Saudi Arabia to shelve infrastructure projects costing billions as cheap oil bites
Apr18

Saudi Arabia to shelve infrastructure projects costing billions as cheap oil bites

The oil-rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been forced to cancel or restructure economic and infrastructure projects worth billions of dollars, according to a Reuters report, which refers to sources in the government. The Saudi government has ordered ministries and organizations to review the projects to either scrap or make them more efficient. Most of the projects go back to the era of lavish government spending buoyed by crude oil...

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Israeli man arrested carrying wife’s head after decapitating & burning her body
Mar30

Israeli man arrested carrying wife’s head after decapitating & burning her body

An Israeli man who reportedly suffers from mental disorders and who once claimed to be the Messiah has been arrested in the streets of Tiberias carrying the severed head of his ex-wife whose decapitated body he earlier set on fire. Police were notified on Wednesday around noon by bystanders who saw a man drenched in blood wandering the streets of Tiberias with what appeared to be a human head in his hands. “A young ultra-Orthodox man...

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Russian angels welcome Belgian Red Devils’ fans with cloud-pillows in Sochi (VIDEO)
Mar29

Russian angels welcome Belgian Red Devils’ fans with cloud-pillows in Sochi (VIDEO)

Angelic faces in divine outfits have welcomed the fans of the Belgian national team in Sochi with fluffy cloud-shaped pillows on Tuesday night ahead of a friendly but tense football match with the Russian team that ended in a 3-3 draw. Wearing feathered wings and halos, young girls dressed as angels greeted the Belgian Red Devils’ fans outside of Fisht Stadium in Sochi with small pillows reading “Gentlefan. Russian warm reception.”...

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FRACTURED LANDS: How The Arab World Came Apart
Dec05

FRACTURED LANDS: How The Arab World Came Apart

Preface Before driving into northern Iraq, Dr. Azar Mirkhan changed from his Western clothes into the traditional dress of a Kurdish pesh merga warrior: a tightfitting short woolen jacket over his shirt, baggy pantaloons and a wide cummerbund. He also thought to bring along certain accessories. These included a combat knife, tucked neatly into the waist of his cummerbund, as well as sniper binoculars and a loaded .45 semiautomatic....

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Russia deploys newest anti-ship missiles to Kuril Islands
Nov23

Russia deploys newest anti-ship missiles to Kuril Islands

The Russian Pacific Fleet has installed batteries of anti-ship missiles at its bases on the Kuril Islands, ensuring effective protection from landing operations and carrier-based aircraft strikes. The Boyevaya Vakhta (Combat Watch) newspaper of the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet reports that the Kurils Navy Base has received the Bal and Bastion missile complexes (NATO code names Sennight and Stooge) and is preparing to conduct training...

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