Friday, November 18, 2011


* US army tests advanced hypersonic weapon The Pentagon on Thursday successfully conducted the first test flight of the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon (AHW), a "glide vehicle" which will allow the US to strike a target anywhere in the world within an hour.

* Egypt may cancel elections, 'declare military rule' Egypt's new military regime could cancel national elections amid rising unrest.

* Germany's Shocking Neo-Nazi Killers: How Did They Go Undetected? Until last weekend, many Germans were almost complacent about right-wing extremism in their country.

* Erdogan's Moment Red carpets, honor guards and gun salutes are for garden-variety visiting politicians and monarchs.

* Thousands protest in Tahrir against army rule About 50,000 mainly Islamist protesters flocked to Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday to press Egypt's military rulers to transfer power to elected civilians.

* Libya UN envoy accuses Qatar of arming Islamists Libya's United Nations envoy Mohammed Abdel Rahman Shalgam accused Qatar on Friday of providing weapons and money to Libyan Islamists.

* 'IAEA report threatens lives of Iranian scientists' The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) violated its own terms when it released an incriminating report on Iran's nuclear program.

* Neutrino experiment repeat at Cern finds same result The team which found that neutrinos may travel faster than light has carried out an improved version of their experiment - and confirmed the result.

* Wen warns US on South China Sea dispute China has warned "external forces" not to get involved in its maritime disputes with neighbouring countries over the South China Sea.

* Egypt Prepares to Vote: Cynicism, Confusion and Fear of 'Remnants' On a weekday morning in Cairo's working-class district of Shubra, Mohamed Abdallah, a fruit vendor, is paying little heed to the hand-painted political banners.