Iran plans to start using more advanced centrifuges in coming weeks   

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Trump ally: US pullout from Syria will put Israel at risk   

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Republican Senator Lindsey Graham says decision would allow Iran to get a greater foothold in region and become 'a nightmare' for the Jewish state
          

Microsoft a déclaré qu'un groupe de hackers soutenus par l'Iran a essayé de pirater un candidat à la présidentielle américaine de 2020   

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Microsoft a déclaré qu'un groupe de hackers soutenus par l'Iran a essayé de pirater
un candidat à la présidentielle américaine de 2020

Des hackers qui seraient soutenus par le gouvernement iranien ont récemment tenté de pirater les comptes de messagerie utilisés par la campagne d'un candidat à la présidence des États-Unis, a annoncé Tom Burt, Corporate Vice President Customer Security & Trust chez Microsoft.

Selon Microsoft, ce sont des hackers appartenant au groupe Phosphorous qui ciblé la...
          

11 Makna Warna untuk Personality Anda   

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Warna merupakan karunia Tuhan yang diciptakan sebagai salah satu bentuk keindahan dunia, warna tercipta dari berbagai campuran yang ada di alam, akan tetapi tidak hanya berfungsi sebagai bentuk keindahan saja, tetapi warna dikenal mampu memberikan kesan seseorang pada saat pertama kali bertemu.


Dalam dunia Psikologi barat, ilmu pengenalan tentang warna disebut dengan Colour Psychology, Dalam Wikipedia, Psikologi warna merupakan studi tentang warna sebagai penentu perilaku manusia. Bahkan warna dalam dunia Psikologi warna dikenal sebagai salah satu bentuk pengobatan penyakit psikologis, terapi ini diskenal sebagai Chromotherapi. Menurut healing.about.com terapis yang terlatih dalam terapi warna menggunakan cahaya dan warna dalam bentuk alat, visualisasi, atau komunikasi verbal untuk menyeimbangkan energi di daerah tubuh kita yang kurang Vibrance, baik itu fisik, emosional, spiritual, atau mental.

Apapun perkembangannya, warna menjadi sesuatu yang penting terutama untuk memberi kesan positif pada kita, oleh karena itu kita perlu mengetahui warna-warna berikut yang memiliki kesan berbeda untuk pemakainya.. Berikut penjelasannya warna warna tersebut serta pengaruh psikologis dari si pemakai serta kapan   saat waktu  yang   tepat   untuk memakainya. Ada empat warna utama psikologis - merah, biru, kuning dan hijau. Mereka berhubungan masing-masing untuk tubuh, pikiran, emosi dan keseimbangan penting antara ketiganya.




MERAH
Positif: keberanian fisik, kekuatan, kehangatan, energi, kelangsungan hidup dasar, ‘fight or flight’, stimulasi,maskulinitas,kegembiraan
Negatif:Defiance,agresi. 



Merah adalah warna yang kuat. Meskipun tidak secara teknis yang paling terlihat, ia memiliki properti untuk tampil agar lebih dekat daripada warna yang lain, oleh karena itu pengguna warna merah mampu mencuri perhatian kita pertama kali. Oleh karena itu warna merah dianggap efektif dalam mengatur lalu lintas dan dipakai sebagai lampu lalu lintas di seluruh dunia. Efeknya sangat fisik, melainkan merangsang kita dan meningkatkan denyut nadi, memberi kesan bahwa waktu berlalu lebih cepat dari itu. agresif.
Merah adalah warna yang punya banyak arti, mulai dari cinta yang menggairahkan hingga kekerasan perang. Warna ini tak cuma memengaruhi psikologi tapi juga fisik. Penelitian menunjukkan menatap warna merah bisa meningkatkan detak jantung dan membuat kita bernapas lebihcepat.

Kapan dipakai: Ini adalah warna yang dinamis dan dramatis. Bila dipakai dalam dunia profesional memiliki kesan yang sangat kuat. Tapi jangan gunakan baju merah saat wawancara kerja. “Warna ini bisa menimbulkan konflik saat negosiasi,” kata Eisman. Kenakan warna merah hanya sebagai aksen, misalnya kamisol merah yang dipadankan dengan blazer abu-abu.



BIRU
Positif: Kecerdasan, komunikasi, kepercayaan, efisiensi, ketenangan, tugas, logika, kesejukan, refleksi, sensitif dan tenang.
 Negatif:
Dingin, sikap acuh tak acuh, kemasaman, kurang emosi
Biru adalah warna pikiran dan pada dasarnya menenangkan; itu mempengaruhi kita secara mental, bukan reaksi fisik kita harus merah. Biru yang kuat akan merangsang pemikiran yang jernih dan ringan, biru lembut akan menenangkan pikiran dan konsentrasi bantuan. Akibatnya adalah mental tenang dan menenangkan. Ini adalah warna komunikasi yang jelas. Benda biru tidak muncul untuk menjadi seperti dekat dengan kita sebagai yang merah. Waktu dan lagi dalam penelitian, biru adalah warna favorit dunia. Namun, dapat dianggap sebagai dingin, tanpa emosi dan tidak ramah.

“Biru memiliki arti stabil karena itu adalah warna langit,” kata Eisman. Meski langit kelabu dan akan hujan, kita tahu di atas awan-awan itu warna langit tetaplah biru.
Kapan dipakai: Biru tua lebih cocok untuk acara formal atau seragam, sementara biru muda untuk yang sifatnya non formal. “Untuk memberi kesan humor dan kreatifitas, cobalah campuran warna biru dan ungu,” kata Eisman.

KUNING
Positif: Optimis, kepercayaan diri, harga diri, extraversion, kekuatan emosional, keramahan, kreativitas.

Negatif: Irasionalitas, ketakutan, kerapuhan, emosional depresi, kecemasan, bunuh diri.
Panjang gelombang kuning relatif lama dan pada dasarnya merangsang. Dalam hal ini stimulus emosional, sehingga kuning adalah warna terkuat, psikologis. Warna kuning yang tepat akan mengangkat jiwa kita dan harga diri kita, itu adalah warna kepercayaan diri dan optimisme. Terlalu banyak, atau nada yang salah dalam hubungan dengan nada lain dalam skema warna, dapat menyebabkan harga diri untuk menurun, sehingga menimbulkan ketakutan dan kecemasan.

Warna kuning akan meningkatkan konsentrasi, itu sebabnya warna ini dipakai untuk kertas legal atau post it. Kuning juga merupakan warna persahabatan. Jadi Anda sudah bisa menebak jika si dia       memberi          mawar kuning saat      Valentine.
Kapan dipakai: Banyak orang yang kurang pede memakai warna ini karena takut terlihat mencolok. Padahal warna kuning hadir dalam berbagai variasi, mulai dari pastel hingga kuning cerah. Bila tak nyaman dengan busana warna ini, padankan dengan sesuatu yang Disukai,           misalnya          tas        bunga-bunga   warna  kuning.


ABU-ABU
Positif: netralitas psikologis
Negatif: Kurang percaya diri, kelembaban, depresi, hibernasi, kekurangan energi.
Arti:   Serius, bisa   diandalkan     dan   stabil
Warna abu-abu adalah warna alam. Di luar sana warna abu-abu merupakan warna yang permanen,misalnya          batu      atau     karang.
Kapan dipakai: “Abu-abu adalah warna yang kuat dan praktikal,” kata Eisman. Saat wawancara kerja, pilih busana warna ini untuk menunjukkan Anda orang yang bertanggung jawab. Tapi bila warna ini dipakai dari atas hingga ke bawah Anda akan dianggap orang yang membosankan. Beri sentuhan warna lain, misalnya atasan bercorak, sepatu cantik, atau anting-anting yang manis.


HIJAU
Positif: Harmony, keseimbangan, penyegaran, cinta universal, istirahat, pemulihan, jaminan, kesadaran lingkungan,keseimbangan,
keberuntungandankedamaian.
Negatif:Kebosanan,stagnasi,blandness,kelemasan
Warna Hijau yang mencolok mata sedemikian rupa tidak memerlukan penyesuaian apapun dan karena sifatnya yang menenangkan. Berada di tengah spektrum, itu adalah warna keseimbangan - konsep yang lebih penting daripada yang banyak orang sadari.Hijau melambangkan alam, kehidupan dan symbol fertilitas, para pengantin abad 15 menggunakan gaun pengantin berwarna hijau. Secara negatif, dapat menunjukkan stagnasi dan, salah digunakan, akan dipandang sebagai terlalu hambar.
Kapan dipakai: Warna hijau cocok dipakai untuk sore hari. Sedangkan hijau pastel cocok untuk siang hari.

VIOLET
Positif: Spiritual kesadaran, penahanan, visi, kemewahan, keaslian, kebenaran, kualitas.
Negatif:introversi,dekadensi,penindasan,rendah
diri.
 
Panjang gelombang terpendek adalah ungu, sering digambarkan sebagai ungu. Dibutuhkan kesadaran ke tingkat lebih tinggi dalam pikiran, bahkan ke dalam alam nilai-nilai spiritual. Hal ini sangat introvertive dan mendorong perenungan yang mendalam, atau meditasi. Ini memiliki asosiasi dengan royalti dan biasanya mengkomunikasikan kualitas mungkin terbaik. Disarankan untuk tidak menjadikan warna terlalu berlebihan.




ORANGE
Positif: Fisik kenyamanan, makanan, kehangatan, keamanan, sensualitas, gairah, kelimpahan, menyenangkan.

Negatif:
Perampasan,frustrasi,kesembronoan,ketidakdewasaan.
Karena itu adalah kombinasi merah dan kuning, oranye adalah “merangsang dan reaksi itu adalah kombinasi dari fisik dan emosional. Ini berfokus pikiran kita tentang isu-isu kenyamanan fisik - makanan, kehangatan, dll penampungan - dan sensualitas. Ini adalah ‘menyenangkan’ warna. Secara negatif, mungkin fokus pada kebalikannya - kekurangan. Hal ini sangat mungkin ketika jeruk hangat digunakan dengan hitam. Sama, terlalu banyak jeruk menunjukkan kesembronoan dan kurangnya nilai-nilai intelektual.


