Gunmen assassinate prominent Iraqi activist

A gang attacked civilian activist Fahem Abu Ali Al-Tae’ie using guns with silencers fitted, the report said. (Supplied)
Updated 09 December 2019

Gunmen assassinate prominent Iraqi activist

  • A prominent Iraqi activist has been assassinated in Karbala amid increasing violence
  • Three shots were reportedly fired at the activist outside the Ansar Hotel in the Al-Baroudi district

RIYADH: A prominent Iraqi activist has been assassinated in Karbala province amid increasing violence against anti-government protesters, Al Arabiya reported.

A gang attacked civilian activist Fahem Abu Ali Al-Tae’ie using guns with silencers fitted, the report said.

Three shots were reportedly fired at the activist outside the Ansar Hotel in the Al-Baroudi district.

Sources quoted by the channel said security forces have cordoned off the site.Al-Tae’ie is said to be a member of the Sadrist movement led by cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr. 

He accused religious parties before his assassination of being involved in killing Iraqi activists.


Erdogan says Somalia has invited Turkey to explore for oil in its seas

Updated 20 January 2020

Erdogan says Somalia has invited Turkey to explore for oil in its seas

  • Ankara and Libya’s internationally recognized government signed a maritime delimitation agreement in 2019

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Somalia had invited Turkey to explore for oil in its seas, after Ankara and Libya’s internationally recognized government signed a maritime delimitation agreement last year, according to broadcaster NTV.

“There is an offer from Somalia. They are saying: ‘There is oil in our seas. You are carrying out these operations with Libya, but you can also do them here.’ This is very important for us,” Erdogan was cited as saying by NTV. “Therefore, there will be steps that we will take in our operations there.”