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Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-11-12 18:07:38
Islamic State has released a video threatening attacks in Russia "very soon", the SITE monitoring group stated Thursday. Al-Hayat Media Center, Islamic State's foreign language media division, released a Russian language video with chants of "Soon, very soon, the blood will spill like an ocean", SITE reported. Islamic State has previously called for attacks on Russia and the United States in revenge for airstrikes on its fighters in Syria. Western intelligence officials suspect the ultra-hardline Sunni group of planting a bomb in a Russian passenger airplane which crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula two weeks ago. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-11-12 09:27:23
Germany’s Lufthansa AG canceled about one third of scheduled flights Wednesday and Thursday, after two German courts rejected its request to stop a strike by its cabin crew that is continuing for a fifth day. Wednesday’s and Thursday’s 1,864 cancellations in total will affect about 200,000 passengers, Lufthansa said. The airline had on Tuesday requested a preliminary injunction in the Darmstadt and Düsseldorf labor courts to stop a week-long strike called for by the cabin-crew union UFO that has resulted in thousands of flight cancellations. The company on Tuesday won a temporary injunction in Düsseldorf to halt the strike at the city’s airport, but the ruling was only valid for Tuesday. On Wednesday, a different judge of same labor court ruled that cabin crew can go on with its strike. Lufthansa couldn’t immediately comment on the ruling. Earlier, a labor court in Darmstadt, close to Lufthansa’s main hub at Frankfurt, also rejected the airline’s injunction request. The airline said it was reviewing whether it will take any further legal steps. “We adhere to our stance that UFO’s demands aren’t defined clearly enough,” a Lufthansa spokesman said after the Darmstadt court’s ruling. On Thursday Lufthansa plans to cancel 933 flights, affecting 107,000 passengers. The union representing cabin crew first called the strike on Friday last week. Lufthansa hoped to resolve the matter late on Monday with a new offer, which the union quickly rebuffed. The union said that the offer failed to address the critical retirement issue—a sticking point in the protracted dispute. On Tuesday, the union called for strikes to continue until Friday this week at Frankfurt, Munich and Düsseldorf airports, affecting short, mid- and long-haul flights. Lufthansa, which lifted its profit guidance after a 41% jump in third-quarter net profit, is also in disputes with other labor unions, as it seeks to become more competitive vis-à-vis budget airlines and expanding Middle East carriers. The airline is also engaged in a row with its pilots over pensions that have yet to be resolved. In September, Lufthansa successfully halted a strike by its pilots via court order. The court ruled that the strike was unlawful because the pilots union had included Lufthansa’s low-cost unit Eurowings in its dispute over pay and conditions. The court said that questions of strategy weren’t subject to collective bargaining agreements. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-11-11 14:57:21
As prison populations surge in the United Kingdom, with overcrowded cells and repeat offenders, the opposite is happening in the Netherlands. The country is actually to close eight prisons because of a lack of criminals, the Dutch justice ministry has announced. Declining crime rates in the Netherlands mean that although the country has the capacity for 14,000 prisoners, there are only 12,000 detainees, More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-11-10 09:54:07
A Jordanian officer shot dead two U.S. government security contractors, a South African trainer and two Jordanians at a U.S.-funded police training facility near Amman on Monday before being killed in a shootout, Jordanian authorities said. U.S. President Barack Obama said he was treating very seriously the attack at the King Abdullah Training Center, in which three Jordanians and one Lebanese citizen were wounded, and a full investigation was under way. A senior Jordanian official told Reuters the gunman was a police captain, and authorities identified him as Anwar Abu Zeid. There was no immediate word on the motive for the attack. Jordan is a staunch U.S. ally in the Washington-led campaign against Islamic State militants who hold large areas of neighboring Syria and Iraq, a position Jordanian officials say leaves the kingdom vulnerable to jihadist attacks. "This incident sadly does not come as a surprise, as the threat of Islamist terrorism has only increased in the region in the last few years in the aftermath of Syria and Iraq. As much as pre-emptive measures have been taken, it is impossible to eradicate all risks," said a senior Jordanian official who requested anonymity, citing political sensitivities. The U.S. Embassy