MERAH MUDA
Positif: ketenangan fisik, memelihara, kehangatan, kewanitaan, cinta, seksualitas, simbol kelangsungan hidup manusia.
Negatif:Inhibisi,
kelemahanfisik.
Warna yang disukai banyak wanita ini menyiratkan sesuatu yang lembut dan menenangkan tapi kurang bersemangat dan membuat energy melemah. Menjadi warna merah, merah muda juga mempengaruhi kita secara fisik, tapi menenangkan, bukan merangsang. (Menariknya, merah adalah warna hanya yang memiliki nama yang sama sekali terpisah untuk tints nya tints biru, hijau, kuning, dll hanya disebut cahaya biru, cahaya hijau etc..) Pink warna kuat, secara psikologis. Ini merupakan prinsip feminin, dan merupakan symbol kelangsungan hidup manusia.
Kapan dipakai: Bila ingin memberi kesan lebih sensual, jangan gunakan warna ini, kata Eisman. Warna pink yang lembut cocok untuk acara kencan yang romantis, bukan menggairahkan.


HITAM
Positif: Kecanggihan, glamor, keamanan, keselamatan emosional, efisiensi, substansi.
Negatif: Penindasan, dingin, ancaman, berat.
Hitam adalah semua warna, benar-benar diserap. Implikasi psikologis yang cukup besar. Ini menciptakan hambatan pelindung, karena menyerap semua energi yang datang ke arah Anda. Hitam pada dasarnya adalah ketiadaan cahaya, karena tidak ada dalam panjang gelombang cermin oleh karena itu bisa jadi mengancam; banyak orang yang takut terhadap gelap. Secara positif, ia berkomunikasi kejelasan mutlak, tanpa nuansa halus. Ini mengkomunikasikan keunggulan kecanggihan dan tak kenal kompromi dan bekerja sangat baik dengan putih. Hitam punya reputasi buruk. Warna ini dipakai oleh para penjahat di komik atau film. Hitam juga melambangkan duka dan murung. Tapi, hitam juga punya sisi lain, misalnya saja untuk menyatakan sesuatu yang abadi, klasik, dan secara universal dianggap sebagai warna yang melangsingkan.
Kapan dipakai: Khawatir Anda akan memakai gaun dengan warna sama dalam pesta? Tambahkan sedikit keceriaan, misalnya gunakan perona mata cerah, kalung bebatuan, cat kuku warna merah, atau stiletto warna silver. Warna hitam mudah dipadukan dengan aksesori jenis apa pun.

PUTIH
Positif: Kebersihan, kesucian, kejelasan, kemurnian, kebersihan, kesederhanaan, kecanggihan, efisiensi.

Negatif: Sterility, dingin, hambatan, kemasaman, elitisme.
Sama seperti hitam adalah total penyerapan, jadi putih adalah refleksi total. Akibatnya, itu mencerminkan kekuatan penuh spektrum ke mata kita. Jadi juga menciptakan hambatan, tetapi berbeda dari hitam, dan sering strain untuk dilihat. Ini berkomunikasi, “Sentuhlah aku tidak!” Putih adalah kemurnian dan, seperti hitam, tanpa kompromi, itu bersih, higienis, dan steril. Konsep sterilitas juga bisa negatif. Secara visual, putih memberikan persepsi tinggi pada sebuah ruang. Efek negatif putih pada warna-warna hangat adalah untuk membuat mereka terlihat dan terasa berlebihan.


COKELAT
Positif: Keseriusan, kehangatan, Nature, membumi, kehandalan, dukungan.
Negatif: Kurangnya humor, berat, kurangnya kecanggihan.
Brown biasanya terdiri dari merah dan kuning, dengan persentase besar hitam. Akibatnya, ia memiliki banyak keseriusan sama hitam, tapi lebih hangat dan lembut. Ini memiliki unsur sifat merah dan kuning. Brown memiliki asosiasi dengan bumi dan alam. Ini adalah warna solid, dapat diandalkan dan kebanyakan orang merasa tenang mendukung - lebih positif daripada yang warna paling populer yaitu hitam, yang cenderung bersifat menekan, daripada mendukung.
Inilah misteri dibalik makna warna, terkadang menjadi sesuatu yang ingin didapat dari sebuah kesan pertama itu sangat penting bukan? Oleh karena itu dengan warna kita diharapkan dapat memanfaatkan efek positif & negatif dari penggunaanya. (By: @YudhaHeka)


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Secara uhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_psychology


          

Mata adalah Jendela Jiwa   

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Hampir di setiap kebijakan agama dan budaya, MATA adalah salah satu modalitas manusia yang memiliki kekuatan luar biasa.
Dalam kacamata hipnoterapi, mata adalah juga salah satu pintu masuk ke dalam pikiran manusia, yang lebih akrab disebut faktor VISUAL. Maksudnya sebuah cara pandang melalui kekuatan visual manusia (red; penglihatan).

Pada kesempatan ini, saya hendak mengangkat satu fenomena unik mengenai visual atau mata kita.
Dalam pengalaman perjalanan thailand quantum transformation, pada satu kesempatan saya dan teman-teman dimasukkan ke sebuah pasar tradisional thailand. Semuanya mungkin ada di tempat ini.

Tugas buat kami sederhana saja, apa itu? Kami diminta HANYA melihat apa saja yang inspiratif. Uniknya, yang terjadi adalah apa yang inspiratif itu pertama-tama bukan berasal dari subyek barang yang dilihat, tetapi justru dari PIKIRAN masing-masing. Tiap orang punya ukuran sendiri atas apa yang inspiratif itu.

Ada yang suka barang A, yang lain barang B, yang lain C dst. Semua direkam di kamera masing-masing dan dilaporkan.

Lihatlah; ternyata MATA adalah jendela bagi pikiran saat berjumpa dengan realitas. Benar apa yang dikatakan mas NSK.Nugroho (artikel; jangan tertipu oleh pikiranmu sendiri), melihat realitas itu tergantung pikiran kita. Realitas mau inspiratif atau tidak, mau negatif atau positif tetap tergantung pada pikiranmu, pada jiwamu dan pada hatimu. Atau tergantung pada sikapmu atas realitas itu.

Mata adalah jendela jiwa. Apakah ini bisa membuktikan bahwa cara padang kita atas realitas tergantung dari isi pikiran dan jiwa kita? Jawabnya TEPAT sekali. Saat pikiran (mind) bisa memaknai sesuatu itu positif, maka apapun itu anda bisa mengalaminya positif. Dan sebaliknya apabila cara pandang negatif, maka sesuatu negatif bisa terjadi.
Pintar-pintarlah memanage pikiran, mind ataupun jiwa kita. Doa adalah sarana paling ampuh untuk memurnikan isi pikiran ini. Doa sarana ampuh memurnikan jiwa ini. Dan doa adalah sarana ampuh mensugesti secara positif keterbukaan hati.

Life is beautiful as you make it.

Apapun di luar tergantung bagaimana cara anda memandang. Dan MATA adalah jendela untuk itu. Merawat mata, adalah juga merawat pikiran anda.

 http://www.nsknugroho.com/id/hypnosis-hypnotherapy-articles/hypnotherapy-umum/168-mata-adalah-jendela-jiwa.html

          

Sejarah Topi Koki   

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Topi koki memiliki sejarah dan perkembangan yang sangat panjang dan diperkirakan telah sejak lama ditemukan dan dikembangkan. Asal-usul dan sejarah penemuan topi koki yang sebenarnya pun tidak pernah benar-benar diketahui. Diperkirakan, koki-koki di tanah Iran dan bangsa-bangsa di sekitarnya lah yang pertama kali menggunakan topi koki. Bahkan diperkirakan mereka telah mengenakan topi koki sejak ribuan tahun yang lalu. Walaupun bentuknya berbeda dari yang sekarang biasa digunakan oleh para koki.
Sejarah menunjukkan topi koki telah dipakai baik oleh laki-laki maupun perempuan sebagai penutup kepala saat memasak. Perancis, Italia, Spanyol, Jerman dan negara-negara lain mengadopsi memakai topi koki pada awal abad ke-16. Awal abad ke-19 terjadi sebuah revolusi dalam penggunaan topi koki. Koki yang berurusan dengan penyiapan makanan mengenakan topi yang berbeda dan harus dibedakan dalam bidang spesialisasi mereka. Selain itu, topi koki sekarang juga sangat bervariasi baik dalam segi ukuran, tinggi dan bentuk tergantung pada pribadi masing-masing yang mengenakannya.
Fungsi Topi Koki
Bentuk dan ukuran topi koki telah mengalami beberapa perubahan drastis sejak saat ribuan tahun yang lalu. Namun, walaupun memiliki bentuk dan ukuran yang berbeda, topi koki yang digunakan ribuan tahun yang lalu dan topi koki yang digunakan sekarang memiliki fungsi yang sama. Yakni sama-sama digunakan untuk menghindari dan menjaga agar rambut tidak jatuh ke dalam makanan yang akan dihidangkan. Selain itu, topi koki juga berperan untuk menyerap panas dan keringat yang disebabkan karena hawa panas di dalam dapur.
Meskipun penggunaan dasar tetap sama, yaitu untuk menutupi kepala dan untuk menghindari rambut terjatuh ke dalam piring saat sedang dipersiapkan. Selain itu, topi koki juga telah menjadi mode dan tren di berbagai negara. Semua juru masak, koki, dan semua yang terlibat dalam pekerjaan dapur lainnya seharusnya selalu memakai topi koki ini untuk selalu menjaga kebersihan.
Arti Lipatan pada Topi Koki
Menurut tradisi, jumlah lipatan yang terdapat pada topi koki menunjukkan pengalaman seorang koki. Selain itu, jumlah lipatan juga menunjukkan banyaknya cara koki bisa menyiapkan hidangan. Yang tentu saja, ini berarti kepala koki, akan mengenakan topi dengan lipatan yang paling banyak karena pengalamannya yang banyak pula. Namun, topi koki yang dipakai pada masa kini sebagian besar hanya berperan sebagai penutup kepala dibandingkan untuk menggambarkan simbol seperti pengalaman atau yang lainnya.

