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  • US military personnel are lining up on a waitlist to hunt an extremely dangerous scorpion in Kuwait

    01/04/2023 2:24:10 PM PST · by Rio · 14 replies
    Blaze Media ^ | 12/23/2022 | Leon Wolf
    According to Stars and Stripes, some members of the United States military have a new hobby: hunting one of the most dangerous scorpions on earth. And the hobby has become so popular that there is now a waitlist to get in on the scorpion hunts. The scorpion they are hunting is called Androctonus crassicauda, known as the Arabian fat-tailed scorpion. Although the venom of the scorpion is extremely dangerous, it is generally regarded as not aggressive towards humans; rather, members of the military hunt these creatures because they are a danger to the service dogs the military relies upon. In...
  • Joe Biden Inches Toward War with Iran, Makes Israel Full Military Partner

    12/22/2022 12:05:54 AM PST · by blueplum · 58 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 21 Dec 2022 | BY WILLIAM M. ARKIN
    Preparing for any potential war against Iran, the Biden administration has formally elevated Israel in military planning.... ...For the Pentagon, Israel is the most prized military and intelligence partner in the Middle East, with its vast combat experience and advanced technologies. With the end of combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, and with the brokering of the Abraham Accords by the Trump administration, Washington sees an opportunity to incorporate Israel into a new regional alliance. ... ..."CENTCOM will now work to implement the U.S. Government commitment to a holistic approach to regional security and cooperation with our partners," the Tampa-based command...
  • 'European democracy is under attack': Roberta Metsola addresses EU Parliament corruption scandal

    12/13/2022 2:43:48 AM PST · by robowombat · 13 replies
    EP ^ | Dec 13, 3033
    'European democracy is under attack': Roberta Metsola addresses EU Parliament corruption scandal By Euronews • Updated: 13/12/2022 - 11:31 Roberta Metsola address the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg, France. Roberta Metsola address the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg, France. - Copyright Philippe BUISSIN/ European Union 2022 - Source : EP Roberta Metsola, the President of the European Parliament, warned on Monday that there would be "no impunity" for those found guilty of corruption as she addressed what is perhaps the gravest graft scandal to hit the hemicycle in recent years. "Make no mistake, the European Parliament, dear colleague, is under...
  • Christian monastery possibly pre-dating Islam found in UAE

    11/03/2022 8:27:06 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 11 replies
    Associated Press (via ^ | 03 November 2022 | Jon Gambrell
    Historians say early churches and monasteries spread along the Persian Gulf to the coasts of present-day Oman and all the way to India. Archaeologists have found other similar churches and monasteries in Bahrain, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
  • Muslim Man Butchers Coptic Christian with a Meat Cleaver

    06/13/2022 4:19:39 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 15 replies ^ | June 10, 2022 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Another day has passed, and another Muslim man has murdered another Coptic Christian in Egypt. On Sunday, June 5, 2022—the same day Muslims attacked a packed church in Nigeria, massacring more than 50 Christians—Abdullah Hosni, a Muslim man with a long history of harassing Christians, randomly attacked a Copt, Kirollos (Cyril) Megali, with a meat cleaver in a village in Sohag, Upper Egypt. Kirollos, who was rushed to a hospital “drenched in blood and with multiple stab wounds,” spent three days in an intensive care unit before succumbing to his injuries, including hack wounds to his skull. Kirollos after being...
  • Kuwait summons top US diplomat over LGBTQ friendly posts

    06/06/2022 8:53:27 AM PDT · by Salman · 33 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | June 1, 2022 | Deutsche Welle staff writer
    The Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry said Friday it had summoned the top diplomat at the US Embassy to object to social media posts on Twitter and Instagram in "support of homosexuality." On June 1, the embassy posted a picture of an LGBTQ flag, known as the progress flag, and quoted US President Joe Biden, "All human beings should be treated with respect and dignity and should be able to live without fear no matter who they are or whom they love." ... Why are the tweets problematic in Kuwait? Kuwait legally bans homosexuality, as do several other Muslim countries. In the...
  • India faces uproar after ruling BJP officials insult Prophet Muhammad

