Archive for September, 2018

The Palestinians’ Three No’s: What They Mean

Thursday, September 27, 2018 Comments Off

 When Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad talk about “paying a political price,” they are referring to demands that the Palestinian terrorist groups lay down their weapons, halt terrorist attacks on Israel, and abandon their dream of eliminating Israel. These are terms, of course, to which no Palestinian terrorist group could ever afford to agree. […]

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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Comments Off

Pro-ISIS Video Praises Attacks In The West And Calls For More On September 16, 2018, the pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet Al-Abd Al-Faqir Media Foundation released a new, short video clip titled “Harvest of the Lone Lions.” Infographic In ISIS Weekly Provides Instructions For Lone Operatives The latest edition of Al-Naba’, the weekly news bulletin […]

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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Jihadi Social Media – Account Review (JSM-AR): UK-Based Disciple Of Anjem Choudary Active On Facebook, Reportedly Arrested; Facebook Friends Include Numerous Prominent Western Jihadis Involved In Terrorist Attacks A UK-based British jihad supporter posts prolifically on Facebook. He has over 1,700 Facebook friends. According to his Facebook profile, he is based in Luton; many […]

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South Korea boycotts Iran’s oil

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Comments Off

South Korea has stopped buying Iran’s oil, Iran’s Ministry of Petroleum confirmed on Sunday. “It is for three successive months that South Korea has not imported oil from Iran,” public relations of the ministry announced…Prior to the U.S. sanctions threat, Seoul imported 180,000 barrels per day of Iran’s crude oil, according to the report.

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OPEC, Russia rebuff Trump

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Comments Off

OPEC’s largest producer Saudi Arabia and its biggest oil-producer ally outside the group, Russia, rebuffed US President Donald Trump on Sunday over his call for more oil output to reduce prices.

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Morocco Wants Strong Security Cooperation with US Against Iran

Thursday, September 20, 2018 Comments Off

Following his meeting with Mike Pompeo, Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita met three US senators in Washington, D.C…The Moroccan official visited the US to discuss means to “end Iran’s support for terrorism and counter its malign influence in the region.”

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Iran-Iraq trade grew 30% in 5 months

Thursday, September 20, 2018 Comments Off

The trade between Iran and its western neighbor Iraq has grown 30 percent during the first five months of the Iranian calendar year (March 21- August 22, 2018), director of Iran-Iraq Chamber of Commerce Yahya Al-e Es’haq told Mehr news agency in an interview published on Monday.

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‘Gradualism’ not proper approach to save nuclear deal, Salehi tells EU

Thursday, September 20, 2018 Comments Off

Ali Akbar Salehi, director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said on Monday that “approach of gradualism” adopted by the European Union’s is not a proper way to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

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Iraqi security forces bust five-strong terrorist cell in southern Kirkuk

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Comments Off

Iraqi security forces have disbanded a terrorist group in the southern part of the country’s oil-rich northern province of Kirkuk as government troops, backed by allied fighters from Popular Mobilization Units, are trying to purge the war-ravaged Arab country of the remnants of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group.

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Iraqi troops arrest 3 Islamic State militants, including group’s chef, in Mosul

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Comments Off

The Iraqi Defense Ministry announced on Sunday that its troops captured three Islamic State militants, including the group’s cook, in Mosul city. “Military intelligence forces carried out a specific operation in Hamam al-Alil district in Mosul, managing to arrest three militants belonging to Islamic State group,” Sputnik quoted the Iraqi Security Media Center as saying.

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Libya: Joint Force appointed to establish security in capital

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Comments Off

The Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sirraj, issued Sunday an order to form a join force to end conflicts and prevail security in Tripoli led by the commander of western military zone Brigadier General Osama Al-Juwaili. The force, according to Al-Sirraj, will be formed of three infantry brigades and an interior ministry unit to […]

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Libya rivals clash south of capital

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Comments Off

New clashes flared between rival militias south of Libya’s capital Tripoli on Tuesday, causing widespread power outages, the national electricity firm said. The fighting underscored the fragility of a United Nations-backed ceasefire reached earlier this month after days of deadly violence between armed groups in the capital, beset by turmoil since the fall of dictator […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, September 17, 2018 Comments Off

Pro-ISIS Media Group Warns ISIS Members Not To Leave ‎Group’s Territory In Syria To Join ‘Apostate-Controlled’ ‎Areas On September 5, 2018, the pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Al-Muhajireen Foundation media outlet published on its Telegram channel a poster warning ISIS fighters not to leave ISIS-controlled territories in Syria to go to “apostate-controlled” areas, that is, areas controlled […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, September 17, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Ansar Al-Shari’a, A New Syria-Based Jihadi Group On July 29, 2018, a group calling itself Ansar Al-Shari’a opened a Telegram ‎channel and posted its formation ‎charter. The group hints that it was formed in response to the retreat of the mujahideen from their previously ‎held territories in various places in Syria and due to […]

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Hungary Defiant in the Face of EU Censure

Friday, September 14, 2018 Comments Off

The European Parliament has voted to pursue unprecedented disciplinary action against Hungary over alleged breaches of the European Union’s “fundamental values.” The EU has accused the Hungarian government of attacks against the media, minorities and the rule of law. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has denied the charges, and said they are a retaliation for […]

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Turkey’s Latest Power Grab a Naval Base in Cyprus?