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Kurds Have Been Preparing for Trump’s Syria Betrayal—With a Vengeance   

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Kurds Have Been Preparing for Trump’s Syria Betrayal—With a VengeanceDelil Souleiman/GettyLate Sunday night in Washington, the White House announced it was pulling U.S. troops out of northeast Syria to clear the way for a Turkish invasion. The Kurds there who led the fight on the ground that defeated the so-called Islamic State had seen President Donald Trump’s betrayal coming. But still they hoped it could be avoided. “Don’t let the Turks disrupt my wedding,” our translator texted in September prior to our arrival in the region. For more than a year, we have been visiting almost monthly to interview captured ISIS cadres held by the Kurdish and Arab troops of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as part of a project for the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism. Trump’s Crazy Syria Move Will Wipe Out America’s Allies and Set Up a Big ISIS ComebackIn September, we saw the Turkish threat to invade at any moment was held off by tense U.S. negotiations in which the SDF made considerable concessions, allowing Turkey to patrol jointly a large swath of territory while agreeing to remove checkpoints and military positions farther back from the Turkish border.“They should put their patrols inside Turkish territory, and not enter Syria,” SDF leaders told us at the time, as they reluctantly acquiesced to U.S. demands.* * *BITTER FRIENDS* * *Many current and former White House advisors counseled against the kind of announcement made Sunday night. Defense Secretary James Mattis resigned last year over Trump’s threat to remove the few thousand U.S. troops in Syria, who not only served as advisors in the fight against ISIS, but as deterrence against Turkish operations east of the Euphrates River. In a particularly bitter post on Twitter, Bret McGurk, who served as the special U.S. presidential envoy for the fight against ISIS from 2015 to 2018, wrote, “Donald Trump is not a Commander-in-Chief. He makes impulsive decisions with no knowledge or deliberation. He sends military personnel into harm’s way with no backing. He blusters and then leaves our allies exposed when adversaries call his bluff or he confronts a hard phone call.”The U.S. military learned about the withdrawal plan only after Trump decided on it following his Sunday phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It has pulled out of two small observation posts in the security-mechanism zone near the Syria-Turkey border so far. But no further withdrawals are imminent, according to a knowledgeable source. The military, remembering Trump’s December order out of Syria and subsequent reversal, is waiting to learn if Trump will follow through with withdrawal this time.A recently departed senior Pentagon official considered the pullout a “blatant betrayal” of the U.S.’ Kurdish partners that gives “carte blanche to Erdogan” for a widely forecast bloodletting. “It’s going to be a massacre, that’s clear,” the ex-official told The Daily Beast. “It’s fundamentally wrong. They destroyed the Caliphate.”But the Kurds are not entirely defenseless. Military leaders of the dominant group, known as the YPG or People’s Protection Units (and their female YPJ partners), already were in overdrive in September, preparing for what they had long anticipated—a possible betrayal by their closest ally, the United States.* * *DIGGING IN* * *Alongside every major highway and criss-crossing the entire Northern Syria area, in fields, cities and towns, we saw digging for an extensive system of tunnels. “We’re ready either way,” the Kurdish leaders told us when we asked if they trusted the Americans to keep the Turks at bay.Kurds don’t have much, but their spirit of freedom and their desire to protect their hard-won territory and what they see as their incipient democracy was evident everywhere in September as the YPG troops prepared for battle with a much better equipped foe—the Turkish armed forces, the second biggest military in NATO. But nobody who fought ISIS in Syria in one vicious battle after another has forgotten that the huge Turkish army stood by and did nothing against the Islamic State as its killers carried out genocidal campaigns against Yazidis and Shiites, while abducting, torturing, ransoming or beheading Americans, Europeans, and Japanese, among others. Through all that, NATO ally Turkey was not interested in intervention. Far from it.That was until the White House statement Sunday night, up to which the U.S. military denied Turkey the ability to operate in airspace over SDF controlled territory, effectively making it more difficult to enter Northern Syria to conduct the “terrorist cleansing operation” that Turks insist upon. They already carried out one such operation in Afrin, west of the Euphrates, in January 2018, displacing Kurds and effectively taking over the area, using what Kurds claim are former ISIS cadres to fight for them.Turks view the Northern Syria area of Rojava, and the YPG dominated SDF, as controlled by Kurdish PKK terrorists operating under another name—wolves in sheep’s clothing. Indeed, in times past—until 1998—PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan, lived freely in Syria and the father of the current Assad allowed him to train and equip his highly disciplined terrorist group for attacks into Turkey. It’s also true that over time, the various governing parties of Syria, Iraq and Iran have made use of PKK assaults on Turks as a way to exert pressure on Turkish politics. Turkey has suffered greatly from PKK terrorist attacks both inside Turkey and globally, and the PKK is clearly designated on the U.S. and EU’s list of terrorist organizations. In recent concessions to Turkey’s alarm over the SDF, a group they view as being in the hands of the PKK, the U.S. recently added additional individuals involved in the PKK to the U.S. State Department’s specially designated terrorist list. Turkey has also developed drones that fly over the Qandil mountains, in northern Iraq, making it easier to spot PKK movements and routinely send fighter jets to bomb them.  In the case of northern Syria however, until President Trump’s announcement late Sunday night Washington time, the U.S. policy was to deny the Turks military incursions into territory where U.S. troops patrol and the U.S. military controls the airspace and claims by Turkey that the SDF is PKK have also been hotly disputed.While Turkey sees the SDF as dominated and led by a terrorist organization, the U.S. has a completely different perspective, viewing the YPG and SDF as valued allies in the fight against ISIS. Indeed, YPG and YPJ (Women’s People’s Protection Units) fighters lost over 1,000 lives fighting ISIS and it is common to see Kurdish men and women in Rojava on crutches, in wheelchairs and otherwise suffering from serious and lifelong injuries sustained in the battle to retake ISIS dominated areas, including Raqqa. While the rest of the world was silent, the YPG and YPJ can also take credit for going to the rescue of the Yazidis on Sinjar mountain in 2014, fighting to stop ISIS from carrying out a massive genocidal campaign in which ISIS cadres captured and enslaved countless Yazidi women, boys, and girls. The men were killed by ISIS, the boys killed or indoctrinated. The women and girls subsequently were raped and treated as chattel. But thousands were able to escape with YPG help.* * *THE PRISONERS* * *At present the SDF houses thousands of captured ISIS prisoners, holding the men in repurposed schools and prisons overflowing with former fighters and in camps similarly run at overcapacity for ISIS women and children. According to a March 2019 UN report, a total of 8,000 Islamic State fighters currently are held in SDF custody. In our recent visits to north and east Syria from May through August, relying on our primary intelligence sources, we were told that approximately 2,000 of these Islamic State prisoners were considered “foreign terrorist fighters” from North Africa, Europe, and the Americas.The same data was also corroborated in an August 2019 press release by the Office of the Spokesperson, Special Envoy of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, Ambassador James Jeffrey. Just under a 1,000 of the prisoners are believed to be Europeans. ICSVE has interviewed approximately five percent of those detained. Most appear to have become totally disillusioned, are exhausted from battle and prison and say they want to lay down arms. While there is no specific deradicalization or rehabilitation program applied to them at present and we have been requested by the SDF and also agreed to build one, it’s safe to say the majority are spontaneously deradicalizing and simply want to return home to their former lives after facing a judicial process.The SDF prisons are overcrowded and the SDF leadership repeatedly has expressed a need to ICSVE researchers for technical assistance in dealing with terrorist prisoners and for financial assistance to build at least five prisons. Riots and attempted jail breaks have occurred in SDF prisons holding foreign fighters. Likewise, recent news reporting shows over-capacity has prisoners sleeping next to each other on their sides to be able to fit into small and overcrowded rooms. Three detention centers holding ISIS women and children also are administered by the SDF: Camps Hol, Ain Issa and Roj. According to a UN Report as of April 2019 an estimated 75,000 women and children were being held. Our data suggests that at least 60,000 are Syrians and Iraqis. At least 8,000 children and 4,000 wives of foreign fighters remain in the camp.Women and children live in tents in these camps which are hot in the summer, freezing cold during winter, and leak cold rainwater as well.  Dust blows around the camps causing breathing difficulties for some. Women and children have died of typhus, tent fires, and other dangers in the camps. Recently vaccinations have been offered, but many mothers don’t trust the program and refrain from having their children vaccinated. The women cook for themselves and complain that the food provided them lacks nutritious fruits and vegetables. Schools are lacking as well.All of the camps housing women have suffered from ISIS enforcers still dedicated to the group who require the other women to continue to cover themselves and punish those who speak out against them. These women have attacked other women, set their tents on fire, stolen their possessions, attacked, bitten, beaten and stabbed guards and have murdered other women creating a sense of chaos, constant danger and oppression in the camps. Recently a gun fight broke out in Camp Hol, with one woman killed and seven wounded.Foreign fighters from about 60 countries remain in SDF custody. We have interviewed foreign fighters who are nationals of the United States, Canada, Australia, Trinidad and Tobago, the UK, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Dagestan, Turkey, Denmark, Russia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia, Indonesia, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Libya, Switzerland, Egypt, and Germany. * * *A TRIBUNAL?* * *While the SDF has struggled to contain the overflow of captured ISIS fighters, they have been frustrated by Turkish politics and threats to their very existence. In recent years with the Syrian uprising and rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the Turks saw it to be to their advantage to fund, train and equip Islamist rebels that they believed could keep the Kurdish independence movements in Syria in a weakened state or altogether destroyed. The Kurds, meanwhile, fought back in 2015 when ISIS invaded the city of Kobani on the Turkish border and rose up as a valiant on-the-ground force to repel the terrorists. The U.S. led coalition began arming and supplying the YPG and YPJ, and providing air cover, infusing the Kurds with a powerful sense of valor and military might that ultimately led to the complete territorial defeat of an Islamic State “Caliphate” that had taken as its motto “remain and expand.”ISIS is hardly a defeated foe however, with weekly sleeper cell attacks occurring in both Syria and Iraq and the likes of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi still making video and audio appeals to supporters around the world to reinstate the Caliphate, starting with breaking the ISIS prisoners out of captivity.The subject of ISIS captives is one of great importance to President Trump who repeatedly has threatened to release the roughly 12,000 ISIS foreign men, women and children prisoners held by the SDF in prisons and camps.  Trump’s view is that each country has to take its citizens back, even countries like Sweden that lack a terrorism law under which to prosecute returnees, and countries like France, which already has a serious militant jihadi prison problem and fears any more potential ISIS cadres inside its penitentiaries. These countries have continued to tell the SDF that an international tribunal can be established in its territory to try ISIS prisoners in place. But the UN Counter Terrorism Directorate and U.S. State Department strongly disagree with this proposal and President Trump continues to tweet that he is simply going to release the prisoners to European countries refusing to repatriate them—even though it is the SDF, not Washington, that has them in custody.In a series of tweets on Monday, Trump claimed erroneously that most of the ISIS prisoners are foreigner terrorist fighters and seemed to ignore that ISIS, even when based far away in Syria, is a very real threat to U.S. citizens and interests. It is “time for us to get out of these ridiculous Endless Wars, many of them tribal, and bring our soldiers home. WE WILL FIGHT WHERE IT IS TO OUR BENEFIT, AND ONLY FIGHT TO WIN. Turkey, Europe, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Russia and the Kurds will now have to … figure the situation out, and what they want to do with the captured ISIS fighters in their “neighborhood.” They all hate ISIS, have been enemies for years. We are 7000 miles away and will crush ISIS again if they come anywhere near us!”While arguments of who should be responsible to prosecute and hold ISIS prisoners can be made on both sides, in many ways Europe, Jordan and many other countries effectively did “flush the toilet” of their militant jihadi problem by allowing them to freely exit their countries to go fight in Syria, most of them ultimately joining ISIS. The U.S. at present repatriates all of its ISIS fighters bringing them to swift and sound justice at home.* * *ISIS AMBASSADOR TO TURKEY* * *Turkey also has a responsibility in the rise of ISIS, having allowed over 40,000 foreign fighters to cross over its border into Syria, many unabashedly on their way to join the Islamic State. Many prisoners tell us of Turkish complicity with their journey into ISIS-land and being wished well by border guards who winked as they crossed into Syria.Abu Mansour, a 36-year-old Moroccan ISIS emir interviewed by ICSVE in February 2019 in Iraqi prison, told us that he basically functioned as the ISIS ambassador to Turkey, negotiating border issues, the transfer of ISIS wounded into Turkey for treatment, the flow of foreign fighters across the Turkish border into ISIS territory, and other logistics. “The subject of Turkey is a very big one,” he said, “and the mutual interests include the obvious and the hidden.”“Their benefit was that it was a border area and we have a border strip with them,” Abu Mansour continued. “Security is one of them, and they wanted to control north of Syria.”  The Turks wanted to control the entire border region in Syria and even into Iraq as far as Mosul, according to Abu Mansour, but they wanted to do it through a proxy force. “So, they wanted to find organizations that would do this favor for them, including terminating the presence of the Kurdish Workers Party [the PKK], without a direct interference from Turkey. At the same time, especially since they were part of NATO, they don’t want to anger NATO, because they need NATO.”By the same token, Turkish President Erdogan’s background as a committed Islamist created a certain sympathy, as did his ambition to revive in modern form the old Ottoman empire, Abu Mansour claimed. “The pretext of [controlling the] Kurdistan Workers’ Party [PKK] is a strong pretext for Turkey, but they have ambitions, as they have entered regions that don’t have PKK in them.” Abu Mansour explained the Turkish and ISIS relationship through his own experiences. In 2013, he said, he was assigned to receive the ISIS volunteers arriving in Turkey, but later, “I supervised the country entry operations, registration as a whole.”  Then in 2015, he said, “I worked on external relations, relations with the Turkish intelligence. It started when I was at the borders.” First there was an agreement about passing the wounded from Syria into Turkey, about the border crossing and security arrangements. “Ambulances, especially in critical and serious situations, could go straight to the [border] gate,” said Abu Mansour. “Then a Turkish ambulance takes the case to the Turkish hospitals, and it is followed up inside Turkey. There was a hotline with intelligence who are located at the borders. Most places were available, [including] hospitals in Turkey [and] there was a technical staff of doctors who follow up the case in Turkey. The [Turkish] state was paying for certain operations performed in private hospitals, but most cases referred by the public hospitals were for free.”Abu Mansour said he had “face-to-face meetings with Turkish delegations. Sometimes they represented the intelligence services, sometimes the Turkish army, depending on the issue. “Most meetings were in Turkey on the border strip, but there were also meetings in Ankara and Gaziantep, depending on the issue,” said Abu Mansour. He would travel with a delegation of two or three ISIS people.”Referencing the easy relationship, as he saw it, between ISIS and the Turkish intelligence and military, Abu Mansour claimed, an ISIS emir could “go to Ankara without a problem.  They always sent a car, or a bodyguard. At one point, we met weekly, depending on the issue and its importance to Turkey and to us, according to the demand.”The situation described by Abu Mansour raises a question: did the ultimate defeat of ISIS in fact deprive the Turks of the proxy buffer zone they wanted—which they are now invading Syria to establish?Abu Mansour recalled, “Turkey asked on many occasions for a safe zone.” This would be a demilitarized zone where it would provide ISIS with whatever it wanted, but only inside Syrian territories. According to Abu Mansour, , ISIS refused to grant it, and relations started to fall apart. Eventually, Turkey grew sick of the back and forth, and there was also a split in ISIS leadership, with one faction deciding it would take the terror war into Turkey with a 2016 bombing at Istanbul airport. At the time, Abu Mansour was in Gaziantep, Turkey, and the Turkish authorities told him they thought this was an orchestrated act to pressure Ankara. But he says that was not the case. The external security services of ISIS had started setting their own agenda, “carrying out operations everywhere,” Abu Mansour told us. “We reached a state in which they couldn’t care less about politics, and they worked like gangs, [and would] strike anywhere.”While Turkey continues to claim that the SDF, our strongest ally in fighting ISIS, is a terrorist dominated group, many questions remain about Turkey’s own complicity with ISIS. Given that during a bitterly fought war with ISIS, in which many Kurdish lives were lost, that the SDF managed to take control of the area, institute a functioning political system that included granting an impressive array of minority rights and rights to women, the SDF deserves our respect and protection.But U.S. President Donald Trump has put a price on all this. “The Kurds fought with us,” he tweeted, “but were paid massive amounts of money and equipment to do so.” That they saved countless lives in the process, including American lives, does not seem to have been a factor.Spencer Ackerman also contributed reporting to this article.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



