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  • Taliban warn Turkey against extending troop presence in Afghanistan amid US pullout

    07/13/2021 8:12:01 AM PDT · by elpadre · 29 replies
    france24.com ^ | July 13, 2021
    The Taliban on Tuesday warned Turkey against extending its troop presence in Afghanistan when US-led forces leave the country, insisting the decision was “reprehensible”. Advertising “The decision... is ill-advised, a violation of our sovereignty and territorial integrity and against our national interests,” the group said in a statement, days after Ankara agreed with Washington to provide security for Kabul airport when foreign forces leave next month. “We consider stay of foreign forces in our homeland by any country under whatever pretext as occupation,” the Taliban said. As foreign forces wind up their withdrawal -- due to be completed by August...
  • Penalty for Early Withdrawal

    07/13/2021 6:32:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2021 | Cal Thomas
    Retirement plans warn of a "penalty for early withdrawal." Might that also apply to the withdrawal of American and NATO forces from Afghanistan? If you set aside the victory by coalition forces that expelled Saddam Hussein's overmatched troops from Kuwait in 1991, the U.S. has not won a war since World War II. Not in Korea. Not in Vietnam and now, says President Biden, Afghanistan is a war we cannot win. Osama bin Laden predicted we didn't have the staying power and would ultimately tire of the conflict. President Biden claims "America's longest war is ending." It may only get...
  • Iraq, Egypt, Jordan agree to boost security and economic ties at Baghdad summit

    06/28/2021 8:53:26 AM PDT · by elpadre · 8 replies
    france24.com ^ | June 28, 2021
    Egypt, Jordan and Iraq agreed to bolster security and economic cooperation at a tripartite summit Sunday that saw an Egyptian head of state visit Iraq for the first time in three decades. The visits by Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Jordan's King Abdullah II came as Iraq seeks to move closer to Arab allies of the United States in the Middle East. Iraq is also seeking to establish itself as a mediator between Arab countries and Iran, after reportedly hosting talks in April between Tehran and Riyadh. Sisi and Abdullah met Iraqi President Barham Saleh and Prime Minister Mustafa...
  • Turkish Gambit: Why Biden-Erdogan's deal is interesting for Ukraine?

    06/25/2021 8:56:36 AM PDT · by elpadre · 7 replies
    112.International ^ | June 25, 2021 | Georgiy Kuhaleyshvili
    On Monday, June 21, Turkish President Recep Erdogan said that his recent meeting with US President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Brussels opens a "new era" in diplomatic relations between the two countries. According to Erdogan, there are no problems in relations between Turkey and the United States that cannot be solved, and there are much more areas for cooperation. Biden expressed the hope that countries can make real progress. At the same time, the parties did not agree on problematic issues, such as the acquisition by Turkey of Russian S-400 anti-missile systems, violation of...
  • UK: Muslim abducts, rapes woman: “You white women are good at it”

    12/21/2014 9:30:29 PM PST · by george76 · 65 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | December 21, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    According to Islamic law, Muslim men can take “captives of the right hand” (Qur’an 4:3, 4:24, 33:50). ... The rape of captive women is also sanctioned in Islamic tradition: .. The Egyptian Sheikh Abu-Ishaq al-Huwayni declared in May 2011 that “we are in the era of jihad,” and that meant Muslims would take slaves ... on May 25, 2011, a female Kuwaiti politician, Salwa al-Mutairi, also spoke out in favor of the Islamic practice of sexual slavery of non-Muslim women, emphasizing that the practice accorded with Islamic law and the parameters of Islamic morality. ... Asian father-of-four raped pub worker...
  • Pick a wife’s name out of a hat: Fatwa on Kuwaiti polygamist households under COVID-19 curfew What’s it really like to live in a polygamist family during coronavirus lockdown?

    01/26/2021 9:31:17 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Gulf News ^ | Samir Salama
    Men in plural marriage are now confused as they go about their life under curfew and decide with which wife they will spend this period. Though it makes sense that a husband under curfew may opt for living with the one he loves most, there is a religious duty that he must achieve justice among his wives. No strain After all, they should try to make sure that their time is divided equally to avoid jealousy among their wives, so that COVI-19 will not strain their relationship. With Kuwait enforcing a total curfew running until May 30, Al Rai newspaper...
  • Kuwait's cabinet submits resignation in standoff with parliament

