インドネシアで大地震・津波 死者不明2,000人超え

Toll in Indonesia Earthquake, Tsunami Tops 2,000 with Thousands Still Missing
TEHRAN (FNA)- Teams in the earthquake and tsunami-devastated city of Palu, Indonesia, dug through rubble and mud looking for bodies Monday as the death toll rose to 2,002 with thousands more unaccounted for.

Indonesia: Death Toll Rises to 1,571 In One Week

Indonesia Earthquake, Tsunami: Death Toll Rises to over 1,420, +110 Still Missing

Death toll from devastating quake & tsunami in Indonesia hits 832

At least 48 people killed after quake & devastating tsunami ravage Indonesian island
Scores of people have been killed in Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, struck by a 7.7-magnitude quake, which triggered a tsunami that swept through two coastal towns. Dozens of houses have been flattened, burying victims under rubble.

Harrowing images have come from Indonesia, showing the scale of destruction that the Sulawesi quake inflicted on the towns of Palu and Donggala, located close to the epicenter of the quake that wrought havoc on the island on Friday afternoon.

Indonesia’s geophysics agency confirmed Friday’s Sulawesi earthquake triggered a tsunami, AP reports. The statement comes after a video emerged online of a huge tsunami hitting a town in the region.

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US Officials Voice Concern over Missing Saudi Journalist
TEHRAN (FNA)- US President Donald Trump expressed concern about the fate of prominent Saudi journalist and regime critic Jamal Khashoggi, who vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week.
"I am concerned. I don't like hearing about it. Hopefully that will sort itself out," Trump told reporters at the White House, Al-Jazeera reported.

"Right now, nobody knows anything about it. There are some pretty bad stories going around. I do not like it."

Khashoggi, a US resident, has written articles over the past year critical of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. On the eve of his planned marriage to a Turkish woman, he entered the consulate on October 2 and has not been seen since.

Turkish officials have said he was murdered inside the building. Riyadh denies that and claims he left the compound on his own.

US Vice President Mike Pence also waded into the controversy over the disappeared Saudi, saying "the free world deserves answers".

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a thorough and open probe by Saudi Arabia.

"We call on the government of Saudi Arabia to support a thorough investigation of Mr Khashoggi's disappearance and to be transparent about the results of that investigation," Pompeo said in a statement.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Saudi officials must prove that Khashoggi left the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

"We have to get an outcome from this investigation as soon as possible. The consulate officials cannot save themselves by simply saying 'he has left'," Erdogan added.

The 59-year-old contributor to the Washington Post spent last year in the United States in self-imposed exile after he fled Saudi Arabia amid a crackdown on intellectuals and activists who criticised the policies of the crown prince. He was last seen by his fiancee, Hatice Cengiz, entering the consulate to obtain a document needed for their marriage. She and Turkish officials say he never emerged, even though Saudi Arabia insists he left the building.

Turkish authorities have said they believe Khashoggi was most likely killed inside the consulate building and his body later removed from the premises, though they haven't provided any evidence.

The Washington Post also pressured the administration to investigate.

"If Mr Khashoggi was murdered inside the consulate, it will cast the Saudi regime and its de facto ruler - Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman - in a new and disturbing light and require a thorough re-evaluation of US-Saudi relations," the newspaper said in an op-ed.

Khashoggi, 59, has had a long career as a senior journalist in Saudi Arabia and also as an advisor to top officials.

But since the emergence of bin Salman, 33, as the centre of power in the kingdom last year, Khashoggi has been openly critical of the monarchy.

He has assailed the prince's reforms as hollow, accusing him of introducing a new Saudi era of "fear, intimidation, arrests and public shaming".

Killing someone such as Khashoggi - who long had ties to the royal family and the Saudi intelligence apparatus - in a consulate would be a major escalation in the prince's rise.

Ties between Turkey and Saudi Arabia are at a low point over Ankara's support for Qatar last year in its dispute with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations. Turkey sent food to Qatar and deployed troops at its military base there. Saudi Arabia is also annoyed by Ankara's rapprochement with its arch-rival, Iran.

