Tuesday, April 26, 2011


* Collective courage fuels protests across Arab world Mohamed Bouazizi couldn't have known when he struck that match he would spark the "Arab spring," but it's tough to imagine he'd be disappointed.

* Turkey: Israel shouldn't repeat its Gaza flotilla mistake Israel mustn't attempt to stop a planned aid flotilla bound for the blockaded Gaza Strip, Turkey's Foreign Minister told in an interview on Monday.

* WikiLeaks: Guantánamo Bay terrorists radicalised in London to attack Western targets At least 35 terrorists incarcerated at Guantánamo Bay were sent to fight against the West after being indoctrinated by extremist preachers in Britain.

* Syria unrest: UK, France and Italy press for sanctions European countries have called for "strong measures" to halt repression in Syria, as its government steps up a campaign against peaceful protests.

* Obama Silent as Syrian Death Toll at 400; Tanks Shoot Civilians Human rights activists estimate that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s force have killed more than 400 protesters as tanks roar through city streets while U.S. President Barack Obama remains relatively silent.

* Prosecution Against Jewish Ownership of Land The State Prosecution has submitted a petition to the Supreme Court that leaders of the Jewish Judea/Samaria settlement enterprise fear will cause the loss of many hundreds of acres of Jewish land.

* More than half of Egyptians want to cancel peace treaty with Israel More than half of all Egyptians would like to see the 1979 peace treaty with Israel annulled.

* Berlusconi and Sarkozy to seek tightening of EU border controls The leaders of France and Italy are meeting in Rome today (26 April) to discuss measures to tighten EU border controls.

* Chernobyl anniversary: Medvedev seeks nuclear rules Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has called for new international rules covering safety at nuclear plants.

* 'China's economy will outstrip America's in 5 years' Some westerners have faced the possibility with trepidation, and now the International Monetary Fund has given the fears a date: The Chinese economy will surpass the U.S. economy within five years, it predicts.