Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Follow the news on Iraq News Receive email alerts RSF_en February 17, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Iraqi crisis : media held hostage to go further Help by sharing this information December 28, 2020 Find out more News Organisation December 16, 2020 Find out more On 14 February 2003 the American authorities asked the correspondent of the Iraqi press agency INA in New York to leave the country within a fortnight. According to a State Department spokesman, Mohamed Hassan Alaoui stands accused of “engaging in activities outside his normal duties and considered prejudicial to national security”. The Iraqi authorities reacted the same day by ordering the expulsion of Greg Palkot, correspondent of the American TV channel Fox News in Baghdad.”Journalists should not be confused with spies. The American authorities should give evidence to support their accusations against the New York correspondent of the Iraqi press agency”, said Robert Ménard, secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders. “As for the reaction of the Iraqi authorities, it is completely unacceptable. Journalists cannot be the subject of such cynical blackmail. They cannot be expelled at will or in a discriminatory manner depending on their nationality. Have the American and Iraqi authorities decided to open hostilities by taking journalists as targets?” he added. The United States has given Mohamed Hassan Alaoui, INA correspondent in New York, and his family, a fortnight to leave the country. Nothing has been specified as to whether the Iraqis would be allowed to send a replacement journalist. As for the American channel Fox News – the most watched in the United States ahead of CNN according to the latest audience rates – it has been authorised to keep three technicians in Baghdad. Its reporter Greg Palkot, who had been on the spot for two weeks, is believed to have been expelled on 17 February and apparently contacts are taking place with the Iraqi authorities to replace him. February 15, 2021 Find out more News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” IraqMiddle East – North Africa
May 4, 2021
Share this article Authorities Following initial talks in June 2015, the U.S. Navy has now signed an agreement with the government of Queensland, Australia to refuel its Great Green Fleet warships with biofuels in Queensland.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and United States Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy for Management Thomas Hicks today signed a Statement of Cooperation as part of the Great Green Fleet initiative.The agreement, signed at a Parliament House ceremony, outlines the parties’ commitment to explore the research, development, supply and sale of advanced “drop-in” alternative fuels.The Great Green Fleet is a US Navy commitment to source 50 per cent of fuel from renewable sources by 2020.“This is a huge vote of confidence in our developing biofuels industry and puts Queensland in the box seat to supply the Pacific fleet,” the premier said.The Australian government has dedicated almost $20 million in four funds to stimulate key areas of the state’s industrial biotechnology and bioproducts sector and launched a 10-year roadmap to develop the industry.“We have also been able to lure Southern Oil Refining from NSW and the $16 million pilot plant they are building at Yarwun has a key role to play in this emerging giant of an industry,” Palaszczuk said. View post tag: Biofuel August 19, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy signs deal to refuel ships with biofuel in Queensland, Australia US Navy signs deal to refuel ships with biofuel in Queensland, Australia View post tag: Great Green Fleet View post tag: US Navy
September 22, 2020
RelatedPosts Super Eagles stars model new national team jersey Osimhen, Chukwueze begin 14-day Isolation in Lagos Chukwueze gets new coach at Villarreal Nigeria’s whizkid, Samuel Chukwueze, starred as his Villarreal side stunned hosts, Celta Vigo, by a lone goal in a Laliga tie at Abanca Balaidos on Saturday.Chukwueze came on for Gerard Moreno in the 59th minute of the encounter. Villarreal’s Manuel Trigueros, who was also awarded the King of the Match award, broke the hearts of the homers when he hit the back of the net in the dot of 90 minutes of the energy sapping tie.Villarreal’s win ended Celta Vigo’s unbeaten run in La Liga and also leaves them one place above the relegation zone in 17th spot, while Villarreal occupies eighth position on the log.Celta survived in Spain’s top flight last season, finishing 17th in the table, and it would be fair to say that the team is involved in another battle to remain at this level of football.Indeed, Celestes have only picked up 26 points from their 28 league matches this season.Villarreal, meanwhile, currently sits eighth in the table, two points behind seventh-placed Valencia and four behind sixth-placed Atletico Madrid. Tags: Celta VigoGerard MorenoSamuel ChukwuezeVillareal
August 13, 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw against Bayern Munich in the Champions League last-16 first leg on Tuesday.Here are three things we learned from a hard-fought Anfield stalemate:Klopp frustrated by Bayern againLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was back in conflict with Bayern after spending seven years jousting with the German giants when he in charge at Borussia Dortmund.Klopp twice knocked them off their perch to win the Bundesliga, but Bayern handed the German one of the most painful defeats of his career when they beat Dortmund in the last seconds of the 2013 Champions League final at Wembley.It is a loss that still gnaws at Klopp, who this week confirmed he almost became Bayern manager in 2008 before joining Dortmund a year later.Bayern instead appointed Jurgen Klinsmann and Klopp would dearly love to exact a measure of revenge for both that snub and the Champions League final agony.However, after Liverpool were stifled by Bayern’s defensive masterclass, Klopp will head home to Germany for next month’s second leg facing a tough task to get the upper hand at last.Fabinho fills in nicelyWith Virgil van Dijk suspended and Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren both injured, Klopp was forced to play Brazilian midfielder Fabinho out of position at centre-back alongside Joel Matip.Fabinho had filled in as a makeshift defender against Wolves and Brighton earlier this season, but neither of those teams had a forward of Robert Lewandowski’s class.Top-scorer in the Champions League this season with eight goals, Bayern star Lewandowski was looking to net for a fifth consecutive game in the competition.But, with Fabinho in fine form, Lewandowski barely had a sniff all night.His one moment of genuine menace ended with Fabinho producing a timely block to scramble the ball to safety as the