Journalists and activists gathered outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul also demanded information on Khashoggi's fate.

"We demand from the international community to pressure Saudi Arabia and Mohammad bin Salman to tell us exactly what happened," Mohamed Okad, a friend of Khashoggi and founder of Insight into Crisis, a conflict advisory group, stated.

US Senators Warn Saudi Arabia to Pay Price If Journalist Killed
TEHRAN (FNA)- Two senior senators of President Donald Trump's Republican party warned on Monday that the relationship with Riyadh could be imperiled if the stories about Jamal Khashoggi are correct.
Saudi Arabia will pay a "heavy price" if allegations that the kingdom killed a prominent journalist prove true, a senior Republican senator said on Monday, World News reported.
On his Twitter account, Lindsey Graham noted that Riyadh must provide "honest answers", adding that his position is shared by fellow Senators Bob Corker, a Republican, and Ben Cardin, a Democrat.
"We agree if there was any truth to the allegations of wrongdoing by the Saudi government it would be devastating to the US-Saudi relationship and there will be a heavy price to be paid − economically and otherwise," Graham tweeted.
"Our country’s values should be and must be a cornerstone of our foreign policy with foes and allies alike," Graham stressed.
Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, warned in a tweet against governments attacking journalists outside their countries, saying said the US will "respond accordingly" to countries that target journalists as officials investigate the disappearance of Khashoggi.
"I have raised Jamal's disappearance personally with the Saudi ambassador, and while we await more information, know we will respond accordingly to any state that targets journalists abroad," he wrote.
Sens. Rand Paul, Chris Murphy and Christopher Coons, as well as Rep. Gerry Connolly, have all highlighted Khashoggi's case since he was first reported missing last week, with Murphy suggesting the US should reconsider its relationship with Saudi Arabia in light of the missing journalist.
Turkish officials believe Khashoggi, who was a Washington Post contributor and a regular critic of Saudi leadership, was killed while visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. He went missing after visiting the consulate to complete paperwork to marry his fiancee.

Whistle-Blower: Results of Turkey's Investigations into Khashoggi's Death Enough to Overthrow Bin Salman
TEHRAN (FNA)- Saudi whistle-blower Mujtahid, who is believed to be a member of or have a well-connected source in the royal family, underlined that Turkey's investigations into the death of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi would suffice to prove the Al-Saud's crimes and overthrow Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

"It seems that the details that Turkey will announce (in the near future about the fate of Khashoggi) are enough to put an end to the political career of Mohammed bin Salman. It is also likely that an international stance will be formed against Saudi Arabia which is a law-breaking government and bin Salman will be sued by the International Court of Justice (ICJ)," Mujtahid wrote on his twitter page on Tuesday.

He also predicted that final results of Turkey's investigations may dissuade the US administration and Trump from continued support for bin Salman.

Mujtahid said that the Turkish judicial authorities are already in possession of sufficient proof and evidence to prove the Saudi government's role in Khashoggi's death, but they are waiting for completion of the legal and judicial process so that the final report would condemn bin Salman.

Turkish officials said they had concrete evidence missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, with a friend of the prominent writer saying they think he might have been dismembered.

A contributor to The Washington Post, Khashoggi has not been seen since Tuesday last week, when he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, to collect papers for his upcoming wedding.

Saudi officials said he left shortly afterwards but his fiancee, who was waiting outside, said he never came out.

Khashoggi, 59, who was once close to the Saudi royal family and has served as an adviser for senior Saudi officials, left the country last year to live in the US in self-imposed exile, saying he feared retribution for his criticism of Saudi policy in the Yemen war and its crackdown on dissent.

Turan Kislakci, a friend of Khashoggi and the head of the Turkish-Arab Media Association, said that Turkish officials said the journalist has been brutally murdered.

"What was explained to us is this: 'He was killed, make your funeral preparations'," Kislakci said.

"We called a few other places, these are lower officials, but they said: 'We have evidence he was killed in a barbaric way, we will announce it tomorrow or the day after'."

Kislakci also alleged, based on conversations with officials he did not name, that Khashoggi was made to "faint", then was dismembered.


