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A journalist was detained while crossing the border in #Kosovo

Daria Aslamova, a correspondent for the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda, was accused of involvement in espionage. Now no one contact her and nothing is known about her whereabouts. /1
The head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the self-proclaimed Kosovo, Celal Shvetsla, announced the detention on a social network. Several photos are attached to the post, where a woman is next to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, as well as Syrian President../2
..Bashar al-Assad.

The editors of the KP clarifies that Aslamova was in #Serbia on assignment. She was supposed to prepare a special report in connection with the aggravation of the Serbian-Kosovo conflict.
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Thread: 25 July 2022: Day 152 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Latest @DefenceHQ update: Ongoing "inconclusive fighting" in Donbas and Kherson: #Russia's "dilemma": devote resources to offensive in the east or defences against a #Ukraine counter-offensive in the west? Russia still struggling for manpower and extracting damaged equipment.
Eurovision 2023 to be held in UK on behalf of Ukraine - and search for host city has begun…
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കഴിഞ്ഞ ദിവസം ലോക ചരക്ക് ഗതാഗതം മാറ്റി മറിക്കുന്ന ഒരു സംഭവം ഉണ്ടായിട്ടുണ്ട്.

INSTC എന്ന ഇന്റർനാഷണൽ നോർത്ത് സൗത്ത് ട്രാൻസ്‌പോർട്ട് കോറിഡോറിൽ ആദ്യമായി ഒരു ട്രയൽ ചരക്ക് നീക്കം തുടങ്ങി.

റഷ്യയിലെ സെയിന്റ് പീറ്റേഴ്‌സിൽ നിന്നും 40 ടണ് ചരക്കുമായി ഒരു കപ്പൽ കാസ്പിയൻ 1
കടലിലിലെ astrakhan തുറമുഖം ലക്ഷ്യമാക്കി നീങ്ങി തുടങ്ങി.
അവിടെ നിന്നും ആ ചരക്ക് കാസ്പിയൻ കടലിലെ ഇറാനിയൻ തുറമുഖം ആയ Anzali യിൽ എത്തും.

പിന്നിട്ട് ആ ചരക്കുകൾ റോഡ് മാർഗ്ഗം ഇറാനിലൂടെ, ഇറാന്റെ തന്നെ, പേർഷ്യൻ ഗൾഫിലെ തുറമുഖം ആയ ബന്ദർ അബ്ബാസ്സിൽ വന്നു ചേരും.

ബന്ദർ അബ്ബാസ് തുറമുഖത് 2
നിന്നും കപ്പലിൽ കയറുന്ന ചരക്ക് ഇന്ത്യൻ തുറമുഖം ആയ നവസേവ എന്ന ലക്ഷ്യ സ്ഥാനത്ത് എത്തും.
ഈ റൂട്ടിൽ വരുമ്പോൾ പരമ്പരാഗത സൂയസ് കനാൽ റൂട്ടിൽ എടുക്കുന്ന 40 ദിവസം എന്നത് 20 ദിവസം ആയി ചുരുങ്ങും.
അതിന് അനുസരിച്ച് ചരക്കു നീക്ക ചിലവും കുറയും.
വാജ്പേയ് ഭരണകാലത്ത് 2002 ഇൽ ഇങ്ങിനെ 3
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Some of you might find this thread interesting.

With the #USA embroiled in Europe bec. of the war in Ukraine it has ignored #Iran whose current agenda is: building an economic bloc in Eurasia.

The effort is an impressive one, and very ambitious.

This has nothing to do with the usual #Iran fodder about drones or missiles and everything to do with trade.

The big picture that emerges is #Iran is laying the groundwork for a post-oil export driven economy.

A genuine surprise is the sudden friendship with #Tajikistan

For decades insular #Tajikistan ruled by Pres. Rahmon kept #Iran at arms length. Not anymore.

In fact, Pres. Rahmon flew to Tehran this week and 17 agreements were signed.

Who ever thought hardline Pres. Raisi was so open minded?

