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ISIS massacres 280 civilians for ‘cooperation with the Syrian army’

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Islamic State jihadists have reportedly slaughtered up to 280 people in the Deir ez-Zor province, killing “whole families” for alleged cooperation with the Syrian troops. The killings are said to have taken place a day after Russian humanitarian aid was airdropped in the region. Local residents told Sputnik news agency the massacre happened in al-Bagilya settlement, an area which received Russian... 

Iran removes Arak reactor core - Tehran's senior nuclear official

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Iran’s top nuclear official has said the core of the Arak heavy water reactor has been removed – a step that brings the country closer to the lifting of international sanctions. The announcement by Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi, reported by state TV, comes days after he said the reactor would be disabled this week. “The core vessel of the Arak reactor... 

Iran detains US ship that crossed into their waters, releases sailors the same day

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A video released by Iran shows the moment 10 US sailors were taken into custody as their boats crossed into the country’s waters on Tuesday, and their treatment during the brief detention. Dressed in camouflage uniforms, the sailors can be seen kneeling on the deck of the patrol boat, with hands on their heads. They are then shown seated in a room, being given tea, bottled water and food by their... 

Riyadh Reels as Oil Prices Plummet

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Falling oil prices are emptying Saudi Arabia’s state coffers as the country grapples with its military and social needs, according to the French newspaper Les Echos. Plummeting oil prices have ridden roughshod over the state coffers of Saudi Arabia, which is currently trying to cope with its military and social needs, journalist Yves Bourdillon wrote in an article which was published by the... 

Over 160 civilians killed in Turkish crackdown on Kurds

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In five months of battling the Kurdish insurgency in southeastern Turkey, Ankara has killed over 160 civilians, according to a rights group report. Among them was an unborn child, whose mother was shot. In August, Ankara launched a ground operation to crack down on Kurdish fighters linked to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The violence ended a two-year truce with the Kurdish militants, who... 

ISIS builds surface-to-air missiles to down planes

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Scientists and military experts from Daesh terrorist organization, aka the Islamic State, have learned to build makeshift thermal batteries that can be used for launching surface-to-air missiles. Daesh militants will thus be able to use old decommissioned Western missiles to pose a real threat to all passenger airliners and military aircraft that fly over terrorist-controlled territories. The guidance... 

All-out war with Iran won't happen – Saudi Defense Minister

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An all-out war between Saudi Arabia and Tehran is “something we do not foresee at all,” the Saudi deputy crown prince and defense minister has said. Speaking to the Economist, Muhammad bin Salman said: “Whoever is pushing towards that is somebody who is not in their right mind. Because a war between Saudi Arabia and Iran is the beginning of a major catastrophe in the region, and it will... 

Saudi Arabia is 'No Match' for Iran

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Tensions between the leading Shiite and Sunni powers, Iran and Saudi Arabia, have dramatically escalated following the execution of a prominent Shiite cleric, but whatever goals Riyadh is pursuing, it is hardly capable of countering Iran, a US think tank asserted. “By itself, Saudi Arabia is no match for the much larger, more populous Iran — and the end of Western sanctions is only boosting... 

Saudi warplanes attack Iranian embassy in Yemen - Iran

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Iran has accused Saudi Arabia of using warplanes to attack the Iranian embassy in the Yemeni capital Sana’a. Some guards were reportedly wounded in the attack, according to state news channel IRIB. The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen says it will investigate the accusation, according to coalition spokesman Brigadier General Ahmed Asseri, as cited by Reuters. Asseri acknowledged that coalition... 

Russia's sanctions seriously affecting Turkey economy

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Moscow’s sanctions against Ankara over the downing of a Russian jet by Turkey are now affecting various sectors of the Turkish economy, including tourism, construction companies and food exports, a new report says. Russia’s relations with Turkey soured after the Turkish military shot down a Russian Sukhoi bomber plane on November 24, 2015. Ankara claimed that the warplane violated the Turkish... 

Obama Reported In “Total Panic” After Turkish Leader Praises Hitler

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A stunning report issued today by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) states that the Obama regime has “retreated into total panic” after one of its main Middle Eastern allies, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, openly praised the former Nazi Germany government of Adolph Hitler to the absolute horror and shock of the entire civilized world. According to this report, Erdogan, in defending... 

Indonesian couple lashed until collapse under Sharia for being seen together

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Hundreds of people gathered outside the mosque in Banda Aceh to watch the caning, with some spectators holding up cameras. Hundreds of people gathered outside a mosque in Indonesia to see a woman scream out in agony after being caned as a punishment for being in ‘close proximity’ to a man she wasn’t married to. Nur Elita was marched to the yard of Baiturrahumim Mosque in Banda Aceh... 

Turkish Leader Declares Himself Ruler Of Islamic World, Warns World War III Will Soon Begin

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In what can only be described as one of the most frightening and chilling Ministry of Defense (MoD) reports we’ve ever been permitted (in part) to review, Russian military-intelligence analysts are warning today that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is traveling to Saudi Arabia to declare himself before that regime as the “leader” of the entire Islamic world and has, also, stated his intention... 

Russian intel spots 12,000 oil tankers & trucks on Turkey-Iraq border

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Russian intelligence has spotted up to 12,000 tankers and trucks on the Turkish-Iraqi border, the General Staff of Russia’s armed forces has reported. “The [aerial] imagery was made in the vicinity of Zakho (a city in Iraqi Kurdistan), there were 11,775 tankers and trucks on both sides of the Turkish-Iraqi border,” Lieutenant-General Sergey Rudskoy told journalists on Friday. “It must be... 

ISIS rebel confesses that his training took place in Turkey

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Ankara’s move to shoot down a Russian Su-24 near the Syrian border prompted a media blitz from Moscow. Over the past five weeks, Turkey’s role in facilitating the trafficking of illicit Islamic State crude has been exposed for the world to see. Ankara’s move to shoot down a Russian Su-24 near the Syrian border prompted a media blitz from Moscow, which has variously accused the Erdogan government... 
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