in Amman said two American civilian security contractors and a South African contractor were shot to death, and one slain Jordanian was a translator. It was "premature to speculate on motive at this point" with the investigation proceeding, it said. A second Jordanian, who had been in critical condition, died later of his wounds, Jordan's government said. There were differing early reports on the number killed, with three U.S. sources saying eight people died in the attack. Jordanian government spokesman Mohammad Momani denied that and Jordan's official death toll stands at six. A U.S. official said the two Americans were working for the U.S. State Department's International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Bureau training Palestinian security forces. The U.S. security contractor DynCorp International confirmed its personnel were fired on during the shooting but did not elaborate. Obama told reporters at the White House: “The fact that someone dressed in military uniform carried out an attack at a training facility in (Jordan)... we take this very seriously, and we’ll be working closely with the Jordanians to determine exactly what happened." The shooting spree took place on the 10th anniversary of al Qaeda suicide bombings that targeted three Amman luxury hotels and killed 57 people, the deadliest militant attack in Jordanian history. SUSPECT'S RELATIVES EXPRESS SHOCK Security sources said several earlier militant plots to attack the King Abdullah training center had been foiled. Momani, the government spokesman, said the attacker was shot dead by Jordanian security forces inside the training center. He did not commit suicide as security sources had earlier reported. Relatives of the suspect gathered at his home in a village near the northern town of Jerash, expressing disbelief the 29- year-old father of two could have committed the attack. His uncle, Sulaiman Abu Zeid, said his nephew, who had served in the police force for 11 years, was a pious Muslim who did not harbor radical Islamist beliefs. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-11-08 07:07:51
A Russian plane which crashed in Egypt last week was flying on auto-pilot and appeared to break up in mid-air after a sudden noise but it is too soon to conclude exactly what brought it down, the lead investigator said on Saturday. Ayman al-Muqaddam, head of a team of experts looking into one of Egypt's worst air disasters, said the cockpit voice recording would be analysed to identify the nature of the noise, which Western governments have indicated may have been a bomb. Islamic State militants fighting security forces in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula have said they brought down the Airbus A321, which crashed 23 minutes after taking off from the resort of Sharm al-Sheikh one week ago, killing all 224 passengers. Fears that the crash was caused by Islamist militants led several Western countries, Russia and Turkey to suspend flights to Sharm al-Sheikh, stranding tens of thousands of holidaymakers and dealing a heavy blow to Egypt's vital tourist industry. Muqaddam said the auto-pilot was still engaged when the crash occurred and debris were scattered over a wide area of the Sinai desert extending for 13 km (8 miles), adding that this was "consistent with an in-flight break-up". The black boxes recovered from the crash site showed that a "a noise was heard in the last second of the ... recording". The recording will be send to a specialist laboratory for analysis. Scientists have used such methods to examine the signature of dying cockpit recordings in aircraft bombings. Comparing the frequencies may help determine whether the sound recorded on the Russian jet comes from a deliberate or accidental explosion. Muqaddam said his team, including experts from Egypt, Russia, France, Germany and Ireland, was considering "all possible scenarios for the cause of the accident" but had not yet reached any conclusion. He said structural fatigue, a fuel explosion and even lithium batteries carried by passengers could be a cause. Referring to media reports that Western intelligence sources believe that the plane may have been brought down by a bomb, Muqaddam said no evidence related to those claims had been provided to his team. ANGER AT WEST His comments echoed the irritation expressed earlier on Saturday by Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, who said that foreign intelligence about the cause of the crash had not been passed on to Cairo. "The information we have heard about has not been shared with Egyptian security agencies in detail," Shoukry said. "We were expecting that the technical information would be provided to us." He suggested countries now flagging the likelihood that militants were behind the crash should have heeded Egypt's repeated calls for coordination to combat terrorism. "The spread of terrorism, which we have for a long time called on our partners to tackle more seriously, did not get through to many of the parties which are now exposed and which are currently working for the interests of their citizens to face this danger," he told a news conference. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-11-07 09:10:31
