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#TaGueuleBoutin. The Islamic State's Saudi Chess Match. The Independent sur Twitter : "Isis claims it could buy its first nuclear weapon from Pakistan within 12 months... Ireland gay marriage referendum results: vote-counting begins - live | Global. Lisa O'Carroll The Irish are used to referendums. There have been 35 since 1937, when the Irish voted by plebiscite on the draft constitution that established the Republic of Ireland. However, the resounding Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum is a major milestone, because it is a measure of how much the country has freed itself from the teachings of the Catholic church.

Most of the referendums in Ireland have not been about social issues but drier, more straightforward questions. But it is the referendums in the 1980s that put a mirror up to Irish society and culture. Unmarried couples opting for cohabitation were still frowned upon outside certain parts of Dublin and a series of referendums confirmed the worst for those who had campaigned for abortion, divorce and contraception for all. Abortion is still illegal and divorce was only legalised following a second referendum in 1995. Jakarta embassy no priority for Vanuatu. Vanuatu's prime minister has downplayed the suggestion made by the foreign minister that it was poised to open an embassy in Indonesia. Joe Natuman says there is no such policy direction at present as his government has more pressing issues to attend to right now. The statement follows reports from Jakarta that the visiting foreign minister, Sato Kilman, indicated that Vanuatu wanted to open a mission as soon as possible to strengthen co-operation between the two countries.

Vanuatu Prime Minister Joe Natuman Photo: RNZ / Kim Baker Wilson But Mr Natuman says given Vanuatu's firm position on West Papua and its stance against alleged human rights abuses there, Vanuatu will need to weigh up all sides before taking its diplomatic relations with Indonesia to the next level. Melanesian countries will consider a bid from West Papua to join the Melanesian Spearhead Group, when it meets in July. She last visited Fiji three months ago as part of a regional tour. Related Vanuatu to open embassy in Jakarta. WikiLeaks aujourd’hui. Le Monde.fr | • Mis à jour le | Par Yves Eudes Le 16 avril dernier, WikiLeaks a publié sur son site Internet les documents dérobés à la société Sony Pictures en 2014 par des pirates informatiques restés anonymes.

Pour l’essentiel, ces textes avaient déjà été divulgués sur divers sites Internet et commentés par les médias du monde entier. Mais pour WikiLeaks ce n’était pas suffisant. Fidèle à ses principes fondateurs, l’organisation a mis en ligne les documents bruts en version intégrale, afin que le grand public puisse les consulter directement, en court-circuitant le filtre médiatique. Cinq ans après la publication des documents militaires et diplomatiques américains, qui la rendit célèbre dans le monde entier, WikiLeaks continue à agir.

Demande d’extradition Julian Assange, le chef de WikiLeaks, n’est pas aussi actif qu’il le souhaiterait. Malgré tout, Julian Assange continue à travailler, et à recevoir des visiteurs du monde entier. WikiLeaks n’est pas seule au monde, loin de là. Charles Lister sur Twitter : "#ISIS has begun issuing ID cards & distributing them to members. #Syria #Iraq... Iraq: new briefing on Yezidi women and girls kidnapped and turned into sex slaves by Islamic State. Iraq: new briefing on Yezidi women and girls kidnapped and turned into sex slaves by Islamic State ‘Many of those held as sexual slaves are children - girls aged 14, 15 or even younger’ - Donatella Rovera Torture, including rape and other forms of sexual violence, suffered by women and girls from Iraq’s Yezidi minority who were abducted by the Islamic State armed group, highlights the savagery of life in areas controlled by the group, said Amnesty International in a new briefing today (23 December).

