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Palestinian teen dies while working with explosive in Gaza Strip
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Afghanistan
Govt Releases Around 900 Taliban Prisoners
[ToloNews] The Afghan government on Tuesday released around 900 Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
prisoners, according to the National Security Council.

The 900 prisoners were released from different prisons across the country, mainly from Pul-e-Charkhi Prison in Kabul and Bagram Prison in Parwan province.

The order for the release of these prisoners was issued by President Ashraf Ghani
...former chancellor of Kabul University, now president of Afghanistan. Before returning to Afghanistan in 2002 he was a scholar of political science and anthropology. He worked at the World Bank working on international development assistance. As Finance Minister of Afghanistan between July 2002 and December 2004, he led Afghanistan's attempted economic recovery until the Karzais stole all the money...
on the first day of Eid as he pledged to release up to 2,000 Taliban inmates. His announcement came as a response to the Taliban's calling a three-day ceasefire during Eid.

"The number will reach 2,000, but what remains is related to the Taliban... The continuance of violence by the Taliban will not help the grinding of the peace processor," said Javid Faisal, a front man for the National Security Council.

Some released prisoners said they want unity and solidarity in the country.

"We want unity and solidarity," said a released Taliban prisoner.

"Peace should come. There should be stability. Our country has witnessed forty years of war. We are happy for stability," said a released Taliban prisoner.

Critics still doubt the intentions of the prisoners and say they might return to the war as there is a lack of a monitoring system from them after they are freed.

"There is question about whether they will return to the battleground or to their homes," said MP Abdul Zahir Tamim.

"If we witness the release of 2,000 prisoners of the (Taliban), I can say for sure that the Islamic emirate will think about extending the ceasefire," said former Taliban member Jalaluddin Shinwari, referring to the group as Islamic emirate.

The Afghanistan Human Rights Commission said there should be guarantees on the prisoners to not return to the war.

"There will be individuals who have committed war crimes or crimes against humanity or there might be people who have cases against them... They should not be included among released prisoners," said Naeem Nazari, member of the commission.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/27/2020 01:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1 
Govt Releases Around 900 infected Taliban Prisoners
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/27/2020 16:37 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
Third Iranian tanker approaches Venezuela
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Posted by: Fred || 05/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [124 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Pssst...it's in the 4th one!
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/27/2020 13:03 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Idlib to Tripoli: Turkey moves to dominate eastern Mediterranean
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Posted by: Fred || 05/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [82 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Erdogan vows to not allow Israel annex Palestinian lands
That’s nice. But if Allah will not snap his fingers for you, how on earth could you possibly do so with your own resources?
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Posted by: Fred || 05/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Your army has problems dealing with the Kurds.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/27/2020 8:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Good luck with that Erdoggy.
Posted by: Woodrow || 05/27/2020 8:57 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
India captures ‘spy' pigeon suspected of working for Pakistan: reports
[FoxNews] A pigeon suspected of being trained as a Pakistani “spy” has been detained near a disputed border in India after officials discovered a coded ring attached to its foot, according to a report.

The pigeon, painted pink, was captured Sunday by villagers in Manyari, located near the international border that separates Indian and Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, the Times of India reported.

While it is unclear where the bird came from, it is reportedly believed the bird flew from across the border in Pakistan.

“The pigeon, suspected to be trained in Pakistan for spying, has a ring with alphabets and numbers written on it,” a police source told the paper. “Though birds have no boundaries, and many fly across international borders during migration, a coded ring tagged to the captured pigeon’s body is a cause for concern as migratory birds don’t have such things.”
Villagers in the countries around Israel regularly kill migratory birds they’re certain are Israeli spies because they have exactly that kind of band on their legs, part of a century-long international scientific effort. None of them are painted in pastel colours, though.
Kathua Police's senior superintendent Shailendra Mishra said it was unclear whether the bird was intended to spy, noting that people in Pakistan tie number tags on pigeons to claim ownership, according to Sky News. He said an investigation was underway. There have been previous reports of birds carrying suspected secret messages across the border into India.

