Saturday, April 21, 2012


UN team visits Syria's battered Baba Amr UN monitors visited the restive province of Homs on Saturday ahead of an expected Security Council vote.

Egypt grand mufti: Muslims must protect J'lem The Egyptian grand mufti - who has come under heat in Egypt for a visit to Jerusalem - defended his pilgrimage in front of an Islamic council in Cairo.

Ministers ponder creation of EU super-president Ideas kicking around in a reflection group of select EU foreign ministers include merging the roles of the EU Council and European Commission presidents.

Hamas Won't Honor Peace Accords With Israel A senior Hamas leader on Thursday said that if the terror group came to power in a future 'Palestinian state,' it would not abide by any previous peace agreements with Israel.

China says India is a 'partner, not rival' after missile launch China downplayed India's successful missile launch this week, saying that the two sides are not rivals but cooperating partners.

A Quixotic Quest to Mine Asteroids A new company backed by two Google Inc. GOOG -0.54% billionaires, film director James Cameron and other space exploration proponents is aiming high in the hunt for natural resources.

Israelis advised to leave Sinai amid terror threat The National Security Council's counterterrorism bureau issued a travel advisory on Saturday.

Tens of thousands in Egypt demand military rulers retreat from power Tens of thousands of Egyptians demanded on Friday that their military rulers stick to a pledge to hand over power by mid-year.

Iran seeks support to censor Internet, disconnect from global network Iran's Information Ministry has recently released a "Request for Information", geared at fetching outside aid for the creation of a more regulated and restricted web.

In a bronze inscription, a remnant of Roman might We do not know the name of the Roman war veteran who owned this bronze certificate, which marked his discharge from active service 1,922 years ago.