Tag Archives: Terrorism

Islamic Militants in Somalia Look to Ethiopia

Somalia based ISIS is reaching out to Ethiopia’s Muslim community in an attempt to take advantage of ongoing ethnic and political unrest.

BY HARUN MARUF | VOA NEWS

Islamic State militants in Somalia say they will release jihadist materials in Amharic — a step unmistakably aimed at winning recruits in restive, neighboring Ethiopia. Continue reading Islamic Militants in Somalia Look to Ethiopia

Tadesse Biru Kersmo Acquitted of UK Terrorism Charges

A U.K. court had earlier charged the Ethiopian pro-democracy activist with terrorism offences including for attending a certain “terrorist” training camp in Eritrea

Dr. Tadesse Biru Kersmo, a member of the Ethiopian opposition movement Patriotic Ginbot 7, has been acquitted of all charges of terrorism by a UK court.

BY BINDMANS

A member of an Ethiopian opposition movement banned by the Ethiopian regime has been acquitted of all charges of terrorism following a three week trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

Tadesse Kersmo is a member of Ginbot 7 (now Patriotic Ginbot 7), set up after the 2005 elections when all those who won seats for the opposition were not allowed to take up their seats. Continue reading Tadesse Biru Kersmo Acquitted of UK Terrorism Charges

‘Channel of ISIS and Al-Qaeda’: Dubai Security Chief Calls for Bombing of Al Jazeera

“For how long will they [Al Jazeera] continue to tamper with the security of Egypt and the Arab world?” – Dubai Security Chief Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan

A senior security official in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has called for the bombing of Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based propaganda media network.

BY RT.COM

Dubai’s security chief Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan, known for his controversial social media posts, has called for Al Jazeera to be obliterated. The General accuses the Qatar channel of siding with the perpetrators of this week’s deadly Sinai attack. Continue reading ‘Channel of ISIS and Al-Qaeda’: Dubai Security Chief Calls for Bombing of Al Jazeera

Mohammed Abu Rashid: The Extremist ‘Eritrean Qaradawi’ Sponsored by Qatar

Incubating Terror. Qatar actively sponsoring for the rise of Muslim Brotherhood in Eritrea

BY ALBAYAN.AE *

There are quite a few of those who belong to extremist organizations, supported and sponsored as they are by the State of Qatar to infiltrate Eritrea. But Mohammed Jumaa Abu Rasheed is the most famous of them all, to the extent that activists characterize him as the “Qardawi of Eritrea”. Continue reading Mohammed Abu Rashid: The Extremist ‘Eritrean Qaradawi’ Sponsored by Qatar

Washington Lifts 20 Years of Sanctions on Sudan

The US is lifting most of the economic and trade sanctions it first imposed on Sudan two decades ago. However, Sudan will remain listed as a state sponsor of terror.

Sudan welcome U.S. decision to end its 20-year economic and trade embargo as a positive decision but urges Washington to go further. (EBRAHIM HAMID / AFP)

BY IRIN

The United States has lifted decades-old economic sanctions against Sudan even though it still considers the country a state sponsor of terrorism and despite the fact Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir still faces arrest on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court.

In July, Washington said a decision on whether to do away with the sanctions, which Barack Obama had suspended shortly before leaving the White House, would be delayed for three months.  Continue reading Washington Lifts 20 Years of Sanctions on Sudan

Somalia: ONLF Member Transferred to Ethiopia Was Terrorist, Regional Threat

The government of the puppet Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo is in deep crisis following the declaration of its allegiance to the TPLF regime in Ethiopia.

BY MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN | VOA NEWS

The government of Somalia is defending a controversial decision to hand over a prominent Ogaden rebel leader to authorities in Ethiopia.

The transfer of Abdikarin Sheikh Muse, a top member of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), has sparked a social media uproar and protests against the government by nationalist politicians. Small demonstrations took place in Mogadishu on Monday and at Kenya’s Dadaab camp for Somali refugees on Tuesday. Continue reading Somalia: ONLF Member Transferred to Ethiopia Was Terrorist, Regional Threat

Newsweek: Fake, Fluff and Fiction

“Newsweek seem intent on serializing negative narratives by rabid TPLF lobbyist; Eritrea’s track record of combating terrorism is impeccable” – Yemane G. Meskel, Minister of Information.

The once revered magazine, Newsweak Newsweek has lost its appeal and degree of respect … courtesy of its tabloid like cheap productions. (inset: Eritrea fake news peddler Conor Gaffey)

BY SOPHIA TESFAMARIAM | SHABAIT

The once venerable weekly magazine owned by the Washington Post Company suffered a precipitous decline and was sold to the digital news company International Business Times (IBT) in 2010.

Today, the iconic brand has lost both its reputation and reach and looks like it is more concerned about increasing page views, by producing sensationalized stories, than producing factual news reports. Just like its sister the IBT Times, Newsweek has been churning fake reports about Eritrea, with hopes of adding to its readership. Continue reading Newsweek: Fake, Fluff and Fiction

Shia Insurrection in Saudi Arabia: The Battle for Awamiya

Since May, 2017, an ongoing insurgency has been raging in the Shia heartland town of Awamiya in eastern Saudi Arabia, home to almost all Saudi oil reserves. How long could this Shia rebellion maintain an armed resistance to the Saudi military assault is the 10 million barrel a day question. (Photo: AFP)

BY THOMAS C. MOUNTAIN

Since May, 2017 an ongoing insurgency has been raging in the Shia heartland town of Awamiya in eastern Saudi Arabia and its only thanks to the BBC being allowed to enter the area and film the destruction that the world can see how the House of Saud’s war against the Shia population of Yemeni has now expanded to include the Shia population of eastern Saudi Arabia. Continue reading Shia Insurrection in Saudi Arabia: The Battle for Awamiya