※ Ragıp Soylu認証済みアカウント @ragipsoylu氏の2018/10/9のツイート
New details from another @sabah report on Jamal Khashoggi investigation.
The tale of two Saudi jets which visited Istanbul in the day of disappearance, involving Dubai and Egypt

※ Ragıp Soylu認証済みアカウント @ragipsoylu氏の2018/10/9のツイート
Same @sabah report also says Turkish police is investigating another possibility, that Khashoggi was abducted alive in a black Vito.
The scenario is that Saudi intelligence was aided by another intel organisation

This is also very convenient: Saudi officials put Turkish employees on leave in the day of Khashoggi’s disappearance

To underline another detail in the story, Saudis with diplomatic passports arrived in Istanbul and booked hotel rooms for 4 days. But they didn’t stay, they checked in on October 2 and left the country in the same day

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どう太れば見苦しくないか デブ老人の研究

2018/10/6、ラスベガスでConor McGregor を負かした Khabib Nurmagomedovの父親です。目の辺りは似ています。



While the debate over France’s controversial burkini ban continues, Twitter users have pointed out a more serious problem on the country’s beaches, which comes in the form of “fat pasty guys” wearing Speedos.


次はシリアです。右側に座っているのがシリアの国家安全保障局長 Major General Ali Mamlouk大将 腹が出ていても肩幅があれば、それは恰幅がよいとの印象につながります。そして、足、特に太ももの太さがポイントです。






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‘We bombed you to save you’ – NATO head Stoltenberg speaks about 1999 bombings on visit to Serbia




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‘We bombed you to save you’ – NATO head Stoltenberg speaks about 1999 bombings on visit to Serbia
Although many people in Serbia hold “painful” memories of NATO’s 1999 bombing of their country, it was, in fact, done precisely to protect them from their own government, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in Belgrade.

He was answering questions about the bombing and about the NATO campaign against the government of the former Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic, during a meeting with the students of Belgrade University.

“I stressed that we did this to protect civilians and to stop the Milosevic regime,” Stoltenberg said, as quoted by the local media, claiming locals have painful memories of the events.

So NATO wants the alliance and Belgrade to “look into the future.” Stoltenberg also boasted of an “excellent relationship” between NATO and Serbia, adding that the military bloc “respects” Belgrade’s decision not to join the alliance. Still, he maintained that NATO wants to be Serbia’s “partner.”

He also said that NATO supports “dialogue” between Serbia and its breakaway region-turned-self-proclaimed state Kosovo, not only diplomatically but also “in the form of KFOR” – the NATO-led international peacekeeping force deployed to Kosovo.

His words came about a week after a brief escalation of tensions between Belgrade and Pristina sparked by the visit of Kosovo’s leader to a northern part of the breakaway region, which is populated by Serbs who refuse to recognize Pristina’s authority. The KFOR stayed conspicuously inactive during the incident, according to some reports while others suggested that the NATO-led force had even accompanied the Kosovo representative on that trip.

In March 1999, NATO launched airstrikes in what was then Yugoslavia, without the backing of the UN Security Council, after it accused Belgrade of “excessive and disproportionate use of force” in a conflict with insurgent Muslim ethnic Albanians in the region of Kosovo, which unilaterally declared independence nine years later, in 2008.

During the bombings, NATO dropped “between 10 and 15 tons of depleted uranium, which caused a major environmental disaster” and prompted Serbians to sue NATO over its actions, linking them to a rise in cancer-related illnesses across the region.

"In Serbia, 33,000 people fall sick because of this every year. That is one child every day," a member of the international legal team that was preparing the lawsuit told RT in 2017. Back in 2015, Stoltenberg himself expressed "regret" for the civilian casualties of NATO's 1999 bombing.
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Google+ shutting down after data breach which was never revealed to users

Google+ shutting down after data breach which was never revealed to users
Google is closing the Google+ social network after an error exposed the private data of hundreds of thousands of users last spring, in an incident which the company never disclosed to those affected.

Google put the “final nail in the coffin” of the Google+ product by shutting down “all consumer functionality,” the Wall Street Journal reported citing an internal memo.

