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  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by larylin
    +13 +3

    Reports that Trump considering pulling out of peace talks 'nonsense,' US official says

    US President Donald Trump is reportedly weighing whether to pull out of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations following a "tense" meeting with White House senior staff and officials in Ramallah, according to London-based Arabic daily al-Hayat on Saturday. The report claimed that Trump is to determine the future of reigniting Mideast peace efforts in the near future, including the possibility of withdrawing completely from the process.

  • Video
    3 days ago
    by kong88
    +25 +7

    Video Refutes ISIS Claim That U.S. Blew Up Mosque

    Al Nuri Grand Mosque, in Mosul, Iraq, was blown up on Wednesday. The Islamic State said a U.S. airstrike destroyed it. But surveillance footage shows that the building appeared to be packed with explosives and not hit by an airstrike.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by Pfennig88
    +18 +2

    'Toy' bomb kills six children in South Waziristan

    A bomb resembling a toy killed at least six children on Sunday in the tribal area bordering Afghanistan, officials said. The bomb exploded while the children were playing with it in Speenmark village in the South Waziristan tribal district.

  • Current Event
    6 days ago
    by Appaloosa
    +17 +5

    Saudi Arabia's crown prince deposed

    Saudi Arabia's king deposed the sitting crown prince Wednesday and replaced him with Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the deputy crown prince, the state news agency reported.

  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by zobo
    +10 +3

    Iran begins sending gas to Iraq under major deal

    Iran has begun exporting gas through a pipeline to Baghdad under a deal set to make Iraq the Islamic republic's top customer, the oil ministry said. "Iran's natural gas exports to Baghdad began Wednesday evening," Deputy Oil Minister Amir Hossein Zamaninia said late Wednesday in comments carried by the ministry's Shana website.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by socialiguana
    +6 +2

    Unveiling clock showing 8,411 days left for Israel, Iranians rage against Jewish state

    Iran held major anti-Israel rallies across the country Friday, with protesters chanting “Death to Israel” and condemning the occupation of Palestinian land. Marchers in Tehran headed from various points of the city toward the Friday prayer ceremony at Tehran University. Similar demonstrations were held in other cities and towns in Iran, according to state media.

  • Current Event
    9 days ago
    by weekendhobo
    +20 +5

    Palestinians dispute IS claim for deadly attack on Israel

    Palestinian militants disputed an Islamic State claim Saturday that it was behind a deadly attack against Israel, saying it was their people who killed a female police officer on duty near Jerusalem's Old City. Family members of the attackers said they were deeply religious men who acted on their own.

  • Analysis
    2 weeks ago
    by TNY
    +24 +8

    The Arab World Has Never Recovered From the Loss of 1967

    Fifty years after the Six-Day War, the intellectualism that once lit up the Middle East has been all but extinguished by corrupt regimes and perverse…

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by bradd
    +4 +1

    Saudis foil attack on Grand Mosque in Mecca

    Saudi security forces on Friday prevented an imminent attack on the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the country's Interior Ministry said on state-run TV. A suspect planning an attack on the mosque blew himself up in a nearby neighborhood when security forces surrounded a home where the man was hiding, according to the ministry.

  • Analysis
    3 weeks ago
    by ppp
    +33 +6

    The ISIS Killers: The Men Leading the Battle For Mosul Might Be Wiped Out Along the Way

    An elite group of Iraqi soldiers is leading the battle to free the city of Mosul from ISIS. The so-called “Golden Division” was formed and trained by the US to hunt terrorists — but in Mosul they have been thrown into brutal urban combat. Mike Giglio and Warzer Jaff accompanied them to the front lines for some of the decisive moments of the seven-month offensive. This is the story of their fight against ISIS and of the men they lost along the way.

  • Current Event
    9 days ago
    by zritic
    +11 +2

    Jewish fanatics torture, try to kill 8-year-old boy in West Bank

    A Palestinian child from Beit Furik town in Nablus survived certain death on Wednesday after Jewish settlers kidnapped and tortured him inside their settlement. Local sources told reporters that eight-year-old Bashar Ghazal was found in the illegal Itamar settlement, handcuffed and injured as a result of his exposure to severe torture at the hands of extremist settlers.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by TNY
    +16 +6

    Mosul Authorities Ban Wearing of Full Veil, Burqa in Public

    Wearing full Islamic veils for women including burqa, a veil for the face that leaves the area around the eyes clear, has been banned in public places in newly liberated parts of Mosul as part of new security measures to confront possible suicide bombing attacks during Ramadan, according to a statement from Nineveh police office Sunday, Rudaw reported.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by Appaloosa
    +16 +5

    UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain cut off relations with fellow Gulf state Qatar

    Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates have broken diplomatic relations with Qatar, rattling a powerful 36-year-old Gulf states union, over what they say is the country's support of terrorism.

