Monthly Archives: January 2014

Two roadside bombs wound policemen in Cairo

By | 2014-01-31T14:49:25-04:00 January 31st, 2014|News|

Two roadside bombs exploded near a passing patrol car in a Cairo suburb on Friday, slightly wounding one policeman, Agence France-Presse reported the Egyptian interior ministry as saying in a statement.   The attack came as Islamist supporters of ousted president Mohammed Mursi called for protests after the weekly Friday prayers.   An al-Qaeda-inspired militant

Iraqi army kills 40 ISIS fighters in Fallujah

By | 2014-01-31T14:07:30-04:00 January 31st, 2014|News|

The Iraqi armed forces, working with tribal fighters in Anbar province killed 40 fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), destroyed weapons and seized four ISIS headquarters in the city of Fallujah this week.   According to a statement by the Iraqi Defense Ministry, the 39th Brigade of the Iraqi army, reinforced

Peres: It’s Time for Historic Decisions

By | 2014-01-31T12:11:44-04:00 January 31st, 2014|News|

President Shimon Peres said Thursday that the present time period is “the most crucial time since the establishment of the new Middle East in 1948.”   Peres’s comments were made during a meeting with the Quartet Representative to the Middle East, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, which focused on the peace talks between Israel

Egypt rejects U.S. criticism on detained journalists

By | 2014-01-30T20:52:18-04:00 January 30th, 2014|News|

Egypt’s foreign ministry has rejected U.S. criticism of the top prosecutor’s decision to refer 20 Al-Jazeera journalists to trial, insisting the country’s judiciary is independent.   Thursday’s comments by the ministry’s spokesman, Badr Abdelattie, came a day after Egypt’s top prosecutor sent the 20 journalists to trial. They are charged with aiding or joining a

Kerry Considers Direct Appeal to Israelis

By | 2014-01-30T18:33:10-04:00 January 30th, 2014|News|

United States Secretary of State John Kerry may be planning a direct appeal to the Israeli public, journalist Ben Caspit reports, writing for The Post.   Kerry’s staff is reportedly weighing the possibility of a “State of the Nation” style address, in an attempt to whip up Israeli support for Kerry’s proposals.   The goal

Kerry Plan: Arab Capital in East Jerusalem

By | 2014-01-30T15:35:14-04:00 January 30th, 2014|News|

US Secretary of State John Kerry is about to present a plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) that will call for a phased Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria based on the 1949 lines, with "unprecedented" security arrangements in the strategic Jordan Valley, writes Thomas Friedman in the New York Times

1st International Symposium on Liberty and Islam in Australia Melbourne 7 ~ 10 March 2014  

By | 2014-01-30T14:47:38-04:00 January 30th, 2014|Press Releases|

Society of Australia Inc in association with SION and SkipnGirl Productions P/L    presents    1st International Symposium on Liberty and Islam in Australia  Melbourne 7 ~ 10 March 2014   Welcome to SION 2014    From China to Iceland and from New York to Sydney, Islam is spreading. Since the 7th century this unique