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Sammad was a key face of the Houthis,” Adam Baron, co-founder of the Sanaa Center For Strategic Studies, told Arab News. Yemeni political analyst and former Nobel Peace Prize nominee Baraa Shiban also believes this to be a significant blow to the militant group. “The entire Houthi movement depends ...
Morocco Hails UN Resolution on Western Sahara for Sending Firm Signal to Rebels ... MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A new UN resolution on Western Sahara has sent a firm message to the separatist Polisario Front that it should not aspire to change the status quo in the region, the Moroccan envoy to the UN said.

MINURSO is there to monitor the armistice between Morocco and the rebels of the "Frente Polisario" who are fighting for the independence of the Western Sahara. In 2016, Morocco which has occupied this territory since 1976, dismissed 84 MINURSO staff after being angered by a statement from the UN ...
Rabat – Contrary to the UN spokesperson's categorical denial of any Polisario Front-linked military presence in the Western Sahara buffer zone, there is a ... He also called on them [Polisario militants] to “withdraw from the buffer strip as they did in April 2017,” suggesting that there indeed remains a military ...
FILE - In this Thursday, July 31, 2003 file photo, Ahmed Boukhari, representative of the Polisario Front rebel movement, speaks to the media after the United Nations ... Morocco considers the mineral-rich Western Sahara its “southern provinces” and has proposed giving the territory wide-ranging autonomy.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan has extended a unilateral ceasefire with rebels in its three main conflict areas for an additional three months, until the end of June, state news agency SUNA reported on Wednesday, citing a presidential decree. Fighting between the army and rebels in the Kordofan and Blue ...

GENEVA (22 March 2018) - The Human Rights Council during its midday meeting held a general debate on technical assistance and capacity building, after hearing the presentation of reports on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Haiti and Yemen. At the beginning of the meeting, ...
He once famously said of the United Nations — an institution that employed him as a negotiator in Western Sahara — that its “Secretariat Building in New York has 38 stories. If you lost 10 stories today, it wouldn't make a bit of difference.” In his memoir, Bolton wrote: “My happiest moment at State was ...
NOTES WITH SATISFACTION the significant decrease of hostilities between the Government of Sudan and the rebel forces in Darfur and COMMENDS the Government of Sudan for extending the unilateral ceasefire as announced on 8 October 2017 and ENCOURAGES the armed movements to also ...
She was held just a few hours before catching her flight back to Spain after a family visit since, which time Koria has remained isolated and incommunicado in the town of Mijek, in Western Sahara, under the control of the Polisario Front, a Sahrawi rebel national liberation movement aiming to end Moroccan ...
While the war in Syria has been winding down, Israel has been ramping up its support for anti-government rebels inside the country. A report ... If you are talking about the Western Sahara of the 1970s. If you're ... Now, it is very important to note that I am not saying that all rebels in Syria are agents of Israel.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court says a fisheries agreement the bloc has concluded with Morocco can't include the waters off the disputed territory of Western Sahara. The European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that the "Moroccan fishing zone" referred to in the pact "does not include ...
The other particularity of this celebration is the “historical” participation of one hundred human rights militants and experts who will prepare an effective ... The 42nd anniversary of the SADR proclamation is being celebrated at a time diplomatic actions intensify to settle the Western Sahara conflict and revive ...
Rabat – The sovereign nation of Morocco will never accept being reduced to the same level of militant separatist groups like the Polisario Front. ... would affect its sovereignty over the territory, as the country considers the only solution to solve the Western Sahara conflict to be the Moroccan Autonomy Plan.
While Mauritania eventually withdrew from Western Sahara, Moroccan forces to date still control what is sometimes referred to as ''Africa's last colony''. For 16 years, the rebel group known as the Polisario Front fought a guerilla war for independence against Morocco, before a UN brokered ceasefire came ...
This latest effort to try and debunk the existing deal is not surprising, coming from an organisation that has been advocating for the self determination of Western Sahara. And indeed this dispute is only one component of a wider issue, namely that the Polisario Front, a Sahrawi rebel national liberation ...
U.S. intelligence officials have long denied so-called “vetted” rebels in Syria were recipients of anti-aircraft systems, but rumors to the contrary have .... by the U.S. Agency for International Development to eradicate locusts, were struck by MANPADS fired by POLISARIO militants in the Western Sahara.

