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  • Cairo mosque closed due to breach of COVID-19 measures

    01/04/2021 7:01:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Sify ^ | 12/29
    Egypt's Minister of Religious Endowments Mohamed Gomaa ordered the closure of a Cairo mosque for two weeks for violating precautionary measures put in place to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the press service of the ministry reported on Tuesday. "Minister Mohamed Gomaa, after praying at the Al-Nour mosque in the Abbassia district, decided to close it for two weeks from Tuesday due to the fact that worshipers in the mosque did not comply with the requirements of the ministry on the mandatory wearing of masks and availability of a personal prayer mat," the ministry said. The ministry added that any mosque...
  • Egypt: Muslims Kill, Wound Christians in Stabbing Spree

    12/28/2020 7:28:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Dec 28, 2020 | Raymond Ibrahim
    And Egypt’s authorities conclude it was a “generic” crime that has nothing to do with religious hate. Two Muslim brothers recently went on a stabbing spree targeting Egypt’s indigenous Christian minority, the Copts, in Alexandria, Egypt; one man was killed and two others were severely injured and hospitalized during the rampage. Last reported on Dec. 13, the brothers had been arrested and were to be detained for four days, pending an investigation. According to authorities, they went on their murderous stabbing spree because they were “upset” that their mother had died earlier that day, on Dec. 10. Even the state...
  • Last Byzantine Greeks Facing Extinction in Islamist-Led Turkey

    12/27/2020 4:21:39 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Dec 2020 | Jack Montgomery
    The Greeks who represent the last vestiges of Christian Byzantium and the Roman Empire are heading towards their final extinction in Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Turkey, with their numbers dwindling to a mere handful under his Islamist government. What is now Turkey only began to be colonised in by the Turkic peoples in earnest from around 1071, after their Seljuk ancestors had arrived from Central Asia and vanquished the Greek-speaking Christian ruler Romanos IV Diogenes’s forces at the Battle of Manzikert. The last vestiges of the Byzantine state where finally snuffed out with the brutal conquest of Constantinople, widely regarded as...
  • Martel: World Prepares for Return of Obama-Era Chaos Under Biden

    12/25/2020 7:43:47 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Dec 2020 | FRANCES MARTEL
    President-elect Joe Biden has made clear in his staffing plans and public remarks that he intends to return America to many of the foreign policy positions championed by his former boss, President Barack Obama. While American mainstream media has largely cheered this – and glowered at President Donald Trump for defending his achievements by making regression more difficult under Biden – many of America’s allies, and some of its foes, around the world are making moves suggesting they expect a full return to the state of global affairs in 2016. The Obama administration’s foreign policy was defined by the tension...
  • Arabs states draw closer to Israel to counter non-Arab powers Turkey and Iran

    11/12/2020 8:00:44 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 4 replies
    jns.org ^ | 11/11/20 | Ariel Ben Solomon
    The decision by three Arab states to make peace with Israel can be credited both to efforts by the Trump administration and the recognition by these Sunni states that their security would improve against the ongoing threats they face from Turkey and Iran. Iran and its proxies interfere with Arab states while promoting their Shi’ite revolutionary ideology; likewise, Turkey pushes its Sunni revolutionary ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood throughout the region. Turkey and Iran look to overthrow the Sunni Arab states that do not align with them, such as Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states. The normalization deals between the...
  • Iran offers Arab states 'mafia deal' of security or punishment after Trump

    11/10/2020 10:22:58 AM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    https://www.jpost.com ^ | By SETH J. FRANTZMAN NOVEMBER 9, 2020 17:08
    The message was clearly aimed at Gulf states and others that are partnered with the US. Iran has sought to reach out to its Arab neighbors, with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warning them that US President Donald Trump will be leaving in 70 days, but Iran’s regime will remain “forever.” He urged them to realize that “betting on outsiders to provide security is never a good gamble.” In Arabic and English, he called for dialogue and to work together. The message was clearly aimed at Gulf states and others that are partnered with the US. Iran was offering them...
  • Israeli Settlements Minister Warns of War in Middle East if Biden Wins; While Egypt worries Biden and Democrats will empower Islamists in the region

