Africa, north * Tunisia, Sudan
Protests Spread Tunesia, Yemen, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia
January 30, 2011 While the biggest threat to the Middle East region is the possibility that the population of Saudi Arabia may try to imitate what has been happening in the area, thereby bringing total chaos to the established regional geopolitical and more importantly, energy, structure, the first protests in the Saudi Arabia city of Jeddah are already in the books. The clip below shows the peaceful demonstrations that have taken place recently, which as Fedupmontrealer explains are "taking place in front of the Municipality in protest of the severe lack of infrastructure, and corruption, that led the city to be inundated this week causing billions of dollars of damages for the second time in two years." That this is even occurring in a state where the average wealth is orders of magnitude greater than in Egypt is remarkable. On the other hand, we expect more news such as those from yeserday that Kuwait is paying its citizens $3,500 plus free food for a year to keep calm. Oddly, visions of money dropping helicopters, infinitely extendable unemployment insurance and tax breaks keep dancing in our head.
SUDAN * Israeli hit team nails terrorists
April 7, 2011 - 95% of Sudan population is Sunni Muslim, the jihad terrorists.
Special operations team hit top Iranian-Hamas arms smugglers in Sudan
April 5 Israel kill 2 terrorists in a car near Port Sudan, the base of operations of a ruthless arms smuggling network operating out of Sudan.
Iranian and Hamas agents were given a niche in the expanding Sudanese smuggling ring to oversee smuggling arms into Gaza.
These terrorists planned to transfer mustard and nerve gas from the Libyan rebels in Benghazi to Lebanon and Gaza.
Africa NEWS, Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe
West Africa, Mali, Nigeria
LIBYA in MIDEAST news
Bengazi attack, Egypt cleans out ISIS
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LIBYA jet crashes
May 12, 2010
The cause of the crash remains unclear.
Miracle as child survives despite plane disintegrating on landing
The boy was treated in hospital, his injuries were not life-threatening.
A jetliner carrying more than 100 people crashed as it attempted to land in Libya, killing everyone on board except for a child. Afriqiyah Airways said that 104 people were on board flight 771 from Johannesburg to Tripoli. The Airbus jet had an accident during landing at Tripoli airport at 6 a.m. The plane had exploded on landing and totally disintegrated.
Crash survivor goes home
May 15, 2010 - Newly orphaned 9-year-old leaves for Holland on medical evacuation flight. The Dutch boy who is the only survivor of a plane crash in Libya left for home on a medical evacuation flight. Ruben van Assouw left the hospital he was being teated at in Tripoli in an ambulance, followed by a diplomatic car with the Dutch ambassador, and private cars with press in tow.
The child's survival of a crash that shattered the airliner into pieces has stunned doctors and given the tragedy at least one hopeful story.
The Afriqiyah Airways flight from South Africa hit the ground short of the runway while landing Wednesday in Tripoli, killing 103 people, including the boy's parents and 11-year-old brother.
Boy learns of family's death
The Dutch boy had gone with his family to South Africa.
Something from God
Rescuers responding to the crash found Ruben still strapped in his seat and breathing in an area of desert sand strewn with the plane's shredded wreckage. His legs were broken, but he had no serious injuries to his neck, head and face. The boy underwent 4 1/2 hours of surgery to repair multiple fractures to his legs and doctors said he has been recovering well.
One of the doctor's who treated him said Friday that many factors could have played a role in his stunning survival, including where he was seated in the plane. "It's something from God, that he wanted him to live longer," said orthopedic specialist Sadig Bendala.
2 killed outside US Embassy in Tunisia
September 15, 2012 BLACK JIHAD WAR flag raised in Tunesia. Mob Gathers Outside U.S. Embassy in London, burns American and Israeli flags
The remains of the four Americans killed in the Libya attack were returned to the U.S. Friday in a ceremony at Joint Base Andrews,
as Marines arrived on the ground in Yemen to deal with the aftermath of another attack on the U.S. Embassy in the capital city of Sanaa.
Terrorists jumped over U.S. Embassy walls in Sudan and Tunisia. 3 people reported dead, 28 wounded during the Tunisia attack.
Sudan protesters set fire to German embassy
Sep 14, 2012 KHARTOUM - Sudanese broke into the German embassy in Khartoum, raising an Islamic flag and setting the building on fire. 5,000 protesters ringed the German embassy and British mission. Muslims hoisted a black Islamic jihad flag, smashed windows, cameras and furniture in the building and then started a fire. U.S. diplomatic missions have been attacked by Islamist protesters in a number of Arab countries.
Lebanon has joined the list of Friday protests. One person was killed by police in Tripoli, Lebanon, after a group of armed men stormed a KFC restaurant amid protests in the city, Lebanese security forces told CNN.
