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  • Turkey moves gold to Switzerland – local news

    05/27/2018 2:02:55 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 81 replies
    Ahval (Events) ^ | May 24 2018 | none stated
    A Swiss news site has said that the Turkish treasury has moved 19 tons of gold to Switzerland from the United States in an attempt to dodge potential sanctions. BZ Basel said the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, which is officially extraterritorial, with not even Swiss police being able to enter, had taken the shipment from Fort Knox. The news site speculated that one reason for Turkey removing the reserves from the United States could be fear over possible economic sanctions on the country’s state owned bank Halkbank, which faces a likely fine following revelations that it allowed Iran to...
  • Saudi Arabia widens crackdown on women's rights activists

    05/23/2018 5:57:12 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 43 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/23/2018 | BBC
    Saudi Arabia has reportedly arrested three more women's rights activists in a crackdown launched just weeks before a ban on women driving will be lifted. Human rights groups said at least 10 people, most of them women who had long campaigned for the right to drive, had now been detained since last week. Officials have said they are suspected of "suspicious contact with foreign parties" and "undermining "stability". Other activists have said the crackdown is "unprecedented" and "shocking".......
  • Israel condemns PLO lies as Trump contemplates PLO demise

    05/21/2018 8:13:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/21/18 | David Singer
    These PLO lies should have been shredded decades ago. They have proved to be the greatest obstacle to peace between Israel and the PLO The historic opening of the American Embassy in Jerusalem has provided opportunities for Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to totally discredit the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and President Trump to review the PLO as a suitable Arab interlocutor to negotiate with Israel on ending the Jewish-Arab conflict. Addressing the large gathering of American dignitaries and Israeli public figures – Netanyahu declared:
  • Trump Jr. and Other Aides Met With Gulf Emissary Offering Help to Win Election

    05/19/2018 12:13:17 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 46 replies
    WASHINGTON — Three months before the 2016 election, a small group gathered at Trump Tower to meet with Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son. One was an Israeli specialist in social media manipulation. Another was an emissary for two wealthy Arab princes. The third was a Republican donor with a controversial past in the Middle East as a private security contractor. The meeting was convened primarily to offer help to the Trump team, and it forged relationships between the men and Trump insiders that would develop over the coming months — past the election and well into President Trump’s...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz to attend U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem

    05/13/2018 9:57:00 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 105 replies
    Dallas News ^ | May 12, 2018 | Katie Leslie
    WASHINGTON — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is among a handful of Republican senators expected to attend the controversial opening of the new American Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, his office has confirmed. The trip comes roughly five months after President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv. Cruz, who has long called for such a move, praised the decision as “courageous and heroic.” But many Arab and European leaders slammed Trump for upending a decades-old foreign policy in which U.S. presidents declined to weigh in...
  • Bahrain Sides With Israel Against Iran (This Arab Country Does Not Even Recognize Israel)

    05/11/2018 9:53:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/11/2018 | Tyler O' Neil
    Iran launched dozens of rockets at Israel yesterday, causing little damage thanks to Israel's missile defense system. In retaliation, Israel targeted Iran's ability to operate in Syria. While this military confrontation is huge news, a Twitter message from an Arab diplomat may prove comparably important.On Thursday, Bahrain diplomat Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa declared that the state of Israel has a right to defend itself against the Islamic Republic of Iran. "As long as Iran has breached the status quo in the region and has evacuated its troops and missiles, any state in the region, including Israel, is entitled...
  • Bahraini official issues rare defense of Israel’s right to defend itself

    05/11/2018 4:59:28 AM PDT · by Freeport · 13 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | May 11, 2018 | JTA
    WASHINGTON — The Bahraini foreign minister said Israel had a right to defend itself from Iran. The message on Twitter Thursday, a day after Israel once again struck targets in Syria believed to house Iranian materiel and personnel, was unusual for an Arab leader in its blunt defense of Israel. Bahrain is one of a number of Gulf states that have in recent decades moderated their views on Israel and allowed Israelis to visit and do business, but expressions of unadorned support for Israeli military action are exceptional if not unprecedented. “As long as Iran has breached the status quo...
  • ‘Israel Is Entitled to Defend Itself’: Bahrain Foreign Minister’s

