Germany- Media reports in Germany have revealed that demand of individuals and companies on electric cars has kept declining, despite all the privileges given to motivate people on purchasing eco-friendly vehicles.
According to a local economic newspaper specialized in automotive news, out of a total €1.2 billion allocated to reward people buying electric cars, only €55 million have been spent.
The newspaper noted that requests submitted to the federal bureau of economy and censure on imports in Eschborn city to buy electric cars exceeded 15,000 by the end of March.
Of note, the reward concept has kicked off in July 2016, with a retroactive effect including people who bought electric cars starting May 18.
The offered rewards are as follows: €4,000 for electric cars, €3,000 for hybrid cars; the German government contributes in paying 50 percent of this reward, while the manufacturing company pays the other 50 percent by offering the client a discount when purchasing the car.
Technically, the value allocated for this reward, covers the purchase of over 300,000 cars. This concept will be suspended by the end of June 2019.
Ankara- Abdulkadir Masharipov, murderer of New Year’s Eve, continued to unveil exciting details on the armed attack executed by him in Reina Club, only 75 minutes after the beginning of 2017.
Masharipov revealed that he received videos about Reina nightclub from ISIS leaders in Raqqa and that he watched them over and over again to get familiar with the place before attending it.
Turkish media reported that his Uzbek wife contributed in directing the police to his location — he was arrested due to her jealousy after knowing there are three women at his place of residence.
Masharipov said that he watched the videos for a couple of times because he is not used to attend such luxurious places and isn’t familiar with its inside design. After he was confirmed that Reina nightclub is the main target Masharipov received the videos from ISIS in Raqqa then brought his weapon from Zeytinburnu and moved to execute the attack.
The majority of videos were downloaded from social network websites and the nightclub’s page, reports revealed. When asked why he killed the club attendees, he replied “because they are disbelievers.
On the 11th of January, security bodies arrested the murderer wife in Pendik and she confessed that her husband resides in Esenyurt but denied knowing the exact address. After investigating, Turkish security bodies reached his shelter and arrested him along with three other women: Diana, 27, from Senegal, Aysha, 27, from Somali, Tene, 26 from Egypt.
Turkish media reported that Masharipov got three women from ISIS as a reward after killing 39 and injuring 65 others.
For his part, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that his state has exited the defense position and moved to attacking terrorist organizations whether inside Turkey or outside it.
The spokesman for ISIS Abu Mohammed Al-Adnani has reportedly been killed in Aleppo yesterday whilst “inspecting military operations”.
The terrorist organisation said in a statement that it posted on its website that Abu Mohammad Al-Adnani Ashami was killed “while inspecting military operations in the city of Aleppo”. It is still not clear how Al-Adnani was killed, and a US official said that Washington launched an air strike in the Al-Bab area in Syria yesterday. The strike targeted a senior unnamed official according to news agencies, but local sources said in media reports yesterday that the international coalition targeted the car that Al-Adnani was travelling in on Tuesday afternoon at the Qedairan junction which is on the outskirts of Al-Bab city.
Experts on terrorism consider Al-Adnani, who was born in Syria in 1977 in the city of Saraqib in the governorate of Idlib, as one of the most important leaders of ISIS because of his ability to recruit fighters from all over the world. Al-Adnani, a close associate of ISIS’ leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, is known as “Amir Asham” within the organisation. His real name or identity is not known, but it is said that he was the organisation’s main propaganda chief. Prior to joining ISIS, Al-Adnani was a member of Al-Qaeda. He then moved to Al-Nusra Front before taking up an important position in the ranks of ISIS.
The US State Department allocated a reward of $ 5 million in May last year for anyone who provided information about Al-Adnani. This came in a statement that announced that the US Department of State’s Rewards for Justice Programme is offering rewards for information on four key leaders of the terrorist group ISIS.
The statement said that “The Secretary of State has authorized rewards of up to $7 million for information on ‘Abd al-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli; up to $5 million each for information on Abu Mohammed Al-Adnani and Tarkhan Tayumurazovich Batirashvili; and up to $3 million for information on Tariq Bin-Al-Tahar Bin Al- Falih Al-‘Awni Al-Harzi.”