Just in case anyone is in doubt as to the purpose of Hizb'allah (Party of Allah) and whose interests they serve:
The leader of the Lebanese militia Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah said on Saturday that his group receives full financial and arms support from Iran, in response to a recent probe into Hezbollah’s bank accounts by the government. Nasrallah said in a speech that his group’s finances did not come from banks and that money was provided by Iran. “The same we have received rockets to threaten Israel we have received money,” he said, according to Hezbollah’s media outlets. The Shiite militia leader was speaking at a ceremony marking 40 days since the death of Mustafah Bedreddine, a top Hezbollah commander in the Syrian capital Damascus.
2. Turkey breaks up gay march with tear gas
A man charged with two sexual assaults, including one where a 13-year-old girl was allegedly held at knifepoint, has been refused bail.
Mustafa Kayirici, 26, was arrested at Bondi on Saturday after a police pursuit through the suburb.
Police said the first alleged attack happened last Sunday, when a 22-year-old woman was assaulted and robbed by a man armed with a black handgun in a CBD motel.
On Friday, a 13-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped by the same man in Parramatta and sexually assaulted.
It is worth noting that Abu Sayyaf, the group the CBC painted as being a bunch of criminals and thugs with no ideology at all, recently swore featly to the Islamic State and effectively annexed part of the Philippines to the Caliphate.
The Islamic motivations of this jihadi group go back centuries, albeit under different names. It is critically important that we understand those motives if we ever hope to defeat them.
The victims suffered constant abuse at the hands of their kidnappers, Flor said after she was freed.
"They treated us like dogs, like kids. They beat us up when we make mistakes," she told the media.One of the two hostages beheaded was her partner, Robert Hall, who was killed after the deadline passed for a ransom payment, the Philippines government said this month. His execution followed that of fellow Canadian John Ridsdel in April.
The 25-year-old was found in a room at the centre in Mariannelund in southeastern Sweden, five months after a young asylum-seeker allegedly stabbed to death a refugee centre worker in southwestern Molndal.
"The circumstances and the evidence found at the site raise suspicions that she was murdered," police said in a statement, without indicating whether the victim was an asylum-seeker or employee.
However, sources told Aftonbladet newspaper that they did not think it was someone who worked at the centre.
One person had been detained and other potential witnesses were being questioned.
The trial of the asylum-seeker charged with the Molndal killing began earlier this month.
He had claimed to be 15 but was later found to have lied.
Can't really finish this list without something from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Sort of like the Magic Kingdom of Disney if it was in Hades.
The suspects were arrested in the Saudi city of Mecca, Islam's holiest site.
Saudi Arabia has cracked down on young men who have been wearing haircuts, necklaces and clothes that are considered un-Islamic during the month of Ramadan.
The suspects were arrested in the Saudi city of Makkah, Islam's holiest site, according to Saudi news website Sabq.
According to the report, the arresting officers noticed a number of offences like strange haircuts, chains that are hung upon the chest or arms, head wraps and short clothes and immodest ones - for both men and women.
That crickets sound you hear is coming from every human rights organization on planet Earth.