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Dawn | Who contributed to PTI's prohibited funds?, 2 Aug PTI indicted
In a case that dragged on for more than seven years, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) ruled on Tuesday that the PTI had indeed received funding from prohibited sources.

The ECP has concluded that the PTI "knowingly received and accepted" donations from 351 foreign companies and 34 foreign nationals via two limited liability companies (LLCs) based in the US, in violation of Pakistani law, as well as from various other prohibited sources in Canada, the United Kingdom and other countries.

Here's a list of prohibited funding sources listed in the ECP judgement.

uh oh
Dawn | ECP's damning judgement of Capt. Khan! KHAN!!, 3 Aug
ARE we witnessing the fall of Icarus, the figure from Greek mythology who flew too close to the sun and perished?
Now the PTI must wait to see how the federal government takes the matter forward, while it does all it can to appeal to the court of public opinion. It is difficult to predict how this pitch will play, given that in Pakistan the game isn't always played by the rules.
by Cat on Wed Aug 3rd, 2022 at 11:10:20 PM EST
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All Jaeera | Part of damaged Beirut port silos collapses after weeks-long fire, 4 Aug
triggered by grains that had fermented and ignited in the summer heat. The northern block of the silos toppled on Sunday, kicking up thick grey dust that enveloped the iconic structure and the port next to a residential area.

General Director of the Beirut Port Silos Assaad Haddad told The Associated Press that "everything is under control". Minutes later, the dust subsided and calm returned. However, Youssef Mallah, from the Civil Defence department, said that other parts of the silos' northern block were at risk and that other sections of the giant ruin could collapse.

archived corn destined for Lebanon 2022, "They Killed Us From the Inside" 2021,  ammonium nitrate stored at the port 2021, the Pearl of the Middle East 2020
by Cat on Thu Aug 4th, 2022 at 08:53:30 PM EST
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Ukriform | Zelensky: There must be effective global security architecture, 3 Aug reform NATO transcript
Good health to you, fellow Ukrainians!

These days, in our information space and in social networks, there are a lot of reports about conflict situations and threats that exist in other geographies. First - the Balkans, then - Taiwan, now it may be the Caucasus... All these situations seem different, although they are united by one factor, namely: the global security architecture did not work. If it worked, there wouldn't be all these conflicts.

And this is actually what Ukraine has been drawing attention to not only for 161 days since the start of the full-scale war, but for years. Since Russia has completely ignored international law, the interests of humanity as such.
Eternal memory to everyone whose life was taken by terrorists!

Glory to all who fight for Ukraine!

Glory to Ukraine!

Interfax.au | Global security architecture must ensure non-use of terror by one state against another - Zelensky, 4 Aug
"Zelensky said this fragility can only be protected by joint action around the world."
Amnesty Int'l | Ukrainian fighting tactics endanger civilians, 4 Aug
by Cat on Thu Aug 4th, 2022 at 09:10:40 PM EST
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Daily Beast | Russia Accused of Blowing up POW Camp Killing 50+ to Cover Up Their War Crimes, 29 July alleged attack with HIMARS rockets

Eva Bartlett, Canadian independent journalist, 5 Aug
"Ukraine Bombed A Donetsk Hotel Full of Journalists", 4 Aug

Politico | Amnesty International's Ukraine head quits after report slamming Kyiv's war tactics, 6 Aug cockroach alert

Oksana Pokalchuk, head of Amnesty International Ukraine, said in a [Meta] Facebook post late Friday that the report "became a tool of Russian propaganda." Pokalchuk said she decided to leave due to disagreement on values [?!] with the leadership of Amnesty International.
Pokalchuk said that Amnesty International's office in Ukraine consistently asked for the report to take into account the position < wipes tears > of the country's Defense Ministry. However, when the group eventually reached out to the ministry, Ukrainian officials were given very little time to respond, she said. Amnesty said on Thursday that it contacted the Defense Ministry on July 29.
< wipes tears >
"As a result, unwittingly [co-conspirators?], the organization created material that sounded like support for Russian narratives," Pokalchuk wrote. "Seeking to protect civilians, this research instead became a tool of Russian propaganda."
South Front | Russia sends data to UN proving Kiev attacked detention center, 5 Aug
"We have called on the UN to immediately give an objective assessment of what happened", Polyanskiy said on his social media." (UNSC presidency, Aug 2022)

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by Cat on Sat Aug 6th, 2022 at 11:14:24 AM EST
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