Month: January 2018

Indonesian Province Orders Female Flight Crews to Don Hijabs or Face ‘Punishment’ reports: “The Indonesian province of Aceh has ordered female flight attendants transiting the region to don a hijab prior to landing – or face punishment by religious police. The command to wear the Islamic-compliant […]

Jihad decree triggers demands for holy war on Kashmir

Asia Times Online reports: “Branded a ‘sponsor of terrorism’ by the Trump administration for failing to act against extremism, Pakistan has sought to polish its image by decreeing that only the state has the right […]

North Korea cancels cultural show with South after media criticism

Asia Times Online reports: “In an early sign of the difficulties the two Koreas may face as the North’s last-minute participation in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics proceeds, North Korea suddenly canceled a joint cultural performance […]

Jordan demands: World must protect Arab rights in Jerusalem

Israel National News reports: “King Abdullah II of Jordan demanded the international community intervene on behalf of the Palestinian Authority and Jerusalem’s Arab population, following President Donald Trump’s December 6th declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s […]

CIA chief says China ‘as big a threat to U.S.’ as Russia

BBC News reports: “Chinese efforts to exert covert influence over the West are just as concerning as Russian subversion, the director of the CIA has said. Mike Pompeo told the BBC that the Chinese ‘have […]

Hezbollah may use suicide ships in next war, former naval officer warns

The Jerusalem Post reports: “The Israeli Navy should anticipate Hezbollah using suicide ships in the next war with the terrorist group, R.-Adm. Prof. Shaul Chorev told The Jerusalem Post. ‘Hezbollah will not need to equip […]

‘We’ll stop Iran in Lebanon like we stopped it in Syria’

Israel National News reports: “Environmental Protection Minister Ze’ev Elkin (Likud) on Monday morning joined Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting in Moscow to discuss the threat presented by […]

Trump, Pence tried, hanged in effigy in Bethlehem

Israel National News reports: “Palestinian Authority activists held a mock trial for President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday in the PA-controlled city of Bethlehem, south of Jerusalem, AFP reported. According to […]

Taiwan holds live-fire drills as tensions with China mount reports: “Taiwanese troops Tuesday staged live-fire exercises simulating a response to an invasion, as China stepped up pressure on the island’s President Tsai Ing-wen and a row over airline routes escalated. The military sent […]

New ISIS Video Sings to U.S. Jihadists: ‘It is Now Time to Rise, Slit Their Throats, Watch Them Die’ reports: “The Islamic State issued a new video today calling on ‘brothers in Europe, America, Russia, Australia and elsewhere’ to ‘kill them all’ as ‘it is now time to rise.’ The English-language nasheed, inspirational […]

Hezbollah official warns terror group can destroy Israeli army

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Hezbollah has called an article written by IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis and published on Lebanese opposition websites ‘provocative words published by a coward.’ ‘The article is nonsense and a provocation […]

Japan calls on China to up North Korea cooperation reports: “Japan’s foreign minister called on China to increase cooperation on curbing North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme Sunday during a meeting with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing. The meeting between Japan’s Taro Kono and […]