Iranian media:

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This week’s violence & protests in East #Tajikistan is happening because of existing & new social-economic, geo-political & historical dynamics.


⏩ Historical context
⏩ Protest
⏩ Remittences & COVID
⏩ Geo-Afghanistan
⏩ Local expert & voices to follow

Historical context: Tajikistan’s 🇹🇯 civil war lasted from 1992 until 1997. The Lali Badakhshan party (part of United Tajik Opposition) represented an important element of the East Tajikistan faction from the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region(GBOA) located in the Pamir area . . .
The GBOA in Eastern Tajikistan borders Afghanistan to the South, China to the East and Kyrgyzstan to the North and has long been supporting the rights and representation of ethnic minorities (Pamiris) in the country . . .
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By all accounts, the NRF have launched a major offensive against the #Taliban across #Panjshir today -- taking multiple districts.

No doubt the #Taliban can respond in force, but it's yet another sign (beyond #ISKP) that #Afghanistan's new rulers are far from unchallenged.
NEW - x7 rockets fired into #Tajikistan from #Afghanistan.

In one month, #Pakistan, #Uzbekistan & #Tajikistan have all been hit by cross-border attacks, and #Iran affected by border clashes.

Tajik incident comes amid NRF (long associated with #Dushanbe) offensive in #Panjshir.
#ISKP have claimed today’s cross-border rocket attack on #Tajikistan.

This comes weeks after a similar volley was fired into #Uzbekistan & amid #TTP cross-border attacks into #Pakistan & clashes along the #Iran border.

#Taliban coming under mounting pressure.
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What do we know about background and social position of #Russian soldiers, who are deployed in #Ukraine? BBC analysed publicly available info about 1083 Russian servicemen, who were killed in action. Here are some tendencies were found out. Thread
Regions that reported the highest number of the losses are so called depressed or semi depressed, ie areas with high unemployment and a low standard of living. In Dagestan (93 reported deaths) or Buryatia (53 rep. deaths) it’s very hard to find a job (let alone well paid job)
In #Dagestan unemployment rate is 15% (compared to average 4% in #Russia), average salary - 400 USD. If one joins army as private they can around 500 USD, but army also provide them food, uniform and a place to live. So a bigger part of the salary remains in your pocket
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Dispatch from the Catplomatic Mission to the @UN:

1. Demand #SuspendRussiafromHRC as the UN is voting on it today.

2. Tweet to at least one human mission to the UN with the above hashtag. Here is a list of all of them on Twitter:…

t. #LoveYouStepan
@UN Last month 141 out of 193 countries in UN voted to stop the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Countries that voted against were: #Belarus, #Eritrea, North Korea, #Syria and ofc #Russia. The countries that abstained from voting were: #Algeria, #Angola, #Armenia, #Bangladesh (1/3)
#Bolivia, #Burundi, Central African Republic, #China, #Congo, #Cuba, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, #India, #Iran, #Iraq, #Kazakhstan, #Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, #Madagascar, #Mali, #Mongolia, #Mozambique, #Namibia, #Nicaragua, #Pakistan, #Senegal (2/3)
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On the sidelines of #OIC48CFM, FM @SMQureshiPTI held 1️⃣6️⃣ bilateral interactions with visiting dignitaries.

Follow this thread for details ⬇️

FM @SMQureshiPTI met FM Sameh Hassan Shoukry of Arab Republic of #Egypt ahead of #OIC48CFM.

➖ They exchanged views & perspectives on a wide range of bilateral, regional & int’l issues.

🗓 20 March 2021



FM @SMQureshiPTI met the SG @OIC_OCI HE Hissein Brahim Taha ahead of #OIC48CFM.

➖They reviews agenda & exchanged views on expected outcomes.

➖They also discussed issues confronting the Ummah.

