March 20, 2019

Shamima Begum: IS runaway teen ‘could face prosecution in UK’

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From BBC A British woman who ran away to Syria as a schoolgirl to join the Islamic State group has been told she could face prosecution if she returns home. Shamima Begum, now 19 and pregnant, told the Times she had no regrets but wanted to have her baby in the UK. She said she had heard […]

Kidnapped Trini children reunited with mom in Syria

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By Kim Boodram From Trinidad Express Rescuer questions interest of T&T Govt TWO Trinidadian children kidnapped and taken to Syria by their ISIS fighter father in 2014 have been reunited with their Trinidadian mother. The boys, who were taken to live in the so-called IS “caliphate”, were able to leave Syria with the help of […]

BVI & Cayman Islands sanctions – additional reporting obligations

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By Richard May, Martin Livingston, Adam Huckle, Anna Whaley, Brandon Doffing From Maples Sanctions Orders are extended by Statutory Instrument to the British Overseas Territories, including the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands, to implement sanctions regimes implemented by the United Nations Security Council, the European Union and the United Kingdom Government (“Sanctions Orders“). […]

White House: ISIS ‘caliphate has been destroyed’

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By Jason Devaney From Newsmax The Islamic State (ISIS) has been severely weakened by way of the destruction of its caliphate, the White House said Tuesday. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked about ISIS and its estimated force of around 30,000 militants during the daily briefing. “We know the caliphate has been destroyed,” […]

Syria war: IS ‘seized women and children’ in Sweida attack

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From BBC Islamic State (IS) militants are holding more than 30 women and children hostage in south-western Syria, a monitor and local media say. They are thought to have been seized during a wave of deadly IS attacks in Suweida province last week. The Syrian government controls most of the region but IS militants hold […]

Russia admits defeat on its ‘stealth’ F-35 killer by canceling mass production on the Su-57 fighter jet

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By Alex Lockle From Business Insider Russia announced earlier this month that the Su-57, its proposed entry into the world of fifth-generation stealth fighters, will not see mass production. The jet had some promising capabilities in combat, but design and production difficulties made it a difficult project with limited export potential. This move represents a […]

The Editor Speaks: World Refugee Day

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Today (20) is World Refugee Day. World Refugee Day commemorates the obstacles refugees face each year, while also celebrating their courage and strength. Since 2001, the United Nations and more than 100 countries have observed World Refugee Day annually on June 20th. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has started the #WithRefugees petition to […]

Extradition Ordered for Jamaican Muslim Cleric Accused in US of Recruiting for ISIS

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From CARIBBEAN360 KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday May 2, 2018 – A judge has signed an extradition warrant, ordering radical Jamaican Muslim cleric Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal be handed over to authorities in the United States to face terrorism-related charges. But el-Faisal has 15 days to challenge the extradition order made by Parish Court Judge Broderick Smith. US […]

Caribbean NGOs call on UN to investigate killings in Gaza, Syria

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From MEM The Caribbean Against Apartheid in Palestine [CAAP] and the Caribbean Peace Movement have called upon 15 Caribbean nations to support calls for an urgent United Nations investigation into the recent deaths of civilians in the Gaza Strip and Syria. “As a people who have endured the abomination of slavery, we in CARICOM (Caribbean Community) should […]

Pope calls for Peace in Easter Message: ‘Hope and Dignity’

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From Newsmax On Christianity’s most joyful day, Pope Francis in his Easter Sunday message called for peace in a world marked by war and conflict, “beginning with the beloved and long-suffering land of Syria,” and extending to the entire Middle East, the Korean peninsula and parts of Africa affected by “hunger, endemic conflicts and terrorism.” […]