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26.03.2020

"Nicolás Maduro: US charges Venezuelan president with 'narco-terrorism'"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-52053799

Venezuelas Präsident Maduro ist in den USA formell wegen "Narco-Terrorismus" angeklagt worden. "The US has charged Venezuela's President, Nicolás Maduro, and other senior officials in the country with 'narco-terrorism'. It accused them of flooding the US with cocaine and using drugs as a weapon to undermine the health of Americans. The charges were announced by Attorney General William Barr. A $15m (£12.5m) reward is being offered for information leading to Mr Maduro's arrest. The US move will further escalate tensions between the two nations. (…) At a news conference announcing the indictment on Thursday, Mr Barr accused Mr Maduro of conspiring with a faction of the Colombian Farc rebel group 'to flood the United States with cocaine' and 'devastate American communities'."

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12.03.2020

"How Europe deals with terror offenders when they are freed from jail"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-51560046

In der britischen Debatte über Dschihadisten, die nach ihrer Freilassung aus der Haft erneut Anschläge begehen, berichtet Joshua Nevett über den Umgang anderer europäischer Länder mit dem Problem. "Hundreds will be released from European prisons within the next few years, figures suggest. Europol, the EU's law enforcement arm, gives an idea of the numbers. From 2016 to 2018, Spain had the most court cases for terror offences (343) in the EU, followed by the UK (329), France (327) and Belgium (301). (…) Terror offenders do not stay behind bars forever - a point underlined by Globsec, a think tank. Of 199 individuals arrested for terror offences in 2015, 57% would be released by 2023, it said. Their offences range from planning attacks and membership of a terrorist group to financing terrorism. In France alone, around 45 of the more than 500 terror offenders in jail are expected to be released this year. (…) Rehabilitation programmes: a model for success? No-one knows for sure. The results of these programmes are not well understood for two main reasons. First it is difficult to evaluate their success scientifically because legal, ethical and security concerns place restrictions on doing so. But also many of these programmes are in their infancy, so no proper case studies or data exist and there is no consensus on what constitutes best practice."

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05.03.2020

"How Russia's Putin became the go-to man on Syria"

http://https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-51733595

Der jüngste Moskau-Besuch von Präsident Erdoğan bestätige, dass Russland heute der dominante externe Akteur im Nahen Osten sei, schreibt Jonathan Marcus. "President Recep Tayip Erdogan of Turkey needs to extricate himself from a difficult situation in Syria so he heads for the one capital that matters, not Washington but Moscow. How times have changed. Not so long ago it was the Americans who were the dominant external player in the region. No longer. President Trump's disdain for strategy and his desire to simply extricate Washington from a turbulent part of the world has left US power in limbo. (…) Will any arrangement last? Probably not. But Turkey, which controls other enclaves in Syria, knows that if it backs down in Idlib, other bits of key Syrian real estate (at least viewed from Ankara) could similarly come under regime attack."

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03.03.2020

"Afghan conflict: Clashes shatter partial truce after US deal"

http://https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-51728326

Die Taliban haben einen begrenzten Waffenstillstand aufgekündigt und die Kämpfe gegen afghanische Regierungstruppen wieder aufgenommen. "Fighting has resumed in Afghanistan after the Taliban ended a partial truce with government troops, casting doubt on peace talks scheduled for next week. Dozens of incidents in more than 16 provinces left eight militants and six civilians dead, officials said. Eight security personnel were also killed. Meanwhile Donald Trump says he had a 'very good talk' with a Taliban leader. Their phone call follows the peace deal signed between the US and the Taliban at the weekend. A Taliban spokesman said the call between the US president and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar lasted more than half an hour, and both expressed a desire to bring peace to Afghanistan."

