Archive for April, 2019

Egyptian Journalist Ibrahim Eissa: Islamic Terrorism Will End Only When Muslims Stop Trying To Restore Their Past

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Comments Off on Egyptian Journalist Ibrahim Eissa: Islamic Terrorism Will End Only When Muslims Stop Trying To Restore Their Past

On April 14, 2019, Ibrahim Issa discussed Islamic terrorism in a monologue on his talk show, which is aired on the American Al-Hurra TV. Ibrahim Issa said that ISIS, Al-Qaeda, terrorism, and extremism will only come to an end if Muslims get rid of the “black triangle.” This “black triangle,” described by Issa, is comprised […]

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Articles In Egyptian Media Respond To Egypt’s Reported Withdrawal From ‘Arab NATO’: Al-Sisi Thwarted A Plan By ‘The Satan And Gang Leader Of The World’ To Embroil The Arab World And Egypt In A Confrontation With Iran

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Comments Off on Articles In Egyptian Media Respond To Egypt’s Reported Withdrawal From ‘Arab NATO’: Al-Sisi Thwarted A Plan By ‘The Satan And Gang Leader Of The World’ To Embroil The Arab World And Egypt In A Confrontation With Iran

On April 8, 2019, officials from eight countries – Saudi Arabia, the U.S., the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Jordan – convened in Riyadh to discuss the U.S. initiative to form the “Middle East Strategic Alliance,” also known as the “Arab NATO,” aimed at confronting Iran’s growing influence in the region.[1] Egypt did not […]

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Le Sri Lanka traque les responsables des attentats de Pâques

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Comments Off on Le Sri Lanka traque les responsables des attentats de Pâques

Le Sri Lanka traquait lundi les responsables de la vague d’attentats suicides qui ont fait 290 morts la veille dans l’île d’Asie du Sud, dans un déchaînement de violence imputé par les autorités à un mouvement islamiste local.

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Destabilising Iran

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Comments Off on Destabilising Iran

Alarm bells went off in September in Washington’s corridors of power when John Bolton’s National Security Council (NSC) asked the Pentagon for options for military strikes against Iran.[1] The council was responding to three missiles fired by an Iranian-backed Iraqi militia that landed in an empty lot close to the United States embassy in Baghdad […]

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard threatens to close Hormuz Strait

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Comments Off on Iran’s Revolutionary Guard threatens to close Hormuz Strait

The Strait of Hormuz, a key strategic waterway situated between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, is now tense. In reaction to the U.S. plan of interference, Iran has threatened to close the shipping lane vital for the world trade.

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Iran Guard’s Former General Says They Were In Bosnia Disguised As Aid Workers

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Comments Off on Iran Guard’s Former General Says They Were In Bosnia Disguised As Aid Workers

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on April 17 denied the veracity of remarks by one of its former generals who has claimed to have worn Iran’s Red Crescent Society’s (IRCS) uniform for “military purposes” during the civil war in Bosnia.

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Iran’s Hassan Rouhani urges regional powers to ‘unite against US’

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Comments Off on Iran’s Hassan Rouhani urges regional powers to ‘unite against US’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called on countries across the Middle East to unite against the United States during an address at an Army Day parade in Tehran.

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US officials say more than 2,000 suspected foreign ISIS fighters being held in Syria

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Comments Off on US officials say more than 2,000 suspected foreign ISIS fighters being held in Syria

The number of suspected foreign ISIS fighters being detained by US-backed forces in Syria has now surpassed 2,000, with a small number claiming to be US citizens, three US officials told CNN.

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Bosnia brings back, detains Islamic fighter from Syria

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Comments Off on Bosnia brings back, detains Islamic fighter from Syria

A Bosnian national suspected of fighting for Islamic State in Syria has been transferred to Bosnia and put in detention, the Balkan country’s prosecutor’s office said on Saturday.

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Kosovo Flies Home Jihadists’ Families From Syria

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Comments Off on Kosovo Flies Home Jihadists’ Families From Syria

The authorities in Kosovo said on Saturday that more than 100 of their citizens, mostly women and children who were relatives of jihadists, had been flown home from Syria under heavy security with the assistance of the United States.

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Nasrallah warns of war this summer, worries he could be killed – report

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Comments Off on Nasrallah warns of war this summer, worries he could be killed – report

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah warned top military commanders in a private meeting this week that there will be a war with Israel this summer and that he may not be around to support them, according to Elijah J. Magnier, a writer for the Kuwaiti Al Rai news.

