On September 12, police officers in the northern city of Tizi Ouzou arrested Mouloudj, a reporter for the local independent newspaper Liberté, according to a statement by his employer and news reports. Police also raided Mouloudj’s home earlier that day, according to those reports.
If convicted of spreading false news, Mouloudj could face up to five years in prison; he could face up to 10 years for harming national security, and membership in a terrorist group can be punished by the death penalty or life in prison, according to the Algerian penal code. The journalist is being held in Kolea Prison in Tipaza, outside the capital, Boukhlef said.
Wow, was he really spreading fake news or someone was triggers as they got exposed?
After 20 years of the doctrine in action, which saw the occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq that further ignited regional instability, President Joe Biden has withdrawn US troops from Afghanistan and is determined to end the combat mission in Iraq by the end of the year. Without concluding whether two decades of aggression succeeded in defeating terrorism, it can be said that the war on terror opened a new area of influence for one of the axis of evil, namely Iran in Iraq.
While Iran benefitted from the support of Iraqi militias during the inconclusive war with Iraq in the…
Qatar’s is famous for its support for the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, its close relationship with groups such as the Taliban and certain al-Qaeda affiliates. Since 9/11, the United States-led global effort to disrupt terrorist financing has been relentless. Qatar, on pretense, is acting as negotiator for peace between Taliban and United Stand and that of Kabul government and Taliban.
Unsurprisingly, Qatar has been transferring ISIS elements from Syria to Afghanistan and awakened Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan after its elements had been hiding in hibernation for more than a decade.
Is Qatar tuning Afghanistan to the Syrian version of war on terrorism?
The Taliban have announced that women in Afghanistan will only be allowed to study at university in gender-segregated classrooms and Islamic dress will be compulsory, stoking fears that a gender apartheid will be imposed on the country under the new regime.
The international community has been keeping a close watch on how the new, all-male, Taliban regime is treating Afghan women in order to gauge just how much the Taliban’s pledges of moderation are a reality.
The Taliban have promised their new government will be more representative and respectful of the rights of women and girls but it seems nothing has changed with Taliban view of how women should be treated.
Four Arab countries have agreed on a road map to supply Egyptian natural gas to Lebanon through Jordan and Syria during a ministerial meeting in Amman on Sept. 8. They also approved a plan to supply Jordanian electricity at a later stage to energy-starved Lebanon through Syrian territory.
During the Amman meeting, Zawati announced that Lebanon could be supplied with gas from Egypt via an existing pipeline that passes through Jordan, Syria and Lebanon as soon as the Syrian government rehabilitates its section of the pipeline. Ghajar said that the Egyptian gas will enable Lebanon to generate enough electricity to…
The Israel Defenses Forces and Police went on high alert fearing widespread violence Friday as the Hamas terror group declared a “day of rage” in solidarity with six Palestinian security prisoners who broke out of jail earlier this week and remain on the run.
The IDF canceled all leave for soldiers stationed in the West Bank as it geared up for possible clashes for the “day of rage,” set to start following Friday prayers.
Police meanwhile stepped up their alert status to the second-highest alert level across the country. They also diverted forces to bolster the prison services that have been faced with rioting inside prisons.
Obviously, these chaos happening in the West Bank are all orchestrated by terrorist Hamas.
The fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban has raised tensions between the EU and Turkey over how refugees from the conflict should be accommodated.
Since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war, Turkey has become one of the most important host countries of refugees in the world. However, many refugees have ended up working in Turkey’s informal economic sector in grim conditions and for extremely low wages. In addition, as the number of refugees has increased and their stay in Turkey has been extended by the continuing conflict in Syria, refugees have increasingly started to face social discrimination and mistreatment.
The worrying trend in Turkey is, however, the widespread and systematic anti-immigration and anti-refugee discourses and policies now being articulated by almost all of the opposition parties on both the left and right.
Russia, China, and Iran have made it clear that they intend to recognize the Taliban. However, it would be inquisitive that Iran embraced a former foe. Ideologically, the Taliban is a Deobandi Sunni group with the political agenda of imposing sharia according to the Hanafi School of Jurisprudence.
Iran has been very practical in its relations with the Taliban. Iran established ties with the Taliban because it saw them as a useful tool to undermine the United States in Afghanistan.
The high volume of opium smuggled across the 950k border between Iran and Afghanistan on the way to Europe, which has contributed to the highest addiction rates in the region. Given Widespread destruction is fueling an economic crisis, as an outcome, it is compelling the Taliban to get dependent on the narcotics trade for survival.
Egypt’s Interior Ministry police and National Security Agency officers have in recent years apparently killed dozens of alleged “terrorists” across the country in unlawful extrajudicial executions they contend are “shootouts,” Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
Was it shootouts or was it Extrajudicial executions?
Victims’ relatives said those killed had not been engaged in violence and in some cases had not been involved in any political activity.
Families and acquaintances of the 14 men said the victims had been arrested, most likely by the National Security Agency, and were in custody before they were reported killed. Eight…
“Humanitarians and donors must keep Syria high on our collective agenda to prevent an entire generation being lost”, says Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths
During his visit in Syria, the humanitarian chief announced a $4 million allocation from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support an increased supply of fuel for the continued operation of essential services.
So far, the UN and its partners have received only 27 per cent of the funding needed for its 2021 Humanitarian Response Plan for Syria, which seeks $4.2 billion.