🗓 21 March 2022


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#Somaliland and #Taiwan: The benefits


1/14. S/land and Taiwan have a lot in common such as both being a fully functioning democracies with volatile neighbours. Both are striving for international recognition and will not budge to threats or diplomatic pressure. Image
2/14. Somaliland brings a lot to the table. S/land’s strategic location in the Horn of Africa will give Taiwan a gateway into East Africa and beyond. Landlocked countries in Africa can benefit from this diplomatic move such as Ethiopia, South Sudan, and Uganda.
3/14. S/land will give Taiwan an important access to the Gulf of Berbera (Gulf Aden) where access to the Middle East, North Africa and the rest of the world can be established which will boost Taiwan’s export opportunities as well as a chance to make new friends in the region.
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#Pakistan's military releases first official statement on a terrorist attack in #Kech bordering #Iran & close to #Afghanistan that resulted in 10 soldiers and 1 terrorist killed, several attackers injured. 3 terrorists have been captured after an intense battle. /1
The attack occurred on the night of 25/26 Jan 2022. Terrorists attacked a security post of a paramilitary followed by "intense exchange of fire," according to a #Pakistan military statement. A clearance op is still underway around #Kech, a #Balochistan district bordering #Iran /2
Capturing of terrorists alive is a breakthrough that can assist in intelligence gathering but the high casualty figure in the latest attack caps a rising wave of terror attacks mainly along #Pakistan's border regions with #Afghanistan and #Iran that have picked since 2020. /3
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New thread on #Kazakhstan for today👇
Protesters have reportedly entered the city administration building (called Akimat) in #Almaty
LIVE FEED from #Almaty! Strong explosions, likely from stun grenades. Parts of the Akimat seem to be on fire.…
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WH issues readout of US Nat'l Security Advisor #JakeSullivan's conversation today with #Russia's presidential foreign policy advisor, #YuriyUshakov, re: Russia and #Ukraine.

#Ushakov #Putin #Zelensky Image
WH / US Nat'l Security Council spokesperson issues readout of US Nat'l Security Advisor #JakeSullivan conversation today with nat'l security advisors, foreign ministers & other officials from #BucharestNine of #NATO Allies re: #Russia & #Ukraine.

#B9 #Putin #Zelensky Image
WH / US Nat'l Security Council spokesperson issues readout of US Nat'l Security Advisor #JakeSullivan's conversation today with #Russia's foreign policy advisor to the president, #YuriyUshakov.

#Putin #Zelensky #Ukraine #Ushakov Image
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Nat'l Security Council Spokesperson Emily Horne issues readout of Nat'l Security Advisor #JakeSullivan's conversation today with #Ukrain's head of presidential office, #AndriyYermak.

#Russia Image
#BREAKING (via WH press pool)
#Biden talks with journalists re: #Ukraine.

#Russia Image
#BREAKING (via WH press pool)
#Biden says re: potential invasion of #Ukraine by #Russia:

"We’ve been aware of Russia’s actions for a long time and my expectation is we’re going to have a long discussion."

