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"South Korea, Japan welcome U.S. relisting North Korea as sponsor of terrorism"

Die US-Regierung hat Nordkorea erneut auf die Liste der Staaten gesetzt, die als Unterstützer des Terrorismus eingestuft werden. Unter Präsident George W. Bush war das Land 2008 von der Liste gestrichen worden, um die Atomverhandlungen neu anzustoßen. "Experts say the designation will be largely symbolic as North Korea is already heavily sanctioned by the United States. On Monday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s special security adviser, Moon Chung-in, told reporters any such designation would be 'more symbolic than substance'. The United States has designated only three other countries - Iran, Sudan and Syria - as state sponsors of terrorism." Weiter...


"Zimbabwe's Mugabe resigns, ending four decades of rule"

Nach längerem Zögern hat sich Simbabwes langjähriger Präsident Robert Mugabe Reuters zufolge nun doch zum Rücktritt entschlossen. "The 93-year old clung on for a week after an army takeover and expulsion from his own ruling ZANU-PF party, which also told him to leave power. Wild celebrations broke out at a joint sitting of parliament when Speaker Jacob Mudenda announced Mugabe’s resignation and suspended the impeachment procedure." Weiter...


"South Korean says U.S. must not strike North Korea without Seoul's consent"

Choo Mi-ae, Vorsitzende der südkoreanischen Regierungspartei, hat bei einem Auftritt in Washington bekräftigt, dass die USA einen Militärschlag gegen Nordkorea unter keinen Umständen ohne südkoreanische Zustimmung durchführen sollten. "'President Trump often emphasizes that he put all options on the table,' Choo told a Washington think-tank. 'We want to make sure that this option of another war is not placed on the table. Under no circumstances should the U.S. go ahead and use a military option without the consent of South Korea.' 'We must seek a peaceful resolution of the matter in any manner that is available to us.' The remarks by Choo, who is expected to meet Trump administration officials in Washington, underscored South Korean concerns that any U.S. strikes against North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs could provoke devastating North Korean retaliation against South Korea." Weiter...


"Fears for Lebanese economy if Saudis impose Qatar-style blockade"

In Beirut gibt es Reuters zufolge die ernste Sorge, dass Saudi-Arabien gegenüber dem Libanon eine ähnliche Blockadepolitik wie gegenüber Katar verfolgen könnte. "Unlike Qatar, the world’s biggest supplier of liquefied natural gas with a population of just 300,000, Lebanon has neither the natural nor financial resources to ride it out, and people there are worried. Up to 400,000 Lebanese work in the Gulf region, and remittances flowing back into the country, estimated at between $7-8 billion a year, are a vital source of cash to keep the economy afloat and the heavily-indebted government functioning. 'These are serious threats to the Lebanese economy which is already dire. If they cut the transfer of remittances, that will be a disaster,' a senior Lebanese official told Reuters." Weiter...


"Exclusive: How Saudi Arabia turned on Lebanon's Hariri"

Reuters präsentiert neue Hinweise, die vermuten lassen, dass der Rücktritt des libanesischen Premierministers Hariri während seines Besuchs in Saudi-Arabien nicht ganz freiwillig erfolgt ist. "Sources close to Hariri say Saudi Arabia has concluded that the prime minister - a long-time Saudi ally and son of late prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, who was assassinated in 2005 - had to go because he was unwilling to confront Hezbollah. Multiple Lebanese sources say Riyadh hopes to replace Saad Hariri with his older brother Bahaa as Lebanon’s top Sunni politician. (...) Saudi Arabia has dismissed suggestions it forced Hariri to resign and says he is a free man. Saudi officials could not immediately be reached for comment on the circumstances of his arrival, whether his phone had been taken, or whether the Kingdom was planning to replace him with his brother. Hariri has given no public remarks since he resigned and no indication of when he might return to Lebanon." Weiter...


"U.N. warns if no Yemen aid access, world will see largest famine in decades"

Die am Montag verschärfte saudi-arabische Blockade Jemens könnte die schwerste Hungerkatastrophe seit Jahrzehnten auslösen, so die deutliche Warnung des UN-Nothilfekoordinators Mark Lowcock. "The Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Houthi movement in neighboring Yemen said on Monday it had closed all air, land and sea ports to the Arabian Peninsula country to stem the flow of arms to the Houthis from Iran. The move, which follows the interception of a missile fired toward the Saudi capital Riyadh on Saturday, is likely to worsen a humanitarian crisis in Yemen that according to the United Nations has pushed some seven million people to the brink of famine and left nearly 900,000 infected with cholera. (...) Lowcock called for an immediate resumption of U.N. and other aid flights to Sanaa and Aden, assurances from the coalition that there would be no further disruptions to those flights, and immediate resumption of humanitarian and commercial port access." Weiter...


