CRS — Whether Logging Road Runoff Requires a Clean Water Act Permit: Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center | Full Text Reports...
Whether Logging Road Runoff Requires a Clean Water Act Permit: Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center (PDF) Source: Congressional Research Service (via National Agricultural Law Center) U.S. forests are crisscrossed by thousands of miles of logging roads. When it rains or snow melts, runoff from these roads can be environmentally harmful, so how to address […]
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CRS — Direct Overt U.S. Aid Appropriations for and Military Reimbursements to Pakistan, FY2002-FY2015 | Full Text Reports...
Direct Overt U.S. Aid Appropriations for and Military Reimbursements to Pakistan, FY2002-FY2015 (PDF) Source: Congressional Research Service (via U.S. State Department Foreign Press Center) ChartFiled under: business and economics, Congressional Research Service, government and politics, international relations, military and defense, Pakistan
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4 weeks ago
Behind Israeli strikes on Syria, a simmering battle with Hezbollah - CSMonitor.com
Israel bombed Syrian military targets in retaliation for IED attacks on Israeli troops, allegedly by Hezbollah. By targeting Syria, Israel sent a message that it holds Damascus responsible.
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4 weeks ago
Protesters occupy Taiwan parliament over China trade pact - CSMonitor.com
Protesters are fearful a trade deal with China could hurt Taiwanese businesses, and are concerned over closer ties between the independently governed island and mainland China.
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4 weeks ago
CRS — Taiwan: Major U.S. Arms Sales Since 1990 (updated) | Full Text Reports...
Taiwan: Major U.S. Arms Sales Since 1990 (PDF) Source: Congressional Research Service (via Federation of American Scientists) This report, updated as warranted, discusses U.S. security assistance to Taiwan, or Republic of China (ROC), including policy issues for Congress and legislation. Congress has oversight of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), P.L. 96-8, which has governed arms […]
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4 weeks ago
CRS — The Berry Amendment: Requiring Defense Procurement to Come from Domestic Sources (updated) | Full Text Reports...
The Berry Amendment: Requiring Defense Procurement to Come from Domestic Sources (PDF) Source: Congressional Research Service (via Federation of American Scientists) This report examines the original intent and purpose of the Berry Amendment and legislative proposals to amend the application of domestic source restrictions, as well as potential options for Congress. In order to protect […]
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4 weeks ago
US Pacific Fleet commander warns Asia it risks Crimea-like crisis - FT.com
Pacific Fleet commander hits out at maritime disputes but senior Chinese military official dismisses claim Beijing is responsible for escalating tensions
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4 weeks ago
Al-Qaida spokesman takes stand in his own terrorism trial | World news | theguardian.com
In a courtroom surprise, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith testified through an Arabic interpreter that he ‘wanted to get to know’ Bin Laden
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CRS — The Military Commissions Act of 2009 (MCA 2009): Overview and Legal Issues | Full Text Reports...
The Military Commissions Act of 2009 (MCA 2009): Overview and Legal Issues (PDF) Source: Congressional Research Service (via Federation of American Scientists) On November 13, 2001, President Bush issued a Military Order (M.O.) pertaining to the detention, treatment, and trial of certain non-citizens in the war against terrorism. Military commissions pursuant to the M.O. began […]
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4 weeks ago
Turkey: Is Law Being Rigged to Help Azerbaijan’s SOCAR | EurasiaNet.org
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A David-and-Goliath legal battle between Azerbaijan’s state oil company and a small energy firm is placing Turkey’s legislative system under a spotlight, and is stoking an already existing debate over rule of law in the country.
 

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4 weeks ago
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan Facing Corruption Scandal, Protests - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is facing the most difficult challenge of his premiership. Corruption scandals, a weakening economy and a draining battle with the Gülen movement have the leader reeling ahead of important local elections.
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4 weeks ago
Suicide Terrorism: A Brief Bibliography of Scholarly Resources, Updated 2014 | Full Text Reports...
Suicide Terrorism: A Brief Bibliography of Scholarly Resources, Updated 2014 Source: Naval Postgraduate School (Dudley Knox Library) This bibliography, compiled by Greta E. Marlatt at the Naval Postgraduate School, contains a list of resources related to suicide terrorism. Resources include both books and periodicals. The list is organized alphabetically and links to resources are provided […]
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5 weeks ago
New From the GAO | Full Text Reports...
New GAO Reports Source: Government Accountability Office 1. Military Housing: Information on the Privatization of Unaccompanied Personnel Housing. GAO-14-313, March 18. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-313 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/661741.pdf 2. Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications: Review of DOD’s Current Modernization Efforts. GAO-14-414R, March 18. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-414RFiled under: Government Accountability Office, housing and real estate, management, military and defense, nuclear, privatization
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Software Piracy: A Critical Survey of the Theoretical and Empirical Literature | Full Text Reports...
Software Piracy: A Critical Survey of the Theoretical and Empirical Literature (PDF) Source: Research Papers in Economics As devices that used software became available to the masses the problem of software piracy arose. Recent theoretical works modeled the software piracy phenomenon; others tried to empirically explain the determinants that can explain this phenomenon. Empirical literature […]
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5 weeks ago
Crimean Brigands Grabbing Booty | EurasiaNet.org
Now that Russia’s snatching of Crimea is complete, the dirty business of plundering assets is kicking into gear.

