Friday, August 19, 2011


* Israel Air Force bombs targets in Gaza following deadly terror attack The Israel Air Force bombed targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday, a day after coordinated terror attacks killed eight Israelis.

* Stock markets fall again on debt and growth fears Share across Europe have suffered a second day of sharp falls on continued fears about a slowdown in the global economy.

* Who is the Palestinian group blamed for the attacks? Israel has blamed a Palestinian faction, the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), of launching attacks along its border with Egypt that killed seven Israelis on Thursday.

* Gaza Terror Group Praises Eilat Attacks A small al-Qaida-linked terror group in Gaza hailed Friday a deadly series of attacks in southern Israel near Egypt that killed eight and warned more attacks would come.

* US and EU make concerted call for Syrian leader to go The White House and the EU have told Syrian President Bashar Assad he should give up power.

* Biblical Story of Moses Adapted into Facebook Game The Biblical life of Moses now is part of a Facebook game, which may cause shudders to traditionalists, but might help educate the uninformed and bring people closer to religion.

* Putin Calls U.S. 'Parasite' as Russia Gorges on Its Debt For Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, the U.S. is a “parasite” because its rising debt weighs on the global economy.

* Aliens may destroy humanity to protect other civilisations, say scientists It may not rank as the most compelling reason to curb greenhouse gases, but reducing our emissions might just save humanity from a pre-emptive alien attack.

* Turkish jets hit Kurdish rebels again in northern Iraq Turkish warplanes have hit rebel Kurdish bases in northern Iraq for the second night.

* This Week in History: Gaza Disengagement begins On the morning of August 15, 2005, tens of thousands of soldiers descended on the Gaza Strip – without their weapons.