Middle East Timeline

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

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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)?

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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 »