The process, of course, does not involve lawyers and courts; it relies on the use of force. In the highest-profile hostile takeover to date, a truckload of armed, masked men wearing military-style uniforms seized control of a Simferopol car dealership March 18. The property, located on Balaklavskaya Street in the Crimean capital, belonged to the Bogdan Corp., a Kyiv-headquartered auto company with dealerships across Ukraine. Bogdan Corp. reportedly has close ties to Petro Poroshenko, one of the richest men in Ukraine and a member of the Ukrainian Rada. He was also a prominent figure in the Euromaidan protests in Kiev.

What person or entity wrested control of the dealership from Bogdan Corp. is difficult to discern. When journalists from a local television station, ATR, started asking questions, they were quickly chased away by the armed brigands, and one unfortunate reporter took a rifle butt on the chin.

A statement issued by Bogdan Corp. asserted that several employees at the dealership were being held against their will.

With law and order on the peninsula in disarray, it seems a fair bet that the dealership take-away marks the start of the process of divvying up Crimea’s spoils.
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5 weeks ago
Razia Jan fights to educate girls in rural Afghanistan - CSMonitor.com
Returning to Afghanistan from the US, Razia Jan stood up to opposition and founded the Zabuli Education Center, which now has a roster of more than 400 girls in kindergarten through ninth grade.
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5 weeks ago
Asia Times Online :: Gulf an 'Eldorado' for arms sales
Gulf countries are rapidly climbing charts of the world's top arms importers, with concern over domestic terrorism, political instability and regional competition leading the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia to spend vast oil revenues on modern, mostly US-supplied weaponry. While ostensibly the ordnance is aimed at countering perceived threats from Iran, its actual strategic value is negligible. - Thalif Deen
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5 weeks ago
Tickle The Wire » Homeland Security Details Takedown on Web Exploitation Ring That Victimized 250+ Children
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The Homeland Security Department helped bring down an international child exploitation ring involving as many as 27,000 people victimizing at least 251 children online, the New York Daily News reports.

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson called the bust “one of the largest-known online child exploitation operations in history.”

Authorities alleges that a Louisiana man created a subscription-based website that disguises the identity and location of its users.

“So far, investigators have identified 251 minor victims in 37 states and five foreign countries: 228 in the United States and 23 in the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Belgium. Eight of the victims were female and 243 were male. The majority of victims, 159, were 13 to 15 years old. Fifty nine victims were 16 and 17; 26 victims were 10 to 12; four victims were 7 to 9; one victim was 4 to 6; and two victims were 3 years old or younger,” the agency reported.
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5 weeks ago
Jacob Zuma accused over £14m revamp to private home | World news | theguardian.com
South African president had pool and amphitheatre installed as part of security upgrade, says anti-corruption watchdog

The South African president, Jacob Zuma, "benefitted unduly" from a 246m rand (£14m) state-funded security upgrade to his private home that included a swimming pool, cattle enclosure and amphitheatre, an anti-corruption watchdog has said.

In a damning report released six weeks before elections, the public protector accuses Zuma of conduct "inconsistent with his office" and said he should repay a reasonable part of the cost of the unnecessary renovations.

"The president tacitly accepted the implementation of all measures at his residence and has unduly benefitted from the enormous capital investment in the non-security installations at his private residence," the public protector, Thuli Madonsela, says in her report.

Madonsela, a fearless advocate who has become one of the biggest thorns in the ANC's side, condemned the leak in November of her provisional report into Zuma's homestead at Nkandla, in rural KwaZulu-Natal province, and denied it came from her office.

Several senior party officials have appeared in the media questioning the integrity and independence of Madonsela, whose office is enshrined in South Africa's post-apartheid constitution.

The government had gone to court to try to prevent Madonsela releasing her findings on the grounds that they might jeopardise Zuma's security. The challenge was dropped after Madonsela made clear there was no threat.

Media reports also said Madonsela accused Zuma of misleading parliament by telling it in 2011 that all the buildings in the sprawling compound had been built "by ourselves as family, and not by the government".

Zuma, a polygamous Zulu traditionalist, has been beset by scandal throughout his political career. He only became president after corruption charges against him were dropped on a technicality days before the polls, and while in office fathered a child with the daughter of a close friend.

The extent of his unpopularity in urban areas was highlighted by the boos that greeted him at a memorial to Nelson Mandela at Johannesburg's Soccer City stadium in December, although he still enjoys huge support in the countryside.

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5 weeks ago
Navy Yard rampage could have been prevented, Pentagon review concludes (+video) - CSMonitor.com
The reservist who killed 12 people at the Washington Navy yard had behaved 'in a way that raised concerns about his mental stability,' but the 'information was not reported ... as required,' the Pentagon review finds.
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5 weeks ago
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There were no reports of injuries as officers of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet took over the Ukrainian Navy headquarters in Crimea.

    
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5 weeks ago
Batang Kali massacre: judges reject call for inquiry into 1948 shootings | World news | theguardian.com
Lawyers for Malaysian rubber plantation workers killed by British troops will take fight for investigation to UK supreme court

Lawyers for Malaysian rubber plantation workers killed by British troops more than 60 years ago are to take their legal fight for an official investigation to the UK supreme court.

Three court of appeal judges in London on Wednesday rejected an appeal by campaigners who are fighting for an inquiry into the shootings at Batang Kali, Malaya in December 1948.

But despite the ruling, which followed an earlier unsuccessful high court challenge, the judges sharply criticised the British government for its failure to conduct a proper inquiry.

British troops were carrying out operations against communist insurgents during the Malayan Emergency when the 24 plantation workers were killed.

The appeal was dismissed by Lord Justice Maurice Kay, Lord Justice Rimer and Lord Justice Fulford, but the families involved in the case vowed to carry on their fight by taking the case to the supreme court.

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5 weeks ago
Pro-Russian forces take Ukraine naval HQ in Crimea - FT.com
Kiev says its defence minister and deputy prime minister would fly to the peninsula for talks but Crimea’s pro-Russian PM says they would be unwelcome
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5 weeks ago
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An increase in violence at the New York City jail complex has alarmed officials and inmate advocates; correction officers struggle particularly with mentally ill inmates.

    
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5 weeks ago
After Afghan Border Violence, Turkmenistan Reportedly Calls Up Reservists | EurasiaNet.org
Turkmenistan has called up military reservists to train on its border with Afghanistan following reports of recent skirmishes with Afghanistan-based militants.

On March 18 the Alternative Turkmenistan News (ATN) service reported that Turkmen reservists were being summoned to military enlistment offices to "undergo retraining" near Afghanistan. "In particular, several tens of people have been sent to Serhetabad (formerly Kushka) in the country's south in the past few weeks," ATN said, citing "reliable sources.” The soldiers are being housed in separate barracks without leave and are subject to strict military discipline, ATN said: "There is no more information but there is no talk of full mobilization. Our sources in Ashgabat haven't yet received summons to military enlistment offices."  

The news service, run by exiled Turkmen opposition members, linked the move to recent violence on Turkmenistan's border with Afghanistan. Afghan media reported on February 26 that a group of Taliban fighters had killed three Turkmen border guards. A Taliban source later denied involvement. ATN cited Turkmen sources saying the number of border guards killed may have been five.

Underscoring how instability has spread to the bordering provinces, on March 18 AFP reported that a suicide bomber on a motorbike killed at least 15 people at a crowded market in Afghanistan's Faryab Province, which borders Turkmenistan. There was no immediate claim for the attack.

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5 weeks ago
SPIEGEL Revisits Syrians It Has Met Over the Years - SPIEGEL ONLINE
They have fled, they are hungry, they are doing what they can to survive: The Syrian civil war has caused great suffering since the protests agains President Bashar Assad began three years ago. We revisit some of those people we have met in our reporting.
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5 weeks ago
Shan land requisitioned for military golf course | DVB Multimedia Group
Villagers of Kholam in southern Shan State have been told they will lose access to farmland at some point between this year and 2015. The construction of a military golf course on lands occupied by the Shan villagers has already resulted in the displacement of farmers.

Kyaung Wanna, a villager from Wan Pyhee tract in Khloam township said more than 100 families are threatened by the golf course intended for high ranking military officers. Kyaung Wanna himself has already been expelled from his land.

“I lost all my 10 acres” Kyaung Wanna began. “It includes my farm, garden and paddy fields. I can’t go to my farm. Soldiers are guarding the area. I have nowhere to work. Everybody is facing problems, all of in us the district,” he said.

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Kyaung Wanna said that villagers in the area had been farming the land for the last 20 years. Now they are being told it belongs to the army. “It will be extremely difficult for the villagers to start from the beginning for a living again” he continued.

On 12 March, local authorities took villagers to the township administration office and asked them to sign declarations showing they understood they would be charged with trespassing should they return to the land once the army has claimed it and construction begins.

According to the Shan National Development Party (SNDP), the villagers refused to sign the declarations due to a lack of compensation for lost land. The villagers then sought SNDP advice.

Tun Lwin, chairman of the SNDP, told DVB that according to their interviews with villagers, 130 people have lost their share in a total of 80 acres seized. The SNDP submitted their information in a letter to the Chief Minister of Shan State on Monday.

Tun Lwin confirmed that among the now displaced villagers were people who had fled Narpwe in 1996, when the Burmese military first implemented the “four-cuts” strategy in Shan State. The strategy was designed to cut the food, information, communication and recruitment chains for ethnic armed rebel groups. The tactic was to scorch local villages.

Earlier this month the Shan Human Rights Foundation produced a document alleging locals had been tortured as villages were cleared out to be used as springboards for a Burmese army attack on a Shan State Army-North position.
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5 weeks ago
Links 3/19/14 | naked capitalism
The Most Important Economic Chart House of Debt. Can’t be said enough. In fact, I have before, right here, last August!

The Plummeting Labor Market Fortunes of Teens and Young Adults Brookings

Inside Low-wage Workers’ Plan to Sue McDonald’s — and Win Portside

States looking at $0 community college tuition AP

The rich strike back Politico. “You don’t survive as a society if you encourage and thrive on envy or jealousy… if you go back to 1933, with different words, this is what Hitler was saying in Germany.” Ken Langone, ladies and gentlemen.

