Saturday, October 15, 2011


* Haniyeh: 'Today we're freeing prisoners, tomorrow Al-Aksa' Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, praising the prisoner exchange deal struck with Israel last week, said that "today we are freeing the prisoners and tomorrow, Al-Aksa."

* 'Occupy' protests at financial crisis go worldwide Protests at financial mismanagement and government cutbacks have been held in cities around the world.

* Egypt's Military Expands Power, Raising Alarms Egypt's military rulers are moving to assert and extend their own power.

* U.S. Sending More Contractors to Secure Libya's Weapons Stockpile The State Department is sending dozens of American contractors to Libya to help that country's fledgling efforts to track down and destroy heat-seeking antiaircraft missiles.

* Iranian assassins tied to notorious Quds force US Federal authorities accuse Manssor Arbabsiar and Gholam Shakuri, who officials describe as a "case officer" for the Quds Force, with plotting to assassinate the Saudi ambassador.

* Hamas planning huge Gaza celebrations for prisoners Hamas is planning huge celebrations in the Gaza Strip to welcome Palestinian prisoners .

* EU summit 'will be decisive' on eurozone crisis A European Union summit later this month will agree "decisive" measures to tackle the eurozone debt crisis, the French finance minister has said.

* U.N. rights chief: Syria risks 'full-blown civil war' The United Nations' top human-rights official assailed the Syrian government Friday for a campaign of "ruthless repression and killings".

* Come Sukkot, many Israelis build a home away from home One evening last week, three kids from Mea She'arim wandered along a street that leads to the busiest ultra-Orthodox shopping district in Jerusalem.

* Next WEEK in the European Union EU leaders on Sunday (23 October) will at a summit in Brussels once again scramble for a solution to the eurozone crisis.