Monday, October 24, 2011


* Clinton to Iran: Don't misread departure from Iraq US Secretary of State says: "Iran would be badly miscalculating if they did not look at … our presence ... in the region."
* Israel Police on alert in Jerusalem, fearing terror attack Warning comes two days after a 17-year-old resident of the Ramot neighborhood was stabbed by a young Arab man near his home.
* Vatican Calls for Central World Bank to Be Set Up The Vatican called for the establishment of a "global public authority" and a "central world bank".
* Turkey earthquake: Desperate search for survivors Rescue teams in Turkey are continuing to search for people trapped under rubble after a strong earthquake hit the eastern Van region on Sunday.
* Libya declares liberation with an Islamic tone Libya’s top leader declared the country officially "liberated" Sunday from the four-decade rule of Moammar Gaddafi, pledging to replace his dictatorship with a more democratic but also a more strictly Islamic system.
* Black magic widespread in Middle East Belief in witchcraft, spells, the occult and protective charms runs deep, despite religious and governmental bans against using magic.
* New euro empire plot by Brussels European Union chiefs are drawing up plans for a single Treasury to oversee tax and spending across the 17 eurozone nations.
* US ambassador Robert Ford pulled out of Syria The US has pulled out its ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, because of concerns for his safety, officials say.
* EU states to speed up austerity, embrace limited treaty change Leaders of the EU's 27 member states met with little fresh to show in the face of the biggest crisis in the bloc's history.
* Lieberman: Abbas is hurdle to peace, not settlements Foreign Minister says the current government will not accept any new freeze on building in east Jerusalem or the West Bank.