Friday, September 14, 2018 Comments Off

Turkey’s Naval Forces Command has “submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stating that Turkey should establish a naval base in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus,” according to Turkey’s strongly pro-Erdogan daily, Yeni Safak, which recently endorsed the proposal for the base in an article entitled, “Why Turkey should establish a naval […]

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IAEA chief confirms Iran JCPOA commitment

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Comments Off

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano verified on Monday that Iran is living up to all its obligations under the 2015 nuclear deal. “Iran is implementing its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action,” Amano said in his introductory statement to the IAEA’s Board of Governors in Vienna using the […]

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‘Europe to create banking system for ties with Iran’

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Comments Off

Chair of the European parliamentary group for relations with the Islamic Republic has said the European Union is looking to establish an independent financial system for banking relations with Iran. Janusz Lewandowski made the statement with Kazem Jalali, chairman of the Majlis research center, in Brussels on Saturday.

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Iran joins hand with Russia, Turkey to dump dollar in trade

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Comments Off

Iran has discussed trade in national currencies with Russia and Turkey in order to reduce the impact of U.S. dollar on the three countries’ trade and economies, ILNA reported on Saturday quoting Central bank of Iran (CBI) Governor Abdolnaser Hemmati.

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Tehran, Moscow confer on nuclear deal

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Comments Off

In a meeting in Tehran on Monday, high-ranking Iranian and Russian officials discussed issues related to the 2015 nuclear deal and ways to keep the internationally-backed agreement alive. The meeting was held between Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Ryabkov.

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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Comments Off

Pro-ISIS Telegram Channel Publishes Manuals For Preparing Homemade Poisons In recent weeks, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet has released a series of manuals on its Telegram channel titled “Kill them Silently,” which explain how to prepare homemade poisons. ISIS Threatens To Target Sunni Tribes In Iraq For Collaborating With Iraqi Government To Fight ISIS […]

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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: ISIS, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) Battle For Influence In Idlib, Northern Syria In recent months, tensions have risen between the Islamic State (ISIS) and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) in Syria’s Idlib area, most of which is controlled by HTS. Both organizations have killed rival fighters and commanders, there have been numerous mutual arrests, executions, […]

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Zarif on Trump plan to chair UN council meeting: #chutzpah

Thursday, September 6, 2018 Comments Off

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has reacted strongly to Washington’s announcement that President Donald Trump is going to chair the upcoming UN Security Council and use the opportunity against Iran. “There’s only one UNSC resolution on Iran. .@realDonaldTrump is violating it & bullying others to do same. Now he plans to abuse presidency of […]

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Iranian, Russian, Turkish presidents to meet on Syria in Tehran Friday

Thursday, September 6, 2018 Comments Off

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian and Turkish counterparts, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will discuss various issues related to the Syrian crisis in a summit in Tehran on Friday. The topics of discussion will include provocations with the alleged use of chemical weapons, a Putin adviser said.

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France wants sanctions against those who delay Mali peace agreement

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Comments Off

France says it has proposed that members of armed groups in Mali delaying implementation of a 2015 peace agreement should be put on a UN sanctions blacklist. France’s deputy UN ambassador Anne Gueguen told the Security Council on Thursday that the time for warnings is over and France has submitted the names of individuals – […]

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Libya announces state of emergency in Tripoli

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Comments Off

Libya’s UN-backed government has announced a state of emergency in the capital and its outskirts as ongoing fighting has killed at least 39 people including civilians in the past days.

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Death toll hits 48 in Boko Haram attack on Nigerian army

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Comments Off

The death toll from a Boko Haram attack on a Nigerian army post on the border with Niger has risen to 48, military sources said on Monday. Scores of Boko Haram fighters in trucks stormed the base on Thursday in Zari village in northern Borno state and briefly seized it after a fierce battle.

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Clashes rage in Libya’s Tripoli as UN calls for talks

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Comments Off

Clashes raged on Monday on the outskirts of Libya’s capital Tripoli trapping residents indoors and hampering rescue efforts, as the UN called for talks after more than a week of deadly violence. Fighting since August 27 between rival militias in the southern suburbs has killed at least 47 people and wounded 129 others, most of […]

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Iraq hosts military chiefs from Iran, Russia and Syria

Monday, September 3, 2018 Comments Off

Senior Iraqi military commanders hosted their Russian, Iranian, and Syrian counterparts in Baghdad on Saturday to discuss security cooperation and information-sharing in the Middle East, where Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group continues to carry out attacks.

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European inaction to save nuclear deal will bring about serious consequences, Kharrazi warns

Monday, September 3, 2018 Comments Off

“Imposition of sanctions and pressure and Europe’s lack of immediate action to meet obligations under the JCPOA will have serious consequences,” Kharrazi said during a meeting with British Minister of State for the Middle East Alistair Burt in Tehran. Kharrazi noted that there are many grounds for Iran and Britain to expand ties, however, he […]

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Ayatollah Khamenei: No war on horizon

Monday, September 3, 2018 Comments Off

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday that based on political calculations, there is no military war on horizon for Iran. Ayatollah Khamenei made the statement in a meeting with officials of the Khatam ul-Anbiya Air Defense Base.

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Middle east events and news

Monday, September 3, 2018 Comments Off

Poster On Pro-ISIS Channels Shows ISIS Flag Flying On The Temple Mount In Jerusalem On August 27, 2018, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram channel published a digitally created poster of the Temple Mount depicting an ISIS flag flying from the Dome of the Rock and Israeli flags in flames. ‎ Afghan Taliban Delegation Visits Indonesia, […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, September 3, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Syria-Based Egyptian Jihadi Sheikh: There Are Thousands Of Foreign Fighters In Idlib – Including Americans And Europeans, As Well As Young Girls Who Wish To Carry Out Martyrdom Operations On July 27, 2018, a jihadi Telegram channel posted a video of a sermon by Syria-based Egyptian jihadi sheikh Abu Al-Yaqthan Al-Masri, in which he […]

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