Tuesday, May 22, 2012


* IDF to Use 'Tens of Thousands of Munitions' in Next War Hizbullah has ten times as many rockets as it did when the Second Lebanon War broke out, and Syria possesses hundreds of accurate missiles.

* Civilians set to control Egypt for first time in six decades This week's landmark presidential election should end six decades of effective military rule in Egypt.

* UN's Ban warns Syria at 'pivotal moment' UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned that the search for peace in Syria was at a "pivotal moment" and expressed strong concerns of an all-out civil war.

* Iraq seeks drones to protect oil facilities Iraq is seeking to acquire surveillance drones to help protect its oil pipelines and platforms, which are key to the country's economy.

* Netanyahu Takes Tough Line Ahead of Iran Talks Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday hardened his rhetoric towards Iran saying "Iran threatens Israel and world peace."

* Visiting Temple Mount? Don't Move Police have reportedly issued new draconian instructions for non-Muslims who ascend to the Temple Mount, Judaism's holiest site, which has been under Muslim occupation for centuries.

* Egypt Confirms Christians' Fears, Sentences 12 to Life in Jail Egypt has confirmed Christians' fear of Islamic rule and has sentenced 12 to life in jail for their part in warding off Muslim mobs last year.

* EU commission to outline plans for political union The European Commission has said it will soon bring forward plans for an economic and political union.

* Euro Crisis: Why a Greek Exit Could Be Much Worse than Expected At the Camp David G8 meeting last weekend, lip service was paid to keeping Greece in the euro zone.

* Nasa chief hails new era in space The Falcon rocket, topped by an unmanned Dragon freight capsule, lifted clear of its Florida pad at 03:44 EDT.