Indian authorities captured a bird in 2015 that was found to have a message written in Urdu, the national language of Pakistan, on its wings, the Telegraph reported.
“Buy Mor Chickn”
In 2016, a bird with a note that allegedly threatened Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was found at the Pakistan border and taken by police, according to Sky News.

The Times of India said that pigeons and even balloons sometimes carry coded messages across the border as a type of “psychological operation.”
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iran passes law banning use of Israeli technology
First this:
[Jpost] A bill passed last week on “confronting the hostile acts of the Zionist regime against peace and security” prevents any cooperation with Israel.

Then this (update at 5:20 p.m. EDT):
Iran’s president orders implementation of law banning all use of Israeli tech

[IsraelTimes] Legislation bars any cooperation, including ‘activities of the Israeli software platforms in Iran and using its hardware and software products’
“That must be how they’re finding our weapons depots in Syria, so we’re just gonna throw out everything the Israelis are listening through, see?”

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/27/2020 10:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [183 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Iranians: Death to the Juice!
Iranian Mullah: Yes! Now throw down your cell phones.
Iranians: Wait, what?
Posted by: SteveS || 05/27/2020 12:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Bad Luck(tm)

While you are at it, dump all the technology that comes from the Evil Satan aka America.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/27/2020 15:32 Comments || Top||

#3  No more electric toothbrushes or satellite dishes?
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/27/2020 16:23 Comments || Top||

#4  No Wu-Flu vaccine for you!
Posted by: Warthog || 05/27/2020 17:00 Comments || Top||


Iran oil minister: Turkey not interested in fixing natural gas pipeline
[Rudaw] Iran’s oil minister has accused Ankara of dragging its feet on repairs to a critical natural gas pipeline that was damaged in a bully boy attack in late March, depriving Tehran of hundreds of millions of dollars in desperately needed hard currency.

"The pipeline carrying Iranian natural gas to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
was damaged in a kaboom earlier this year and it has not been fixed," oil minister Bijan Zanganeh told an Iranian radio station on Monday.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 05/27/2020 01:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [110 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Heh - I've got lots of natural gas.
Posted by: Raj || 05/27/2020 2:05 Comments || Top||


Iran's IRGC threatens to burn ships smuggling fuel in Persian Gulf
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Like the ones going to VZ?
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/27/2020 13:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Watch the greenies yawn about any gasoline or crude spills the Iranians cause.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/27/2020 17:12 Comments || Top||



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Two weeks of WOT
Wed 2020-05-27
  Palestinian teen dies while working with explosive in Gaza Strip
Tue 2020-05-26
  Three-day ceasefire in Afghanistan to continue for another week
Mon 2020-05-25
  Kurdish policeman found beheaded in Kirkuk
Sun 2020-05-24
  UN committee urges France to prevent execution of convicted jihadists in Iraq
Sat 2020-05-23
  Large cyber attack against Israel conducted from Gaza, Turkey, North Africa
Fri 2020-05-22
  PA refuses UAE aid sent via Israel, won’t be ‘tool for normalization’ – report
Thu 2020-05-21
  Iraq security forces arrest the new ISIS leader
Wed 2020-05-20
  Abbas says the PA sees itself free of all agreements with Israel and the U.S. - including on security matters
Tue 2020-05-19
  GNA captures al-Watiyah Airbase from the LNA
Mon 2020-05-18
  Afghan president inks power-sharing deal with rival
Sun 2020-05-17
  Pak Doctor on H-1B Visa Wanted to Attack U.S. for ISIS
Sat 2020-05-16
  Tomb of Mordechai and Esther in Iran reportedly set ablaze
Fri 2020-05-15
  France: Pro-Refugee Activist Murdered by Migrant He Was Sleeping With
Thu 2020-05-14
  Nangarhar Funeral Bombing Death Toll Rises to 32
Wed 2020-05-13
  President Ghani, in light of attacks, orders Afghan forces to resume attacks on the Taliban

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