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    03/21/2018 9:30:43 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 19 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 3/21/2018 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    The Left's romance with the Islamic Republic ensues. The Senate debated on Tuesday a resolution introduced by Vermont Socialist Bernie Sanders that would require the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Yemen. The surprising support the resolution won from 44 U.S. Senators handed a big win to Iran, which is engaged in a hot war with Saudi Arabia on the Arabian Peninsula. And it was a huge slap in the face to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who was meeting with President Trump in the White House as the Senate debated the motion on the floor. It also showed the...
  • Al-Qaida Suspect Related to Hijacker/Slain Yemeni Al-Qaida Suspect Was Related to Sept. 11 Hijacker

    02/14/2002 3:28:55 AM PST · by kattracks · 3 replies · 306+ views
    AP | 2/14/02
    SAN'A, Yemen Feb. 14 A suspected al-Qaida member who blew himself up after being cornered by security forces in a San'a suburb was related to one of the 19 Sept. 11 hijackers, Yemeni security officials said Thursday. Sameer Mohammed Ahmed al-Hada, who died in the confrontation with police Wednesday, was a brother-in-law of Khalid Almihdar, the officials said on condition of anonymity. Al-Hada, 25, was also a brother-in-law of one of 17 men named by the FBI in an alert issued Monday warning of a possible terrorist attack in Yemen or the United States, according to a U.S. government source, ...
  • Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Egypt

    03/04/2018 9:58:06 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    al-Jazeera ^ | Sunday, March 4, 2018 | news agencies
    Saudi Arabia's crown prince arrived in Egypt as he begins his first official trip overseas since assuming the powerful role last June. Mohammed bin Salman, 33, was greeted by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi as he disembarked from the plane on Sunday. After meeting with Egyptian officials during his three-day visit, Prince Mohammed - known as MBS - will head to the United Kingdom before making a final stop in Washington DC. His visit comes a day after Egypt's top court upheld a deal to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. The agreement was first announced during a...
  • Egypt Is Using Banned U.S.-Made Cluster Munitions in Sinai, Rights Group Says

    03/04/2018 5:35:29 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | February 28, 2018 | Rick Gladstone and Nour Youssef
    Amnesty International said an analysis of an official Feb. 21 video released by the Egyptian military, trumpeting the triumphs of its northern Sinai crackdown on militants, showed one of the weapons, which can kill and maim indiscriminately. Although the video described the weapons as improvised explosive devices planted by the militants, Amnesty said, the markings on one identified it as an American-made Mk-118 anti-tank anti-personnel submunition, "which could only have been dropped by the Egyptian Air Force." Amnesty said the video showed the weapon to be "untampered with and in good condition despite its age," with an identifying number clearly...
  • U.S. Threatens Action Against Iran after Russia U.N. Veto

    02/27/2018 2:04:06 PM PST · by yoe · 25 replies
    The National ^ | February 27, 2018 | Eduardo Munoz
    The US threatened unilateral action against Iran after Russia vetoed a UN Security Council resolution on Tehran’s failure to stop its weapons from reaching Houthi rebels in Yemen. "If Russia is going to continue to cover for Iran then the US and our partners need to take action on our own,” said US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Monday. “If we’re not going to get action on the council then we have to take our actions.” Ms Haley did not specify what kind of action could be taken. Russia on Monday vetoed the resolution that would have...
  • Mohamed Rafik Naji, Brooklyn man, admits attempting to aid ISIS

    02/17/2018 1:05:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 17, 2018 | Andrew Blake
    Mohamed Rafik Naji, a Yemen-born New York City resident, pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to one count of attempting to provide support to the Islamic State terror group, also known as ISIS. “I traveled to Yemen in 2015 to join ISIS and I encouraged another person to join,” Naji told U.S. District Judge Frederic Block during a hearing in Brooklyn federal court, Reuters reported. Naji, 38, faces a maximum term of 20-years behind bars when he’s sentenced at a later date, the Department of Justice said in a press release. Naji began publicly expressing support for ISIS on social...
  • UN Report: 'Al-Qaeda Remarkably Resilient' While ISIS Crumbles

