Friday, July 29, 2011


* Mystery surrounds killing of Libyan rebel army head Libya's rebel military commander was shot dead in an incident shrouded in mystery.

* 'Head of Turkish armed forces resigns; reason unclear' The head of the Turkish armed forces General Isik Kosaner along with the heads of the ground, naval and air forces have resigned.

* Ahmadinejad: Arab Unrest Saving Israel The protests in the Arab world against government tyranny – like that practiced by the governments of Syria and Libya – are not really about securing liberty for the residents of those dictatorships.

* US serviceman held amid 'plot' to attack Fort Hood A US soldier who was absent without leave will face federal charges after guns and bomb-making materials were found in his motel room, the FBI says.

* Egypt uprising: Islamists lead Tahrir Square rally Many protesters - dominated by Muslim Brotherhood supporters - are calling for an Islamic state and Sharia law.

* Syrian Kurds hope to ride wave of regional change The uprising against the rule of Bashar Assad in Syria is continuing to grow.

* Jordan's Islamist opposition vows more protests Members of Jordan's powerful Islamist opposition have taken an oath to continue peaceful protests.

* EU scrambling for measures against 'lone wolf' terrorists An Oslo-type of attack would be hard to prevent in any EU country, since the 'lone-wolf' terrorist went to great lengths to avoid being detected.

* Nurse struggles to save starving Somali children Nurse Serat Amin works in the world's largest refugee camp treating the stream of starving children coming into Kenya from famine-struck Somalia.

* This Week in History: The British Mandate for Palestine On July 24, 1922, the Council of the League of Nations – the predecessor of the United Nations Security Council – gave its blessing to The British Mandate for Palestine.