Revealed: Inside the Senate report on CIA interrogations Al Jazeera America

100 serial rapists identified after Detroit finally processes untested rape kits Feministing

Ukraine:

The War Nerd: Everything you know about Crimea is wrong(-er) PandoDaily

Putin signs treaty for Crimea to join Russia AP

Ukraine will never accept Crimea’s annexation to Russia, official says LA Times

Ukrainian serviceman reportedly shot in Crimea Washington Post

VP Biden: US weighs rotating forces to Baltics AP

Transdnestr Asks to Be Included in Annexation Legislation Moscow Times

Crimea Could Weaken Russia’s Pacific Fleet The Diplomat

Dependence on Russia Is Likely to Leave Region’s Economy in a Precarious State NYT

Well that’s all fairly horrifying.

Introducing ‘AnonyWatch’: Tracking Nameless Quotations in The Times Public Editor, NYT. Good idea, though using the first opportunity to defend Andrew Cuomo from an anonymous smear is a little grating.

3 reasons to tap home equity to buy stocks MSN Money. I’m assuming this is just some test of P.T. Barnum’s “sucker born every minute” proposition.

Did Social Security Cost Democrats a Seat In Florida? NationalJournal.com

Big Brother is Watching You Watch:

US labeled ‘enemy of Internet’ The Hill

NSA surveillance program reaches ‘into the past’ to retrieve, replay phone calls Washington Post

Fifth financial executive with ties to JPMorgan found dead Housing Wire

CFTC May Delay Some Overseas Trade Restrictions WSJ

Schneiderman Dislikes High-Speed Traders All Over Jonathan Weil, Bloomberg View

Alibaba IPO offers $400m feast to banks Financial Times

Sunoco oil pipeline leaks in Ohio nature preserve Reuters

Voracious Worm Evolves to Eat Biotech Corn Engineered to Kill It Wired Science

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5 weeks ago
Red Bullin protesti tuskin menisi lpi | Formulat | Iltalehti.fi
Red Bullin Daniel Ricciardo ajoi Melbournessa toiseksi, mutta hänet hylättiin kisan jälkeen liiallisen polttoainevirtauksen takia. Red Bullin mukaan virtausta rekisteröivät mittarit eivät ole luotettavia. - FIA:n antamat mittarit ovat todistetusti ongelmallisia. Huomasimme sen jo testausvaiheessa, tallipäällikkö Christian Horner sanoi Autosportille.
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5 weeks ago
G1 - Israel bombardeia território sírio - notícias em Mundo
Governo israelense informou que alvos eram centros terroristas. Ministro da Defesa de Israel diz que Síria cooperava com terroristas.
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5 weeks ago
G1 - Homens usam saias durante protesto contra normas do Teatro Amazonas - notícias em Amazonas
Regras impõem tipo de vestimenta para entrada de espectadores. Atores e estudantes afirmam que medidas afastam público.
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5 weeks ago
AusVeg attacks Victorian Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh over R & D comments | Commodities Market & Business News |Weekly Times Now
UPDATE: AUSVEG has accused Victorian Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh of having “no grasp” of how the horticulture research and development system works.
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5 weeks ago
Dundee United ace Andy Robertson shrugs off Scottish Cup ticket row and backs Terrors to silence Ibrox - Daily Record
ROBERTSON insists the ticket allocation - which will see United receive only 13,000 of Ibrox's 51,000 seats - won't have a major bearing on the outcome of the clash with Rangers.
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5 weeks ago
Missing Malaysia Airlines plane live: Flight MH370 may have been tracked by Thai military radars - Daily Record
The Thai government said it saw radar blips but admitted "we did not pay attention to it"
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5 weeks ago
Military checkpoints to remain despite end to emergency decree | Bangkok Post: breakingnews
Soldiers from the three armed forces will continue to man security checkpoints in Bangkok and nearby provinces, despite the emergency decree being lifted and replaced by the Internal Security Act (ISA).
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5 weeks ago
Attackers fire shots at Jatuporn's Sai Mai house | Bangkok Post: breakingnews
United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) chairman Jatuporn Prompan said attackers fired bullets at his Sai Mai townhouse early Wednesday.
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5 weeks ago
Taiwan protesters occupy parliament | Bangkok Post: breakingnews
Around 200 Taiwanese students and activists were locked in a tense standoff with police Wednesday after they stormed the parliament in a bid to thwart government efforts to ratify a contentious trade agreement with China.
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5 weeks ago
Mum-of-three tells how bootcamp helped her bond with daughter and turned their life around 15 years after losing her husband - Daily Record
MARIA, 48, from Ardrossan, whose husband was killed in a car crash 15 years ago, said joining a military-style fitness boot camp has put her at peace with herself and taken 25 years off her life.
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5 weeks ago
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Auf der Krim sind prorussische Uniformierte auf das Gelände des Hauptquartiers der ukrainischen Marine in Sewastopol vorgedrungen.
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5 weeks ago
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5 weeks ago
President Egypte wil Al Jazeera-journalist zo snel mogelijk vrij krijgen - Buitenland - TROUW
De zaak van de Australische journalist Peter Greste van tv-zender Al Jazeera moet zo snel mogelijk worden opgelost. Dat heeft de Egyptische ...
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5 weeks ago
Luchtmacht Israël bombardeert doelen in Syrië - Buitenland - TROUW
De Israëlische luchtmacht heeft voor het eerst sinds het begin van de burgeroorlog in Syrië diverse militaire doelen in dat land ...
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5 weeks ago
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As the last Canadian soldiers returned from Afghanistan this week, those who would follow them into uniform are being stymied by a woefully inept recruiting system where it takes an average of 166 days to be processed. That’s the ludicrous […]
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5 weeks ago
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The Russian Ambassador to Canada said Tuesday a Russian embassy staffer and diplomat who was allegedly stabbed by a Canadian military reservist and DND employee won’t be returning to Canada, not even for any legal proceedings related to the criminal charges against the soldier, because his life could be in danger.
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5 weeks ago
Canadian troops welcomed home from Afghan mission
The nearly three-year-old son of a soldier celebrated his father’s homecoming by eating the last candy in his countdown jar on the day before Canada marked the end of its involvement in the war in Afghanistan.
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5 weeks ago
Ängås skola protesterade mot naziattack - Orust - www.bohuslaningen.se
Ängås skola visade sitt stöd för Showan, som blev nedslagen av nazister.
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5 weeks ago
Nytt liv på zoo för afghanskt lejon - hd.se
Unglejonet är döpt efter en viss Marjan.
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5 weeks ago
AMLO reitera llamado a rechazar reforma energética
VILLAHERMOSA, Tabasco (Notimex).- En un acto para conmemorar el 76 aniversario de la expropiación petrolera, el ex candidato presidencial, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, reiteró su llamado a rechazar las reformas constitucionales en materia energética.

