Month: October 2014

Commander of Jihadist Group Killed in Sinai Clashes
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Commander of Jihadist Group Killed in Sinai Clashes

Egypt’s army on Thursday killed a field commander for Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, the country’s most dangerous Islamist group, Reuters reported, citing local security sources.   The man was killed during clashes in the northern Sinai Peninsula, the sources said.   Mohamed Abu Shatiya, who took part in the kidnapping of […]

Islam is at War with the Oldest Religions
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Islam is at War with the Oldest Religions

It was 1929 when British archaeologist Leonard Woolley made a sensational discovery in Nineveh, Iraq’s province. He commanded an Arab worker to dig a pit to test the archaeological layers of the biblical Ur of the Chaldeans, the birthplace of Abraham. They found broken bricks and other items that indicated […]

Mohammad Javad Zarif
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Iran Warns Turkey Against Fighting ISIS

Iran on Thursday warned neighboring Turkey against doing anything that might aggravate tensions in the region, AFP reports.   The warning came after the parliament in Ankara voted to authorize military intervention in Syria and Iraq.   Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif spoke by telephone with his Turkish counterpart, […]

ISIS Within a Mile From Baghdad
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ISIS Within a Mile From Baghdad

Islamic State (ISIS) fighters are only a mile away from Baghdad, according to a spokesman for the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East.   Battles between ISIS and Iraqi forces have also been raging in the strategic city of Amiriyat al-Fallujah, 25 miles west of Baghdad.   […]