    05/10/2018 5:40:38 PM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Dramatic Break With Arab Precedent Follows Iranian Missile Assault Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa (far right) with fellow Arab foreign ministers in Cairo in July 2017. Photo: Reuters / Khaled Elfiqi. The foreign minister of Bahrain on Thursday issued an unusually forthright defense of Israel’s sovereign right to defend itself, hours after Iranian forces in Syria aimed a barrage of missiles at the Jewish state, inviting a wave of Israeli air strikes in response. “As long as Iran has breached the status quo in the region and invaded countries with its forces and missiles, any state in the...
  • List of Countries Who Support Breaking the Iran Nuclear Deal?

    05/12/2018 12:46:22 PM PDT · by E-Mat · 35 replies
    Where is there a list of the countries who support breaking Obama's nuclear deal? MSM gives us plenty of examples of international politicians who oppose breaking the deal.
  • Iran-aligned Houthis in Yemen fire missiles at Saudi capital

    05/09/2018 6:40:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    www.reuters.com ^ | May 9, 2018 / 3:39 AM / Updated 2 hours ago | Sarah Dadouch, Noah Browning
    RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement said it fired a salvo of ballistic missiles at the Saudi capital on Wednesday - an attack Saudi authorities said they intercepted in the skies over the city. The assault comes a day after Saudi Arabia’s top ally the United States pulled out of an international deal with Iran over its disputed nuclear program and could signal an uptick in tensions between regional rivals Riyadh and Tehran. The Houthis said the missiles were launched at economic targets in Riyadh, the group’s al-Masirah TV reported. At least four blasts were heard in the city...
  • Saudi Crown Prince already spearheading significant change in Saudi Arabia

    05/06/2018 2:11:13 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 18 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 05/06/2018 | Leslie Eastman
    Late last week, reports began to surface that Saudi Arabia has made a deal with the Vatican to construct churches for Christian worshippers. Sadly, that appears to have been #FakeNews. The Vatican has denied making a deal with Saudi Arabia to build churches for Christian worshippers in the Arab country. However, it does appear real news from the desert kingdom shows signs that it is moving to modernize. Perhaps the most dramatic of these is that Saudi women are learning to drive motorcycles. The Crown Prince is also strengthening ties with a key regional power: Egypt. A recent bilateral economic...
  • Saudi Arabia 'agrees deal with Vatican to build churches ...

    05/04/2018 2:22:47 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 May 2018 | Tim Stickings
    Saudi Arabia has agreed a deal with the Vatican to build churches for Christian worshippers in the Arab country, it is claimed by Middle Eastern media. If confirmed, the supposed agreement between Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran and Mohammed bin Abdel Karim Al-Issa of the Muslim World League would mark a historic first in Saudi history. The cardinal has visited Saudi Arabia this year and met the royal family, urging the Muslim country to treat its citizens equally.
  • Saudi Arabia, Vatican reportedly agree to build Christian churches in the Kingdom

    05/04/2018 1:32:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/04/2018 | By Caleb Parke
    Saudi Arabia reportedly agreed to a historic deal with the Vatican to build Christian churches in the Kingdom, a potentially stunning development for the country that's home to Islam’s holiest site, Middle Eastern media is reporting. The move would continue the nation’s effort to transition to a “moderate Islam.” Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdel Karim Al-Issa of the Muslim World League and Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue, allegedly signed the agreement April 14, according to the Egyptian Independent. Under the agreement, a joint committee with representatives from both parties will also be established to...
  • SAUDIS AGREE TO BUILD CHRISTIAN CHURCHES