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02.03.2020

"Turkey says millions of migrants may head to EU"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-51707958

Der türkische Präsident Erdogan hat in Aussicht gestellt, dass bald "Millionen" Flüchtlinge und Migranten aus der Türkei nach Europa strömen könnten. "Recep Tayyip Erdogan was speaking after announcing Turkey could no longer enforce a 2016 deal with the EU to prevent migrants entering Europe. Greek police have used tear gas to stop thousands of migrants entering and the country has asked the EU border agency Frontex for urgent help. Mr Erdogan said Turkey could not cope with a new wave of Syrian refugees. (…) In a televised speech, Mr Erdogan said the EU had provided no help for resettling Syrian refugees in 'safe zones' inside Syria. After Turkey opened its doors for migrants to leave its territory for Europe last week, he said, 'hundreds of thousands have crossed, soon it will reach millions'. The Turkish leader gave no evidence for his figures while Greece said about 1,000 migrants had reached its eastern Aegean islands from Turkey since Sunday morning."

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01.03.2020

"Greece suspends asylum applications as migrants seek to leave Turkey"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-51695468

Die Türkei hat am Freitag Präsident Erdogan zufolge "die Tore geöffnet" und tausende Flüchtlinge und Migranten an die Grenzen Griechenlands geleitet. Hintergrund der Entscheidung ist der Vorwurf Ankaras, dass die EU ihre Zusagen des Flüchtlingsabkommens von 2016 nicht einhalte. "Greek officials earlier said they had stopped nearly 10,000 migrants crossing the land border with Turkey. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Greece had increased 'the level of deterrence at our borders to the maximum.' Turkey says it cannot deal with the amount of people fleeing Syria's war. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he was allowing migrants to try to get into neighbouring EU member states Greece and Bulgaria as of Friday."

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15.02.2020

"US-Taliban talks: A prelude to all-encompassing Afghan deal?"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-51511179

Am Rand der Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz hat es BBC-Korrespondent Jonathan Marcus zufolge neue Hinweise auf eine bevorstehende umfassende Vereinbarung zwischen den USA und den Taliban gegeben. "All the signs emerging from the annual Security Conference in Munich are that the US and the Taliban are perhaps just days away from announcing an agreement that could pave the way for peace talks between the Afghan parties themselves and the withdrawal of US troops from the country. Washington's longest ever war could be coming to an end, and President Donald Trump - in a crucial re-election battle - may be able to make good on his promise to bring US troops home. (…) In the margins of the Munich conference, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Subsequently, a senior US official set out some of the deal. A seven-day truce agreement between the US and the Taliban in Afghanistan will come into effect very soon and could lead to withdrawals of American troops. The official said the initial agreement on a reduction in violence would be followed by all-Afghan peace talks within 10 days and would cover the whole country."

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11.02.2020

"Sharp rise in brain injuries from Iran raid on US base"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51453829

Bei dem iranischen Raketenangriff auf einen irakischen Militärstützpunkt am 8. Januar sind dem Pentagon zufolge entgegen ursprünglicher Angaben mehr als hundert US-Soldaten verletzt worden. "The number of US troops suffering from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) after an Iranian attack on a US base in Iraq in January has risen to 109, according to US officials. The figure is a significant increase from the 64 injured service members previously reported by the Pentagon. President Donald Trump initially said no Americans were injured in the raid. The attack on 8 January came amid tensions over the US killing of an Iranian general. Nearly 70% of the injured service members have returned to their duties, the Pentagon added in its statement."

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28.01.2020

"Huawei set for limited role in UK 5G networks"

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-51283059

Die britische Regierung hat trotz verstärkten Drucks aus Washington entschieden, das chinesische IT-Unternehmen Huawei mit einigen Restriktionen am Aufbau des britischen 5G-Netzes zu beteiligen. "The Chinese company will be banned from supplying equipment to 'sensitive parts' of the network, known as the core. In addition, it will only be allowed to account for 35% of the kit in a network's periphery, which includes radio masts. And it will be excluded from areas near military bases and nuclear sites. (…) The Prime Minister had faced pressure from the US and some Conservative MPs to block the Chinese tech giant on the grounds of national security. But Beijing had warned the UK there could be 'substantial' repercussions to other trade and investment plans had the company been banned outright. The decision has been described as the biggest test of Mr Johnson's post-Brexit strategy to date. (…) The Trump administration's cyber-security chiefs, along with their Australian counterparts, contend that over time the 'edge' - the name given to the boundary between the core and periphery - will disappear, as more and more sensitive operations are carried out closer to users. As a result, they claim it will no longer be possible to keep Huawei, and by extension the Chinese state, out of the network's most sensitive areas."

