[KhaamaPress] The soldiers of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces were deployed in Jalalabad city to help improve the security of the city after yesterday’s deadly attack on the provincial refugees and repatriation directorate.
The provincial government media office in a statement said the ANA soldiers have started search operations based on the instructions of governor Hayatullah Hayat.
The statement further added that the armed forces will have an equal approach towards all and anyone violating the laws would face strict actions.
According to the governor’s office, a unit of the Special Forces of the national police will also be deployed in Jalalabad city to help improve the security situation of the capital of Nangarhar The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country.. This comes as President Ghani called for an emergency meeting after yesterday’s deadly attack that left at least fifteen dead including an IOM employee and fifteen others sustained injuries.
He said the Afghan army will work with the police forces to help improve the security of the province and the army forces will continue to assist with the security of the province until Special Units of the Police have been deployed.
[KhaamaPress] The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) officials on Wednesday said more than nine million people have registered their names for the upcoming parliamentary and districts councils elections.
IEC front man Syed Hafizullah Hashemi told news hounds that 9,072,208 people have been registered for the upcoming parliamentary and districts councils elections.
Mr. Hashemi further added that women form around 34 per cent of the voters who have obtained voter cards while men form 64 per cent of the voters.
He also added that around 173,000 Nomads and 583 Hindu/Sikh nationals of the country have obtained voter cards for the upcoming elections.
Accordig to Hashemi, the majority of the voters have been registered in Kabul while southern Uruzgan province has the least number of voters.
In the meantime, Hashemi said the independent election commission would announce the preliminary list of candidates within the next two weeks.
He also added that the independent election commission is committed to organize the parliamentary and districts councils elections as per the schedule announced earlier.
[AlAhram] Yemen's Houthis announced a two-week pause in Red Sea operations Wednesday, after attacks against Saudi tankers last week prompted Riyadh to suspend oil shipments through a key waterway.
"The unilateral suspension of our naval operations is for a limited period," the rebels said in a statement released by their defence ministry.
The Huthis' Twitter and Facebook accounts said the suspension will last two weeks.
But "it can be renewed and expanded to other fronts if this initiative is well-received and reciprocated", the statement said.
The Huthis are fighting a Saudi-led military coalition that backs Yemen's government.
A front man for the coalition did not immediately respond to a written request for comment on the Huthis' unilateral truce.
On July 26, 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... said it was temporarily suspending oil shipments through the Bab al-Mandab Strait -- one of the world's busiest shipping lanes -- after two oil tankers operated by Saudi shipping group Bahri were attacked, slightly damaging one vessel.
The pro-Huthi al-Masirah television said at the time that the rebels had targeted a Saudi warship named al-Dammam, without providing further details.
The Huthis, allied with Saudi Arabia's regional arch-rival Iran, control Yemen's capital Sanaa and Hodeida port, the entry point for around three quarters of the impoverished country's imports.
The coalition on July 1 paused a ground offensive against Hodeida, in what coalition partner the UAE has described as a bid to give United Nations ...boodling on the grand scale... -led peace efforts a chance.
The head of the rebels' revolutionary council, Mohammed Ali al-Huthi, said Wednesday's offer of a temporary maritime truce came as "support for UN mediation and peace efforts".
UN envoy to 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... Martin Griffiths has been pushing for a deal which envisions the rebels ceding control of Hodeida port to a UN-supervised committee.
Saudi Arabia and its allies joined Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi's fight against the Huthis in 2015.
[ARABNEWS] The Arab coalition fighting in 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... said the alliance, in coordination with the international community, has taken all necessary measures to ensure the freedom of navigation and international trade through the Bab al-Mandeb Strait.
Coalition front man Colonel al-Maliki said the alliance had assessed all the attacks committed by the Iran-backed Houthi ...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ... militia in the strait and the southern part of the Red Sea
Last week the militia targeted two Saudi oil tankers off the Yemen coast, prompting the Kingdom to suspend oil shipments through the passage. Bab al-Mandeb, which marks the entrance to the Red Sea, is one of the world’s most important supply routes.
Al-Maliki said the Houthis hostile approach could cause an environmental and economic disaster that would harm the interests of countries in the region and around the world.
He said the Arab coalition would continue its efforts to coordinate with the international community to preserve regional and international security and global stability.
He stressed that the measures taken by the alliance are in line with international law.
The Houthis have repeatedly targeted ships off the Yemen coast since the war started. The conflict was sparked after the Houthis seized the capital Sanaa in 2014 and attempted to seize large sections of the country.
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[Dhaka Tribune] Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) Death Eaters, who killed publisher and freethinking writer, Shahjahan Bachchu, in Munshiganj, are yet to flee abroad, police say.
The primary individual accused in Bachchu murder case, Abdur Rahman, was killed in an alleged shootout on June 28‐but police are yet to arrest the other three suspects.
Police have not released the names of the three suspects who bumped off 60-year-old Bachchu on June 11, in Sirajdikhan upazila.
"The bully boyz involved in the killing do not seem to have left the country. We are tracing them and it will be possible to arrest them soon," Munshiganj police Superintendent Md Zayedul Alam told the Dhaka Tribune.