          

GOP Senators Unnerved and ‘Concerned’ About ‘Betrayal’ of Kurds in Syria   

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GOP Senators Unnerved and ‘Concerned’ About ‘Betrayal’ of Kurds in SyriaBRENDAN SMIALOWSKIPresident Donald Trump’s decision to pave the way for a Turkish invasion of northern Syria at the expense of Kurdish allies in the region has infuriated Republican allies in the Senate who have spent the last two weeks twisting themselves in knots to defend him from an impeachment inquiry. Late on Sunday, the White House released a one-paragraph statement declaring that a Turkish invasion of northern Syria was imminent, and the United States would “not support or be involved in the operation” and “will no longer be in the immediate area.” For Kurds in the region—who have been fighting ISIS with U.S.-supplied weapons and are largely considered the strongest fighting force in Syria—the declaration amounts to an abrogration of agreements with the United States to defend them against Turkey, which considers them to be terrorists. In June, Trump himself warned that abandoning the alliance would allow Turkey to “wipe out the Kurds, who helped us with ISIS.”Trump’s Crazy Syria Move Will Wipe Out America’s Allies and Set Up a Big ISIS ComebackThe backlash from his Republican allies was swift.  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), led the way on Monday morning, with the South Carolina senator calling the move “shortsighted and irresponsible” on Fox & Friends, a show that effectively serves as a televised presidential daily brief for Trump.“This impulsive decision by the president has undone all the gains we’ve made, thrown the region into further chaos, Iran is licking their chops, and if I’m an ISIS fighter, I’ve got a second lease on life,” Graham said. “I will do everything I can to sanction Turkey’s military and their economy if they step one foot into Syria. I hope I’m making myself clear how shortsighted and irresponsible this decision is.”Graham even referenced the House’s impeachment inquiry, unprompted, before adding that while “I’ve tried to help him,” the president’s behavior was “just unnerving to its core.”Graham, who has spent years trying to steer Trump closer to the hawkish foreign policy stances held by his Republican predecessors, opened the floodgates for Republicans who see Trump’s move as a threat to a critical U.S. ally in the region, and a potentially disastrous embrace of an autocratic regime.Indeed, Monday saw widespread pushback from around the Senate GOP, from lawmakers who’ve cozied up to Trump to those who have been more willing to call him out. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), a Trump ally who has nudged him toward more hawkish positions on Venezuela and Iran policy, called the decision “a grave mistake that will have implications far beyond Syria.” Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) said that he was “deeply concerned” that the decision could leave Kurds who risked their lives to fight ISIS in harm’s way.And Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), probably Trump’s most vocal Senate GOP critic, characterized the pullout as “a betrayal” that “presages another humanitarian disaster” in Syria. Romney went so far as to join Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) to demand that administration officials explain their move to lawmakers and the public. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE), meanwhile, has toned down his Trump criticism lately but warned that the retreat would “likely result in the slaughter of allies who fought with us, including women and children.” Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) managed to subtweet the president, calling Trump’s move “a terribly unwise decision” moments after the president described his wisdom on the matter as “great and unmatched.”Even Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in a rare rebuke of the president whom he has pledged to protect from removal from office, pleaded with Trump to maintain an American presence in the region and to prevent Turkey from invading.“I urge the president to exercise American leadership to keep together our multinational coalition to defeat ISIS and prevent significant conflict between our NATO ally Turkey and our local Syrian counterterrorism partners,” McConnell said in a statement. Major new conflict between Turkey and our partners in Syria, McConnell said, “would seriously risk damaging Turkey’s ties to the United States and causing greater isolation for Turkey on the world stage.”Among Trump’s allies seeking to thread the needle between opposing the withdrawal and ensuring that the president didn’t feel attacked was Sen. Ted Cruz, who tweeted that while Trump was “right to want to bring our soldiers home,” it would be “DISGRACEFUL” (capital letters Cruz’s) to allow Turkey to attack Kurdish allies in the region.“Our enemies and rivals (Iran, Russia, etc.) don’t abandon their allies,” Cruz said. “If we want allies to stand with America in the future, we shouldn’t either. Honorable nations stand by their friends.”Seemingly alone among Senate Republicans in supporting the withdrawal was Sen. Rand Paul, who is perhaps the biggest cheerleader of Trump’s isolationist instincts. The Kentucky senator told reporters that he stands with Trump “as he once again fulfills his promises to stop our endless wars and have a true America First foreign policy.”Other Senate Republicans have remained tight-lipped on the president’s decision, perhaps praying that Trump will reverse course on the withdrawal—as he did in December 2018, after sharp rebukes from within the party and the resignation of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis halted a hastily announced drawdown of U.S. troops from Syria.Asked during an event celebrating a trade agreement with Japan on Monday afternoon about whether he had consulted with the Joint Chiefs of Staff about the decision, Trump insisted that he had.“I consulted with everybody,” Trump said.Additional reporting: Sam Brodey Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



          

Report: Iran plans to start using more advanced centrifuges   

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Report: Iran plans to start using more advanced centrifugesIran plans to start using a new array of advanced centrifuges for enriching uranium, the country's nuclear chief said Monday according to state television, in a move likely to intensify pressure on Europe to save Tehran's collapsing nuclear deal with world powers. Ali Akbar Salehi told Iranian state TV that an array of 30 IR-6 centrifuges will be inaugurated in the coming weeks. Under the terms of its 2015 deal — which the U.S. unilaterally withdrew from over a year ago — Iran had committed to not using the array until late 2023.