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24.01.2020

"Iraq after Soleimani: What is the future for US troops?"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-51228954

Nach dem Attentat auf General Soleimani und dem darauffolgenden iranischen Raketenangriff auf einen irakischen Militärstützpunkt mit US-Truppen beschreibt Nafiseh Kohnavard in dieser Reportage das aktuelle Ausmaß und die mögliche Zukunft der US-Stützpunkte im Irak. "When I was last here, both the US and Iraqi officers were keen to show the media how their relationship was deepening on a professional and personal level. Both sides were keen to appear on camera to talk about their mutual goal of defeating IS. Now, coalition commanders are hesitant to go on the record. Recent developments have cast a long shadow over what was once 'a great friendship'. (…) Angry with moves that had nothing to do with the US mission in Iraq to 'defeat IS', pro-Iran paramilitary groups and politicians want US troops to leave Iraq immediately. But coalition forces hope to start what they say will be the final stages of operations against IS with their Iraqi allies soon. It is this uncertainty that makes commanders on both sides reluctant to talk to the media about it, especially when politicians might contradict them the next day."

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16.01.2020

"Iran protests: Who are the opposition in the country?"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-51093792

Die BBC mit einem informativen Überblicksartikel zu den aktuellen Protesten im Iran. "The crowds taking to the streets in recent days have been concentrated in Tehran and other cities such as Isfahan, and comprise mainly university students and others from the middle classes, angered by the deaths of those on the plane. They have condemned the authorities for not initially telling the truth. But slogans have also been heard against the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, and the Islamic regime. 'Lots of them will have known people on that plane as they are students who can afford to travel abroad,' says the BBC's Rana Rahimpour. There is also little sign of these protests concentrating around a particular personality. 'It's hard to say there's a single figurehead right now that people can unite around,' says Fatemeh Shams, an Iranian professor at the University of Pennsylvania."

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14.01.2020

"Iran nuclear deal: European powers trigger dispute mechanism"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-51104579

Die europäischen Unterzeichnerstaaten des Atomabkommens mit dem Iran haben aufgrund iranischer Vertragsverstöße einen offiziellen Streitschlichtungsmechanismus in Gang gesetzt. Nach Ansicht von Jonathan Marcus ist damit das Ende des Abkommens auch formell eingeläutet worden. "The Europeans (…) insist that they will stand by it for as long as it exists and that they want a better deal - one that the US can support. But it is very hard to see Iran accepting a more restrictive agreement that will include constraints on its missile programmes and maybe also its regional behaviour. And it is equally hard to see President Trump lifting the sanctions - not least when he believes - with protests against the regime underway - that his maximum pressure campaign is working. The European decision to invoke the dispute process may be a final bowing to the inevitable. The nuclear agreement is in a critical condition and slowly slipping away."

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13.01.2020

France summit: Macron and Sahel partners step up jihadist fight

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-51100511

Frankreich und fünf afrikanische Staaten haben auf einer Konferenz im südfranzösischen Pau eine stärkere Kooperation im Kampf gegen dschihadistische Terrorgruppen in der Sahelzone vereinbart. "Forces will be placed under one umbrella and efforts focused on tackling the Islamic State group, they said after a summit in Pau in France. They also urged the US to maintain its support amid reports it might lessen its military presence in Africa. Jihadist attacks on civilians and troops have been on the increase. This is despite the presence of thousands of troops from both the countries affected and France."

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13.01.2020

"Iran plane downing: Five reasons why the US-Iran crisis is not over"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-51084740

Auch BBC-Korrespondent Jonathan Marcus besteht darauf, dass die zwischenzeitliche Verhinderung eines offenen Konflikts zwischen den USA und dem Iran nicht als Entspannung der Krise interpretiert werden sollte. "Here's why this crisis is far from over. 1) De-escalation is only temporary. What some analysts see as de-escalation is nothing of the kind. Iran's leaders - shocked to their very core by the killing of Soleimani - did what they could to strike back. (…) 2) US policy is not changing. (…) at the same time as President Donald Trump is threatening devastation against Iran, he is also signalling that he still wants out of the Middle East. (…) 3) Iran's strategic goals remain the same. Iran's economy may be creaking and many of its citizens may be increasingly unhappy, but this is a 'revolutionary regime'. It is not suddenly going to abandon power. Groups like Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) are far too strong. Their response has been to clamp down at home and to push back against US pressure. That will continue. (…) 4) There are contradictions in Iraq's position. The sign pointing to the exit for US troops in Iraq is now looking bolder and brighter than ever. (…) 5) The nuclear deal is in real trouble. The roots of this latest crisis go back to May 2018 when the Trump Administration abandoned the Iran nuclear deal. (…) The deal matters. Prior to the agreement, there was a very real risk of war - with Israel (or perhaps the US and Israel in tandem) likely to attack Iran's nuclear infrastructure."