    06/05/2022 6:17:11 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 16 replies
    TRT World ^ | 6/5/2022 | News Agencies-TRT World
    Muslim countries including Qatar, Saudi Arabia condemn remarks about Prophet Mohammed made by top officials in India's Bharatiya Janata Party, as calls grow on social media for boycott of Indian goods in Muslim countries. Qatar, Kuwait and Iran have summoned their Indian envoys over insulting remarks on Islam's Prophet Muhammad by two officials of India's ruling party. In a statement on Sunday the Qatari Foreign Ministry said it summoned the Indian envoy to "voice disappointment of Qatar and its total rejection and condemnation to the controversial remarks." Qatari Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Soltan bin Saaad Al Muraikhi handed...
  • Pride month: Kuwait criticises US embassy over pro-LGBT tweets

    06/02/2022 8:18:18 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 2, 2022 | Leo Sands
    Kuwait has summoned a top US diplomat in protest over tweets from the American embassy supporting LGBT rights, its foreign ministry says. US officials there had posted a rainbow flag and message of solidarity from President Joe Biden for Pride month. But Kuwait officials criticised the embassy for "supporting homosexuality" and demanded it didn't happen again. Rights for LGBT people are severely restricted in Kuwait and it is illegal there for men to be gay. In a pair of tweets published in English and Arabic on Thursday, the US Embassy in Kuwait quoted President Biden as saying all humans "should...
  • Kuwaiti journalist against Qatar's al-Jazeera over the coverage of the attack in Be'er Sheva: 'You call murderers as having died as "martyrs," rotten channel?!

    03/27/2022 9:17:39 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 6 replies
    The Kuwaiti journalist @JasemAljuraid @JasemAljuraid against the Qatari al-Jazeera over the coverage of the attack in Beer Sheva: "You call murderers as having died as "martyrs," a rotten channel ?! Incitement to kill innocent women and old men, legitimize the killer and announce to him the death of saints. Whoever kills innocent people on the street from any country or religion is a rotten terrorist! "— roi kais • روعي كايس • רועי קייס (@kaisos1987) March 23, 2022
  • Kuwaiti Journalist: Palestinians Supported Saddam's Invasion of Kuwait, Hitler in WWII – Now They Support the Houthis, IRGC...

    02/02/2022 11:26:03 AM PST · by Conservat1 · 21 replies
    Memri ^ | Feb 2, 2022
    Kuwaiti Journalist Abdallah Muhammad Al-Mulla: The Palestinians Supported Saddam's Invasion of Kuwait, Hitler in WWII – Now They Support the Houthis, IRGC; Arabs Today Are Less Inclined to Support the Palestinians Cause #Kuwait #Palestinians— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) February 2, 2022
  • Justice served for China as UAE scraps F-35 deal ---- America loses out as Gulf state opts for French Rafale jets and refuses to bow to pressure over Huawei and 5G

    12/28/2021 6:52:31 PM PST · by elpadre · 13 replies ^ | December 27, 2021 | Chen Feng
    The United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s recent cancelation of its plan to buy 50 Lockheed F-35 fighter jets worth $23 billion from the United States showed that the close trading partnership between the UAE and China could be playing a role. The cancelation means that the UAE has chosen Huawei’s 5G technology over the F-35, which is used by the US as a “favor” to form military alliances with other countries. At the US request, the UAE previously agreed to halt the construction of a logistic port that is being built by China. But this time, strong US pressure has failed...
  • What wasn't reported about the Natanz bombing: A huge failure and scandal for Iran's air defense