El político tabasqueño exhortó a sus simpatizantes acudir a la Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación (SCJN), para demandar la celebración de una consulta pública sobre el tema.

En la Plaza de la Revolución, pidió rechazar la perforación de más pozos para extraer cinco millones de barriles diarios de petróleo, ya que ello, dijo, agotaría los yacimientos y dañaría las tierras y litorales del país.

Sobre la situación petrolera en Tabasco, López Obrador propuso la creación de una comisión de dirigentes de Morena y de legisladores para que se entrevisten con el gobernador Arturo Núñez y hacerle el planteamiento de un amparo contra la sobreexplotación de crudo.
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5 weeks ago
Enrique Ponce, corneado en Valencia
 MADRID.- El torero español Enrique Ponce sufrió una cornada esta tarde en la Plaza de Toros de Valencia, noreste español, en la corrida con motivo de la Feria de Fallas, lo que le ocasionó fractura de la clavícula izquierda y una herida en la axila derecha.

Enrique Ponce resultó lesionado

Medios españoles confirmaron la noticia y señalaron que el matador sufrió el accidente cuando entraba a matar al primer toro de la tarde, de la ganadería de Victoriano del Río, en una corrida en la que compartía cartel con Julián López ‘El Juli’ y Jesús Duque.

El toro revolcó a Ponce por el suelo y, a continuación, le corneó por la axila, lo que le provocó heridas.
Ponce fue operado en la enfermería de la plaza de toros de la calle Xátiva y luego fue trasladado al Hospital Casa de Salud de Valencia.- Notimex
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5 weeks ago
Missing persons case: Supreme Court to give detailed verdict today – The Express Tribune
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court will give a detailed verdict on Wednesday regarding the missing persons case, Express News reported.

The 35th hearing of the case took place today and was heard by a three-member bench, headed by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja.

Justice Khawaja stated that barely any progress has been made with regards to complying with the December 10, 2013 court order.

On December 10 last year, a three-judge bench, headed by former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry declared that the army authorities removed 35 persons from the internment centre in Malakand Garrison two years ago.

The court had ordered the authorities to present the missing persons within seven days and initiate action against those responsible.

Also in compliance with the court’s order, 12 out of 35 missing persons had been produced before the court, but the government is yet to act against military authorities who illegally detained them.

The defence ministry has already challenged the court’s December judgment, saying the order could have profound national and international implications that could be detrimental to the federation of Pakistan.

The additional secretary defence was also present during today’s hearing but Justice Khawaja refused to listen to him, stating that an explanation from the defence ministry was not required.

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government had also formed an inquiry committee to probe into the whereabouts of the missing persons as well as check the implementation of the SC’s judgment.  However, the court is dissatisfied with both the K-P and the federal governments’ progress.

The same bench on March 11 gave the federal and provincial government a week to comply with the order, which they failed to do so today.

During the hearing today, Attorney General of Pakistan Salman Aslam Butt stated that it was not the premier’s responsibility to ensure fundamental rights but it was the provincial governments duty. To this Justice Khawaja responded that the attorney general should give this in writing, adding that a notice will be given to the prime minister.

He further stated that the prime minister himself can appear before the court and say that it was not his responsibility.

Yesterday, just when apex court was dictating the order of issuing a show-cause notice to the premier, K-P chief minister and governor, the attorney general had interrupted and sought a short adjournment, pleading with the court to show mercy. “Please give us a little more time. We will show progress,” he had told the bench.
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5 weeks ago
Punjab Assembly: PTI submits resolution against Altaf Hussain’s army comments – The Express Tribune
LAHORE: A resolution – condemning the statements by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain concerning the army – was submitted in the Punjab Assembly, Express News reported on Wednesday.

The resolution was proposed by Leader of the Opposition and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Mian Mehmoodur Rashid.

On March 18, the MQM chief had appealed to the armed forces not to pay heed to the government in case they ask the military to intervene in Sunni-Shia conflicts in Muslim countries.

