17/10/2014

Press Review 10th – 17th October

Ecological awareness grows in Istanbul – 14/10/2014 – MO*Magazine

Ecological awareness has raised in Istanbul the last few years. That is the conclusion of a group involved people, one year after the uprising in the Turkish Gezi park, which begun as an action to save a park and merged into protests against the gouvernment in the whole country.

 

Threat of Somalization haunts Yemen – 14/10/2014 – Al Monitor

The conflicting parties in Yemen are clinging to their demands, which may lead to the failure of the peace and partnership agreement signed by the Houthis. The Peace and Partnership Agreement, which is the second agreement signed by the disputing Yemeni parties since 2011, is threatening to fail yet again. Meanwhile, there is no distinction anymore between the young politicians and the old elites, especially regarding the lack of reliability in respecting agreements and the inability to ensure a minimum consensus that circumvents the collapse of the state in the poorest country in the Middle East.

 

How France want to fight the cyberjihad – 15/10/2014 – Le Figaro

The article 9 of the bill that is currently being debated in the Senate includes also a measure that by many is considered as « draconian » : the possibility to delete some content on the Internet. Ten years ago the presence of radical Islam on the internet was limited to around ten ultra specialized Salafist sites and some videos of bin Laden or other warlords pronouncing fatwas in front of the camera . Now there are thousands of images, videos and content that are shared on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, advocating jihad and encouraging potential terrorists do take the leap.

 

The « New York Times » reveals the existence of abandoned chemical weapons in Iraq – 15/10/2014 – Le Monde

In 2003 George W. Bush had gone to war against Iraq looking for weapons of mass destruction. Instead, American troops discovered obsolete chemical weapons, according to the revelations of the New York Times published Tuesday, October 14. Information that was kept secret until now, despite the consequences that many American and Iraqi soldiers exposed to toxic substances have to face. While the influence of the Islamic State of Iraq’s territory is expanding, tongues are loosening . Here are summarized in seven key points the in-depth investigation of the New York Times.

 

Libya’s Benghazi sees battles for control – 16/10/2014 – Al Jazeera English

Fighting continues between rival militias as Egypt rejects reports of involvement in attacks on Islamist positions.Forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar, a former Libyan general, have relaunched a bid to reclaim Libya’s second city Benghazi from Islamist fighters, amid reports of assistance from Egypt and support from Libya’s recognised government.

 ©REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah | Shiite Houthi militants patrol the vicinity of a venue where a mass funeral for victims of a suicide attack on followers of the Shiite Houthi group was being held in Sanaa, October 14, 2014

©REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah | Shiite Houthi militants patrol the vicinity of a venue where a mass funeral for victims of a suicide attack on followers of the Shiite Houthi group was being held in Sanaa, October 14, 2014