Monday, April 25, 2011


* Age of America nears end China’s economy will surpass the US in 2016

* Jerusalem's time tunnels Horizontal excavations throughout the Old City of Jerusalem and Silwan are producing important archaeological discoveries

* Nato strike hits Gaddafi compound A Nato air strike has badly damaged buildings in Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli.

* Iran says it's discovered 2nd cyber attack Official says new virus, "Stars," is being investigated; virus' target isn't revealed.

* US Seeks to Raise Heat on Syria The US is readying sanctions against senior officials in Syria who are overseeing a violent crackdown.

* Chinese Christians held at Easter service: church Up to 30 members of a Chinese evangelical church were arrested on Sunday for trying to hold an Easter service in defiance of the officially atheist government.

* Abbas: Obama led me on Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas lashes out at US president over his handling of peace process with Israel, attitude to Egypt's Mubarak.

* Taliban tunnels at least 480 out of Afghan prison Militants flee main prison in south Afghanistan after digging tunnel for months

* Syrian forces storm Damascus suburb Syrian writers slam bloody crackdown as witnesses say Assad's forces shooting at unarmed civilians

* Mullen: Iraq must decide over US troop stay request Iraq's government must decide within weeks whether it wants any US troops to remain beyond the end of 2011.