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A New Zealand-based Islamic State fighter, Mark Taylor, regrets not having the money to buy ‘Yazidi slave.’ He hopes to return home.



Mark Taylor

Wellington New Zealander who joined Islamic State, has been captured in Syria. He told journalists that he regretted not being able to afford a slave and hopes to return home.

Mark Taylor is one of the few dozen New Zealanders believed to have joined the militant group. Although he is still a citizen of New Zealand, officials have said that his arrest abroad and apparent inability to obtain travel documents prevent him from returning home. He could also face legal consequences.

Mark Taylor

This image is a composite of a video from March 3, 2019, showing Mark Taylor, a captured Islamic State soldier New Zealander, led through Qamishli prison, Syria. AP

Twitter knows Taylor to handle “Kiwi Jihadi,” and he was notoriously unaware of Twitter’s geotagging function, which alerted outsiders to the exact location of Islamic State fighters in 2014.

From a Kurdish prison, Taylor said that he had fled five years ago to the Islamic State and surrendered to Kurdish forces in December 2018 because his life became unbearable. Taylor stated no food, money, or essential services, and there was no money.

Taylor claimed he was not a fighter but instead worked as a guard at the border between Islamic State and Syrian government troops. According to Taylor, he was held in prison three times by Islamic State. He was also jailed once for 50 days due to the geotagging incident.


He claimed he saw executions and beheadings.

Taylor said that they had taken out a woman from a truck and shot her in the back of the head.

“There was a large crowd gathering around. “There was a large crowd gathering around. I asked them, “What’s the deal?” I asked, “What’s the deal?” But no one could answer.

Taylor stated that he regrets not being able to afford a Yazidi slave. The Islamic State used thousands of Yazidi girls and women as sex slaves. They considered female members of the religious minority heretics and subject to subjugation, rape, and execution.

He said that to buy a slave; you would need at least $4,000 American to buy a woman over 50 years of age. ABC.


“And to purchase a decent one, minimum (US) $10,000 or $20,000.”

Taylor stated that he was stuck with two Syrian women as his wife and that neither had ever been married.

The ABC told him that he was surprised New Zealand didn’t take him back. However, he knew he’d spend a few years back home in prison.

“I am sorry for creating too much trouble and being a bit flashy and hot-headed in my approach. Although I’m not sure if I’m able to go back to New Zealand, it’s something I will have to deal with for the rest of my life.”

Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister, said Monday that Taylor’s joining the Islamic State and traveling through Syria could have legal consequences if he returns.


She stated that New Zealand has plans in place to accommodate any Islamic State fighters who might return.

She stated that safety for New Zealanders and New Zealanders was her top priority.

Taylor uploaded a 2015 video in which he called on Islamic State supporters from Australia and New Zealand to commit terrorist acts at their homes. “Even if it means that you have to stab some police officers or soldiers.”

According to the Department of Internal Affairs, Taylor doesn’t appear to possess a New Zealand passport or travel documents. Ardern also stated that it would be difficult for Taylor to obtain these documents in his current circumstances.

She said that Taylor was still a New Zealand citizen and therefore had international rights.


Taylor, who is now in his 40s, said that he was lonely all his life and had been abused and used by others before he left New Zealand.

Taylor, who goes by the pseudonyms Muhammad Daniel and Abu Abdul-Rahman, also acknowledged that he had listened to sermons of Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born al-Qaida preacher.

Mustafa Farouk, a New Zealand mosque elder, told The Associated Press in 2015 that Taylor arrived in Hamilton, and they allowed him to park his old truck near the mosque. They also offered to provide him with accommodation and mental health services. He said Taylor was independent and refused their offers.

Farouk stated that Taylor might have had radical ideas, but he kept them from himself.

Farouk stated that the only thing he talked about was his desire to marry. “He didn’t appear to be a danger to anyone.” He might need someone to care for him.


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The launch will not allow you to edit multiplayer maps or play Halo Infinite in co-op




The launch will not allow you to edit multiplayer maps or play Halo Infinite in co-op

These will be added to the game over time.

Halo Infinite will be released this holiday season. However, at launch, you won’t have the ability to play campaign mode with your friends or edit multiplayer levels using Forge mode. Developer 343 Industries announced Friday.

“When we looked at these experiences — campaign coop and Forge – we made the determination [that] that they’re just simply not ready,” Joseph Staten (head of creative on Halo Infinite) said in a video. “So campaign co-op will be kept in the oven for a bit longer. We’ll release them next year as part of our season roadmap when they’re complete.

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Staten stated that 343 Industries plans to ship campaign co-op and Forge in the second season. Staten stated that 343 Industries aims to ship a new season approximately every three months. This means that campaign co-op will likely arrive around three months after launch, while Forge will arrive six months later.

