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Socialist Labour Party MP in Leicester, England and a BLM activist, has been convicted over threatening to throw acid on the face of a woman
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Afghanistan
Taliban creates commission to expel unfavorable members
[KhaamaPress] Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has created a special commission to expel those who misuse the name of the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
, do not treat people well, and have nasty backgrounds.

The commission which has been named "filtration commission of forces" is composed of representatives from the defense ministry, interior affairs ministry, and high directorate of intelligence and was officially announced on Wednesday, October 13.

Spokesperson on the ministry of interior affairs Saeed Khostai said that the commission will get functional in all provinces of the country and heads of the intelligence of the provinces will be leading the provincial offices of the commission.

Saeed Khostai though did not disclose details of the unfavorable people, said that these are some people who stand against the government and Islamic system.

The IEA created the commission after button men started entering the houses of people pretending to be the Taliban fighters.

Earlier, it was said the IEA will also send back to provinces the Taliban fighters who are not trained enough to deal with people of Kabul especially the women.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [49 views] Top|| File under: Taliban/IEA


Iran’s humanitarian aid arrives in Kunduz province
[KhaamaPress] An Iranian plane boarded with humanitarian aids arrived in northern Kunduz province on Wednesday, October 13, and will be distributed to the victims of the recent explosion in Khan Abad port of the province.

Provincial officials of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan expressed gratitude to Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
and pledged to be distributing the aids to the victims of the blast.

A jacket wallah went kaboom! his explosives in a mosque in Khan Abad port of Kunduz
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [75 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Biden exempts former Taliban civil servants, they can visit US
[KhaamaPress] US president Joe The Big Guy Biden
...46th president of the U.S. Being a self-defined foreign policy whiz kid means never having to say you're sorry...
has said that the former civil servants who worked for the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
during 1996-2001 will be exempt from the terror-related bans and will be allowed to travel to the United States.

The memorandum for the administration was obtained by Fox News on Thursday, October 14.

As per the memorandum, the civil servants were employed under duress or other situation of hardships and adds that some did so that they mitigate repressive actions by the Taliban in the late 90s.

It further adds that those civil-servants did humanitarian actions and continued to do so with the International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) and with the new Afghan government established in 2001.

The individuals will not be exempt from screening their background before the Taliban’s first regime-1996 until 2001- nor will they be exempt from the current screening and vetting required for those who enter the US.

The US makes the decision as the country is still struggling to evacuate thousands of US-allied Afghans who worked for them during the past two decades.

In the meantime, a number of high-ranking officials-ministers- of the Taliban de-facto cabinet are still on the US’s blacklist and have bounties on them.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [42 views] Top|| File under: Taliban/IEA


Africa North
When Will the Libyan Army Unify?
[LIBYAREVIEW] A member of Libya’s Joint Military Commission (JMC), Lieutenant-General Faraj al-Sawsaa stated that the unification of the Libyan army will take place after the election of the country’s president.

Al-Sawsaa also confirmed that the JMC’s goal now is to remove all foreign forces and mercenaries before the elections. He announced that international observers will supervise the implementation of the agreed Action Plan to supervise the withdrawals from Libya.

The senior officer revealed that the JMC has stipulated that the international observers be from countries that are not participating in the Libyan conflict, and that they be in civilian clothes and unarmed.

"The mercenaries and foreign forces will initially be returned to Benghazi in the east, and Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
in the west before their deportation. We are coordinating with the United Nations
...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks...
to set dates for the plan soon," he concluded.

On 8 October, the JMC signed a comprehensive Action Plan for the withdrawal of foreign forces from Libya. Such a plan will be the cornerstone for the gradual, balanced, and sequenced process of the withdrawal of mercenaries, foreign forces from Libyan territory.

Sources told Sky News Arabia that the plan includes four main points, the first of which is the withdrawal of foreign forces to agreed points in two cities, provided that they never leave their positions.

The second step includes deploying UN-observers to work on implementing the foreign forces’ withdrawal in a gradual and balanced manner. "Libya has already requested the United Nations and the Security Council to deploy the observers," the sources revealed.

The third step is for the observers to monitor the actual number of foreign forces and mercenaries, and document them accurately.

"Finally, the mercenaries are to be deported from Libya in successive batches according to a timeline, which estimates say will end by 2023," the sources concluded.