The project launched in 2011 as an alternative to other social networks ended up being a huge failure for the company. The breach happened after a software glitch in the site gave outside developers potential access to private profile data including names, email addresses, birth dates, genders, occupations and more.

The memo viewed by the Journal said that disclosing the incident publicly would possibly trigger “immediate regulatory interest” and do damage to the company’s reputation. Reporting the incident would result “in us coming into the spotlight alongside or even instead of Facebook despite having stayed under the radar throughout the Cambridge Analytica scandal,” it warned.

The Journal reported that the Google+ breach exposed Google’s “concerted efforts to avoid public scrutiny of how it handles user information” at a time when regulators and the public are trying to do more to hold tech companies to account.

Google goes “beyond legal requirements” and applies “several criteria focused on our users” when deciding whether to provide notice, a spokesperson said in a statement. The company said it had considered whether or not it could accurately identify which users to inform, whether there was any evidence of misuse and whether there were any actions a developer or user could take in response. “None of these thresholds were met here,” the spokesperson said.

READ MORE: Breaking up Facebook & Google? RT’s Keiser Report looks at the best way to disband the monopolies

The leaked memo says that while there is no evidence that outside developers misused any data, there is still no way to know for sure.

As part of a slew of new security measures, Google is expected to clamp down on the amount of data it provides to outside developers through application programming interfaces (APIs), sources told the Journal.

As part of an audit of APIs, Google also discovered that Google+ had also been permitting developers to obtain data from users who never wanted it to be shared publicly − but a bug in the API meant they could collect data even if it was explicitly marked non-public through Google’s privacy settings.

New European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules which went into effect in May would have required Google to disclose the information to regulators within 72 hours under threat of penalty, but the Google+ leak was discovered in March, before the GDPR regulations came in and therefore was not covered by the European rules, according to Al Saikali, a lawyer who spoke to the Journal.

Saikali said it was possible that Google could face class action lawsuits over its decision not to disclose the breach. “The story here that the plaintiffs will tell is that Google knew something here and hid it. That by itself is enough to make the lawyers salivate,” he said.
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'They all take Saudi money': Suspected murder of WaPo columnist by Saudi Arabia ignored by UK press
WikiLeaks has hit out at UK newspapers which have been curiously circumspect about the alleged murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Turkey last week.

The whistleblower organization tweeted that no British newspaper had led their Monday front pages with news about Khashoggi’s suspected murder despite the fact that news agencies like the Associated Press and Reuters were all reporting on the story − and suggested that the lack of interest from the UK papers was due to the fact that they “all take Saudi money”.

Fears have been growing over the fate of the missing Saudi dissident journalist who writes opinion columns for the Washington Post. Khashoggi was last seen visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last Tuesday and Turkish officials have claimed that initial investigations indicate he was murdered while inside the building.

WikiLeaks also pointed out that the incident has so far prompted no reaction from US President Donald Trump or Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Khashoggi had been intending to obtain a document to certify that he had divorced his ex-wife in order to be able to marry his Turkish fiancée, Hatice Cengiz, who reportedly waited outside the building for 11 hours when he did not return. Turkish officials believe that the journalist was killed inside the building and later removed by a 15-person Saudi team that arrived at the consulate on Tuesday and returned to Riyadh the same day.

Saudi Arabia has denied the accusation and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he still remains “positive” about the investigation.

WikiLeaks weren’t the only ones taking note of how British media have been covering the story in a surprisingly calm and low-key manner, however. Some on Twitter made comparisons to how the UK papers had covered the recent alleged murder of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, who turned out to be alive and playing an elaborate trick on the media.

Others suggested that the British media was probably too busy trying to find a way to blame Putin for the murder or seeking out the next alleged victim of a Russian “Novichok attack” to look into the Khashoggi story.

Some pointed out that the Saudis are the “international untouchables” due to their close relationships with the US and UK governments. While the Guardian did run a column about Khashoggi on its front page, some Twitter users noted that it seemed like the newspaper was trying to downplay the story by not making it the main focus.