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11.01.2020

"Iran plane crash: Protesters condemn 'lies' on downed jet"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-51079965

Nach dem iranischen Schuldeingeständnis im Fall des abgeschossenen ukrainischen Flugzeugs ist es in Teheran zu Protesten gegen die "Lügen" der iranischen Regierung gekommen. "Students gathered outside at least two universities, Sharif and Amir Kabir, reports said, initially to pay respect to the victims. Protests turned angry in the evening. The semi-official Fars news agency carried a rare report of the unrest, saying up to 1,000 people had chanted slogans against leaders and tore up pictures of Soleimani. The students called for those responsible for the downing the plane, and those they said had covered up the action, to be prosecuted. Chants included 'commander-in-chief resign', referring to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, and 'death to liars'."

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10.01.2020

"Qasem Soleimani: Why his killing is good news for IS jihadists"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-51021861

Der Tod des iranischen Generals Soleimani ist vom "Islamischen Staat" begrüßt worden, berichtet Jeremy Bowen. "In a statement, it described the general's demise as an act of divine intervention that benefitted jihadists. However, it made no mention at all of the US, which carried out the deadly drone strike against Soleimani in Baghdad on 3 January. President Donald Trump's decision to assassinate Gen Soleimani set off a chain of consequences - one of the first was on the unfinished war against jihadists. Almost immediately the US-led coalition fighting IS suspended operations in Iraq. The US and its allies announced that their main job was now defending themselves. From a military point of view, they probably had no choice. Iran and the militias it sponsors here in Iraq have sworn vengeance for the killings caused by the missile fired by a US drone at Soleimani's vehicle as it left Baghdad airport on Friday. That puts US forces in Iraq, and those from Western allies working alongside them, squarely in the firing line. It is also very good for IS, and will speed up its recovery from the blows it took when its 'caliphate' was smashed."

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06.01.2020

"Trump threatens Iraq with sanctions if US troops are expelled"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-51003159

Nach der Forderung des irakischen Parlaments nach einem Abzug der US-Truppen hat Präsident Trump Sanktionen angekündigt und die Rückzahlung amerikanischer Milliardeninvestitionen gefordert. "'We have a very extraordinarily expensive air base that's there. It cost billions of dollars to build. We're not leaving unless they pay us back for it,' he told reporters. (…) Speaking from the presidential plane, Mr Trump said that if Iraq asked US forces to depart on an unfriendly basis, 'we will charge them sanctions like they've never seen before, ever. It'll make Iranian sanctions look somewhat tame.' Some 5,000 US soldiers are in Iraq as part of the international coalition against the Islamic State (IS) group."

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23.12.2019

"Isis in Iraq: Militants 'getting stronger again'"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-50850325

Kurdische und westliche Geheimdienstler warnen davor, dass der "Islamische Staat" im Irak zwei Jahre nach seiner Zerschlagung dabei sei, sich nach dem Vorbild der Al-Qaida neu zu organisieren. "The militants are now more skilled and more dangerous than al-Qaeda, according to Lahur Talabany, a top Kurdish counter-terrorism official. 'They have better techniques, better tactics and a lot more money at their disposal,' he said. 'They are able to buy vehicles, weapons, food supplies and equipment. Technologically they're more savvy. It's more difficult to flush them out. So, they are like al-Qaeda on steroids.' (…) 'We see the activities are increasing now, and we think the rebuilding phase is over,' said Mr Talabany, who heads the Zanyari Agency, one of two intelligence agencies in Iraqi Kurdistan. A different kind of IS has emerged, he says, which no longer wants to control any territory to avoid being a target. Instead - like their predecessors in al-Qaeda before them - the extremists have gone underground, in Iraq's Hamrin Mountains. (…) Kurdish intelligence officials estimate that IS is 10,000 strong in Iraq with between 4,000 and 5,000 fighters, and a similar number of sleeper cells and sympathisers. The international community should be worried, according to Lahur Talabany. 'The more comfortable they get here,' he says, 'there more they will think about operations outside of Iraq and Syria.'"