          

US withdrawal from Syria leaves fate of Isis fighters and families in detention uncertain   

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US withdrawal from Syria leaves fate of Isis fighters and families in detention uncertainTrump’s latest move has officials scrambling to understand the implications as Turkish forces gather near the Syrian borderTurkish fighters gather near the north-east Syrian border in preparation of a widely-anticipated invasion. Photograph: Nazeer Al-Khatib/AFP via Getty ImagesKurdish forces in Syria have said the fate of tens of thousands of suspected Islamic State fighters and their families is uncertain, after US forces began a sudden withdrawal from the country, abandoning their former ally on the eve of a widely-anticipated Turkish invasion.The effects of the shock retreat continued to reverberate through the region on Monday as Turkish forces massed near the border with the Kurdish stronghold of north-eastern Syria.The looming offensive– which was green-lighted by Donald Trump in a phone call to Recep Tayyip Erdogan late on Sunday – came as a surprise to US officials and allies, who were scrambling to understand the implications. There was a furious backlash in Congress, including from some of Trump’s closest allies, who accused the president of betraying the Kurds.The decision represents the latest in a series of erratic moves by Trump, who is fighting impeachment at home, apparently taken without consultation with, or knowledge of, US diplomats dealing with Syria, or the UK and France, the US’s main international partners in the country.A White House statement on Sunday night after his conversation with his Turkish counterpart said that: “Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into northern Syria”, adding that US forces were being removed from the area.The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Monday its US partners had already begun withdrawing troops from areas along Turkey’s border. Footage aired on Kurdish news agency Hawar purportedly showed US armoured vehicles evacuating key positions in the border region.The SDF spokesman, Mustafa Bali, accused the US of leaving the area to “turn into a war zone”, adding that the SDF would “defend north-east Syria at all costs”.But on Monday the Pentagon, which has been cooperating with Turkey along the Syrian border, issued a statement saying: “The department of defence made clear to Turkey – as did the president – that we do not endorse a Turkish operation in northern Syria. The US armed forces will not support or be involved in any such operation.”State department officials also sought to minimize the announcement, telling reporters that only about two dozen American troops would be removed from the Turkey-Syria border, and suggesting that Turkey might not go through with a large-scale invasion.In the face of fierce criticism from both political rivals and allies in Congress, Trump took to Twitter to try to defend the move and threaten Turkey.“I held off this fight for almost 3 years, but it is time for us to get out of these ridiculous Endless Wars, many of them tribal, and bring our soldiers home,” he said.“As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!),” he said.It was unclear however, what was “off limits”.In earlier tweets, Trump had appeared unsentimental about the Kurds, noting that they had been paid “massive amounts of money and equipment” in the four year campaign, when they were used as the main US proxy to fight Isis in Syria.But the issue of Isis foreign fighters, most of them European, has clearly preoccupied the US president.Both Trump and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have repeatedly called on European states to repatriate around 20,000 foreign nationals currently held in north-east Syria for trial and rehabilitation at home.Trump argued it was up to Turkey and Europe and others, “to watch over the captured Isis fighters and families”.An SDF spokesman, Amjed Osman, said on Monday it was not clear what would happen to the prisoners. “We repeatedly called for foreign states to take responsibility for their Isis nationals. But there was no response,” he said in a statement. It is far from clear if Turkey has the capacity – or desire – to take custody of the detainees being held in crowded Kurdish jails and displacement camps, stretching the SDF to its limits and prompting warnings that militants are using the prisons to regroup.Some 74,000 women and children of the caliphate are held at the infamous Hawl camp, where they are guarded by just 400 SDF soldiers. But the camp, a hotbed of violence and extremist ideology, falls outside the parameters of the 32km-deep safe zone on the Turkish-Syrian border that Erdogan has said his forces would establish.Aid agencies warned that an offensive could displace hundreds of thousands of people, and create a new humanitarian disaster.Save the Children said that more than 9,000 children from 40 countries were being held in camps and depended on humanitarian aid to survive.“Reports of imminent military operations and troops already sent to the border are deeply troubling. The international community, including the UK, should take urgent steps to do what’s best for these children and bring them to their home countries before access becomes even more unpredictable,” the group said.The Guardian understands that the SAS and French special forces present in Rojava would be tasked with securing the camp perimeters if the Kurds withdrew. However, with only several hundred troops between them, their numbers would need to be quickly boosted by regular soldiers to avoid a catastrophic collapse in security.In Washington, the move was condemned by allies and opponents of the president. House speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, said the move “poses a dire threat to regional security and stability, and sends a dangerous message to Iran and Russia, as well as our allies, that the United States is no longer a trusted partner”.Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said: “A precipitous withdrawal of US forces from Syria would only benefit Russia, Iran, and the Assad regime. And it would increase the risk that Isis and other terrorist groups regroup.”Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a staunch Trump loyalist on most issues, said he would call for Turkey’s suspension from NATO and introduce sanctions against Ankara if the Turks attack Kurdish forces.“This decision to abandon our Kurdish allies and turn Syria over to Russia, Iran, & Turkey will put every radical Islamist on steroids. Shot in the arm to the bad guys. Devastating for the good guys,” Graham wrote in a tweet.During the campaign against Isis, the SDF did the bulk of the ground fighting to defeat Isis in Syria, losing 11,000 troops in the grinding battle. The senior ranks of the organisation are dominated by members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which has fought a four-decade guerilla war against the Turkish government.Ankara has long complained that, while fighting Isis, PKK forces were also waging war in Turkey.



          

Senate Republicans Recoil From Trump’s Decision to Abandon Kurds   

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Senate Republicans Recoil From Trump’s Decision to Abandon Kurds(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria and abandon Kurdish allies has prompted a furious backlash among key members of his most important bulwark against an impeachment conviction: Senate Republicans.Hawkish GOP senators, whom Trump will need to keep him in office if the House moves ahead with impeachment, condemned the president’s decision as a win for terrorists and a defeat for American credibility. Some are already discussing legislation to push back.“A precipitous withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria would only benefit Russia, Iran and the Assad regime,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement. He urged the president to “keep together our multinational coalition to defeat ISIS and prevent significant conflict between our NATO ally Turkey and our local Syrian counterterrorism partners.”Foreign policy has long been the issue where Republicans are most likely to disagree with Trump, and it’s not clear that strong words against the president’s Syria policy will cost him any political support. Trump would have to lose the support of at least 20 Republican senators to be removed from office if the House votes to impeach him.The harshest criticism Monday came from South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, a strong Trump ally and frequent golf companion. Graham said this “impulsive decision” will benefit Iran and cost the U.S. leverage in the region.Graham also said he and Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen will introduce sanctions against Turkey if the NATO ally invades Syria. He said he expects such sanctions to get a two-thirds majority -- enough to override a Trump veto.After criticism from Graham and others, Trump tweeted that he would “totally destroy and obliterate” Turkey’s economy if it took “off limits” actions that he didn’t specify. He also said Turkey must “watch over” about 12,000 captured Islamic State fighters and tens of thousands of their family members living in jails and camps in Kurdish-held territory.The Senate earlier this year had a veto-proof margin to pass an amendment authored by McConnell opposing a withdrawal from Syria and Afghanistan. On Monday, Criticism in Congress was bipartisan, focused on the move to abandon Kurdish forces who helped U.S. forces fight ISIS, and who are holding thousands of ISIS fighters in custody.Other Senate Republicans pushing back on the president include Marco Rubio of Florida, Mitt Romney of Utah and Susan Collins of Maine, though none other than Graham have yet said they plan to act on their dismay.Romney, who heads a Foreign Relations subcommittee on the Middle East and counterterrorism, released a joint statement with Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy, the top Democrat on the panel, saying Trump’s decision “severely undercuts America’s credibility as a reliable partner and creates a power vacuum in the region that benefits ISIS.” They demanded that the administration explain the decision to the full committee.Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse, who is up for re-election next year, warned against partnering with Turkish President Recep Erdogan.“If the president sticks with this retreat, he needs to know that this bad decision will likely result in the slaughter of allies who fought with us, including women and children,” Sasse said in a statement Monday. “I hope the president will listen to his generals and reconsider.”Some House Republicans also criticized the abrupt withdrawal. Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney, a member of GOP leadership, called the decision a “catastrophic mistake.” New York Republican Elise Stefanik recently returned from a bipartisan trip to the region and joined a statement with Democratic representatives condemning Trump’s “rash decision.”“Not only will this decision further destabilize the region, it will make it more difficult for the United States to recruit allies and partners to defeat terrorist groups like ISIS,” the statement said.One of Trump’s Senate allies approved of Trump’s decision: Rand Paul of Kentucky, who has long called for withdrawing troops from Syria and Afghanistan.(Updates with McConnell quote in third paragraph)\--With assistance from Erik Wasson.To contact the reporter on this story: Steven T. Dennis in Washington at sdennis17@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Joe Sobczyk at jsobczyk@bloomberg.net, Anna Edgerton, Laurie AsséoFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



          

Lindsey Graham Blasts Trump’s ‘Irresponsible’ Syria Decision: ‘Unnerving to Its Core’   