Amnesty’s 18-page briefing - Escape from hell: torture and sexual slavery in Islamic State captivity - provides an insight into the horrifying abuse suffered by hundreds (possibly thousands) of Yezidi women and girls who have been forcibly married, “sold” or given as “gifts” to Islamic State fighters or their supporters. Often, captives were forced to convert to Islam. Suicide attempts to escape the trauma One girl “sold” to a man who raped her Donatella Rovera added: Downloads. Kenneth Roth sur Twitter : "ISIS targets families of police in Iraq village, killing 7 children, 6 women, 2 elderly men. Peter R. Neumann sur Twitter : "Another Cabinet position you're unlikely to find in many other countries... @Charles_Lister...

Max Abrahms sur Twitter : "Islamic State posts kill list with purported addresses of U.S. military personnel... Anne Lavigne sur Twitter : "@econoclaste Allez, dites nous tout... Ce qui vous gêne, c'est "pauvre" ou c'est "abrutit" ?"... How the White House plans to stop ISIS from tweeting.

The White House wants to stop terrorists from tweeting. As part of its plan to counter violent extremism throughout the world, the Obama administration is looking to blunt the impact that groups like the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have on social media. Working with foreign nations and private companies, the administration will launch campaigns to counter terrorist groups’ online propaganda, which have become a critical tool in their arsenal to spread their message and horrify people around the globe. “The U.S. government, in partnership with foreign governments, civil society, and the private sector, is working to weaken the legitimacy and resonance of violent extremist messaging and narratives, including through social media,” the White House said in a fact sheet on Wednesday.

<A HREF=" Social media websites have come under some pressure to do more to block those groups. Lawyers for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran hold on to signs of hope. Lawyers for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran say they have new indications their last-ditch legal appeal is moving forward, despite reports that the Bali Nine pair will be transferred to the site of their execution this week. Todung Mulya Lubis, who represents Chan and Sukumaran, lodged an appeal to the administrative court last week challenging the Indonesian president’s decision to issue a blanket denial of clemency for all drug offenders. Speaking to reporters in Jakarta on Monday afternoon, Lubis said the legal team had been summoned to a meeting with the head of the administrative court next Tuesday, 24 February.

“This is prima facie evidence that the legal process is still ongoing,” said Lubis, holding up the letter as proof. The legal team appealed to the Indonesian president to respect the legal process and is holding out hope their last-minute appeal could prevent the execution of the two Australians, convicted for their role in the 2005 heroin-smuggling plot. Breaking News Feed sur Twitter : "BREAKING NEWS: ISIS releases video purporting to show Islamic State killing 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya. Foreign Recruits Are Islamic State's Cannon Fodder. Aspiring jihadists looking to join the Islamic State army are often lured to the front lines with promises of changing the course of history and reclaiming a lost Islamic empire.

But at least for the less-skilled foreign recruits, the experience of fighting for the new caliphate is often brief and bloody. Kurdish and Iraqi commanders on the front lines of the war whom I interviewed in the last two weeks say that the suicide bombers and first-wave attackers deployed in Islamic State offensives are almost entirely made up of units of foreign fighters.

These highly risky missions mean that the new "immigrants" fighting the infidels end up as cannon fodder, while the more prestigious organizational jobs and less-risky defensive assignments go to Syrian and Iraqi Arabs. General Ali al-Wazir Shamary of the Iraqi army said he had a similar experience in his battles against Islamic State forces in Diyalla Province. Some of this has already been described in social media. ISIS hacker targets military spouses. Hackers claiming to be part of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) apparently hacked into the Twitter account of a military spouse Tuesday, threatening military spouses and their children. The hackers, calling themselves the "Cyber Caliphate," say they are waging a "Cyber Jihad. " In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, #CyberCaliphate continues its CyberJihad #cyb3rc.com— MSoS (@MSoStrength) February 10, 2015 "While your president and your husband are killing our brothers in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan we're coming for you," said one message that was posted to the account.

