Jordan jails two for planning Daesh embassy attacks

Jordanian police stand guard during a protest near the US Embassy in Amman, Jordan December 13, 2017. (REUTERS)
Updated 21 March 2018
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Jordan jails two for planning Daesh embassy attacks

AMMAN: Two Jordanians were Wednesday sentenced to 10 years in jail with hard labor for planning attacks on the Amman embassies of Russia, Iran and Israel.
Jordan’s state security court convicted the two men for having manufactured explosives and plotting attacks on behalf of “a terrorist group.”
In the charge sheet seen by AFP, the two were accused of belonging to the Daesh group and of planning to carry out bomb attacks in 2016 on the Russian, Iranian and Israeli embassies in Amman.
They were arrested in March 2016.
A suicide bombing in June of that year claimed by Daesh near a border post with war-torn Syria killed seven Jordanian soldiers.


OIC condemns Israel’s nation-state law as racist and illegal

OIC Secretary General Yousef Bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen. (AFP)
Updated 21 July 2018
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OIC condemns Israel’s nation-state law as racist and illegal

JEDDAH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned the Israeli Knesset’s approval of the “Jewish nation-state” law, which declares that only Jews have the right to self-determination in the country.
The OIC labeled the move as a blatant challenge to the will of the international community, its laws and its legitimate resolutions.
The Secretary-General of the Organization, Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, described the law as racist, unlawful and illegitimate.
“It ignores the historical rights of the Palestinians, both Muslim and Christian, and represents an extension to the Israeli settlement ideology and occupation policies, based on ethnic cleansing and denial of the existence of Palestinian people and history, highlighted by International resolutions,” he said.
He called on the international community to reject and condemn the racist law and to confront all Israeli racist laws and policies that aim to undermine any possible solution to the conflict.