In 2016, Reporters Without Borders published information detailing how Saudi Arabia “manipulates foreign media outlets” in order to “project a positive image of the kingdom internationally”. RSF wrote that a series of cables between Saudi embassies and the Saudi foreign ministry (made public by WikiLeaks) revealed that “extraordinary initiatives” were considered by Riyadh in an attempt to rehabilitate its international image.

The organization wrote that Saudi Arabia “channels funds to media organizations all over the world” including the UK − and that the funding usually takes the form of outright donations or the buying up of thousands of subscriptions, as was the case when a struggling Lebanese TV network adopted a pro-Saudi editorial policy after taking a $2 million bailout from Riyadh.

In another incident, the London-based Financial Times was forced to withdraw its Saudi correspondent and close its Riyadh bureau after the government accused the paper of publishing “lies” about the country. In 2017, Saudi investor Sultan Muhammad Abuljadayel bought a 30 percent stake in the Independent newspaper, which also prompted concern that the paper would not be truly independent anymore.

Murder at consulate? Turks say dissident journalist killed at Saudi diplo building
Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist with dissident progressive views, was last seen as he entered the Istanbul consulate of the country he had fled. As a diplomatic scandal looms, Turkish police say it was murder.

On Tuesday, Khashoggi went into the consulate for a quick in and out to get a document certifying his divorce. His Turkish fiancé waited for 11 hours outside, unable to reach him as he surrendered his phone, a requirement in many diplomatic missions in the region. He told her that if he didn’t return, she should get in touch with an adviser to the Turkish president.

Now Turkish authorities say evidence shows he never left the building and suggest he was murdered there, with officials telling Reuters that “the murder was premeditated and the body was subsequently moved out of the consulate.”

What’s more, Turkish police believe the hit on the troublesome dissident was carried out by a team of assassins “especially sent to Istanbul and who left the same day,” an unnamed government source told AFP on Saturday.

The source also said the investigation found that the assassins may have entered the country hidden among a group of 15 Saudis, including officials, who touched down in Istanbul aboard two flights on Tuesday. They are also believed to have been present in the consulate at the time of Khashoggi’s visit.

Vowing that Turkish police would solve the case, Yasin Aktay, the deputy chairman of Turkey’s ruling AK Party, told CNN Turk on Sunday that Khashoggi’s request for the documents were to be obtained “in normal ways.”

The Saudis have been quick to dismiss any sort of foul play in regards to Khashoggi. During an interview with Bloomberg on Wednesday, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman offered Turkish authorities the opportunity to search the premises for the missing dissident, insisting that the Saudis “have nothing to hide.”

On Friday, bin Salman confirmed to the press that Khashoggi’s visit was indeed a quick in and out, saying his understanding was that the journalist left the consulate within an hour of first entering.

He added that the foreign ministry was also working to “see exactly what happened at that time.”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday he was personally following the case and that investigators are looking at all camera records and monitoring airports. He also said he is hopeful for a positive outcome to the matter.

So is Khashoggi’s fiancé. Hatice Cengiz took to Twitter to say that she “did not believe he has been killed” and was waiting for official confirmation.

Since fleeing his native Saudi Arabia in 2017 amid a clampdown on opposing views to the Saudi regime, Khashoggi later took up a position as columnist at the Washington Post. His pieces regularly took aim at the Saudis’ ongoing conduct in the Yemen civil war and the policies of bin Salman.

Turkey Summons Saudi Envoy over Disappearance of Commentator
TEHRAN (FNA)- A journalist has not been seen for over 48 hours since Tuesday when he reportedly entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The Saudi ambassador to Turkey has been summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry over the incident.

According to Jamal Khashoggi's fiancée, he had entered the consulate to get the necessary documents for a marriage licence, but never returned, Sputnik reported.

A spokesman for Turkey's president has said that the journalist remained inside the building, while Saudi officials insisted that he had left the diplomatic facility.

Khashoggi is a contributor to the Washington Post and the former general manager and editor-in-chief of Al Arab News Channel.

