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January, 2017

  • 4 January

    Inside Iran January 1, 2017

    Main Points Hossein Salami, deputy Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commander, said the fall of Aleppo to the forces of the Syrian regime foiled the plans of the West to take control of the region. He added that in view of Hezbollah’s success in the fighting in Aleppo, he had no doubt it could fight just as well in the ...

  • 1 January

    Istanbul Reina nightclub attack ‘leaves 35 dead’

    At least 35 people have lost their lives in an attack on a nightclub in Turkey, Istanbul’s governor has said. Among the dead at the Istanbul club is one police officer, Vasip Sahin stated, adding that it was a terror attack. At least another 40 were injured in the attack which took place in the Reina nightclub, in the Ortakoy ...

December, 2016

  • 28 December

    Egypt eases pressure on Palestinians Gaza, After years of conflict

    For most of the past decade, Egypt has been a quiet partner with Israel in a blockade on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip that has stifled the economy and largely blocked its 2 million people from moving in and out of the territory. But after a three-year crackdown, there are signs that Egypt is easing the pressure in a step to ...

  • 15 December

    Tunisian court approves marriage of pregnant 13-year-old

    A Tunisian court Tuesday has approved the marriage of a 13-year-old girl to a 20-year-old relative who made her pregnant, a move that caused an uproar among organizations concerned with children’s rights in the country. The marriage between the girl, from the northwestern region of Kef, and the brother of her brother-in-law took place in the presence of their parents, ...

  • 14 December

    The Battle For Aleppo, Syria’s STALINGRAD, Ends

    Aleppo has been part of human history for some five thousand years. Abraham is said to have grazed his sheep on its slopes and donated their milk to the local poor. Alexander the Great founded a Hellenic settlement there. The city is cited in the Book of Samuel and Psalm 60, and for centuries its residents reflected the three great Abrahamic faiths. It was ...

  • 13 December

    Egypt’s Christians under siege

    Christians under siege: Funeral for 24 worshippers slaughtered by Islamist suicide bomber as they prayed at Coptic chapel in Cairo A suicide bomber has been blamed for the bombing at a Coptic chapel in Cairo  The chapel was next to the spiritual home of Egypt’s Coptic Christian Church  Coptic Christians make up 10% of Egypt’s population but are often persecuted  ...

  • 13 December

    The Saudi Arabia woman who posted photo without head scarf is arrested

    Saudi woman goes outside without hijab, receives multiple death threats. A woman going outside without a hijab? Haram, deeply offensive to Allah. Killing a woman who goes outside without a hijab? Pleasing to Allah. A hadith quotes Muhammad saying: “When a woman reaches the age of menstruation, it does not suit her that she displays her parts of body except this ...

  • 6 December

    WikiLeaks documents highlight sinister relations between Erdogan and ISIS

    The connection of the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan΄s family with the oil smuggling of the “Islamic State” is revealed after Wikileaks΄ revealing of emails from the Turkish energy minister, and Erdoğan΄s son-in-law, Berat Albayrak. Albayrak΄s emails seem to confirm the not-so-recent accusations, since the energy minister is appealing to be the “unofficial” owner of the oil company Powertrance which ...

  • 5 December

    Inside Iran – December 5, 2016

    Main Points Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), said Iranian forces were not participating in the fighting in Mosul because the Shi’ite militias in Iraq did not need Iranian fighters. He said Iran had deployed a small number of advisors to Iraq. In a speech delivered for Basij Week, he criticized those who claimed Iran ...

  • 5 December

    Iran fashion workers jailed for ‘spreading prostitution’

    Twelve people involved in the fashion industry in Iran are reported to have been jailed for “spreading prostitution” via images posted online. The eight women and four men were handed sentences of between five months and six years by a court in Shiraz, a lawyer told the Ilna news agency. They were also banned from working in fashion and travelling ...