<A HREF=" Widgets</A> "You think you're safe but the IS is already here, CyberCaliphate got into your PC and smartphone," it continues, using an acronym for the Islamic State. L'Etat islamique crucifie des enfants et en fait des esclaves sexuels. Des membres du groupe djihadiste Etat islamique (EI) vendent des enfants irakiens comme esclaves sexuels et en tuent d'autres en les crucifiant ou en les enterrant vivants, a dénoncé l'ONU, mercredi 4 février.

Le Comité des droits de l'enfant des Nations unies (CRC), affirme dans un rapport que l'Etat islamique recrute "un grand nombre d'enfants" en Irak, y compris handicapés, pour en faire des combattants et des kamikazes, jouer le rôle d'informateurs, en faire des boucliers humains pour protéger des installations des bombardements, mais aussi pour leur faire subir des sévices sexuels et d'autres tortures. Nous sommes vraiment très préoccupés par la torture et le meurtre de ces enfants, en particulier ceux qui appartiennent à des minorités, mais pas seulement", a déclaré Renate Winter, l'un des 18 experts indépendants membres du CRC.

Des enfants appartenant à la communauté Yazidi ou à la communauté chrétienne font partie des victimes. "C'est un énorme problème", a asséné Renate Winter. « Faites exploser la France » : j’ai vu l’épisode 2. Au programme du matinaute, au réveil, trois vidéos. Version grand spectacle, le crash d’un avion taïwanais dans une rivière, filmé comme si on y était depuis une voiture.

Version insoutenable, le pilote jordanien brûlé vif dans une cage par l’Etat islamique autoproclamé. Celle-là, toute ma timeline Twitter m’exhorte, avec des cris d’épouvante, de ne pas la regarder. Elle a été effacée de YouTube, ce qui n’empêche qu’il est possible, en quelques clics, de la trouver. Mais sur sa chaîne pour intellos, l’Etat islamique nous propose sa nouvelle production, à destination exclusive des francophones : elle est explicitement titrée « Faites exploser la France. » EI s’immisce dans nos discussions C’est le deuxième épisode.

Si vous voulez regarder « Faites exploser la France », saison 2, la vidéo est là. Regarder ces vidéos et les moquer Les ministres doivent les regarder en face. Daech brûle 2.000 livres et manuscrits datant de plus de 7.000 ans. L’autodafé géant est passé totalement inaperçu. Les combattants de l’organisation Etat islamique auraient envahi la Bibliothèque centrale de Mossoul et le Musée. Bilan: des centaines de manuscrits, des œuvres antiques et des vieux journaux détruits et incendiés. C’est une information d’Alarabtv (lien en arabe), qui relate avec force détails ce qui pourrait être le plus grand autodafé de l’Histoire. Cette information Associated Press mise en ligne le 1er février n’a pas été encore confirmée par les autorités. Selon Alarabtv, courant janvier, des combattants de Daech auraient pris possession de la Bibliothèque centrale pour «assainir» les fonds documentaires.

Selon les habitants, ils auraient emmené avec eux dans six pickups plus de deux milles livres pour les détruire. Désobéissance à Dieu Un homme en tenue afghane aurait harangué la foule : «Ces livres appellent à la désobéissance à Dieu, ils doivent être brûlés.» Poète entouré de femmes. Atlantico sur Twitter : "[Vidéo] Le député Jean Lassalle déclenche l'hilarité générale dans l'hémicycle > Flash - War against IS group spreads to Twitter. Malaysian woman marries ISIS fighter over Skype, tries to join him. By Staff writer | Al Arabiya News Saturday, 3 January 2015 A 27-year-old Malaysian woman was recently arrested at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) for allegedly attempting to travel to Syria, according to local reports. She was going to join her husband – a Moroccan fighter from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group she met online and married over Skype shortly before her arrest.

"We believe that she was first attracted to IS [ISIS] after watching its propaganda video on YouTube in November," Malaysian daily The Strait Times quoted Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar as saying. "She then got to know the North African fighter and eventually married him. Khalid added that the woman, who is reportedly a college dropout, was arrested on Christmas Eve at KLIA and was planning to go first to Turkey on her way to Syria.