  • Expression
    1 month ago
    by Appaloosa
    +29 +6

    Trump Mind-Melds With the Saudis Over Glowing Orb

    Capping off his trip to Saudi Arabia, President Donald Trump completed his process of fully assimilating to the Saudi’s political outlook and goals by laying hands on the magical orb that cleanses all sense of self from anyone who touches it.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +12 +5

    Yet Another Video Shows U.S.-Funded White Helmets Assisting Public Executions in Rebel-Held Syria

    The shocking regime change scandal mainstream media refuses to touch. By Ben Norton, Max Blumenthal.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by aj0690
    +17 +4

    Gang Attacks Navalny Campaign's Landlord in Siberia

    An armed gang has violently beaten a man in Siberia after his family rented office space to the presidential campaign of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The victim, the son of the campaign's landlord in the city of Irkutsk, had been discussing repair work with the men before they began to beat him with baseball bats. The landlord's son was taken to hospital, where he is being treated with stitches, according to Sergei Bespalov, the coordinator of Navalny's Irkutsk headquarters.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by kxh
    +13 +3

    Four Arab nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar

    Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates cut diplomatic ties to Qatar over its support for Islamist groups.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by canuck
    +28 +6

    Canadian bombs missed targets 17 times during air campaign in Iraq and Syria

    Canadian bombs missed their targets 17 times during the air campaign in Iraq, according to new figures released by the Department of National Defence. CBC News has obtained details of one of those missions, and the documents raise troubling questions about not only the Royal Canadian Air Force's guided munitions but how forthcoming DND is prepared to be about the sensitive issue.​

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by aj0690
    +17 +5

    Police rescue 14-year-old boy 'locked up at home since birth' by parents

    A 14-year-old boy whose parents allegedly kept him confined in the family home for his entire life has been freed and taken into care. Police in the Israeli city of Hadera said said they found the teenager “in a severe state of neglect” after they broke into the apartment. Called in by neighbours because of the stench emanating from building, officers said they had expected to find a body. Instead they found the boy and his parents, both of whom are in their 60s.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by canuck
    +55 +11

    Trump launches military strike against Syria

    The United States launched a military strike Thursday on a Syrian government target in retaliation for their chemical weapons attack on civilians earlier in the week.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by ilyas
    +25 +9

    Afghan official: Massive US bomb death toll rises to 94

    The number of militants killed in an attack by the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military has risen to 94, an Afghan official said Saturday. Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar, said the number of Islamic State group dead was up from the 36 reported a day earlier. A Ministry of Defense official had said Friday the number of dead could rise as officials assessed the bomb site in Achin district.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by baron778
    +35 +10

    ISIS leader Abu Bakr Baghdadi arrested in Syria: DESI

    European department for security and information (DESI) has said that they have received information that the leader of ISIS militant group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was arrested by Syrian and Russian joint forces. The media office of DESI secretary general said in a press release on Tuesday that this came after Baghdadi was pushed to leave Mosul after Iraqi forces launched an operation to retake the key city from ISIS terrorists.

  • Analysis
    1 month ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +25 +5

    America’s Misadventures in the Middle East

    It’s time for a fundamental reexamination of the U.S. role in the region. By Chas Freeman.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by zobo
    +13 +5

    Youth murdered for ‘honour’

    A youth was shot dead allegedly for contracting love marriage at Bhagowal village in Tanda police precincts late on Sunday night. Police said Zaheer Butt (28), son of Liaqat Butt, a local trader, had contracted love marriage with a girl of the same village. The girl’s family was against the marriage and had been nurturing a grudge against Zaheer.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by Nelson
    +25 +5

    UAE to tow giant icebergs from Antarctica to use for drinking water

    The United Arab Emirates is planning to tow icebergs from Antarctica to its coast to solve its issues with drinking water. The National Advisor Bureau Limited company plans to provide a new source of freshwater for the region by towing the iceberg from Antarctica to the coast of the eastern emirate of Fujairah. The Masdar city-based company then plans to mine the iceberg for drinking water.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by messi
    +14 +3

    US army 'lost track of $1bn worth of arms'

    Amnesty International urges the US and other countries to stop arms transfers that could fuel atrocities. The US army has failed to monitor over $1bn worth of arms and other military equipment transfers to Kuwait and Iraq, Amnesty International says in a report citing a 2016 US government audit. The now-declassified document by the US Department of Defence (DoD) audit, was obtained by the rights group following Freedom of Information requests.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by melaniee
    +8 +2

    'Coalition strikes kill 106 civilians' in Al Mayadeen

    At least 106 civilians, including 42 children, have been killed in a series of air strikes by the US-led coalition on an ISIL-held town in eastern Syria, according to a monitoring group. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) says the deaths resulted from air strikes targeted Al Mayadeen in the province of Deir Az Zor.