Notably, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres
...Portuguese politician and diplomat, ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations. Previously, he was the UN High Commissioner for Refugees between 2005 and 2015. He was the Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002 and was the Secretary-General of the Socialist Party from 1992 to 2002. He served as President of the Socialist International from 1999 to 2005. In both a 2012 and 2014 poll, the Portuguese public ranked him as the best Prime Minister of the previous 30 years...
, welcomed the comprehensive Action Plan for the "gradual, balanced, and sequenced process of the withdrawal of mercenaries, and imported muscle from Libyan territory."

On 5 October, the Libyan Parliament approved a law for parliamentary elections to take place a month after a planned 24 December presidential elections. It also issued the presidential election law on 8 September.

In September, the Parliament announced the withdrawal of confidence from the Government of National Unity (GNU), but kept it as a caretaker government.
Posted by: Fred || 10/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [77 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Cyber
Facebook’s Secret Blacklist Of “Dangerous Individuals And Organizations”
[TheIntercept] To ward off accusations that it helps murderous Moslems spread propaganda, Facebook has for many years barred users from speaking freely about people and groups it says promote violence.

The restrictions appear to trace back to 2012, when in the face of growing alarm in Congress and the United Nations
...boodling on the grand scale...
about online terrorist recruiting, Facebook added to its Community Standards a ban on "organizations with a record of terrorist or violent mostly peaceful criminal activity." This modest rule has since ballooned into what’s known as the Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy, a sweeping set of restrictions on what Facebook’s nearly 3 billion users can say about an enormous and ever-growing roster of entities deemed beyond the pale.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 10/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
D-loaded it, converted to Text and ran a lot on names.

I strangely noted many of the MSM mentioned Top 10 USA possibles did not make the Facebook cut?

But "White Lives Matter" did. "____ Trump" and many "Bill of Rights Groups" did.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/15/2021 7:27 Comments || Top||

#2  100 pages of almost exclusively 'religion of peace' organizations.
Posted by: Retard Strength || 10/15/2021 9:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Our very own Star Chamber.
And Index and Inquisition, all rolled into one

Fu-- these assholes. Designate FB a common carrier already.

Treat them like ATT or Verizon and ban them from using data to sell advertising. Cut their legs off at the knees.
Posted by: Patriot || 10/15/2021 12:04 Comments || Top||


#5  /\ Yes, but if the dog hadn't taken time out for his morning constitutional, he might have apprehended the rabbit.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/15/2021 15:15 Comments || Top||


Europe
Iran, EU to meet in Brussels on restarting nuclear talks — Tehran
[IsraelTimes] Iranian Foreign Ministry says visiting European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
envoy Enrique Mora told officials that his bloc is ’ready to collaborate with Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
and the other parties’.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/15/2021 01:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [40 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


India-Pakistan
Kashmiri Pandits perform Mahanavami Puja in Srinagar
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [58 views] Top|| File under:


Mentally unsound man attacks elderly ‘muezzin’ with axe at Bandipora mosque
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [112 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Was he screaming while being chopped in half or reciting the call to prayer? Hard to tell.
Posted by: Glogum the Low-priced4647 || 10/15/2021 3:27 Comments || Top||

#2  islam is like a force multiplier for mental illness
Posted by: Retard Strength || 10/15/2021 9:23 Comments || Top||

#3  gps wrong directions to the reenactment with green latern dude with bow!
Posted by: Greng Black3494 || 10/15/2021 11:59 Comments || Top||


International-UN-NGOs
US returns to UN rights council after 3-year absence, says it will defend Israel
Goody.
[IsraelTimes] Ambassador says Washington will continue to oppose Human Rights Council’s singular focus on Jewish state; panel panned for giving spots to abusive regimes like Eritrea
...is run by the People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), with about the amounts of democracy and justice you'd expect from a party with that name. National elections have been periodically scheduled and cancelled; none have ever been held in the country. The president, Isaias Afewerki, has been in office since independence in 1993 and will probably die there of old age...
, UAE.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/15/2021 02:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
OH! that's right we're coming up on the start of Mid-Term Election campaigning and about 70% of the JEWISH American voters USE TO favor Socialist/Democratic candidates.

But given all all the DC Socialcrats open ANTISEMITIC comments, outright mistreatment of the nation of ISRAEL. Coupled with the Socialcrat's Far Left radical special interest groups (ANTI-FA & BLM...) verbal and physical violence acts against US Jewish citizens.

Do you think maybe, just MAYBE, the DC Socialcrats suddenly remember that there are over 7 Million Jewish Voters and it time to shut the _____ up?

Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/15/2021 10:49 Comments || Top||

#2  I really wouldn't count on it.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/15/2021 11:05 Comments || Top||

#3  I at first misread it as UN riots council
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 10/15/2021 12:02 Comments || Top||

#4  More like UN Rights Abusers Council.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/15/2021 13:02 Comments || Top||

#5  the socialistic urge seems to be bred really deep in those of the jewish persuasion.

i doubt any of the things the democrats say or do will move the needle much. it never seems to.
Posted by: Retard Strength || 10/15/2021 14:09 Comments || Top||

#6  Waste. Of. Time.
Posted by: magpie || 10/15/2021 17:43 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Hospital has ‘no idea’ of scale of cyberattack havoc; recovery could take months
[IsraelTimes] Day after major ransom attack identified at Hadera center, doctors report minimal progress on solving problem; experts unsurprised, predicting normality is at least 3 months away.

A day after falling victim to the biggest cyberattack in Israeli health history, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center still has no idea how much damage was caused and does not know when they will be able to return to normal operations, according to a bigwig.

Dr. Amnon Ben Moshe, administrative director of the Hadera institution, said that staff still have no access to the main systems used for viewing and updating hospital medical records, and for administration.

On Wednesday, the hospital was hit by a still-unresolved ransomware attack, forcing the hospital to shut down its technology network and causing delays in care.

"We’re in a similar situation to yesterday, when we identified the situation and saw the cyberattacks," he told The Times of Israel.

Questioned on the current situation he said: "We don’t know the extent of the damage." Regarding the timescale for getting back to normal, he said: "We have no idea. We just worked all night."

Cybersecurity experts say the process could be a very long one.

Ido Geffen, a vice president at CyberMDX, an Israeli startup that offers cybersecurity solutions for medical devices and clinical assets, told The Times of Israel that the full recovery of data could take months.

Einat Meyron, a cybersecurity consultant and cyber resilience expert, said: "There is a long road ahead to recovery. We’ve seen similar events in the US, Belgium, and Portugal for example where hospitals were attacked., and they needed about three to six months just to get to a point where they could start working [normally] again."

Channel 12 reported Thursday that the attackers left an email address on the servers that were attacked. An outside company acting on behalf of the hospital made contact with the hackers, who demanded $10 million dollars ransom.

The report noted that as a government hospital they were barred from paying ransoms.

At Hillel Yaffe, some non-urgent procedures have been cancelled, but most of the hospital’s work is continuing, using alternative IT systems, some of which have been installed especially.
Sounds like they’ve hardened themselves enough they needn’t pay, even if they were permitted to.
The ability of doctors to access nationally-held patient records which include their medical background (as opposed to internal hospital records) hasn’t been interrupted. This is because Hillel Yaffe recently introduced hand-held devices that provide this access.

Management praised staff for facing up to challenges well, in a statement on Thursday. "Along with the efforts of cyber and computing experts to rehabilitate the computer systems and investigate the incident, the medical work continues and our teams provide a very good response in the face of the existing challenges."

Cybersecurity experts say that the attack, while serious, could have been worse. "In this attack, we know it came from the internet, meaning an attacker gained access to a password and then was able to get into the network," said Geffen. "The good thing is, no medical devices or critical equipment were affected, as far as we know. In similar attacks in the US and Europe, critical devices that patients were connected to were indeed affected and that is a much worse situation."

He added: "Right now, the hospital is likely in the containment phase, making sure the attack doesn’t spread and trying to ensure all critical operations are still working. Then comes the investigation and recovery phase to determine what exactly happened and try to recover data."

This is a long process if the hospital is to be sure that no "backdoors," namely malware by which unauthorized users can get around security measures and regain access, are left in place.

"This can take months because it’s a careful operation to make sure the hackers didn’t leave any backdoors," Geffen said.