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Lindsey Graham Blasts Trump’s ‘Irresponsible’ Syria Decision: ‘Unnerving to Its Core’REUTERSOne of President Donald Trump’s most loyal supporters in the Senate raged against the president’s Sunday night announcement that America will bow out of Syria while Turkey attacks allied Kurds in the region, calling the decision on Monday “shortsighted and irresponsible.”Appearing on Trump-boosting morning show Fox & Friends, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was asked whether he supported the president’s move, prompting the hawkish Republican lawmaker to exclaim, “Absolutely not.”“If I didn’t see Donald Trump’s name on the tweet, I thought it would be [former President] Obama’s rationale for getting out of Iraq.” he said. “This is gonna lead to ISIS’s reemergence!”Graham went on to say this was a “big win for ISIS,” claiming that the Kurds in the area will align with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad because they’d have no choice due to the United States abandoning them. “So this is a big win for Iran and Assad,” he added.(During another Fox & Friends segment, co-host Brian Kilmeade criticized the president as well, calling the president’s decision “disastrous” and that it would leave the Kurds to fend for themselves.)The South Carolina senator then stated that the “Kurds stepped up when nobody else would to fight ISIS,” noting that if we abandon the Kurds at this point, nobody will want to help America in the future in fighting radical Islam. Graham also pushed back on Trump’s claim that ISIS has been eradicated.“The biggest lie being told by the administration [is] that ISIS is defeated,” he declared. “This impulsive decision by the president has undone all the gains we’ve made, thrown the region into further chaos. Iran is licking their chops. And if I’m an ISIS fighter, I’ve got a second lease on life. So to those who think ISIS has been defeated, you will soon see.”“I hope I’m making myself clear how shortsighted and irresponsible this decision is, in my view,” Graham concluded.The GOP lawmaker continued to blast the president’s move on Twitter following his Fox & Friends appearance, saying he doesn’t “believe it is a good idea to outsource the fight against ISIS to Russia, Iran and Turkey.”“I feel very bad for the Americans and allies who have sacrificed to destroy the ISIS Caliphate because this decision virtually reassures the reemergence of ISIS. So sad. So dangerous,” he wrote in another tweet. “President Trump may be tired of fighting radical Islam. They are NOT tired of fighting us.”Furthermore, piggybacking off his assertion on Fox & Friends that he would do everything he can to sanction Turkey if they invade Syria, Graham announced that he would “introduce bipartisan sanctions against Turkey if they invade Syria and will call for their suspension from NATO if they attack Kurdish forces who assisted the U.S. in the destruction of the ISIS Caliphate.”Graham wasn’t alone among Trump’s allies and loyalists to call out the president over his decision to stand aside as Turkey attacks one of America’s most reliable allies in the region. For example, Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the U.N., said we “must always have the backs of our allies” and leaving the Kurds to “die is a big mistake.” And Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), weeks after competing with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) for Trump’s affections, called it a “catastrophic mistake” to pull out of Syria, adding that terrorists “thousands of miles away can and will use their safe-havens to launch attacks against America.”Facing overwhelming criticism from within his own party on the Turkey-Syria decision, Trump tweeted late Monday morning that if Turkey does anything that “I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!).”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



          

Incoming top EU diplomat commits to save Iran nuclear deal   

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Incoming top EU diplomat commits to save Iran nuclear dealThe Spaniard set to become the European Union's point-man in Iran says the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran must be preserved. Borrell, who is currently foreign minister in Spain's caretaker government and set to take over in Brussels from Federica Mogherini on Nov. 1, says "the political unity of the Europeans will be crucial" in keeping the agreement going.



          

Graham Says Trump’s ‘Biggest Lie’ Is of Islamic State’s Defeat   

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Graham Says Trump’s ‘Biggest Lie’ Is of Islamic State’s Defeat(Bloomberg) -- One of Donald Trump’s biggest defenders in Congress rebuked the president’s decision to step aside from Kurdish allies in Syria while Turkey’s military advances, saying it would result in the re-emergence of ISIS.“ISIS is not defeated, my friend. The biggest lie being told by the administration is that ISIS is defeated,” Senator Lindsey Graham told “Fox and Friends” in a phone call Monday. “The Caliphate is destroyed, but there’s thousands of fighters” still there.Graham said he would sponsor a resolution urging Trump to reconsider the decision he called “shortsighted and irresponsible.” Graham said he and Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen will also introduce a resolution to impose sanctions on Turkey if it invades Syria.The sharp criticism from Graham, a South Carolina Republican who usually is one of Trump’s fiercest defenders in the Senate, signals the president’s plan could meet resistance on Capitol Hill. Other Republican lawmakers were joining in expressing misgivings on Monday, echoing the admonishment that prompted Trump to reverse course on a similar pullout announced last year.Senator Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, said on Twitter that “the Trump administration has made a grave mistake that will have implications far beyond Syria.”Representative Peter King, a Republican from New York, tweeted that the move “betrays Kurds, strengthens ISIS and endangers American homeland.”And Trump’s former United Nations ambassador, Nikki Haley, emphasized the risks of the U.S. abandoning allies in the Mideast. “We must always have the backs of our allies, if we expect them to have our back,” she said on Twitter. “The Kurds were instrumental in our successful fight against ISIS in Syria. Leaving them to die is a big mistake.”Even before the pushback, Trump was defending his decision Monday, insisting on Twitter that the U.S. can’t afford to be stuck in “ridiculous endless wars.” The U.S. was only supposed to be in Syria for 30 days but stayed and “got deeper and deeper into battle with no aim in sight,” Trump tweeted, insisting he’d held off this fight for almost three years.Trump’s move represents a significant shift in U.S. policy that raises questions about the fate of tens of thousands of Islamic State detainees and casts further doubt on the reliability of the U.S. as an ally in the region.Trump said Turkey, Europe, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Russia and the Kurds will now have to “figure the situation out, and what they want to do with the captured ISIS fighters in their ‘neighborhood.”’The White House said Turkey would take responsibility for any Islamic State fighters captured in the area over the past two years. It gave no details and it wasn’t immediately clear what, if any, plan the NATO allies had agreed to handle the detainees or how they would be transferred to Turkish custody.But the assurance represents a potential win for Trump, who has insisted that the U.S. would bear no responsibility for any Islamic State detainees, as he gears up for the 2020 election.Close U.S. AllyThe Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have been a close U.S. ally in the fight to defeat Islamic State. But Turkey considers Syria’s Kurdish militants a threat to its national security, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said his forces are ready to begin a military operation against them in northeastern Syria.The U.S. in 2015 provided air support for Kurdish militias to retake the critical town of Kobani from Islamic State and has since used Kurdish fighters as ground troops in the campaign to clear Syria of the group.Trump’s approach to Syria has previously caused friction with administration officials. Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, resigned last December after Trump said the U.S. would withdraw troops from Syria and Afghanistan -- a decision Trump later reversed.Graham, who has not shied from criticizing other Trump moves on foreign policy, said that fatigue with the fight is not a reason to abandon it. Leaving the U.S. wartime Kurdish allies will only make it harder to find allies in the future, he warned.“If we abandon them, good luck getting anybody to help America in the future with radical Islam, al Qaeda and ISIS,” Graham said. “You may be tired of fighting radical Islam, but they’re not tired of fighting you.”Graham called Trump’s decision “impulsive” and said the ensuing chaos in the region will only help U.S. foes. “Iran is licking their chops,” he said. “And if I’m an ISIS fighter, I’ve got a second lease on life.”An adviser to the Syrian Democratic Forces said that Trump’s move will strengthen Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his allies Iran and Russia.“The Kurds told me this morning they were going to fight,” Moti Kahana, an adviser to the Kurdish-led forces, said by telephone from New Jersey. “They have two options. They can partner with Iran and Assad in order to prevent Turkish intervention into Syria or face a fight against Turkey in the northern border area and with Iran” in the southeast.Even if the Kurds don’t fight, Kahana said, “they will shift their alliance from the Americans” to Russia, Assad and Iran.Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a tweet that the U.S. is “an irrelevant occupioer in Syria” and it’s “futile to seek its permission or relyl on it for security.”(Updates with comment from adviser to Syrian Kurds, Iran’s Zarif in final paragraphs.)\--With assistance from Steven T. Dennis.To contact the reporters on this story: Jennifer A. Dlouhy in Washington at jdlouhy1@bloomberg.net;Glen Carey in Washington at gcarey8@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Alex Wayne at awayne3@bloomberg.net, Elizabeth Wasserman, Larry LiebertFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



          

Motorcycle Tragedy Is a Real Test for Boris Johnson   

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Motorcycle Tragedy Is a Real Test for Boris Johnson(Bloomberg Opinion) -- It is every family’s worst nightmare: a traffic accident that takes the life of a loved one, often through no fault of their own. Such incidents are usually an agonizing, private tragedy for those involved. The allegations in the case of 19-year-old Harry Dunn, however, are a matter of transatlantic diplomacy and threaten to become an embarrassment to the British prime minister Boris Johnson.They are also a reminder that diplomatic immunity is often used as a shield in ways that were never intended. Johnson, who once criticized the absurdity of the protections offered, can’t let his voice be muffled this time by his need to keep the Americans onside after Brexit.On Aug. 27, Dunn’s motorcycle collided head-on with a Volvo outside a U.S. intelligence base about 70 miles northwest of London; he suffered multiple injuries and was later pronounced dead. Dunn’s devastated family say they were told by police that they believe the Volvo driver was traveling on the wrong side of the road.The driver of the vehicle, named as 42-year-old Anne Sacoolas, is the wife of a U.S. diplomat who may have only been in the country for a short period. Police reported that she was cooperative initially and had no plans to leave the country. But after Dunn’s death, Sacoolas claimed immunity and returned to the U.S. with her family.The case has sparked outrage in the U.K. Harry Dunn and his family have suffered the ultimate irreversible harm, but they seem to have no recourse at all. Under the 1961 Vienna Convention, diplomats and their families are protected from prosecution in their host country, though the principle dates back thousands of years.It has survived so long for good reason. Not all judicial systems were independent or trustworthy. During the Cold War, there was always the danger that a honeytrap might ensnare a diplomat. But a road in Northamptonshire in 2019 is a long way from such dangers. In recent decades, immunity seems to be abused by diplomats more often than correctly invoked. Waivers of diplomatic immunity are, in practice, rare. Some years ago the Daily Telegraph revealed that the Metropolitan Police made 19 applications for such waivers in the five years to 2007 and most were rejected. A French diplomat accused of assault was sent home. Saudi officials escaped having to account for allegations of indecent assault and drug-dealing.Yet this isn’t just a problem of serious crimes and misdemeanors. If you included parking violations and other smaller offences, diplomatic law-breaking would count for a significant waste of time and resources for the London police.As London mayor, Johnson regularly criticized the U.S. ambassador Robert Tuttle for failing to pay the city’s daily 8 pound ($9.90) congestion charge over three years. “I think it’s the Geneva Convention which prevents me from slapping an ‘asbo’ on every single diplomat who fails to pay, I think it’s an unbelievable scandal,” Johnson said at the time, referring to the Anti-Social Behavior Order penalty that was often used back then against London’s young hooligans.On Monday Johnson broke his silence on Dunn, calling on the U.S. embassy to waive immunity and saying he’d raise the issue with the White House personally. He treads a fine line. His predecessor Tony Blair never lived down accusations that he was George W. Bush’s “poodle”; Johnson is struggling to appease Trump’s sensitivities on Iran and Huawei, both areas where the U.K. disagrees with the president.Brexit complicates things. Trump’s promise of a U.S./U.K. trade deal has become a cornerstone of Johnson’s promise that Brexit will be a success. But the Trump impeachment proceedings have been noted in Westminster. Johnson is often compared to the American president; their chumminess will look less advantageous the more trouble Trump finds himself in.Were immunity to be lifted and Sacoolas found to have caused death by dangerous driving, she might not be sent to prison. Sentences of up to 14 years can be handed down if the offender is under the influence of drink or drugs. But the maximum custodial term for death by “careless or inconsiderate driving” is five years and that is reserved “for rare cases when the blame is exceptionally high.” We’re not likely to find out anway.Could there be a better system? The renowned trial lawyer Geoffrey Robertson has argued that countries should either waive immunity or submit to an international court in criminal cases, with judges from the involved nations. “Any country that chooses to protect an embassy official against prosecution must be treated with the contempt it deserves: Its ambassador should be carpeted, any aid budget reviewed and full details of charges and evidence released to the media,” Robertson wrote nearly a decade ago.It’s hard to live up to such ideals when your entire post-Brexit strategy is about keeping one country happy.To contact the author of this story: Therese Raphael at traphael4@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: James Boxell at jboxell@bloomberg.netThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Therese Raphael writes editorials on European politics and economics for Bloomberg Opinion. She was editorial page editor of the Wall Street Journal Europe.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