Police said Rahman was tossed in the slammer Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un! in Gazipur with two pistols, 21 bullets, and four grenades. He had admitted to being involved in Bachchu’s killing during an initial interrogation. He told police that he was the military commander of JMB’s Dhaka division.
About three months before the killing, the Death Eater rented the house of expatriate Yakub Ali, in Sirajdikhan’s Khasmohol Baluchar.
The house is currently empty. Locals said Yakub has been abroad for several years. His wife rented out the house and lives with her parents.
After police paid a visit, locals came to know that bully boyz were living there. The house is surrounded by a wall made of tin. There are no houses opposite from Yakub’s residence.
Baluchar’s ward 6 Union Gay Pareehad member Md Moslem Uddin said: "We did not know who rented the house. We learned that bully boyz lived there only after the police came."
Meanwhile, ...back at the the conspirators' cleverly concealed hideout Montefiore's foot was still stuck and the hound had completely soaked his uniform with slobber... the Bachchu murder case has been transferred to Munshiganj Detective Branch. DB police’s Officer-in-Charge Md Yunus Ali declined to comment about the case, saying the matter "is very sensitive."
"We cannot disclose the names of the suspects, for the sake of the investigation, but we will arrest them soon," he said.
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08/02/2018 00:00 ||
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[BREITBART] The number of migrant sea arrivals in populist Italia, so far in 2018, is down 80 percent compared to last year, whilst surging by over 350 percent in the same period in socialist Spain.
Over 57,500 illegal migrants colonists and asylum seekers have arrived in Europe ...also known as Moslem Lebensraum... by sea so far this year, compared to 112,375 over the same period last year, the UN Migration Agency said in a paper Tuesday.
And as the number of clandestine crossings fell, deaths in the Mediterranean Sea more than halved, falling from 2,240 to 1,111.
The significant fall is likely to be partly thanks to Italia’s new, populist government, which is fighting to end illegal crossings and to protect their borders. There were just 18,392 migrants colonists arriving in Italia so far this year, 80.6 percent less than the same period last year.
However, ars longa, vita brevis... Spain, which has a new socialist government, has become the new main arrival-by-sea country in the Mediterranean. More than 22,800 migrants colonists have arrived there since the beginning of the year, with 1,866 since the 25th of July alone.
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[CBSNEWS] Supporters and opponents of a ban on garments covering the face, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa, clashed verbally on Wednesday as the law took effect in Denmark. Marcus Knuth of the ruling liberal party Venstre, says the dress worn by some conservative Moslem women is "strongly oppressive."
Sasha Andersen of the "Party Rebels" activist group, is planning a demonstration later in the day against what they called on Wednesday a "discriminatory" measure against a minority group.
Other European countries have similar bans, claiming they are not aimed at any religion in particular, and don't ban headscarves, turbans or the traditional Jewish skull cap. Austria, La Belle France and Belgium have similar laws.
Popularly known as the "Burqa Ban," it is mostly seen as being directed at the niqab and burqa. Few Moslem women in Denmark wear such full-face veils.
The law allows people to cover their face when there is a "recognizable purpose" like cold weather or complying with other legal requirements, such as using cycle of violence helmets required under Danish traffic rules.
First-time offenders risk a fine of 1,000 kroner ($157). Repeat offenses could trigger fines of up to 10,000 kroner or a jail sentence of up to six months.
Anyone forcing a person to wear garments covering the face by using force or threats can also be fined or face up to two years in prison.
[DAWN] The 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.... government has imposed a ban on the collection of hides by banned outfits but has said charity organizations can do so by obtaining permission by Aug 15.
Directions issued by the office of the deputy commissioner Rawalpindi says applications submitted after the deadline will not be entertained and that the collection of hides by any organization or person without prior approval will be treated as an offence and will be dealt in accordance with the law.
A senior district administration official told Dawn charities will be allowed to collect hides but not to establish camps, display banners and posters or make announcements.
He said the Special Branch of police will conduct a background check of the organization and submit a report to the deputy commissioner who will decide on the grant of permission.
Charity organizations have to share data on its collection with the administration, he said.
Meanwhile, ...back at the fist fight, Jake ducked another roundhouse, then parried with his left, then with his right, finally with his chin... the district administration has started making arrangements for establishing cattle markets in various parts of the district and assistant commissioners have been asked to suggest sites.
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Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) ‐ A total of 79 Iraqi non-combatants were killed and another 99 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in July 2018, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations ...an idea whose time has gone... Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
The figures include ordinary citizens and others considered civilian at the time of death or injury, such as police in non-combat functions, civil defence, personal security teams, facilities protection police and fire department personnel.
Of the overall figures recorded by UNAMI for the month of July, the number of civilians killed, excluding police, was 71, while the number of injured was 82.
Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 63 civilian casualties (30 killed, 33 injured), followed by Kirkuk (08 killed, 34 injured) and Ninevah (13 killed and 05 injured).
