Tuesday, January 11, 2011


* Amano: 'Know too little about Teheran's nuclear activities' Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano said that "we still know too little about Teheran's nuclear activities."

* Pope Benedict Urges Pakistan to Repeal Blasphemy Law In a forceful appeal for religious freedom, Pope Benedict XVI urged Pakistan on Monday to repeal contentious blasphemy laws.

* Israel reconsiders deployment of rocket protection system near Gaza border In light of harsh criticism from the Israeli public, Israel's defense establishment has announced that it may reconsider its policy regarding the Iron Dome missile defense system.

* U.S. sees North Korea becoming direct threat, eyes ICBMs North Korea is becoming a direct threat to the United States and could develop an inter-continental ballistic missile within five years.

* China conducts first test-flight of stealth plane The confirmation came after images of the 15-minute flight in Chengdu appeared on several Chinese websites.

* Hubble telescope zeroes in on green blob in space The Hubble Space Telescope got its first peek at a mysterious giant green blob in outer space and found that it's strangely alive.

* Israeli recruitment plans for ultra-Orthodox called 'significant revolution' Israel's military is targeting the huge ultra-Orthodox Jewish community for recruitment.

* Biden Assures Karzai of U.S. Presence Beyond 2014 Visiting Vice President Joseph R. Biden met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai here Tuesday and promised a lasting American commitment to the country well beyond 2014.

* Soccer and Foul Language on the Temple Mount A new video which was recently posted to YouTube depicts Arabs playing soccer on the Temple Mount.

* Al-Qaeda to target royal wedding? Al-Qaeda intends to carry out a massive terrorist attack during Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding.