Religion of Pieces
[Khaama Press] The Taliban militants have beheaded the acting chief of the regional human rights commission of Ghor province of Afghanistan. The local officials confirmed that the Taliban militants beheaded Abdul Samad Amiri, the acting chief of the regional human rights commission of Ghor province earlier today.
Deputy provincial governor of Ghor Habibullah Radmanish confirmed that the dead body of Mr. Amiri was discovered along the Kabul-Ghor highway on Thursday morning. Radmanish further added that the Taliban militants had abducted Mr. Amiri from Jalrez district of Maidan Wardak province three days earlier.
Meanwhile, officials in Independent Human Rights Commission of Afghanistan have said that Mr. Amiri was not decapitated but the militants shot him to death after abducting him.
The Taliban group has not commented in this regard so far.
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[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] New Zealand authorities say they found more than a half ton of methamphetamine hidden inside a shipment of 60 electric motors from Thailand.
Customs Investigations Manager Bruce Berry told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named on Friday they believe a sophisticated Canadian narco mob is behind the shipment. He said they have been tracking two Canadians for several months who they believe were sent separately to New Zealand to receive and sell the drugs.
Two Canadian men in their mid-20s and one New Zealand man have been arrested and charged with importing and possessing methamphetamine. They each face a maximum sentence of life imprisonment if convicted. Berry said international criminal organizations are looking for new markets and New Zealand has proved attractive to them.
[DAWN] Indian authorities booked a political leader and activist from 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.... , Shehla Rashid, under sedition charges over her tweets in which she had said that Indian armed forces tortured civilians and ransacked houses in the disputed territory after its special status was revoked, The Wire reported on Friday.
Rashid, a leader of the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement, called the charges "frivolous, politically motivated and a pathetic attempt to silence" her.
The activist had been a prominent student leader in the Jawaharlal Nehru University and had served as the vice-president of the students’ union there.
She was also charged for spreading "fake news" with the intention to "malign the image of Indian Army", police told PTI on Friday.
Last month, Rashid took to Twitter and in a series of tweets alleged that Indian armed forces entered houses in Indian Kashmire at night and "ransacked" them. She also alleged that they "interrogated" four Kashmiri people in a camp in Shopian.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Israeli forces rubbed out two Paleostinian teenagers including a 14-year-old boy during protests along the Gazoo ...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response... -Israel border on Friday, Paleostinian health officials said.
They named the dead as Khaled al-Rabai, 14, and Ali al-Ashqar, 17. Seventy protesters were maimed, 38 of them by live fire, medical officials said.
An Israeli military front man said that troops guarding the border were faced with more than 6,000 demonstrators at several points along the fence, some hurling bombs and Molotov cocktails.
He said that some briefly managed to cross the fence before returning to Gaza, and that Israeli forces responded with riot dispersal measures. The front man did not comment on the deaths.
MANILA (Reuters) - An explosion at a public market in the southern Philippines wounded at least seven people early on Saturday, the fourth blast in that area in 13 months, the military said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, but a militant group operating in the mostly Christian city of Isulan in the province of Sultan Kudarat was among the suspects, military said.
The latest blast comes at a time of heightened tensions in the volatile southern Philippines after three incidents in the past year authorities said were suicide bombings by militants linked to the Islamic State.
Video footage showed Saturday’s blast occurred in a parking space for motorcycles. A suspected improvised explosive device was placed beside a parked motorcycle, Major Arvin Encinas, a regional military spokesman, told reporters.
In April, a bombing by suspected members of a pro-Islamic State militant group injured at least 18 people in a restaurant in Sultan Kudarat in Mindanao region.
Mindanao is troubled by banditry and armed rebellions that keep large parts of the region mired in poverty and instability.
Islamist militants operate in the south of the predominantly Roman Catholic nation country and some are known to have links with groups abroad, including al Qaeda and Islamic State.
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Iranian oil tanker, ADRIAN DARYA (previously Grace 1), that was previously detained in Gibraltar has allegedly offloaded its cargo in Syria, the Middle East Eye reported.
According to the Middle East Eye, the ADRIAN DARYA offloaded at least 55 percent of its cargo, a similar claim made to al-Masdar from a Lebanese journalist that asked to remain anonymous.
The journalist added that the cargo on the ADRIAN DARYA oil tanker is worth approximately $130 million (U.S.).
At the same time, a Syrian source in Damascus told al-Masdar that the oil was delivered using several small ships. He said the ships later moved the oil to the Syrian port-city of Baniyas in the Tartous Governorate.
Earlier this week, the ADRIAN DARYA was tracked off the coast of Baniyas; however, its fate was unknown at that time, as there were reports that it was heading to both The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor... and Leb.
Another Iranian ship named the SAVIOR was also tracked off the coast of Syria before it turned off its GPS. The vessel’s destination was supposed to be Port Said in Egypt.
[ALMASDARNEWS] For the second night in a row, an intense firefight broke out between the Turkish-backed militants and Kurdish-led forces in the Aleppo countryside.
According to reports from northern Syria, a fierce clash broke out between the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front and Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) west of the strategic town of ‘Azaz in northern Aleppo.
No casualties or advances have been reported by either side.
On Thursday evening, a similar firefight took place between the NLF and YPG; it would end with both sides ceasing hostilities during the wee hours of the morning.
Despite the recent implementation of the safe zone agreement in northern Syria, there has been little peace between the Turkish-backed rebels and YPG in the Aleppo Governorate.
The Turkish authorities consider the YPG and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to be terrorist entities that are offshoots of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
The Turkish military and PKK were involved in a long war that eventually ended towards the end of the 20th Century.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.