Monthly Archives: August 2012

Instead Of Savoring Diplomatic Triumph, Iran Invites Pushback

By | 2012-08-31T13:53:14+00:00 August 31st, 2012|News|

The conference of the Non -Aligned Movement (NAM) in Teheran was intended by the regime to be a propaganda event on the scale of the 1936 Berlin Olympics, marketing Iran as a regional and international leader thanks to its three-year presidency of NAM.   The regime imported 200 Mercedes luxury cars to transport the visitors

Iran Doubles Number of Centrifuges at Fordo

By | 2012-08-31T13:24:29+00:00 August 31st, 2012|News|

Iran has increased its uranium enrichment capacity by at least 30% in the last four months, according to the latest quarterly report by the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Iran has doubled production capacity at the Fordo nuclear site, the report says.   The IAEA also claimed that Iran has "significantly hampered" its ability

Egypt Places Morsi Rival Shafiq on Watchlist

By | 2012-08-30T00:15:01+00:00 August 30th, 2012|News|

Egypt has issued a travel ban against former presidential rival and candidate Ahmed Shafiq.   An investigation was launched against Shafiq, a former air force officer with close ties to Egypt's powerful military, and his name was placed on a watch list at border checkpoints on Wednesday.   Shafiq, who served as the final prime

Egypt Kills 11 Sinai Terrorists

By | 2012-08-29T11:44:05+00:00 August 29th, 2012|News|

Egyptian soldiers killed 11 terrorists in the Sinai and confiscated weapons, according to Egyptian television, quoted by Voice of Israel government radio.   The report, which also stated that 23 terrorists were captured, along with Israeli-made ammunition, was confirmed by the defense ministry. Only one day earlier, an Egyptian newspaper reported that President Mohammed Morsi,

Riots after Kenyan Muslim cleric assassinated

By | 2012-08-28T12:07:53+00:00 August 28th, 2012|News|

Deadly riots broke out in Kenya’s main port of Mombasa on Monday after the assassination of a radical cleric linked to Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-allied Shebab militants.   At least one person was hacked to death as thousands of angry protesters took to the streets after Aboud Rogo Mohammed -- who was on U.S. and U.N. sanction

Taliban behead 17 at party in Afghanistan including two women

By | 2012-08-28T11:53:27+00:00 August 28th, 2012|News|

Taliban insurgents beheaded 17 civilians, including two women, who were holding a party with music in a southern Afghanistan village, officials said Monday.   The atrocity drew immediate condemnation from the commander of NATO’s military force in Afghanistan, the United Nations, the U.S. and Britain.   “I can confirm that this is the work of

Netanyahu warns Israel will strike Lebanon if Hezbollah provokes

By | 2012-08-27T14:10:44+00:00 August 27th, 2012|News|

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened to strike Lebanon if Hezbollah provokes the Jewish state, Haaretz newspaper reported on Monday.   Netanyahu said he believes that Hezbollah is a part of the Lebanese government, warning the government that it will be held “responsible for whatever happens in its jurisdiction.”   The Israeli premier’s message was

Egypt Reopens Gaza Crossing

By | 2012-08-27T12:40:43+00:00 August 27th, 2012|News|

Egypt reopened the Rafiah crossing with Gaza on Saturday several weeks after a terrorist attack left 16 Egyptian security officers dead. Gaza's ruling Hamas terrorist organization has insisted that its operatives did not take part in the August 5 attack on the Sinai border with Israel. The crossing, which straddles the border between Egypt and