About 40 armed men were spotted among 3,000 protesters.
Violent protests across Middle East target embassies
Anti-American protests erupted across the Middle East on Friday, following week-long demonstrations outside of several U.S. embassies
America was warned of embassy attack but did nothing
* After the Sept 11 2012 Bengazi attacks
Black Flag of Islam Flies Over American Embassy in Tunisia as Attacks on America Continue Around the Globe
09/14/2012 A black Islamic flag is currently flying over the U.S. embassy in Tunisia after it had been stormed by an angry mob of protesters, who were upset over an anti-Islam film that was made by Americans.
This is just one of many incidents occurring around the world today, in which Americans are being targeted.
In Tunis, the mob overran the compound, scaling walls and setting fire to trees before tearing down the American flag and replacing it with a symbol of Islam. It is not thought that any U.S. staff were actually in the embassy in Tunis. An American school in Tunis was also set on fire. Police responded to the mobs by firing tear gas, and police gunfire could also be heard.
Several dozen protesters were also briefly able to enter the embassy compound and set fire to cars in the embassy parking lot. Police and special forces pushed them back outside.
In Lebanon today angry protesters ransacked a KFC and Hardee's restaurant, police were firing on protesters in Yemen, and there was also unrest in Iraq, Syria, Pakistan and Turkey. Additional unrest occurred in Sudan where an angry mob attacked British and German embassies. In Bangladesh tens of thousands took to the streets to protest, and in India there are widespread protests in Muslim Kashmir. In London, protesters burned an American flag outside of the U.S. embassy.
Borg news media all report the same LIE - but this jihad on the west has NOTHING TO DO WITH A VIDEO.
Sudan blames Israel for ammo blast
October 24, 2012 So typical for Muslims to blame Israel for everything.
Ammunition factory attacked by 4 military planes
Sudan blamed IAF jets for bombing a Khartoum weapons site.
There was a huge fire overnight at an arms factory in Khartoum
Sudan smuggles weapons to Hamas terrorists in Gaza.
Sudanese missile factory produced Iranian Shehab missiles
October 25, 2012 The Khartoum military plant which was bombed at midnight by 4 fighter-bombers was manufacturing Iranian ballistic surface-to-surface Shehab missiles under license from Tehran. It is completely leveled praise GOD.
Sudan videos showed large quantities of phosphorus flares in the sky suggesting that a large stockpile was demolished.
Sudan served as Iran reserve stock in case Iran’s ballistic arsenal was hit by Israeli bombers.
The Israeli Air Force has a long record of pre-emptive self defense attacks.
In June 2006 the IAF destroyed 90% of Hellzballah missiles in the first hours of the Lebanon war.
Sudan calls on UNSC to condemn Israeli attack
Sudan smuggles weapons to Hamas terrorists in Gaza and Syria thru Libya.
US ultimatum averted Iran-Pakistan warships drill in Port Sudan
December 3, 2012 Monday - Iran collaborating with a nuclear power is serious! North Korea was bad enough.
Iranian and Pakistani warships had planned their first ever rendezvous to take place in Port Sudan Friday, Nov. 30.
It was rumored in Khartoum that the Pakistani Shashmir had docked Thursday carrying nuclear-related 'equipment'
ready to meet 2 Iranian warships for joint naval drills on the Red Sea.
The United States put a stop to this plan at the last moment by threatening to call off the direct talks with Tehran that were scheduled to open Saturday, Dec. 1.
(Yeah right, who cares, nothing we hear or read in news is real. Remember that.)
So near to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel could spark war.
Saudi objects to the Obama - Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. talks.
So do I - they are utterly meaningless.
Responding to persistent reports of nuclear arms aboard the Pakistani vessel, Port Sudan issued the following statement on Dec. 1:
'There is no risk to the lives of citizens who want to visit the ships as all weapons will be secured.'
Riyadh and Jerusalem warned Obama that unless the Iranian-Pakistani maneuver was called off, action would be taken to prevent it.
Iran postponed the visit to Port Sudan to Dec. 7. Cute. Pearl Harbor.
Iran warships dock in Sudan
Dec 8, 2012 Two Iranian battleships in Port Sudan spark renewed concerns of arms smuggling.
Iran warships in Port Sudan angered Saudi Arabia, which provides aid money to Sudan.
This is the second Sudan port call by the Iranian navy in Sudan in 5 weeks.
Israel suspects arms smuggling through Sudan. Highly probable.
Sudan has been a terrorist base.
Iran may also be smuggling weapons into Syria.
If Syria has Russians and their weaponry, why Iran too?
Sudan docks Iranian warships, may strain Gulf ties
Israel says Sudan was transit point for Iranian weapons going to Gaza.
