Crisis in Ukraine: diplomatic sequence in Paris, Washington expects an imminent Russian attack

A Russian convoy in Crimea, January 18, 2022. AP The objective is to reduce tensions between Moscow and Kiev, which have been rising steadily in recent months: Russian, Ukrainian, French and German negotiators met on Wednesday January 26 at midday in Paris – according to the “Normandy” format – to try to defuse the crisis … Read more

In Syria, teenagers trapped in a prison after a jihadist attack

Kurdish fighters were deployed in northeast Syria in preparation for an assault on a prison attacked by jihadists in Hassakeh on January 23, 2022. HOGIR AL ABDO / AP Kurdish fighters were deployed Monday, January 24, for an assault on a prison attacked by jihadists in Hassaké, Syria. This attack raises serious concerns about the … Read more

IS jihadists on the run after Kurdish prison attack in northeast Syria

This photo, provided by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) under Kurdish command, shows Islamic State group fighters who were arrested by the SDF after attacking Ghwayran prison in Hassakeh, northeastern Syria, Friday January 21, 2022. KURD-LED SYRIAN DEMOCRATIC FORCES / AP Three years after the fall of its self-proclaimed caliphate, the Islamic State (IS) organization … Read more

In Syria, jihadists escape after the attack on a prison by the Islamic State

A snapshot of detainees suspected of being affiliated with the Islamic State, at Ghwayran prison in Hassaké, Syria, in October 2019. FADEL SENNA / AFP Ghwayran, one of the largest detention centers housing Islamic State (IS) fighters in Syria, was attacked on Thursday (January 20th) by IS operatives who managed to free prisoners. The Syrian … Read more

Unprecedented explosive device attack injures four French soldiers in Burkina Faso

To not miss any African news, subscribe to the newsletter of the World Africa from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of news and debates covered by the editorial staff of the World Africa. Burkinabe soldiers patrol the Sahel region on March 3, 2019. LUC GNAGO / REUTERS This is the … Read more

The emirate of Abu Dhabi targeted by a drone attack

Satellite photo provided by Planet Labs PBC after the attack on an oil site in Abu Dhabi, January 17, 2022. PLANET LABS PBC / AP After the stupor, the risk of escalation. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) promised on January 18 that the attack which targeted them on Monday would not go “unpunished”. In the … Read more

Three dead in the United Arab Emirates in a drone attack blamed on Houthi rebels

Partial view of the industrial area where the drones fell, killing three people, Monday January 17, 2022. – / AFP Three people – a Pakistani and two Indians – were killed in a series of explosions in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Monday (January 17). Three tank trucks exploded “near ADNOC storage tanks [la … Read more

Microsoft has detected an attack aimed at sabotaging Ukrainian state computer systems

The situation is more serious than it initially appeared. Saturday January 15, Microsoft has warned that it has detected a computer attack aimed at making computer networks belonging to the Ukrainian state unusable. This new attack could be linked to the one that hit several government sites on Friday, but unlike the latter, the attack … Read more

Spying on Pegasus software: the Polish opposition denounces an attack on the electoral process

Polish senator Krzysztof Brejza, in Warsaw, on the evening of the legislative elections, October 13, 2019. AP Three weeks after the first revelations in Poland, shortly before Christmas, on the government’s use of the Pegasus spyware, the scandal continues to embarrass the national conservative majority of the PiS (Law and Justice), in power in Warsaw. … Read more

Stéphane Claireaux, LRM deputy for Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, will file a complaint after his attack on opponents of the health pass

While opponents of the government’s measures against Covid-19 experienced a resurgence of mobilization during the weekend, the mobilization degenerated in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon. The deputy of La République en Marche (LRM) Stéphane Claireaux announced Monday, January 10 his intention to file a complaint after being targeted the day before by projectiles in front of his home in … Read more

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