Monthly Archives: January 2016

State tries to delay Clinton email release, blaming snowstorm

State tries to delay Clinton email release, blaming a massive snowstorm hitting Washington as well as an internal “oversight.” In a court filing, the department asked a federal court to delay by a month the Jan. 29 deadline for it … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia Stoking Sectarian Conflict As Battle To Succeed King Salman Intensifies

Although the German Government rapidly scrambled to distance itself from the report, however, the BND’s assessment has unquestionably gained added weight by Mohammed bin Salman’s highly impulsive declaration, on Dec. 15, of forming a 34-nation anti-terror Islamic military coalition – … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia Stoking Sectarian Conflict As Battle To Succeed King Salman Intensifies

ZAYD ALISA J Saudi Arabia, one year after King Salman acceded to the throne and nine months after appointing his favourite – young and inexperienced – son, Mohammed bin Salman Deputy Crown Prince (DCP), is grappling with not merely an … Continue reading

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Israel releases letter written by Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann 2 days before his execution

The letter was placed on display Wednesday during a ceremony at the residence of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin marking International Holocaust Remembrance day. Eichmann’s letter forms part of an exhibition commemorating the Eichmann trial.In the letter Eichmann refused to admit … Continue reading

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Israel releases letter written by Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann 2 days before his execution

A handwritten request for clemency by Adolf Eichmann, an architect of the Nazi Holocaust, is seen during a ceremony to mark 55 years since the Eichmann trial of at Israeli President Reuven Rivlin’s residence in Jerusalem Jan. 27, 2016. (REUTERS/Ammar … Continue reading

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Risks and Instability in the Middle East and North Africa in 2016

Saudi Arabian tensions with Iran, role in Yemen War, challenge from Islamist extremists and terrorist movements. Internal problems with Shi’ites. Role in supporting regime in Bahrain. Key force modernization issues and problems in defining partnership with the U.S.: naval modernization, … Continue reading

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Risks and Instability in the Middle East and North Africa in 2016

CSIS There is no easy way to provide an overview of all of the risks and issues that will shape the stability of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in 2016. Much of the news reporting and analysis of … Continue reading

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Over the past six years, Boko Haram has gained a reputation as a particularly brutal terrorist group, forcefully pressing its objectives via a wave of killings, bombings, and abductions across Nigeria. It gained widespread international media coverage in April 2014, … Continue reading

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By Michael Hart* Boko Haram’s brutal war against the Nigerian state is now in its sixth year. On the surface, the militant group appears to be losing the battle and significantly weakened after numerous setbacks throughout 2015. The long-running Islamist … Continue reading

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Iranian military leader confirms plan to cause Armageddon

Jafari said that the 200,000 men have been prepared to help the Mahdi in the final battle between good and evil. The Mahdi will usher in an era of peace and justice by imposing Islam on the world by force. … Continue reading

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