Saturday, May 25, 2013


* How Iranian weapons go through Syria to Hezbollah In the last few months, electricity and telephone services have been occasionally disrupted without warning in various areas of the Bekaa Valley and other regions.

* 'Assad has enough sarin to wipe out Damascus' The regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad has enough of the nerve gas sarin to "eradicate the whole of Damascus, Homs, Hama and Aleppo".

* Abbas: Two states 'side by side' still possible Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that peace with Israel is still possible.

* Hezbollah No. 2: Assad serious about Golan front After the stray bullets from Syria turned into intentional fire, and while Israel is increasing its alert level, Hezbollah's deputy leader appears to be fanning the flames.

* Jordan: Extremism has 'grown fat' on Mideast conflict Jordan's King Abdullah II said Saturday extremism has "grown fat" off of the longstanding conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

* African Union leaders mark 50th anniversary in Ethiopia Africa's 54 leaders are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organisation of African Unity.

* France army in key Mali withdrawal A convoy of dozens of lorries left a base outside the capital, Bamako, on its way south to Ivory Coast.

* Planetary alignment peaks with celestial show this weekend Venus and Jupiter, the two brightest planets in the sky this month, will be joined by tiny Mercury for a rare celestial show this weekend.

* Obama speech suggests possible expansion of drone killings President Barack Obama on Thursday defended his administration's use of drone strikes to kill terrorists as effective.

* 'Syrian hackers attempted to attack Haifa's water supply' Syrian web activists loyal to the regime of Basher Assad launched a failed cyber attack on Haifa's water supply system.