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Powerful Saudi Arabia King Abdullah dies at age 90
Posted: Thursday, January 22, 2015

Powerful Saudi Arabia King Abdullah dies at age 90

Saudi King Abdullah's death sets up complex succession process

Saudi King Abdullah dies, new ruler is Salman

Saudi Arabia's history of hypocrisy we choose to ignore

An Old Hand Is At Work in Yemen's Bloody Civil War
Yemen is not Syria. But America's skewed comprehension of the Middle East has now produced a remarkably similar scenario

War on Isis: Flood of Jihadi Volunteers to Syria Is 'unstoppable', Warns Turkish Prime Minister
Ahmet Davutoglu says militants likely to remain in control of most of its seized territory for foreseeable future

ISIS Deprives Obama of Peacemaker Mantle
“Under the original plan, this was to be the State of the Union address in which President Obama would be able to go before the nation and declare that he had fulfilled his vow to end two overseas wars. Only the wars did not exactly cooperate,” the New York Times reports.

ISIS gaining ground in Yemen, competing with al Qaeda

The Strategy Behind Israel's Attack on Iran and Hizballah
Israel's claims of an imminent threat of Hizballah attack are not credible. More likely it wants to subdue the Lebanese militia so that it has a free hand to manipulate the Syrian battlefield to its advantage

Israeli Mossad Goes Rogue, Warns U.S. on Iran Sanctions
The Israeli intelligence agency Mossad has broken ranks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, telling U.S. officials and lawmakers that a new Iran sanctions bill in the U.S. Congress would tank the Iran nuclear negotiations.

White House criticizes Netanyahu's planned trip to U.S., calling it 'departure from protocol'
'Such invitations are usually made leader to leader,' spokesman says, referring to Speaker Boehner's invitation, issued two months before the Israeli election is to take place.

Death of Iranian general in Syria strike likely no accident
It can be assumed that the officials who ordered the strike weighed the possibility of killing the general against the risks of a Hezbollah terror plot targeting Israel.

Report: Israel knew about presence of Iranian general in Syria strike

Foreign ministers seek Ukraine ceasefire
THE foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France have ended their latest Berlin crisis meeting with a joint call to cease hostilities in Ukraine.

US Slams Russian Call for Ukraine Ceasefire
Accuses Russia of Forwarding 'Occupation Plan'

US Trainers To Deploy To Ukraine
Also Will Begin Shipment of US-funded Armored Vehicles

US wants to dominate the world, says Russia's Lavrov
Russia's top diplomat has responded to President Obama's yearly address with accusations that the US will settle for nothing less than number one. A Kremlin spokesman has also accused the West of trying to unseat Putin.

Yemen leader expected to accept demands of Houthis who defeat his guards

Saudi Arabia Sentences Prominent Shia Cleric To Death For 'Undermining National Unity'
Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, a prominent Shia cleric in Saudi Arabia, was sentenced to death by a criminal court in Riyadh for “sowing discord” and “undermining national unity,” according to media reports. The cleric has reportedly been a vocal supporter of anti-government protests that had broken out in the nation's Shia-dominated Eastern Province in 2011.

Disenchanted militants in South Asia eye Islamic State with envy

America's Great North Korea Folly
"North Korea wants to talk. The U.S. should talk. Washington has little to lose. And possibly something to gain."

American Sniper
Last evening I went to see the new movie American Sniper because I wanted to see how they portrayed American soldiers killing people in Iraq, especially Chris Kyle, the man whose life the movie revolved around.

Darren Wilson will not face federal charges for killing Michael Brown: report

Israeli tanks take up positions along Lebanon border

As a Muslim, I'm Fed Up With the Hypocrisy of the Free Speech Fundamentalists

Why can't the world's greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

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