Iran says weaponry displayed by Haley is ‘fabricated’

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Iran rejected as unfounded a U.S. accusation on Thursday that it supplied a missile fired at Saudi Arabia from Yemen on Nov. 4, describing weaponry displayed by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley as “fabricated.”

Iran’s mission to the United Nations said in a statement that the accusation by the United States was “irresponsible, provocative and destructive.”

“These accusations seek also to cover up for the Saudi war crimes in Yemen, with the U.S. complicity, and divert international and regional attention from the stalemate war of aggression against the Yemenis,” the statement said.

(Reporting by Michelle NicholsEditing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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Haley reveals new evidence to back claim that Iran armed Houthi rebels

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks about the Iran nuclear deal at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington on Sept. 5, 2017.

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Haley, holding a press conference at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., presented what she described as recovered pieces of a missile fired by Houthi militants from Yemen into Saudi Arabia, pointing out the missile bears “Iranian missile fingerprints.” Yemen is facing a devastating civil war that has been raging since 2015. Continue reading “Haley reveals new evidence to back claim that Iran armed Houthi rebels”

What effect did the Crusades have on the Middle East?

The Europeans besiege Jerusalem, seeking to "liberate" it from Muslim rule, 1099.
The Crusaders or Franks attack Jerusalem during the First Crusade, 1099. Getty Images

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Between 1095 and 1291, Christians from western Europe launched a series of eight major invasions against the Middle East. These attacks, called the Crusades, were aimed at “liberating” the Holy Land and Jerusalem from Muslim rule.

The Crusades were sparked by religious fervor in Europe, by exhortations from various Popes, and by the need to rid Europe of excess warriors left over from regional wars.

What effect did these attacks, which came from out of the blue from the perspective of Muslims and Jews in the Holy Land, have on the Middle East? Continue reading “What effect did the Crusades have on the Middle East?”

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