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21.12.2019

"Space Force: Trump officially launches new US military service"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50876429

Präsident Trump hat die neuen eigenständigen Weltraumstreitkräfte des US-Militärs nun auch offiziell ins Leben gerufen. "President Donald Trump has officially funded a Pentagon force focused on warfare in space - the US Space Force. The new military service, the first in more than 70 years, falls under the US Air Force. At an army base near Washington, Mr Trump described space as 'the world's newest war-fighting domain'. 'Amid grave threats to our national security, American superiority in space is absolutely vital,' he said. 'We're leading, but we're not leading by enough, but very shortly we'll be leading by a lot.' 'The Space Force will help us deter aggression and control the ultimate high ground,' he added."

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11.12.2019

"Myanmar Rohingya: Suu Kyi rejects genocide claims at UN court"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-50741094

Die BBC berichtet über den Auftritt von Aung San Suu Kyi vor dem Internationalen Gerichtshof in Den Haag, bei dem die De-facto-Regierungschefin Myanmars den Vorwurf eines Genozids an den Rohingya zurückwies. "In her opening remarks, she called the case against Myanmar 'incomplete and incorrect'. She said troubles in Rakhine, where many Rohingya lived, go back centuries. (…) Myanmar has always insisted it was tackling an extremist threat in Rakhine state, and Ms Suu Kyi maintained that stance, describing the violence as an 'internal armed conflict' triggered by Rohingya militant attacks on government security posts."

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11.12.2019

"Jersey City: Deadly gun battle kills six people"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50737537

Die BBC berichtet über eine tödliche Schießerei in Jersey City in der Nähe New Yorks. "A police officer and at least five other people have died in a series of gun battles in Jersey City, in the US state of New Jersey. Two other police officers were wounded during the incident, which ended in a shootout after two gunmen barricaded themselves in a kosher supermarket. A motive for the incident is not yet known. But the mayor said investigators believe the location was 'targeted'. (…) Officials have not elaborated on why they believe the location was targeted. They have also not commented further on whether the attack was driven by anti-Semitism."

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04.12.2019

"Trump impeachment inquiry: The case for and against"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50663128

Nach der Anhörung vor dem Justizausschuss des US-Repräsentantenhauses in der vergangenen Woche hat die BBC die vorgebrachten Argumente gegenübergestellt, die für bzw. gegen eine Amtsenthebung des US-Präsidenten sprechen. Anthony Zurcher fasst zusammen: "Democrats - because they have a majority on the committed - selected three of the participants. Not surprisingly, they all agreed that Donald Trump's conduct constituted impeachable offences. Jonathan Turley, picked by the Republicans, acknowledged that the president's actions were far from 'perfect,' but lamented the anger in American politics and warned that action in this case would dangerously lower the bar for impeachable conduct for future presidents."

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24.11.2019

"Iraq protests: Security forces open fire on protesters"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-50536334

Bei erneuten Protesten gegen die Regierung im Süden Iraks haben Sicherheitskräfte fünf weitere Demonstranten erschossen. "At least two people died and some 50 others were injured near the Gulf port city of Basra on Sunday. Late on Saturday, at least three protesters were killed and more than 40 others injured in Nasiriya. Since the violence began in October, more than 300 people have died and thousands more have been injured. People are demanding an end to corruption, more jobs and better public services in the demonstrations, which have mostly affected southern Iraq and the capital Baghdad. On Sunday demonstrators set fires outside government buildings, blocked bridges and shut schools in Nasiriya, about 300km (186 miles) south of Baghdad. Officials had issued a directive to reopen schools - Sunday is the first day of the working week in Iraq - but demonstrators have ignored it."

