SUN SUNI KHABAR MARCH 1ST, 2016
NO ONE HAS DONE MORE FOR EQUALITY THAN TRUMP: TRUMP
In a Sunday interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump denied knowledge of former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan David Duke. Duke made a statement pushing Americans to vote for Trump, and when asked if he would unequivocally condemn the white supremacist group, Trump was ambivalent, saying he had no knowledge of David Duke. The New York businessman later disavowed the KKK, blaming his response on a bad earpiece. On Tuesday, Trump again addressed accusations of racism by saying that he has done more for equality than anyone else.
ASSAD: REBELS PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said that his government has abided by the cessation of hostilities that took place on Saturday, but the rebels have been responsible for repeated infractions. However, the Free Syrian Army has said that the government is the one repeatedly violating the partial ceasefire. Fortunately, despite the growing tension between the two parties, the peace talks have not yet collapsed. Indeed, the U.N. special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, has said that the peace talks are set to resume March 9 in Switzerland.
MIGRANT CRISIS IN EUROPE ESCALATING
A build up of migrants on Grecian borders has led to fears that Europe is quickly becoming over crowded. Resources are thinning and housing is becoming scarce. A report from the United Nations Human Resources Committee said that more than 24,000 immigrants in Greece alone are in dire need of shelter, with 8,500 stuck on the dangerous Greece-Macedonia border. A spokesman for the UN testified to the fact that tensions have been growing in migrant camps and violence has been escalating. The border at Idomeni has been closed, preventing many immigrants from continuing their journey through Western Europe.
NEW EVIDENCE REVEALS A PARANOID AL-QAEDA
A 2011 raid on Osama Bin Laden’s Pakistani base has revealed a new side of terror group al-Qaeda. While its commitment to jihad remained strong, these documents show that al-Qaeda was under pressure from all sides. The translated documents reveal fears about drones, spies, and secret tracking devices. In one letter, former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden expressed a fear over being tracked. He told an aide, identified as Shaykh Mahmud, to deliver the funds and get rid of the suitcase, due to the fact that there may have been a tracking chip on it. All 113 documents, which have been translated and declassified by U.S. officials, come from between the years of 2009 and 2011.