Sunday, February 23, 2020

Middle East

Kushner suggests UN should crack ‘habits’ as he defends Center East prepare

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - Donald Trump's son-in-law and architect of the new US peace plan for the Middle East, Jared Kushner, has called on the UN Security Council to break its "habits" and solve the "hardest problem in the world", in a rare interview.Kushner on Thursday presented the US peace plan to the…

All which is missing from Trump’s ‘overly good’ Middle East program is Palestinians

newly unveiled peace plan “overly good” to the Palestinians but it was the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who was at his side, grinning broadly.Related: 'Don't talk about history': how Jared Kushner crafted his Middle East 'peace' planThe unusually detailed 80-page proposal to resolve decades of conflict fulfilled a wishlist of Israeli demands made over…

Islamist militant Krekar to be extradited from Norway to Italy

OSLO (Reuters) - An Iraqi Kurdish Islamist suspected of plotting attacks in Europe and the Middle East will be extradited from Norway to Italy, the Justice Ministry in Oslo said on Wednesday.Najmuddin Faraj Ahmad, better known as Mullah Krekar, a former leader of the Ansar al-Islam militant group, won refugee status together with his family…

An attack on US forces in Africa hints at a looming surge by an Al Qaeda affiliate

assessmentsGlobal Security Analyst, StratforSmoke rises from a U.S. military base in Lamu County, Kenya, on Jan. 5, 2020, after an al Shabaab attack.(Xinhua/Xin Huashefa via Getty Images)The first-ever attack by the Somali militant group on a U.S. base in Kenya portends greater insecurity in East Africa.... TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE Continue reading your article…

Trapped in Iran: My Summer as a Guest of the Revolutionary Guards

1843, our sister magazine of ideas, lifestyle and cultureI WAS PAYING my bill at the hotel when they came. There were seven of them, stiff and formal in plain-clothes. “Mr Pelham?” asked the shortest one and presented me with a hand-written document in Farsi. “It’s been signed by a judge,” he said. “It entitles us…

French Christian charity suggests four employees lacking in Baghdad – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jean Der Agopian and Benjamin Blanchard from SOS Chretiens d'Orient gave a press conference in Paris Four aid workers from a French Christian charity have gone missing in Iraq, with authorities from both countries investigating their disappearance, the organisation said. SOS Chretiens d'Orient (Christians of the Middle East) said the…

Israel ex-PM Olmert defiantly rallies at the rear of Palestinian chief

New York (AFP) - Israel's former prime minister Ehud Olmert on Tuesday called Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas a partner for peace, defiantly rejecting efforts by Benjamin Netanyahu's government to sideline the veteran leader.Olmert, Netanyahu's centrist predecessor who led Israel from 2006 to 2009, met with Abbas in New York hours after the Palestinian leader went…

Israel drawing up map for West Lender annexations – Netanyahu

By Maayan LubellJERUSALEM, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Israel has begun to draw up maps of land in the occupied West Bank that will be annexed in accordance with U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed peace plan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday."We are already at the height of the process of mapping the area that,…

Countless numbers rally in Morocco from Trump Mideast peace program

Rabat (AFP) - Thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets of the Moroccan capital Sunday to protest against a new US Middle East peace plan which the Palestinians say favours Israel.Carrying Palestinian flags, the demonstrators, including local politicians and trade unionists, marched in Rabat chanting "Long Live Palestine".They called for a boycott of American products, denounced…

Fergal Keane: BBC Africa editor actions down after PTSD analysis

Image caption Fergal Keane reports for news programmes such as The Andrew Marr show The BBC's Fergal Keane is stepping down from his role as Africa editor due to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).His diagnosis was the result of "several decades of work in conflict zones around the world", said the BBC's head of newsgathering, Jonathan…

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Galaxy M31 with massive 6000mAh battery set to start in India on February twenty five

In January last year, Samsung introduced the Galaxy M series, aiming to take on Chinese rivals in the highly competitive budget segment. Thanks to aggressive pricing and solid hardware specs, the M series lineup helped Samsung increase its smartphone shipments last year, even though it didn't succeed in clawing back market share from rivals such…

★ Hacked to Bits

Sunday, 26 January 2020 Another blockbuster security story last week, initially broken by Stephanie Kirchgaessner for The Guardian: The Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos had his mobile phone “hacked” in 2018 after receiving a WhatsApp message that had apparently been sent from the personal account of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, sources have told the…

Erdogan suggests Turkey hits again just after Syrian shells destroy Turkish troops

By Orhan Coskun and Daren ButlerANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey said on Monday its military hit dozens of Syrian government targets after eight Turkish military personnel were killed by shelling in Idlib in northwest Syria, where fighting threatens to test ties between Ankara and Moscow.Turkey and Russia are on opposing sides in the fighting in Idlib…

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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The Fire TV Stick is on sale for £24.99. Image: amazon By Joseph GreenMashable Shopping2020-02-05 11:59:20 UTC TL;DR: The Fire TV Stick is on sale for £24.99 on Amazon, saving you 38% on list price. Amazon's own range of smart…

Food Pakistan has ‘new rules’ for Fb, Twitter

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's government has approved new rules for regulating cyber space which opponents say could be used to stifle dissent and free speech. Under regulations that were approved by the cabinet late last month but were not immediately made public, social media companies will be obliged to help law enforcement agencies access data and to…