"U.S. pursues direct diplomacy with North Korea despite Trump rejection"

Trotz ablehnender Äußerungen von US-Präsident Trump führt das US-Außenministerium Reuters zufolge weiterhin geheime Verhandlungen mit Vertretern Nordkoreas. "Using the so-called 'New York channel,' Joseph Yun, U.S. negotiator with North Korea, has been in contact with diplomats at Pyongyang’s United Nations mission, the official said, at a time when an exchange of bellicose insults between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has fueled fears of military conflict. (...) Word of quiet engagement with Pyongyang comes despite Trump’s comments, North Korea’s weapons advances and suggestions by some U.S. and South Korean officials that Yun’s interactions with North Koreans had been reined in. 'It has not been limited at all, both (in) frequency and substance,' said the senior State Department official." Weiter...


"U.S. widens surveillance to include 'homegrown violent extremists' – documents"

Reuters hat Einsicht in Regierungsdokumente erhalten, denen zufolge US-Behörden nun auch US-Bürger physisch und digital überwachen können, die von ihnen als "gewalttätige Extremisten" eingestuft werden. "The new manual, released in August 2016, now permits the collection of information about Americans for counterintelligence purposes 'when no specific connection to foreign terrorist(s) has been established,' according to training slides created last year by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI). (...) some former U.S. national security officials, who generally support giving agents more counterterrorism tools but declined to be quoted, said the change appeared to be a minor adjustment that was unlikely to significantly impact intelligence gathering. Some privacy and civil liberties advocates who have seen the training slides disagreed, saying they were alarmed by the change because it could increase the number of U.S. citizens who can be monitored under an executive order that lacks sufficient oversight." Weiter...


"Draft Senate Iran legislation sets tough new U.S. terms for deal"

Reuters vorliegender neuer Gesetzentwurf des US-Senats zum Atomabkommen mit dem Iran sieht neue Sanktionen vor, sollte der Iran u.a. Inspektionen seiner Atomanlagen verweigern oder Tests atomwaffenfähiger Raketen durchführen. "Critics of the legislation drafted by Republican Senators Bob Corker and Tom Cotton, with support from the Trump administration, said it could put the United States in violation of the international agreement if it were enacted. (...) The draft legislation, a proposed amendment to the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act passed in 2015, broadens a required administration assessment on whether Iran is complying with the pact to add factors related to issues from trade to whether Iran is using commercial aircraft licensed by the United States for non-civil aviation purposes. As previously reported, it would instantly reimpose, or 'snap back' sanctions lifted under the agreement if Iran were deemed capable of developing a nuclear weapon within a year." Weiter...


"The Trump Effect"

Reuters hat ein Dossier eingerichtet, in dem die Auswirkungen der Präsidentschaft Donald Trumps auf verschiedene Politikbereiche verfolgt werden. Chefredakteur Stephen J. Adler schreibt in seiner Einleitung: "This dedicated section features text stories, video, photos, interactive graphics and data that identify and measure the impact of policies in the areas of energy and environment, health care, immigration and business and the economy. Other areas will follow. Beyond finding stories that will focus on how the administration’s actions affect people, communities, institutions and companies, readers will be able to delve into key themes in each of those areas, via interactive graphics that explain how policies have translated into real-world changes on the ground. A separate database will track policy decisions and their impact on a regular basis." Weiter...


"In blocking arms to Yemen, Saudi Arabia squeezes a starving population"

Von der seit 30 Monaten andauernden Blockade der Häfen in Jemen durch saudi-arabische Kriegsschiffe sind auch lebensnotwendige Hilfslieferungen für die hungernde Bevölkerung betroffen, berichten Selam Gebrekidan und Jonathan Saul. "The Saudi-led coalition’s ships are preventing essential supplies from entering Yemen, even in cases where vessels are carrying no weapons, according to previously unreported port records, a confidential United Nations report and interviews with humanitarian agencies and shipping lines. A U.N. system set up in May 2016 to ease delivery of commercial goods through the blockade has failed to ensure the Yemeni people get the supplies they need. The result is the effective isolation of Yemen, a nation of 28 million people where a quarter of the population is starving, according to the United Nations. The war has claimed 10,000 lives. Half a million children under the age of five are severely malnourished, and at least 2,135 people, most of them children, have died of cholera in the past six months." Weiter...


