[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Libya’s coast guard says it has intercepted 284 Europe-bound migrants off the country’s Mediterranean coast.
Saturday’s statement says the migrants were intercepted in four separate operations off the coastal towns of Zawya, Garabulli and Abu-Kemmash, and the city of Tripoli. The four boats were stopped on Wednesday.
The statement says the migrants were handed over to authorities in Tripoli and were taken to detention centers.
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11/24/2019 00:00 ||
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[Dhaka Tribune] Thirteen rocket-propelled grenades (RPG) and explosives have been recovered from Satchari National Park in Chunarughat upazila in Habiganj.
A joint forces of Bangladesh Army and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) recovered the illegal items during a raid on Saturday.
Rapid Action Battalion-7 Commanding Officer (CO) Lt Col Mashiur Rahman confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune
''A joint forces of 24th Infantry Division of Bangladesh Army and RAB-7 started a raid in Satchari National Park on Friday and recovered the illegal items on Saturday noon. Later, we destroyed the explosives,'' Mashiur Rahman added.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Bangladesh police arrested 15 suspected members of a banned murderous Moslem group from the country’s second-largest city, officials said Saturday.
Chittagong police conducted multiple arrests across the port city, including the regional commander and activists of the outlawed Hizbut Tahrir ...an al-Qaeda recruiting organization banned in most countries. It calls for the reestablishment of the Caliphate... (HT) group, police front man Shah Abdur Rouf said.
"The turbans were being reorganiZed in the city," he told AFP, adding police recovered laptops, mobile phones, murderous Moslem books, and cash to be used for "subversive activities."
The group was banned in the South Asian nation in 2009 for carrying out "anti-state and anti-democratic" activities.
The London-based HT, which calls for a caliphate for all Moslems, has been operating for decades around the world.
Possibly it is time to reassess that decision.
It was banned in Bangladesh in 2009 for carrying out "anti-state and anti-democratic" activities.
Bangladesh has seen a spate of fatal violence caused by Lions of Islam in recent years, including the 2016 ISIS-claimed cafe attack in Dhaka which killed 22 people, mostly foreigners.
the loathesome Sheikh Hasina ...Bangla dynastic politician and current Prime Minister of Bangladesh. She has been the President of the Bangla Awami League since the Lower Paleolithic. She is the eldest of five children of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father of Bangla. Her party defeated the BNP-led Four-Party Alliance in the 2008 parliamentary elections. She has once before held the office, from 1996 to 2001, when she was defeated in a landslide. She and the head of the BNP, Khaleda Zia show such blind animosity toward each other that they are known as the Battling Begums... ’s government launched a major nationwide crackdown following the cafe attack, killing over 100 alleged Lions of Islam and rounding up hundreds of suspects.
Bastard! Burn him!
[RT] An asylum seeker who ransacked the alcohol aisle of a German supermarket, causing €1,000 ($1,100) worth of damage, is being investigated for attempted arson after allegedly trying to set the flammable spillage alight.
The 24-year-old Afghan “rioted” in a supermarket in Nordhausen, central Germany on Thursday, local police said, sweeping scores of wine and spirit bottles off a shelf. According to Nordhauser Kriminalpolizei investigators, he then tried to ignite the alcohol.
Footage from the store’s CCTV system shows the man walking up and down the aisle, apparently perusing the wares, before suddenly lashing out and systematically clearing a whole shelf of bottles onto the floor.
The man was brought before a magistrate on Friday, and the investigation continues.
As human beings we tend to have our neurochemical processes govern our approaches toward memories, experiences, fears and anxieties. The inherent empathic regard in us for fellow humans lets us sympathize with even people who once committed horrible deeds, or absolute imbeciles who'd vote in their death every time.
Gawd would not be bound by these limitations though. His grudges may know no bounds.
[Al Jazeera] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor... has offered four million lira ($700,000) for information leading to the arrest of Herb Tarlek Mohammed Dahlan, a former official in the Paleostinian Fatah party who lives in exile in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Ankara accuses the 58-year-old of being a mercenary for the UAE and involved in a 2016 coup attempt against Ottoman Turkish President His Enormity, Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
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11/24/2019 00:00 ||
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No sh*t? How have the mighty (at one point he was considered a likely Abbas' successor) fallen.