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Pakistan Says Iran-Based Group Behind Deadly Attack

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Comments Off on Pakistan Says Iran-Based Group Behind Deadly Attack

Pakistan has urged Iran to take action against terrorist groups believed to be behind the killing of 14 soldiers earlier this week.

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Taliban, ISIS-aligned fighters engage in deadly Afghanistan clashes

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Comments Off on Taliban, ISIS-aligned fighters engage in deadly Afghanistan clashes

At least 12 Taliban and six Islamic State fighters have been killed in bloody clashes that erupted in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, according to the Afghan military.

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Pakistan arrests ‘last terrorist at large’ in Daniel Pearl killing

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Comments Off on Pakistan arrests ‘last terrorist at large’ in Daniel Pearl killing

Counter-terrorism officials in Islamabad have confirmed that the remaining terrorist sought in the 2002 murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl has been taken into custody. Azim Jan, a commander of the TTP, the Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan, an offshoot of al-Qaeda, was apprehended on Friday in a joint operation headed by Pakistan Security Forces.

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Ayatollah Khamenei appoints new IRGC chief commander

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Comments Off on Ayatollah Khamenei appoints new IRGC chief commander

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has appointed Hossein Salami, a senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), as the new chief commander of the military elite force, promoting him to the rank of major general.

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Moscow Close To Finalizing Deal To Lease Syria’s Tartus Port For 49 Years

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Comments Off on Moscow Close To Finalizing Deal To Lease Syria’s Tartus Port For 49 Years

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met senior Russian officials for talks in Damascus on April 20, with both countries’ state media saying a deal was close to lease out Syria’s Tartus port to Russia.

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When the Ayatollah Plays His Joker

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Comments Off on When the Ayatollah Plays His Joker

The summoning of Iraqi mercenaries showed that Khamenei isn’t quite sure of the regime’s military and security apparatus and, when the chips are down, relies on his foreign legion.

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Al Qaeda linked Kashmiri terror chief denounces Pakistan, calls for renewed jihad

Saturday, April 20, 2019 Comments Off on Al Qaeda linked Kashmiri terror chief denounces Pakistan, calls for renewed jihad

Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, an al Qaeda linked terror outfit operating in the Kashmir region, released an audio message last week featuring its chief and former Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Zakir Musa. Musa uses the message to paint a picture for the future of Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind’s jihad in the Kashmir–a jihad without ties to Pakistani guidance, with fighters […]

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Taliban going for the win in Afghanistan

Saturday, April 20, 2019 Comments Off on Taliban going for the win in Afghanistan

‘AL-FATH’ MEANS ‘VICTORY’: The peace talks with the United States may have only emboldened the Taliban to believe it can cut a deal to end the 18-year war that leaves it in a position to control the country and dismiss the U.S.-backed government in Kabul.

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US to ask Syrian Kurds to let Turkish forces through the door

Saturday, April 20, 2019 Comments Off on US to ask Syrian Kurds to let Turkish forces through the door

The United States is pressing its Kurdish allies in Syria to ease their resistance to allowing Turkish forces to deploy on their side of the Turkish-Syrian border, well-informed sources told Al-Monitor. The Turkish forces would be a part of the proposed safe zone in northeastern Syria.

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Interior Ministry apprehends ISIS terrorist in Tripoli

Saturday, April 20, 2019 Comments Off on Interior Ministry apprehends ISIS terrorist in Tripoli

The Libyan Interior Ministry of the Presidential Council said Monday it had arrested an ISIS terrorist in Tajoura, Tripoli, saying he is the second to be apprehended in ten days.

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Following Iraqi Shiite Militias, Hezbollah Shows Up In Iran ‘For Flood Relief’

Saturday, April 20, 2019 Comments Off on Following Iraqi Shiite Militias, Hezbollah Shows Up In Iran ‘For Flood Relief’

The representative of the Lebanese Hezbollah in Iran says a significant number of young Lebanese are currently in Iran, helping relief operations for the flood-stricken people.

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Turkey eyes US sanctions waivers on Iran oil, Russia arms

Saturday, April 20, 2019 Comments Off on Turkey eyes US sanctions waivers on Iran oil, Russia arms

Turkey “expects” the Trump administration to grant it waivers from the US related to its purchases of Iranian oil and Russian air defences, a top aide to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday.

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Iran’s parliament labels US troops in Mideast as terrorist

Saturday, April 20, 2019 Comments Off on Iran’s parliament labels US troops in Mideast as terrorist

Iran’s lawmakers on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill labeling U.S. forces in the Middle East as terrorist, a day after the U.S. terrorism designation for Iran’s Revolutionary Guard formally took effect, state TV reported.

