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12 April 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Middle East

 

 

 

Airstrike kills 15 IS militants, western Mosul

 

Author/Source: Nehal Mostafa, Iraqi Times

 

Fifteen Islamic State militants were killed in an airstrike in al-Hadar region in Nineveh, western Mosul, according to Iraqi government…”

 

 

 

Israel arrests Hamas officials in West Bank raid

 

Author/Source: Times of Israel

 

“Israeli security forces arrested a Palestinian parliamentarian and a spokesman from the Hamas terror group in the West Bank city of Ramallah early Wednesday morning, reports in Hebrew and Arabic language media said…”

 

 

 

Yemen President's Forces Attack, 38 Killed in Heavy Fighting

 

Author/Source: New York Times

 

Yemeni security and military officials say forces loyal to Yemen's internationally recognized president have launched an attack on Shiite rebels around the southeastern port city of Mocha, unleashing heavy fighting that has killed some 38 fighters from both sides…”

 

 

 

Hard-Line Ex-Leader Ahmadinejad Stuns Iran With Election Bid

 

Author/Source: New York Times  

 

“Stunning Iran and disregarding the words of its supreme leader, former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad registered Wednesday to run in the country's May presidential election and upended a contest largely expected to be won by its moderate incumbent…”

 

 

 

South Asia

 

 

 

India is likely to seek consular access to Kulbhushan Yadav

 

Author/Source: Jayanth Jacob, Hindustan Times

 

“India is likely to seek another consular access to former Naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav who was sentenced to death on charges of espionage and sabotage by a Pakistan court…”

 

 

 

At Least Five Killed In Kabul Explosion

 

Author/Source: Tolo News 

 

“At least five people were killed on Wednesday afternoon in a suicide bombing in Kabul city…”

 

 

 

Pakistan: 5 al-Qaeda members nabbed for planned attacks

 

Author/Source: Aamir Latif, Anadolu Agency 

 

“Pakistan Wednesday announced the arrest of five suspected al-Qaeda operatives said to be planning major terrorist attacks in the country’s commercial capital, Karachi…”

 

 

 

Southeast Asia

 

 

 

Abu Sayyaf spokesman and kidnapping mastermind Muamar Askali killed in Bohol clashes

 

Author/Source: The Straits Times
“Security forces have killed Abu Sayyaf's spokesman Muamar Askali, described as a ‘rising star’ among Islamic extremist circles and linked to several high-profile kidnappings in lawless southern Philippines and around Malaysia's Sabah state, dealing a major blow to the militant group…”

 

 

 

East Asia

 

 

 

China's Xi urges peaceful resolution of North Korea tension in call with Trump

 

Author/Source: Michael Martina and Christian Shepherd, Reuters

 

“Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a peaceful resolution of rising tension on the Korean peninsula in a telephone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday, as a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group steamed towards the region...”

 

 

 

Africa

 

 

 

Nigeria Thwarts Boko Haram Plan To Attack Us, Uk Embassies

 

Author/Source: Bashir Adigun and Hilary Uguru, AP

 

Nigerian security officials have thwarted plans by Islamic State group-linked Boko Haram members to attack the embassies of the United States and Britain, authorities said Wednesday…”

 

 

 

Post-election vigilante violence flares in Ghana

 

Author/Source: News 24

 

Ghanaians were horrified when members of a vigilante group loosely affiliated with the ruling party stormed a court to free 13 members standing trial for assault late last week…

 

 

 

Eight hostages held by Somali pirates freed: coast guard

 

Author/Source: News 24

 

Somalia security forces on Wednesday freed eight sailors who had been taken ashore by pirates after they were chased off a hijacked Indian ship earlier this week, a coast guard official said…”

 

 

 

Al-Shabab Vows 'Doubled Response' To Us Move In Somalia

 

Author/Source: Abdi Guled, AP

 

The Somalia-based al-Shabab claims that its escalation of deadly attacks is in ‘doubled response’ to President Donald Trump's approval of expanded U.S. military efforts against it, an organization that monitors extremist groups says…”

 

 

 

Child Suicide Bombings Surge in Boko Haram Conflict

 

Author/Source: VOA

 

“The United Nations Children’s Fund says there has been an alarming surge in the number of children being used as suicide bombers by the militant Boko Haram in the conflict engulfing the Lake Chad region in West Africa…”

 

 

 

Zambian opposition leader Hichilema to be charged with treason

 

Author/Source: Chris Mfula, Reuters

 

“Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been arrested and will be charged with treason for allegedly obstructing President Edgar Lungu's motorcade, the national police chief said on Wednesday…”

 

 

 

Europe

 

 

 

Kremlin critic Navalny calls for Russia-wide protests on June 12

 

Author/Source: Denis Pinchuk, Reuters

 

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Wednesday called on his supporters to hold protest rallies across the country on June 12, which is the annual Russia Day public holiday…”

 

 

 

8 Arrested in Connection With St. Petersburg Bombing

 

Author/Source: VOA

 

Eight members of extremist cells have been arrested in connection with last week's deadly bombing on the subway in St. Petersburg, Russia's intelligence chief said on Tuesday…”

 

 

 

Turkey militants 'used tunnel to plant explosives

 

Author/Source: BBC

 

A big explosion in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir which originally appeared to be an accident was actually the result of a terror attack, the interior minister has said…”

 

 

 

Dortmund explosions: 'Islamist' suspect held over team bus attack

 

Author/Source: BBC

 

German police have detained a suspect with "Islamist links" following a bomb attack on the bus of the Borussia Dortmund football team…”

 

 

 

US & Canada

 

 

 

Two Chicago-area men charged with supporting ISIS for giving informant phones

 

Author/Source: Christopher Brennan, NY Daily News

 

“Two suburban Chicago men charged with conspiring to support the Islamic State face 20 years in prison after giving a man they believed to be an extremist cell phones and taking him to the airport…”

 

 

 

Tillerson meets with Putin amid deepening tensions over U.S. missile strikes in Syria

 

Author/Source: Carol Morello and David Filipov, The Washington Post 

 

“Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held his first directs talks with Russia’s president on Wednesday amid deepening tensions after U.S. missile strikes in Syria and Washington’s demands that Moscow abandon support for its main Middle East ally…”

 

 


 

 

South and Central America and the Caribbean

 

 

 

Ecuador Election Recount: Lasso Loses 100 Votes, Moreno up 143

 

Author/Source: Telesur

 

“Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa confirmed Tuesday that with the recount requested by the right-wing opposition, former presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso lost 100 votes, while President elect Lenin Moreno gained an additional 143 votes…”

 

 

 

U.N. Security Council supports replacing Haiti peacekeepers with smaller mission

 

Author/Source: Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald

 

“The United Nations’ Security Council is welcoming a call by Secretary-General António Guterres to move to a new type of U.N. presence in Haiti by withdrawing peacekeepers after nearly 13 years and scaling back its $346-million-a-year stabilization mission to focus more on police, human rights and justice…”

 

IUCTS Highlights

Op-ed


Jerusalem Post  on February 29, 2012: “Iran’s last diplomatic chance?” by Prof. Yonah Alexander and Dr. Milton Hoenig