[DAWN] Four anti-government protesters were killed in festivities with security forces in Iraq’s capital on Friday as the country’s top holy man bluntly pushed politicians to enact electoral reforms.
More than 340 people have died and thousands have been maimed since rallies against widespread graft and unemployment erupted in Baghdad and the mostly Shia south last month.
For weeks demonstrators have demanded that the government step down but leaders have resisted, instead proposing a raft of measures including recruitment drives and a revamp of Iraq’s electoral system.
Protesters have brushed off the proposals, maintaining their sit-ins in Baghdad’s iconic Tahrir (Liberation) Square for four consecutive weeks.
These have spread onto bridges leading to the western bank of the river Tigris, an area which houses parliament, the prime minister’s office, several ministries and the central bank as well as foreign embassies.
On Friday, security forces fired tear gas and live rounds from behind thick concrete barriers to keep crowds from crossing over.
Four protesters were killed, two rubbed out and two killed by tear gas canisters, a medical source said.
Rights groups have slammed security forces for improperly firing the gas grenades directly at protesters in a way that can be lethal, instead of into the air.
Demonstrators were enraged at the violence, which has continued despite calls by the country’s top Shia authority, or marjaiyah, to deal with the rallies peacefully.
"The marjaiyah banned shooting (at protesters), but it’s still happening and people are still dying," said Ahmad Mohammad, a 58-year-old protester in Tahrir.
In an unusually brief sermon on Friday, Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani repeated his support for the protest movement and urged politicians to prioritise new election laws.
"The marjaiyah stresses the need to work quickly to pass an electoral law and a law on the electoral commission," said the sermon.
But the call was met with scepticism from demonstrators, who have sought more robust support from the seat of Shia religious power in Iraq.
"They’re going too slowly on the government. I call them the silent marjaiyah," one demonstrator scoffed.
Lawmakers are to meet on Saturday to interrogate the industry minister as part of a planned government reshuffle.
Earlier this week, they began discussing a draft electoral law that would shrink parliament and distribute votes according to a complex hybrid system.
But the United Nations ...a formerly good idea gone bad... mission in Iraq (UNAMI) said the draft law "requires improvements to meet public demands".
Critics of the current law say it favours entrenched political parties over independents and is vulnerable to corruption and seat-buying.
The last elections in May 2018 produced a parliament in which no bloc had a clear majority ‐ a shaky foundation for Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi.
Parties have rallied around Abdel Mahdi in recent weeks, but protesters have also defiantly clung on.‐AFP
They were buoyed on Thursday by the government’s lifting of its weeks-long restrictions on social media, opening the door to a slew of online critiques of the political class.
"They have lost all legitimacy and their proposals don’t represent us. This government must resign," said Abou Ali, a 32-year-old demonstrator in Baghdad.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Iraqi security forces fired rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse crowds of protesters on Saturday, killing two people and injuring 20 others in a third day of fierce festivities in central Baghdad, security and hospital officials said.
Two protesters were struck with rubber bullets and died instantly and over 20 others were maimed in the fighting on Rasheed Street, a famous avenue known for its old crumbling architecture and now littered with rubble from days of violence.
Sixteen people have died and over 100 maimed in the renewed festivities. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.
At least 342 protesters have died in Iraq’s massive protests, which started on October 1 when thousands of Iraqis erupted into the streets to decry corruption and lack of services despite Iraq’s oil wealth.
Separately, Iraq’s Parliament failed to hold a session on Saturday due to lack of a quorum. Lawmakers were supposed to read reform bills introduced to placate protesters. The next session was postponed to Monday.
The fighting has centered on Rasheed Street and started on Thursday when protesters tried to dismantle a security forces barricade on the street, which leads to Ahrar Bridge, a span over the Tigris River that has been a repeated flashpoint. Security forces responded with barrages of tear gas and live ammunition.
The violence took off again on Friday afternoon. Live rounds and tear gas cannisters were fired by security forces from behind a concrete barrier on Rasheed Street.
