Tuesday, June 11, 2013


* Putin: Iran Maintains Right to Nuclear Program Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Iran maintains the right to a peaceful nuclear program.

* Steinitz: Iran is Getting Closer to Nuclear 'Red Line' Iran is getting closer to reaching the "red line" of nuclear capability set out by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

* Iraqi Shiite fighters' Syria role raises tensions The Iraqi Shiite fighter's family is urging him to stop risking his life by traveling to Syria.

* Police crush barricades in Istanbul square Hundreds of riot police overran improvised barricades at Istanbul's Taksim Square on Tuesday, firing tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons.

* Turkey protests: PM Erdogan issues stern warning Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that he will not show "any more tolerance" for protests.

* Ahead of vote, Iranian opposition kept indoors Four years after Iranians took to the streets to demonstrate against the results of a presidential election, the authorities are taking no chances this time.

* PM: Palestinians set preconditions to avoid talks The Palestinians are setting preconditions to avoid talks.

* Europe alarmed by US surveillance The EU is demanding assurances that Europeans are not having their rights infringed by a massive US surveillance program.

* Russian Duma passes law banning 'gay propaganda' Russia's lower house of parliament, the Duma, has passed a law imposing heavy fines for providing information about homosexuality to people under 18.

* Israel's Existence Disproves Christian Replacement Theology In an article published in a local Israeli newspaper around the time of Israel's 65th Independence Day, Rabbi Moshe Chaim Har-Noy puzzled over the fact that there are still so many Bible-believing Jews who refuse to celebrate the Jewish state's modern rebirth.