          

Motorcycle Tragedy Is a Real Test for Boris Johnson   

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Motorcycle Tragedy Is a Real Test for Boris Johnson(Bloomberg Opinion) -- It is every family’s worst nightmare: a traffic accident that takes the life of a loved one, often through no fault of their own. Such incidents are usually an agonizing, private tragedy for those involved. The allegations in the case of 19-year-old Harry Dunn, however, are a matter of transatlantic diplomacy and threaten to become an embarrassment to the British prime minister Boris Johnson.They are also a reminder that diplomatic immunity is often used as a shield in ways that were never intended. Johnson, who once criticized the absurdity of the protections offered, can’t let his voice be muffled this time by his need to keep the Americans onside after Brexit.On Aug. 27, Dunn’s motorcycle collided head-on with a Volvo outside a U.S. intelligence base about 70 miles northwest of London; he suffered multiple injuries and was later pronounced dead. Dunn’s devastated family say they were told by police that they believe the Volvo driver was traveling on the wrong side of the road.The driver of the vehicle, named as 42-year-old Anne Sacoolas, is the wife of a U.S. diplomat who may have only been in the country for a short period. Police reported that she was cooperative initially and had no plans to leave the country. But after Dunn’s death, Sacoolas claimed immunity and returned to the U.S. with her family.The case has sparked outrage in the U.K. Harry Dunn and his family have suffered the ultimate irreversible harm, but they seem to have no recourse at all. Under the 1961 Vienna Convention, diplomats and their families are protected from prosecution in their host country, though the principle dates back thousands of years.It has survived so long for good reason. Not all judicial systems were independent or trustworthy. During the Cold War, there was always the danger that a honeytrap might ensnare a diplomat. But a road in Northamptonshire in 2019 is a long way from such dangers. In recent decades, immunity seems to be abused by diplomats more often than correctly invoked. Waivers of diplomatic immunity are, in practice, rare. Some years ago the Daily Telegraph revealed that the Metropolitan Police made 19 applications for such waivers in the five years to 2007 and most were rejected. A French diplomat accused of assault was sent home. Saudi officials escaped having to account for allegations of indecent assault and drug-dealing.Yet this isn’t just a problem of serious crimes and misdemeanors. If you included parking violations and other smaller offences, diplomatic law-breaking would count for a significant waste of time and resources for the London police.As London mayor, Johnson regularly criticized the U.S. ambassador Robert Tuttle for failing to pay the city’s daily 8 pound ($9.90) congestion charge over three years. “I think it’s the Geneva Convention which prevents me from slapping an ‘asbo’ on every single diplomat who fails to pay, I think it’s an unbelievable scandal,” Johnson said at the time, referring to the Anti-Social Behavior Order penalty that was often used back then against London’s young hooligans.On Monday Johnson broke his silence on Dunn, calling on the U.S. embassy to waive immunity and saying he’d raise the issue with the White House personally. He treads a fine line. His predecessor Tony Blair never lived down accusations that he was George W. Bush’s “poodle”; Johnson is struggling to appease Trump’s sensitivities on Iran and Huawei, both areas where the U.K. disagrees with the president.Brexit complicates things. Trump’s promise of a U.S./U.K. trade deal has become a cornerstone of Johnson’s promise that Brexit will be a success. But the Trump impeachment proceedings have been noted in Westminster. Johnson is often compared to the American president; their chumminess will look less advantageous the more trouble Trump finds himself in.Were immunity to be lifted and Sacoolas found to have caused death by dangerous driving, she might not be sent to prison. Sentences of up to 14 years can be handed down if the offender is under the influence of drink or drugs. But the maximum custodial term for death by “careless or inconsiderate driving” is five years and that is reserved “for rare cases when the blame is exceptionally high.” We’re not likely to find out anway.Could there be a better system? The renowned trial lawyer Geoffrey Robertson has argued that countries should either waive immunity or submit to an international court in criminal cases, with judges from the involved nations. “Any country that chooses to protect an embassy official against prosecution must be treated with the contempt it deserves: Its ambassador should be carpeted, any aid budget reviewed and full details of charges and evidence released to the media,” Robertson wrote nearly a decade ago.It’s hard to live up to such ideals when your entire post-Brexit strategy is about keeping one country happy.To contact the author of this story: Therese Raphael at traphael4@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: James Boxell at jboxell@bloomberg.netThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Therese Raphael writes editorials on European politics and economics for Bloomberg Opinion. She was editorial page editor of the Wall Street Journal Europe.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



          

Wanita Kongsi Nasihat Pendakwah Akhirnya Buka ‘Hati’ Remaja Tutup Aurat   

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  Wanita merupakan insan istimewa ciptaan Allah. Kehadiran mereka merupakan satu penyeri serta pelengkap hidup bagi seorang lelaki. Sejajar dengan itu, kewajipan menutup aurat adalah satu perkara yang perlu diterapkan oleh golongan ini. Seorang pengguna Facebook, Syarifah Furaiha berkongsi tentang pengalamannya sebelum berhijrah dan nasihat […]
          

Begini Niat, Doa, dan Tata Cara Salat Istisqa   

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Solopos.com, SOLO – Kemarau panjang membuat persediaan air untuk minum dan pengairan lahan berkurang. Saat kemarau panjang, umat Islam disarankan berdoa meminta hujan kepada Allah dengan salat istisqa. Istisqa secara bahasa artinya meminta siraman berupa air minum atau air hujan. Sedangkan secara istilah syariat berarti permintaan hujan oleh seorang hamba kepada Allah. Salat istisqa disyariatkan […]

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Trump’s Syria decision reflects his stunning ignorance of the situation   

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It is a gift to Russia, Iran — and the Islamic State.
          

Is Israel facing the biggest conflict since Yom Kippur War?   

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Opinion: Israel's next war will be the inevitable fight against Iran and its regional proxies, with thousands of rockets bombarding us from Gaza, Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon; that war will shake us like we haven't been shaken since October 6, 1973
          

Iran, aereo cargo si schianta a Teheran: almeno 15 morti - VIDEO   

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Un aereo Boeing 707 si è schiantato nell'aeroporto di Karaj, non lontano da Teheran. Il velivolo cargo era partito da Bishkek, in Kirghizistan. L'aereo avrebbe preso fuoco dopo lo schianto e, stando alle immagini diffuse sui social, sarebbe completamente carbonizzato. Solo un membro dell'equipaggio è sopravvissuto, i morti sono almeno 15. Il velivolo ha terminato la propria corsa contro alcuni palazzi residenziali prima di incendiarsi. Stando quanto emerso, il pilota del Boeing 707 cargo è atterrato nell'aeroporto sbagliato ed ha perso il controllo del velivolo sfondando il muro di cinta dello scalo. L'aereo era partito era diretto all'aeroporto di Payam, una città a sudovest di Karaj, circa 35 km da Teheran.

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Iran, aereo cargo si schianta a Teheran: almeno 15 morti - VIDEO
          

8è Festival Internacional de Fado de Catalunya | 11 - 26 d’oct.   

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8è Festival Internacional de Fado de CatalunyaDe l’11 al 26 d’octubre de 2019
Lleida i Barcelona, Catalunya

La 8a edició del Festival Internacional de Fado de Lleida que organitza la Fundació Orfeó Lleidatà i l’Ajuntament de Lleida, amb la col·laboració especial del Consolat de Portugal a Barcelona, i sota la direcció artística de la cantant lleidatana Carolina Blàvia, tindrà lloc per vuitè any consecutiu a Lleida, i per segona vegada també a Barcelona, de l’11 al 26 d’octubre amb tres concerts al Cafè del Teatre de Lleida, un concert a la sala Harlem Jazz Club de Barcelona, i activitats culturals paral·leles que tindran lloc a l’IES Màrius Torres de Lleida i a la cuina del Supermercat Sunka de Plusfresc.

Enguany l’InterFado, comptarà amb les actuacions de formacions musicals amb una consolidada trajectòria musical dins del fado, vingudes des de d’Holanda, Galícia, Polònia, Portugal i Catalunya.

Inauguració del Festival a Barcelona
L’InterFado consolida la seva presència a Barcelona, i ofereix una proposta per segona vegada a la sala Harlem Jazz Club. En aquesta ocasió serà la formació 3 No Fado, amb músics de Varsòvia, Amsterdam i Barcelona, l’encarregada d’obrir el festival el divendres 18 d’octubre a les 20.00 h.