Speaking at the party’s 30th Foundation Day, celebrated at Jinnah ground in Karachi, the party leader had said, “The government should not use the Pakistan army for their own purpose and should not involve them in killing Muslim brothers in Libya, Syria, Bahrain and other countries.”

Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz, Pakistan Peoples Party, Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid supported the resolution that was submitted in the assembly today.

This is the second time a resolution was proposed against Altaf’s statements.
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5 weeks ago
Balochistan govt crisis: Dr Malik to meet angry PML-N ministers today – The Express Tribune
QUETTA: 

Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch will meet today the ministers from his government’s major coalition partner, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), and hear their grievances.

The delegation of ministers will be led by senior minister and PML-N provincial chief Sardar Sanaullah Zehri.

“It has been decided that both coalition partners will sit together, discuss the grievances and resolve them amicably,” said the ruling National Party’s (NP) Secretary General Tahir Bizenjo, who is also expected to attend the meeting.

“These are not serious issues and such problems are usual to emerge in a coalition government,” he told The Express Tribune, adding that the response from Sardar Zehri was positive during the last meeting.

“All he wanted was to sit together and discuss the grievances and today we are going to meet again,” Bizenjo added.

The PML-N ministers had complained that they were not paid due attention in the day-to-day administrative affairs and that the Chief Minister Secretariat had turned into a meeting place of the National Party.

A leader of the PML-N, requesting anonymity, said there was no major dispute and the issues revolved around day-to-day administrative problems.

He said such issues propped up off and on among the coalition partners and were resolved without intervention from the centre.

“Balochistan government is a constitutional government and is not subservient to the federal government,” a seasoned political analyst remarked.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 19th, 2014.
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Blasts in K-P, FATA leave 6 dead, 5 injured – The Express Tribune
KOHAT / PESHAWAR / NORTH WAZIRISTAN: A mortar shell exploded in North Waziristan early Wednesday, killing six people including women and children, Express News reported.

The incident took place in Shawal tehsil of the area.

According to initial details, a man tried to cut the shell with a saw. As a result, the shell exploded leaving six people dead.

In a separate incident, a blast in Kurram Agency outside the house of a political clerk left three people injured. Among the injured was the political clerk himself, a woman and a child.

In another incident, a blast took place on Sarki Road in Peshawar, injuring two people.
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Anti-graft court faces closure again - National - monitor.co.ug
Operations of the Anti- Corruption Court could once again be suspended if the Supreme Court agrees with city lawyer Davis Wesley Tusingwire, who is challenging the constitutionality of the magistrates attached to this Division of the High Court as being unconstitutional.
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Cabinet to discuss traders’ fate as S. Sudan delays Shs126b payment - Business - monitor.co.ug
Ugandan traders, who claim nonpayment of nearly $50 million (about Shs126 billion) by the South Sudan government, have called off a planned strike after assurance by the police that they will be paid.
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Military Barracks zone: A small and secure zone - Homes and Property - monitor.co.ug
Military Barracks Zone boasts of tight security because it has an army barracks and a police station nearby
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Ugandan named agric role model - Farming - monitor.co.ug
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Noordhollands Dagblad - Luchtmacht Israël bombardeert doelen in Syrië
TEL AVIV - De Israëlische luchtmacht heeft voor het eerst sinds het begin van de burgeroorlog in Syrië diverse militaire doelen in dat land gebombardeerd. Aan de Syrische kant van de Golanhoogvlakte bestookten gevechtsvliegtuigen onder meer een basis van het Syrische leger, een trainingskamp en artilleriestellingen, meldde het leger woensdag.
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Kimuli Goal Sinks Proline | Red Pepper | Breaking News | Uganda News | Gossip | News | Technology | Museveni | Besigye | OPM | Cranes |
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Gerald Kimuli (R) consoled by Hannington Galiwango. Photo by Sportsmaniaug.com

Gerald Kimuli’s early strike on Tuesday handed Masaka LC a 1-0 over Proline FC in a formality round of 32 Uganda Cup tie.

The match acted a dress rehearsal of their upcoming league encounter for the two teams as they battle the relegation monster in the FUFA super League.

Proline are riding on a losing streak and are yet to win any games this year.

Proline join Simba SC, Kira Young and Soana as the major casualities of the second round.

The draws for the round of 16 will be conducted today at FUFA house Mengo. SCVU is the defending champion and the winner represents Uganda in the CAF Confederations cup in 2015.

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Noordhollands Dagblad - Voormalig huis Elvis weer in de verkoop
LOS ANGELES - HET VOORMALIGE HUIS VAN ELVIS PRESLEY IN BEVERLY HILLS STAAT WEER TE KOOP, AMPER EEN JAAR NADAT HOTELIER PETER MORTON HET PAND AANKOCHT VOOR 9,8 MILJOEN DOLLAR - Het voormalige huis van Elvis Presley in Beverly Hills staat weer te koop, amper een jaar nadat hotelier Peter Morton het pand aankocht voor 9,8 miljoen dollar (ruim 7 miljoen euro). Dat meldt de Amerikaanse makelaarsite RealEstalker.com.
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Explosive, l'attaque de banque secoue Maisons-Alfort - 19/03/2014 - leParisien.fr
DANS LE QUARTIER, tout le monde a entendu le « grand boum », annonçant l'attaque de la Banque postale à Maisons-Alfort (Val-de-Marne). Il est un peu plus de 7 heures, ce mardi matin, quand une...
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5 weeks ago
Lanzan la campaña ‘Yo no soy un juguete’ | Locales-Ultima Hora | La Prensa Panamá
El Ministerio Público y el Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen lanzaron hoy un programa para combatir la explotación sexual de menores de edad, dirigida a informar a los viajeros la existencia de leyes que sancionan con penas de cárcel estas conductas.

