Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
* Iran is Surrounded by US Troops in 10 Countries Iran literally is surrounded by American troops, notes an oil market analyst, Energy and Capital editor Christian A. DeHaemer.
* Jerusalem master plan: Expansion of Jewish enclaves across the city The Jerusalem District Planning and Building Committee is set to approve a master plan that calls for the expansion of Jewish neighborhoods in East Jerusalem.
* G20 summit agrees on deficit cuts by 2013 Leaders at the G20 summit in Canada have agreed to cut national budget deficits while endeavouring to promote economic growth.
* Turkey bars Israel military flight after Gaza raid Turkey has barred an Israeli military flight from Turkish airspace, in apparent retaliation for Israel's raid on an aid convoy bound for Gaza.
* Wins and losses for EU at G20 A range of compromise agreements enabled leaders to save face as the Group of 20 meeting in Canada drew to a close.
* Iran postpones nuclear talks as 'punishment' for UN sanctions President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad puts negotiations on hold until late August, saying move is 'to teach west a lesson'
* Ashton to take command of US-type situation room You see it in the movies: fighting has broken out somewhere in the former Soviet Union, the US president walks into his situation room, monitors are showing satellite images, security advisors are shouting at each other, the president is given a briefing note and sends an agent to gather intelligence.
* Hezbollah: We don't want dialogue with US Shiite group won't talk to Washington until it changes pro-Israel policy, Nasrallah's deputy says
* Saudi king seeks Obama action on Mideast peace Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah will press U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington this week to take a stronger stance with Israel over stalled peace talks with the Palestinians.
* Peres: Russia is taking Iran seriously President warns of Iranian threat at meeting with Estonian president.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
* “Mariam” gets green light to set sail All-female Lebanese aid ship to head to Cyprus first, says minister.
* Brazil dropping role in Iran nuclear dispute South American country scales back active support of Islamic Republic in nuclear dispute with West following Security Council's decision to impose new sanctions
* Saudi King to Visit Obama Before Netanyahu Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah will visit U.S. President Barack Obama on June 29, setting the stage for the July 6th visit of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to the White House.
* Iran bars two UN nuclear inspectors over report Iran has told the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) it will not allow two of its inspectors to enter the country, state media report.
* Geert Wilders: Change Jordan's name to Palestine Rightist Dutch leader wants to end Mideast conflict by finding Palestinians 'alternate homeland'
* The Muslim embrace Erdogan suddenly finds himself having to defend Turkey from being labeled as a pan-Islamic country and a supporter of terror
* Three Rwandan peacekeepers “killed in Darfur” Three peacekeepers have been killed in Sudan's Darfur region, officials say.
* Arabs Want to Keep Building Jewish Towns in Judea and Samaria A new poll revealed that the vast majority of Arab oppose attempts by the PA to prevent them from working construction jobs in local Jewish communities.
* Middle East negotiators welcome Gaza blockade easing Quartet issues statement welcoming Israel's change of policy towards Gaza, but says situation in territory 'unsustainable and unacceptable'; urges immediate release of Gilad Shalit.
* EU needs persuasion skills at G20 summit EU officials have conceded that Europe still has considerable work to do before persuading other G20 members on the need for a global bank levy and fiscal consolidation.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
* Iranian flotilla leaving for Gaza Half will be sent through Istanbul; Iranian MPs will fly to Gaza.
* Israel Gaza probe criticised by Turkey and Palestinians Israel's plans to hold an inquiry into its deadly raid on a convoy of Gaza-bound aid ships have been dismissed by Turkey and the Palestinians.
* U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves.
* Turkish Flag Flew over Temple Mount The Turkish flag was raised over the Temple Mount last week, following the flotilla clash while Jerusalem police banned Jews from holding the monthly march around the ancient gates of the holy site because of “security concerns.”
* Children Carry Guns for a U.S. Ally, Somalia Awil Salah Osman prowls the streets of this shattered city, looking like so many other boys, with ripped-up clothes, thin limbs and eyes eager for attention and affection.
* Middle Ages Haunt Middle East, Says Netanyahu The dark days of the Middle Ages "are raging” against Israel, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told Likud party Knesset Members.
* EU expected to back Israel's flotilla probe plan EU foreign ministers are likely to endorse Israel's model for an enquiry into the Gaza flotilla killings and to propose a new "mechanism" for letting aid into the Hamas-controlled strip.
* Iraqi parliament convenes, but no sign of a government A new parliament has convened in Iraq, more than three months after inconclusive elections.
* Iran cleric makes veiled call for nuclear arms The hardline spiritual mentor of Iran's president has made a rare public call for producing "special weapons" that are currently the monopoly of a few nations, in a reference to nuclear arms.
* The end of the world as we know it Forget man-made threats – the catalyst for the apocalypse will come from outer space, warns astronomer Chris Impey
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Monday, June 07, 2010
* Erdogan: Israel must pay the price Turkish PM meets Assad, demands UN investigation of flotilla raid.
* IDF foils attack close to Gaza Five terrorists killed by Navy commando; "large scale attack averted."
* As the Sun Awakens, NASA Keeps a Wary Eye on Space Weather Earth and space are about to come into contact in a way that's new to human history.
* Bilderberg 2010: Final List of Participants Sitges, Spain 3-6 June 2010
* Ahmadinejad Cozies Up to Turkey Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is scheduled to attend a three-day regional summit in Istanbul, to be chaired by Turkish President Abdullah Gul.
* Vatican: ME Christians threatened Pope concerned that persecution and conflict driving out Christians.
* Russia says euro must be stabilized Russia's president says Europe needs to stabilize the euro or face the possibility of a financial crisis worse than the 2008 recession.
* EU states competing over Israel policy France and the UK have proposed that the EU should monitor cargo entering the Gaza strip from Israel, with Spain, Portugal and Ireland also coming forward with fresh initiatives in the wake of the flotilla attack.
* Biden meets Mubarak to discuss Gaza Leaders discuss nuclear Iran and Palestinian issue in Sharm e-Sheikh.
* Video: Free Gaza – from Hamas A “Free Gaza from Hamas” video intersperses its terror with evidence of plenty of food and merchandise as the government reported on Monday that Hamas still is blocking humanitarian aid from reaching Gaza residents.