Saudis’ religious police goes high tech

Saudis’ religious police goes high tech

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia’s religious police force plans to deploy advanced technology. The religious police, called the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, has signed an agreement to receive a range of technology from the state-owned King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology. The accord, […]

Critique of Iran’s cultural heritage conveniently ignores main factor: historic role of Islamic invaders

Critique of Iran’s cultural heritage conveniently ignores main factor: historic role of Islamic invaders

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sheda Vasseghi, FreePressers.com In his article “Iran’s Fundamental Cultural Reformations,” Davood-Rahni calls for the immediate elimination of “bad [Iranian] social and cultural traits and practices.” Although this column will not serve to negate Davood-Rahni’s list of negative traits among Iranians or the need to reflect on them, it is a rather […]

U.S. Air Force takes delivery of 30,000-pound Massive Ordnance Penetrator

U.S. Air Force takes delivery of 30,000-pound Massive Ordnance Penetrator

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The U.S. military has acquired a massive bomb designed to destroy underground nuclear facilities in Iran. Officials said the U.S. Air Force has taken delivery of a new bomb meant to penetrate and destroy underground facilities. They said the Air Force first received the Massive Ordnance Penetrator in September under […]

Turkey, Israel and the totalitarian consensus

Turkey, Israel and the totalitarian consensus

By Alexander Maistrovoy, Freepressers.com Political commentaries about the events in the Middle East resemble mythological plots written by an experienced censor. Myth doesn’t need facts. It adjusts the facts to its own paradigm. And ideological mythology is not an exception. Western journalists’ commentaries on Middle East problems, give me a sense of deja vu. It feels […]

IAEA refutes U.S. intelligence estimate on Iran nukes, cites ‘military dimensions’

IAEA refutes U.S. intelligence estimate on Iran nukes, cites ‘military dimensions’

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — For the first time, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has determined that Iran is conducting a nuclear weapons program. IAEA has issued a report that disclosed several Iranian nuclear weapons programs over the last decade, including one meant to miniaturize a Pakistani-designed warhead. The report, titled “Implementation of the […]

Israel tests missile, warns ‘military option against Iran is not an empty threat’

Israel tests missile, warns ‘military option against Iran is not an empty threat’

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has reported the testing of a ballistic missile system. The Israeli Defense Ministry, in an unusual announcement, said it oversaw the testing of a rocket propulsion system on Nov. 2. The ministry said the test, which consisted of a launch from an Air Force base south of Tel […]

Saudis deploy 3,500 special forces, 450 combat vehicles to protect Haj sites

Saudis deploy 3,500 special forces, 450 combat vehicles to protect Haj sites

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Security forces assigned to protect the Islamic pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia have been bolstered by a huge armored fleet. The Interior Ministry has approved the deployment of more than 3,500 special forces troops to protect the annual Haj in Mecca. Officials said the forces would be bolstered by 450 […]

U.S. recalls Syrian ambassador after ‘credible threats’

U.S. recalls Syrian ambassador after ‘credible threats’

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has recalled its ambassador from Syria because of threats to his safety. Officials said the State Department said U.S. ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, has returned to Washington. They said Ford received threats by elements aligned with the regime of President Bashar Assad. “Ambassador Robert Ford was […]

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