Saudis Insist Vanished Dissident Left Its Turkey Consulate, Ankara Says He Is Still Inside
TEHRAN (FNA)- Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul insisted on Thursday that a missing Saudi dissident had left its premises before disappearing - directly contradicting comments by Turkish officials who say they believe he's still inside.

The comments further deepen the mystery surrounding what happened to Jamal Khashoggi, who had been living in a self-imposed exile in the United States while writing columns critical of the kingdom and its policies under Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Al-Jazeera reported.

Khashoggi's disappearance also threatened to further deteriorate relations between Turkey and Saudi Arabia, which are on opposite sides of an ongoing four-nation boycott of Qatar and other regional crises.

In a statement carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, the consulate did not challenge that Khashoggi, 59, disappeared while on a visit to the diplomatic post.

"The consulate confirmed that it is carrying out follow-up procedures and coordination with the Turkish local authorities to uncover the circumstances of the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi after he left the consulate building," it said without elaborating.

The statement comes after a Spokesman for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters Wednesday night that authorities believed the journalist was still there.

"According to the information we have, this person who is a Saudi citizen is still at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul," Ibrahim Kalin said, adding that "we don't have information to the contrary".

On Tuesday, Khashoggi entered the consulate to get paperwork he needed in order to be married next week, said his fiancée Hatice, who gave only her first name for fear of retribution.

He gave her his mobile phones for safekeeping, a common occurence as many embassies routinely require that phones be left outside as a security precaution.

Hours later, Khashoggi hadn't emerged and Hatice recounted how she called his friends in a panic.

"I don't know what has happened to him. I can't even guess how such a thing can happen to him," she told The Associated Press, adding that "there is no law or lawsuit against him. He is not a suspect, he has not been convicted. There is nothing against him. He is just a man whose country doesn't like his writings or his opinions".

The Washington Post, which Khashoggi writes for, said it was "extremely concerned" about him.

"We have reached out to anyone we think might be able to help locate him and assure his safety, including US, Turkish and Saudi officials," editorial page editor Fred Hiatt said in a statement.

Khashoggi has written regular columns in the Washington Post criticising Saudi Arabia's policies towards Qatar and Canada, the war in Yemen, and a crackdown on dissent and the media and activists that has seen dozens detained.

"I have left my home, my family and my job, and I am raising my voice," he wrote in September 2017, noting that "to do otherwise would betray those who languish in prison. I can speak when so many cannot".

Ali Shihabi, head of the Arabia Foundation in Washington, which regularly supports Saudi policy, expressed concern on Twitter about the reports.

"Jamal and I have not seen eye to eye on many issues but having him go missing like this is awful," he stressed.

Khashoggi is a longtime Saudi journalist, foreign correspondent, editor and columnist whose work has been controversial in the past in the ultraconservative kingdom. He went into a self-imposed exile in the US following the ascension of Prince Mohammad, now next in line to the throne of his father, 82-year-old King Salman.

Khashoggi was known for his interviews and travels with Osama bin Laden between 1987 and 1995, including in Afghanistan, where he wrote about the battle against the Soviet occupation. In the early 1990s, he tried to persuade bin Laden to reconcile with the Saudi royal family and return home from his base in Sudan, but the al-Qaeda leader refused.
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Explosion at ammunitions depot prompts evacuations in Ukraine
Up to three blasts per second rocked a local munitions depot near the city of Chernigov in northern Ukraine. Some 10,000 people were evacuated from the area, which was put on lockdown for air and land travel.

The first reports of explosions at the arsenal in the town of Ichnia came in the depths of the night, at 3.30 am, the Ukraine’s General Staff reported. The scale of the explosion and the territory it has affected is unclear at the moment. An emergency response headquarters has been set up.

Some 10,000 people have been evacuated, Ukraine’s state emergency service has reported. Airspace within 20 km (12 mi) from the depot has been closed. Rail and road traffic have been temporarily put on lockdown. 220 emergency staffers and 60 technical units have been dispatched to the scene.

No one was injured in the incident and material damage is being evaluated, Ukraine’s General Staff said.

The powerful blasts smashed doors and windows in nearby areas, according to locals’ comments on social media. People have been posting images of the night sky lit up by the apparent explosions.