  • Current Event
    3 months ago
    by TNY
    +22 +9

    Previously untouched 600BC palace discovered under shrine demolished by Isil in Mosul

    Archaeologists documenting Isil’s destruction of the ruins of the Tomb of the Prophet Jonah say they have made an unexpected discovery which could help in our understanding of the world’s first empire. The Nebi Yunus shrine - containing what Muslims and Christians believe to be the tomb of Jonah, as he was known in the Bible, or Yunus in the Koran - was blown up by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) militants soon after they seized huge swathes of northern Iraq in 2014.

  • Expression
    3 months ago
    by hiihii
    +19 +5

    An underground boat to Islamic glory

    When the geographer Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Shams al-Din al-Muqaddasi visited the city of Ramla on the road between Cairo and Damascus in the 10th Century, he described an urban paradise that rivalled his hometown of Jerusalem. “It is a fine city, and well built; its water is good and plentiful; its fruits are abundant,” al-Muqaddasi wrote in his famous travelogue. “Commerce here is prosperous, and the markets excellent.”

  • Current Event
    3 months ago
    by tukka
    +11 +6

    Syrian army says it has shot down Israeli jet

    The Syrian army has said it shot down an Israeli jet, which it claimed had attacked a military target near Palmyra. Israel said all its aircraft returned unscathed. The Syrian army high command said the jet was struck by an anti-aircraft missile after it had flown back into Israeli-controlled territory. It said it was one of four planes which "penetrated our air space at 2.40am (12.30 GMT) via Lebanese territory".

  • Current Event
    3 months ago
    by Chubros
    +21 +6

    US forces just went behind enemy lines in Syria to cut off ISIS’ only escape route

    The offensive to destroy ISIS in Syria took a big step forward recently with US military advisers, helicopters, and artillery helping position a force of about 500 soldiers near a strategic dam outside of Raqqa, ISIS's Syrian capital. The US military, along with Kurdish forces and the multi-ethnic Syrian Democratic Forces rebel group, have moved to put a stranglehold on Raqqa with shelling, air support, and ground forces at the last route in and out of the city, according to a press release.

  • Current Event
    3 months ago
    by zyery
    +21 +4

    Civilian deaths from US airstrikes have hit a record high under Donald Trump

    A non-profit organisation that tracks civilian casualties caused by airstrikes in the Middle East said it has shifted nearly all of its resources to track a surge of claims regarding US-led strikes in Syria and Iraq. The group, called Airwars.org, had been tracking deaths caused by both Russian and US airstrikes but said in a statement Friday that it was suspending its work on "alleged Russian actions in Syria -- so as best to focus our limited resources on continuing to properly monitor and assess reported casualties from the US and its allies.

  • Expression
    2 months ago
    by Mai
    Expression
    +20 +5

    A New Level of Depravity, Even for Bashar al-Assad

    For a world that too often seems impervious to the horrors of Syria’s civil war, the photos and videos from Tuesday’s chemical weapons attack, which killed dozens of civilians, bore witness to a new level of atrocity.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by Apolatia
    +24 +7

    American-led coalition killed more civilians than Russia in March, figures show

    More civilians caught up in the Syrian conflict were killed by US-led coalitions than by Isis or Russian-led forces in the last month, according to figures released by a human rights organisation. The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR), found Isis killed 119 civilians in Syria in March, including 19 children and 7 women, with Russian forces believed to have killed 224 civilians in the same month, including 51 children and 42 women. The SNHR found the international coalition forces, led by the US, killed 260 civilians, including 70 children and 34 women.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by geoleo
    +17 +5

    Syria chemical 'attack': What we know

    At least 70 people have been killed in a suspected chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in north-western Syria. Hundreds suffered symptoms consistent with reaction to a nerve agent after what the opposition and Western powers said was a Syrian government air strike on the area on Tuesday morning. The Syrian military denied using any chemical agents, while its ally Russia said an air strike hit a rebel depot full of chemical munitions. What happened?