US successfully tests laser weapon against unmanned target in Middle East

Tech 12/15/21, 16:01

The U.S. Navy announced on Wednesday, Dec. 15, that it successfully tested a laser weapon that completely destroyed an unmanned floating target in the Middle East. The new technology may be used to counter a large number of drones and boats deployed by terrorists that threaten the region's security. As reported ...

After US warning, UAE suspends Chinese works in the country

Middle East 12/14/21, 03:27

On Thursday, Dec. 9, it was reported from senior officials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that the UAE Government has just ordered the suspension of Chinese construction activities after hearing that the U.S. responded that Beijing is building new military facilities in the UAE. The UAE leader's diplomatic adviser and ...

US considers tougher sanctions on Iran as nuclear talks flounder

D.C. 12/09/21, 15:54

Futile nuclear negotiation leads the Biden administration to gauge tightening sanctions on Iran, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday, Dec. 9. Washington is looking to target the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which has played a key role in financing Iran despite being an ally with the U.S. It is the ...

Israel makes ‘Revolution in War’ with new ‘invisible’ weapon

Tech 11/30/21, 03:38

Israel has achieved a "Revolution in War" with a new "invisible" weapon in its defense arsenal. The new weapon is part of the Scorpius electromagnetic warfare suite, which is reportedly capable of thwarting an enemy's electronic capabilities. This weapon may harm airplanes, drones, and missiles despite its "soft-protected" status. This is because ...

41 countries banned at least one religious group says report

Middle East 11/21/21, 19:54

About one-fifth of the world's governments limited freedom of belief for at least one spiritual group, a study found on Nov. 15. The Washington-based Pew Research Center found 41 countries banned at least one religious organization during 2019. This includes social movements, political groups linked to religion, and even entire faiths. The ...

ISIS present in all provinces of Afghanistan: UN warns of terrorist advance

D.C. 11/18/21, 16:14

A United Nations (UN) special envoy to Afghanistan presented a comprehensive report to the institution's Security Council on Wednesday, Nov. 17. She raised concerns about the advance of the ISIS-K terrorist group in nearly all 34 provinces of the country.  Addressing the UN Security Council on Wednesday, Deborah Lyons said ISIS-K, ...

Taliban terrorist regime asks US Congress for $7 billion dollars

Middle East 11/17/21, 15:26

The Taliban terrorist regime that seized power in Afghanistan in August after overthrowing the Afghan government in the military absence of the United States sent an open letter to the U.S. Congress asking for the release of some $7 billion that remains frozen at the Federal Reserve Bank of New ...

Facebook’s Afghan users targeted by Pakistani hackers amid Taliban takeover

Tech 11/17/21, 01:36

In an interview with Reuters on Nov. 16, Facebook's threat investigators said that Pakistan's hackers had taken to Facebook to attack Afghans, who connected with the former government during the Taliban's taking control over the country. Facebook claimed around 2,000 users were impacted by the campaigns in Afghanistan and Syria, mainly ...

Earthquakes hit southern Iran, at least one killed

Middle East 11/15/21, 02:37

Southern Iran was struck by two major earthquakes on Sunday, Nov. 14, killing at least one person, and terrified residents flocking to the streets.  The tremors of 6.3 and 6.4 magnitude of only one minute apart hit Bandar Abbas, the capital of Hormozgan province on Sunday afternoon, BNO News reported.  Both earthquakes ...

Yemen: Looting and hostage-taking at the US embassy

Middle East 11/12/21, 16:08

A gang of Houthi militiamen stormed the U.S. embassy facility in Yemen, and after taking at least 25 hostages, stole "large amounts of equipment and materials," the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reported. "The alleged raid comes after the Houthis kidnapped three Yemeni nationals affiliated with the U.S. Embassy from ...

Pentagon reveals ‘dozens’ of family members of US troops remain in Afghanistan

D.C. 11/12/21, 00:42

Nearly three months after the United States terminated its military operation in Afghanistan, the Pentagon disclosed that "dozens" of American troops' families remain in the nation. There are no complete statistics on the number of immediate family members of U.S. service members in Afghanistan. "We believe it's certainly, most likely in the ...

Hangover ‘preventing’ amethyst ring recovered at ancient winery

Middle East 11/11/21, 15:44

Archaeologists found a golden ring that is claimed to prevent hangovers at the world's largest ancient wine factory on Nov. 2. The amethyst ring was unearthed about 150 meters (492 feet) from storehouse ruins where amphorae wine vessels were kept in Yavne, Israel. The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) confirmed the crystal was ...

‘Judgment Day’ style building collapse injures and traps dozens

Middle East 11/10/21, 17:25

Witnesses and survivors described a residential development's destruction as an act of god on Nov. 10. A two-storey building collapsed in eastern Turkey, burying 21 people under heavy debris. Authorities deployed 260 rescue workers to clear massive concrete slabs and piles of wood at the Malatya site. They used a mix of ...

Decade-long search finds new clues to world’s most wanted female terrorist

Middle East 11/08/21, 16:48

One of Earth's most wanted international criminals is likely to be alive and fighting on the Arab Peninsula, an investigation found. Briton Samantha Lewthwaite is widely expected to be combating with jihadists in Yemen. This is the conclusion investigators reached after spending 10 years trying to track down the extremist. "Lewthwaite’s last-known ...

Iraq: Drone murder attempt fails to harm Iraqi Prime Minister

Middle East 11/08/21, 03:44

According to Iraq's military, on Sunday, Nov. 7, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi survived an assassination attempt by an explosive-laden drone targeting his residence in Baghdad. In Al-Kadhimi's tweet, he informed that he was in good condition and asked for calmness, self-restraint, and constructive conversation for the sake of Iraq. The ...