Tag: Middle East

The Pentagon is dropping ‘imminent danger pay’ for US Troops in Middle East

Conservative News Update: There is no need for hazardous duty pay since Muslims are such ‘rational, tolerant people’. Reuters: Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan also were removed as countries where U.S. forces receive…

Jihadi rehab offered in Saudi Arabia amid Syria anger

Conservative News Update: Riyadh: After a month in Saudi Arabia’s rehabilitation centre for would-be jihadis, Bader al-Anazi says he’s still angry at the killing of Sunni Muslims in Syria. He just doesn’t feel driven to join the war himself. http://www.smh.com.au/world/jihadi-rehab-offered-in-saudi-arabia-amid-syria-anger-20131209-hv4x9.html#ixzz2n0MIkCqM

Saudi Arabia moves its students out of Lebanon

Conservative News Update: INTERESTING…. BEIRUT: Saudi Culture Ministry transferred 45 students on scholarships from Lebanon to other countries in light of recent security developments in the Mediterranean country, Saudi Al-Anwar reported Sunday. http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2013/Dec-08/240293-saudi-arabia-moved-their-students-out-of-lebanon.ashx#axzz2mvBfoqkn

Hagel praises deal with Iran, worries about Afghanistan

“Yes, there’s risk in this, of course,” Hagel said in an interview with USA TODAY. “Nothing worthwhile ever comes without some risk. But I think the risk is very minimal for us in this.” http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/11/25/defense-secretary-chuck-hagel-pentagon-iran-afghanistan/3700701/