Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
* Report: Hezbollah, Syria to join forces in future clash with Israel Kuwait's al-Rai daily says Lebanon-based group, Syrian army have created a joint military command, dividing potential war fronts.
* US: Rabbi's 'offensive' remarks harm peace efforts US State Department spokesman condemns Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's 'inflammatory' statement that all Palestinians should perish.
* Netanyahu: I never promised to extend West Bank settlement construction freeze Netanyahu tells Likud ministers that future of settlements will be discussed as a final-status issue in peace talks with the Palestinians.
* Ashton hits back at Kouchner over Middle East talks EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton has defended her plan to go to China instead of to Thursday's Middle East peace talks following criticism by French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner.
* Abbas wants talks according to Quartet PA launches campaign to sell peace talks to Palestinians and Israelis.
* Obama says not worried by Muslim 'rumors' Asked about persistent accusations that he wasn't born in US, president responds, 'I can't spend all my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead'
* Gaddafi gives lesson on Islam to young Italians Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who considers himself self-styled feminist, gives lesson on Islam and copies of the Quran to a few hundred young Italian women recruited by modeling agency in Rome.
* Chinese state TV confirms visit by NKorea's Kim China and North Korea confirmed Monday that their leaders met while Kim Jong Il was on a secretive trip to China.
* 2,000 year-old cameo found in Jerusalem Israel Antiquities Authority excavation yields semi-precious onyx.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
* Ahmadinejad: Israel lacks courage to attack Iran Iranian leader tells Al Jazeera he doesn’t think threat of attack by US or Israel is 'serious'; says Persian Gulf states 'too smart' to allow use of US bases in their territory for strike on Tehran.
* Iran builds ambassador of death Ahmadinejad inaugurates first locally made unmanned long-range bomber.
* Abbas warns Ashton of threat to peace talks Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has warned in a letter to EU high representative Catherine Ashton that an end to Israel's partial settlement freeze would bring an immediate halt to direct peace talks.
* Iran: If attacked our response will be wide-ranging and unpredictable Iran Revolutionary Guards unveil new high-speed missile-carrying vessels, latest in series of recent additions to country's military arsenal.
* Combat brigades in Iraq under different name 7 Advise and Assist Brigades, made up of troops from BCTs, still in Iraq
* Iran unveils missile-launching boats Assault vessel with "high destructive power" to be mass produced.
* Sudan plans nuclear program Reactor is for "peaceful purposes"; IAEA travels to Khartoum
* Alien hunters should look for artificial intelligence A senior astronomer has said that the hunt for alien life should take into account alien sentient machines.
* Petraeus says US has momentum over Afghan Taliban General David Petraeus, the top commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, said the Afghan Taliban's momentum has been reversed in the southern provinces of Helmand and Kandahar, as well as near Kabul.
* Activists rally over Ground Zero mosque Hundreds gather in New York at two separate demonstrations.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
* Barak approves purchase of F-35s Israel to receive first 20 fighters in 2015, cost estimated at $2.75b.
* Israel to reject preconditions Abbas to hold PLO C'tee meeting before deciding on direct talks.
* Arab League Lobbies to End Israel's Nuclear Ambiguity Arab League nations are lobbying the United States and other Western powers to end Israel's nuclear ambiguity.
* China passes Japan as No. 2 economy Beijing's $5 trillion GDP still far behind US's $15 trillion.
* Petraeus hedges on US exit date from Afghanistan The new commander of foreign forces in Afghanistan, Gen David Petraeus, says he will not be bound by a 2011 target date to start withdrawing US troops.
* N.Korea warns of severest punishment over war games North Korea's military threatened Sunday to launch the "severest punishment" against South Korea for staging massive joint war games with the United States this week.
* Attacks in Iraq Rise During Ramadan Another violent day following insurgents' threats to escalate their attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
* Muslims Set Aside $30 Million for Keeping Jerusalem Muslim The Holy Al Quds Fund announced that it will invest $30 million in projects for “safeguarding the Arabic and Islamic nature” of the Old City of Jerusalem.
* US warns Turkey that strained Israel ties could hinder arms deal Obama tells Turkish prime minister that Ankara's position on Israel and Iran could lower its chances of obtaining US weapons, the Financial Times reports.
* Ground Zero mosque must be built Hamas official: Muslims have right to build just like Jews.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Monday, August 09, 2010
* Inside Look at Advanced Hamas Arsenal Gaza's ruling Hamas terrorist organization has managed to amass an advanced arsenal as it prepares to wage war against Israel, despite the best efforts of the Jewish State to prevent the entry of materials that would allow the group to manufacture the advanced weapons.
* Giant Brazilian Temple Replica Panned as 'Mockery' Temple Institute in Jerusalem says plan by a controversial Brazilian Pentecostal church to build a mammoth $200 million Holy Temple replica is "self-aggrandizement."
* Egyptian minister calls on Muslims to flood J’lem Arab pilgrims seen as more effective than the failed boycott.
* US to sell Saudis F-15 fighter jets Long-range weaponry reportedly not included in proposed $30b. deal.
* Russian textbook seen as anti-Semitic Russian Ministry of Education approved the book on country's history.
* Germany closes jihad-linked mosque Sept. 11 attackers once frequented Taiba prayer house.
* Turkey names new military chiefs after row Turkey's government has appointed generals to two top posts, ending a stand-off with the military.
* India Asks, Should Food Be a Right for the Poor? Inside the drab district hospital, where dogs patter down the corridors, sniffing for food, Ratan Bhuria’s children are curled together in the malnutrition ward, hovering at the edge of starvation. His daughter, Nani, is 4 and weighs 20 pounds.
* Gaza Arabs Get Second Chance on Greenhouses The U.S. will be giving Gaza Arabs a second chance, providing them with new greenhouses to replace the Gush Katif originals they demolished.
* Israeli PM: Turkey looked for a fight on ship Israel's prime minister defended the deadly commando raid on an international flotilla protesting the Gaza blockade before an internal inquiry commission Monday, suggesting that Turkey had sought the violent confrontation on the high seas.
Saturday, August 07, 2010
Friday, August 06, 2010
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
* Turkey Summons Israel Ambassador over Barak Remark Turkey has summoned Israel's ambassador in Ankara, Gabi Levy, to a diplomatic dressing-down following remarks by Defense Minister Ehud Barak Sunday.
Monday, August 02, 2010
* Mullen: US has viable Iran attack plan Think tank: Fear keeps Israel, Hizbullah from new war.
* Israel fears Turks could pass its secrets to Iran Defence minister Barak makes rare intelligence complaint
* How the churches intend to increase their influence in the EU When the Treaty of Lisbon was signed, it brought into effect a clause that gives special consultation rights to religious organizations.
* Mayor's Vision for Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has outlined his vision for Jerusalem's future.
* Ahmadinejad challenges Obama to TV debate on solving world's problems Proposal comes as Iran deals with a new wave of international sanctions - driven by Washington - aimed at pressuring the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program.
* Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood to boycott elections Main opposition group will not participate in November 9 vote.
* Obama confirms plan for US troop withdrawal from Iraq US President Barack Obama has confirmed the end of all combat operations in Iraq by August 31.
* Fayyad rejects bi-national state idea PA prime minister: Unilateral declaration of statehood a pipedream.
* US warns N. Korea, Iran: Abandon nukes Pyongyang believed to have plutonium for at least 6 nuclear bombs.