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Congrats you won, here’s your Kalashnikov

Congrats you won, here’s your Kalashnikov

According to NewsYemen.net, Al-Qaeda has been awarding machine guns and automatic rifles to winners of a religious competition held during the holy month of Ramadan. The contest was publicised in Yemen’s southern provinces of Ibb, Ad-Dali and al-Bayda and prizes included Russian-made Kalashnikov rifles, Chinese machine guns, Austrian Glock pistols, as well as motorcycles and […]

Daughter of former Spy Chief released from Kidnapping

Daughter of former Spy Chief released from Kidnapping

Unud Senussi has been freed after being reportedly kidnapped last week. The daughter of former spy chief¬†Abdullah Senussi was snatched by armed men upon being released from her 10-month jail term for travelling under a false passport. Unud was reportedly trying to enter Libya illegally and incognito in an attempt to see her father who […]

Assad may not have known about Chemical Weapons

Assad may not have known about Chemical Weapons

German newspaper Bild am Sonntag paper reported on Sunday that Bashir Al-Assad may not have approved the use of chemical weapons allegedly used by Syrian forces on August 21, that left over 1400 killed. The article cites its source from radio messages intercepted by surveillance from the German naval reconnaissance vessel, the Oker, sailing close […]

Germany now backs EU for strong response on Syria

Germany now backs EU for strong response on Syria

Germany has now agreed to sign a G20 statement calling for a strong response to Syria’s alleged chemical weapon attack that left over 1400 people dead. This position comes after Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that Germany would not be involved in any military action against Syria. It also comes one day short of a vote […]

Algeria deploys 20,000 soldiers to border with Tunisia

Algeria deploys 20,000 soldiers to border with Tunisia

Twenty thousand Algerian forces, many from the army’s elite Special Forces unit, have been deployed to provinces bordering Tunisia where Algeria has set up approximately 60 checkpoints and outposts. Last week, 12,000 of these soldiers were sent to Tebessa, Souk Ahras and El Oued in preparation against terrorist attacks from Islamic militants after attacks on […]

Amr Moussa heads up Constitutional Panel for Egypt

Amr Moussa heads up Constitutional Panel for Egypt

Former presidential candidate and Arab League Secretary General, Amr Moussa has been appointed to head Egypt’s 50 member constitutional panel in an move by the interim government to amend the Islamist constitution put in place by ex-president Mohammed Morsi’s cabinet. Amr Moussa was also long term Foreign Minister under Mubarak’s rule and is considered by […]

Russia sends naval ship to defend ally Syria in case of attack

Russia sends naval ship to defend ally Syria in case of attack

The Russian state news agency, Interfax, has reported that naval landing ship Nikolai Filchenkov to Syrian waters in preparation of a possible military attack from the United States. “The Nikolai Filchenkov under the command of Captain 2nd Rank Igor Dmitriyenko is immediately going on a distant mission today. The ship will go to Novorossiysk, where […]

Oman sues Newspaper for suggesting Gulf State is sympathetic to Gays

Oman sues Newspaper for suggesting Gulf State is sympathetic to Gays

The government of Oman is suing the editor of the English language weekly The Week, for publishing an article that suggests that Oman is a safe haven for gays and is more tolerant than other Arab nations. The article titled “The Outsiders” traced the story of a young gay man in the country and briefly […]

EU Visa restrictions may be lifted on UAE citizens

EU Visa restrictions may be lifted on UAE citizens

Citizens of the UAE may be the first Arabs allowed free tourist entry into the EU. The European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs has recently put forth a¬† recommendation that visa requirements to enter the EU for nationals of the UAE should be lifted. “There is no risk of illegal immigration. […]

Palestinians face extreme fuel shortage after Egypt destroys tunnels

Palestinians face extreme fuel shortage after Egypt destroys tunnels

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are now experiencing extreme shortages on fuel after Egypt’s military recently destroyed dozens of underground tunnels and houses between the Egypt-Gaza border to prevent potential Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers and Islamic militants from entering the country. Fuel was previously transferred via tunnels however after the closure and destruction of most of […]

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