Monthly Archives: November 2019

Iran: based on official figures and credible reports

GENEVA (Reuters) – Iranian opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi has compared Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to the Shah, the monarch deposed in a 1979 revolution, following the government’s crackdown on protests this month.Mousavi’s comments about Khamenei, the highest authority in … Continue reading

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Mali: a Tiger and Cougar helicopter – 13 dead

A combat operation ended in the collision of a Tiger and Cougar helicopter.. A parachute commando group operating on the ground in complete darkness without moonlight between Gao and Menaka called in air support from Mirage 2000 combat aircraft and … Continue reading

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Edward Gallagher : pinned ?

Esper had requested Spencer’s resignation “after learning that he had privately proposed to White House officials that if they did not interfere with proceedings against Gallagher, Spencer would ensure that Gallagher was able to retire as a Navy Seal, with … Continue reading

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Mali: tit-for-tat violence

[Official statement,rough translation]On 2 November, at 11:00 am, Paris time, a light armored vehicle of the Barkhane force engaged in an operation in Liptako was hit by the explosion of an explosive device. This vehicle ensured the protection of a … Continue reading

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Mali: looted arms and vehicles motivate Sahel atacks

The raiders add to their weapons stockpile with each raid. Fighters linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group have published images on social media of their spoils of war including automatic weapons, motorcycles and other vehicles. Militants in the … Continue reading

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Tunisia: Ennahda party Ghannouchi Tunisia’s speaker

Rached Ghannouchi, 78, leader of the moderate Islamist Ennahda party, is elected Tunisia’s parliament speaker after the rival Heart of Tunisia party backed him. It is his first official post since he returned to Tunisia from exile in London after … Continue reading

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Iraq: rioting against corruption and poor public services

Shi’ite Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani met Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, the U.N. mission chief in Iraq. “(Sistani) also expressed (his) concern that the political forces are not serious enough to conduct these reforms,” she said. “Additionally, (he) stresses that the demonstrators cannot … Continue reading

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