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  • UN nuclear watchdog says Iran abiding with 2015 deal limits [IAEA lies again]

    11/12/2018 9:38:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 12, 2018 | Kiyoko Metzler
    The U.N.ís nuclear watchdog said Monday that Iran is abiding by the deal reached in 2015 with major powers that aimed at preventing Tehran from building atomic weapons in exchange for economic incentives. In a confidential quarterly report distributed to member states and reviewed by The Associated Press, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran has been abiding with key limitations set in the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA. The issue has grown more complicated since the U.S. withdrew unilaterally in May from the deal and then re-imposed sanctions. Iranís economy has been struggling ever since and...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 11/12/2018

    11/12/2018 4:38:02 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/12/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    In northern California 29 are dead and hundred are reported missing because of the "Camp Fire" that started last Thursday and consumed the town of Paradise on Friday, burning over 6,700 structures in the town of 26,000. 228 people are reported missing according to the Butte County Sheriff...... President Trump was in France yesterday at an American cemetery..... The President was in attendance earlier at a ceremony in Paris along with the leaders of more than 60 nations.... Polling data for the European Parliament elections next May shows Marine Le Pen's National Rally Party, formerly the National Front..... Two-hundred thousand...
  • Donald Trump and the Saudis: He should have taken my advice - and his own

    11/11/2018 5:04:49 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 10.23.18 | Paul Mulshine
    A reader asked me the other day why I was writing about marijuana legalization in Canada instead of President Trump's tangled relationship with Saudi leader Mohammed bin Salman.Simple.† Because it's more fun to go to Canada to write about pot than to write about the Mideast. But now that I'm back in the U.S.A., let me address the Saudi issue. I told you so.For as long as I've been writing about Saudi Arabia, I have had nothing but bad things to say about the place. A month after the 9/11 attacks, I wrote, "If Saudi Arabia had only sand, we...
  • The Saudi scandal: Nice work, Jared (kushner); now get back to Jersey

    11/11/2018 5:00:57 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 10.16.18 | Paul Mulshine
    Don't look now, but Donald Trump is on the verge of accomplishing one of the biggest goals he endorsed during the 2016 presidential campaign.† He promised he would debunk the notion that the Beltway crowd was capable of micromanaging the Mideast.Thanks to Saudi Arabia's recent conduct, we now have irrefutable proof of that thesis.† The way Trump did so was brilliant. He named as his envoy to the Mideast a Jersey guy whose prior experience in diplomacy consisted of †getting the Eatontown Township Committee to cooperate on his plan†for remaking an aging mall his family owns there.Jared Kushner then went...
  • Saudi Arabia EXECUTES an Indonesian maid after she killed employer who was trying to rape her

    11/10/2018 7:57:06 AM PST · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 31, 2018 | Joe Mills
    Saudi Arabia†has executed an Indonesian maid who killed her employer during a rape attack, sparking outrage in Jakarta. Ms Tursilawati, who was working in the city of Ta'if, was found guilty of killing her employer in June 2011.† Indonesian President†President Joko Widodo called Saudi Arabia's foreign minister, Adel al-Jubeir, demanding to know why Jakarta had not been informed about Monday's execution of mother-of one Tuti Tursilawati. It was the fourth time in three years that Saudi Arabia had failed to notify Jakarta before executing an Indonesian migrant worker.†††† 'We have called Saudi Arabia's foreign minister and conveyed our protest,' Mr...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Saturday 11/10/2018 (News Dump Edition)

    11/10/2018 5:38:34 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/10/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump has approved an emergency declaration because of wildfires in California. Its been a brutal week of wildfires affecting northern California with nine deaths in the town of Paradise, 6,700 structures were destroyed there in the town of 26,000 when the fire suddenly swept through causing confusion and traffic jams in the midst of the raging inferno. 35 PEOPLE ARE REPORTED MISSING THERE..... Yesterday, a new fire spread rapidly in southern California..... President Trump tweeted about the situation at around 3am this morning: "There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that...
  • Egypt considers banning the burqa in crackdown against Islamic extremists

    11/08/2018 6:26:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 8, 2018 | Tim Stickings
    Egypt is considering a law which would ban the burqa in public places in a crackdown on Islamic extremism. The Muslim-majority nation has faced a series of extremist attacks including the shooting of six Coptic Christians by ISIS last week. A draft law to be considered by the Egyptian parliament calls for a burqa ban in public spaces including hospitals, health clinics, schools, cinemas, theatres and museums. Women who wore the full face veil would be punished with a fine of 1,000 Egyptian pounds, equivalent to $56 or £42, the Jerusalem Post reported.
  • UAE becomes little Sparta of Middle East

