Crown Prince Mohammad bin Nayef told the UN today that Saudi Arabia “was one of the first countries that denounced September 11." Guess he forgot that time he blamed 9/11 on the Israelis, insisting to U.S. Ambassador Robert Jordan in 2001 that "the Mossad must have done this.”
The family of New York and New Jersey bomber, Ahmad Rahami, filed a federal lawsuit against "The City of Elizabeth" and the "Elizabeth Police Department" in April 2011 claiming they were victims of "anti-Muslim harassment".
One month ago, a scandal erupted when it emerged that the US had made a $400 million cash delivery to Iraq (in foreign currencies) to facilitate the release of 4 US hostages held by the regime; many promptly called it a ransom payment. Overnight the WSJ confirmed that this was just a part of a bigger shippment of cash, when it reported that the Obama administration followed up a planeload of $400 million in cash sent to Iran in January with two more such shipments in the next 19 days, totaling another $1.3 billion.
Gulmurod Khalimov, a former paramilitary unit commander of the Tajikistan armed forces who received his battlefield training from American advisors and even came to the United States on several occasions, has become the top ISIS battlefield commander in Iraq after defecting last year and swearing jihad against the West.
On Tuesday, the Islamic State announced that Mohammad al-Adnani, the man who some have dubbed the terrorist organization's "second in command", was killed depriving the militant group of the man in charge of directing attacks overseas. His death marks the highest-profile killing yet of an ISIS member.
Update: US Embassy warns "US citizens currently in Afghanistan may wish to consider departing."
Gunmen have stormed American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Wednesday night as witnesses said they heard gunfire and explosions ringing out. According to media reports, the attackers have infiltrated the educational institution.
The irony is that these censors and would-be censors, such as the European Commission, the Dutch and Austrian courts, Facebook, Twitter are using their freedom of expression to suggest that someone else be robbed of his freedom of expression.
Oman will not participate in a meeting of oil producers and consumers in Algeria next month as it is disappointed by the group's failure to address the issue of low oil prices, Minister of Oil and Gas Mohammad bin Hamad al-Rumhy said on Wednesday. "We are moving into difficult times, and others still believe that everything will be fine. Those who expected the expensive oil producers will be run out of the business and shut down their operations, have been proved wrong."
What Donald Trump has proclaimed the worst deal ever made, may just have become worst-er. The shocking truth behind the US-Iran nuclear deal, as WSJ reports, is the Obama Administration airlifted $1.7bn of cash in 'compromise' payments(read - bribe) to Tehran to ensure the release of 4 captured sailors coincidentally the same weekend as the signing of the nuclear deal.
The purpose behind this rebranding of al-Nusra Front seems to be to legitimize itself and make it easier for its patrons to send money and arms. The US blacklisted al-Nusra Front in December 2012 and pressurized Saudi Arabia and Turkey to ban it too. Though, al-Nusra Front’s name has been in the list of proscribed organizations of Saudi Arabia and Turkey since 2014, but it kept receiving money and arms from Saudi Arabia.