In one social media video, loud bangs can be heard in the background, as fire can be seen raging at the depot.

The military has already deployed a firefighting tank to battle the blaze and is to send four more to the scene. Emergency service crews, national police and the National Guard have all been alerted.

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南相馬市立総合病院2017/2010年度比 成人の甲状腺がん29倍

※ 畑 理枝 @rie_hata氏の20:11 - 2018年10月8日のツイート

※ 日本が良い国になりますように @Hitundweg氏の2018/10/9のツイート
返信先: @rie_hataさん

※ バイク乗りJiJiy @kira30564氏の2018/10/9のツイート


2010年12か月平均人口 70,703人、2017年12か月平均人口 55,689人

南相馬市は ぬまゆのブログ、#福島復興不倫、東京大学医科学研究所研究員の坪倉正治氏で知られる。
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Syrian Sources: More Russian Forces Deployed Near US-Backed Militia in Deir Ezzur

Syrian Sources: More Russian Forces Deployed Near US-Backed Militia in Deir Ezzur
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian Army has deployed more troops in Southeastern Deir Ezzur near regions that are controlled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) amid intensifying tensions between Moscow and Washington, a Syrian state paper reported on Monday.

Syria's state-run al-Watan daily reported that the Russian military stationed more troops in the town of al-Mayadeen and in the small town of Mahkan in Southeastern Deir Ezzur.

In the meantime, militant-affiliated sources said that a large volume of Russian army equipment has been sent to al-Mayadeen and Mahkan and Russian soldiers have deployed in different positions near SDF's strongholds.

Also, al-Watan said that deployment of more Russian troops in Deir Ezzur came after tensions between Moscow and Washington over the Deir Ezzur region went high.

Russia has on many occasions criticized occupation of oil and gas fields in Deir Ezzur by the US and its militant allies and called several times for expulsion of the occupiers from the Eastern Banks of the Euphrates River, it added.

Militants' media outlets claimed on Saturday that a military convoy of tens of Russian forces and military vehicles was dispatched to Albu Kamal region in Southeastern Deir Ezzur as the Syrian army continues cleansing operations against the ISIL in the region.

The Arabic-language al-Baladi news channel affiliated to the militants in Syria reported on Saturday that the Russian forces were deployed in regions near the SDF and US forces' positions in Southeastern Deir Ezzur.

It added that the Russian forces were for the first time deployed in the region after the Syrian army regained control of the Western banks of the Euphrates river.

Meantime, the Syrian army troops started military operations against the ISIL in Badiyeh (desert areas) of Deir Ezzur.

The Syrian army had earlier reinvigorated its positions in al-Sayal region in Southeastern Deir Ezzur near Albu Kamal after sending military convoys.
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イラク議会 Barham Salihを大統領に選出

大統領Barham SalihがAdil Abdul-Mahdiを首相に指名

On Tuesday, Iraqi parliament elected the Kurdish politician Barham Salih as the new president of the country. As a veteran Kurdish politician from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) political party, Barham Salih was running against his sole challenger from the Kurdistan Democratic Party's (KDP), Fuad Hussein, who withdrew from the second round of the vote after witnessing his 90 votes compared to Salih’s 165 in the first round.

Hundreds of Iraqis protest US interferece in domestic affairs
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 A.M.) – Hundreds of Iraqis, outraged by the ongoing American presence in their country, gathered in Baghdad’s Firdos Square on Friday to demand an end to the interference.

Since a new Iraqi parliament is set to meet next week to elect a speaker and start forming a government, the protesters called on Washington to not interfere in the process.

Protesters also added that their fellows Iraqis were remaining silent on this ‘criminal act’ which ‘sends them to hell.’

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi underlined that Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's decision to remove his national security advisor and head of the country's Hashd al-Shaabi (popular forces) Falih al-Fayyadh is an internal affair, and has nothing to do with Tehran.

"This is an internal Iraqi issue and we do not interfere in it," Qassemi said on Saturday.

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman reiterated that for Iran as a neighbor, a safe, unified, and advanced Iraq has priority over everything else.