    01/17/2021 9:47:13 AM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 13, 2021 | Staff
    Kuwait’s Prime Minister Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah presented the resignation of his cabinet to the country’s ruler on Wednesday, days before the premier was due to be questioned in parliament over his choice of ministers and other issues. The standoff between the government and parliament less than a month after the cabinet was appointed poses the first big challenge to Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmed al-Sabah, who assumed power in September. It complicates government efforts to tackle the OPEC state’s deepest economic crisis in decades, caused by low oil prices and the coronavirus crisis. The impasse, the latest in a series of...
  • Iran blames Germany, other countries, for Qassem Soleimani assassination

    01/04/2021 12:28:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.03.2021 | Shamil Shams
    Iran’s state media has alleged that in addition to the United States, several countries, including Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Germany and Britain, had played a role in the assassination of its senior military leader Qassem Soleimani. Soleimani was killed in a US drone strike on January 3, 2020, while visiting Baghdad. According to DEFA Press, more countries would be added to the list once the investigation into Soleimani’s killing is completed. “We must learn from this experience, which came at a great price, and we must make every effort to preserve national unity and cohesion that was achieved...
  • President Trump Files UN Declaration Saying “There is No International Right to Abortion”

    12/21/2020 6:10:22 PM PST · by xomething · 13 replies
    lifenews ^ | 12/21/2020 | Stefano Gennarini JD
    Secretary General. Joined by 34 other countries, the document enshrines the Trump administration’s pro-life diplomacy on the official record of the General Assembly. “The United States strongly supports the dignity of all human beings and protecting life from the moment of conception throughout the lifespan,” Ambassador Kelly Craft wrote to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres transmitting the Geneva Consensus Declaration on Promoting Women’s Health and Strengthening the Family. Following the letter, the declaration was issued as an official document of the United Nations last week and circulated on December 11, after having been translated into all six official UN languages....
  • American Contractors Left Behind in Kuwaiti Prisons on Often-Trumped Up Drug Charges

    11/27/2020 6:03:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2020 | Brian McNicoll
    Imagine if President Trump could have held the election a week later. The Monday following the vote featured news Pfizer is closing in on a vaccine and that the stock market had reached record highs for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic – both of which could have bolstered Trump’s margins and perhaps spared us the messy court battles ahead. Perhaps he also could have gotten behind another issue – one in keeping with twin goals of his administration for all four years: Helping black people and freeing Americans held captive in other countries. He has personally...
  • Muslim World Rises Against French Crackdown on Radical Islam

    10/26/2020 7:16:00 PM PDT · by xomething · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/26/2020 | Breitbart Jerusalem
    Paris (AFP) — France’s largest employers’ federation on Monday urged companies to “resist the blackmail” over a product boycott by Arab countries as a backlash widens over Paris’s hardened stance against radical Islam. French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to take the fight to Islamic radicals after the October 16 beheading of a history teacher who had shown cartoons of the Prophet Mohamed to pupils in a class discussion on free speech. But his comments triggered protests in Muslim-majority countries at the weekend, with people burning pictures of Macron in Syria and setting fire to French flags in the Libyan...
  • Turkey's Erdogan calls for boycott of French goods after Macron defends Muhammad cartoons

    10/26/2020 1:46:14 PM PDT · by karpov · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 26, 2020 | John Bowden
    The leader of Turkey is calling on citizens to boycott French products after French President Emmanuel Macron defended a teacher who was murdered by an 18-year-old radical Islamist, vowing to crack down on radical elements in France. "Never give credit to French-labelled goods, don't buy them," Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan said Monday during a speech in Ankara, according to the BBC and CNN. "European leaders must say 'stop' to Macron and his campaign of hatred," he added. His remarks come amid a deepening dispute between Turkey and France over the treatment of Muslims in France. French authorities argue they are taking...
  • "Gambling on the losers": a storm after the Saudi prince attacked the Palestinians

    10/06/2020 10:10:13 PM PDT · by Marinario · 19 replies
    KanNews,GoogleTranslate ^ | Oct. 6 2020 | R Kaise
    "Gambling on the losers": a storm after the Saudi prince attacked the Palestinians Roy Kaise. Oct.6.2020 Following the agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, Saudi Arabia was designated as a state that if Israel succeeds in normalizing its relations with it, it will be a breach of equality with the Arab world. Tonight, Israel may have received a positive message in this direction, in an interview with one of the Saudi princes on the Al-Arabiya network: he attacked the Palestinians for their opposition to agreements between Israel and the Gulf states, implicitly mentioned Abba Eben. [From the clip: 'We...
  • “Peace is The Prize” – President Trump Meets With His Excellency [Emir] of Kuwait – Schedules 2:00pm Press Conference

