Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
* Syrian forces surround town after soldiers defect Residents in town near Homs say tanks, armored vehicles begin firing with machine guns in operation to counter dissent within military.
* Gaddafi still threat for Libya and world - NTC's Jalil Col Muammar Gaddafi still poses a danger for Libya and the world, the head of the Libyan rebels has said.
* Abbas: We won't recognize Israel as Jewish state Palestinian leader defiant ahead of UN statehood bid, urges international community to back off.
* Iran Plans to Include Egypt in Terror Axis Iran announced it will renew relations with the new Egyptian regime by sending an ambassador to Cairo in several months.
* Libya threatens to become terrorist arms depot Post-Gaddafi chaos exposes arsenals of small arms and chemicals to raids by smugglers and militants.
* Turkey: Up to 160 Kurd rebels killed in n. Iraq strikes Turkish air, artillery strikes come after at least 40 Turkish security personnel killed in PKK attacks in southern Turkey.
* Polish finance minister says Europe at risk of collapse Polish finance minister Jacek Rostowski has said the EU could collapse if leading countries such as Germany mishandle the financial crisis.
* Iran denies Revolutionary Guard helping Syria suppress protests European Union claims Revolutionary Guard provided Syrian President Bashar Assad with technical help, equipment and other support.
* Israel could not stop nuclear Iran with one strike Senior defense official tells foreign reporters Islamic Republic differs from Iraq, Syria where one strike can derail nuclear program; claims US stands better chance to force Tehran to halt atomic quest
* Coming to a theater near you... Jerusalem in 3D IMAX extravaganza with bird's eye views of the capital city to be screened for next 5-10 years on 35 screens around world.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
* Libya conflict: Fighting rages near Gaddafi compound Libyan rebels are battling troops loyal to Col Muammar Gaddafi for control of Tripoli, after they launched an assault on the capital from several directions.
* Israel and Hamas agree Gaza truce, officials say Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group which governs the Gaza Strip, say they have agreed to a ceasefire after five days of violence.
* Just as Iran threatens us, so too it threatens US Netanyahu emphasizes Gaza-Iran connection to US Congressmen delegation.
* Nato and EU prepare for imminent end to Libya conflict Nato and EU leaders have urged Libyan rebels not to take revenge against Gaddafi loyalists after opposition forces swept into Tripoli over the weekend.
* Iran moves centrifuges to underground site Islamic Republic transfers some of its uranium enrichment machines to subterranean facility offering better protection from possible airstrikes
* Gaddafi collapse will embolden Arab rebels Rebels' success in Libya will shake the confidence of rulers who believe their military-backed governments are immune to popular discontent.
* A Million Israelis Under Fire Noam Bedein of Sderot took a trip to Ashdod and felt right at home,unfortunately.
* Hamas officials go underground in fear of Israeli attack Hamas PM Haniyeh, senior official Zahar operating with restricted movement within Gaza, according to Arab media.
* Assad: Obama Is The One Who Should Resign Syrian President Bashar Assad calls in interview on Syrian state television on President Barack Obama to resign for supporting Israel.
* Libya's leader Gadhafi defiant to end In this Feb. 5, 2001 file photo, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi listens to questions during a news conference in Tripoli, Libya.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Monday, August 08, 2011
* UN calls rights situation in Iraq fragile A UN report released on Monday said the human rights situation in Iraq is still "fragile," citing issues including economic and political stagnation, continued violence and attacks on minorities.
* Cleric vows attacks if US troops stay in Iraq A powerful anti-American Shiite cleric in Iraq with thousands of loyal followers threatened that US forces who stay past the Dec 31 withdrawal deadline are fair game to attack.
* Dollar to Be Discarded by World The man who leads one of China’s top rating agencies says the greenback’s status as the world’s reserve currency is set to wane.
* Attack Adds to Signs of an Unstable Afghan Region The devastating attack on an American helicopter in eastern Afghanistan over the weekend has heightened attention on the harsh reality that even now large stretches of the country are perilous and heavily infiltrated by insurgents.
* Arab League bets on dialogue to end crisis in Syria Elaraby: League will use persuasion rather than "drastic measures" to bring end to violence
* Wikipedia: Prophecy fulfilled or info apocalypse? Wikimania annual conference in Haifa gives public opportunity to share experiences with free knowledge initiatives all over the world.
* Churches to Read Torah as Others Read Koran Countering a move by churches across USA that read from the Koran, other churches prepare to read Torah.
* Wall Street Has a Cold, Tel Aviv Has Pneumonia Tel Aviv and Saudi Arabia stock exchanges, the first to open after last week’s NY market plunge and cut in credit rating, sank by 6%.
* 2,000 Year Old Sword, Menorah Sketch Found Stone slab with five-branched menorah etching, Roman era sword discovered near Temple Mount.
* Nothing Stops Assad Saudi Arabia recalls its envoy, the Arab League tells him to stop violence, the UN talks, and his army shoots to kill.
Saturday, August 06, 2011
Thursday, August 04, 2011
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Monday, August 01, 2011
* Arab Regimes Fear Ramadan will Be Month of Violence Authorities in Syria fear the nightly prayers during Ramadan will transform every day into Friday.
* EU to toughen sanctions after Syria bloodbath The EU is likely to toughen sanctions against the Syrian regime after some 100 people were reportedly killed in the city of Hama when government tanks stormed in.
* Iraq dusts off F-16s order Even as ground insurgency grows, Baghdad aims to buy 36 aircraft to protect its skies.
* China blames Muslim extremists for attack in Xinjiang China said that Islamic militants had mounted an attack that left 11 people dead in the restive western region of Xinjiang, which announced a crackdown on "illegal" religious activities at the start of the Muslim fasting month.
* Facebook: No Problem With Holocaust Denial Pages Holocaust denial "fan pages" abound on Facebook - and that's OK with the social networking site's administrators
* Mullen focuses on Afghanistan-Pakistan border havens The top US military officer has said the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan is still the world's most dangerous area, calling it the epicentre of terrorism.
* Iraq More Dangerous, Iran Suspect Iraq has grown more dangerous over the past year as Shiite violence soars, US official reveals.
* Palestinians set date for mass demonstrations Palestinian officials say they plan to begin mass marches against Israel's occupation of the West Bank on September 20, the eve of a largely symbolic UN vote expected to recognize their independence.
* Egypt troops clash with activists in Tahrir Square Egyptian troops clashed Monday with a small group of protesters camping out in Cairo's Tahrir Square to press demands for faster change and justice for demonstrators killed in the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.