Im Osten nichts Neues

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Clearly Islamophobia + fat-shaming: quartered and burned. :mrgreen:

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Post by Witness » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:53 am

Iran bans dogs from riding in cars and public walks in Tehran

Dog-walking has reportedly been banned from public places in Iran's capital.
"Certain people who bring their dogs to public places cause panic and anxiety among the public," Tehran's chief of police Hossein Rahimi told state news agency Young Journalists Club, or YJC. He added that local police have obtained permission from the judiciary to confront dog owners walking their pets in public.
"People who walk their dogs in public places shall be dealt with severely," he told YJC.
Dogs will also be banned from cars, Rahimi said, underlining that "police will seriously confront dog owners who let their dogs ride in their cars."
The announcement follows a longstanding effort by clerics and officials to discourage dog ownership in the Islamic country.
In 2010, a senior Iranian cleric issued a fatwa, or religious ruling, that dogs were "unclean" and not to be kept as pets, Reuters reported. "Friendship with dogs is a blind imitation of the West," Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi was quoted as saying in Iranian newspaper Javan Daily at the time. "There are lots of people in the West who love their dogs more than their wives and children."
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/30/midd ... ium=social

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Post by Witness » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:56 am

Tribal feud over history book leads to extended shootout in Erbil

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – A dispute between two families sparked by the contents of a history book resulted in extended and often heavy machine gun fire late Friday night in a residential district of the Kurdistan Region’s capital of Erbil.

Those in or around the Hawlery Nwe neighborhood were startled to hear hundreds of shots ring out in the normally quiet city. Soon, videos showing rounds visible in the night sky circulated on social media, raising fears among many citizens.

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“The root of the conflict started because of a book written by an author in the tribe which described the clan’s history, though without mentioning one elder clan member,” said Aziz.
http://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/207c ... 749af90e5f

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Post by Witness » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:41 am

Sold to an ally, lost to an enemy

The US shipped weapons and secrets to the Saudis and Emiratis. Now, some are in the hands of fighters linked to al Qaeda and Iran.

Hodeidah, Yemen (CNN) – Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners have transferred American-made weapons to al Qaeda-linked fighters, hardline Salafi militias, and other factions waging war in Yemen, in violation of their agreements with the United States, a CNN investigation has found.

The weapons have also made their way into the hands of Iranian-backed rebels battling the coalition for control of the country, exposing some of America's sensitive military technology to Tehran and potentially endangering the lives of US troops in other conflict zones.

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, its main partner in the war, have used the US-manufactured weapons as a form of currency to buy the loyalties of militias or tribes, bolster chosen armed actors, and influence the complex political landscape, according to local commanders on the ground and analysts who spoke to CNN.

By handing off this military equipment to third parties, the Saudi-led coalition is breaking the terms of its arms sales with the US, according to the Department of Defense. After CNN presented its findings, a US defense official confirmed there was an ongoing investigation into the issue.
https://edition.cnn.com/interactive/201 ... t-us-arms/

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Iran's first president says Khomeini betrayed 1979 Islamic revolution

VERSAILLES, France (Reuters) - Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini betrayed the principles of the Iranian revolution after sweeping to power in 1979, his first president told Reuters, leaving a “very bitter” taste among some of those who had returned with him to Tehran in triumph.

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, a sworn opponent of Tehran’s clerical rulers ever since being driven from office and fleeing abroad in 1981, recalled how 40 years ago in Paris, he had been convinced that the religious leader’s Islamic revolution would pave the way for democracy and human rights after the rule of the Shah.

“When we were in France everything we said to him he embraced and then announced it like Koranic verses without any hesitation,” Bani-Sadr, now 85, said in an interview at his home in Versailles, outside Paris, where he has lived since 1981.

“We were sure that a religious leader was committing himself and that all these principles would happen for the first time in our history,” he said.
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“It was when he came down the steps from the plane in Iran where he changed ... The mullahs got a hold of him and gave him a new destiny, which is the dictatorship we see today,” he said.

Bani-Sadr was elected president on Feb. 5, 1980, in a popular vote, but under the new Islamic Republic’s constitution, Khomenei wielded the real power - a situation that has continued since his death in 1989 under his successor, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Bani-Sadr recounted how he went to see Khomenei, now known as the Supreme Leader, in the city of Qom a few months after their return to bemoan pressure from religious authorities to force women to wear the veil. He said this went against promises he made in Paris that women should have a right to choose.

“(Khomeini) told me he had said things in France that were convenient, but that he was not locked into everything he had said there and that if he felt it necessary to say the opposite he would,” Bani-Sadr said.
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Post by Witness » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:34 am

Pakistan aims to reclaim land from mafia, turn it into forests with 10 billion trees

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@ImranKhanPTI: We are launching our #Plant4Pakistan programme and reclaiming mafia encroached land, converting it into forests and wildlife parks for our future generations to fight climate change and pollution.

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Khan has been an advocate of environmental conservation for quite a long time. When his party - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) – was in power in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, his government planted one billion trees in two years.
https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/pakista ... 1.61964596

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Post by Witness » Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:03 am

300 cars 'missing' after global summit

Police in Papua New Guinea are seeking the return of almost 300 cars, which were loaned to officials during last year's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit.

The luxury fleet was imported so visiting world leaders could be driven around in style.

But a police commander said on Tuesday that 284 vehicles are missing.

The cars include Landcruisers, Fords, Mazdas and Pajeros, Superintendent Dennis Corcoran said.

A special police unit has been assembled to find them in Papua New Guinea's capital, Port Moresby.

"There are 284 vehicles that were issued to personnel to use during Apec that haven't been returned as yet," superintendent Dennis Corcoran, told news agency Reuters.

Fortunately the priciest cars - Maseratis worth more than $100,000 (£75,000) each - have been located, the officer added.

"All 40 of the Maseratis and the three Bentleys are in top condition and locked away in the old wharf shed down on the main wharf," he said.

According to police, nine of the cars have been stolen, and some have parts missing. Others were returned "pretty seriously damaged".

In January, officials said most cars had been returned and only around five were missing, local media reported.
https://www.msn.com/en-xl/australasia/a ... ocid=wispr

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Post by Witness » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:12 am

Vande Bharat Express, India's Fastest Train, Breaks Down Day After Launch

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New Delhi: A day after it was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India’s fastest train, Vande Bharat Express, broke down on Saturday morning, leaving it stranded.

The snag occurred around 15km away from the Tundla junction in Uttar Pradesh, around 200 km away from the national capital.

According to railway officials, the train began making a “weird noise” early on Saturday morning after which its breaks jammed in one of the trailing coaches. Four coaches turned ‘dead load’, forcing loco pilots to halt.

They said that one of the possible reasons for the snag was the train hitting a cow on the tracks.
https://www.news18.com/amp/news/india/v ... 38411.html

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