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Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-02-28 08:46:39
The United Nations Security Council on Friday condemned what it described as the latest "barbaric terrorist acts" in Iraq by Islamic State militants, including the destruction of priceless religious and cultural artifacts. A video published by the ultra-radical Islamist militant group Islamic State on Thursday showed men attacking ancient Assyrian statues and sculptures, some of them identified as antiquities from the 7th century BC, with sledgehammers and drills, saying they were symbols of idolatry. "The members of the Security Council strongly condemned the ongoing barbaric terrorist acts in Iraq by ISIL (Islamic State)" the council said in a statement. It also reiterated that the group "must be defeated and that the intolerance, violence, and hatred it espouses must be stamped out." Among the recent acts by Islamic State the 15-nation council cited were the abduction of 100 Sunni tribesmen from outside Tikrit, the immolation of 45 Iraqis and daily attacks targeting civilians in Baghdad. It also condemned "the deliberate destruction of irreplaceable religious and cultural artifacts housed in the Mosul Museum and burning of thousands of books and rare manuscripts from the Mosul Library." Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL, has taken over large swaths of Iraq and Syria and has been accused of numerous human rights violations, including mass murder, beheadings, burning hostages alive and other atrocities. Earlier this month the Security Council banned all trade in antiquities from war-torn Syria, threatened sanctions on anyone buying oil from Islamic State and al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front militants and urged states to stop kidnap ransom payments. It is not clear how much money Islamic State has generate from sale of illicitly traded antiquities, but Security Council diplomats have said that it was significant. The head of the U.N. culture, education and science agency UNESCO, Irina Bokova, also condemned the destruction of artifacts in the Mosul Museum. "I condemn this as a deliberate attack against Iraq's millennial history and culture, and as an inflammatory incitement to violence and hatred," she said in a statement. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-02-24 14:48:56
Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, the military and a Palestinian hospital official said. Residents of the Deheishe refugee camp in Bethlehem said Palestinians threw stones at Israeli soldiers who had entered the area and the troops opened fire. An Israeli military spokeswoman said the Palestinians hurled rocks, blocks and firebombs at the troops, wounding one soldier. "The force, feeling imminent danger to their lives, responded with fire toward an instigator," she added. A Palestinian hospital official identified the dead man as 20-year-old Jihad al-Jaafari. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-02-23 12:53:00
An Isis propaganda video has been released which purportedly shows recruits taking part in a training regime at a camp in northern Iraq. The footage appears to show the recruits as they are kicked in the chest and shot at as they crawl on the ground during the training routines. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-02-22 18:03:22
The United States expects no near-term sales in the Gulf region for the F-35 warplane, saying current fourth-generation military aircraft with new upgrades are capable of handling the threats the region faces, the Pentagon said on Sunday. "I do not anticipate any near-term sales for the F-35 in the region," Frank Kendall, U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisitions, Technology and Logistics, told reporters in Abu Dhabi. "I think it would be a very sensitive sale to try to bring about for a lot of reasons." The F-35 Lightning II is built by Lockheed Martin Corp and is a so-called "fifth-generation" warplane designed to be nearly invisible to enemy radar. Kendall said the threats confronting the region can be dealt with adequately with current fleets such as United Arab Emirates’ 80 Block 60 F-16s. The country had requested these to be upgraded to Block 61, which would carry stand-off weaponry, and had also requested an additional 30 Block 61 aircraft. French firm Dassault Aviation sold 24 Rafale fighter jets to Egypt this month, triggering industry sources to say other regional governments might also consider the aircraft. A senior French source told Reuters last week that Qatar was in the final stage of negotiations regarding 36 Rafale jets. The UAE has also been assessing Eurofighter’s Typhoon, built by Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain. “This is a pretty good market for the fourth generation fighter planes and we’re not the only ones,” Kendall said. “The F-16s are competitive and we’re ready to prove the newest technology on those.” More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-02-22 16:46:10
Yemen's president sought to resume his duties as head of state on Sunday, holding his first public engagement with state officials since he fled house arrest in Sanaa by the Houthi group that dominates the northern half of the country. Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi convened governors of several southern provinces and military commanders at the presidential retreat in the economic hub of Aden, in a meeting which was broadcast on the city's local television channel. Hadi submitted his resignation last month after Shi'ite Muslim Houthi fighters seized the presidential palace and held him under house arrest in the capital Sanaa in a power struggle that followed months of tension over a constitutional dispute. But the Yemeni parliament had never convened to approve the resignation for it to go into effect as stipulated by Yemeni laws. On Saturday Hadi appeared to rescind his resignation after he escaped from Sanaa, saying in a statement he was still president. Aden is firmly outside the control of the Houthis. Sources at the meeting said Hadi re-affirmed his commitment to a 2011 Gulf-sponsored power transfer deal that allowed his predecessor, veteran Yemeni strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh, to step down following months of Arab Spring protests. He also slammed the Houthi group, which seized Sanaa in September and completed its takeover of the government last month. "What is going on is a struggle for