Tag: Islam

Iran vessel ‘harasses,’ sails close to U.S. Navy ship in Gulf: U.S. officials

A U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship changed course after a fast-attack craft from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps came within 100 yards (91 meters) of it in the central Gulf on Sunday, U.S. Defense Department officials said on Tuesday.   It was at least the fourth such incident in less than a month. U.S. officials […]

Carter Calls on Turkey to ‘Stay Focused’ on Islamic State

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has called on Turkey to “stay focused” on the fight against Islamic State and not to engage with U.S.-allied Kurdish forces also battling the terror group in Syria.   The Turkish military and its Syrian rebel allies are in the sixth day of a campaign designed to drive IS militants […]

More than 60 dead in Yemen bombing attack

More than 60 people are dead and dozens wounded after a suicide bomber drove a car packed with explosives into army facility in Yemen on Monday.   The Islamic State terror organization has claimed responsibility for the attack, which targeted a gathering of new recruits for Yemen’s security forces.   The attack took place in […]

‘IDF preparing for scenario in which hundreds of terrorists from Sinai attack’

This week Col. Yehuda HaCohen will be wrapping up his service as commander of the Sagi Brigade. HaCohen worked for the last two years to prepare the brigade for scenarios that the IDF had never even thought of before.   The Sagi Brigade sits on a 170 kilometer stretch watching over the Israeli-Sinai border. Under the […]

Turkish army shells Islamic State positions in Syria for second day

Turkey has shelled Islamic State positions in Syria for a second day, as expectations grow of a major Ankara-backed offensive against the jihadis.   With tensions high on the Turkey-Syria border after the bombing of a wedding in the Turkish city of Gaziantep killed 54 people, howitzers hit Isis and Kurdish rebel targets across the […]

Top Clinton aide held senior position at Islamist journal

Former State Department Deputy Chief of Staff and senior Clinton confidant Huma Abedin worked for more than a decade at a stridently Islamist journal which opposed women’s rights and blamed the United States for the 9/11 terror attacks, the New York Post reported on Sunday.   For more than a decade, Abedin was listed as […]

Turkey’s Erdogan blames child bomber for attack that killed 51

A suicide bomber aged between 12 and 14 carried out the attack on a wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Saturday that killed at least 51 people, the president said.   The attack was the deadliest in a series of bombings in Turkey this year, and President Tayyip Erdogan said Islamic State […]

German minister wants facial recognition systems at airports, train stations

Germany’s Interior Minister wants to introduce facial recognition software at train stations and airports to help identify terror suspects following two Islamist attacks in the country last month.   Speaking to the Bild am Sonntag newspaper, Thomas de Maiziere said internet software was able to determine whether persons shown in photographs were celebrities or politicians. […]

Dichter: Temple Mount will not be governed by Mecca rules

Israel will not let Mecca and Medina rules apply on the Temple Mount, Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman Avi Dichter said on Monday, referring to the two holy cities in Saudi Arabia where entrance is prohibited to non-Muslims.   “The idea that what was done in Saudi Arabia – where two cities holy […]

Report: ‘Terrorists’ could seize US nuclear weapons from Turkish base

“Terrorists or other hostile forces” could possibly capture dozens of US nuclear weapons housed in a Turkish air base near the Syria border, AFP cited a Washington-based think tank as warning Monday.   Turkey, which has NATO’s second-largest military, allows the United States to use the Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey to launch attacks […]