The Kremlin Friday angrily condemned France's Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine for publishing political cartoons on the Egypt plane crash in which 224 people died, most of them Russian tourists. "In our country we can sum this up in a single word: sacrilege," President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists. "This has nothing to do with democracy or self-expression. It is sacrilege." The Kremlin spokesman called the cartoons "unacceptable" but said Russia would not make an official complaint. One cartoon shows debris and human remains raining down on an armed IS militant, with the caption: "IS: Russian aviation is intensifying bombardments," a reference to its air strikes in Syria. Another shows a skull with a pair of sunglasses hanging off it with the crashed plane in the background. It is titled "The dangers of Russian low-cost airlines", and the speech bubble says "I should have taken Air Cocaine," a reference to a current scandal over French pilots smuggling drugs from the Dominican Republic. Jihadist gunmen shot dead 12 people in and around Charlie Hebdo's offices in January enraged at its cartoons of Prophet Mohammed. On Russian-language Twitter, hashtags "Charlie Hebdo" and "I'm not Charlie" were among the top trends on Friday. Writing on Twitter, the lower house of parliament's international affairs chief Alexei Pushkov asked: "Is there any limit to Russophobia on the pages of Western media? "As the whole world condoles with us, Charlie Hebdo preaches its vile right to sacrilege." Russian state television news gave lengthy coverage to criticism of the Charlie Hebdo cartoons, which it did not show. "It's not satire but filthy mockery," said the deputy speaker of the lower house, Ivan Melnikov, in televised comments. "Is anyone else 'Charlie'?" asked foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Facebook, referring to the message "Je Suis Charlie" circulated by the magazine's supporters after the massacre. The cartoons, published on Wednesday, have not been widely covered in French media. Both Washington and London say a bomb may have downed the Russian plane carrying tourists from the Sinai Peninsula resort of Sharm el-Sheikh but Cairo and Moscow have sought to downplay the suggestion of an attack. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-11-05 08:32:52
Russia has sent missile systems to Syria to protect its military forces there, the head of Russia's air force said on Thursday. Colonel General Viktor Bondarev said fighter jets could be hijacked in countries neighboring Syria and used to attack Russian forces. "We have calculated all possible threats. We have sent not only fighter jets, bombers and helicopters, but also missile systems," Bondarev told Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper. "We must be ready." More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-11-04 13:31:01
Republican businessman Matt Bevin has been elected Kentucky's next governor Tuesday, marking a setback for Democrats who had controlled the office in every election but one since 1971 and underscoring the party's decline in the conservative U.S. South. Bevin, who rode Tea Party support to a narrow victory in a four-way Republican primary, soundly defeated State Attorney General Jack Conway, whose late October lead in the polls evaporated on election day. "This is a chance for a fresh start," said Bevin at his victory event, calling his candidacy an opportunity to change traditional politics. "It truly is, and we desperately need it." Republicans also were successful in securing a second term for Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, who easily defeated a little-known opponent in the conservative Southern state. Kentucky's more hotly contested race reflected the partisan divide seen nationally over gay marriage and President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law in a contest to replace Democratic Governor Steve Beshear, who cannot run because of term limits. Bevin, who has never before held elected office, won with 52.5 percent of the vote, compared to 43.8 percent for Conway, according to unofficial results with all precincts reporting. His path to victory included courting religious conservatives after meeting with embattled Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis after she was jailed for defying a federal judge's order to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. "I am ecstatic," Davis said in a statement released by her attorneys at the conservative Liberty Counsel, adding that Bevin had prayed for her. "I will be forever thankful that he came to visit me while I was in jail." While Tea Party leaders celebrated a win for Bevin, a conservative known to challenge establishment Republicans, he also benefited from a late infusion of