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  • Saudi Prince Muhammad On Eve of Accession, Plans War On Iran, with Israeli Attack on Hizballah

    11/21/2017 2:15:45 PM PST · by drewh · 29 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | Nov 19 2017 ast
    The next Saudi King Crown Prince Muhammad and Israel agree that Iran is the biggest threat to the region, but Israel’s top soldier rules out initiating an attack on Hizballah. Two London publications on the same day shed unusual light on the next chapter in Saud royal history, as well as on the hitherto semi-clandestine ties between Riyadh and Jerusalem. Daily Mail, quoting “a source close to the Saudi royal family” reported that King Salman, 91, intends to give up the throne next week and name his son, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, 32 as his successor. The king will...
  • The Gigantic City Project Called NEOM: Saudi Arabia Might Recognize Israel Because of NEOM Project

    10/29/2017 7:52:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Global Research News ^ | October 26, 2017 | Andrew Korybko
    The half-a-trillion-dollar initiative to build a tristate city at the Saudi, Egyptian, and Jordanian border in the Gulf of Aqaba will more than likely lead to Riyadh recognizing Israel and integrating Tel Aviv into the project. The ambitious Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman unveiled a $500 billion project at an investment forum earlier this week in an effort to bring some serious substance to his Vision 2030 project of fundamentally diversifying his country’s oil-dependent economy in the coming decade. The proposal calls for a gigantic city called NEOM to be built at the entrance to the Gulf of Aqaba...
  • Egypt to construct world’s largest seawater desalination plant

    11/20/2017 3:48:09 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 47 replies
    Egypt Independent ^ | November 15, 2017 | unattributed
    Egypt is in the process of constructing the largest seawater desalination plant in the world, in the Suez Governorate's coastal city of Ain Sokhna, revealed the head of the Egyptian Armed Forces Engineering Authority, Kamal El-Wazeir. In a telephone interview with the privately-owned ON TV, El-Wazeir stated that, once complete, the plant is expected to have the capacity to purify 164,000 cubic meters of seawater each day. Currently under-construction, the desalination station will "benefit the economic zone located northwest of Suez Gulf, as well as supporting other three giant desalination stations located inside El Galala, east of Port Said Governorate...
  • Saudi Arabia’s Top Cleric: Fighting Jews Forbidden, Hamas a Terror group

    11/19/2017 5:39:32 PM PST · by smileyface · 56 replies
    United with Israel ^ | Nov 17, 2017 | United with Israel Staff
    The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia issued a ruling forbidding war against the Jews and proclaiming that Hamas is a terror group. The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz Al Sheikh, issued a surprising religious ruling, saying that fighting against Israel was inappropriate and that Hamas is a “terror organization.” The Muslim cleric issued the ruling while answering a question on a television program regarding the Palestinian riots surrounding the Temple Mount in July, Turkey’s Anadolu news agency reported. Israel’s Communications Minister Ayoub Kara welcomed the unexpected decision and invited the Mufti to visit Israel.
  • Sokhna World Zone Project presented to investors in Dubai

    11/19/2017 10:11:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    CPI Financial ^ | November 20, 2017 | Jessica Combes
    Details of the recent agreement to develop an integrated industrial and residential zone at Sokhna in Egypt were presented to investors and businesses in Dubai. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World and Admiral Mohab Mamish, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority and Chairman of the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone), today presented The opportunities to invest and launch operations in the project were outlined to company representatives, many of whom already have existing outlets in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Freezone (Jafza). Sokhna World Zone will create a sustainable industrial area to attract foreign investment and will feature...
  • Look Ahead In The Middle East: 6-12 Months In A Crystal Ball

    11/19/2017 6:31:26 PM PST · by Randall_S · 9 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | Nov. 19, 2017 | Wallace Bruschweiler & William Palumbo
    Is it Utopia or Reality? By Wallace Bruschweiler and William Palumbo The purpose of this article is to examine the current and rapidly developing trends in the Middle East, and attempt to project likely scenarios in the near to middle-term future. Only time will tell if what we are projecting as possible is a utopia, or will in fact become reality. Background In June 2009, then U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama went to Cairo and delivered a speech at Cairo University. It was co-hosted by Al-Azhar University, the preeminent theological seminary in the Islamic world. Observing this speech from the...
  • Egypt's Coptic Christians flee Sinai after killings