    02/08/2018 10:25:26 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02-08-2018 | Michael van der Galien
    The United Nations has issued a report in which it states that al-Qaeda's global terror network remains "remarkably resilient" as ISIS quickly heads towards defeat. In some regions, the reports argues, al-Qaeda now poses more of a threat than ISIS. The report, sent to the UN Security Council, says that AQAP -- al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, based in Yemen -- has now become the communications hub for the entire organization. "Al-Qaeda affiliates remain the dominant terror threat in some regions, such as Somalia and Yemen, a fact demonstrated by a continuous stream of attacks and foiled operations," the report...
  • Russia May Sell Missile System to Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Turkey, Fueling All Sides (Tr)

    01/27/2018 8:58:08 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 27 replies
    Newsweak Via Yahoo Noose ^ | January 25, 2018 | Tom O’Connor, Joyfull Announcements Desk
    Qatar’s diplomat in Moscow has said his country was in serious talks to purchase an advanced Russian anti-aircraft missile system also sought by a number of other regional powers, some of which were at odds with one another. Qatari envoy Fahad bin Mohammed al-Attiyah told Russia state media Thursday that the tiny oil-rich monarchy was “already in advanced negotiations” over “air-defense systems and capabilities for our land forces as well.” The S-400 Triumf has been considered one of the most effective surface-to-air missile systems in the world, and Qatar’s interest in it signaled only the latest attempt by a Middle...
  • Saudi Arabia Denies Report of Historic Approval of Flights to Israel Using Its Airspace

    02/07/2018 9:13:32 AM PST · by KingofZion · 5 replies
    Haaretz ^ | February 7, 2018 | Anshel Pfeffer
    Saudi Arabia has granted Air India approval to operate direct flights from Delhi to Tel Aviv, sources in the Israeli flight industry told Haaretz. If confirmed, this would be the first time the Saudis are allowing commerical flights to Israel to use their airspace. According to Reuters, a spokesman for Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Civil Aviation denied the report, saying the agency had not granted Air India permission to operate direct flights from Delhi to Tel Aviv. If true, Riyadh's approval would mean that the duration of flights from India to Israel will be shortened by two-and-a-half hours, compared...
  • Iran Protests Continue - in fact they have re-ignited

    02/03/2018 5:45:43 PM PST · by nuconvert · 25 replies
    IranWire,Twitter,assorted others | Feb. 3, 2018
    Feb. is the Iranian regime's celebration of "The Revolution". Protesters have taken to the streets to call for the end of the regime and death to Khamenei. They are tearing down posters & banners celebrating the Revolution and burning them. The protests are happening in cities throughout the country. The women are still taking off their head scarves in protest and being arrested. Just because the media doesn't report it, doesn't mean it isn't happening. There are many photos & videos on Twitter @iranprotests, and #iranprotests
  • Yemen separatists capture Aden, government confined to palace: residents

    01/30/2018 10:27:42 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    Fighting between southern separatists, backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), against forces loyal to Saudi-based president Hadi, risk crippling their once united campaign against the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen’s north. The UAE is a major component of a Saudi-led military coalition of Arab states that has supported Hadi’s government since the Houthis seized much of the country, including the capital Sanaa, three years ago. Hadi’s government operates out of Aden, while he lives in Saudi Arabia. Residents said forces loyal to the Southern Transitional Council (STC), formed last year to push for the revival of the former independent...
  • Slain SEAL’s dad wants answers: ‘Don’t hide behind my son’s death’ (February 26, 2017)

    01/23/2018 12:09:05 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Miami Hurled ^ | 3/1/17 | Julie K Browm
    When they brought William “Ryan” Owens home, the Navy SEAL was carried from a C-17 military plane in a flag-draped casket, onto the tarmac at Dover Air Force Base, as President Donald Trump, his daughter, Ivanka, and Owens’ family paid their respects. ....“I’m sorry, I don’t want to see him,’’ Owens recalled telling the chaplain who informed him that Trump was on his way from Washington. “I told them I don’t want to meet the President.” It had been little more than 24 hours since six officers in dress uniform knocked on the door to Owens’ home in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.... ...Owens...
  • Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Bahrain cut ties to Qatar

    06/04/2017 10:18:49 PM PDT · by Rabin · 80 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | 4 June 2017 | Staff
    Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut relations with Qatar for supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. The Saudi-led Arab coalition fighting Yemen's Houthi rebels also expelled Qatar from its alliance because of Doha's practices of strengthen terrorism. Qatar has categorically denied supporting; Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah, and is confidant US President Donald Trump will not last in power.
  • UN Finds Iranian Weapons Supplied To Yemeni Rebels, Violating UN Embargo

