25 June 2019


Yemeni forces, allies shoot down Saudi-led reconnaissance drone in Hajjah

KONFRONTASI-Yemeni army forces, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have intercepted and targeted an unmanned aerial vehicle belonging to the Saudi-led military coalition as it was flying in the skies over the country’s northwestern province of Hajjah.

Pakistan foreign minister says trust must be rebuilt with Afghanistan

KONFRONTASI-Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday called for trust to be rebuilt between Islamabad and Kabul as Pakistan began a new initiative to bolster a faltering peace process aiming to end Afghanistan’s lengthy civil war.

Pakistan on Saturday hosted a conference to bring together more than 50 Afghan leaders, including politicians and tribal elders, but there were no representatives of the Afghan Taliban militants, who have been fighting for years to expel foreign forces and defeat the U.S.-backed government in Kabul.

Reuters: After bruising election, Indonesia to vet public servants to identify Islamists

KONFRONTASI- Indonesia plans to tighten vetting of senior public servants amid fears that hardline Islamist ideology has permeated high levels of government, according to documents reviewed by Reuters and a senior official involved in the plan.

Indonesia is officially secular, but there has been a rise in politicians demanding a larger role for Islam in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country, with some groups calling for an Islamic state.

Three Russians, one Ukrainian accused of 2014 downing of flight MH17

KONFRONTASI-Three Russians and a Ukrainian will face murder charges for the July 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in which 298 people were killed, in a trial to start in the Netherlands next March, an investigation team said on Wednesday.

The suspects are likely to be tried in absentia, however, as the Netherlands has said Russia has not cooperated with the investigation and is not expected to hand anyone over.

Hamas: Trump’s plan cannot deprive Palestine of al-Quds

KONFRONTASI - The Hamas resistance movement says US President Donald Trump’s upcoming plan meant to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict cannot deprive the Palestinian nation of Tel Aviv-occupied Jerusalem al-Quds.

Speaking in Gaza on Wednesday, Head of Hamas Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh said Jerusalem al-Quds cannot be divided into eastern and western sectors as the whole city is “Islamic” and belongs to the Palestinians.

Chinese worker killed in clashes at Bangladesh power plant

KONFRONTASI-Clashes erupted between Bangladeshi and Chinese construction workers at a Chinese-funded power station in southern Bangladesh on Wednesday in which a Chinese worker was killed, the manager said.

The Bangladeshis were angered when a colleague fell to his death at the plant near the port of Payra, 200 miles (320 km) from Dhaka.

“During the clashes the Chinese worker was hit and received serious injuries to his head,” Addul Mowla, general manager of the Bangladesh-China Power Company Limited (BCPCL), said.

Khashoggi killing: Executive summary of Callamard's UN report

KONFRONTASI-Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed by Saudi agents inside the the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. 

In her long anticipated report, which was released on Wednesday, UN extrajudicial executions investigator Agnes Callamard said Khashoggi's death "constituted an extrajudicial killing for which the State of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is responsible". 

Here's the executive summary of her report:

Executive summary

State Responsibilities

US president not seeking war with Iran: Pompeo

KONFRONTASI - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has reiterated that President Donald Trump does not seek war with Iran but Washington will continue to maintain its pressure campaign against the Islamic Republic.

US sending 1,000 more troops to Mideast for ‘defensive purposes’ amid tensions with Iran

KONFRONTASI - The United States has approved deployment of some 1,000 more soldiers to the Middle East amid escalating tensions with Iran.

Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan made the announcement on Monday, asserting that the deployment had “defensive purposes.”

He pointed to baseless allegations that Iran is behind attacks against two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, to justify the measure.

1 Army Major martyred, another among 3 injured in Kashmir encounter

KONFRONTASI -   An Army Major died while anothe officer of the same rank and two

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