Gulf Arab states among Sudan's biggest investors.
Sudan allowing Iran to establish Red Sea base
Dec 11, 2012 Khartoum reaching secret agreement with Tehran to establish an Iranian military base on the Red Sea.
Iranian warships in Port Sudan was not intended as a message to Israel. Yeah right.
Iran Agenda in the Gaza Offensive
Hamas, Sudan, Iran missiles, Egypts role
16 Nov 2012 STRATFOR intel firstname.lastname@example.org
To begin to make sense of the escalating conflict in Gaza, we need to go back to the night of Oct. 23 in Khartoum. Around 11 p.m. that night, the Yarmouk weapons facility in the Sudanese capital was attacked, presumably by the Israeli air force. There were indications that Iran had been using this facility to stockpile and possibly assemble weapons, including anti-aircraft missiles, guided anti-tank missiles and long-range Fajr-5 rockets capable of reaching Tel Aviv and Jerusalem from Gaza.
One of the major drivers behind Israel's latest air and assassination campaign is its belief that Hamas has a large cache of long-range Fajr-3 and Fajr-5 rockets in its possession. Israel's primary intent in this military campaign is to deny Hamas the ability to use these rockets or keep them as a constant threat to Israel's population centers. This likely explains why in early October, when short-range rocket attacks from Gaza were still at a low level, Israeli officials began conditioning the public to the idea of an "inevitable" Israeli intervention in Gaza. Israel knew Hamas had these weapons in its possession and that it could require a war to eliminate the Fajr rocket threat. It began with the strike on the facility in Sudan, extended to the assassination of Hamas military commander Ahmad Jabari (the architect of the Fajr rocket program) and now has the potential to develop into an Israeli ground incursion in Gaza.
Oct. 23 was not the first time Israel allegedly attacked weapons caches in Sudanese territory that were destined for Gaza. In January 2009, Israel allegedly carried out an airstrike against a weapons convoy northwest of Port Sudan heading to Gaza. The convoy included Fajr-3 rockets and was unusually large, with more than 20 trucks traveling north toward Gaza. The rushed shipment was allegedly arranged by Iran to reinforce Hamas during Operation Cast Lead. Iran was also exposed trying to smuggle weapons to Gaza through the Red Sea.
Though efforts were likely made to conceal the weapons cache at Yarmouk, it obviously did not escape Israeli detection. Hamas therefore took a major risk in smuggling the weapons to Gaza in the first place, perhaps thinking they could get away with it since they have been able to with less sophisticated weapons systems. Before Hamas responded to the Nov. 14 Jabari assassination, there were two major spates of rocket and mortar attacks over the past month. The first was Oct. 8-10 and the second was Oct. 22-24. When the decision was made to carry out these attacks, Hamas may not have known that Israel had detected the long-range Fajrs. Launching Grad and Qassam mortars may have been Hamas' attempt at misleading Israel into thinking that Hamas did not even have the Fajr rockets, because otherwise it would have used them. Hamas may have also erroneously assumed that launching mortars and short-range rockets, as it periodically does when the situation gets tense with Israel, would not lead to a major Israeli response.
By the time Israel attacked the Yarmouk facility, Hamas had to assume that Israel knew of the weapons transfer to Gaza. Hamas then quickly agreed to an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire Oct. 25. When Palestinian attacks against Israel began picking up again around Nov. 10 -- including an anti-tank attack on an Israeli military jeep and several dozen more rocket attacks - Hamas appeared more cautious, calling the main Gaza terrorists together on Nov. 12 to seek out another truce. By then, it was too late. They had already inadvertently provided the Israelis with the justification they needed to get public relations cover for their campaign to destroy Hamas' long-range rocket program.
Considering an Israeli Ground Assault in Gaza
Attacks Continue Along With Efforts To Mediate
A Test of Hamas' Authority in Gaza
On Nov. 14, Jabari was assassinated, and Hamas had to work under the assumption that Israel would do whatever it took to launch a comprehensive military campaign to eliminate the Fajr threat. It is at this point that Hamas likely resigned to a "use it or lose it" strategy and launched Fajr rockets toward Tel Aviv, knowing that they would be targeted anyway and potentially using the threat as leverage in an eventual attempt at another truce with Israel. A strong Hamas response would also boost Hamas' credibility among Palestinians. Hamas essentially tried to make the most out of an already difficult situation and will now likely work through Egypt to try to reach a truce to avoid an Israeli ground campaign in Gaza that could further undermine its authority in the territory.
