Saturday, November 10, 2012


* Yaalon Warns Syria: Israel Will Act to Defend its Citizens After condemnation by the United Nations and Israeli warnings to Syria not to enter the demilitarized buffer zone have done nothing to halt the numerous incidences of Syrian spill over into the Golan Heights, Israel's deputy prime minister Moshe Yaalon warned Damascus on Friday that it would act to defend its sovereignty.

* As major Chinese leadership change begins, questions swirl Those who think the U.S. electoral college is a complicated system for choosing a leader should take a look at China right now.

* Army jeep reportedly struck by anti-tank missile on Gaza border An Israeli army jeep on Saturday afternoon was reportedly hit by an anti-tank missile on the Gaza border, east of Gaza City.

* Iraq cancels $4.2bn Russian arms deal over 'corruption' Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has suspicions about corruption within his own team.

* PA: There's no going back on decision to go to UN The Palestinian Authority Saturday denied that PA President Mahmoud Abbas was considering postponing a request to the UN to upgrade the status of a Palestinian state.

* Gmail probe led FBI to CIA chief David Petraeus's affair CIA director David Petraeus's extra-marital affair, which forced him to resign, was uncovered during an investigation into a potential breach of his Gmail account.

* Kessler: FBI Investigation Led to Petraeus Resignation The resignation of David H. Petraeus as CIA director followed an FBI investigation of many months, raising the question of why he was not forced out until after the election.

* 10,000 Rally in Cairo, Demand Sharia Law More than 10,000 ultraconservative Muslims demonstrated Friday in Tahrir Square central Cairo, demanding that Egypt's new constitution be based on the rulings of Islamic Sharia law.

* New euro notes to show tragic princess In Greek mythology, the Phoenician princess Europa was abducted and raped by the king of the gods, Zeus.

* Saudis set to buy 25 US army planes in $6.7b. deal Saudi Arabia plans to buy 20 C-130J military transport planes, five KC-130J refueling aircraft (Hercules) and related equipment from Lockheed Martin Corp. valued at about $6.7 billion, the Pentagon said.