Month: August 2016

ISIS – Another one bites the dust

major blow’ by death of second-in-command Abu Muhammad al-Adnani in air strike claimed by US and Russia Isis have been dealt a “major blow” by the death of senior leader Abu Muhammad Al-Adnani as it continues scrambling to defend territory across Syria and Iraq, experts have said. The terrorist group’s second-in-command was killed in an air strike in the Syrian province of Aleppo in a significant victory claimed by both the US and Russia, indicating a formidable level of intelligence on jihadists’ movements. Adnani headed the so-called Islamic State’s feared “Emni” security service and its propaganda wing, becoming known...

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Ancient coin banned from eBay due to supposed ‘Nazi-like symbol’

An auction of a Thracian coin – minted in the city of Apollonia Pontica (in modern-day Bulgaria) in the 4th or 5th century BC – was halted by eBay on the grounds the listing was ‘hateful or discriminatory’ The Thracian coin from the 4th or 5th century BC that was removed from an eBay auction on the grounds the listing was ‘hateful or discriminatory’. Munich-based auctioneers Numismatik Lanz listed the coin on the site earlier this month but were told it was classed among objects that ‘glorify or trivialize National Socialism’ which eBay prohibits on its German site. When...

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INJUSTICE AND BRUTALITY: A DEATH IN TIBET

Tsering Tso’s grandmother Lhadhey and mother Adhey. Photo credit: Washington Post Community punished for seeking the truth A major article has appeared in the Washington Post telling the story of Tsering Tso, a 27-year-old Tibetan woman whose tragic death lead to terrible consequences for her community. Free Tibet worked with the Post to bring her story to light, after receiving a copy of a letter from the people of her community, seeking to expose the truth about what happened there and demanding justice from China. The sometimes difficult story is best told in the article in thePost, written after journalist Simon...

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Spain risks incident in Gibraltar, MPs warn Nato

A group of Tory MPs have warned the Secretary General of Nato that Spain’s behaviour towards Gibraltar is a threat to British security could lead to a “serious” incident at sea. The MPs have written to the head of Nato expressing concern over 210 “unlawful incursions” of Spanish state vessels into British Gibraltarian waters. They add that Spain’s behavior as a Nato ally is becoming “increasingly unreliable”. A fisherman holds a Spanish flag during a protest in the bay of Algeciras, near the Rock of Gibraltar CREDIT: AFP/GETTY IMAGES/MARCOS MORENO   The small peninsula off the south coast of Spain, a British Overseas Territory since 1713 and...

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Tucked into CAS judgement, a landmark statement on Gibraltar’s rights

  The legal decision that cleared the way for the Gibraltar FA to join FIFA includes an unequivocal statement that Gibraltar cannot be denied its rights at the whim of Spain, the Chronicle can reveal. The judgement from the Court of Arbitration for Sport [CAS] represents a landmark decision that will have wider long-term legal implications for Gibraltar internationally. In the decision, a panel of experienced arbitrators confirmed that there is no legitimate sovereignty dispute over the Rock, nor is there any pending legal dispute as a matter of public international law. Although the CAS finding was only a...

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