In Tehran, Iranian officials are likely quite content with these developments. Iran needed a distraction from the conflict in Syria. It now has that, at least temporarily. Iran also needed to revise its relationship with Hamas and demonstrate that it retains leverage through militant groups in the Palestinian territories as part of its deterrence strategy against a potential strike on its nuclear program. Hamas decided in the past year that it was better off aligning itself with its ascendant parent organization, the Muslim Brotherhood (Egypt), than remaining tethered to an ideological rival like Iran that was being put on the defensive in the region. Iran could still capture Hamas' attention through weapons sales, however, and may have even expected that Israel would detect the Fajr shipments.
The result is an Israeli military campaign in Gaza that places Hamas' credibility in question and could create more space for a group like the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which has close ties to Iran. The conflict will also likely create tension in Hamas' relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Jordan and Syria, since the Brotherhood, particularly in Egypt, is not prepared or willing to confront Israel beyond rhetoric and does not want to face the public backlash for not doing enough to defend the Palestinians from Israel Defense Forces. All in all, this may turn out to be a relatively low-cost, high payoff maneuver by Iran.
*SOURCE - Stratfor Email
GAZA and WESTBANK terrorism, page 8
IRAN / Persia, page 18
ISRAEL, page 19
IRAN port in Sudan
June 25, 2013 Iran building in Port Sudan military supply base for Syria, Hizballah.
A base is being built in a section of Port Sudan for handling tanks, missile systems, artillery etc bound for Syria and Hizballah and Hamas-Gaza.
Omar al Bashir has leased area to Tehran.
Iranian Revolutionary Guards are overseeing Sudanese workmen building Iran second Red Sea base.
Iran also has one at Assab in Eritrea.
Base abuts Port Sudan oil exporting installations to prevent an Israeli strike.
Iran using commercial cargo vessels and oil tankers to deliver weapons to terrorists. HA! I dont think you will fool Israel.
This base is similar to the Russian naval base at the Syrian port of Tartus, but twice as large and capable of accommodating Iran largest war ships and submarines.
So far Israel has not interfered with Iranian arms shipments.
In 2009 and 2012 Israel struck 4 weapons targets in the Port Sudan area.
I reported Iran using Sudan in November 2012
95% of Sudan population is Sunni Muslim, the jihad terrorists.
In 2012 Tehran shipping Fajr-5 rockets through Khartoum Sudan to Gaza.
Sudan is supported by Iran and used as a route to transfer weapons to Hamas terrorists in Gaza via Egypt.
Longer-range missiles in Sudan could be aimed at Israel.
Muslim Brotherhood terrorists vs Humanity
Oct. 7, 2013 Barak Hussein Obama is himself MB, so this is his defeat too!
Muslim Brotherhood Islam has suffered several blows.
First, it lost power in Egypt.
Its popularity in Jordan has been put down by the Hashemite monarchy.
Third, in Syria. Fourth, Hamas is also losing in Gaza.
Fifth, Turkey terror chief Erdogan, an ally of the MB, is facing a popular protest,
Sixth, Sudan ally Omar Al-Bashir has also seen violent demonstrations against his rule.
DEBKA reported 53 killed in failed Egyptian MB counter-coup.
The Muslim Brotherhood failed to bring millions out against the Egyptian military Sunday.
Instead it ended in clashes with the military in Cairo in which 53 were killed, 270 injured and hundreds arrested and poor attendance in other Egyptian towns. -debka
Gunmen killed 5 Egyptian soldiers near the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, highlighting the growing security challenges since the army ousted Mursi in July.
MB opened fire on the soldiers while they were sitting in a car at a checkpoint. -Jpost
The Muslim Brotherhood wont go down without a fight
Clashes broke out between MB and the army on a main national holiday, the 6th of October, marking the 40th anniversary
of the start of the 1973 Mideast war with Israel, which the Egyptians consider a victory. LOL! Egypt FLED from Israel!
The Egypt military warned MB not to test their patience.
Those caught protesting would be charged with espionage.
But the Muslim Brotherhood devils took to the streets.
The MB terrorists will not go down waving a white flag of surrender.
After all, the 2013 leadership in the USA support these terrorist thugs!
ISRAEL WARS * Gog Magog, Psalm 83, Ezekiel 38-39, Isaiah 13
Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Passover
South Sudan attackers storm UN peacekeeping base
South Sudanese rebels have forced their way into the country’s UN peacekeeping base, prompting the UN to announce that it fears their may be casualties. Thousands of civilian were using the base in Jonglei state as refuge from the unrest sweeping through the country which has thus far killed around 500 people since Sunday. The rebels were from the Nuer, the second largest ethnic group in the country. The president, Salva Kiir, has accused soldiers supportive of a Nuer leader named Riek Machar of attempting to stage a coup on Sunday - something denied by Machar.
