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US Representative Ilhan Omar Calls for the Protection of a Notorious Terrorist Organization in her Native Somalia

Democrat Ilhan Omar is demanding that a telecommunications company founded and operated by a renowned terrorist financier, receive protection from that country’s government and UN peacekeeping forces.

US Rep. Ilhan OmarUS Rep. Ilhan OmarSept.14.– In her social media account, Ilhan Omar writes that Somalia’s government and UN peacekeeping forces need to protect Hormuud Telecommunications and the Somali telecom industry as they make enormous contributions to the economy and provide vital services. Hormuud Telecommunications, was created and is operated by Ahmed Nur Ali Jim’ale, a chief financier of al–Shabaab, an east African-based jihadist group that serves as Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Somalia.

On the 26th of August, Rep. Ilhan Omar made the following tweet:

Ilhan Omar ✔

Somali government and peacekeeping forces, need to protect @Hormuud and the Somali telecom industry as they make enormous contribution to the economy and provide vital services.

During my visit to Somalia in 2011, I was surprised by the quick evolution of their technology in Somalia. …

What is Hormuud? 

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The European Union's approach to Cuba

Is it reasonable?

Brussels, Sept. 13 (– The recent visit to Cuba of Federica Mogherini, in her character as High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and EU-Cuba meeting in HavanaEU-Cuba meeting in HavanaSecurity Policy, has been widely disseminated in the world press, noting it as a diplomatic success in formalizing normal relations with the Cuban dictatorship.

On the other hand, an official note of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain "reiterate its full support for the current framework of relations between the European Union and Cuba". In addition to this full support for the repressive government led by Díaz Canel and Raúl Castro, the Spanish socialist government reaffirms in this release its conviction about the "good state of the bilateeral relations and the will of both parties to deepen them in all their dimensions". The fact is that the Cuban Foreign Minister and the Spanish Secretary of State for International Cooperation confirmed the willingness to "continue strengthening bilateral relations based on mutual respect and confidence building."

This “cordial meeting” took place on the eve after the holding in Havana of the Second Cuba-European Union Joint Council, in which the Caribbean country and the community bloc reviewed the progress of the Agreement on Political Dialogue and Cooperation and began a new cycle in renewed bilateral relations.

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U.K. Court Rules against Boris Johnson

Suspension of Parliament is Unlawful “because it had the purpose of stymying Parliament.”

PM Boris JohnsonPM Boris Johnson London, Sept. 11.– The latest twist in the U.K.’s battle over Brexit comes via a Scottish court, which ruled Wednesday that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s controversial, monthlong suspension of Parliament was unlawful.

The suit brought by 75 lawmakers in response to Johnson’s decision to shutter Parliament—in effect silencing the representative body in the lead-up to the next Oct. 31 Brexit deadline—does not end the legal tussle over Johnson’s illiberal tactics, which are expected to go before the country’s Supreme Court next week.

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Assad cruel victory

Bashar al-Assad is engaged in a murderous assault on Idlib, the last province to withstand him. Thanks to the Russian intervention, he is on the verge of retaking Idlib province, the last rebel stronghold. Against all odds, he has won the struggle against the uprising. But it is a hollow victory. Far from bringing order to his country, Mr Assad has displaced half its population.

Sept. 7.– Eight years of civil war have destroyed the economy and cost 500,000 lives. Mr Assad has nothing good to offer his people. They will be wretched and divided. He will govern by fear and brutality. For as long as he clings to power, he will stoke regional strife and jihadist terrorism that will be felt far beyond Syria’s borders.

"Assad or we burn the country.” For years Bashar al-Assad’s troops have daubed that phrase onto walls in the towns they recapture. The insurgents pushed the dictator to the brink. But Mr Assad shrugged off the empty threats of Western leaders, and enlisted the help of Iran and Russia. True to his slogan, he destroyed whole cities and gassed and starved his own people. What rebels remain are holed up in Idlib province. It, too, will soon fall. Against all the odds, the monster has won.

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Israel shells Hamas targets in response to rocket fire from Gaza

Tel Aviv, Sept.6.– At least five rockets have been fired from Gaza toward Israel, with Hamas rockets being intercepted by Israeli missilesHamas rockets being intercepted by Israeli missilesone landing near Sderot, according to the IDF, which retaliated by attacking an observation post in northern Gaza with tanks.​

One of the rockets landed in an open area near Sderot, causing a fire to break out with minor damage. No casualties have been reported.​

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