cash from the Republican Governors Association. The organization said it poured $2.5 million into the state during the final two weeks of the campaign and spent a total of $6 million on the race. Bevin had pledged to roll back the expansion of Medicaid to provide health coverage to the poor under Obama's health plan as started by the current governor, which Conway had supported. Although Kentucky voters routinely send Republicans to Washington, D.C., experts thought Conway had the advantage going into election day, given Democrats' enduring state-level strength in recent decades. Bevin's lieutenant governor, Jenean Hampton, becomes the first African American elected to statewide office in Kentucky. In Mississippi, Republicans also celebrated widely expected victories for party incumbents. Gov. Bryant defeated truck driver Robert Gray, the surprise victor of a Democratic primary in which he did not spend money or seriously campaign. His low-budget campaign reflected the sorry state of the Mississippi Democratic Party, observers said. Still, Democrats held off a challenge to one of the party's last statewide elected officers in the Deep South. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood won a fourth term in office, with his opponent conceding late Tuesday night. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-11-04 08:44:41
A plane has crash-landed near South Sudan’s airport shortly after taking off Wednesday. Conflicting reports suggest that up to 40 people have been killed on board and on the ground. The crashed plane may have had about 20 crew and passengers, two of which survived, according to the South Sudanese president’s spokesman. Also, others on the ground may have been killed. Reuters says its eyewitness has counted over 40 bodies at the crash site, but it is unclear how many of those were on board. An unidentified police officer near the scene told Reuters that there were two survivors, including a child, but could not say how many people were on board or give further details. The agency's eyewitness saw aircraft lying across the White Nile River, Reuters reports. According to the local radio station's Twitter feed, the crash occurred around 800 meters from Juba airport. A woman and seven children are among the victims, the local National Courier media outlet reported. The plane was headed to Paloich in the Upper Nile region, a source told the National Courier. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-11-04 08:31:18
Greece on Wednesday carried out the first relocation of asylum seekers from its territory to Luxembourg, part of an EU-approved plan to ease the burden on border nations inundated by this year's influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees. Six families from Syria and Iraq were being relocated from Athens, among the first under a 780-million-euro, two-year scheme funded by the European Union. Smiling parents holding young children posed for "selfies" with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn beside an aeroplane on the runway of Athens international airport, before boarding their flight, live footage broadcast by state television showed."Thirty in the face of thousands who have fled their homes in Syria and Iraq is a drop in the ocean," Tsipras said. "But we hope that this becomes a stream, and then a river of humanity and shared responsibility, because these are the principles upon which the European Union was built." More than 580,000 refugees have entered Greece through its long sea border with Turkey this year. In September, the EU approved the transfer of about 160,000 asylum seekers from member states directly affected by the crisis. About 86 people have already been transferred directly from Italy to Sweden and Finland under the scheme. The death toll from drowning among refugees making the short but dangerous crossing from Turkey to Greece's outlying eastern islands has risen in recent weeks. From the beginning of the year until Oct. 29, at least 435 people died, including many children. Such danger could be avoided if refugees were registered and entered legal relocation schemes from Turkey itself, Tsipras said. The crisis has created a tough logistical, financial and humanitarian challenge for cash-strapped E.U. member Greece, which signed up to its third international bailout this year, though Greeks themselves are by and large sympathetic to the migrants' plight. But it has triggered bickering among other EU partners on how to handle one of the biggest humanitarian crises in decades. EU member state Hungary has erected fences to keep migrants out. Tsipras was speaking behind a large frame of a photograph of three elderly Greek women bottle feeding an infant and singing it a lullaby while its refugee mother looks on. It was taken on Lesbos, an island which has received the bulk of refugees. "This photo is the real, good face of Europe, and that's the Europe we want to live in," Tsipras said. "Not in a Europe which builds walls and erects barbed wire fences." More»