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Egypt to set up buffer zone with Gaza Strip

Egyptian report claims perpetrators of Friday attack on army post in Sinai that killed 30 troops arrived via Gaza tunnel By Times of Israel staff, AP and AFP Egyptian Army personnel supervise the destruction of tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip at the border, near the town of Rafah, northern Sinai, Egypt, September 2013. … Continue reading

Iran hangs 26-year-old woman

Reyhaneh Jabbari is 967th person to be executed since Hassan Rouhani became Iran’s president in August last year Iran has executed Rayhaneh Jabbari despite an international campaign Photo: REUTERS By David Blair Amnesty International denounced “another bloody stain” on Iran’s human rights record on Saturday when a 26-year-old woman was executed for allegedly killing a man … Continue reading

Kurds spoof Islamic State as sex crazed morons

Music video ridicules the jihadist movement with satire, calls its members ‘dirty, filthy and brainless’ By Tamar Pileggi Kurdish television spoofs the Islamic State (screen capture: YouTube/MEMRI) An Iraqi Kurdish television station joined the battle against the Islamic State with a parody music video mocking the terrorist organization as a band of sex-crazed morons. “We are … Continue reading

Egypt army suffers deadliest attack in decades

AP A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by Islamic extremists since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Officials described it as “well-planned” … Continue reading

Suspicious envelopes of powder at 5 İstanbul consulates set off alarms

Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD) and police teams searched the Belgian Consulate and three other consulates in İstanbul on Friday. TODAY’S ZAMAN / ISTANBUL Suspicious envelopes containing samples of a yellow powder were found at the German, Canadian, French, Belgian and American consulates in İstanbul on Friday, prompting units from the Prime Ministry’s Disaster … Continue reading

No Strategy to Counter ISIS Propaganda in the U.S.

by Keith Koffler  Always a day late and a buck short with this White House. And the buck is always getting passed to someone else. Once again, the president who promised to fundamentally transform America into a land more reliant than ever on government has done more than any previous president to prove government’s shortcomings. This White House … Continue reading

Boko Haram abducts scores of young women

Residents told the bishop that scores of gunmen on motorcycles stormed their village, Garta, despite claims of Nigeria cease-fire DAKAR, Senegal: Scores of young women have been kidnapped in new abductions by Islamist militants in Nigeria, according to local journalists, a Roman Catholic bishop and news reports, indicating that Boko Haram’s campaign of violence is … Continue reading

When will Saudi Arabia women be allowed in sports stadiums?

Hey, Its the Kingdom.. Muwaffaq Al-Nuwaisser Newspapers and electronic news websites highlighted the statement of the official spokesman of the Saudi Football Federation, Adnan Al-Moaibed, who declared that when local clubs participate in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League, both male and female fans of hosted teams will be able to attend the match. … Continue reading

Pakistan Frees Daniel Pearl Kidnapper

by Daniel Greenfield It’s Pakistan. I’m just surprised that they haven’t given him a medal or elected him to higher office. A suspected Islamic militant was charged in Pakistan with plotting to abduct Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was killed after his 2002 kidnapping in Karachi. The suspect, Mohammed Hashim Qadeer, could be … Continue reading

Historic Justice: A Kurdish State Now

Dr. Mordechai Kedar The borders of most of the Arab countries east of the Mediterranean were delineated in the period following WWI, on the ruins of the Ottoman Empire. The borders were fixed on the basis of British and French interests and the ties those two countries had formed with local groups. Two non-Muslim groups … Continue reading