Posted by: trailing wife || 10/15/2021 01:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [166 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  HINT: Never expect IT Security if WiFi is in use.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/15/2021 4:57 Comments || Top||

#2  HINT: Never expect IT Security if auto-update and device health checks are self-reported to technology vendors. Most lab equipment, Xray, CAT, MRI, PET scanners, and even Johnson Controls HVAC systems, call home with performance data.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/15/2021 7:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Some years back, the VA had a three-day outage caused by a botched data center re-alignment. The hospitals went to paper. In three days they had a warehouse full of docs to enter into the system.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/15/2021 9:31 Comments || Top||

#4  WRT diagnostic equipment, some older stuff from several of the big makers is so hopelessly abandoned by their manufacturers support-wise that the only safe way to use them is a clean software load at startup every day and a local backup of acquired data every night.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/15/2021 9:33 Comments || Top||

#5  Yep, big GE MRI scanners.
Rotating 2 hr outages every night to 'bare metal' format disks and reload XP + aps from pristine media.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/15/2021 9:54 Comments || Top||

#6  Some things just shouldn't be connected to the World-Wide Web.
Posted by: magpie || 10/15/2021 17:45 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Hizbullah, Amal Slam 'Lebanese Forces Snipers', LF Accuses Them of 'Invasion'
Yesterday the kinetic drama, today the accusations.
[AnNahar] Hizbullah
...Party of God, a Leb militia inspired, founded, funded and directed by Iran. Hizbullah refers to itself as The Resistance and purports to defend Leb against Israel, with whom it has started and lost one disastrous war to date, though it did claim victory...
and Amal on Thursday openly accused the Lebanese Forces
A Christian political party founded by Bashir Gemayel, who was then bumped off when he was elected president of Leb...
of launching an "armed attack" on their supporters in the Tayyouneh area, which had during the day witnessed hours-long armed festivities reminiscent of the beginning of the 1975-1990 civil war.

In a joint statement, the two parties said "groups from the Lebanese Forces party deployed in the adjacent neighborhoods and on rooftops from where they practiced direct sniping operations aimed at intentional killing, leaving this number of deaders and maimed."

At least six people were killed and 32 others injured in the violence.

Condemning what they called "a criminal and premeditated act targeted at stability and civil peace," Hizbullah and Amal called on the army and security forces to "shoulder their responsibilities in returning things to normal and arresting those behind the killing operations who are known by their names, as well as the instigators who oversaw this deliberate operation from black rooms."

"They must be put on trial and must receive the harshest penalties," the two groups said.

They also pledged to the families of their slain supporters that they would "follow up on their cause until justice is fulfilled."

The LF meanwhile denied the accusations, calling on authorities to "specify the responsibilities in a clear and frank manner."

"We strongly condemn the regrettable incidents that happened today on the ground, which are a practical result of the polarization that (Hizbullah chief) Sayyed His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah
...The satrap of the Medes and the Persians in Leb...
started four months ago by inciting, in all his speeches, against the investigative judge," the LF added.

"All media outlets and the videos circulated on social media confirm the armed appearances with RPGs and machineguns and the entry into civilian neighborhoods," the party went on to say, in an accusation against the supporters of Hizbullah and Amal.

It added that the allegations against the LF are aimed at "deviating attention from Hizbullah’s invasion of this area and, in previous instances, of other areas."

"What happened today is known to everyone, which is confronting justice through the same coup-like approach, and the use of arms, intimidation, violence and force to derail justice in the case of the Beirut port explosion," the LF added.

In another statement, it called on the army to issue a detailed statement to "clarify the circumstances of what happened, from the very first moment, so that some, especially Hizbullah, do not continue to exploit these tragic incidents to launch accusations in every direction in order to exit the dilemma they has put themselves in."
Heavy fighting
... as opposed to the more usual name-calling or slapsy...
claimed at least six lives and left dozens maimed in and around the Tayyouneh area on Thursday as an escalation of tensions around last year's massive portside explosion turned parts of Beirut's southern edge into a war-zone.

The army deployed tanks and troops to quell street battles that sparked memories of the 1975-1990 civil war for a city already traumatized by last year's blast disaster and Leb
...In 2020 Hezbollahblew up a considerable portion of Beirut and many of its inhabitants when its ammonium nitrate facility exploded. They blamed it on... somebody else. It wasn't them though. Trust them on that. And it ain't never coming to trial...
's worst-ever economic crisis.

The bloody unrest broke out during a demonstration by Hizbullah and Amal Movement. Online videos showed armed supporters of the two groups roaming the area. Another video showed a large number of Hizbullah and Amal supporters entering into a street in the Ain el-Rummaneh area, shouting slogans, hurling stones at a small group of young men and smashing cars. A witness from Ain el-Rummaneh said the group responded with stones before the armed festivities began.

The protesters were rallying against Judge Tarek Bitar, tasked with investigating the massive explosion of poorly stored ammonium nitrate at Beirut's port that killed more than 210 people and destroyed swathes of the capital on August 4 last year.

