(There are back channels saying that the victim of the attack, the 13 YO boy, has died)
2. Germans set to announce Transit zones
3. A group of people have been detained in central Moscow on terror charges
BEIRUT — Europe’s refugee crisis shows signs that it will intensify in the coming weeks as more war-weary Syrians in Lebanon and Jordan scramble to join the extraordinary flow of people trying to reach the continent, according to aid workers and Syrians.
Nearly 2 million of Syria’s refugees reside in the small Arab countries, where they face tightening restrictions, growing tension with locals and decreasing support from international aid agencies. Motivated by desperation and scenes of people arriving in Europe, many are selling their few remaining possessions to pay for the treacherous journeys, the aid workers and Syrians said.
5. Britain’s first woman Muslim Lord Mayor suspended by Labour after the police launched an investigation into ‘financial irregularities’
Britain’s first woman Muslim Lord Mayor is being investigated by police over allegations of ‘financial irregularities’, it was revealed today.
Naveeda Ikram, a councillor in Bradford who was shortlisted to be Labour’s parliamentary candidate to unseat George Galloway in the general election, today insisted she was completely innocent.
But Labour today moved to suspend the Pakistani-born councillor from the party until the investigation had concluded.
West Yorkshire Police today confirmed Cllr Ikram was under investigation following a complaint.
However, the police refused to give any further details of the investigation.
A police spokesman told MailOnline: ‘We can confirm we have received a report of alleged financial irregularities.
‘Enquiries are at a very early stage and are ongoing.’
7. Refugee center in the Netherlands hit with fireworks and eggs
8. This excellent video on political correctness and leftist propaganda is a must-send-to-friends for all. It is interesting how she, Stephen Coughlin, and all retired intel officers I know say the same thing in different ways about where we are in our culture.
(Really, the above video needs to be seen)
Police on Monday shut down a private Algerian television station after it aired an interview in which a former insurgent leader trying to set up a political party harshly cautioned President Abdelaziz Bouteflika not to stand in his way.
Police forced the 171 staff to leave El Watan TV. The station is one of numerous private efforts running without official authorization. It has no connection with the French-language newspaper El Watan.
The Communications Ministry noted the station wasn’t formally approved and said it had aired “subversive content attacking the symbols of state.”
Madani Mezrag, founder of the Islamic Salvation Army, the armed wing of the now-banned Islamic Salvation Front party, or FIS, has recently said in TV interviews he wants to start his own political party.
(The strong man in the middle east seems to be the only solution to the threat of a sharia state or Caliphate)
(How many weeks till they defect to the Islamic State? Answer: As soon as they have enough money and guns)
A Kurdish militia in northern Syria has joined forces with Arab rebels, and their new alliance has been promised fresh weapon supplies by the United States for an assault on Islamic State forces in Raqqa, a spokesman said on Monday.
The alliance calling itself the Democratic Forces of Syria includes the Kurdish YPG militia and Syrian Arab groups, some of which fought alongside it in a campaign that drove Islamic State from wide areas of northern Syria earlier this year.
The Arab groups in the new alliance are operating under the name “The Syrian Arab Coalition” – a grouping which U.S. officials have said would receive support under a new U.S. strategy aimed at fighting Islamic State in Syria.
Thank you Richard, M., Wrath of Khan, Buck, and all who sent in materials and more to come.