    02/28/2017 5:21:19 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 2-27-17
    Flight of families to Ismailia follows warning of attacks by ISIL and murders targeting community in El Arish. Flight of families to Ismailia follows warning of attacks by ISIL and murders targeting community in El Arish. 26 Feb 2017 21:43 GMT Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, Middle East, ISIS Hundreds of members of Egypt's Coptic Christian minority have fled the Sinai Peninsula to Ismailia city, 115km northeast of the capital Cairo, following a series of killings by a local armed group.The assailants have shot and killed at least seven Christians in separate attacks in Sinai's El Arish city in February.At least 90...
  • Egypt Christians Flee Sinai as Sixth of Their Kin Killed

    02/24/2017 6:45:14 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Crux ^ | 2/24/17 | AP
    After a spate of killings by suspected militants have spread fears among the Coptic community in Egypt, hundreds of Christians have decided to flee from the area for fear of being targeted next. At least six Christians have been brutally murdered in the last month and no group has claimed responsibility.EL-ARISH, Egypt - Suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Coptic Christian man and stabbed his daughter to death inside his home in northern Sinai, the sixth such killing in a month’s time in the restive region, officials and a Christian priest said Friday, prompting hundreds of Christians to flee from...
  • Coptic Christian Priest Killed in Egypt, Setting Off New Protests by Religious Minority

    02/24/2011 12:26:13 PM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    ASSIUT, Egypt - A Coptic Christian priest has been killed in southern Egypt, triggering street demonstrations by several thousand Christians. The priest was found dead in his home. A fellow clergyman, Danoub Thabet, says his body had several stab wounds. He says neighbours reported seeing several masked men leaving the apartment and shouting "Allahu akbar," or "God is great," suggesting the killing was motivated by the divide between Egypt's Muslims and its minority Coptic community. About 3,000 protesters scuffled with Muslim shop owners Tuesday night and smashed the windows of a police car in the city, Assiut.
  • A Game-Changer in the House of Saud?

    11/17/2017 9:03:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | November 17, 2017 | Alex Alexiev
    The dramatic events in Saudi Arabia of the past few days portend a game change in the Middle East not seen in decades. Predictably, the mainstream media, desperate as they are to find something, anything to blame on President Trump, have completely missed it. Instead, they have babbled about the market implications of the arrests of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and Co., Saudi Arabia ‘emerging’ as an arms manufacturer, conflict with Hezbollah, palace intrigue, etc. etc. Few have put their finger on the actual events – a palace revolution in Riyadh that could change the Middle East in profound and...
  • After Muslim outrage, Miss Iraq apologizes for selfie with Miss Israel

    11/17/2017 5:59:32 AM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/17/17 | Robert Spencer
    This anger is not just political, just as the political conflict between Israel and the “Palestinians” isn’t political, either. The Qur’an depicts the Jews as inveterately evil and bent on destroying the well-being of the Muslims. They are the strongest of all people in enmity toward the Muslims (5:82); they fabricate things and falsely ascribe them to Allah (2:79; 3:75, 3:181); they claim that Allah’s power is limited (5:64); they love to listen to lies (5:41); they disobey Allah and never observe his commands (5:13). They are disputing and quarreling (2:247); hiding the truth and misleading people (3:78); staging rebellion...
  • Great Pyramid of Giza's hidden chamber is revealed

    11/02/2017 9:20:21 AM PDT · by mairdie · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 November 2017 | Harry Pettit
    The structure, also known as Khufu's Pyramid, is the sole survivor of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World. ... The scientists made the discovery using cosmic-ray imaging, recording the behaviour of subatomic particles called muons that penetrate the rock. Detectors were set up inside the pyramid, including in the so-called Queen's Chamber. This allowed the pyramid's insides to be seen without physically disturbing it, as the results showed empty space differently from rock. The presence of the space, dubbed the ScanPyramids Big Void, was confirmed using three different detection technologies over several months after first being spotted, the paper...
  • Solar eclipse of 1207 BC helps to date pharaohs

    10/30/2017 9:54:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    According to the book of Joshua in the Old Testament, after an all-night march from Gilgal, the Israelites attacked the Amorites at Gibeon, they then pursued them to Azekah and then to Makkedah. We have evidence from historical geography of where these places were: Gibeon was about 10 km northwest of Jerusalem, Azekah about 30 km southwest of Gibeon and Makkedah about 20 km south of Azekah. Because the eclipse occurred in the afternoon, it was probably seen from near Azekah, from where the partial eclipse would have started at 15:27 (local apparent time as given by a sundial), with...
  • Oldest recorded solar eclipse helps date the Egyptian pharaohs