    11/05/2018 4:39:16 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    thetimes.co.uk ^ | November 4 2018, 12:01am, | Louise Callaghan,
    From the window of a helicopter crossing the Bab el-Mandeb strait, the Emirati military base looms into view ó an expanse of clay-coloured barracks guarded by US Patriot missile systems. This used to be a quiet corner of Yemen, its palm-fringed beaches reaching for miles. Now Emirati forces have made it a showcase of increasing military might. Once best known for holiday beaches and a lackadaisical approach to tax regulation, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have become one of the most powerful and interventionist forces in the Middle East.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 11/6/2018

    11/06/2018 3:58:43 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/6/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Good Morning, its Election Day Tuesday November 6th, 2018 Will today's election results see the return of Speaker Pelosi to the House of Representatives?.... Speaking at the final Republican rally in Cape Girardeau, Missouri last night, media personality Rush Limbaugh said Democrats cannot accept the results of the 2016 election that made Donald Trump President of the United States.... President Trump told the media yesterday as he left for his final round of campaign rallies that he probably won't meet Russian President Vladimir Putin this weekend in Paris when the end of the First World War will be remembered.... The...
  • Iran's Powerful Hardline Cleric Threatens To ďInstantlyĒ Create $400 Oil By Seizing Tankers

    11/04/2018 6:35:41 PM PST · by blam · 94 replies
    Just ahead of U.S. sanctions on Iran set to snap back on Monday targeting primarily the energy, shipbuilding, shipping, and banking sectors, Iranís most prominent conservative cleric has announced that if oil exports are halted, Saudi tankers will be confiscated and Gulf countries attacked. Powerful Shia cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda is the Friday Prayer leader in Mashhad, considered Iranís spiritual capital and among the holiest places in Shia Islam, and sits on the governmentís ďAssembly of ExpertsĒ but has no formal government role or decision-making ability. However, heís a powerful leader and chief spiritual force behind Iranís conservative faction who...
  • ISIS militants suspected in attack on Christians killed in Egypt shootout

    11/04/2018 5:50:22 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, November 4, 2018 | Hamza Hendawi - Associated Press
    CAIRO ó Egypt said Sunday that security forces have killed 19 militants in a shootout, including the gunmen suspected of killing seven Christians in an attack on pilgrims traveling to a remote desert monastery.The Interior Ministry, which oversees the police, said the militants were tracked to a hideout in the desert west of the central province of Minya, the site of Fridayís attack, which also left 19 people wounded.It said the alleged militants opened fire when they realized they were being besieged by security forces. It did not say when the shootout took place. The ministry published photographs purporting to...
  • Hulk Hogan returns to WWE ring at Crown Jewel pay-per-view, first appearance since 2015

    11/04/2018 4:16:43 PM PST · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-2-18 | Ryan Gaydos | Fox News
    Hulk Hogan returned to a WWE ring Friday as he made his first appearance since 2015 at the controversial pay-per-view Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia. Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, kicked off the event by coming out to a packed crowd in his full red and yellow ďHulkamaniaĒ gear along with a red and yellow boa around his neck. ďYou know something maniacs, it feels so good to be out here in front of the whole WWE Universe and to be out here with my stark raven Hulkamaniacs,Ē Hogan said in front of the crowd. WWE announced in...
  • Islamic attack against Coptic Christians pilgrims kills at least 7 in Egypt

    11/03/2018 6:26:10 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-2-18 | none stated
    CAIRO Ė Islamic militants on Friday ambushed two buses carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing seven and wounding up to 16, according to the Interior Ministry and security officials. Coptic Orthodox Church spokesman Boulos Halim said the death toll was likely to rise. Local church officials in Minya province where the attack took place put the death toll at 10, but the higher figure could not be confirmed. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which bore the hallmarks of Islamic militants who have for years...
  • In Egypt, Islamists Attack Coptic Christian Pilgrims

