Monthly Archives: March 2015

Female Gaza Lecturer: Islam Defends the Rights of Women

By | 2015-03-28T18:14:20-04:00 March 28th, 2015|Islam|

A female lecturer from the Islamic University in Gaza recently claimed in a television interview that, contrary to the claims of Westerners, Islam defends the rights of women.   The interview aired on the Hamas-owned Al-Aqsa TV channel on March 8 to mark International Woman's Day. It was translated by the Middle East Media Research

Saudi Ambassador: Iran Playing Key Role in Backing Houthis

By | 2015-03-28T17:49:07-04:00 March 28th, 2015|News|

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States on Thursday said that Iran has been playing a key role in backing the advance of Houthi rebels in Yemen, The Associated Press (AP) reported.   The ambassador, Adel al-Jubeir, said that Iranian Revolutionary Guard officers, as well as operatives from the Iran-backed Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah, are

Erdogan: Iran is Trying to Dominate the Middle East

By | 2015-03-28T17:35:47-04:00 March 28th, 2015|News|

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday lashed out at Iran, accusing it of trying to dominate the Middle East and saying its efforts have begun annoying Ankara.   The comments, quoted by Reuters, came hours after Saudi Arabia and a coalition of regional allies launched a military operation in Yemen against the Iranian-backed Houthi

Iran May be Allowed to Run Centrifuges at Secret Site

By | 2015-03-27T21:24:23-04:00 March 27th, 2015|News|

The United States is considering letting Iran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at other sites, officials told The Associated Press (AP) on Thursday.   Western officials familiar with details of the negotiations told the news agency the deal would

Saudi Offensive Coincides with US Airstrikes in Tikrit

By | 2015-03-27T20:49:06-04:00 March 27th, 2015|News|

Earlier this morning, Saudi Arabia launched a joint Arab League-Pakistani operation against Houthi rebels in Yemen called Operation Decisive Storm.   The Houthis are Zaydi Shiites, who the Iranian regime has begun to back with weapons and resources in their march across Yemen. This is the third Saudi intervention against the Houthis, but the timing

Iran: Saudis ‘Will Pay for Invading Yemen’

By | 2015-03-27T20:13:39-04:00 March 27th, 2015|News|

Iran threatened Saudi Arabia on Thursday, announcing that its foray into Yemen would end up costing it dearly.   The Saudi “aggression,” said Iran's Foreign Ministry, would “complicate the crisis in the country and kill opportunities for peaceful resolution of the crisis in the Arab country. The smoke of the war in Yemen will reach

Syria Destroys Three Chemical Weapons Sites

By | 2015-03-27T17:34:41-04:00 March 27th, 2015|News|

Syria has destroyed three of its 12 chemical weapons production sites but is unable to dismantle three other facilities because of security conditions, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said Wednesday in its latest report, according to AFP.   The report was released to the UN Security Council, which is overseeing efforts

Saudi Arabia Launches Operation in Yemen

By | 2015-03-27T13:49:40-04:00 March 27th, 2015|News|

Saudi Arabia and a coalition of regional allies have launched a military operation in Yemen against rebels threatening the government there, the kingdom's ambassador to the United States said Wednesday night, according to AFP.   "The operation is to defend and support the legitimate government of Yemen and prevent the radical Houthi movement from taking

ISIS Chemical Weapon Attack – in Indonesia?

By | 2015-03-25T12:30:59-04:00 March 25th, 2015|News|

Indonesian terrorists believed to have returned from fighting with the Islamic State (ISIS) group in Syria are suspected of being behind an attempted chlorine bomb attack in a shopping mall last month, police said Wednesday.   The homemade device - made up of several bottles and a detonator - was discovered in the mall south