"Islamic State driven out of last stronghold in northern Iraq"

Sollten sich die Berichte über die Vertreibung des "Islamischen Staates" aus der Stadt Hawija bestätigen, wäre die Terrormiliz im Irak Reuters zufolge nur noch in einem schmalen Grenzstreifen im Westen präsent. "The town of Hawija and the surrounding areas fell in an offensive by U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops and Iranian-trained and armed Shi‘ite paramilitary groups known as Popular Mobilisation. (...) With the fall of Hawija, which lies near the Kurdish-held oil city of Kirkuk, the only area that remains under control of Islamic State in Iraq is a stretch alongside the western border with Syria, where the militant group is also in retreat. (...) The capture of Hawija brings Iraqi forces into direct contact with Kurdish Peshmerga fighters who control Kirkuk, a multi-ethnic region claimed by both Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)." Weiter...


"France backs tough anti-terrorism bill after wave of attacks"

Das französische Parlament hat das neue Antiterrorgesetz verabschiedet, das von der Regierung anstelle einer weiteren Verlängerung des Ausnahmezustandes auf den Weg gebracht worden war. "Emergency powers in place since November 2015, when Islamist suicide bombers and gunmen carried out attacks in Paris that killed 130 people, have played a significant role in enabling intelligence agencies to disrupt plots, the government says. The new legislation would see many of those emergency powers enshrined in law, with limited oversight from the judiciary. (...) The anti-terrorism bill has met little resistance from the public, with people still on edge after the series of Islamist-related attacks and smaller incidents that have followed. But rights campaigners say it will curb civil liberties." Weiter...


"Iraqi Kurdish leader says 'yes' vote won independence referendum"

Ersten Berichten zufolge könnten über 90% der irakischen Kurden im Referendum für ihre Unabhängigkeit gestimmt haben. "Iraq considers the vote unconstitutional, especially as it was held not only within the Kurdish region itself but also on disputed territory held by Kurds elsewhere in northern Iraq. The United States, major European countries and neighbors Turkey and Iran strongly opposed the decision to hold the referendum, which they described as destabilizing at a time when all sides are still fighting against Islamic State militants. In a televised address, Barzani said the 'yes' vote had won and he called on Iraq’s central government in Baghdad to engage in 'serious dialogue' instead of threatening the Kurdish Regional Government with sanctions." Weiter...


"Trump cranks up North Korea threats as Pyongyang holds anti-U.S. rally"

Die gegenseitigen Drohungen zwischen den USA und Nordkorea gehen weiter. Während Nordkoreas Außenminister einen Raketenangriff auf die USA für "unvermeidlich" hält, hat US-Präsident Trump bekräftigt, dass das Regime im Falle eines Angriffs nicht lange bestehen würde. "Trump and Kim have traded increasingly threatening and personal insults as Pyongyang races towards its goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the United States - something Trump has vowed to prevent. Analysts say the escalation in rhetoric is increasing the risk of a miscalculation by one side or the other that could have massive repercussions." Weiter...


"Mattis hints at military options on North Korea but offers no details"

US-Verteidigungsminister Mattis hat angedeutet, dass das US-Militär einen Angriffsplan gegen Nordkorea entwickelt habe, der den von vielen Experten erwarteten verheerenden Gegenschlag auf die südkoreanische Hauptstadt Seoul verhindern würde. "Seoul is within artillery range of North Korea, which beyond nuclear and conventional weapons is also believed to have a sizable chemical and biological arsenal. Asked whether there were any military options the United States could take with North Korea that would not put Seoul at grave risk, Mattis said: 'Yes there are. But I will not go into details.'" Weiter...


"U.N. sees 'textbook example of ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar"

Die UNO betrachtet die Vertreibung von Angehörigen der Rohingya-Minderheit aus Myanmar als "Paradebeispiel" einer ethnischen Säuberung. "The top U.N. human rights official on Monday denounced Myanmar’s 'brutal security operation' against Muslim Rohingyas in Rakhine state which he said was 'clearly disproportionate' to insurgent attacks carried out last month. (...) 'I call on the government to end its current cruel military operation, with accountability for all violations that have occurred, and to reverse the pattern of severe and widespread discrimination against the Rohingya population,' Zeid said. 'The situation seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.'" Weiter...


