Saturday, January 21, 2012


* Official results: Egypt's Islamists dominate new parliament The Muslim Brotherhood won by far the biggest share of seats allocated to party lists in Egypt's first freely-elected parliament in decades.

* US army chief: Won't let Holocaust happen again Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey visited Friday the Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem.

* Iran: US presence in Gulf 'not new issue' Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said on Saturday it considered the deployment of US warships to the Gulf part of their routine activity.

* Nigeria violence: Scores dead after Kano blasts Hospitals and mortuaries are struggling to deal with the numbers of killed and injured still arriving.

* Libyan Islamists rally to demand sharia-based law Hundreds of Libyan Islamists rallied on Friday to demand that Muslim sharia law inspire legislation in what organizers called a response to the emergence of secular political parties.

* 'Italy to help Libya protect borders, oil' Italy will help Libyan authorities protect the North African country's borders and oil facilities.

* Turkey intercepts material for missiles, chemical weapons on Iranian trucks Material for manufacturing missiles and chemical weapons has been discovered by the Turkish authorities on Iranian trucks heading to Turkey.

* Israeli 'to-do' app voted best app of 2011 Ever feel frustrated over the way you organize your to-do's? Tangled in a web of post-it stickers hung around your office? There might be some hope yet.

* U.S. military can no longer rely on Turkey for regional ops The U.S. military maintains only limited access to facilities in Turkey.

* US threatens to close Damascus embassy soon The United States warned on Friday that it may soon close its embassy in Syria due to the worsening security situation.