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Syria crisis: Gauging Russia’s reactions to strike scenario

There are two subjects Russians talk about a lot: history and geography. In recent days, there’s been much public discussion of both. Russian officials and the media have been constantly recalling “Yugoslavia – 1999”, “Iraq – 2003” and “Libya – 2011” as examples of Western military intervention which resulted in regime change. The suspicion in… Continue reading Syria crisis: Gauging Russia’s reactions to strike scenario

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Schneider: Egypt’s identity torn in two

When he joined his large family for the first Iftar (evening meal) of Ramadan in July, filmmaker and photographer Mohamed Radwan did not expect to find himself explaining to a hostile group why he had helped organize the sit-in at the Culture Ministry in Cairo and had marched on June 30 to oust Egyptian President… Continue reading Schneider: Egypt’s identity torn in two

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‘Qatar emir located Hamas leaders’

Qatar’s King Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has reportedly located the whereabouts of senior Hamas members during his recent visit to the Gaza Strip, and later provided Israel with the information to assassinate them. According to a report published by the Fars news agency, the emir of Qatar distributed a number of watches and… Continue reading ‘Qatar emir located Hamas leaders’

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Anti-Islamic advertisements to hit NYC

Anti-Islamic advertisements will go up across New York City’s subway system next week after a federal judge ruled that the city’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority could not legally refuse to host the signs on the basis of “demeaning” language. As early as next Monday, ten NYC subway stations will showcase adverts declaring, “In any war between the… Continue reading Anti-Islamic advertisements to hit NYC

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Bin Laden driver suspected of organizing killing of US ambassador in Libya

As investigations widen in the case of the recent assault in Benghazi that left US Ambassador John Stevens and three other Americans dead, new intelligence suggests the attack was tied to al-Qaeda, and particularly an associate of Osama bin Laden. It has been suggested ever since the September 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi that terrorists… Continue reading Bin Laden driver suspected of organizing killing of US ambassador in Libya

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Photos from ‘Anti-Islam Film Protests’ Around The World

“This is the start of a serious movement that must continue all over the Muslim world in defense of the Prophet of God (PBUH)… As long as there’s blood in us, we will not remain silent over insults against our Prophet (PBUH).” – Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah From Pakistan…

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Eleven enduring mysteries of 9/11

As the world pauses to remember the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on the United States, it is also important to remember the inexplicable things that happened – and didn’t happen – that tragic day. After all, 9/11 is solely responsible for diminishing hard-fought US civil rights, as well as triggering wars around the world.… Continue reading Eleven enduring mysteries of 9/11

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California man confirms role in anti-Islam film amid mystery over movie and its makers

LOS ANGELES — The search for those behind the provocative, anti-Muslim film implicated in violent protests in Egypt and Libya led Wednesday to a California Coptic Christian convicted of financial crimes who acknowledged his role in managing and providing logistics for the production.

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Telecoms and Boko Haram – By Dr. Aliyu Tilde

The much expected claim of responsibility for the attacks on offices and installations of telecommunication companies (telecoms) in Nigeria by Jama’at Ahlus Sunnah lid Da’awati wal Jihad – or Boko Haram as they are popularly called – finally came yesterday. With it, it is certain that the two elephants are logged in a fight that… Continue reading Telecoms and Boko Haram – By Dr. Aliyu Tilde

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