authority of the first order and not due to concern for the interests of the people," one source quoted Hadi as telling the meeting. He also called for the release of Prime Minister Khaled Bahah and other government officials, who have also been kept under house arrest, and demanded they be allowed to resume their duties. The Houthis have said their takeover was intended to save the country from corruption and from being splintered by a draft constitution that calls for devolving power to local governments. A member of the Houthi group's Ansarullah politburo, Ali al-Qahoum, was quoted by the local news website al-Akhbar on Saturday as saying that it no longer mattered if Hadi remained in Sanaa or departed. Hadi's escape and resumption of his duties could undermine talks between major political parties to agree on a new transitional administration to run the country. Hadi's flight to Aden followed an agreement between Yemen's rival factions on Friday, brokered by the United Nations, to set up a transitional council that keeps the parliament in place and gives a voice to some other groups. Western countries are worried that unrest in Yemen could create opportunities for Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) to plot more attacks against international targets. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-02-22 09:21:35
Yemen's ousted President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has accused the Houthi militia that seized power last month of staging a coup. In his first statement since escaping house arrest in the capital Sanaa, Mr Hadi said all measures taken by the Houthis were "null and illegitimate". Speaking from his political stronghold in the southern city of Aden, he said he was still the president. He called upon world powers "to reject the coup". He had spent weeks under house arrest in Sanaa after the Houthis forced him to resign. His escape came a day after rival parties agreed on the formation of a governing transitional council. Yemen has been in crisis since the takeover by the Houthis, a Shia group. Rebels 'tricked' In the statement, which he signed as "president of the republic", Mr Hadi called for a national commission to oversee the drafting of a new constitution. He also called on military and security forces to protect the constitutional government. UN mediator Jamal Benomar announced a preliminary accord between feuding factions earlier this week and hailed it as "an important step". It is not clear why Mr Hadi was allowed to leave his home on Saturday. Aides close to the former president told the Associated Press news agency that he was freed after pressure from the UN, the US, Russia and local political parties. Mr Hadi is said to be at his home in a district of Aden. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-02-21 15:14:44
Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi left the capital Sanaa for Aden on Saturday following weeks of house arrest imposed by Houthi militants since he submitted his resignation in January, the Al Arabiya News channel reported. Members of the country’s Houthi militia then stormed his residence, which they had been sieging for weeks. He arrived to his home in the Khor Mekassar area in Aden later that day. This comes after Yemen’s political parties edge closer to a deal that would resolve the crisis caused by the powerful Houthi militia seizing power, U.N. envoy Jamal Benomar said on Friday. The Houthis seized Sanaa in September before tightening their grip and prompting Western-backed Hadi to offer to resign in protest. They dissolved parliament and installed a “presidential council” on February 6, sparking security concerns that saw several Arab and Western states close their embassies and evacuate diplomats. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-02-21 08:53:43
A fire has swept through the Torch skyscraper in Dubai, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world. Strong winds helped the blaze to spread across the 336.1m (1,105ft) high building in the marina district. One eyewitness told the BBC "there was debris flying everywhere, falling into neighbouring buildings". The fire was later extinguished. It is not known what caused the blaze. Hundreds of people were evacuated and there are no reports of any casualties. 'Very scared' Footage posted on social media showed what looked like molten glass and pieces of masonry falling to the ground. "In an hour-and-a-half the fire is almost out on about 60 floors, it looks like mostly the outer apartments that are damaged," eyewitness Rola told the BBC. She said it looked like the blaze had started on the 50th floor. "It's an iconic building, people were out on balconies all around it watching - even though it was 3am [23:00 GMT Saturday]," she said. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-02-18 08:26:38
Four Tunisian police have been killed in a militant attack in the central region of Kasserine close to the border with Algeria, the government said on Tuesday without giving further details. Local radio said on Wednesday suspected militants had opened fire on a national guard police checkpoint. Tunisia is engaged in a campaign against Islamist fighters who carry out shootings and bombings mostly against security forces. Troops are also trying to flush out fighters from a base in the Chaambi mountains near Algeria. With its transition to democracy complete after a 2011 uprising against autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia's government is turning its attention to tackling economic reforms and also security with a crackdown on Islamist extremists. More than 3,000 Tunisians have left to fight in Syria and Iraq. Several Islamist militant groups emerged after the 2011 uprising, including Ansar al-Sharia which is listed as a terrorist organization by U.S. and European officials. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-02-16 09:39:58
Bahrain will lend support to Jordan with armed forces to help in the efforts to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Bahrain’s News Agency reported on Sunday. The agency said Manama would support Jordan with forces from the Bahrain Defense Forces (BDF), adding that the move was part the Gulf kingdom’s commitment to “the efforts of the International Coalition to eradicate terrorism.” It also said the decision came in line of bilateral ties between the two countries and the “solid brotherly ties of kinship and solidarity bonding the two kingdoms throughout history.” More»