Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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* Egypt protests: Mass rally in Cairo ahead of election Tens of thousands of protesters have packed into central Cairo's Tahrir Square to demand that Egypt's military rulers step aside.
* Sinai forces on high alert over Jihad threat Alert level in al-Arish raised to unprecedented level after reports suggest Jihad members planning attack on local security headquarters
* Iran's Khamenei presents war scenarios In an unusual step, Iran's spiritual leader publishes commentary on official website outlining three scenarios for strike against Islamic Republic.
* LAF will fight against Israel in next conflict IDF commander estimates Lebanese army will join Hezbollah in next conflict in backdrop of mysterious blast in South Lebanon earlier this week
* Syria unrest: Arab League observer ultimatum passes An Arab League deadline for Syria to allow an observer mission or face sanctions has passed with no response from Damascus to the ultimatum.
* Patrick Cockburn: This was always a civil war, and the victors are not merciful The purge of Gaddafi supporters is made more dangerous by infighting between the militias
* The Makings of History: King James and his bible James Charles Stuart, King of England, won eternal glory by commissioning the biggest best seller in history: The King James Bible.
* EU calls for civilian government in Egypt, as thousands rally in Tahrir Square Tens of thousands gather in Cairo for largest day of protests against ruling military council.
* Abbas, Mashaal hail new Palestinian "Partnership" After meeting in Cairo, Palestinian president, Hamas leader say "there are no more differences between us now."
* EU steps back, as tensions build ahead of Congo elections On seizing power from Zaire's long-standing dictator Mobutu Sese Seko in 1997, Laurent-Desire Kabila changed the country's name to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
* Round 2 of Cairo's Arab Spring: 23 Dead, 1,500 Wounded Round Two of the Muslim Arab uprising in Egypt rages for the third straight day, with a death toll of 23 and 1,500 wounded.
* Dozens of US spies captured in Lebanon and Iran Current and former US officials concede that CIA suffered difficult blow; sources say Lebanon informants were compromised by meeting CIA agents at a Beirut Pizza Hut.
* Al-Assad - Syria will not bow down Officials sparred over a proposed plan to send observers into Syria as the nation's president warned against military intervention.
* Russia says West fanning flames of Syria conflict UK defense minister: "Behavior of Syrian regime is appalling and unacceptable," working with Arab League against Assad.
* King Abdullah Visits Abbas on Eve of Hamas Unity Deal Jordan’s King Abdullah visits Ramallah for the first time in 11 years – and two days before Abbas and Hamas are to from a unity government.
* Iran Begs Israel to Attack and Be Buried A bluff or a threat? A top Iranian commander begs Israel to attack so Iran can throw the "enemy" into the "trash can of history".
* China vice premier sees chronic global recession A long-term global recession is certain to happen and China must focus on domestic problems, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan has said.
* Criticism of Israel at bay as IAEA opens first meet on nuclear-free Mideast Israeli representatives report relative calm at Vienna conference, after chief of UN's nuclear watchdog urges Mideast nations to focus on fresh thinking.
* Spanish elections: 5th EU government to fall due to crisis With markets putting Spanish bonds in the cross-hairs, voters dismayed by the country's economic situation are expected to eject the incumbent government in parliamentary elections.
* Abbas: No signs of resumption of peace talks PA president tells Jordanian king settlement halt is not a pre-condition but rather an obligation, in Ramallah meeting; PA foreign minister: Abbas told Abdullah most pressing issue is reconciliation with Hamas.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
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* France, Russia warn against military strike on Iran France and Russia have in separate statements warned that a US or Israeli strike against Iran's alleged nuclear weapons facilities could destabilize the Middle East.
* Eurozone crisis: What it means for East and West Eurozone leaders have brought their begging bowl to China, looking for help in boosting their bailout fund. So what does this say about the shift in the global balance of power?
* IAEA says foreign expertise has brought Iran to threshold of nuclear capability Intelligence provided to UN nuclear officials shows that Iran's government has mastered the critical steps needed to build a nuclear weapon.
* Extremely complicated EU bail-out deal proving hard to implement Eurozone finance ministers are to hold an extraordinary meeting on 17 November because the "extremely complicated" legal details of last month's euro rescue plan are proving hard to implement.
* Iran Backs Islamic Jihad’s 8,000-Man Army in Gaza Hamas' rival Islamic Jihad has built an 8,000-man army supported by Iran and "ready for martyrdom or victory."
* Leaving Iraq, US Fears New Surge of al Qaeda Terror As the United States prepares to withdraw its troops from Iraq, senior officials are expressing concern that Al Qaeda is poised for a deadly resurgence.
* Russia's Putin to host China's Wen for security talks Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao will meet Monday to discuss expanding their loose Central Asian security alliance to include Pakistan and Iran.
* New Historic Films Show Warsaw Ghetto, Dead Sea Settlements Two historic films uploaded to the Spielberg Archive show the Warsaw Ghetto and the building of the first Dead Sea settlements in Israel.
* Fatah: Israel's Tax Freeze is a "Declaration of War" Israel has declared war on the Palestinian Authority by freezing tax revenues after the PA joined UNESCO, a Fatah official charges.