Israelis lifted out of Sudan
Dec 19, 2013 Breaking News
Israel has imposed a blackout on the evacuation of its citizens, including military and intelligence experts, from South Sudan, which is being torn apart by a bloody conflict between President Salva Kir and his Dinka tribe and the Nuer ethnic group of his ousted deputy Riek Machar. Kir accuses Machar of attempting a coup which set off the fighting Sunday, since when at least 500 people, most of them soldiers, have died. Other tribes are being drawn into the conflict, transferring their loyalties from side to side. Thursday, it was reported that Bor, 200 km north of Juba, had fallen to the rebels, who are rallying now for an assault on the capital.
Conflict simmers in East Sudan over failure to implement peace plan: ICG
27 NOVEMBER 2013 KHARTOUM - East Sudan could be the scene of further conflict, as grievances over the
perceived failure to implement a 2006 peace agreement remain widespread, a think-tank group has warned.
Sudan replaces central bank chief
Hundreds estimated killed in South Sudan
Sudan desires to ally with Iran and provide a port from which to attack Israel.
Sudan on precipice of civil war
Dec 20, 2013 At least 500 people are believed to have died since last weekend, when President Salva Kiir accused his ex-deputy Riek Machar of a failed coup.
US deploys 45 troops to S. Sudan to protect personnel
Dec 20, 2013 The US has deployed 45 troops to protect US personnel and assets in South Sudan amid ongoing fighting between rebels and government forces, the White House said. Barack Obama sent a letter to Congress, saying the group of soldiers was sent Wednesday, AFP reported. The small force will remain in South Sudan “until the security situation becomes such that it is no longer needed,” Obama said. “Although equipped for combat, this force was deployed for the purpose of protecting US citizens and property.”
Sudan civil war
Dec 21, 2013 USA and Israeli officers in mediation bid to avert South Sudan civil war.
The US and Israel are working together to prevent South Sudan, slipping into civil war, as clashes in Juba spread across the country.
US and Israeli officers trying to restore discipline to the South Sudanese army and pursuing a mediation effort to reconcile the quarrel that has triggered brutal warfare.
45 US military deployed to South Sudan to protect American citizens and property.
The IDF arrived in Juba to help resolve their differences.
South Sudan gained its independence in 2011 after 22 years of fighting the Sudanese government in the north.
The South is an obstacle in the path of the spread of radical Islam from Khartoum.
Israel has close ties with South Sudan Christians.
South Sudan controls most of the oil reserves and some of the sources of the Nile River.
South Sudan is useful for keeping track of the spread of Iranian influence there, particularly an Iran naval base on the Red Sea coast of northern Sudan directly across from Israel.
Tehran smuggles weapons between Khartoum and the Lebanese Hizballah and the Palestinian Hamas terrorists.
I do not know how Israel can cooperate with USA, being their goals are OPPOSITE now.
Obama wants Islam to spread, Israel supports the Christians.
That horrible God-hating John Kerry going to Sudan can ONLY be VERY BAD!
South Sudan rebel controls key state
Dec 22, 2013 South Sudan rebel Riek Machar controls key state.
Former South Sudan Vice-President Riek Machar has said rebel troops have captured the key oil-producing state of Unity.
Machar confirmed the forces fighting the government were under his command.
SSudan has been in turmoil since President Salva Kiir accused Machar a week ago of attempting a coup.
4 US involved in evacuating US citizens were wounded when their aircraft was shot.
Barack Obama has warned that any effort to seize power through the use of military force will result in the end of
longstanding support from the United States and the international community.
World Christian leaders have called for a ceasefire in South Sudan, where the population is mainly animist or Christian.
Obama threatens to cut off US support to South Sudan
Obama's threats mean nothing. He supports MB Muslim terrorists.
Long article, details here, but Obama's results are always the killing of Christians.
Four US servicemen injured when plane hit in South Sudan
Two US military aircraft were hit by incoming fire from South Sudan rebels Saturday. One of the planes reached Uganda heavily damaged with four injured four US servicemen aboard, one of them critically wounded. They were flow to Nairobi, Kenya, for medical treatment. The US aircraft, apparently evacuating Americans from the embattled country, were heading into rebel-held Bor when they were hit by ground fire. One turned around and headed to Kampala. Officials at the US military’s Africa Command did not immediately answer calls.
Unfortunately whatever help Obama sends will favor Islam and kill Christians.
SUDAN and LIBYA are in the same region - and both are out of control.[/b]
South Sudanese rebels seize oil pipelines
Dec 24, 2013 The US, Israel, the UN and African leaders have suspended their attempts to mediate the feud in South Sudan. Monday, Machar’s rebel forces seized Bentiu, capital of Unity State through which runs the main pipeline from the South Sudanese oil fields to Port Sudan in the North. The President said a large force is heading out of Juba to Bentiu to recover the town. All the parties involved in the South Sudan conflict are now awaiting the outcome of the forthcoming battle for control of the oil pipeline city between the rival armies. DEBKA
Oddly, there was a 5.2 earthquake in the Red Sea Dec. 23, just east of Sudan.