Al-Fayyadh was removed from office on Friday, with al-Abadi's office stating that the decision had been take due to al-Fayyad's involvement in political and partisan work.

The decision has largely been attributed to the country’s ongoing efforts to form a new government following parliamentary elections in May.

Senior cleric Muqtada Sadr's Sairoon bloc came first in the polls, while the Fatah (Conquest) Alliance led by Hadi al-Amiri, and Prime Minister Abadi's Nasr finished second and third.

Before Abadi’s decision, reports surfaced alleging that al-Fayyadh was working with other heavyweight political groupings to establish the largest parliamentary bloc with expected influence in the make-up of the next government.

Abadi’s office said al-Fayyadh’s alleged involvement in government formation talks would undermine the performance of the country’s security apparatus.

As an apparent answer to the prime minister’s move, a number of Nasr’s leaders have made al-Fayyadh their candidate for upcoming elections to choose prime minister.

この方ですね。Hashd al-Shaabi (popular forces)を率いていました。米軍やサウジが対テロ作戦に参加させるなとアバディに申し入れる程の大きな成果を上げています。次期首相の可能性が浮上です。

Iraqis Rally to Vent Anger at US over Interference
TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of Iraqi protesters took to the streets of the capital, Baghdad, to vent their anger at the US meddling in the Arab country's domestic affairs.

Demonstrators gathered in central Baghdad on Friday carrying banners and chanting slogans in condemnation of Washington's interference in Iraq's internal issues amid political uncertainty over the makeup of a new government, presstv reported.

Protester Sheikh Kazem Faihan called on the Iraqi nation to be united against "the enemy and its stark intervention in our matter", adding that "it’s a Zionist US enemy trying to intervene in our local matter so, oh, Iraqi people how can you be silent about this criminal act?"

Sadek Mahdawi, another participant in Friday's rally, stressed that the Iraqi people have to choose their own government.

"Our demand is [for them] not to interfere in Iraqi matters, this is first. Second, we are electing a counsel to be in charge of forming a new council with no foreign intervention from the US or anyone else," he said.

"They (the Americans) are not the world’s only power. We are people with a deep rooted civilization and our history was formed before US history even started. We invented the real civilization and the first handwriting and we're supposed to be able to elect our own government," Mahdawi stated.

The US, backed by the UK, invaded Iraq in 2003 under the pretext that the former regime of Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction. No such weapons, however, were ever found in the country.

More than one million Iraqis were killed as a result of the US-led invasion and the subsequent occupation of the country, according to the California-based investigative organization Project Censored.

The invasion plunged Iraq into chaos and led to the rise of terrorist groups.

The US and a coalition of its allies further launched a military campaign against purported Daesh targets in Iraq in 2014, but their operations in many instances have led to civilian deaths.

Last December, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared the end of the anti-Daesh campaign in Iraq. The group’s remnants, though, still keep staging sporadic attacks across the country.

Iraq's parliamentary elections were held on May 12 and predominately Shia blocs won most seats at the legislature. However, political parties are still embroiled in negotiations over forming the largest bloc at the parliament.

Last month, US-led coalition Spokesman Colonel Sean Ryan announced that the alliance would remain in Iraq despite the defeat of Daesh, stressing that “we’ll keep troops there as long as we think they’re needed".

The announcement raised objections among Iraqi politicians.

Iraq blocks Russian warplane from using its airspace
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – The Russian Aerospace Forces were redirected from Iraq’s airspace on Friday and forced to reroute over Iran, air traffic observers reported this afternoon.

According to the reports, a Russian Tu-154M was traveling from Moscow to the Syrian coastal province of Latakia, when the Iraqi government made the decision to block the warplane’s flight over their airspace.

No reason was cited by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense for blocking this Russian warplane.

The Russian warplane is reportedly making another attempt to fly across Iraq in order to reach the Latakia Governorate in western Syria.

Syria and Iraq have an agreement to allow their air forces to use one another’s airspace while attacking the Islamic State (ISIS); however, the Russian jet is likely transporting troops to the Hmeymim Airbase in Jableh, which begs the question as to why were they prohibited from using the Iraqi airspace.
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