He adds that "won't accept" #Putin's red line in Ukraine. Image
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HAPPENING NOW: From Sept 1 - Oct 25, "The US gvt has directly facilitated the departure of 240 US citizens & 157 lawful permanent residents, as well as others who have come out on out charters" @DOD_Policy Undersecretary Colin Kahl tells Senate Armed Services Committee
"We are examining & learning from the past..." per @DOD_Policy "...reckoning w/the uncomfortable truth that despite decades & billions of dollars of US investment, the #Afghan military evaporated in the face of the #Taliban assault"
US-#Afghanistan-counterterrorism: "We are actively setting the conditions to ensure we remain situationally aware & are postured to mitigate & neutralize developing terrorist threats & streams" @thejointstaff's LtGen James Mingus tells SASC
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#MansouriBattalion is the suicide battalion of Taliban. Their creation is not new. They have been operating for the last 12 years or more. They were recruited to target high value targets (HVT). They were responsible for most of green on blue attacks targeting NATO personal.
They are deployed at #Tajikistan border. In the event of a war, they will be heading for Tajik cities, not blowing up themselves Infront of border guards.
These guys are fanatics. There is a brainwashed human then there is a rebooted human. These guys are programmed for one task
We captured a member of this battalion when his vest failed. That's how we discovered the battalion's existence. It was a privilege to meet him. I say privilege, because you don't usually meet these guys in one piece. Both of you are in pieces by the time he reveals his identity!
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1. Battle map of presumed NRF Taliban positions around Kabul.
2. The number and scope of the #DaeshK attacks in #Afghanistan strongly suggests that #DaeshK have been successful at increasing force size as an anti-Taliban alternative. By not being engaged in defeating #Taliban, both @POTUS and @KremlinRussia_E risk building a more deadly
3. international #Daesh terrorist force. The Russia's southern flank will be more-sooner impacted, but this will eventually spread if no action is taken to stop it, especially with #Pakistan's undeterred malign involvement and terrorist infested north.
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1. Afghan resistance leaders, long backed by CIA, have fled following Taliban takeover by @matthewacole, @kenklippenstein
2. @theintercept is often wrong, but it's never in doubt. US prepared #Massoud and his force during the evacuation. I spotted it, but never reported it. The battle map was simple, and the options were limited. Massoud had to reach a friendly border, and so he fought a delay
3. action. Now the ethnic #Tajik #Afghan resistance force has reached the border with #Tajikistan and is preparing the #AfghanResistance. @theintercept's myopic view of the battle space is matched by its inability to comprehend the political playing field.
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Five rockets fired at Kabul airport some hours ago, presumably by #ISKP.
CENTCOM said the other day it was able to deal with rocket attacks on #US forces in Kabul, and that appears true: all of the #ISKP missiles overnight were intercepted
Afghan commanders, driven from their country, might join the British army
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I’ve seen lots of discussion lately about #Taliban-captured weapons in #Afghanistan, much of which is ill-informed. So, I’m going to discuss five myths about this topic in this THREAD. 1/n
(Note: The format for this was inspired by this excellent “five myths about the #Taliban” article by @a_a_jackson that you should also read) 2/n…
Myth 1: The #Taliban have captured $88 billion worth of weapons & equipment.

Not true. That number is (according to @SIGARHQ) the sum total of funding appropriated (not all of which was spent) for security reconstruction (mostly, the #ANDSF) since 2002. 3/n
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The #Taliban have ordered women to stay in their homes. A Taliban the spokesman claimed this is just a "temporary" measure until the jihadists have been trained not to harm women.…
The #Taliban have freed a significant number of #TTP ("Pakistani Taliban") operatives during their prison breaks as they took over the cities.
Pentagon refusing to say how many Americans have been evacuated and admits it does not know the true number of Americans in Afghanistan, but in such a way that it seems they're preparing a message that says Americans left behind didn't want to leave
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A former interpreter, green card holder, still trapped in #Afghanistan and unable to get to the airport.
Some progress on the pace of evacuations
Biden's Aug. 22 speech on the expanded perimeter referred not to the #US or to the #Afghan forces with them, but to the #Taliban surrounding them.
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Apriamo un altro thread per seguire anche oggi la situazione da #Kabul con particolare attenzione alla situazione all’aeroporto. ⤵️
Prima notizia del giorno: a prima mattina continua senza sosta l’afflusso di persone all’aeroporto internazionale in cerca di una possibilità di fuggire dai #Talebani che hanno occupato ieri la capitale. Queste le immagini di stamattina ⤵️
Gli Stati Uniti nel frattempo sembrano aver cambiato posizione sull’ospitare a casa propria gli afghani che hanno collaborato con loro durante la missione militare durata 20 anni e che quindi hanno diritto ad ottenere il SIV (Special Immigrant Visa).
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Air Traffic near #MazarESharif and #kabulairport.The Cessna Grand Caravan is off to #Tajikistan ImageImageImageImage
The C-208 can take off from Remote Airstrips and could possibly belong to either the Afghan Airforce or the CIA.
Interestingly two Cessna Grand Caravans have left Kunduz/Mazar-e-Sharief for Dushanbe and Qurganteppa.@adgpi operates a Base Hospital at Qurganteppa. Image
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