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19.11.2019

"US settlement move endorses 'law of the jungle' – Palestinians"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-50470812

Die US-Regierung will die israelischen Siedlungen im palästinensischen Westjordanland nicht länger als völkerrechtlich illegal betrachten. "Palestinians have condemned a decision by the US to abandon its four-decades-old position that Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank are inconsistent with international law. Chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said it threatened to replace international law with the 'law of the jungle'. But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the US move, saying it 'rights a historical wrong'. The UN regards the settlements as being illegal under international law."

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17.11.2019

"Iran petrol price hike: Protesters warned that security forces may intervene"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-50444429

Eine deutliche Erhöhung der Benzinpreise hat in Iran gewaltsame Proteste ausgelöst, bei denen bisher mindestens ein Mensch getötet wurde. "Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli, speaking during an interview with state television on Saturday, warned that law enforcement and security officials will have 'no choice' but to step in and restore calm if 'illegal' actions continue. (…) Iran has some of the world's cheapest fuel prices due to heavy subsidies and the fall in value of its currency. It is also one of the world's largest oil producers, with exports worth billions of dollars each year. But it has limited refining capacity and sanctions have made it difficult to obtain spare parts for oil plants."

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12.11.2019

"Sweden's 100 explosions this year: What's going on?"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50339977

Maddy Savage berichtet über die "beispiellose" Welle von Bombenexplosionen in Schweden. "'Bangers, improvised explosives and hand grenades' are behind most of the blasts, says Linda H Straaf, head of intelligence at Sweden's National Operations Department. The attacks are usually carried out by criminal gangs to scare rival groups or their close friends or family, she says. (…) For criminologist Amir Rostami, who has researched the use of hand grenades in Sweden, the only relevant comparison is Mexico, plagued by gang violence. 'This is unique in countries that pretty much don't have a war or don't have a long history of terrorism,' he says. Most attacks have taken place in low-income, vulnerable suburbs in the biggest cities: Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo. Malmo had three blasts in just over 24 hours at the start of this month. But more affluent places are now being targeted too. An explosion in the residential northern Stockholm suburb of Bromma last month destroyed the entrance to a block of flats, blew out windows and damaged cars. (…) Swedish police do not record or release the ethnicity of suspects or convicted criminals, but intelligence chief Linda H Straaf says many do share a similar profile. 'They have grown up in Sweden and they are from socio-economically weak groups, socio-economically weak areas, and many are perhaps second- or third-generation immigrants,' she says."

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12.11.2019

"Israel kills top Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant in Gaza"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-50386164

Das israelische Militär hat einen Anführer des "Islamischen Dschihads" in Gaza und dessen Frau bei einem gezielten Angriff getötet. Bei einem weiteren Angriff auf ein Führungsmitglied der militanten Palästinenserorganisation in Damaskus sind der BBC zufolge zwei weitere Menschen getötet worden. Beim folgenden Raketenbeschuss Israels aus Gaza seien bisher 17 Israelis verletzt worden. Tom Bateman, Nahost-Korrespondent der BBC, kommentiert: "Baha Abu al-Ata came to prominence in Gaza this year, commanding fighters of Islamic Jihad's al-Quds Brigade in the north and east of the strip. But he acted increasingly outside of the control of the dominant militant faction Hamas, ordering rocket attacks seemingly without approval after Israeli soldiers shot and injured dozens of Palestinians during regular protests at the perimeter fence earlier this month. A Palestinian TV presenter even warned on-air recently that his actions might see the Israelis trying to kill him. A serious escalation in hostilities is now likely, despite Israel's efforts to signal to Hamas that it has not returned to a wider strategy of so-called targeted killings."

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11.11.2019

"Hong Kong protests: Two 'critical' after day of chaos"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-50370715

Die BBC berichtet über die bisher gewalttätigsten Auseinandersetzungen in Hongkong, bei denen zwei Demonstranten schwer verletzt worden sind. "Two people are in critical condition after another day of violent demonstrations in Hong Kong. The first person - a protester - was injured on Monday morning, when he was shot by a police officer. He is the third person shot by police since rallies began 24 weeks ago. Later, a pro-Beijing supporter was doused in flammable liquid and set alight after arguing with protesters, who are demanding greater democracy and police accountability. There were a number of other flashpoints during the day, with police firing rubber bullets and tear gas in others parts of Hong Kong. At one point, tear gas was fired in the central business district - a rare occurrence during working hours on a weekday. Monday's violence followed a weekend of vigils and protests after a 22-year-old student protester died on Friday. Alex Chow had been in hospital since he fell from the ledge of a car park during a police operation a week ago."

