Wednesday, March 06, 2013


* 'If Iran reaches critical point in nuke drive, Israel will attack' In a little-noticed exchange Tuesday at the Senate Armed Services Committee, a top US general said he had no doubt Israel would attack Iran if the Islamic Republic reached a critical point in its nuclear weapons drive.

* Hugo Chavez death: Thousands march with coffin Thousands of people have come out onto the streets of Venezuela's capital Caracas to pay tribute to President Hugo Chavez, who died on Tuesday.

* Muslim Women Block Jews from Temple Mount, Police Intervene Police were forced to intervene Wednesday morning when Muslim women blocked Jewish tourists from reaching the Temple Mount.

* Video: Chairman of Egypt's MB Calls for Israel's Destruction A new video posted by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) shows a clip from 2006 in which an official from Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood party called for Israel's destruction.

* Syria rebels detain UN Golan observers A video posted earlier on the internet showed men claiming to be Syrian rebels standing next to vehicles with the letters "UN" written on them.

* Latvia submits bid to join euro in 2014 The Latvian government on Tuesday (5 March) officially submitted a request for the EU commission to assess its readiness to join the euro.

* Agriculture Ministry sprays locusts in South Agriculture Ministry teams have been feverishly spraying the South of Israel's fields by air and on the ground.

* New Chaldean patriarch enthroned in Iraq Iraq's Chaldean Catholic Church enthroned a new patriarch during a ceremonial mass Wednesday that was held amid tight security in Baghdad.

* Google says FBI watching the Web Google says the FBI is monitoring the Web for potential terrorist activity. But it can't say how extensive the surveillance is.

* US envoy walks out of nuke talks over Iran remark The US ambassador to the United Nations nuclear watchdog stormed out of an agency meeting on Wednesday in protest when Iran's representative accused Israel of "genocide," diplomats said.