    11/03/2018 9:25:54 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | November 2, 2018 7:40 PM | Marlo Safi
    In Minya, Egypt, Coptic Christians were terrorized in another attack targeting the minority group on Friday. Islamic militants opened gunfire on two buses carrying Coptic Christians en route to an ancient monastery in Upper Egypt, killing seven and injuring more than eleven. Fridayís attack is one in a series of attacks on Egyptís ancient Christian community, which currently makes up between 10 and 15 percent of Egyptís population. Minya has the largest population of Christians in the country ó 35 percent of residents are Christians ó and experiences a lionís share of the sectarian attacks. According to Open Doors USAís...
  • Christians in Egypt bury their dead after attack

    11/03/2018 10:14:40 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    MINYA, Egypt (AP) -- Hundreds of Egyptian Christians attended a funeral service Saturday after seven people were killed in an ambush by Islamic State militants of buses carrying pilgrims to a remote desert monastery. „ÄźRelated„ÄĎIS attack on Christian pilgrims in Egypt kills 7 „ÄźRelated„ÄĎJapan, Egypt to work to bring stability to Middle East „ÄźRelated„ÄĎEgypt governor: Remove Disney figures from kindergartens The service at Prince Tadros church in the central city of Minya was held amid tight security. Minya's top cleric, Anba Makarios, led prayers over a row of six white coffins, all victims from the same family. A separate funeral...
  • At least 7 Coptic Christians killed in attack on buses in Egypt

    11/03/2018 9:00:41 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 3, 2018, 1:43 PM ET | Randa Ali & Ben Gittleson -CAIRO
    At least seven people were killed and at least 19 others were injured in an attack on several buses carrying Coptic Christians near a monastery in Egypt on Friday, according to a spokesperson for Egypt's Coptic Church. Gunmen attacked two buses and a microbus on a road near the Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor, in Minya, south of Cairo, the spokesperson said. One of the buses was carrying 28 members of a family that had traveled to the monastery for the baptism of one of its children, six of whom were injured, according to the spokesman. At least seven...
  • Coalition Spokesman: We are in contact with Turkey and SDF

    11/03/2018 6:51:05 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    ANF News ^ | Friday, 2 Nov 2018, 09:30 | ANF NEWS DESK
    The International Coalition spokesman said contacts are aimed at reducing tension. † International Coalition Against ISIS Spokesman, Sean Ryan, said in a statement posted on Twitter: "We are in contact with Turkey and Syria Democratic forces in an effort to reduce tension". On Wednesday, the US State Department had announced that they were in contact with the YPG and the Turkish state in an effort to ease tension. The US also stated that they were worried after receiving news of the attacks carried out by the Turkish state. Turkish state attacks against KobanÍ and GirÍ SpÓ were launched after a...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Saturday 11/3/2018 (Newsdump Edition)

    11/03/2018 5:31:49 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/3/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Coverage of the 2018 Election is ahead but first. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has played his cards on the world stage pointing the finger of blame for Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's October 2nd murder in Istanbul on the highest levels of the Saudi Arabian government..... Now Netanyahu has come out publicly Friday saying that the stability of Saudi Arabia must be maintained because it is important for the stability of the region and world..... New York City police says two Saudi Arabian sisters found duct taped together in the Hudson River were not involved in any act of foul...
  • Sisters found dead in Hudson River preferred suicide over returning to Saudi Arabia: Police

    11/02/2018 5:53:48 PM PDT · by chiller · 45 replies
    ABC news ^ | 11/2/18 | ABC -Aaron Katersky, Morgan Winsor
    Tala and Rotana Farea, the sisters from Saudi Arabia whose bodies were found taped together in New York City's Hudson River last week, were said to have preferred suicide over returning to their home country According to police. Dermot Shea, chief of detectives for the New York City Police Department, said "sources" in Virginia, where the Farea sisters had previously been living, informed investigators ...(snip).. would "rather inflict harm on themselves and commit suicide than return to Saudi Arabia."
  • Election 2018 Unplugged: When It Comes To "Foreign Influence" Will China Or Saudi Arabia Win?

    11/02/2018 1:47:10 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/2/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    You've heard the "stuff" dished out about foreign influence on our elections....Russia, Russia, Russia. But Vice-President Mike Pence had a much broader list than that when he spoke recently citing Russia, China and Iran, along with "other nations". And he's dead on right. There's been a lot of griping from people who do business and make bucks dealing with China over the tariffs President Trump imposed to force fairer trade. I heard this kind of *itching from a trade association of adult beverage manufacturers in Kentucky when I listened to the radio down there during my summer vacation. But there...