Halo’s campaign cooperative and Forge mode are two hallmarks of the series, so fans may be disappointed to learn that they won’t be available at launch. However, 343 remains committed to launching the campaign this holiday season and season one multiplayer.


Staten said, “We’ll soon be discussing our actual release date.” Xbox is hosting an event in just a few days on August 24th, so perhaps Microsoft and 343 Industries will reveal the date there.


The latest delays in campaign co-op, Forge and Forge are all part of Halo Infinite’s recent history. The original release date for the game was 2020. However, it was delayed to 2021 after a campaign that revealed the origins of the Craig meme. Staten, who was involved in the initial three Halo games, was brought on board soon after.

Despite its slow development, however, the recent multiplayer technical preview was very positive. This could suggest that the game will live to fans’ expectations when it finally releases this holiday season. You’ll need to wait for the game to be released to play it with your friends or modify it in Forge mode.

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WHO’s Solidarity trial in a new phase will test three potential COVID-19 medications




WHO's Solidarity trial in a new phase will test three potential COVID-19 medications

The study started in June 2021 and will continue until May 2022. It is currently being done in more than 600 hospitals across 52 countries.

The second phase of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Solidarity PLUS trial is now underway. It will be testing four new therapies – Artesunate, imatinib and infliximab – to treat COVID-19.

There were four drugs: remdesivir (hydroxychloroquine), lopinavir, interferon, and hydroxychloroquine. Evaluation of a previous Solidarity PLUS trial They found that they had little or no effect upon hospitalized patients void-19

An independent panel of experts selected these drugs because they could lower the death risk for patients in hospitals.COVID-19 These are the manufacturers of these. These are the manufactures Donations of medicines that were made. Thank you for participating in the trials.


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The World Health Organization’s Solidarity PLUS trial is the world’s largest ongoing randomized control trial of potential COVID-19 therapeutics. It is the largest international collaboration between the WHO Member States.

It allows the trial to simultaneously evaluate multiple treatments using the same protocols, thanks to the involvement of thousands of patients and researchers. They can also get solid estimates of the drug’s impact on mortality, even moderate ones.

The WHO adds new treatments to its guidelines while dropping ineffective, unsafe, or ineffective.

The study started in June 2021 and will continue until May 2022. The study is currently being carried out in more than 600 hospitals across 52 countries.


“Finding more effective and accessible therapeutics for COVID-19 patients remains a critical need, and WHO is proud to lead this global effort,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General.

These drugs include:

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  • Ipca manufactures Artesunate It to treat malaria. It is made from the herb Artemisia Annua. Artemisinin is a derivative that Artesunate has been used for malaria treatment for more than 30 years. Artesunate can be considered very safe. Artemisia, also known as Sweet Wormwood, can be found in Asia and North America. The standard malaria treatment will be administered intravenously for seven consecutive days. Its anti-inflammatory properties and effectiveness will also be evaluated.
  • Imatinib Novartis produces it, and it is used as a cancer treatment. It’s an oral drug. Early experimental data suggest that it may “reverse the pulmonary capillary loss.” It is administered orally for 14 days daily.
  • Infliximab Johnson and Johnson have produced it and uses it to treat immune-system-related diseases. It is a TNFalpha inhibitor. This chimeric monoclonal antibody recognizes human TNFalpha. These anti-TNF medications have been used for over 20 years. They have been proven safe and effective in reducing inflammation across a broad spectrum, even in the elderly population who are clinically most vulnerable.COVID-19. The standard does Crohn’s Disease patients received intravenously will be administered.

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Clubhouse removed personal information from Afghan users’ accounts as a security measure




Clubhouse removed personal information from Afghan users' accounts as a security measure

The platform aims to protect users’ privacy and security.

Clubhouse, a social audio app, has joined other social networks in protecting the privacy and security of Afghan users. The platform reset the bios and photos of tens to thousands of Afghan users earlier this week and made it more difficult for search engines to find their accounts. Clubhouse spokesperson said that the actions did not affect users’ followers and that all changes can be reversed if desired.

Clubhouse reminds its Afghan customers that pseudonyms are allowed for safety and human rights reasons. According to the spokesperson, Clubhouse consulted experts in violent extremism and free expression to develop its approach.


As the Taliban have regained control of the country, many people in Afghanistan have tried to delete photos from their social media accounts and phones that could show a connection to the West or the former Afghan government.

Despite bans on several social platforms, the Taliban was able to push their messaging on social media. The Washington Post said that they have become sophisticated at social media tactics to change their image.

On Thursday, Facebook said it had added security measures for users in Afghanistan, including hiding “friends” lists and adding a tool to lock down accounts quickly.

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