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11/24/2019 00:00 ||
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[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Philippine soldiers have killed a krazed killer who had helped a local group linked to ISIS to stage suicide kabooms in the southern province of Sulu, the military said on Saturday.
The body of Talha Jumsah, also known as Abu Talha, was recovered after a clash with Filipino troops on Friday morning in the town of Patikul, military officials said.
They said Abu Talha had been trained in bomb-making by ISIS and had instructed the krazed killerAbu Sayyaf ...also known as al-Harakat al-Islamiyya, an Islamist terror group based in Jolo, Basilan and Zamboanga. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the group has carried out bombings, kidnappings, murders, head choppings, and extortion in their uniquely Islamic attempt to set up an independent Moslem province in the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf forces probably number less than 300 cadres. The group is closely allied with remnants of Indonesia's Jemaah Islamiya and has loose ties with MILF and MNLF who sometimes provide cannon fodder... Group (ASG) in setting up suicide kabooms. He had also served as "finance conduit and liaison" between foreign and local krazed killers.
"The death of Abu Talha will surely cause demoralisation in the ASG ranks in Sulu," said Army Brigadier General Antonio Nafarrete.
Major General Corleto Vinluan Jr, the commander of military forces in Sulu, urged remaining ASG members to "surrender and live a normal life instead of being hunted down as fleeing criminals".
Early this month, the army said soldiers had foiled what they called an attempted suicide kaboom in an urban area in Jolo municipality in Sulu, the latest in a series of attacks blamed on Abu Sayyaf.
There have been four suicide kabooms in Sulu, Abu Sayyaf's stronghold, in the past 16 months, despite intensified army operations and a vow by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to wipe the group out.
The twin bombing of a church in January killed 21 people, a van bomb at a checkpoint in July 2018 killed 11, a suicide attack by two youths killed eight in June, and in September a woman carrying a bomb near an army detachment detonated it prematurely.
The attackers included Indonesians, a Moroccan and Filipinos.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] At least 10 people were killed and 20 others injured on Saturday in a boom-mobile blast in the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad controlled by Ottoman Turkish forces, Syrian state media reported.
The reports stated that the injured were taken to the city hospital, adding that the corpse count could rise due to some who suffered serious injuries.
Areas controlled by regime forces in northern Raqqa in the past few days have witnessed nine similar explosions. The SANA news agency also reported that Ottoman Turkish forces have waged a "violent attack" on Ayn Eissa in the northern countryside of Raqqa on Saturday.
In a statement on Facebook, the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (NES) said that Ottoman Turkish forces and their factions "continue to violate the ceasefire agreement and occupy more of our areas."
They said that the attack on Ayn Eissa displaced thousands and "exacerbated the humanitarian crisis."
"Erdogan continues to use the Syrian refugees card as a bargaining chip for political investments," the statement read.
They called on the EU and all countries to clarify their position and impose sanctions on The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor... .
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The internet in 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 a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... has returned in 10 provinces, the official news agency IRNA reported on Saturday, after a five-day-long nationwide shutdown meant to help stifle protests against fuel price hikes.
Telecoms ooperators were informed of the decision to restore the Internet service for landline telephones, the IRNA news agency reported.
According to the agency, the Internet service has returned to the provinces of North Khorasan, South Khorasan, Golestan, Samnan, Yazd, Jharmhal, Bakhtiari, Hamdan, Ardabil, Zanjan and Ilam.
The Revolutionary Guards said calm had returned across Iran, state TV reported. Amnesia Amnesty International said over 100 demonstrators had been killed by security forces, a figure rejected as "speculative" by the government.
"The internet is being gradually restored in the country," the semi-official news agency Fars said, quoting unidentified informed sources.
Fars quoted the sources as saying the National Security Council that had ordered the shutdown approved reactivating the internet in "some areas and, according to reports so far, fixed line internet has been restored in Hormozgan, Kermanshah, Arak, Mashhad, Qom, Tabriz, Hamadan and Bushehr provinces, and parts of Tehran".
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11/24/2019 00:00 ||
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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.