Saturday, March 31, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
* Israel to bar UN fact-finding team from entering Israel cut working relations with the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday and will bar a U.N. team from entering Israel or the West Bank for a planned investigation of Jewish settlements, the Foreign Ministry said.
* Egypt's Islamists tighten their grip on power Egypt's newly empowered Islamists have tightened their grip, giving themselves a majority on a 100-member panel tasked with drafting a constitution that will define the shape of the government in the post-Hosni Mubarak era.
* Tunisian Islamists step up demand for Islamic state Thousands of Tunisian Islamists took to the streets on Sunday to step up their demands for the creation of an Islamic state in one of the most secular Arab nations.
* Israel ready for 'Global March to Jerusalem' Processions planned on Israel's borders to mark 36th anniversary of Land Day; Iran pressuring its Jews to take part.
* The Arab League summit arrives on a sea of troubles As bomb attacks in Iraq threaten to derail Baghdad's efforts to rebuild its status, Syria and the Arab spring are divisive issues
* Dozens of French Muslims training with Taliban Pakistani intelligence officials say 85 Frenchmen training with Taliban over past three years; officials investigating whether Toulouse shootings perpetrator was one of those trained.
* James Cameron back on surface after deepest ocean dive Hollywood director James Cameron has returned to the surface after plunging nearly 7 miles down to the deepest place in the ocean, the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific.
* Watch IDF Elite Combat Troops in Training An IDF video gives a rare glimpse into tough training by crack “Egoz” combat soldiers, lugging and firing the Israeli-made “Tabor” rifle.
* Ahmadinejad: US can not dictate world policy Iran blames world problems on West; Obama says compromise can be reached on peaceful atomic energy for Tehran.
* Turkey Closes Syrian Embassy; Death Toll at 10,000 The international noose is closing in on Assad. Turkey has shut down its Damascus embassy, and Russia warned Syria it faces civil war.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
* Israeli official: Iranian military experts operating in Gaza, Sinai Iran pressured Islamic Jihad and popular resistance groups in Gaza to continue firing rockets into Israel despite cease-fire, says high-ranking Jerusalem official.
* Barak Warns Iran Nuclear Program Soon to be Strike-Proof Iran's nuclear program will soon be strike-proof, according to Defense Minister Ehud Barak.
* Iraqis demand better services on war anniversary Followers of the anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Monday demanded better living conditions in Iraq on the ninth anniversary of the US-led invasion of their country.
* An Iraq-style civil war seems to be taking off in Syria Both the Syrian government and the Free Syrian Army deny responsibility for a spate of recent bombing attacks, and indeed, a third option exists.
* Syria training Hezbollah to use antiaircraft guns IDF officers believe that Hezbollah use of advanced antiaircraft missiles could jeopardize Israeli aerial supremacy.
* Jews around world under growing terror threat Former Counterterrorism Bureau chief tells 'Post' that jihadist organizations seeking to attack Israeli, Jewish targets overseas.
* Russia fuels Syrian arms increase of 580% SIPRI report notes that Russia supplied 78% of Syria’s arms imports in 2007–11, arms sales stayed strong in Middle East.
* In China, millions make themselves at home in caves Some are basic, others beautiful, with high ceilings and nice yards. 'Life is easy and comfortable here,' one cave dweller says.
* Defiant North Korea says rocket launch to go ahead North Korea on Sunday rejected criticism of its planned long-range missile launch which threatens to upset its only major benefactor, China, and put relations with the United States back in the freezer just as they seemed to be starting to thaw.
* This WEEK in the European Union The Union's next seven-year budget, new tax laws, Palestinian refugees, Belarus and Syria stand out on next week's EU agenda.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
* "Global March to Jerusalem" Seeks to End "Judaization" Global March to Jerusalem aims at gathering one million Arabs to infiltrate Israel; demands "freedom for Palestine, Jerusalem."
* Afghan massacre: US soldier acted alone in Kandahar A US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in a night-time rampage acted alone, US officials say.
* IDF: We are ready for possible military operation in Gaza Army says Islamic Jihad is frustrated by its inability to inflict real damage on Israel; Netanyahu hints at expanding military operations; UN calls for "maximum restraint."
* The Spymaster: Meir Dagan on Iran's threat Meir Dagan has been described as "hard-charging" and "stops at nothing."
* Russia And China Claim Honorable Motives Behind Pro Assad Policy Russia and China defend their pro-Assad Syrian policy a essential to protect international law and sovereignty.
* US military unveils non-lethal heat ray weapon A sensation of unbearable, sudden heat seems to come out of nowhere -- this wave, a strong electromagnetic beam, is the latest non-lethal weapon unveiled by the US military this week.
* Terrorists using human shields Gaza terrorists firing rockets from densely populated areas, civilians hurt in Israeli strikes as result of Palestinian tactics, army says; some 25 Arabs killed in fighting so far
* Arab revolts led to Islamization, instability "Arab Spring" is wrong term to describe region's unrest, says INSS study marking year since start of protests.
* Quartet to Meet, Discuss Stalled Peace Process Members of the Quartet will meet in New York, after recent failed attempts to revive peace talks between Israel and the PA.
* Venus and Jupiter to pass in the night sky The pairing of Jupiter and Venus in the sky is set to reach its closest point in the coming days.