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ISIS weapons: From ‘mother of the devil’ explosives to booby traps

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Western security officials have warned of the progress made by members of ISIS terrorist organization in the arms industry, which is now a risk in other countries and is no longer limited to the areas controlled by the organization in Syria and Iraq. According to the New York Times, members of ISIS after successive strikes to expel them from some areas in Syria and Iraq, are now moving to other countries. Foreign members of the terrorist organization return to their home countries to share ...

Why Quebec is probing ban on women at construction sites near mosques

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Quebec’s labor minister on Wednesday called for a probe into reports that women have been banned from working at public works construction sites near Montreal mosques on Fridays, the Muslim day of prayer.Dominique Vien asked the province’s Construction Commission to open the investigation following statements from officials at two public works companies on the exclusion of three women from a work site near a Montreal mosque.A spokesman for one of the mosques has denied making any ...

Report: US to prove Iran providing missiles to Houthi militias

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

The United States administration is setting up an open show of what it is proof that Iran is supplying Houthi militias in Yemen with missiles, as indicated by four US officials to the BBC. According to the officials, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is preparing to reveal this week components of a short-range ballistic missile that Houthi insurgents fired into Saudi Arabia at Defense Intelligence Agency headquarters at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C.. ...

Top star Travolta to share secrets of Hollywood with Saudi audience

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

The Saudi Entertainment Authority will organize an event titled ‘A Night with Travolta’, during which it will host a three-hour talk show with John Travolta on Friday (December 15) at the Apex Exhibition and Conference Center in Riyadh. Travolta will talk about his career and the secrets of Hollywood. Travolta is a multi-talented artist and performer - an actor, singer, writer and producer, who has a rich experience in entertainment and a great career with more than 45 films to his ...

How caregivers fight Alzheimer’s in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

In recent years, perception about Alzheimer’s disease in Saudi Arabia has gradually started to change as more people are becoming aware of its symptoms and are not confusing it with mere memory loss. Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and causes disability in carrying out even simple tasks, including bioprocesses. People suffering from the disease are generally elderly, who have crossed the age of 60. An uptick in awareness ...

Is Iran’s IRGC launching special patrols to fend off rebellion?

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

A major commander of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) announced that special patrols of IRGC’s Basij forces have been dispatched to enhance the security across the country.The decision reminds many Iranians of the brutal crackdown between 1980 and 1988, which eventually led to the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners. Human rights defenders fear that these patrols will, in reality, be used to prevent demonstrations, persecute activists and arrest protesters.A senior official of ...

Iran: From human rights violations to dangerous meddling

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

From day one the regime of Iran has been based on the pillars of domestic crackdown, and exporting terrorism and a reactionary, religious mentality.As we speak, spreading extremism and Islamic fundamentalism remains a cornerstone policy of Iran’s state-run strategy, all hacked into this regime’s constitution.The real imageEarlier this year Amnesty International’s 94-page report, “Caught in a web of repression: Iran’s human rights defenders under attack,” ...

Exclusive: Why Yemen is back on the US agenda

Monday, 11 December 2017

Yemen is back on the agenda for the White House. The assassination of former Yemeni President Ali Abdallah Saleh and other factors are driving Yemen back to a position of priority within the Trump administration. “I think it's becoming a higher profile issues for several reasons, not just because of the death of Saleh,” said Lincoln Bloomfield who served as a senior diplomat in the administration of President George W. Bush. Saleh’s death at the hands of Houthi rebels removed a ...

Abbottabad dossier: Curious case of links between Fisk and bin Laden’s letters

Monday, 11 December 2017

As the Abbottabad documents continue to reveal more of the inner-workings of al-Qaeda and its leader Osama bin Ladin, the letters found in his Pakistan compound in 2011 show how the mastermind behind the September 11 attacks took such care of his portrayal throughout the West by focusing on British journalist Robert Fisk. The dossier has raised several key questions regarding past articles written by leftist journalist Fisk, who wrote extensively on bin Ladin and al-Qaeda especially during the ...

Who are the ‘Descendants of Zainab’, the Houthis’ all-female brigade?

Monday, 11 December 2017

The 'Descendants of Zainab', an all-female armed brigade established by the Houthis in Yemen, has played a significant role in detaining and pursuing members of the General People’s Congress after late President Ali Abdullah Saleh announced the end of his alliance with the Houthi movement. The brigade first began to operate in Saada before Sanaa collapsed in September 2014. Its members wear ordinary clothes and a long cloak and the niqab, and their main tasks are: raiding houses, detecting ...

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