According to information obtained by UNAMI from the Health Directorate in Anbar, the Governorate suffered a total of 16 civilian casualties (7 killed, 9 injured). Figures are updated until 31 July 2018, inclusive.
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi rights groups have been working along with political and governmental parties to sue the U.S.-led Coalition for killing hundreds of civilians during the war against 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.... in the country, sources revealed on Wednesday.
Speaking to Russia Today TV channel, the sources said one of the NGOs has been working on documenting all the violations made the international coalition as well as the U.S. jets in Iraq during the war against Islamic State ahead of submitting them to the coming Iraqi government as well as international institutions to sue the coalition.
Iraqi political parties that oppose the U.S. policies in Iraq are urging members of the coming parliament to pressure the government to work in accordance with what the groups will come up with, the sources added.
Last week, officials from the coalition said at least 1094 non-combatants were killed in Iraq and Syria during operations since 2014.
[IsraelTimes] Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Wednesday ordered a freeze on all fuel and gas shipments into Gazoo through the main goods crossing into the enclave, in response to continued incendiary balloon attacks and ongoing violence along the Israel-Gazoo border.
The closure will continue until further notice, Israeli officials said on a day when firefighters battled seven separate brush fires near the Gazoo border caused by incendiary balloons, according to fire and rescue officials.
In recent days, balloons have been found farther and farther from the Gazoo Strip, landing as far away as the southern city of Beersheba.
The crossing has been closed to all but humanitarian aid deliveries in recent weeks, and was most recently reopened last week after officials noted a marked decline in the arson attacks from Gazoo.
[IsraelTimes] NGOs say number of Palestinians denied exit from coastal enclave due to relatives accused of being Hamas operatives has soared; Defense Ministry says entry 'is not a vested right'
Israel has toughened its policy on allowing Gazans to enter the country, denying hundreds of exit permits to those determined to have a close family member with connections to terror group Hamas, a rights group said Wednesday.
“In the first quarter of 2018 alone, 833 exit permit applications by residents of Gaza were denied by Israel on the grounds that the applicants’ ‘first-degree relative is a Hamas operative,'” Gisha, an Israeli left-wing NGO that monitors the blockade of the Gaza Strip, said in a statement.
“For comparison, the Israeli authorities refused 21 applications on these grounds throughout 2017.”
Gisha along with three other NGOs based their findings on data obtained through a freedom of information request from the Defense Ministry.
The three other organizations are Adalah, Al Mezan and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel, all accused by many in the Jewish state of being anti-Israel.
The Defense Ministry unit that oversees the permits, known as the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, or COGAT, told AFP that the 833 declined applications represented 529 people since some had applied more than once.
COGAT said “the entry of Palestinians who are residents of the Gaza Strip into Israel is not a vested right, and is made possible according to existing policy and subject to security checks.
“In accordance with the decision of the government, residents of the Gaza Strip who are first-degree relatives of operatives of the Hamas terror organization are not entitled to entry permits into Israel.”
Those declined permits have included people seeking medical care for cancer, Gisha has alleged.
COGAT declined to say how many were seeking permits for medical reasons.
“Denying patients’ access to medical treatment on the grounds that they have family relations to Hamas members is a breach of international law, and completely immoral,” the NGOs said in a statement.
Gisha claimed that “importantly, some of the cancer patients who have been denied exit permits are not aware of any family relation to a Hamas member.”
The NGOs said the change in policy appeared to be the result of a decision taken by Israel’s security cabinet authorizing action to pressure Hamas to return the remains of two IDF soldiers killed during a war in 2014, Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, which it is believed to be holding.
[IsraelTimes] Russia’s chief Syria negotiator said in an interview Wednesday that his country has convinced the Iranian forces in Syria to withdraw to at least 85 kilometers (53 miles) from the Israeli border, despite Israel’s insistence that no Iranian troops be permitted anywhere in the war-torn country.
Alexander Lavrentyev told Sputnik news site, "We took into account the Israeli concerns, we managed to attain the pullout of Iranian units 85 kilometers (53 miles) from the Israeli border."
Asked if Israel was becoming less concerned over the pro-Iranian units’ presence near its border, Lavrentyev replied: "Yes, of course, we are certain of this."
It was not clear what prompted him to say this as Israel has repeatedly and forcefully stated that it will not accept any Iranian presence at all in Syria. Last week it rejected a Russian proposal to keep Iranian forces in Syria 100 kilometers (62 miles) away from Israel’s northern border, a senior Israeli official said, moments after a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu concluded in Jerusalem.
[ALMASDARNEWS] A Russian diplomat said that a large-scale military operation by the Syrian Army to storm the jihadi-held province of Idlib is ’out of question’.
"I’d rather refrain from speaking about the city’s storming or a pending operation. There are too many rumors and they are ungrounded. Any large-scale operation in Idlib is out of the question", Russian president’s special envoy for Syria, Alexander Lavrentyev, said on Tuesday.
Earlier, unconfirmed reports spoke of an expected military campaign to be launched against jihadi groups in Idlib after the conclusion of southwest Syria offensive.
However, death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate... no official statements have yet been released by the Syrian Army Command on this regard.
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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.