Middle East Timeline

Taliban Attacks Show Shift In Tactics In Afghanistan

Taliban attack in Afghanistan

Two days of multiple Taliban attacks in Afghanistan have left two American soldiers, an Afghani official, and 18 others dead, as the Taliban shifts tactics during the coalition’s withdrawal. The attacks, which took place Friday and Saturday, were claimed by the Taliban as their own, officials in Afghanistan report. The Taliban attack began Friday, when… Read more »

Top Al Qaeda Leader Killed In Pakistani Raid, Say Reports

Al Qaeda Leader Killed

The Army of Pakistan claims that it’s killed al Qaeda leader Adnan G. El Shukrijumah, whom the Federal Bureau of Investigation has indicted for a role in at least one terror plot to attack the United States and the United Kingdom. Shukrijumah, 39, was born in Saudi Arabia and moved to the United States, with… Read more »

Pope Francis On Middle East Tour, Prays In Mosque

Pope Francis in Middle East

Catholic Pope Francis is touring the Middle East, and is currently on the last a three-day visit to Turkey. The Grand Mufti of Istanbul gave the Pope a tour of Sultan Ahmet mosque, better known as the Blue Mosque, where Francis prayed with Muslims in silence. Saturday morning, Pope Francis bowed his head and clasped… Read more »

Benjamin Netanyahu Responds After ‘Chickens**t’ Insult By Senior U.S. Official

White House

This week has been very serious pertaining to United States and Israel diplomacy. From what other news outlets have reported, United States President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have a relationship that is in a “full-blown crisis.” The Inquisitr previously reported that the deterioration of diplomacy is not just from their disagreements,… Read more »

‘Gay Wedding’ Video Lands Eight Men In Egyptian Prison

Gay Wedding Arrests: 8 Men, 3 Years Each

A “gay wedding” video has landed eight men in prison due to the ruling of an Egyptian court, and the reason the men were arrested might shock you (unless you’re Bill Maher). Apparently, the eight men’s only crime was allowing their faces to be seen in the video (shared below). Of course, the Egyptian court… Read more »

Gaza Fires Rocket Which Strikes Southern Israel [Breaking]

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Breaking news has just come in from the Israel as a rocket from Gaza was fired at southern Israel. According to articles by both Channel NewsAsia and France 24, the rocket hit the Eshkol area in Southern Israel on Friday, October 31. This is the first rocket to strike the country since September 16, in… Read more »

The Relationship Between The U.S. And Israel Now At A Full-Blown Crisis

White House

The current relationship between the United States and Israel currently has been very complex and, at times, incompatible. With several news outlets reporting that U.S. president Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu express disdain for each other, people are wondering how long relations between both countries can remain civil. The Inquisitr reported on times… Read more »

Reyhaneh Jabbari, Iranian Woman Who Killed Her Rapist, Hanged By Iran

Reyhaneh Jabbari

Reyhaneh Jabbari, the Iranian woman who killed her alleged rapist in 2007 and was sentenced to death in 2009, has been hanged. Prosecutors alleged that in 2007, Jabbari bought a knife two days prior to stabbing Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former official in Iran’s intelligence service, according to this Inquisitr report. Jabbari’s defense — that… Read more »

Mahmoud Abbas: Jews Who Visit The Temple Mount Are A ‘Herd Of Cattle’

Jerusalem

The conflict between Israel and Palestine has been ongoing for quite some time, but has taken an upturn in aggression this year. The Inquisitr reported on the volleys between the two. Just recently, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamine Netanyahu slammed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for Holocaust and genocide denial. On the other hand, Abbas has threatened… Read more »

U.S. National Shot Dead In Saudi Arabian Capital

The city of Riyadh

A U.S. national has reportedly been shot dead and another injured in the city of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. A brief statement from Saudi Arabian Press Agency stated that the police later shot, wounded and arrested an assailant shortly afterwards. The statement alleged that the attack resulted in the killing of one person and the… Read more »

ISIS Crimes in Iraq Are ‘Staggering’ According To U.N. Report

U.N. releases report on"staggering" crimes committed by ISIS against  civilians

The United Nations released a 29-page report Thursday stating that ISIS has committed “staggering” systematic war crimes that demand prosecution. According to Reuters, at least 9,347 civilians have been killed and 17,386 wounded so far this year, over half of them since ISIS began seizing parts of northern Iraq in June. U.N. High Commissioner for… Read more »