Poland striker prepared to pull the trigger. Mohammad Salah It helped that Klopp knew all about Lewandowski and how to subdue him after the pair worked together so successfully at Dortmund.Lewandowski netted 16 Champions League goals for Dortmund under Klopp and had scored another 36 in the tournament since joining Bayern.But Fabinho and Matip ensured Lewandowski wasn’t able to extend that impressive run as Liverpool’s unbeaten home record in European matches reached 20 matches.Bayern restore German prideWith three English clubs pitted against German opposition in the last 16, two of football’s most historic countries are engaged in a battle for national pride and European progress.Tottenham drew first blood for England with a 3-0 rout of Borussia Dortmund at Wembley last week, while Manchester City travel to Schalke on Wednesday.Liverpool were favourites to make it at least two first-leg victories for the Premier League.But, for all the talk of Bayern being a fading force after they surrendered top spot in the Bundesliga for much of this season, their fine recent European record stood them in good stead on a typically raucous night at Anfield.Having reached at least the semi-finals of the Champions League in six of the last seven seasons, Bayern were never likely to be rattled by Liverpool or their vociferous fans.Setting out with a cautious game plan, Bayern, the last German club to win the tournament in 2013, didn’t have a shot on target for over 80 minutes.But crucially they managed to subdue Liverpool’s usually lethal forward line, keeping the Bundesliga in with a chance of having at least one team in the quarter-finals. Share on: WhatsApp
August 12, 2020
She then robbed the victim, who authorities say is Hispanic.Anyone with information is being asked to call Palm Beach County Crimestoppers at (800) 458-TIPS (8477). Police need the public’s help to find a woman who they say identified herself as a federal agent and then robbed someone.According to West Palm Beach police, the woman approached the victim and claimed to be an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent.
August 12, 2020
Officials in Georgia are alerting the public after an inmate who was convicted for the molestation and rape of a child was accidentally released from prison.According to the report, inmate Tony Maycon Munoz-Mendez was released from the Rogers State Prison in Reidsville, Georgia on Friday.Officials are using all of their resources to locate Munoz-Mendez, however, they have not located him as of Monday afternoon. Authorities are advising those who may encounter Munoz-Mendez not to engage him but to instead contact your local police department.If you have any information about Munoz-Mendez’ location, you can also call 478-992-5111.
August 12, 2020
Officials in Ohio are reporting that a 49-year-old woman was found dead inside of her home after being attacked by her own dogs.The incident was reported in Clearcreek Township, Ohio on Friday.Authorities say Mary Matthews was discovered unresponsive by her husband Mark Matthews, who had returned home from a three-day stent at the county jail.When investigators arrived at the scene, they reported finding several bite marks on the victim as well as blood scattered throughout the home. The report also stated the victim put the dogs out onto an enclosed patio, changed her clothing, and attempted to clean up some of the blood before succumbing to her injuries.The husband told authorities that the couple rescued the two Great Danes two years ago and one of them recently became aggressive and attacked him. He then went on to say that he wanted to get rid of the dog but his wife insisted on keeping it.Mark also reported that his wife suffered from alcoholism and took several prescription drugs which may have impacted her ability to realize the severity of her injuries.According to a report from WLWT both dogs have since been euthanized.
August 12, 2020
George Zimmerman filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Polk County against the family of Trayvon Martin.The complaint, which seeks $100 million in damages, alleges that the key witness in Zimmerman’s 2013 trial, Rachel Jeantel, was an “imposter and fake witness.”Zimmerman’s lawyer, Larry Klayman, argues that the allegations arose after Hollywood film director Joel Gilbert published a book that showed Jeantel was not Trayvon’s girlfriend and was not on the phone before the fateful meeting between Zimmerman and Trayvon.The lawsuit states that Trayvon’s real girlfriend, Brittany Diamond Eugene, was switched out for Jeantel when Eugene decided she did not want to bear false witness. In addition, the filing alleges that Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, along with prosecutors and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, knew about the “imposter witness.”Zimmerman also claims that he has received death threats and has suffered “great mental anguish, resulting in (him) being diagnosed with depression as well as PTSD and PTSS which he suffers from and remains in treatment for to this day.” The former neighborhood watchman was acquitted of shooting and killing Trayvon Martin in 2012 in Sanford, Florida.
August 12, 2020
U.S. Senate Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell scoffed at the Senate minority leader’s letter requesting that new witnesses be allowed to testify in the expected Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.McConnell, speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday morning told the assembled Senators that he received a letter from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer asking to talk about potential witnesses for a Senate impeachment trial.McConnell said the letter is evidence that Democrats are hurriedly trying to fortify an argument that covers up the vast number of deficiencies in their impeachment effort.McConnell said, “Maybe the house’s public proceedings have left the democratic leader with the same impression they have left many of us, that from everything we can tell, House Democrats’ slapdash impeachment inquiry has failed to come anywhere near, anywhere near the bar for impeaching a duly elected president.”He also argued that: “It is not the Senate’s job to leap into the breach and search desperately for ways to get to guilty,” McConnell said in remarks prepared for deliver on the Senate floor, saying it was the job of the House of Representatives to build a case.“If House Democrats’ case is this deficient, this thin, the answer is not for the judge and jury to cure it here in the Senate,” he said.
August 12, 2020
A car was hit by a Brightline train in Pompano Beach Saturday at around 8 a.m.Pompano Beach Fire Rescue responded to the scene right away. The man in the vehicle was rushed to the hospital, reports say.Officials are still investigating the incident.850 WFTL will keep you updated as the story develops.