La procuradora general de la Nación Ana Belfon aseguró que la campaña denominada "Yo no soy un juguete", busca combatir el denominado “turismo sexual”, actividad manejada por el crimen organizado y dejar sentado que este es un delito perseguido por las autoridades.

Para tal efecto se colocará material informativo en todos los aeropuertos y se realizará una campaña publicitaria orientada a los turistas.

En ese sentido, la directora de la Comisión Nacional para la Prevención de los Delitos de Explotación Sexual, Eiselys Vásquez, reveló que en 2013 se detectaron 25 casos de pornografía infantil.

Señaló que, a pesar de no tener denuncias por casos de turismo sexual, se tiene información de que esta actividad se da en Panamá.
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Two soldiers had trauma to legs and arms after incident | Rockhampton Morning Bulletin
UPDATE 1.3Opm: TWO men were transported by the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service from Shoalwater Bay last night.
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Bruce Hwy is partially closed due to grass fire at Bajool | Rockhampton Morning Bulletin
BREAKING 2.30PM: THE BRUCE Highway is down to one lane of traffic at Bajool as firefighters battle a grass fire.
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Subscription required | Pajhwok Afghan News
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A strong explosion rocked the capital of southern Ghazni province on Wednesday noon, an official said.

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Subscription required | Pajhwok Afghan News
KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): Seven armed rebels, including a commander, were killed and six others wounded during an operation in the Chahar Dara district of northern Kunduz province, an official said on Wednesday.

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6 dead in Waziristan mortar shell blast | Pajhwok Afghan News
KABUL (Pajhwok): Six people were killed on Wednesday morning when a mortar shell exploded inside a house in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region near the Afghanistan border.

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Your Oil and Gas News - Hiland Crude, LLC announces open season to expand crude transport capacity from Dore, North Dakota to Guernsey, Wyoming
ENID, Okla., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hiland Crude, LLC (Hiland) today announced the launch of an open season to solicit shipper interest for crude oil transportation service involving an expansion of Hiland's Double H Pipeline, a new 488 mile pipeline currently under construction. An initial open season was held in 2012 for the base capacity. The facilities will include ... more
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Your Oil and Gas News - Award of Mohammedia Reconnaissance Licence, offshore Morocco
Chariot Oil & Gas Limited (AIM: CHAR), the Atlantic margins focused oil and gas exploration company, is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Chariot Oil & Gas Investments (Morocco) Limited, has been awarded a 75% interest and operatorship of the Mohammedia Reconnaissance Licence offshore Morocco in partnership with the Office National des Hydrocarbures ... more
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5 weeks ago
Afghanistan veteran committed suicide on eve of last troops’ return | Toronto Star
News emerged on Tuesday of two military deaths — one a suicide — just as the last Canadian troops returned from Afghanistan.

The head of media operations of the Department of National Defence, Daniel Le Bouthillier, confirmed the deaths in an email to the Star.

Cpl. Alain Lacasse, 44, was found dead in his home in Valcartier, Que., on Monday afternoon. Police told CBC it was a suicide.

Master Cpl. Tyson Washburn, of Pembroke, Ont., died Saturday under unclear circumstances.

Le Bouthillier said his death did not take place on military property and is currently under investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police.

“As such, it is inappropriate for us to comment on the investigation,” he said.

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Lacasse belonged to the 3rd Battalion of the Royal 22nd Regiment, and saw tours of duty in Cyprus, Germany, Israel, Bosnia and Afghanistan. His last deployment was in Kandahar, Afghanistan, from July 2007 to February 2008.

According to the CBC, Lacasse encountered a close call just a few days before the end of his tour when a suicide bomber jumped in front of the car he was riding in. Nobody was hurt, though the vehicle exploded.

Lacasse’s death comes barely a month after Canada’s chief of defence staff, Gen. Tom Lawson, spoke out against the “terribly worrying” spate of military suicides.

Speaking at an annual forum hosted by the Conference of Defence Associations, Lawson said the military can do more to help veterans combat the psychological fallout of their missions.

As many as nine soldiers have died by suicide in recent months. The string of deaths has put a renewed focus on mental health services available to troops coping with operational stress injuries.

With files from The Canadian Press
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MoD magazines ban adverts for military widows’ pensions | The Times
The Army has been accused of censoring an advertisement that highlights the plight of military widows who lose their pensions...
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5 weeks ago
Le Congrs amricain presse Obama sur le nuclaire iranien - Monde - Actualits - Le Nouvelliste Online - Quotidien Valaisan
Barack Obama s'est vu prié par le Congrès de prendre des sanctions contre l'Iran pour accélérer la conclusion d'un accord sur le nucléaire.

Quatre-vingt-trois sénateurs américains sur 100 ont écrit au président Barack Obama mardi pour poser leurs conditions à tout accord final sur le nucléaire iranien. Ils ont rappelé que l'Iran n'avait aucun droit inhérent à l'enrichissement nucléaire.