"'And then they exploded': How Rohingya insurgents built support for assault"

Antoni Slodkowski erläutert die Hintergründe der Verschärfung der seit Jahren schwelenden Krise in Myanmar, die jetzt zu einer Flüchtlingswelle in das benachbarte Bangladesch geführt hat. Die im letzten Oktober aufgetauchte militante Rohingya-Gruppe Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) habe in den vergangenen Monaten immer mehr Zulauf erhalten und am 25. August Stützpunkte von Polizei und Armee angegriffen. "Its ability to mount a much more ambitious assault indicates that many young Rohingya men have been galvanized into supporting ARSA following the army crackdown after the October attacks, according to interviews with more than a dozen Rohingya and Rakhine villagers, members of the security forces and local administrators. The brutal October response led to allegations that troops burned down villages and killed and raped civilians. (...) Rohingya leaders and some policy analysts say Suu Kyi’s failure to tackle the grievances of the Muslim minority, who have lived under apartheid-like conditions for generations, has bolstered support for the militants." Weiter...


"Exclusive: U.N. expects up to 300,000 Rohingya could flee Myanmar violence to Bangladesh"

Die Zahl der muslimischen Rohingya-Flüchtlinge aus Myanmar könnte einer neuen UN-Schätzung zufolge auf 300.000 steigen. "According to estimates issued by United Nations workers in Bangladesh’s border region of Cox’s Bazar, arrivals since the latest bloodshed started 12 days ago have already reached 146,000. Numbers are difficult to establish with any certainty due to the turmoil as Rohingya escape operations by Myanmar’s military. However, the U.N. officials have raised their estimate of the total expected refugees from 120,000 to 300,000, said Dipayan Bhattacharyya, who is Bangladesh spokesman for the World Food Programme." Weiter...


"U.S. pressure or not, U.N. nuclear watchdog sees no need to check Iran military sites"

Die Internationale Atomenergie-Organisation hat noch einmal bestätigt, dass sich der Iran bislang an die Bestimmungen des internationalen Atomabkommens hält. Damit widerspricht die IAEO der US-Regierung, die einen Vorwand sucht, das Abkommen aufzukündigen. "Iran has reiterated commitment to the terms of the deal despite Trump’s stance, but has also said its military sites are off limits, raising the risk of a stand-off if a request for access were put to a vote. That adds to the pressure to be clear on the grounds for an initial request. 'If they want to bring down the deal, they will,' the first IAEA official said, referring to the Trump administration. 'We just don’t want to give them an excuse to.'" Weiter...


"Was den Nordkorea-Konflikt für alle gefährlich macht"

Andreas Rinke erläutert für die Nachrichtenagentur Reuters die unterschiedlichen Strategien und Interessen der am Nordkorea-Konflikt beteiligten Mächte. "'Die Lage ist also weiter angespannt', sagte Alexandra Sakaki, Korea-Expertin der Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin. Und sollte die Situation erneut eskalieren, könnte sich aus dem rhetorischen Scharmützel Kim Jong Uns mit US-Präsident Donald Trump ein Konflikt entwickeln, der sehr viele Konfliktparteien betrifft - einschließlich Europas und Deutschlands. Denn auf dem Höhepunkt der gegenseitigen Kriegsdrohungen hatte der australische Ministerpräsident Malcom Turnbull klar gemacht, dass sein Land im Falle eines Angriffs an der Seite der USA stünde. Bei Japan und wohl auch Südkorea ist dies ebenfalls der Fall. Auf der anderen Seite haben China und Russland im UN-Sicherheitsrat zwar die neuen Sanktionen gegen Nordkorea mitgetragen. Aber China hat gleichzeitig die USA vor einem Einsatz militärischer Mittel gewarnt. Sollte Nordkorea zuerst losschlagen, bleibe China neutral. Sollte Nordkorea angegriffen werden, stehe China aber an dessen Seite." Weiter...


"IWF warnt - Cyber-Angriffe gefährden weltweite Finanzstabilität"

Der Internationale Währungsfonds sieht in Hacker-Angriffen auf Unternehmen aus der Finanzbranche eine Gefahr für die Finanzstabilität in der Welt, berichtet die Nachrichtenagentur Reuters. "Solche Attacken nähmen zu und würden in ihrer Machart immer ausgeklügelter, hieß es in einem am Dienstag veröffentlichten IWF-Papier. Das Finanzsystem sei von relativ wenigen technischen Systemen abhängig. Deswegen hätten von Hackern und Kriminellen ausgelöste Ausfälle und Störungen das Potenzial, das gesamte Welt-Finanzsystem zu erschüttern. 'Cyber-Risiken sind Schulbuch-Beispiele für systemische Risiken.'" Weiter...


