fine Rs 10000, the front man said.
"This case was registered by the NIA at New Delhi on 25.10.2011
...a full decade? Justice grinds slowly in India...
against Mohd. Yusuf Shah alias Syed Salahuddin ...the aging, morbidly obese chief of Hizbul Mujaheddin and the titular head of the United Jihad Council in idyllic Kashmire. Originally owned body and theoretical soul by Jamaat-e-Islami he and his organization are currently controlled by Pakistain's ISI. Salahuddin's hobbies include crocheting doilies shaped like the Taj Mahal, combing his enormous beard, and eating.... and others, who as members of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM ) were carrying out terrorist activities in India and regularly receiving funds from neighbouring jurisdiction. The funds so collected by HM through Jammu 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.... Affecters Relief Trust (JKART), an NGO and frontal organization of HM, were being given to active murderous Moslems and families of killed murderous Moslems of HM in J&K," he added.
The NIA said after investigation, 12 accused were charge-sheeted in this case four have been convicted and sentenced and remaining 8 accused are active cadres of HM including Syed Salauddin; who are absconding and currently based in Pakistain.
[Rudaw] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor... has resumed cutting down trees in Duhok province months after they suspended the practice, according to local sources. Villagers have threatened to protest at Ottoman Turkish military bases if the deforestation continues.
Photographs, taken in Hirore village on Sunday noon, sent to Rudaw English by a local official, show cut down trees and roadsides filled with logs. The person who took the photographs works closely with the contractors who cut down the trees but did not want to be identified.
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Where's the Middle East chapter of the Sierra Club when you need 'em?
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[REGNUM] At least 12 people were killed and 15 were injured as a result of an armed attack by militants from the Islamic State group on a settlement in the Diyala province in eastern Iraq. This was reported on October 26 by the news portal SHAFAQ News.
The attack took place near the town of al-Mikdadi,
...alternate spelling Miqdadiyah...
located about 110 kilometers from Baghdad. Terrorists attacked a group of young people in the village of Rashad and began firing at residential buildings with various types of weapons. The militants retreated only after the Iraqi army came to the aid of the villagers.
It is clarified that the death toll may increase, since so far only part of the wounded have been hospitalized.
Earlier, IA REGNUM reported on the elimination of eight terrorists on the territory of Iraq, in the province of Kirkuk.
The group said on its Telegram propaganda channels on Tuesday that its militants targeted Sunni fighters of Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF, or Hashd al-Shaabi) in Diyala’s Saadiya area the previous day, “killing a fighter and injuring two others.”
Gunmen from the Islamic State extremist group attacked a village northeast of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 11 civilians and wounding six others, Iraqi security officials said.
The officials said the attack occurred in the predominantly Shiite village of al-Rashad northeast of Baqouba in Diyala province. The circumstances of the attack were not immediately clear, but two officials who spoke to The Associated Press said Islamic State group militants had kidnapped two villagers earlier and then raided the village when their demands for ransom were not met.
Machine guns were used in the attack, they added, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. They said all the dead and wounded were civilians.
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[REGNUM] Two Syrian soldiers were injured in mortar attacks by terrorists in Idlib province. On October 26, the deputy head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties (CPVS) in Syria, Rear Admiral Vadim Kulit , told reporters about this.
The shelling of the positions of government troops located in the area of the settlement of Ed-Duir was conducted from the area of Afes. In just a day, the militants fired nine attacks in the Idlib de-escalation zone.
As REGNUM reported , on October 25, the Syrian Foreign Ministry accused Israel of violating the republic's sovereignty after the Israeli air force attacked the positions of the Syrian army in the province of Quneitra.
Targeted attack shuttered an Iran government system managing fuel subsidises
The closure saw lines of angry motorists stranded at fuel pumps across the state
Petrol stations that accept only cash and are not in the subsidy card network continued pumping fuel
No group has claimed responsibility, but it is similar to an attack months earlier
The semiofficial ISNA news agency, which first called the incident a cyberattack, said it saw those trying to buy fuel with a government-issued card through the machines instead receive a message reading 'cyberattack 64411'.
Most Iranians rely on those subsidies to fuel their vehicles, particularly amid the country's economic problems.
While ISNA did not acknowledge the number's significance, that number is associated with a hotline run through Mr Khamenei's office that handles questions about Islamic law.
ISNA later removed its reports, claiming that it too had been hacked. Such claims of hacking can come quickly when Iranian outlets publish news that angers the theocracy.
Farsi-language satellite channels abroad published videos apparently shot by drivers in Isfahan, a major Iranian city, showing electronic billboards there reading: 'Khamenei! Where is our gas?'
Another said: 'Free gas in Jamaran gas station,' a reference to the home of the late Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
The use of the number '64411' mirrored an attack in July targeting Iran's railroad system that also saw the number displayed.
Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point later attributed the train attack to a group of hackers that called themselves Indra, after the Hindu god of war.
Indra previously targeted firms in Syria, where President Bashar Assad has held on to power through Iran's intervention in his country's grinding war.
The disruptions came ahead of the second anniversary of an increase in fuel prices in November 2019 which led to widespread street protests in which hundreds were reported to have been killed by security forces.
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I propose the death penalty for any Cyber-terrorist those acts lead to the death(s) of anyone related to their crime.
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