    12/06/2021 11:12:57 AM PST · by JerusalemOne · 16 replies
    Nziv.Net ^ | NEWSRAEL
    NEWSRAEL: It is further reported that the failure of its air defense system at Natanz has got Iran in a fit and heads are about to roll... Updated Iranian sources revealed that unmanned aerial vehicles penetrated Iran's airspace because air defense systems were unable to shoot them down. According to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas, more than five reconnaissance UAVs penetrated Iranian airspace, and the Iranian missile system "Bavar 373" and the Russian S-300 missile system failed to shoot them down.
  • INVESTIGATION: Hunter Biden Had Tentacles In Dark Corners Of the World Far Beyond China, Ukraine

    12/01/2021 11:43:36 PM PST · by Liz · 31 replies ^ | May 18, 2021 | Luke Rosiak
    PART 2 OF 3. The Hunter Biden Files Hunter Biden and his business partners were involved in discussions about possible deals in dozens of foreign countries, often corrupt backwaters, at times invoking official channels like ambassadors, emails reviewed by The Daily Wire show. While most attention has focused on Ukraine, where a gas company paid the now-president’s son tens of thousands of dollars a month while he was in deep crack addiction, and China, Hunter and his partners at a consultancy called Rosemont Seneca were eager to do business in a vast array of other places. The map below highlights...
  • Iraqi PM Unharmed After Drone Attack Amid Escalating Tensions With Iran-Backed Militias

    11/07/2021 5:54:12 AM PST · by Conservat1 · 7 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | Nov 7, 2021
    Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi addresses the nation following a drone strike that targeted his residence in Baghdad on November 7. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi addresses the nation following a drone strike that targeted his residence in Baghdad on November 7. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi survived an attack by an armed drone on his residence on November 7 amid escalating tensions over the refusal of Iran-backed militias to accept last month's parliamentary election results. The Baghdad residence inside the city's fortified Green Zone was hit by a rocket attack early on November 7, the prime minister’s office said...
  • Eternals banned in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait after Disney refuses gay cuts – reports

    11/04/2021 2:12:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    According to the Hollywood Reporter, the $200m movie will not be released in the Gulf region countries after being removed from local sites. The studio has yet to comment or confirm but sources claim that the reason is a kiss between Brian Tyree Henry’s character and his on-screen husband, played by Haaz Sleiman. It marks the first gay kiss in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Homosexuality is still illegal across much of the region and is punishable by death in both Saudi Arabia and Qatar. A local cinema chain confirmed to the trade that the film was “banned” but had no...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Gates and equestrian millionaire fiancé Nayel Nassar secretly married in a Muslim wedding YESTERDAY: Will walk down aisle today for SECOND civil ceremony with both parents and Coldplay will perform at reception

    10/16/2021 12:49:22 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 74 replies
    dm ^ | 10/16/2021 | cohen
    Microsoft heiress Jennifer Gates has married Egyptian equestrian Nayel Nassar in a secret ceremony held the night before the announced wedding date, has exclusively learned. The private Muslim ceremony was held on Friday night in the garden of the family's 142-acre estate in North Salem, New York where a larger civil ceremony with 300 guests is scheduled for Saturday afternoon. Parents Bill and Melinda Gates will jointly walk 25-year-old Jennifer, whose dress was custom made by Vera Wang, down the aisle at Saturday's ceremony. Coldplay will perform at the reception, as will folk rock star Harry Hudson. Saturday's guest...
  • Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman rattles Muslim clergy, challenges sources of sharia

    06/24/2021 6:00:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/24/2021 | Thomas Lifson
    This is huge. Those of us who have had hopes that Saudi Arabia can be transformed from a sponsor of hardline jihad into a modernizing force in the Islamic world have cause for optimism.Remarks made by the real ruler of Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS), suggest that he is carefully laying the grounds for a fundamental reinterpretation of orthodox Islam.Tarek Fatah, a fellow at the Middle East Forum, writes in the Toronto Sun:When the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, challenged the fundamental precepts of Islamic Sharia in an interview on April...
  • Taliban warn Turkey against extending troop presence in Afghanistan amid US pullout

    07/13/2021 8:12:01 AM PDT · by elpadre · 29 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...