Tuesday, April 23, 2013


* Syria has used chemical weapons, Israeli military says A senior Israeli military official has said Syrian forces have used chemical weapons against rebels several times.

* 'Iran already past nuclear red line,' expert says Iran has essentially crossed the "red line" set by Israel for its nuclear activity, and the coming few months will be a crucial period.

* Al-Qaeda faction takes battle to Twitter Battered by a French-led military campaign in Mali, al-Qaeda's North African arm is trying something new to stay relevant: Twitter.

* Israel, Jordan working together to stop Syrian WMDs In a demonstration of regional cooperation against shared threats, Jordan this week gave the green light for Israeli drones to use its airspace.

* Despite bad blood, Israel to allow UNESCO into Jerusalem Israel has agreed to allow a mission from UNESCO to visit the Old City of Jerusalem next month.

* Iraqi Sunni protest clashes in Hawija leave many dead More than 20 people have been killed in clashes between security forces and Sunni Arab protesters in northern Iraq.

* France legalizes gay marriage after harsh debate France legalized gay marriage on Tuesday after a wrenching national debate and protests that flooded the streets of Paris.

* Breaking: Canadian Police Thwart Major Terror Plot Canadian authorities announced the arrest of two men, suspected of plotting a massive, Al Qaeda inspired terrorist attack on a passenger train.

* Biggest March of Living held in Budapest A record 10,000 Hungarians took part in an annual march to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust on Sunday.

* Hagel: Arms Deal a Sign of 'Ironclad' U.S. Support for Israel U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his Israeli counterpart, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, on Monday hailed a major arms deal as a sign of "ironclad" U.S. support for the Jewish state.