October 2017

Carlotta Gall: 2 Frenchwomen Accuse Prominent Islamic Scholar of Sexual Assault,  The New York Times, October 29, 2017:
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“Amid a recent outpouring by Frenchwomen reporting episodes of sexual harassment and naming their aggressors, two women have accused a renowned Islamic scholar of violent sexual attacks.
The French activist and author Henda Ayari filed a police complaint 10 days ago accusing the Swiss-born Islamic scholar, Tariq Ramadan, of sexually assaulting her in 2012.”

Maryline Dumas: Libyans pick up the strands after DaechGolf news, October 20, 2017:
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“If it were theatre, it would be bad theatre. Too incongruous, too unreal. The stage — buildings in ruins all along the boulevard — just doesn’t fit the happiness on the people’s faces. Some are busy decorating their cars with ribbons for a wedding. Others are drinking coffee or shopping. The cars are driving on the streets as if nothing happened. And yet, 10 months ago, Sirte was a dead city.”

Aleksei Mekulov:  в Тунисе пресечена деятельность вербовщиков ИГTass, October 18, 2017:
“Сообщается, что в состав группы входили пять человек, которые подозреваются в вербовке молодых граждан Туниса в ряды террористов.”

Simon Kremer: Die Renaissance des Maghreb-Route, dpa, October 17, 2017:
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“Wenn es um illegale Migration über das Mittelmeer geht, blickt Europa vor allem Richtung Libyen. Mit grosser Militärpräsenz une undurchsichtigen Deals mit Milizen sind die Flüchtlingsankünfte in Italien gesunken. Dafür öffnen sich alte Fluchtrouten.”

Javier Martin: Libia: el penúltimo errorctxt, october 4, 2017:
“La conquista de Sirte, en febrero de 2015, marcó la cúspide geográfica del Estado Islámico. Las razones para su espectacular progreso en el país norteafricano fueron similares a los errores cometidos por las potencias occidentales en Afganistán e Irak.”