The judge had in recent days been in the sights of Hizbullah and Amal after he subpoenaed brass hats in his probe.

AFP correspondents said Thursday's violence started with sniper fire from residential buildings targeting the Hizbullah and Amal supporters, who returned fire with AK-47 assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades.

- ARRESTS ON BOTH SIDES -
The army said it had responded to an exchange of gunfire in the Tayyouneh- Badaro area as protesters headed to the Palace of Justice.

It "raided a number of places looking for the shooters, and detained nine" people in total, including individuals from both sides. One was of Syrian nationality, it said.

The military did not specify who started the firefight.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/15/2021 00:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [57 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah


US rules out normalizing with Syria's Assad
[AlAhram] Secretary of State Antony Blinken renewed US opposition Wednesday to normalization with Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Scourge of Qusayr...
, who has seen growing acceptance from Arab nations that have concluded he won the brutal civil war.

Meeting with his Israeli and UAE counterparts, Blinken said that President Joe The Big Guy Biden
...46th president of the U.S. An incredibly corrupt version of Jar-Jar Binks, only well into his dotage. The dumbass who abandoned Afghanistan....
's administration's policy on Syria was largely focused on humanitarian relief.

"What we have not done, and what we do not intend to do, is to express any support for efforts to normalize relations or rehabilitate Mr. Assad," Blinken told a joint news conference, not referring to Assad as president.

The United States has not "lifted a single sanction on Syria or changed our position to oppose the reconstruction of Syria until there is irreversible progress toward a political solution, which we believe is necessary and vital," Blinken said.

A US law known as the Caesar Act came into force last year that punishes any companies that work with Assad as he seeks to rebuild after a decade of war.

The Caesar Act, accompanied by a slew of US sanctions on Syrians close to Assad, aims to force accountability for human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
abuses and to encourage a political solution in Syria.

The United Arab Emirates has earlier said that the Caesar Act made it difficult for Syria to return to 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...
But individual Arab states have been warming to Assad, with Jordanian King Abdullah II earlier this month speaking to the Syrian leader by phone for the first time since the war.

Syria has also worked with Egypt and Jordan to bring badly needed fuel into neighboring Leb
...In 2020 Hezbollahblew up a considerable portion of Beirut and many of its inhabitants when its ammonium nitrate facility exploded. They blamed it on... somebody else. It wasn't them though. Trust them on that. And it ain't never coming to trial...
, from which Syrian troops were pushed out in 2005.

Syria's war has killed around half a million people, displaced millions of others and helped allow the rise of the brutal Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really 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 western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
krazed killer group.

Assad has crushed opposition through brute force and an alliance with Russia and Iran, although he still lacks control of northern areas run either by Kurdish fighters or The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
and its proxies.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [66 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  What exactly is our strategic interest in Syria again?


Are there no other more important issues worldwide than Syria?
Posted by: Tom || 10/15/2021 14:33 Comments || Top||



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Two weeks of WOT
Fri 2021-10-15
  Socialist Labour Party MP in Leicester, England and a BLM activist, has been convicted over threatening to throw acid on the face of a woman
Thu 2021-10-14
  Six dead, dozens injured as Beirut protest erupts into heavy gunfights
Wed 2021-10-13
  Antifa member files frivolous lawsuit claiming he was injured by cops while rioting
Tue 2021-10-12
  Iraqis nab ISIS finance chief with $5 million bounty on his head
Mon 2021-10-11
  NIA raids 16 locations across Kashmir amid fresh civilian killings
Sun 2021-10-10
  UN: 10,000 Displaced as Clashes Escalate over Marib
Sat 2021-10-09
  Suicide bomber kills at least 100 at Shi'ite mosque in Afghanistan
Fri 2021-10-08
  Now in Power, Taliban Set Sights on Afghan Drug Underworld
Thu 2021-10-07
  Tunisia police seize equipment used by pro-Ennahdha channel
Wed 2021-10-06
  Turkey seeks to merge al-Nusra and National Army in Syria's Idlib
Tue 2021-10-05
  Palestinian president hosts Israeli minister in West Bank
Mon 2021-10-04
  He was transporting illegal Mexican migrants
Sun 2021-10-03
  Children are dying of starvation in Afghanistan
Sat 2021-10-02
  Taliban say they have raided IS hideout north of Kabul
Fri 2021-10-01
  Senior al Qaeda leader killed in drone strike in Syria, US defense officials say

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