Saturday, June 01, 2013


Assad: Arab world ready to join fight against Israel Syrian president says Russia committed to military deals, claims that government forces are gaining upper hand in fighting rebels.

Iraq violence: May was deadliest month for years - UN The United Nations says more than 1,000 people were killed in Iraq in May, the highest monthly death toll for years.

Merkel and Hollande call for full-time euro President One day after he rejected EU "dictates" on economic policy, French leader Francois Hollande and Germany's Angela Merkel have called for the creation of a full-time euro "President."

Memo to Sec. Kerry: The emerging Middle East matrix is less hostile to Israel The Iran of the Shah was friendly to Israel, but the theocracy that overthrew it is not.

Turkey protests continue; Erdogan says police use of force excessive For second day in row, protesters clash with police in Istanbul in anti-Erdogan demonstrations; police use tear-gas, pressurized water to disperses them as protests spread around country, while Erdogan claims protest are not organic, result of 'game' some circles in country are playing.

PM indicated to Putin: 'Well destroy your missiles if you deliver them to Assad' After Netanyahu made clear he would not allow the S-300 anti-aircraft weapons to go into service, the Russian president reportedly suggested Israel buy them instead.

Asteroid 1998 QE2 flies past Earth An asteroid that measures nearly 2.7km (1.7 miles) across has flown past the Earth.

Tehran says US, not Iran, sponsors terror Spokesman for Iran's UN mission rejects US State Department report that claims terror activity highest since 1990s.

In a hospital parking lot, Israel prepares for chemical war Maximum speed, minimum contamination are the watchwords, as Jerusalem drills for a devastating WMD strike.

Russia to send nuclear submarines to southern seas Russia plans to resume nuclear submarine patrols in the southern seas after a hiatus of more than 20 years following the break-up of the Soviet Union, Itar-Tass news agency reported on Saturday, in another example of efforts to revive Moscow's military.