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03.11.2019

"Syria conflict: The 'war crimes' caught in brutal phone footage"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-50250330

Die Videos von möglichen Kriegsverbrechen Ankara-treuer Milizen in Syrien erinnern in ihrer Brutalität nach Ansicht von Jiyar Gol an Veröffentlichungen des "Islamischen Staates". "Days after Turkey's attacks, numerous videos alleged to have been filmed by pro-Turkey rebels emerged on social media. In one, an unidentified fighter shouts in Arabic: 'We have come to behead you infidels and apostates!' (…) Turkey has long been accused of taking little action against jihadists in Syria. 'I ran the ISIS [Islamic State group] campaign - 40,000 foreign fighters, jihadists from 110 countries around the world, all came into Syria to fight in that war and they all came through Turkey,' Brett McGurk, former US President Special Envoy in the coalition against IS, told CNN last month. He said he tried to persuade Turkey to seal its border against IS. 'They said they couldn't do it,' he said, 'but the minute the Kurds took parts of the border, it's totally sealed with a wall.' (…) Ibrahim Kalin, the Turkish president's spokesman, said Turkey will investigate any suspected war crimes. But many Kurdish activists have no faith in the Turkish government or army."

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29.10.2019

"Germany: 'President Assad officials' charged with torture in Syria"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50223602

Die BBC berichtet über die Anklage der deutschen Bundesanwaltschaft gegen zwei frühere Mitarbeiter des syrischen Geheimdienstes, denen die vielfache Folter von Häftlingen in syrischen Gefängnissen vorgeworfen wird. "'These charges send an important message to survivors of Assad's system of torture,' said Wolfgang Kaleck, Secretary General of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR). 'We will continue working to ensure that the main perpetrators of state torture under Assad are brought to justice - in Germany or elsewhere,' he added. Key evidence against the two suspects was obtained after the exhibition at the UN headquarters in New York in March 2015. The pictures were taken by 'Caesar', a former member of the Syrian military police who fled the country in 2013. Anwar R. and Eyad A. seem to have sought asylum in Germany after leaving Syria a few years before the migrant influx in 2015."

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Internationales

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Innerstaatliche Konflikte

Vom Kosovo nach Kolumbien, von Somalia nach Süd-Thailand: Weltweit schwelen über 280 politische Konflikte. Und immer wieder droht die Lage gewaltsam zu eskalieren.

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Zahlen und Fakten

Globalisierung

Kaum ein Thema wird so intensiv und kontrovers diskutiert wie die Globalisierung. "Zahlen und Fakten" liefert Grafiken, Texte und Tabellen zu einem der wichtigsten und vielschichtigsten Prozesse der Gegenwart.

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Publikationen zum Thema

Coverbild Internationale Sicherheit im 21. Jahrhundert

Internationale Sicherheit im 21. Jahrhundert

Die internationale Sicherheit ist fragil und bedroht. Wie können und müssen demokratische Systeme ...

Internationale Sicherheitspolitik Cover

Internationale Sicherheitspolitik

Seit Ende des Ost-West-Konflikts hat sich die internationale Sicherheitspolitik deutlich verändert....

Das Herz verlässt keinen Ort, an dem es hängt

Das Herz verlässt keinen Ort, an dem es hängt

16 Autor*innen aus Krisengebieten wünschen sich für ihre Zukunft weiterschreiben zu können. In di...

Sicherheitspolitik verstehen

Sicherheitspolitik verstehen

Wie sieht eine zeitgemäße Sicherheitspolitik angesichts einer zunehmend komplexer werdenden und st...

Am Hindukusch – und weiter?

Am Hindukusch – und weiter?

Ende 2014 zogen die letzten deutschen ISAF-Truppen aus Afghanistan ab. Dieser Band zieht Bilanz, fra...

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