Archive for: February 2014

Russia condemns plan to arm rebels with anti-air missiles

The Russian foreign ministry has expressed “deep concern” at reports from anonymous sources that Saudi Arabia is planning to supply Syrian rebels with anti-tank and anti-aircraft missile launchers to “turn the tide” in the three-year conflict. “There is a chance that if these powerful weapons get into the hands of the terrorists who have flooded […]

Eurofighter deliveries help Britain up arms export table

Britain rose up an arms export ranking to become the fourth biggest defence exporter in the world last year because of deliveries of Eurofighter jets to the Gulf. The table, compiled on actual deliveries rather than sales, shows the UK overtook Germany in 2013 by delivering £2.3 billion ($3.9 billion) of arms to foreign buyers. […]

UK’s foreign aid to Somalia helps arm al-Qaeda groups

Britain is donating more than £90million a year to Somalia despite strong warnings that its corrupt government is arming Al Qaeda-backed terrorists. David Cameron has approved the huge handouts to the war-torn East African country in an attempt to stop it becoming the next Afghanistan. But a leaked United Nations report has warned of ‘high […]

Ex-Guantánamo detainee Begg held in UK terror raids

The former Guantánamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg, who became a vocal campaigner against the alleged excesses of the war on terror, is back in detention after being arrested for alleged terrorism offences linked to Syria. Supporters of Begg, 45, claimed his arrest at his Birmingham home was politically motivated and aimed at halting his work […]

Code Pink shows support for al-Qaeda terrorist groups?

Obama bundler Jodie Evans, far left, and Medea Benjamin, third from right, protest in Yemen with al Qaeda tied group al-Karama, June 17, 2013. Photo via al Karama. Terrorist supporter Susan ‘Medea’ Benjamin spoke sympathetically of al Qaeda terrorists in a speech to a leftist group in Miami, Florida last week. Benjamin, co-founder of the […]

Turkey PM Erdogan says ‘tapped’ phone call to son ‘fabricated’

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has angrily condemned a “fabricated” audio recording that appears to show him talking to his son about hiding large sums of money. He said the recording, allegedly tapped and posted on social media, was a “treacherous attack”. It appears to reveal Mr Erdogan asking his son Bilal to dispose of […]

Israel’s bill distinguishing between Muslim & Christian Arabs

The Knesset on Monday passed a controversial bill into law that distinguishes between Muslim and Christian Arab citizens for the first time and increases the involvement of Christians in Israeli society. The bill, which passed its second and third readings on Monday, was sponsored by coalition chairman MK Yariv Levin (Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu). Critics slammed the […]

U.S. Christian right behind anti-gay law passed in Uganda

Much of Africa’s anti-homosexuality movement is supported by American evangelicals, the Rev. Kapya Kaoma of Zambia wrote in 2009, who are keen to export the American “culture war” to new ground. Indeed, American evangelical Christians played a role in stirring the anti-homosexual sentiment that culminated in the initial legislation in Uganda. nytimes.com Rev. Kapya Kaoma: […]

Seven Christians found shot execution-style on Libyan beach

Libyan police have found seven Egyptian Christians shot dead on a beach in eastern Libya, security officials and local residents said on Monday, in the second such execution-style killing since the start of the year. A police officer told Reuters the bodies were found with gunshots to the head outside Benghazi in the east, where […]

Islamic Front & al-Qaeda’s top representative in Syria killed

A Syrian rebel commander who fought alongside al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden and was close to its current chief, Ayman al-Zawahiri, was killed by a suicide attack on Sunday, intensifying infighting between rival Islamist fighters. The Observatory for Human Rights in Syria said Abu Khaled al-Soury, also known as Abu Omair al-Shamy, a commander […]

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