Il est rare qu'autant de sénateurs signent un texte commun. Le dossier du nucléaire iranien fait l'objet depuis plusieurs mois d'un front commun de la part d'élus démocrates et républicains déterminés à voter dès maintenant des sanctions pour forcer Téhéran à accepter un accord final.

Jusqu'à présent, leur tentative de faire adopter par le Congrès des sanctions est restée bloquée, conformément au souhait de la Maison Blanche. Celle-ci souhaite éviter un court-circuitage des négociations en cours entre Téhéran et les "5+1" (Russie, Chine, Etats-Unis, France, Royaume-Uni et Allemagne). Ces discussions ont repris mardi à Vienne.

"Nous estimons que l'Iran n'a pas de droit inhérent à l'enrichissement en vertu du Traité de non-prolifération nucléaire", écrivent les sénateurs. "Nous estimons que tout accord doit démanteler le programme iranien d'armes nucléaires et empêcher à jamais l'Iran d'accéder à une voie uranium ou plutonium vers la bombe nucléaire."

Parmi les autres conditions des parlementaires: la fermeture du réacteur à eau lourde d'Arak et la mise en place d'inspections "à long terme et intrusives".

Déclenchement rapide

Dans leur lettre, les élus appellent Barack Obama à préparer dès maintenant des projets de sanctions renforcées, notamment pour restreindre encore plus les exportations iraniennes de pétrole brut et de produits pétrochimiques. Ils veulent ainsi pouvoir les déclencher rapidement dans le cas où l'Iran refuserait de signer un accord final.

Parallèlement, 394 des 432 élus actuels de la Chambre des représentants ont signé une lettre similaire à Barack Obama. Ils l'enjoignent à refuser tout accord qui ne verrait pas le démantèlement total de l'infrastructure nucléaire militaire iranienne.
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Des tudiants taiwanais occupent le parlement pour protester contre un accord avec la Chine - Monde - Actualits - Le Nouvelliste Online - Quotidien Valaisan
Des étudiants taiwannais ont envahi le parlement en protestation contre un accord commercial avec la Chine. L'intervention de la police n'a pas permis de les déloger.

Environ 200 étudiants ont envahi mardi soir l'enceinte du parlement de Taïwan pour protester contre un accord commercial avec la Chine. Ils ont ensuite repoussé à plusieurs reprises la police intervenue pour les déloger.

Cette occupation vient en réaction à l'annonce par le Kuomintang (Parti nationaliste) au pouvoir de la conclusion d'un accord sur les services entre la Chine et Taïwan malgré l'opposition du Parti démocrate progressiste (DPP). Celui-ci jure de protéger l'économie de l'île contre une influence excessive de la Chine continentale.

Pékin considère Taïwan, où se sont réfugiés les nationalistes après leur défaite contre les communistes en 1949, comme une province sécessionniste et n'a jamais exclu le recours à la force pour en reprendre le contrôle. Mais les deux parties ont bâti de solides relations économiques ces dernières années et elles ont inauguré en février leurs premières discussions au niveau ministériel.

La Chine, 1er partenaire commercial de Taïwan, a signé avec l'île de nombreux accords dans tous les domaines, du tourisme aux transports, depuis l'arrivée à la présidence taïwanaise de Ma Ying-jeou en 2008. L'accord sur les services prévoit que la Chine ouvrira 80% de son secteur tertiaire aux firmes taïwanaises et que Taïwan autorisera les continentaux à investir dans 64 secteurs de son économie.

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5 weeks ago
Raids israliens sur des sites syriens au plateau du Golan - Monde - Actualits - Le Nouvelliste Online - Quotidien Valaisan
Des attaques israéliennes ont été menées sur des sites militaires syriens en représailles à l'explosion d'une bombe artisanale qui a blessé quatre militaires mardi sur le plateau du Golan.

L'armée israélienne a mené des raids aériens contre des positions militaires syriennes dans la nuit de mardi à mercredi. Elle est intervenue quelques heures après une explosion ayant blessé quatre de ses soldats sur le Golan occupé.

"Tsahal a ciblé plusieurs positions militaires syriennes qui ont servi à mener l'attaque contre les soldats de Tsahal hier", a indiqué l'armée dans un communiqué. Ce document précise que les raids avaient touché une infrastructure d'entraînement de l'armée syrienne, des quartiers généraux militaires et des batteries militaires.

Une porte-parole militaire a confirmé que l'aviation israélienne a mené des raids sur le côté syrien du plateau du Golan. Des sources militaires ont indiqué que l'aviation avait mené les raids à environ 03h00 du matin (02h00 en £suisse).

Le Premier ministre israélien Benjamin Netanyahu avait averti mardi qu'Israël réagirait "avec force" après une l'explosion sur le Golan occupé, dans laquelle un soldat israélien a été grièvement blessé. L'armée syrienne n'a pas répliqué dans l'immédiat, selon la porte-parole militaire.

"Nous considérons que le régime d'Assad est responsable de ce qui se passe sur son territoire et s'il continue à coopérer avec les agents terroristes qui cherchent à nuire à l'Etat d'Israël il paiera un prix élevé", a déclaré le ministre israélien de la Défense Moshé Yaalon dans un communiqué.

 
 
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