Muslims are slaughtering Christians in Sudan
The Muslims are slaughtering the Christians in Sudan.
The world media hate God and Christians and love Muslims so are not telling you.
Christians tortured and killed in South Sudan
The Sudanese military is bombing Christians areas
Sudan Government Policies Designed to Purge Christians from Territory
Christians living in Sudan are subjected to daily persecution, violence, and discrimination. Not only is the Sudanese government limited missionary personnel and forbidden new churches, they are working to purge the nation of it remaining Christians.
Atmosphere of fear in South Sudan
23 December 2013 A UN official in South Sudan spoke of an atmosphere of fear and desperation as violence escalates, summary executions in Bor, Jonglei has fallen to rebels.
People are clamouring to get into the UN compound in Bor as the violence escalates.
People were being lined up and executed.
President Salva Kiir has accused Mr Machar of attempting a coup.
South Sudan truce offer
Dec 28, 2013 Riek Machar, South Sudan rebel leader, Saturday demanded proper negotiations before accepting the President Salva Kiir government offer of a truce.
Macher said any ceasefire had to be properly monitored. Interpreted - Do it my way.
South Sudan Muslim rebels attack Bor.
Dec 31, 2013 Uganda threatened military action if they fail to agree to a ceasefire.
Damned Muslims! PRAY for the Christians!
South Sudan's president declares state of emergency
January 1, 2014 South Sudan's president declared a state of emergency Wednesday ahead of peace talks to stop the latest violence in the country.
President Salva Kiir issued the declaration for the states of Unity and Jonglei, which include the rebel-held towns of Bor and Benitu, the scene of recent fighting and scores of civilian deaths.
State radio also reported that Kiir ordered the formation of a negotiating team to take part in the peace talks in Ethiopia. The government delegation includes key opposition figures, as required in the presidential decree, state radio reported.
Representatives from the warring parties in South Sudan will arrive in Ethiopia on Wednesday for talks aimed at ending the violence wracking the nation, the United Nations' special representative to South Sudan said.
Christian Missionaries charity caught in South Sudan violence
Christians in Sudan, South Sudan Facing Death and Detention
US withdraws embassy staff from S. Sudan amid violence
Jan. 3, 2014 The US is evacuating its embassy staff from South Sudan in a “further drawdown” of its consular services, the State Department has announced. The move comes after a month-long conflict between rebels and government forces that has left at least 1,000 dead and around 180,000 forced from their homes. Representatives of President Salva Kiir’s government and the leader of the rebels, his former deputy Riek Machar, are holding negotiations to resolve the conflict.
African Christians Plight
Jan. 6, 2014 The vulnerability of Christians in the Central African Republic (CAR) is being overlooked.
Christians have been specifically targeted since the March coup.
Near as I can discern, jihadist Muslims came in from neighbouring Chad and Sudan to kill Christians.
13 pastors have been killed and many Christian churches, homes and schools burned down, while Muslims have largely been left alone.
Sudan bombing dry run for Iran attack
Jan 30, 2014 Israel used Sudan bombing October 29, 2012 as dry run for Iran attack
Israel airstrike was behind the explosion at a Khartoum Sudan weapons factory, and that attack was a dry run for a forthcoming attack on Iran nuclear facilities.
8 Israeli fighters, 2 helicopters and a refueling plane were used.
4 fighters made the bombing run.
The IAF flew down the Red Sea, avoiding Egyptian air defense, and used electronic countermeasures to prevent detection.
Israel did not confirm striking the site.
Sudan is a key transit point in Iran arms shipments to Hamas and Hezbollah.
* More on page 1 here
Hamas means violence, lawlessness
Violence will cover the earth
Genesis 6, Psalm 58:2, 74.20, Jeremiah 51:46, Isaiah 28:2
IAF struck Sudan weapons pile
July 21, 2014 IAF struck Sudan weapons stockpile headed for Hamas in Gaza.
IAF has hit Sudan in the past. Iran ships dump weapons for Gaza in Sudan port.
Israel recently blew up a weapons cache in Sudan that was destined for Hamas in Gaza.
Sudan imposed a total blackout on the incident.
A warehouse of weapons at a military base north of Khartoum occurred just hours after Israel accused Sudan of providing long-range rockets to Hamas.
Israel aimed to disrupt weapon-smuggling into the Gaza Strip and to Hamas.
Sudan received an Iran offer for anti-aircraft defense systems to deal with Israeli attacks.
Sudan President Omar met with Hamas terror chief Khaled Mashal early July 2014 in Sudan.