    11/06/2020 8:17:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Summit News ^ | 11/06/2020 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Israeli Settlements Minister Tzachi Hanegbi warns that a Biden presidency could ignite war in the Middle East, while Egypt fears Biden would aid the resurgence of Islamists in the region. Hanegbi pointed out that Biden has indicated he will resurrect America’s nuclear agreement with Iran which was cancelled by the Trump administration. For Israel, this would represent an existential threat to national security and drastically increase the chances of war with Tehran. “If Biden stays with that policy, there will, in the end, be a violent confrontation between Israel and Iran,” said Hanegbi. Meanwhile, other Middle Eastern countries such as...
  • Lebanese president's daughter 'doesn't mind' conditional peace with Israel

    10/27/2020 6:56:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | OCTOBER 27, 2020 | TZVI JOFFRE
    Lebanese president's daughter 'doesn't mind' conditional peace with Israel "I defend the interests of my country Lebanon first. Are we required to remain in a state of war?" • Maronite leader: "Lebanon should be the last Arab country to normalize its relations with Israel." Claudine and Mireille Aoun, daughters of Lebanon's President Aoun arrive for a state dinner given at the Elysee palace in Paris (photo credit: STEPHANE MAHE / REUTERS) Claudine Aoun Roukoz, daughter of Lebanese President Michel Aoun and head of the National Commission for Lebanese Women, stressed that she would "not mind" if Lebanon makes peace with...
  • Greece-Israel-Cyprus agree on East-Med pipeline at 5th Trilateral Meeting

    12/28/2018 1:29:42 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    TornosNews.gr ^ | December 20, 2018 | Source: CNA
    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called on Turkey to respect International Law at the Press Conference following the 5th trilateral meeting in Israel with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday... “We have emphasised the need for respect of international law in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean. Respecting, in particular, the right of Cyprus to exercise its sovereign rights in its EEZ “. Mr Tsipras went on to underline the need for a just and viable solution of the Cypriot problem with the scrapping of the guarantees on the occupied part of the island and...
  • Why The United States Needs To Put Its Weight Behind France In The Mediterranean; It is a gift from heaven that one of America’s oldest allies, is now volunteering to shoulder additional security burdens.

    08/17/2020 7:24:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/17/2020 | Sumantra Maitra
    As forces mass in Europe, the biggest stumbling block to EuropeÂ’s future strategic independence as well as American grand strategy is once again Germany. North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies Turkey and Greece are embroiled in a dispute over Turkish oil and gas exploration in the Mediterranean, and Greece is backed by the French navy. After the French military conducted training exercises with Greek forces in the region on Thursday, Turkey warned France to retreat. Within a day, three things happened in rapid succession.First, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signed a treaty to relocate troops out of Germany to...
  • New Math: 7+3=Mediterranean Bloc

    10/12/2020 6:35:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | October 12, 2020 | BESA CENTER
    The power shift in the Middle East over the past several years has reshaped the political challenges facing several of its constituent countries, and has led them to consider a possible expansion of their framework of relations. Considering Turkey’s repeated interventions in the affairs of more than one state and the potential threat its ambitions pose to the region’s future, the strategic interests of Israel and many Arab countries—especially the UAE and Saudi Arabia—necessitate a strengthening of relations among countries that can offset Ankara’s aggression. Advertisement Greece is perhaps uniquely suited to assist in this cooperation. Jerusalem boosted its ties...
  • History in the making: Joint US-Israeli delegation arrives in Bahrain ahead of the official establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries

    10/18/2020 11:56:28 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 18 2020 | LUKE KENTON and ASSOCIATED PRESS and REUTERS
    A joint American-Israeli delegation landed in Bahrain Sunday, where officials will be signing a number of bilateral agreements following an announcement last month to normalize relations. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's national security adviser, Meir Ben-Shabbat, led the delegation that flew out of Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport on Sunday morning. Ben-Shabbat said ahead of departure the visit will ‘translate plans to actions and concrete agreements’ with the signing of a range of deals involving finance, investment, trade, tourism, communications, technology and agriculture.
  • A force to be reckoned with (Egyptian Air Force)

    08/09/2010 7:02:30 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    Arabian Aerospace ^ | 9 August 2010
    A force to be reckoned with Posted on 9 August 2010 in Defence The Egyptian Air Force (EAF) or Al Quwwat Al Jawwiya Il Misriya, is one of the largest air arms in the region and is also one of the longest established. Formed in 1930 as the Egyptian Army Air Force, it became fully independent in 1937. Initially it had close links with the British Royal Air Force and was primarily equipped with British-supplied aircraft. Spitfires gave way to Meteors and Vampires before the 1952 revolution, after which the new president, General Gamal Abdel Nasser, turned to the Soviet...
  • Saudi Prince Bandar Denounces Palestinian Leadership: Is Saudi-Israel Peace Deal Next?

