Middle East Timeline

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 »

Journalists Join Egyptian Hunger Strike To Free ‘Political Prisoners’

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Egyptian journalists have joined a hunger strike movement seeking the release of political prisoners, according to multiple news organizations. The total number of journalists joining the movement stands at seven, with a focus on a strict protest law put into place by the Egyptian government, The Associated Press reported. What has driven even more focus… Read more »

Henry Kissinger: ISIS Should Have Been Bombed ‘Hard’ By U.S.

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Henry Kissinger says that ISIS (or the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) should have been bombed “hard” by the United States already. The former Secretary of State during the administration of President Richard Nixon has made the statement on at least two different occasions in recent days, most recently during a televised appearance on… Read more »

We’ve Been Warned: Saudi King Says ISIS Could Attack U.S. In 2 Months

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Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud warned the world that the terrorist organization ISIS must be dealt with soon or the Western world will be attacked. The King said in a statement to newly appointed ambassadors and carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA), “”I ask you to convey this message to your leaders…… Read more »

Why Did ISIS Change Its Name To The Islamic State (IS)?

ISIS 5 Year Islamic State Plan 2

Back in June, Inquisitr explained how the proper name for the brutal Sunni insurgent group terrorizing Iraq and Syria is ISIS, not ISIL. Since then, this sordid team of terrorists has decided to change its name once again (it was previously known as Al-Qaeda in Iraq) to just the Islamic State, or IS. Why Did… Read more »

Hamas Finally Admits To Kidnapping And Killing Israeli Teens

Hamas Admits Kidnapping

Back in June, three Israeli teenage boys were kidnapped and then later found dead. The Israeli government suspected that the Palestinian Sunni Islamic terrorist organization known as Hamas had carried out the brutal murders of Naftali Frenkel, 16, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Eyal Yifrah, 19, but lacked any concrete evidence. Fast forward to today. According… Read more »

Gaza Cease-Fire Extended, But Peace Is A Long Way Away

Israeli soldiers carrying a coffin of a fallen comrade.

Israel and Hamas have agreed to extend a truce, and it appears to be holding despite a precarious start, CNN is reporting. Late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, the two sides exchanged rocket fire, raising fears that the new cease-fire would not hold. However, the brief exchange did not escalate into more violence, and… Read more »

Plane Crash Kills 39 In Iran, Horrific Moment Captured On Camera

Plane Crash

For some people, they are at the right place at the right time to catch a one-in-a-million moment on camera. Here on The Inquisitr, we reported on such rare moments. There are many reports on such things as the brutal beating of a prone man by two cops, an unidentified flying object seen over Italy,… Read more »

Muslim Brotherhood Banned In Egypt

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The Muslim Brotherhood political party has been banned in Egypt after a court ruling, accord to BBC News. The party, which came to power after the Arab Spring following the ouster of long time Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, is now banned from participating in parliamentary elections in the Spring, the British news agency said. “The… Read more »

Is ISIS Taking A Counter-Clockwise Route To Attacking Israel?

ISIS

Recently, the transgressions of ISIS have been reported to go beyond words and humanity. Here on The Inquisitr, we reported how ISIS is now beheading children, as seen in a decapitated body of a little girl. This travesty, along with the crucifixions, are now making their rounds on the internet, shocking Americans who are reading… Read more »

Muslims, Who Are Pro-Israel, Join The Fight Against The Hamas

Pro-Israel Muslims

It was only last month when Jews around the world were inspired by the words and actions of Mohammad Zoabi. He cloaked himself in an Israeli flag in the midst of his bedroom as he spoke into a video camera the following statement: “I am an Israeli and will remain an Israeli. Israel will remain… Read more »

Hadar Goldin: Israeli Soldier Kidnapped As Hamas Breaks Cease Fire

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An Israeli soldier named Hadar Goldin was kidnapped Friday when Hamas broke a cease-fire and launched an attack against soldiers in the war-torn region. Israel and Hamas had agreed to a humanitarian cease fire brokered by the United States and United Nations. It was set take effect on Friday at 8 am, but within two… Read more »