ISRAEL war with Hamas 2014
Sudan bans reporting on Ebola
Sept 1, 2014 Sudan authorities have prohibited local media from covering any news related to Ebola.
Some suspected cases of Ebola in the west of Sudan. Darfur is a region in western Sudan.
The suspected case had come from Abeche in Chad. The patient suffered from hemorrhagic fever. They are claiming he died of HIV.
Sudan Ministry Denies Ebola Case in West Darfur
UN peacekeepers in Darfur screened for Ebola
EBOLA suspected in Sudan
EBOLA confirmed in 6 nations
Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Congo
Ebola patients sent for treatment to Spain, London England, USA
Sept 4, 2014
EBOLA confirmed in 7 nations, death toll passes 1,900
West Africa - Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal
Central, East Africa - Congo, Sudan.
Sudan bans reporting on Ebola, CDC has confirmed Ebola in Sudan
He came from Abeche in Chad with hemorrhagic fever. They are claiming he died of HIV.
Ebola patients sent for treatment to Spain (died), Germany, London (recovered and released), USA
Tunisia terror threat
May 3, 2015 - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns Israelis against visiting Tunisia
Several thousand Jews from France and Israel make this trip every year.
Israeli air attack near Khartoum?
May 6, 2015 - Israeli war planes hit Scud factory, missile storehouses near Khartoum, destroying Iranian missile shipment. Sudan denies. Explosions heard in Omdurman, west of Khartoum. They are attributed to a missile attack to destroy long-range missiles. In 2012, an air strike hit a large convoy in Sudan carrying weapons from Iran destined for Hamas Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
Sudan claims it downed Israeli UAV north of Khartoum.
Hezbollah claims Sudan shot down an Israeli drone. Sudanese citizens reported hearing loud explosions during the night. News reports foreign planes struck a target in Omdurman.
October 2012 a Khartoum missile factory bombed and leveled by 4 warplanes was manufacturing Iranian Shehab missiles under license from Tehran.
Tunisia Museum Attack
March 22, 2015 - Tunisia President said security failures led to the shooting attack at the National Museum, during which 23 people were killed. The police and intelligence officials did not act systematically enough in order to safeguard the museum. Third attacker on the run after the Bardo Museum killings.
Thousands celebrate Lag BaOmer
May 7, 2015 - Tunisia hosts Jewish pilgrimage.
Lag BaOmer on Mount Meron, lighting a bonfire at tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.
Lag BaOmer is a Jewish holiday celebrating a kabala rabbi.
Lag B'Omer Special
The significance of the holiday, Arutz Sheva
Sudan president flees South Africa
June 15, 2015 - Sudan Islamist President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted for war crimes, has left South Africa for Khartoum, pre-empting a court ruling over an international warrant for his arrest. The Pretoria High Court was due to decide whether he should be handed over to the International Criminal Court which charged him with the crimes.
Bashir was in Johannesburg for an AU summit.
Bashir has seen violent demonstrations against his rule.
Sudan's President, Who Has Persecuted Christians 'Under Shariah Law,' Is on the Run After UN Calls for His Arrest for War Crimes
East Africa NEWS
Tunisia to close ISIS mosques
June 27, 2015 - The gunman, disguised as a tourist, pulled out a Kalashnikov hidden in an umbrella and fired on tourists. Tunisia will shut down about 80 mosques accused of inciting violence, after the Friday beach attack by ISIS that left 39 dead. Extremist mosques spreading venom. The gunman was shot dead by police. Tunisia PM Habib Essid said army reservists would be deployed to archaeological sites and resorts.
Kuwait tightened oil security the day after an ISIS suicide bomber killed 27 outside a mosque.
ISIS kills 211+ for Ramadan
June 27, 2015 - ISIS Ramadan leaves 211 dead in France, Tunisia, Kuwait, Syria.
ISIS Ramadan attacks on 3 continents, Europe, Africa and Asia, in one day.
ISIS-Daesh beach hotel attack in Tunisia. Muslim gunmen killed 39 at 2 hotels in Sousse, Tunisia, many of them foreign tourists. One terrorist was killed. In Kuwait, a suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shiite mosque killing 35 and 200 injured.
ISIS executed 146 Syrians in Kobani, Syria.
ISIS / ISIL WAR on the MidEast
ISIS / ISIL in the EU
ISIS kills 211+ for Ramadan in France, Tunisia, Kuwait, Syria
Sudan journalist shot dead
August 21, 2015 - South Sudanese journalist shot dead in capital.
A South Sudanese journalist has been shot dead as a very foreboding sign just days after President Salva Kiir issued a warning to the media. Peter Julius Moi, who worked with the independent New Nation newspaper in Juba, was shot as he headed home after work. Moi was shot with 2 bullets in the back and none of his belongings, including his mobile phone, had been taken.
