Monthly Archives: October 2013

Al-Qaeda Battles for Control on Israel’s Border

By | 2013-10-02T15:50:40+00:00 October 2nd, 2013|News|

One of the largest terrorist groups operating in the Sinai Peninsula has joined Al-Qaeda.   The group, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis (“The Army of Islam in the Beit Al-Makdas Region”), has announced its loyalty to Al-Qaeda, and particularly, to the Al-Qaeda leadership in Iraq.   The group in question has carried out many attacks targeting Egyptian

From hero to zero? The rise and fall of Egypt’s ElBaradei

By | 2013-10-01T14:11:49+00:00 October 1st, 2013|Reports|

Egypt was about to implode from years of oppression and social injustice in 2010 when Hosni Mubarak’s three-decade rule was tightening its grip and silencing the political opposition.   Emerging from a distinguished history of diplomatic accomplishments, a top post at the U.N. nuclear agency and a Nobel Peace Prize, Mohammad ElBaradei was for many

Sudan arrests 700 people in week of deadly demonstrations

By | 2013-10-01T13:43:39+00:00 October 1st, 2013|News|

  Around 700 people have been arrested during a week of anti-government unrest in central Sudan, the government said on Monday.   Protests, which were sparked by fuel subsidy cuts, are calling on the government led by President Omar Hassan al-Bashir to resign.   Interior Minister Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamad said 34 people had died, far

Egyptian Terrorist Sympathizer To Receive Human Rights Award?

By | 2013-10-01T13:09:25+00:00 October 1st, 2013|News|

The Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders, also known as “the Nobel Prize for human rights,” might be awarded to Mona Seif, a young Egyptian activist who is known for supporting terrorism against Israel.   Seif, a biology graduate student researching breast cancer mutations, became a prominent activist documenting the 2011 Egyptian uprising from

Saudis, Gulf States ‘Shocked’ By Obama-Rouhani Chat

By | 2013-10-01T12:18:34+00:00 October 1st, 2013|News|

  Israelis are not the only ones concerned with the apparent warming of relations between Iran and the United States; Saudi Arabia has leveled sharp criticism against U.S. President Barack H. Obama for conducting a phone conversation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.   That conversation, which took place last Friday, will be taken the wrong