Tuesday, July 23, 2013


* Royal Baby 'Will Suck our Blood in Mid-21st Century', Says Russian Lawmaker The royal baby boy, born to Kate Middleton and Prince William, is yet another British monarch who will suck the blood of Russians in the mid-21st century, says a Russian lawmaker.

* Fall of 'Islamic model' in Egypt has Erdogan fearing coup in Turkey Prime Minister Recep Erdogan, alarmed by the military coup in Egypt, was said to fear a similar scenario in Turkey.

* 'Recognizing same-sex unions brings us closer to apocalypse' - Head of Russian Orthodox Church The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill sees the recognition of same-sex unions by Western countries as a portent of doom.

* A decision 'written by American hands with Zionist ink' "The blacklisting of Hezbollah is Israel forcing its way on the EU," was the response from Lebanon's Al-Manar TV.

* Defense Minister: Egyptian Sinai Op. Dragging Out Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said Tuesday that while the Egyptian army is operating effectively against terrorists in the Sinai, the process is taking longer than Israel had hoped.

* Home Front Command simulates chemical missile attack on Tel Aviv The IDF Home Front Command (HFC) launched a three-day exercise on Tuesday simulating a chemical and conventional missile attack on Tel Aviv.

* Syria conflict: Top US general outlines military options The top US military officer has outlined the costs, risks and benefits of possible American military involvement in the Syrian conflict.

* North Korea Mass Games mark 60th anniversary of Korean War North Korea launched a new run of its large-scale "Arirang" performance in Pyongyang on Monday to mark the 60th Anniversary of the end of hostilities during the Korean War.

* EU's Ashton Adds to 'Settlement' Discrimination EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is pushing for comprehensive guidelines to introduce separate labeling for products made by Jews in Judea and Samaria.

* EU urges Egypt junta to free ex-president EU countries have urged the Egyptian military to release the country's deposed president for the sake of political stability.