Monthly Archives: January 2016

Egypt urges Israel not to normalize ties with Turkey

By | 2016-01-13T14:18:08+00:00 January 13th, 2016|News|

Egypt recently contacted Israel requesting clarification over the rapprochement talks Jerusalem is holding with Turkey, it was revealed on Thursday.   Senior clerks in Jerusalem told Haaretz on condition of anonymity that the Egyptian government expressed its displeasure with the notion of Turkey being given an official role in Gaza, and further asked to clarify

Two Israelis among tourists targeted in Cairo shooting attack

By | 2016-01-13T13:40:11+00:00 January 13th, 2016|News|

Two Israelis were among a number of tourists targeted by masked gunmen in Cairo Thursday morning, as they boarded a bus outside the Egyptian capital's Three Pyramids Hotel.   There were no casualties in the attack, but some damage was caused to the hotel's facade.   One of the shooters was arrested at the scene

Iran puts nuke-capable rockets in underground ‘missile town’

By | 2016-01-13T13:05:01+00:00 January 13th, 2016|News|

The state run PressTV as well as the semi-official Iranian Fars News Agency on Tuesday published new images, showing a convoy of the recently tested nuclear-capable Emad ballistic missiles being transferred to a brand new underground tunnel facility.   Pictures in the Fars article show a convoy of numerous trucks bearing the massive missiles through

Russia asks Hezbollah to calm tensions with Israel

By | 2016-01-12T22:28:26+00:00 January 12th, 2016|News|

Following yesterday’s incident on Israel’s northern border, Russia has asked Hezbollah to calm down. According to Al-Arabia reports, Moscow, which assists the terror organization in Syria, has made a direct request to desist from further “igniting the wick of confrontation” between the terror organization and Israel.   Israel and Russia are in direct communication regarding

Saudi Arabia says all those executed received a fair trial

By | 2016-01-06T14:18:54+00:00 January 6th, 2016|News|

Saudi Arabia's mission to the United Nations on Monday defended the execution of 47 men, including prominent Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr, saying all of the accused had been granted fair trials.   "The kingdom of Saudi Arabia reiterates that all convicted persons were granted fair and just trials without any consideration to their intellectual, racial

After Saudi Arabia, Bahrain cuts ties with Iran

By | 2016-01-06T14:01:45+00:00 January 6th, 2016|News|

Bahrain said Monday that it is cutting its diplomatic ties with Iran and called upon Iranian diplomats to leave the kingdom within 48 hours.   Isa al-Hamadi, the Bahraini minister of media affairs, made the announcement on Monday, one day after Saudi Arabia similarly gave Iran 48 hours to remove its diplomatic mission from Riyadh.

Iran blames America, Britain and ‘Zionists’ for Nimr execution

By | 2016-01-06T13:48:43+00:00 January 6th, 2016|News|

Iran has found the guilty parties in Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr: The United States, Israel and Britain.   This bizarre comment was made on Sunday by Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, commander of the Basij militia of Iran's Revolutionary Guards.   Naqdi declared that Sunni and Shiite Muslims alike will