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In this picture taken on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, Iranian Revolutionary Guards members march during a parade ceremony, marking the 28th anniversary of the onset of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988), in front of the mausoleum of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran. Speaking to Arab …

World View: Gunmen Kill IRGC Soldiers During Military Parade in Iran

Contents: Gunmen massacre IRGC soldiers and their families during military parade in Ahvaz, Iran; Iran reflexively blames Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, Mossad, and United States; Attack blamed on a local Arab terrorist group, al-Ahvazi separatist movement

Alister Shepherd

Cybersecurity Firm Warns Iranian Hacking on the Rise as U.S. Sanctions Intensify

Cybersecurity firm FireEye warned on Tuesday that Iranian hacking activity increased significantly after President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear deal. The firm tracked an especially vigorous “cyberespionage” effort against targets in the Middle East, U.S., and Japan through the month of July.

Duterte Netanyahu (Ronen Zvulun / Associated Press)

Caroline Glick: The Immoral Foreign Policy of the ‘Resistance’

One of the constant themes of the “Resistance” — most recently restated in the New York Times’ anonymous op-ed Wednesday — is that President Donald Trump is “amoral” because he is interested in cultivating good relations with dictators.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

No Joke: Saudi Prince Declares War on Cyber Satire

Online satire that “disrupts public order” is now punishable with up to five years in prison, the Saudi Arabia public prosecutor said Tuesday, as the kingdom seeks to end dissent questioning its absolute monarchy.

FILE - In this Thursday Jan. 6, 2011 file photo, a traditional dhow floats in the Corniche Bay of Doha, Qatar, with tall buildings of the financial district in the background. Qatar's government says it is forming a committee to pursue compensation for damages stemming from its isolation by four …

Saudi Arabia Considers Plan to Saw Qatar Off and Make It an Island

The dispute between Qatar and its Gulf Cooperation Council neighbors now threatens to reshape both the political and literal geography of the Middle East. Saudi Arabia is considering a plan to dig a canal that would turn the Qatari peninsula into an island.

Saudi women hit the roads after driving ban is lifted

After Driving Ban Ends, Saudi Women Feel Need for Speed

RIYADH – Donning a helmet inside a pearl silver sports sedan, Rana Almimoni skids and drifts around a Riyadh park, engine roaring, tyres screeching and clouds of dust billowing from the back.

An aerial view shows the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on June 3, 2018

Saudi Arabia Silent on Reports of Mecca Imam’s Arrest

Officials in Saudi Arabia have yet to confirm or deny reports this week that Sheikh Dr. Saleh bin Mohammed Al Talib, imam and preacher of the Grand Holy Mosque on Mecca, has been arrested. 

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Hajj 2018: Muslim Pilgrimage to Mecca Begins amid Saudi Diplomatic Turmoil

The annual pilgrimage to Mecca known as the Hajj, which observant Muslims are supposed to make at least once during their lives, officially begins on August 19. Mecca is located in Saudi Arabia, which is currently embroiled in serious disputes with Muslim nations such as Qatar, Iran, and Yemen, as well as Western countries with Muslim citizens who wish to make the pilgrimage, most notably Canada.