    01/15/2018 8:01:22 AM PST · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    A United Nations panel in a new report has concluded that Iran violated a UN arms embargo by directly or indirectly providing missiles and drones to Shi'ite rebels in Yemen, backing up accusations made repeatedly by the United States. (excerpt "The panel said it came to the conclusion that Iran had manufactured the weapons the Yemeni rebels fired at Saudi Arabia, which leads an Arab coalition fighting on the side of the government against the rebels in Yemen's civil war. The panel said it found that design features of the missile debris were "consistent with those of the Iranian-designed and...
  • Trump Warns European Allies: Fix Iran Nuclear Deal’s ‘Disastrous Flaws’ — or America Withdraws

    01/14/2018 11:44:46 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jan 2018 | ADELLE NAZARIAN13
    WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump’s decision to keep the United States in the Iran nuclear deal on Friday was coupled with a warning to his European allies: “Fix the deal’s disastrous flaws, or the United States will withdraw.” “Despite my strong inclination, I have not yet withdrawn the United States from the Iran nuclear deal. Instead, I have outlined two possible paths forward: either fix the deal’s disastrous flaws, or the United States will withdraw,” Trump said in a statement. He added: I am waiving the application of certain nuclear sanctions, but only in order to secure our European...
  • Iran Caught in “Missile Trap” After UN Report

    01/15/2018 8:08:53 AM PST · by nuconvert · 30 replies
    IranWire ^ | January 13, 2018
    Iran’s missile program has been the target of criticism by the US and the European Union for quite some time. When Yemeni Houthi rebels launched a missile toward Saudi Arabia on November 5, 2017, Iran was accused of having supplied it to them, a charge Iranian officials categorically denied. But on Friday, January 12, a United Nations panel concluded that the Islamic Republic had violated a UN arms embargo by directly or indirectly providing missiles and drones to the Shi'ite rebels in Yemen. In the 79-page report, the panel accuses Iran of violating UN Security Council Resolution 2216, passed in...
  • March deadline for car rental firms to replace expats with Saudis

    01/07/2018 3:05:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Only Saudis will be allowed to work in car rental offices beginning March 18, according to spokesman of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development Khaled Aba Al-Khail. He said joint inspection teams will monitor car rental companies for any violations. Fines will be imposed on violating firms depending on the number of expat workers employed in jobs restricted to Saudis. Fines will increase manifold for a repeat violation. Al-Khail said any enquiries or complaints about violations in the labor market can be made through the ministry’s call center (19911) or through the “ma3an-lil-rasd” application on smart devices. He said...
  • Fire Bell in the Night for the Ayatollah

    01/04/2018 9:17:31 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies ^ | Jan 05, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    As tens of thousands marched in the streets of Tehran on Wednesday in support of the regime, the head of the Revolutionary Guard Corps assured Iranians the "sedition" had been defeated. Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari is whistling past the graveyard. The protests that broke out a week ago and spread and became riots are a fire bell in the night for the Islamic Republic. The protesters denounced President Hassan Rouhani, re-elected last year with 57 percent of the vote, for failing to curb inflation or deliver the benefits he promised when Iran signed the nuclear deal. Supreme Leader Ayatollah...
  • It’s Only Been the Apocalypse for Democrats

    01/01/2018 9:07:07 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 17 replies ^ | Jan 02, 2017 | Lawrence Meyers
    Remember how Reagan Trump was going to blow us all up in a nuclear war with the Soviet Union North Korea, and that this time we most certainly were all gonna die. Neither do I. What I do recall is the first President in a generation not caving to the extortive demands of Dictator Weeble, while making it clear to the entire world that America would fight strength with strength, and that President Apology BowToHisBetters was no longer in charge. I was not a Trump supporter and, to be frank, I’m still not wild about him because he isn’t consistently...
  • Mattis defends U.S. efforts to prevent civilian casualties in Yemen

    01/01/2018 11:24:00 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 29th 2017 | Dan Lamothe
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis gave a full-throated defense Friday of U.S. efforts to prevent civilian casualties in the conflict in Yemen, making the case that without American involvement, there would be more. Mattis, speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, said that “it’s a tragedy every time” a civilian dies, but that the United States is held to a high standard when it comes to preventing civilian fatalities. “We are being held to a standard – ‘we’ being us and anyone associated with us – that has never been achieved before in warfare,” he said. The comments came after two separate...