    09/18/2020 11:00:16 AM PDT · by edwinland · 15 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9/19/2020 | Sundance
    Good indications for continued progress toward peace in the middle-east. President Trump has called for a 2:00pm press conference (not previously scheduled) following an oval office meeting with Amir Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of the State of Kuwait. This could be yet another partner announcement in the normalization of relations with Israel. CTH predicted Kuwait would be next. It would make sense for Kuwait, Oman and Sudan to come next in the process before the heavy -and more complex- nations (Qatar & Saudi). Protocols and pageantry are culturally very important to the Arab nations and they have a...
  • The 1967 Six-Day War (What really happened)

    04/06/2003 3:35:06 AM PDT · by Asher · 26 replies · 1,095+ views
    us-israel.org ^ | Mitchell Bard
    The 1967 Six-Day War by Mitchell Bard -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Israel consistently expressed a desire to negotiate with its neighbors. In an address to the UN General Assembly on October 10, 1960, Foreign Minister Golda Meir challenged Arab leaders to meet with Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion to negotiate a peace settlement. Nasser answered on October 15, saying that Israel was trying to deceive world opinion, and reiterating that his country would never recognize the Jewish State.(1) The Arabs were equally adamant in their refusal to negotiate a separate settlement for the refugees. As Nasser told the United Arab Republic National Assembly March...
  • How could Iran retaliate for Natanz explosion? - analysis

    07/07/2020 4:35:45 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 50 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 7, 2020 | Seth J. Frantzman
    [Tehran] is in a difficult position because it labeled the explosion an accident, but it is now facing a deluge of foreign media reports seeking to conclude that the explosion was perpetrated by a state or group. This is what Iran's regime is reading: Major media from The New York Times to The Washington Post and local media such as Kuwait's Al-Jarida have all sought to assert that Israel was involved in the mysterious July 2 explosion at a warehouse in the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility... [t]hat could set back the program for months or a year. Iran, however, is...
  • Report: Israeli cyberattack caused Iran nuclear site fire, F35s hit missile base

    07/04/2020 2:10:53 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 19 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 3 July 2020, 2:08 pm | Judah Ari Gross
    Israel was responsible for two blasts at Iranian facilities — one related to uranium enrichment, the other for missile production — over the past week, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported Friday. The Al-Jareeda daily cited an unnamed senior source as saying that an Israeli cyberattack caused a fire and explosion at the largely underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility in the predawn hours of Thursday morning. According to the source, this was expected to set back Iran’s nuclear enrichment program by approximately two months. The newspaper also reported that last Friday Israeli F-35 stealth fighter jets bombed a site located in the...
  • Report: Natanz 'accident' was Israel's fault

    Kuwait's Al-Jarida newspaper on Friday reported that Israel was responsible for a Thursday "accident" at an Iranian nuclear facility in Natanz. It is believed that the Natanz facility is used to enrich uranium. According to the Al-Jarida report, the explosion was caused by an "Israeli cyber attack" which targeted the computers which control the pressure gauges inside gas containers. Tehran has allegedly lost 80% of the uranium hexafluoride gas it needs in order to enrich uranium. The report also claimed that Israel is responsible for the Parchin blast which occurred last week. On Thursday, Iran's state news agency IRNA published...
  • FBI: SEIU Duped as 39 Million Masks ‘Found’ by Union Was Elaborate Fraud Scheme

    04/12/2020 12:05:38 PM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/12/2020 | Kyle Olson
    The 39 million N95 masks the Service Employees International Union announced it had discovered turned out to be an elaborate scheme, according to the FBI. In late March, the union rushed out a press release: The union launched an exhaustive search for masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) five days ago in response to pleas from frontline healthcare workers that they need more protection and feel unsafe on the job as they treat the growing number of COVID-19 patients. SEIU-UHW has 97,000 members who work in hospitals across California. Within 48 hours of painstakingly calling leads and potential suppliers,...
  • Some US troops transported from Iraq to Kuwait aboard Canadian aircraft, report says

    01/07/2020 11:15:58 PM PST · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 7 2020 | David Aaro
    "Dozens" of U.S. and allied troops were transported to Kuwait aboard Canadian aircraft ahead of missile strikes that targeted military bases in Iraq, according to a report. The relocation effort began Monday and continued Tuesday, with the military personnel leaving Iraq for safety reasons on numerous Canadian C-17 Globemaster aircraft. Senior military sources said civilians and unarmed personnel were being prioritized, according to Canada's Global News.