Middle East Timeline

Vicious Flogging Verdict Upheld For Saudi Blogger

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has had his sentence upheld by the Saudi Supreme Court.

Saudi Arabia has upheld the verdict passed on 31-year-old blogger Raif Badawi on May 7, 2014, of 1000 lashes and 10 years in prison despite international pressure, the BBC reports. Raif received his first 50 lashes earlier this year in front of hundreds of spectators in Jeddah, western Saudi Arabia. The case was sent to… Read more »

The Islamic State Has $1 Billion Worth Of U.S. Armored Humvee Vehicles

US Military Humvees

Earlier this week, the Inquisitr reported that the Islamic State dealt a serious blow to Iraqi forces by attacking one of their bases, which would have been a vital mission execution point for the retaking of Ramadi. The attack is peculiar because it utilized three military Humvee vehicles. They were strapped with explosives while the… Read more »

ISIS Tank’s Suicide Attack Kills 48 Police In Iraq War, Claims DAESH

ISIS Tank's Suicide Attack Kills 48 In Iraq War, Claims DAESH

An ISIS tank’s suicide attack killed 48 people in a recent battle of the Iraq war. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also known as DAESH, publicly claimed responsibility for the suicide attack on an Iraqi police base north of Baghdad. In a related report by the Inquisitr, after finishing a 18-year investigation, reporter… Read more »

Egypt Jails Students For Mocking ISIS

Egypt

Egypt has jailed four students for a video made in jest, mocking ISIS on the charge of “insulting Islam.” According to reports, the four students, aged 15 to 16, in Egypt are facing up to five years in jail, while a fifth child is on the run. A school teacher is also facing seven years… Read more »

Israel Attacks Hamas Hiding In The West Bank, Infiltrates Cell Planning Bomb Attacks

Shin Bet West Bank Explosives

Despite the fact Israel and the Palestinian Territories are in the midst of a cease-fire, it does not mean there is peace. Terrorist organization Hamas, headquartered in the Palestinian Territories, has been vocal in their anti-semitism. The Inquisitr reported on such news, which includes Hamas expressing disdain for Mahmoud Abbas attending an anti-terrorism demonstration in… Read more »

ISIS Crossdressing To Escape Battlefield, Iraqi Militia Reports [Photos]

ISIS Cross-Dressing To Escape

ISIS cross-dressing reports are filtering in from Instagram and other websites across the Internet, complete with photos. According to Iraqi militia, they have caught and photographed a number of men resorting to dressing up as women in order to flee the battlefield. The Daily Mail reports that the men have varied in age and are… Read more »

Yemen: Former President Flees House Arrest

Yemen President Captive in coup attempt

Yemen’s former president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has escaped weeks of house arrest by the Houthi militia at his official residence on Saturday and fled to his home town of Aden, according to several reports. Hadi’s official status since leaving the presidency last month due to his protest of the Houthis overrunning the presidential palace and… Read more »

Libya: Egypt Calls For U.N. Backed Coalition Against ISIS

Libya: Egypt Calls For U.N. Backed Coalition Against ISIS

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has said in a radio interview aired on Tuesday that creating a U.N.-backed coalition was the best course of action to rid Libya of Islamic extremists. The president has said that what has happened so far in Libya is “a crime.” “We have abandoned the Libyan people as prisoners of the… Read more »