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War & Terrorism

13.04.2014

In Tajikistan undercover men could prevent diversion at the largest in the Republic industrial enterprise – the aluminum plant belonging to “Talko”company. It was reported to representatives of mass media in law enforcement agencies, that this event took place that Wednesday, April 9. “The criminal group, which consisted of seven or eight people, has been arrested. Its purpose was explosion preparation on "Talco" territory" – the journalists received this message from the law enforcement officers.

 

06.11.2013

Destroying Syria's chemical weapons outside the country would be the best option, given its ongoing conflict, the head of the international watchdog overseeing the operation said Tuesday, dpa reported.

A Syrian proposal "that the destruction of chemical weapons be carried out outside of the country constitutes the most viable option," Ahmet Uzumcu, director general of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, told a meeting of the body's executive council.

30.10.2013

Iran's Basij forces will tomorrow begin massive "Beytul Mugeddes" military drills in the country, deputy Basij commander, Colonel Nosratollah Saif said, IRNA news agency reported.

He said the exercises will be held in 10 steps, with 2-3 specific exercises executed each day, adding that the drills will be held in 5 provinces of Iran.

Saif added that "Asura", "Kovser", "Al-Zahra" and "Beytul Mugeddes" battalions will be participating in the drills.

Previously, Iran held the "Beytul Mugeddes" exercises in January 2013.

29.10.2013

Saudi Arabia's highest religious authority, the grand mufti Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh, has told young Saudis they should not go to Syria to fight in the civil war Al Jazeera reported.

Saudi Arabia has backed the rebels battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad sent weapons, and called on world powers to "enable" Syrians to protect themselves.

"This is all wrong, it's not obligatory," the grand mufti said in a lecture, according to a report on Monday in the Saudi newspaper Al-Hayat.

28.10.2013

A gunfight broke out between Afghan and foreign soldiers on the outskirts of the capital Kabul on Saturday, killing at least one Afghan serviceman and injuring a number of other soldiers, according to Afghan and NATO officials, Reuters reported.

So-called "insider attacks" are severely straining ties between the NATO-led alliance and the Kabul authorities and further undermine waning support for the war in the West.

They have become one of the Taliban insurgents' most effective weapons against the coalition.

23.10.2013

Tension escalated in Istanbul after police staged an intervention against a group of 50 people gathered in the Beyoglu district late on Oct. 22. The group had come together in support of the demonstrations in Ankara against the controversial Middle East Technical University (ODTU) road project.

Police used water cannon trucks (TOMA) to disperse a group that had gathered in front of Galatasaray High School on İstiklal Avenue, near Taksim Square. One person was taken to hospital after being injured due to pressurized water.

23.10.2013

Seven people were killed Wednesday in Iraq when a suicide attacker in a bomb-laden truck blew up a bridge on the highway to the Jordanian border, local media reported.

Four officers at a police post and three truck drivers were killed when the bridge collapsed, the independent Alsumaria television station reported quoting security officials, dpa reported.

Rescuers were searching for survivors at the site of the explosion, some 450 kilometres west of Baghdad in restive al-Anbar province, the report said.

15.10.2013

The UN Children's Fund has said Israel's army and police force continue to mistreat Palestinian youths during arrests and detentions, despite agreeing to test alternative treatment following international pressure Al Jazeera reported.

Teh fund's progress report, released on Monday, stated that "violations are ongoing", seven months after an initial paper was released which highlighted widrespread mistreatment of Palestinian youths arrested in the occupied West Bank.

02.10.2013

In a rare move, the top Marine on Monday forced two generals into retirement after concluding they should be held to account for failing to secure a base in Afghanistan against a Taliban attack that killed two Marines, the Associated Press reported.

Gen. James Amos, the commandant of the Marine Corps, said in announcing his decision that Maj. Gen. Charles M. Gurganus and Maj. Gen. Gregg A. Sturdevant "did not take adequate force protection measures" at Camp Bastion, a sprawling British-run airfield in southwestern Afghanistan that was the Taliban target.

25.09.2013

Religious Affairs Directorate President Mehmet Gormez has stated that he wants to announce to the whole world that Muslims strongly condemn the latest terrorist attacks targeting non-Muslims in Pakistan and Kenya Today`s Zaman reported.