Saturday, January 15, 2011


* UN tribunal to link Iran's Supreme Leader with Hariri assassination A United Nations tribunal is to indict Iran's spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei with ordering the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

* International ambassadors tour Iranian nuclear facility Several international envoys — but crucially none from the world powers — got a look inside an Iranian nuclear site Saturday.

* A warning to Arab dictators Arab dictators have good reason to be afraid in light of the ouster of Tunisian President Zein al-Abideen Bin Ali.

* Security and Defense: Digital strike Eric Byres was shocked. Sitting in his office in Vancouver, Canada a few weeks ago, he began sifting through some of the requests submitted via the Internet to gain access to blocked-off parts of the website of his company.

* Tunisia tries to form coalition, shooting on streets Gunmen fired at random from cars in Tunis on Saturday and inmates staged a mass jailbreak.

* Lebanese minister: UN findings to be released next week Lebanese Labor Minister Boutros Harb has said that the UN investigation on the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri results will be released Monday.

* BP and Russia in Arctic oil deal The "strategic global alliance" will see the firms exchange expertise in exploring the region.

* Inflation in eurozone rises in December Rising fuel prices helped push annual eurozone inflation up to 2.2% in December, from 1.9% in November.

* 'Israel's Economy is Good and the World Should Know It' The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) held on Thursday its annual press briefing for members of the international media.

* Vatican Welcomes First Anglicans Converting Under New Rules The Vatican on Saturday welcomed the first group of traditionalist Anglicans who plan to convert to Roman Catholicism.