Toy Soldiers Budraiga No 2. Toy Soldiers is a collaboration between a military commander and an artist that uses real soldiers, posed as toy soldiers, to investigate the impact, legacy and dehumanising effects of war. The series is set in Western Sahara, where conflict has continued for more than 40 years.
The European Commission will not stop work on a new fishery agreement with Rabat - despite a top EU legal opinion that invalidates the existing deal. A European Court of Justice (ECJ) advisor on Wednesday (10 January) said the trade agreement violates the rights of people from Western Sahara.
Refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria, have long been run by the Polisario movement, which seeks an independent state in Western Sahara, also claimed by Morocco. But a new generation of Sahrawi refugees is growing fractious as aid dwindles and diplomatic efforts fail to deliver a settlement. Hannah ...
Although most of the dead were members of the military, several of those killed were reported to be members of the Polisaro Front, the Western Sahara independence movement ... While the coalition came about to halt the advances of the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, however, the UAE has since focused on its own agenda.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's president confirms death of journalists taken captive by dissident Colombian rebel group. Trump backs off tweet warning Russia of 'coming' Syria strike. Yahoo News. Trump backs off tweet warning Russia of 'coming' Syria strike. A day after warning Russia in a tweet that ...
The question of sovereignty over Western Sahara is inherently political and is currently the subject of the UN process, to which the Polisario Front and the Kingdom of Morocco are already engaged. Until this question is officially and legitimately resolved by the UN Security Council, it should not interfere with ...
The regime of Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons in Syria again, this time attacking the town of Douma in the besieged rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta. Dozens of people were reported to have been killed. Donald Trump described the attack as “barbaric” and vowed that America would respond with ...
The Polisario Front, a rebel group seeking independence in Western Sahara, declared seven days of mourning for the at least 30 Sahrawis it said were on the flight. Many of them were thought to have been travelling to Tindouf, a city bordering the disputed Western Sahara territory that is home to Sahrawi ...
An EU fisheries deal with Morocco remains valid as long as it does not involve the disputed region of Western Sahara, the bloc's top court ruled Tuesday, avoiding a clash between Brussels and Rabat. But British body will have to dictate final judgement by applying interpretation offered by Community court.
In Colombia, these conditions are all met and UN work to support the peace deal with the FARC rebels is often singled out as an example of a peace mission that is working. Italian-Swedish diplomat Staffan de Mistura, the third UN envoy to take on the Syria file, has been walking a tightrope between ...
Toy Soldiers Budraiga No 2. Toy Soldiers is a collaboration between a military commander and an artist that uses real soldiers, posed as toy soldiers, to investigate the impact, legacy and dehumanising effects of war. The series is set in Western Sahara, where conflict has continued for more than 40 years.
While Mauritania eventually withdrew from Western Sahara, Moroccan forces to date still control what is sometimes referred to as ''Africa's last colony''. For 16 years, the rebel group known as the Polisario Front fought a guerilla war for independence against Morocco, before a UN brokered ceasefire came ...
A peaceful militant and a Saharawi citizen whose only crime was to be a Sahrawi! The Moroccan military judiciary pressed charges against him and ordered his transfer to the city of Sale's local prison. His group was of 24 innocent Saharawis who were to later to be blamed for the death of some Moroccan ...
El-Aaiun — The Moroccan forces intervened Thursday violently against the funeral tent of deceased father Deida Ould Yazid in the occupied city of El-Aaiun, reported SPS correspondent on the scene. A group of supporters of the deceased's family were surprised by formations the Moroccan forces ...
The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), a partially recognized state that claims sovereignty over Africa's Western Sahara region, is taking aim at ... The seizure is a new legal tactic employed by the rebel Polisario Front in its long-running conflict with the Moroccan government over the disputed ...
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian received Wednesday the new UN envoy for the Western Sahara Horst Kohler, a German national, to discuss the situation. ... France expressed "attachment to the full respect of the cease-fire accords" between the militant Polisario group and the Moroccan army.
A recent survey of 500 African militants by the UN Development Program found that the “tipping-point” that decided 71% of them to join a group like .... of the West and an ally of the U.S.S.R., Cuba, Nelson Mandela's African National Congress, the PLO, the IRA and the Polisario Front in Western Sahara.
Yet in seven major instances of past or present prolonged military occupation — Indonesia in East Timor, Turkey in northern Cyprus, Russia in areas of Georgia, Morocco in Western Sahara, Vietnam in Cambodia, Armenia in areas of Azerbaijan, and Russia in Ukraine's Crimea — the number is zero.”.
4. Botswana – more international recognition for fostering the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle love…how much is that 'love tent' renting for? Also…keep working on diversifying away from diamonds. 5. Burkina Faso – an emerging solution to the militant challenges in the country. 6. Burundi – a realization ...
For a few weeks in mid- 1964, these rebel forces controlled much of the eastern region of the Congo. Meanwhile ... In response, a group of radical 'front-line' African states led by Algeria and Egypt announced that they would supply the Congolese rebels with arms and troops, and called on others for help.
Plans are being drawn up in Tunisia for the Maghreb Motorway project. A budget of US$1.8 million has been set to pay for the necessary preliminary studies. The Maghreb Motorway project is intended to improve transport connections between the countries of the Maghreb area of North Africa; Morocco, ...
The two militants were key local lieutenants in a fledgling ISIS affiliate called Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS), led by the Western Sahara-born Adnan al-Sahrawi. Drawing on their deep ties in villages far from any urban area, the two senior militant leaders have spearheaded successful recruiting ...
It did not appear that either side had given any ground on the Western Sahara issue, the source of the disagreement that prompted Morocco to ... And on Monday, Human Rights Watch released a report accusing Congo of recruiting members of the M23 rebel group to put down anti-government protests.
Three weeks after an attack by suspected Islamist militants in Niger on October 4 that left four U.S. troops and five Nigeriens dead, many questions remain ... Sahrawi is thought to have been born in Western Sahara—a disputed territory on Africa's northwest coast—and to have spent time in his early life in ...
The International Court of Justice stated in 1976 that Morocco has no legitimate claim to the territory. The Polisario Front is a Sahrawi rebel national liberation movement working to end Moroccan presence in the Western Sahara. It is outlawed in the parts of Western Sahara under Moroccan control, and it is ...
This latest effort to try and debunk the existing deal is not surprising, coming from an organisation that has been advocating for the self determination of Western Sahara. And indeed this dispute is only one component of a wider issue, namely that the Polisario Front, a Sahrawi rebel national liberation ...
U.S. intelligence officials have long denied so-called “vetted” rebels in Syria were recipients of anti-aircraft systems, but rumors to the contrary have .... by the U.S. Agency for International Development to eradicate locusts, were struck by MANPADS fired by POLISARIO militants in the Western Sahara.
Airstrikes destroy a dozen vehicles loaded with explosives in Western Sahara ... of security personnel killed, along with hundreds of militants.
... the government and the Frente POLISARIO, militant solidarity in defense of the independence and sovereignty of Western Sahara, a struggle ...
One group active near Tongo Tongo reportedly answers to Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahraoui, a jihadist thought to hail from Western Sahara who ...
But the links between militant groups in the region – whether ... city of Laayoune (al-Ayoun) in the Western Sahara for refugee camps in Algeria.
Militants, including the ISIS fighters, have proved to be adept at ... and later joined the fight to create an independent state in Western Sahara.
Three weeks after an attack by suspected Islamist militants in Niger on ... that pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in May 2015. ... Sahrawi is thought to have been born in Western Sahara—a disputed ...


 

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