Her detainment was followed by the arrest of another alleged ISIS-sympathizer. “We will check further on the extent of his involvement.” Romain Caillet sur Twitter : "#Irak : les jihadistes placent une charge explosive sous le drapeau de l'#EI, explosant lorsque celui-ci est retiré. ISIS Leader's Wife Arrested in Lebanon. World Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has made what would be his first public appearance at a mosque in the centre of Iraq's second city, Mosul, according to a video recording posted on the Internet on July 5, 2014, in this still image taken from video. Reuters Updated | BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese army detained a wife and daughter of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as they crossed from Syria nine days ago, security officials said on Tuesday, in a move seen as likely to put pressure on the Islamist chief. The woman was identified as Saja al-Dulaimi, an Iraqi, by a Lebanese security official and a senior political source. The Lebanese newspaper As-Safir reported she had been detained in coordination with "foreign intelligence".

Try Newsweek for only $1.25 per week A senior Lebanese security official said Baghdadi's wife had been traveling with one of their daughters, contradicting earlier reports that it was his son. They were detained in northern Lebanon. A U.S. Comment les vidéos de l'État islamique sont authentifiées. FOCUS - Les services de renseignements américains ont authentifié dimanche soir la vidéo de décapitations de masse diffusée dimanche par le groupe ultra-radical.

Comment procèdent-ils ? Éléments de réponses. Comment les équipes de spécialistes procèdent-elles pour authentifier les vidéos des exactions de l'État islamique? Si le ministère des Affaires étrangères est peu enclin à répondre à cette question, plusieurs spécialistes ont accepté de reconstituer pour le Figaro.fr les différentes étapes nécessaires pour certifier ce type de document. Étape 1: déterminer le lieu Où la vidéo a-t-elle été tournée? Étape 2: établir la date Dans ce cas, les analystes vont procéder à des vérifications qui vont relever du contexte. Étape 3: identifier les protagonistes grâce à la reconnaissance vocale et faciale Autre étape cruciale: identifier les personnes apparaissant sur la vidéo. Étape 4: analyser les éléments techniques de la vidéo Est-ce que la vidéo a été bidouillée? Kenneth Roth sur Twitter : "ISIS fighters joking about buying & selling Yazidi women & girls is close to horrible reality.

Turkey freed British jihadis in swap deal for Isis hostages – reports | World news. The Foreign Office is seeking clarification from the Turkish authorities over reports that Ankara swapped European jihadis, including two Britons, in return for its diplomats held hostage by Islamic State (Isis). British officials said that while there is some ambiguity over the exact circumstances, they are not ruling out that the Turkish government, a member of Nato, made the deal. The British government takes a hard line against deals with terrorists in return for hostages as does the US. But other governments in Europe and elsewhere do make trades, often without acknowledging them publicly.

Details of the reported trade, published in the Turkish daily Taraf, surfaced in the wake of the beheading of Alan Henning, the British taxi driver, by Isis. Isis captured 49 Turkish consulate staff in Mosul, the second biggest city in Iraq, in June. The 46 Turks and three Iraqi nationals were held for 101 days until 20 September. Moyen-Orient - EI, EIIL, Daech, comment appeler les jihadistes en Irak et en Syrie ? Middle East - French govt to use Arabic ‘Daesh’ for Islamic State group. ISIS, ISIL, IS and Da’esh: Sticks and stones. L'Etat islamique revendique la décapitation d'un deuxième otage - Moyen-Orient. British Muslim leaders say it is ‘haram’ to join ISIS.

Winning the Campaign Against the Islamic State: Key Strategic and Tactical Challenges. Ce que l'on trouve dans l'ordinateur portable d'un membre de l'État islamique. Gambling on the Caliphate via @intelwire. KarlreMarks : It's easy to establish an Islamic ... Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. ISIS declares creation of Islamic state in Middle East, 'new era of international jihad'