Middle East

Who's Who in Syria?

Written by Dennis Behreandt on Tuesday, 24 September 2013. Posted in Middle East, World

Rebel groups in Syria, often affiliated with al-Qaeda, are turning against each other while Christians in the war-torn nation are forced from their homes as they have been elsewhere in the Middle East.

Who's Who in Syria?

Rarely do Americans receive from the domestic mainstream press accurate information about the rebel groups fighting in Syria. According to reports from the Obama administration and buttressed by allied media groups, the faceless rebels are united in fighting a noble war against the regime of Bashar al-Assad. The real truth is that various rebel factions are engaged against the Assad regime while simultaneously fighting amongst themselves.

Israel's Iron Dome Intercepts Rocket Attack

Written by Dennis Behreandt on Tuesday, 13 August 2013. Posted in Middle East, World

Terrorists launch attack against Eilat; residents report explosions.

Israel's Iron Dome Intercepts Rocket Attack

Shortly after midnight on August 13, warning sirens blared as rockets targeted the Israeli city of Eilat, the nation's southernmost city.

Transcript: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to the United Nations General Assembly

on Friday, 28 September 2012. Posted in Middle East, World

Benjamin Netanyahu: "Let us commit ourselves today to defend [our] values so that we can defend our freedom and protect our common civilization."

Transcript: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to the United Nations General Assembly

Here is the full transcript of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to the United Nations General Assembly on September 27, 2012.

Turkey Scrambles F-16s On Syrian Border

Written by Dennis Behreandt on Sunday, 01 July 2012. Posted in Middle East, World

War fears remain high as Turkey sends warplanes to border; reports indicated that Turkish jet in June 22 incident violated Syrian airspace.

Turkey Scrambles F-16s On Syrian Border

The tense situation between Syria and Turkey became more so on Saturday as military aircraft from both sides appeared prepared for a new confrontation.

Woman Beheaded in Saudi Arabia

Written by ADH Staff on Monday, 20 June 2011. Posted in Middle East, World

Beheadings or decapitations in Saudi Arabia. A woman who was found guilty of murder was beheaded by sword stroke on June 18 in Saudi Arabia.

The woman, an Indonesian, was named Roiati Beth Sabotti Sarona, according to the Straits Times of Singapore. She had been found guilty of killing a Saudi woman, Khairiya bint Hamid Mijlid, according to the Straits Times, “by striking her repeatedly on the head with a meat chopper and stabbing her in the neck, the ministry said in a statement carried by the official SPA news agency.”

Earlier in June, Amnesty International reported that there was a new surge in executions in recent weeks in the country. According to the organization, “At least 27 people have been executed in Saudi Arabia in 2011, the same as the total number of people executed in the whole of 2010. Fifteen people were executed in May alone.”

According to Amnesty International, most of those facing the death penalty in Saudi Arabia are executed by beheading. In addition, the country allegedly executes a disproportionate number of foreign nationals, as in the case of Roiati Beth Sabotti Sarona. Moreover, the Saudi legal system in a fundamentally different way than that in the U.S. and in other Western nations.