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.


Libya seeks UN help as militia fighting kills 10

Updated 23 September 2018
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Libya seeks UN help as militia fighting kills 10

  • Libya’s internationally recognized government has called on the UN to take “concrete and effective” action to protect civilians and halt the fighting.

BENGHAZI: The latest bout of fighting between rival militias in the capital Tripoli has left 10 people dead.

The medical authorities said 59 people were also wounded when fighting erupted the previous day, taking the death toll to 106 since armed conflict first began there late last month. Friday’s fighting further strained a cease-fire that has been in force since Sept. 4. They said a total of 18 people remain missing.

Libya’s internationally recognized government has called on the UN to take “concrete and effective” action to protect civilians and halt the fighting. The Government of National Accord (GNA) called on the UN mission to “present the Security Council with the reality of the bloody events in Libya so that it can ... protect the lives and property of civilians”.

Libya slid into chaos after the 2011 uprising that overthrew longtime dictator Muammar Qaddafi and led to his death. It’s governed by rival authorities, based in Tripoli and the country’s east, each backed by an array of militias.