Concerts al Cafè del Teatre de Lleida
L’eix central del festival seran els concerts al Cafè del Teatre, que s’iniciaran el dissabte 19 d’octubre amb la formació 3 No Fado. El divendres 25 d’octubre, la cantant Cristina Madeira, vinguda des de Lisboa, ens oferirà una proposta de fado més clàssic i tradicional. L’últim concert al Cafè del Teatre tindrà lloc el dissabte 26 d’octubre, amb la formació galega Lusdosul, amb una innovadora interpretació del ‘fado‘ amb textures més pròpies del post-rock o la música electrònica. Tots els concerts començaran a les 22.30 h, tot i que les portes del Cafè del Teatre s’obriran a partir de les 21.00 h per tal de poder degustar productes portuguesos.

Activitats culturals paral·leles
Pel que fa a les activitats paral·leles, destaca com a novetat la realització d’un Taller de collage en clau de fado amb alumnes de l’assignatura de disseny del batxillerat artístic de l’IES Màrius Torres, dirigit per l’artista lleidatana Laura Justribó i que es visualitzarà en una exposició al vestíbul de l’Espai Orfeó i al Cafè del Teatre de l’11 al 31 d’octubre. Aquesta activitat s’emmarca dins de la voluntat del festival d’arribar a nous públics, i específicament al públic més jove.

Una altra activitat paral·lela és la Jam Session dedicada al Fado a l'Espai Orfeó (dins del cicle Espai Jazz), el divendres 11 d'octubre, a les 21h, que comptarà amb músics de primer nivell com Xavier Monge, Jordi Rexach i Genís Bagés, i la col.laboració especial de Carolina Blàvia.

La gastronomia serà l’altra gran protagonista de les activitats, amb un Curs de cuina portuguesa que tindrà lloc el dimecres 23 d’octubre a les 19h al Supermercat Sunka de Plusfresc.

I un any més comptarem amb la mostra gastronòmica abans i durant els concerts del 19, 25 i 26 d’octubre al Cafè del Teatre de Lleida, on podrem gaudir del menjar portuguès més autèntic a càrrec del xef Mateu Blanch del Restaurant Caravista.

Suports i col·laboracions que fan possible el festival
L’InterFado compta amb la col·laboració de Camões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua i de la Mostra Portuguesa.

Té el suport de la Diputació de Lleida i l’Institut d’Estudis Ilerdencs, el Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya, l’Obra Social ‘La Caixa’, Plusfresc, Catalana Occident, Electrica Serosense i Sistemas Digitales Ricoh.

I la col·laboració del Cafè del Teatre, el Centre d’Art La Panera, el Restaurant Caravista i la sala Harlem Jazz Club.

Per entrades i més informació cal consultar la pàgina web www.orfeolleidata.cat
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Jawatan Kosong ERL Maintenance Support Sdn Bhd - Kelayakan SPM/IJAZAH   

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Jawatan Kosong di ERL Maintenance Support Sdn Bhd (E-MAS)Permohonan adalah dipelawa daripada warganegara Malaysia yang berumur tidak kurang daripada 18 tahun ke atas pada tarikh tutup iklan jawatan dan berkelayakan bagi mengisi kekosongan jawatan di E-MAS sebagaimana berikut:-

jawatan kosong pemandu keretapi

MAKLUMAT PERMOHONAN

JAWATAN : 
1. Eksekutif Sumber Manusia
2. Juruteknik
3. Pemandu Keretapi
4. Pembantu Stor

Lihat Juga : Jawatan Kosong Jabatan Keselamatan Jalan Raya Malaysia (JKJR)
Lihat Juga : Jawatan Kosong Terkini di RISDA
Lihat Juga : Jawatan Kosong Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat (JKM)

Untuk memohon lain-lain Jawatan Kosong Terkini (Mohon Disini)

Syarat asas permohonan jawatan

  • Calon hendaklah warganegara malaysia berusia tidak kurang daripada 18 tahun pada tarikh tutup permohonan jawatan.
  • Berkelayakan dan melepasi syarat-syarat pelantikan yang telah ditetapkan bagi setiap jawatan yang hendak dipohon, Sila baca pada lampiran yang kami telah sediakan seperti berikut.


Cara memohon

  • Permohonan jawatan ini hendaklah dibuat SECARA ATAS TALIAN (ONLINE) melalui pautan yang telah disediakan dibawah. Untuk pemohon kali pertama, anda perlu mendaftar akaun baru terlebih dahulu.
  • Sebelum membuat permohonan sila pastikan anda login/register dan mengisi segala maklumat yang diminta dengan lengkap dan tepat.
  • Sila nyatakan jawatan yang dipohon di penjuru kiri sampul surat dan borang yang lengkap diisi hendaklah dikembalikan ke alamat dibawah.
  • Perlu diingatkan, hanya pemohon yang layak sahaja akan dipanggil ke temuduga. Sila lengkapkan dan kemaskini maklumat anda yang telah didaftarkan. Permohonan yang tidak menerima sebarang jawapan selepas 6 bulan dari tarikh iklan ditutup hendaklah menganggap permohonan mereka tidak berjaya.

Tarikh Tutup Permohonan : 31 Disember 2019 (Selasa)

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Jawatan Kosong di PETRONAS - Pelbagai Bidang & Jawatan   

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Jawatan Kosong Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) Permohonan adalah dipelawa daripada warganegara Malaysia berumur 18 tahun ke atas yang berkelayakan bagi mengisi kekosongan jawatan-jawatan berikut di PETRONAS.

jawatan kosong petronas baru

MAKLUMAT PERMOHONAN

JAWATAN : 
1. Pelbagai Bidang & Jawatan (sila rujuk pautan dibawah)

Lihat Juga : Jawatan Kosong Penolong Guru Tabika Perpaduan
Lihat Juga : Jawatan Kosong Guru di seluruh Malaysia
Lihat Juga : Jawatan Kosong Kerani di seluruh Negeri

Untuk memohon lain-lain Jawatan Kosong Terkini (Mohon Disini)

Syarat asas permohonan 

  • Calon hendaklah warganegara Malaysia berusia tidak kurang daripada 18 tahun pada tarikh tutup permohonan jawatan.
  • Berkelayakan dan melepasi syarat-syarat pelantikan yang telah ditetapkan bagi setiap jawatan yang hendak dipohon, Sila baca pada lampiran yang kami telah sediakan seperti berikut.


Cara memohon

  • Permohonan jawatan diatas hendaklah melalui Sistem Permohonan Kerja Atas Talian JobStreet yang telah disediakan. Untuk pemohon kali pertama, anda perlu mendaftar akaun baru terlebih dahulu..
  • Pemohon yang telah mendaftar dan memohon jawatan yang disenaraikan tidak perlu lagi memohon semula sekiranya tempoh permohonan masih sah.
  • Sebelum membuat permohonan sila pastikan anda login/register dan mengisi segala maklumat yang diminta dengan lengkap dan tepat.
  • Perlu diingatkan, hanya pemohon yang layak sahaja akan dipanggil ke temuduga. Sila lengkapkan dan kemaskini maklumat anda yang telah didaftarkan. Permohonan yang tidak menerima sebarang jawapan selepas 6 bulan dari tarikh iklan ditutup hendaklah menganggap permohonan mereka tidak berjaya.


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Jawatan Kosong Terkini Negeri Kedah Darul Aman   

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Permohonan adalah dipelawa daripada warganegara Malaysia (keutamaan kepada rakyat Negeri Kedah) berumur 18 tahun ke atas yang berkelayakan bagi mengisi kekosongan jawatan-jawatan berikut di Negeri Kedah Darul Aman.

KERJA DI KEDAH

MAKLUMAT PERMOHONAN

JAWATAN : 
1. Merchandiser Cum Sales - RM1,100.0 - RM2,000.0 - Mohon Online
2. Machine Operator - RM1,100.0 - RM1,500.0 - Mohon Online
3. QC Inspector - RM1,100.0 - RM1,400.0 - Mohon Online
4. Mechanic cum Foreman - RM1,100.0 - RM1,500.0 - Mohon Online
5. Teller cum Cashier - RM1,200.0 - RM1,400.0 - Mohon Online
6. Customer Service Crew (Chenang) - Mohon Online
7. Customer Service Crew (Alor Star Mall) - Mohon Online
8. Customer Service Crew (Changlun) - Mohon Online
9. Customer Service Crew (Alor Star) - Mohon Online
10. Sales Assistant - RM1,100.0 - RM1,600.0 - Mohon Online
11. Sales Assistant (Jitra) - RM1,100.0 - RM3,000.0 - Mohon Online

2. Pelukis Pelan/Penolong Jurutera JA29
3. Penolong Pegawai Perancang Bandar Dan Desa JA29
4. Penolong Pegawai Tadbir N29
5. Renjer Hutan / Penolong Pemelihara Hutan G29
6. Pembantu Hal Ehwal Islam S19
7. Pembantu Veterinar G19
8. Pembantu Penerbitan N19
9. Penghantar Notis N11
10. Pembantu Operasi N11

Lihat Juga : Jawatan Kosong Lembaga Tabung Haji
Lihat Juga : Jawatan Kosong Terkini Guru Tadika
Lihat Juga : Jawatan Kosong Jabatan Kerja Raya Malaysia (JKR)

Untuk memohon lain-lain Jawatan Kosong Terkini (Mohon Disini)

Syarat asas permohonan 

  • Calon hendaklah warganegara Malaysia berusia tidak kurang daripada 18 tahun pada tarikh tutup permohonan jawatan.
  • Berkelayakan dan melepasi syarat-syarat pelantikan yang telah ditetapkan bagi setiap jawatan yang hendak dipohon, Sila baca pada lampiran yang kami telah sediakan seperti berikut.


Cara memohon

  • Permohonan jawatan diatas hendaklah melalui pautan Mohon Segera yang telah disediakan. Untuk pemohon kali pertama, sila mendaftar akaun Maukerja terlebih dahulu.
  • Calon dikehendaki memuat naik resume yang lengkap (kelayakan akademik, pengalaman kerja, gaji semasa dan gaji yang dipohon, gambar berukuran passport serta salinan sijil-sijil berkaitan) semasa membuat permohonan.
  • Pemohon yang telah mendaftar dan memohon jawatan yang disenaraikan tidak perlu lagi memohon semula sekiranya tempoh permohonan masih sah.
  • Perlu diingatkan, hanya pemohon yang layak sahaja akan dipanggil ke temuduga. Sila lengkapkan dan kemaskini maklumat anda yang telah didaftarkan. Permohonan yang tidak menerima sebarang jawapan selepas 6 bulan dari tarikh iklan ditutup hendaklah menganggap permohonan mereka tidak berjaya.

Tarikh Tutup Permohonan : 26 November 2019 (Selasa)

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