"Exclusive - Russian losses in Syria jump in 2017, Reuters estimates show"

Reuters-Schätzungen zufolge sind in diesem Jahr mindestens 40 russische Soldaten und private Sicherheitsleute bei den Kämpfen in Syrien getötet worden. "That tally over seven months exceeds the 36 Russian armed personnel and contractors estimated by Reuters to have been killed in Syria over the previous 15 months, indicating a significant rise in the rate of battlefield losses as the country's involvement deepens. (...) The data may be on the conservative side, as commanders encourage the families of those killed to keep quiet, relatives and friends of several fallen soldiers, both servicemen and contractors, said on condition of anonymity." Weiter...


"EU sounds alarm, urges U.S. to coordinate on Russia sanctions"

Der US-Kongress will die Sanktionen gegen Russland weiter verschärfen und hat mit Unterstützung beider Parteien ein entsprechendes Gesetz auf den Weg gebracht. Die EU hat Reuters zufolge bereits vor unbeabsichtigten Folgen einseitiger Schritte der USA gewarnt. "(...) the European Commission warned of possibly 'wide and indiscriminate' 'unintended consequences', notably on the EU's efforts to diversify energy sources away from Russia. Germany has already warned of possible retaliation if the United States moves to sanction German firms involved with building a new Baltic pipeline for Russian gas. EU diplomats are concerned that a German-U.S. row over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline being built by Russia's state-owned Gazprom could complicate efforts in Brussels to forge an EU consensus on negotiating with Russia over the project." Weiter...


"Partial ceasefire deal reached in Syria, in Trump's first peace effort"

Donald Trump und Wladimir Putin haben bei ihrem Treffen in Hamburg eine Waffenruhe im Südwesten Syriens vereinbart. Jeff Mason und Denis Dyomkin zufolge werden die Erfolgsaussichten der Vereinbarung von der Kooperation der syrischen Regierung und der Rebellen abhängen. "Previous similar ceasefires have failed to hold for long and it was not clear how much the actual combatants - Assad's government and the main Syrian rebel forces in the southwest - are committed to this latest effort. (...) The ceasefire should pave the way toward a more robust pacification effort, said a senior State Department official involved in the talks. 'It is a first step in what we envision to be a more complex and robust ceasefire arrangement and de-escalation arrangement in southwest Syria, certainly more complex than ones we have tried in the past.'" Weiter...


"Das Experten-Trio hinter Nordkoreas Raketenprogramm"

Ju-min Park und James Pearson beleuchten die Karrieren der drei wohl wichtigsten nordkoreanischen Verantwortungsträger für das Raketenprogramm von Diktator Kim Jong Un. "Es sind immer dieselben drei Männer, mit denen Kim Jong Un erfolgreiche Raketentests feiert. Ihre Sonderstellung ist auf den offiziellen Fernsehaufnahmen und Fotos deutlich erkennbar: Während die anderen Berater des nordkoreanischen Machthabers sich in seiner Anwesenheit verbeugen, umarmen sich Kim und das Trio vor Freude und lächeln. Diese Spitzenmänner des nordkoreanischen Raketenprogramms - Ri Pyong Chol, Kim Jong Sik und Jang Chang Ha - sind angesichts der jüngsten technischen Fortschritte von großem Interesse für ausländische Geheimdienste." Weiter...


"Vladimir Putin says can prove Trump did not pass Russia secrets"

Der russische Präsident hat sich bereit erklärt, die Aussage des US-Präsidenten, dem russischen Außenminister keine hochgeheimen Informationen offenbart zu haben, durch die Veröffentlichung des russischen Gesprächsprotokolls zu bestätigen. "Speaking at a news conference alongside Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Putin quipped that Lavrov was remiss for not passing on what he made clear he believed were non-existent secrets. 'I spoke to him (Lavrov) today,' said Putin with a smile. 'I'll be forced to issue him with a reprimand because he did not share these secrets with us. Not with me, nor with representatives of Russia's intelligence services. It was very bad of him.' Putin, who said Moscow rated Lavrov's meeting with Trump 'highly,' said Russia was ready to hand a transcript of Trump's meeting with Lavrov over to U.S. lawmakers if that would help reassure them." Weiter...


"South Korea president winner Moon vows to unify bruised country"

Der liberale und im Hinblick auf Nordkorea als moderat geltende Politiker Moon Jae-in hat die Präsidentschaftswahl in Südkorea deutlich gewonnen. "Moon, whose campaign promises include a 'National Interest First' policy, has struck a chord with people who want the country to stand up to powerful allies and neighbors. He wrote in a book published in January South Korea should learn to say 'no to America'. Moon favors dialogue with North Korea to ease rising tension over its accelerating nuclear and missile program. He also wants to reform powerful family-run conglomerates, such as Samsung and Hyundai, and boost fiscal spending to create jobs." Weiter...

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