    10/12/2020 8:59:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/12/2020 | Rick Moran
    Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan, one of the most widely recognized and respected Saudi officials in the world, gave a three-part interview to the government-controlled Al Arabiya news network and proceeded to tear down 70 years of myths about the leadership of the Palestinian national movement. Bandar spent 22 years as a Saudi ambassador to the U.S. and is known to speak for the government. It was an extraordinary series of interviews — a brutal assessment of the numerous self-inflicted wounds by Palestinian leaders going all the way back to the 1930s. It was broadcast in Arabic with English subtitles...
  • Egypt’s population increases by 1 million in 8 months to reach 101 million

    10/09/2020 4:23:45 PM PDT · by Salman · 29 replies
    Arab News ^ | 5 OCT 2020 | Mohammed Abu Zaid
    CAIRO: The announcement that Egypt’s population is now 101 million means that it has increased by 1 million in less than 8 months. The Population Clock of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics said it passed the 100 million mark on Feb. 11, 2020. Amr Hassan, the former reporter of the National Population Council, said that the population is a major concern for the Egyptian government, as it puts great pressure on natural resources and is a burden on the state budget. ...
  • Egyptian warships approaching Istanbul

    10/09/2020 9:45:42 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 59 replies
    AHVAL (events) News ^ | Oct 09 2020 05:03 Gmt + 3
    MOSCOW - The Russian and Egyptian Navy are preparing to conduct maneuvers, the first of their kind in the Black Sea. According to the press office of the Russian Southern Military District, representatives of the two armies held a three-day conference in Novorossiysk on the preparation of the joint exercises "Friendship Bridge - 2020", which will be held for the first time in the Black Sea. The Black Sea is an inland sea located between the southeastern part of Europe and Asia Minor. It connects with the Mediterranean Sea through the Bosphorus Strait and the Sea of ​​Marmara, and it...
  • Intel: Pentagon eyes partnership with Algeria amid competition with Russia, China

    10/02/2020 7:27:50 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 20 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | Oct 1, 2020 | Jared Szuba
    Defense Secretary Mark Esper met with Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune today in the first visit of a Pentagon chief to the North African country since 2006. It was also the highest-level US diplomatic meeting with the new Algerian president since longtime ruler Abdelaziz Bouteflika was ousted amid popular protests last year. The meeting came a day after Esper signed a 10-year road map for defense cooperation agreement with Tunisia's defense minister and one day before an expected stop in Morocco. The trip is the latest sign that the United States sees strategic opportunity in bolstering its partnerships in North Africa...
  • "The EU is a firm supporter of the Palestinian Authority"

    10/08/2020 1:04:42 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/10/20
    A spokesperson for the EU responded today (Thursday) to the report according to which the European Union links aid to PA to financial ties with Israel. According to the report, European Union leaders told the Palestinian Authority that they will refuse to provide financial aid as long as it refuses to accept tax revenues collected by Israel. "The EU and its Member States are and continue to be the largest international financial supporter of Palestinians. The EU is a firm supporter of the Palestinian Authority", the spokesperson said to Arutz Sheva. "The EU and many partners in the international community...
  • Netanyahu Warns the Mullahs

    10/06/2020 6:59:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Oct 6, 2020 | Joseph Puder
    “To the people of Lebanon, Israel means you no harm. But Iran does.” Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the annual forum of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. In his speech from Jerusalem (due to Covid-19, worldwide leaders delivered their speeches via videos, not in person in New York City), he devoted the lion’s share of the time to the threat Iran poses to the international community and especially in the Middle East. He said that, “Iran is the greatest enemy of peace.” He also pointed out on a large map, the location in Beirut where...
  • Top ex-Shin Bet official: Arab states view Abbas as irrelevant

    10/05/2020 10:44:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-5-20 | YONAH JEREMY BOB
    “The Arab world now says that relations with Israel is more important than the Palestinian issue, which cannot be solved by Abu Mazen, for the foreseeable future.” The constellations of moderate Sunni Arab states which are on track to normalize relations with Israel view Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as irrelevant, a former top Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) official has told The Jerusalem Post. Former head of the counter-terrorism division for Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria Arik “Harris” Barbing told the Post on Sunday that, “the Palestinian issue is not a focus of the Arab states.” Harris said that, “Abu...