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Turkey: Maritime deal with Libya ‘red line’ for Ankara
“The maritime agreement between Turkey and Libya is Ankara’s “red line” in the Eastern Mediterranean, Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay said Wednesday, Anadolu reports.
Oktay warned that “no one can question” the deal “especially France,” during a webinar with the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA) think-thank in Washington…”
US blacklists ICC prosecutor over Afghanistan war crimes probe
“The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, over her investigation into whether American forces committed war crimes in Afghanistan, Reuters reports.
Pompeo also said Phakiso Mochochoko, the head of the ICC’s Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division, had also been blacklisted under sanctions authorized by President Donald Trump in June that allow for asset freezes and travel bans.
“Today we take the next step, because the ICC continues to target Americans, sadly,” Pompeo told reporters.
Pompeo also said that individuals and entities that continue to materially support Bensouda and Mochochoko would risk exposure to sanctions as well…”
WFP: Over 9.3 Syrians are food insecure
“The World Food Program (WFP) yesterday warned that without urgent assistance over 2.2 million Syrians are at risk of slipping further into hunger and poverty.
The UN agency said on Twitter that in May “a record 9.3 million people in Syria were food insecure, as spiralling prices and the novel coronavirus pandemic compound the damage of the country’s nine-year war.”…”
Al-Azhar Observatory condemns Charlie Hebdo’s republishing of offensive cartoons of Prophet Mohammad
“Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism expressed on Wednesday its ‘full rejection and strong condemnation’ of the decision by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s to republish ‘offensive’ cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad again.
In an official statement, the observatory said the magazine’s “insistence on the criminal act of republishing the offensive cartoons fuels hate speech and inflames feelings between followers of different religions.”
It charged that the magazine’s move is “an unjustifiable provocation of the feelings of around two billion Muslims globally.”…”
Islamophobia: Tags on Mosque in France ‘Disgust’ French Officials
“The city of Tabres, in southwestern France, woke up this morning to an act of Islamophobia, with anti-Islam tags on the walls of a local mosque.
The hate-fueled vandalism aroused condemnation among some French officials, including the minister of interior and the mayor of the city.
France’s Interior Minister, Gerard Darmanin, denounced the “disgusting” act in a tweet. “These acts have no place in our Republic,” he emphasized.
The hateful display coincides with the trial of suspects in the January 2015 attacks on the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris, which killed 12 staff members.
French authorities previously identified the two shooters as Said Kouachi and Cherif Kouachi, French Muslim brothers of Algerian descent. The trial that began today concerns 14 suspected accomplices.
The mayor of the city of Tarbes, Gerard Tremege, expressed in a tweet his “outrage” over the “heinous acts of desecration,” and addressed support to Tarbes’ Muslim community…”
Local saying: “The world will be in chaos if the Giant Buddha washes his feet. “ once-in-70-years
Turkey slams Charlie Hebdo for controversial cartoons
“Turkey on Sept. 2 strongly condemned the Charlie Hebdo magazine for republishing cartoons insulting Islam and Prophet Muhammad.
In a statement, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said it is not possible to justify this insult and disrespect toward Muslims by saying it is freedom of the press, art or expression.
Aksoy said the attitude of the French authorities, especially President Emmanuel Macron, to dismiss the incident under the pretext of freedom of expression is also “unacceptable”.
“At every opportunity, those who define themselves as democrat and liberal are serving the new generation of fascists and racists in France and Europe by using such racist and discriminatory actions that increase anti-Islamism and xenophobia,” he said.
Aksoy said this “pathetic mentality,” which attempts to otherize millions of Muslims living in peace deals a blow to social harmony, unity and equality every day.
“Those who are unconsciously doing this should be aware that they are harming societal peace,” he added.
Turkey urged politicians and European allies to take a clear stand against such attacks which are on the rise and hurt Muslim sentiments, he concluded.”
New wave of Afghan migrants detained throughout Poland
“Poland’s Bieszczady Border Guard detained ten Afghanistan citizens who were trying to secretly cross Poland’s border in different locations this week, bringing the total to 80 illegal migrants who have been detained trying to enter the country this year from the Ukraine and Slovakia.
Two of Afghan migrants were caught at Poland’s southern border while four others were caught trying to pass through Bia?a Podlaska in northeast Poland. In third instance, border guard detained four other men from Afghanistan who said their goal was to enter France but who were unaware that they were in Poland when stopped by border police.
The first two Afghan migrants arrived from Serbia in a truck carrying plastic baskets. The men, aged 24 and 33, were detained near Pilzno in southern Poland. The owner of the truck called the police and the officers immediately informed a patrol of the local Border Guard.
The foreigners did not have any identification documents on them. During their conversation with the Border Guard officers, they very precisely described their journey to Poland.
After traveling through Iran and Turkey, they managed to illegally pass into Greece and then Serbia. With the help of a smuggler, they boarded a truck traveling to Poland.
Their destination was Western Europe, and the men had paid €9,000 for their journey.
The men admitted to having illegally crossed the border and agreed to a punishment of six months of prison in abeyance for at least 2 years. They have currently been detained in a guarded detention center for foreigners.
The Border Guard is conducting a procedure to deport the foreigners to return to their home countries.
Since the beginning of 2020, the Bieszczady Mountains Border Guard Division has detained more than 80 foreigners who have tried to illegal cross the Ukrainian and Slovakian borders into Poland. They were mainly from Afghanistan and Turkey and treated Poland as a transit country.”
Your Story: Pentagon concerned by China’s Nuclear ambitions | World News
The Chinese work to increase their nuclear inventory is why PT wants to scrap the treaty with Russia and negotiate a new one that will include China. Russia is against scrapping the old treaty (that they are breaking) because it will mean negotiating a new treaty with Trump who will insure that the US comes out ahead in the treaty.
Assuming the CCP maintains power in China (which is not guaranteed) the Chinese working to reach 1000 warheads will force India to increase their inventory which will force Pakistan to increase their inventory. Which will force Iran to work harder to produce a missile that can carry their nuclear weapons and they will work to increase their inventory.
This was the nightmare that the West lived with through the last half of the 20th Century. The left convinced people to ignore China’s inventory and ambitions and think that the collapse of the Soviet Union removed the threat of a nuclear war.
I’m on the team celebrating the Buddha’s washed toes!
That and the snow in June, both are suppose to be omens of change in China. If you look at all of the disasters that China has suffered this year and have any type of religious belief you have to consider that someone upstairs is upset with the Chinese government.
I can’t fathom His plan for China.
The Great Leap Forward and One-Child Policy would’ve surpassed the limits I’d have expected long ago.
I keep in my lane. There are explicit shalt’s and shalt nots.
Much secular life right here in the West is a challenge for me to reconcile. It’s so totally alien, I just let it flow past me. I’m not The Judge, after all.
Superstition is a cultural construct embedded in the collective psyche. That’s remote from the way I relate to matters spiritual.
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