President Salva Kiir warned journalists before flying to peace talks in Ethiopia.
South Sudan leader signs peace deal amid sanctions threat
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday signed a peace deal with rebels, more than 20 months after the start of fighting between the army and rebels led by his former deputy.
Kiir signed the agreement in Juba, South Sudan's capital, in a ceremony witnessed by regional leaders. Kiir said he was signing the document despite having serious reservations. He signed the same agreement endorsed by rebel leader Riek Machar, said Kiir's spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny.
Machar, the former deputy president, signed the agreement last week in Ethiopia but Kiir refused, saying he needed more time, drawing condemnation from diplomats who want a quick agreement to end the violence in the world's newest country.
Kiir was under intense pressure to sign the compromise accord mediated by a group of neighboring countries, with the U.S. threatening new U.N. sanctions if he failed to do so.
The fate of the U.N. Security Council draft resolution that also threatens an arms embargo was not clear. The council has not yet discussed the issue since Kiir's signing.
Signing the agreement Wednesday, Kiir said he felt the peace deal had been imposed on him and said it is flawed. Kiir said some aspects of the deal "are not in the interest of just and lasting peace. ... We had only one of the two options, the option of an imposed peace or the option of a continued war ... We are here talking about peace."
Sudan plane crash
Nov 4, 2015 - Cargo plane with Russian crew crash-lands in Sudan, up to 40 reported dead.
The plane has crash-landed near South Sudan airport shortly after taking off.
Conflicting reports suggest that up to 40 people have been killed. 2 survived.
Some on the ground may have been killed.
The crash occurred around 800 meters from Juba airport.
Just days after the fatal crash of a Russian airliner in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, another Russian aircraft has crashed in neighboring South Sudan. At least 41 people are reported dead in the crash.
The aircraft was a cargo plane with 5 Russian crew members and 7 passengers. Two people reportedly survived the crash, including a child.
Tunisia presidential guard slain
Nov 25, 2015 - Tunisian president Beji Caid Essebsi declared a state of emergency for 30 days and imposed a curfew in the capital after terrorists blow up the presidential guard. A dozen people have been killed after an attack on a bus carrying the presidential guard in the Tunisian capital. The 12 are all thought to have been officers, with a security source at the site in central Tunis saying most of the agents who were on the bus are dead. 20 were injured in the attack.
It is the third major terrorist attack in Tunisia in 2015 by Islamic State.
Bahrain, Sudan, UAE join Saudi against Iran
Jan 4, 2016 - Nations allied to Saudi Arabia have joined against Iran, amid a row over the Saudi execution of a Shia Muslim cleric. Bahrain has cut ties, Sudan has expelled Iran's ambassador and the UAE has downgraded its diplomatic team.
Saudi Arabia and Iran are the key Sunni and Shia powers in the region and back opposing sides in Syria and Yemen. Bahrain, which is ruled by a Sunni Muslim king but has a majority Shia population, gave Iranian diplomats 48 hours to leave the country.
Tunisia * Muslim terrorists kill 40+
Mar 8, 2016 - Tunisian said 28 Muslim terrorists were killed and 7 captured when they crossed in from Libya and clashed with Tunisian forces at the border. Also killed were six Tunisian security police and 7 civilians. - DEBKAfile
Tunisia threat to Lag BaOmer events
May 10, 2016 DEBKA - Israel's counterterrorism bureau issued warning regarding travel to the Tunisian island of Djerba for "Lag Ba'Omer" holiday celebrations. Terrorists operate in Tunisia and carry out attacks. As a result, there is a high-level threat to Jewish targets, especially the Lag Ba'Omer events scheduled May 25-26.
Tunisia threat to Lag BaOmer events
May 10, 2016 DEBKA - Israel's counterterrorism bureau issued warning regarding travel to the Tunisian island of Djerba for "Lag Ba'Omer" holiday celebrations. Terrorists operate in Tunisia and carry out attacks. As a result, there is a high-level threat to Jewish targets, especially the Lag Ba'Omer events scheduled May 25-26.
Tunisia * 2 terrorist attacks, 4 dead
May 12, 2016 DEBKA - Four people were killed and several wounded in two terrorist attacks in Tunisia. Suicide bombers in Tataouine blew themselves up, killing two police officers and two members of the national guard. Afterwards, security forces raided the location and discovered a large stockpile of weapons and ammunition.
HOLY BENGAZI-2 BATMAN!!
July 14, 2016 debka - About 40 US special forces troops were sent to South Sudan to help evacuate non-essential US embassy staff. They were flown in by helicopter. Some will remain to protect the compound.