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Mar 29, 2015 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt) (AFP) - Arab leaders agreed on Sunday to form a joint military force after a summit dominated by a Saudi-led offensive on Shiite rebels in Yemen and the threat from Islamist extremism. Arab representatives will meet over the next month to study the creation of the force and present their findings to ...

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Mar 29, 2015 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

SANAA, Yemen — The first three days of airstrikes by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia have destroyed Yemen’s fleet of fighter aircraft and crippled military command centers, dealing a blow to Houthi insurgents, a senior defense official in Riyadh said. In a statement published Saturday evening by the Saudi Press Agency, Brig. Gen. Ahmed bin ...

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Mar 28, 2015 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from Ynet: Analysis: Israel has spent five years warning that Iran seeks Shiite domination of the Muslim world, and the Gulf States know by now not to rely on the Obama administration. Operation Storm of Resolve, designed to rescue Yemen President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's regime from the clutches of the Houthi rebels, began with ...

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Mar 28, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

(Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Iran on Thursday of trying to dominate the Middle East and said its efforts have begun annoying Ankara, as well as Saudi Arabia and Gulf Arab countries. Turkey earlier said it supports the Saudi-led military operation against Houthi rebels in Yemen and called on the militia group and its ...

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Mar 28, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from The Telegraph: A close media aide to Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, has sought political asylum in Switzerland after travelling to Lausanne to cover the nuclear talks between Tehran and the West. Amir Hossein Motaghi, who managed public relations for Mr Rouhani during his 2013 election campaign, was said by Iranian news agencies to ...

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Mar 28, 2015 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

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Mar 27, 2015 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from Fox News: Italy's highest court Friday acquitted American Amanda Knox of murder, ending her legal saga. Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, had been convicted, acquitted, and convicted in three different trials over the 2007 murder of Knox's flat-mate Meredith Kercher in the Italian university town of Perugia. The ruling Friday came after a ...

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Mar 27, 2015 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from The Daily Mail: Killer co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was signed off by two different doctors for the day of the Germanwings disaster but failed to tell his employers, it has been reported. The claims from German newspaper The Rheinische Post come after it emerged Lubitz may have crashed his plane due to fears ...

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Mar 27, 2015 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Telegraph: The Islamic State (Isil) is already sending "advance guards" to Afghanistan and could expand into the war-torn country if the US withdraws too quickly, the new Afghan president warned today. A day after successfully lobbying Barack Obama to slow the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani used a speech to ...

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Mar 27, 2015 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Brilliant plan. Arm all the world's Muslim nations with nukes by starting an arms race by arming Iran. Excerpted from The Independent: Saudi Arabia will not rule out building or acquiring nuclear weapons, the country’s ambassador to the United States has indicated. Asked whether Saudi Arabia would ever build nuclear weapons in an interview with US news ...

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Mar 27, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Mogadishu - A top commander of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab was captured Thursday as he was preparing attacks in the country's capital, a senior intelligence officer said. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said it was too early to name the commander, because investigations were still underway. He was captured with three other suspected ...

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Mar 26, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FOX NEWS INSIDER: Police have found something of “significance” at the apartment of the co-pilot who crashed a Germanwings plane in the French Alps. Authorities say 28-year-old Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed the Airbus A320 en route from Spain to Germany. All 150 people aboard the plane died. GRN’s Alan Hall reported on tonight’s “On The Record” ...

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Mar 26, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FOX NEWS: The autopilot on the doomed Germanwings plane that crashed into the Alps was abruptly switched to descend to 100 feet, according to a new report Thursday. FlightRadar24, an online tracking service that uses satellite data, found evidence the autopilot was adjusted to its lowest setting before the plane started its steady fall from the ...

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Mar 26, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Yemenis search for survivors under the rubble of houses that allegedly were destroyed by a Saudi air strike, in Sana'a, Yemen, March 2015. (SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt) — Egyptian security and military officials say Saudi Arabia and Egypt will lead a ground operation in Yemen against Shiite rebels and their allies after a campaign of airstrikes ...

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Mar 26, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Mar 26, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

First picture: Germanwings co-pilot - 28-year-old German Andreas Günter Lubitz Via DAILY MAIL: The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings Airbus A320 locked his captain out of the cockpit before deliberately crashing into a mountain to 'destroy the plane', it was sensationally revealed today. French prosecutor Brice Robin gave further chilling details of the final ten minutes in ...

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Mar 25, 2015 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Excerpted from The Los Angeles Times: Secret files held by Yemeni security forces that contain details of American intelligence operations in the country have been looted by Iran-backed militia leaders, exposing names of confidential informants and plans for U.S.-backed counter-terrorism strikes, U.S. officials say. U.S. intelligence officials believe additional files were handed directly to Iranian advisors ...

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Mar 25, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

JERUSALEM (AP) — Is Israel a democracy? The answer is not so straightforward, and it increasingly matters given the diplomatic fallout over hardliner Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election last week. The displeasure felt in some quarters over his win has placed front and center the world community's unwritten obligation to accept the results of a truly democratic vote. ...

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Mar 25, 2015 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Jerusalem Post: The Obama administration’s most recent threat to “re-evaluate” the US approach toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict needs to be exposed for what it is: a backhanded attempt to influence the composition of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s forthcoming ruling coalition and pressure him into a unity deal with left-wing parties. Following his Likud ...

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Mar 25, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FOX NEWS: Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes against the Houthi rebels in Yemen early Friday, one day after the U.S.-backed Yemeni president was driven out of the country. Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir said the operations began at 7 p.m. Eastern time. He said the Houthis, widely believed to be backed by Iran, "have always chosen the path of violence." ...

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Mar 25, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

PARIS — As officials struggled Wednesday to explain why a jet with 150 people on board crashed in relatively clear skies, an investigator said evidence from a cockpit voice recorder indicated one pilot left the cockpit before the plane’s descent and was unable to get back in. A senior military official involved in the investigation described ...

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Mar 25, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

CAIRO — Yemeni fighters and army units allied with the Houthi movement closed in on the last redoubt of President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi of Yemen on Wednesday amid news reports that he had fled by boat across the Gulf of Aden, possibly to the tiny African nation of Djibouti. The reports of his departure were ...

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Mar 25, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

PARIS — Rescuers resumed the difficult task of searching for the 150 victims of a deadly plane crash in the French Alps, as the search for clues was dealt a setback Wednesday afternoon. Investigators said they had so far been unable to retrieve any data from the plane’s cockpit voice recorder, and the inquiry has been ...

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Mar 25, 2015 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

AFP: Washington is considering launching air strikes, possibly within days, to back up Iraqi and Shiite forces battling to recapture Tikrit from the Islamic State jihadist group, US officials said. The statement came Tuesday after an official said the US was already providing reconnaissance support for Iraqi forces there, the first confirmation of American involvement in ...

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Mar 25, 2015 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Ukraine Today: State Emergency Service head arrested on corruption charges during Cabinet of Ministers meeting Senior Ukrainian state official Serhiy Bochkovskiy has been arrested on corruption charges during today's session of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers. Bochkovskiy is accused of embezzlement connected to the procurement of fuels and lubricants for the State Emergency Service, which he has ...

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