    10/31/2017 12:52:19 PM PDT · by Twotone · 28 replies
    Science Daily ^ | October 29, 2017 | University of Cambridge
    Researchers have pinpointed the date of what could be the oldest solar eclipse yet recorded. The event, which occurred on 30 October 1207 BC, is mentioned in the Bible, and could have consequences for the chronology of the ancient world. Using a combination of the biblical text and an ancient Egyptian text, the researchers were then able to refine the dates of the Egyptian pharaohs, in particular the dates of the reign of Ramesses the Great. The results are published in the Royal Astronomical Society journal Astronomy & Geophysics. The biblical text in question comes from the Old Testament book...
  • Egypt archaeologist criticises pyramid void 'discovery'

    11/06/2017 7:25:26 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 11/05/2017
    Zahi Hawass, who heads the ScanPyramids science committee overseeing the project, said there was no new "discovery". He said he had met other scientists from ScanPyramids who "showed us their conclusions, and we informed them this is not a discovery," he told AFP. "The pyramid is full of voids and that does not mean there is a secret chamber or a new discovery," he said. In a statement on Friday, the head of the government's antiquities council Mustafa Waziri also criticised the announcement. "The project has to proceed in a scientific way that follows the steps of scientific research and...
  • Tourist Faces Death Penalty for Bringing Husband’s Pain Pills to Egypt

    11/06/2017 8:28:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    New York Post ^ | Sun November 6, 2017 | Tom Michael and Patrick Knox
    A British tourist facing execution for taking prescription painkillers into Egypt is crammed into a tiny cell with 25 other women and a hole in the floor for a toilet. Laura Plummer, 33, was arrested with the tramadol tablets in her suitcase after she flew into a Red Sea beach resort for a two-week break with her Egyptian husband. She’s being held on drug trafficking charges at Hurghada 1st Police Department with “murderers, heroin addicts and prostitutes,” her family told Mirror Online.
  • Tourist faces death penalty for bringing husband’s pain pills to Egypt

    11/06/2017 11:18:46 AM PST · by conservative98 · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 6, 2017 | 2:01pm | Tom Michael and Patrick Knox, The Sun
    A Brit tourist facing execution for taking prescription painkillers into Egypt is crammed into a tiny cell with 25 other women and a hole in the floor as a toilet. Laura Plummer, 33, was arrested with the tramadol tablets in her suitcase after she flew into a Red Sea beach resort for a two-week break with her Egyptian husband. And now, she’s being held on drug trafficking charges at Hurghada 1st Police Department with “murderers, heroin addicts and prostitutes,” her family told Mirror Online. Plummer’s sister Jayne Synclair, 40, said she fears her little sister will try to end her...
  • Archaeologists discover mysterious void deep within Great Pyramid of Giza

    11/03/2017 12:06:28 AM PDT · by vannrox · 21 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 2 November 2017 12.00 GMT | Ian Sample
    Archaeologists have uncovered a mysterious enclosure hidden deep inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The massive cavity stretches for at least 30 metres and lies above the grand gallery, an impressive ascending corridor that connects the Queen’s chamber to the King’s in the heart of the historic monument. It is the first major structure found in the pyramid since the 19th century. It is unclear whether the void is a chamber or a corridor, or whether it played any more than a structural role in the pyramid’s construction – such...
  • Archaeologists discover mysterious void deep within Great Pyramid of Giza

    11/02/2017 6:30:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 63 replies
    www.theguardian.com ^ | Thursday 2 November 2017 08.00 EDT | Ian Sample Science editor
    Muon-detecting sensors have revealed a huge hidden cavity hidden within the pyramid – the first major structural find since the 19th century Archaeologists have uncovered a mysterious enclosure hidden deep inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The massive cavity stretches for at least 30 metres and lies above the grand gallery, an impressive ascending corridor that connects the Queen’s chamber to the King’s in the heart of the historic monument. It is the first major structure found in the pyramid since the 19th century. It is unclear whether the void...
  • 54 Egyptian police killed in ambush, say officials

    10/22/2017 12:42:33 AM PDT · by Enchante · 18 replies
    AP via Washington Times ^ | October 22, 2017 | Menna Zaki
    CAIRO (AP) - At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo was ambushed, officials said Saturday. The ensuing firefight was one of the deadliest for Egyptian security forces in recent years.