A controversial US mercenary group with ties to the UAE has signed a deal with China to build a training centre in Xinjiang where up to a million Uighur Muslims are reportedly held in detention camps.
Hong Kong-listed security firm Frontier Services Group (FSG), which is founded by Erik Prince, has signed a preliminary deal with the Chinese authorities. A statement posted on its Chinese website confirmed the deal but was later deleted in what appears to be an attempt to avoid a backlash against Prince’s activities.more: middleeastmonitor.com
…Turkey is investigating the deportation of an Egyptian citizen to Cairo after he reportedly sought asylum upon his arrival to Istanbul’s Ataturk airport last month, officials told Middle East Eye.
Mohamed Abdelhafiz Ahmed Hussein, also known as Mohamed Abdelhafiz, was sentenced to death in absentia in July 2017 on charges of receiving militant training in the Gaza Strip as part of an alleged plot to murder Egypt’s former Attorney-General Hisham Barakat….MORE: .middleeasteye.net
…The Development of the First Principles in the Mind of a Child When I was three years old, as is true of most three-to-five-year-old children, I asked my father and mother: “Who made me?” “Who made the birds?” “Who made our cow?” “Who made the world?” The facts of life, or my sense experience, had so interacted with my mind while it had been developing that my young unsophisticated intellect had concluded that there cannot be a “machine without a maker,” My intellect had moved the appropriate part of my brain to inquire beyond the immediate facts, …more:PDF ebooks.rahnuma.org
…The document is described as a “joint declaration of good and heartfelt aspirations”. The Human Fraternity document pledges to uphold the following principles:The firm conviction that authentic teachings of religions invite us to remain rooted in the values of peace; to defend the values of mutual understanding, human fraternity and harmonious coexistence. Freedom is a right of every person: each individual enjoys the freedom of belief, thought, expression and action…MORE: thenational.ae/uae
“credible reports” that 1.1 million Uighurs, Kazakhs, Hui and other ethnic minorities had been detained….more: THE GUARDIAN