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Sudan’s President and Chairman of Muslim Brotherhood-Linked National Congress Party Ousted by Military

Thursday, April 18, 2019 Comments Off on Sudan’s President and Chairman of Muslim Brotherhood-Linked National Congress Party Ousted by Military

The National Congress Party (NCP) in Sudan is the successor organization to the Brotherhood-affiliated National Islamic Front (NIF). Long steeped in controversy, the NCP and its precursors have associated themselves with such notorious terrorists as Osama bin Laden and a variety of extremist groups including al-Qaeda, Hamas, and Hezbollah. Although formally registered as a political […]

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Soleimani: Mastermind of Iran’s Mideast Expansion

Thursday, April 18, 2019 Comments Off on Soleimani: Mastermind of Iran’s Mideast Expansion

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week described a powerful Iranian military commander as a “terrorist,” while discussing options the U.S. government could have to further punish Iran for its destabilizing activities in the Middle East.

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ISIS brands global attacks as ‘Vengeance for Sham’

Thursday, April 18, 2019 Comments Off on ISIS brands global attacks as ‘Vengeance for Sham’

On April 8, Islamic State started what it called “the Campaign of Vengeance for the blessed al-Sham Province,” claiming attacks by its affiliates around the world under this banner.

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James M. Dorsey – Eurasia’s Great Game and the Future of the China-Russia Alliance

Thursday, April 18, 2019 Comments Off on James M. Dorsey – Eurasia’s Great Game and the Future of the China-Russia Alliance

Addressing last year’s Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, then US defense secretary Jim Mattis dismissed fears first voiced in 1997 by Zbigniew Brzezinski, one of America’s greatest 20th century strategists who advised US presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and Jimmy Carter, that long-term US interests would be most threatened by a “grand coalition” of China and Russia […]

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China builds world’s first armed amphibious drone boat that can lead land assault

Thursday, April 18, 2019 Comments Off on China builds world’s first armed amphibious drone boat that can lead land assault

China has built the world’s first armed amphibious drone boat which military analysts said could be used in land assault operations and is capable of forming a combat triad with aerial drones and other drone ships.

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Libya’s UN-backed govt. says downed Haftar warplane

Thursday, April 18, 2019 Comments Off on Libya’s UN-backed govt. says downed Haftar warplane

Libya’s UN-backed government says its military has shot down a fighter jet belonging to the so-called Libyan National Army (LNA), led by strongman Khalifa Haftar, whose forces are fighting for the control of the capital Tripoli.

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Abdullah Says Won’t Attend Afghanistan’s Planned Peace Loya Jirga

Thursday, April 18, 2019 Comments Off on Abdullah Says Won’t Attend Afghanistan’s Planned Peace Loya Jirga

Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah says he will boycott a planned meeting of nearly 2,500 Afghan politicians and tribal, ethnic, and religious leaders aimed at discussing negotiations with the Taliban.

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Airstrike Kills Deputy Leader of IS in Somalia

Thursday, April 18, 2019 Comments Off on Airstrike Kills Deputy Leader of IS in Somalia

The deputy leader of the Islamic State group in Somalia has been killed in an airstrike, a Somali regional minister told VOA.

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France reports major security operation in central Mali

Monday, April 15, 2019 Comments Off on France reports major security operation in central Mali

France reported yesterday that its forces completed a nearly three-week long security operation in central Mali’s Gourma region alongside the Malian military. The campaign targeted constituent groups of al Qaeda’s Group for Support of Islam and Muslims (JNIM) and reportedly left at least 30 jihadists dead.

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Bibi again, but “uneasy lies the head …”

Monday, April 15, 2019 Comments Off on Bibi again, but “uneasy lies the head …”

Benjamin Netanyahu — “Bibi” to both friends and enemies — will undoubtedly succeed himself as Israel’s prime minister after his recent electoral success and, in July, surpass David Ben-Gurion as Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. But, unlike most genuinely successful leaders of democracies, his first priority will have to be avoiding indictment for corruption and going […]

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Iraqi Troops Destroy ISIS Media Center in Hamreen

Monday, April 15, 2019 Comments Off on Iraqi Troops Destroy ISIS Media Center in Hamreen

Iraq’s elite counter-terrorism force targeted ISIS holdouts Thursday in the northern region of Hamreen, including a media center, more than a year after the country declared ISIS vanquished, Agence France Presse reported.

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