    05/04/2018 8:43:17 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 32 replies
    WND ^ | 5/4/2018 | WND
    For the “first time in the country’s history,” Saudi Arabia has agreed to build Christian churches for its Christian population, which before now has been banned by law from practicing their faith openly. The Egypt Independent reports the signing of a cooperative agreement between Saudi officials and the Vatican to “build churches for Christian citizens to advocate the important role of religions and cultures in renouncing violence, extremism, terrorism and achieving security and stability in the world.” ...
  • A Very Disappointing Segment on Fox News from Tucker Carlson

    05/03/2018 1:05:45 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 47 replies
    Iran Bulletin ^ | 2 May 18 | Christopher Holton
    On 1 May, Tucker Carlson of Fox News Channel interviewed retired Colonel Douglas Macgregor on Fox News about Iran’s relations with the U.S. Macgregor endorsed the horribly flawed Iran nuclear deal and essentially inferred that the U.S. is but a puppet for Israel and Saudi Arabia. Disappointingly, Carlson made no effort to challenge Macgregor’s statements and contributed with some straw man arguments of his own that appeared to back up what Macgregor was saying. The straw men start to appear at the :45 mark of the 5 minute video below when Carlson asks the question of Macgregor, “Is it in...
  • Iran's supreme leader: US 'feet must be cut off'

    04/30/2018 10:43:32 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    cnn ^ | Mon April 30, 2018
    "US officials agitate Saudis, creating discord and chaos in West Asia ... they want to turn Muslims against one another," Khamenei said in a tweet. Iran and Saudi Arabia are longtime regional rivals and have been embroiled in an escalating war of words in recent months. In the series of tweets Monday, the Ayatollah said the US planned to provoke "ignorant" governments, an apparent swipe at Saudi Arabia. "If these govt. officials gain some wisdom, they won't confront the Islamic Republic; but, if they stand against Iran, they will certainly suffer from defeat," tweeted Khamenei.
  • Saudi Arabia, US share ‘identical views’ on regional issues - Saudi FM

    04/29/2018 5:12:21 PM PDT · by nwrep · 23 replies
    Arab News ^ | April 28, 2018
    Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir stressed the deep and strategic relations between the Kingdom and the United States and the shared mutual interests in several fields, particularly security, military, commercial, social, and educational fields. Al-Jubeir was speaking at a joint press conference with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Riyadh, stressing that the bilateral meetings that were held within the framework of his visit to the Middle East, were positive, constructive, and fruitful. The Saudi Foreign Minister said the meetings highlighted the two sides “identical viewpoints” regarding several issues and the desire to intensify mutual efforts...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – April 29th, 2018 (Fundamental Evangelical Caucus)

    04/29/2018 3:47:38 PM PDT · by Lera · 2 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | 4/29/18 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. talks about how the prophecy puzzle pieces are being put in place.
  • Trump's Saudi Policy Gamble

    04/27/2018 5:57:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2018 | Michael Barone
    Seventy-three years ago, Franklin D. Roosevelt, on his trip back from the Yalta conference with Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin, held his last meeting with foreign leaders, aboard the USS Quincy in the Suez Canal's Great Bitter Lake. One was with the desert warrior king, Abdul Aziz ibn Saud, who sailed in with seven live sheep and a tent to sleep in on deck. The United States had provided almost all of its allies with all the oil they used during World War II. But there were (unfounded) fears that American wells were tapped out, while American geologists produced (well-founded)...
  • Out of Africa: 90,000-Year-Old Human Finger Points to Much Earlier Migration

    04/23/2018 1:03:57 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 102 replies
    Researchers have directly dated the earliest-ever fossil from an anatomically modern human found outside of Africa and the Levant. This 90,000-year-old fossilized finger rewrites traditional theories of early migration, beating expectations by some 25,000 years. Homo sapiens, the team thinks, were exploring what was once the wet grassland of Saudi Arabia far earlier than previously thought. Humans may not have left Africa in one big wave, but in a series of trickles... Extensive testing at institutions around the world revealed not only was this the finger bone of a modern human, but it was also the oldest directly dated Homo...