Monday, February 25, 2013


Palestinians warn Obama over Temple Mount visit Palestinian political and religious figures over the weekend warned US President Barack Obama that he should probably avoid ascending Jerusalem's Temple Mount during his upcoming visit to Israel, but provided a list of instructions should he go ahead with a stop at the contentious holy site.

Syrian Regime Ready For Talks With Rebels, Says Minister Syrian regime is ready to talk with all parties, including armed rebels, said Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem.

Kerry and Cameron say they'll prevent 'nuclear-armed Iran' New US secretary of state, kicking off first overseas trip in London, says window for diplomacy 'still open.'

Abbas Claims Israel Deliberately Seeks 'Chaos' Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmud Abbas alleged Monday that Israel was deliberately seeking to provoke unrest in Judea and Samaria.

EU Experts call for action against Hezbollah In light of Lebanese-Swedish man's confession to membership in Hezbollah, Swedish and Dutch experts warn of new dangers.

Arrow 3 Tested Successfully The anti-missile system is intended to intercept high altitude ballistic missiles.

Germany ready to re-start EU-Turkey talks German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed France on re-starting EU accession talks with Turkey.

Israeli army expects new terrorist uprising Israel has a new government (or will soon) and a new minister in charge of peace negotiations with the Palestinians, but Israel's military chiefs expect anything but peace in the near term. 

Egyptian civil society see echoes of past in new law A law drafted by the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice (FJP) party threatens to stifle Egyptian civil society and takes a cue from the authoritarian ways of ousted leader Hosni Mubarak, rights groups said.

Pope Benedict XVI amends Roman Catholic conclave law Pope Benedict XVI has amended Roman Catholic church law so that the conclave selecting his successor can be brought forward, the Vatican says.