Italian police seize £900m of ‘Isis drug’ fenethylline en route from Syria

Police in Italy have seized more than 84m fenethylline tablets, weighing 14 tonnes, at the port of Salerno, in what they say is the biggest seizure of amphetamines in the world. Fenethylline is known by some as the ‘Isis drug’ after investigations found it was used by Islamic State fighters during battles and sold by … Read more Italian police seize £900m of ‘Isis drug’ fenethylline en route from Syria

Italian police seize record haul of amphetamine drugs worth €1bn

Italian police have seized some 14 tonnes of amphetamine Captagon pills from Syria worth around €1 billion Euros in what they described as one of the world’s largest single hauls of the drug. Investigators said they have impounded three containers full of paper cylinders for industrial use at the southern Italian port of Salerno, with … Read more Italian police seize record haul of amphetamine drugs worth €1bn

Pompeo Urges UN Security Council to Extend Iran Arms Embargo

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo urged the United Nations Security Council to work together to extend an expiring arms embargo on Iran, warning Tehran would quickly become a greater threat to the region if allowed to do so. “This Chamber has a choice: Stand for international peace and security, as the United Nations’ founders … Read more Pompeo Urges UN Security Council to Extend Iran Arms Embargo

“This moment of emerging hope comes at the time of an unprecedented global pandemic”- Lyons (UNAMA)

Briefing by Deborah Lyons, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, on the situation in Afghanistan during the Security Council Open VTC. Deborah Lyons, Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, United Nations: “The recent 12 May attack against a maternity ward in western Kabul was particularly outrageous and … Read more “This moment of emerging hope comes at the time of an unprecedented global pandemic”- Lyons (UNAMA)

French jihadist goes on trial over IS group executions in Syria

Prominent French jihadist Tyler Vilus went on trial Thursday on terror charges amid accusations that he oversaw executions in Syria as a senior figure in the Islamic State group. FRANCE 24 spoke to sociologist Farhad Khosrokhavar about the significance of the Paris trial. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all … Read more French jihadist goes on trial over IS group executions in Syria

Trial of first French jihadi accused of crimes in Syria begins

France has commenced its trial of the former Islamic State group fighter Tyler Vilus for crimes committed in Syria, where he settled in 2013. As FRANCE 24 senior reporter Catherine Norris-Trent explains, the French citizen rose through the ranks to become influential among the foreign jihadi community. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 … Read more Trial of first French jihadi accused of crimes in Syria begins

Can education gap be bridged worldwide? | Inside Story

Girls, immigrants, ethnic minorities and the disabled – just some of the world’s children at risk of not getting any education. The United Nations says poverty and discrimination continue to prevent huge numbers from going to school. The total was around two hundred and sixty million children two years ago. And that figure will be … Read more Can education gap be bridged worldwide? | Inside Story

Why have southern Yemen separatists seized Socotra? | Inside Story

The latest flashpoint in Yemen’s five year civil war is a remote island in the Arabian sea. Socotra is sometimes compared to the famous Galapagos islands in the Pacific. The plants and animals on the World Heritage Site are found nowhere else on earth. Now they are in a war zone. The Southern Transitional Council … Read more Why have southern Yemen separatists seized Socotra? | Inside Story

France brings home 10 jihadists’ children from Syrian camp

The French government said Monday it had repatriated 10 French children of suspected jihadist fighters from a refugee camp in Syria overnight. Thousands of children of foreign-born fighters have been living in camps in north-eastern Syria since the Islamic State group was ousted in March 2019. A total of 28 children have now been repatriated … Read more France brings home 10 jihadists’ children from Syrian camp

Darfur militia leader appears before ICC

In tonight’s edition: Former Sudanese commander Ali Kushayb  charged with over 50 crimes against humanity appears before the ICC. The war crimes suspect says charges against him are ‘untrue’. Dozens are killed in new attacks in Northeast Nigeria. The violence is the latest in a spike of violence from teh Islamic State West Africa Province … Read more Darfur militia leader appears before ICC

Twin jihadist killings hit northeastern Nigeria, dozens killed

AFP reports jihadists linked to the Islamic State group have killed dozens of people in two separate attacks in northeastern Nigeria. Fighters reportedly gunned down 38 people in a raid on Saturday and set a truck ablaze killing an unknown number of passengers in Goni Usmanti village. A second attack also happened on Saturday in … Read more Twin jihadist killings hit northeastern Nigeria, dozens killed

Stolen Banksy Honoring Bataclan Victims Found in Italy

Police in Italy have recovered a stolen Banksy mural that paid tribute to the victims of the 2015 terror attacks at the Bataclan music hall in Paris. The prosecutors said the work was found on Wednesday whilst searching a home in the countryside, near the Adriatic coast in the Abruzzo region’s Teramo province. No arrests … Read more Stolen Banksy Honoring Bataclan Victims Found in Italy