Tuesday, October 08, 2013


* Attacks surge in Egypt, a day after deadly clashes A string of attacks killed nine members of Egypt's security and military forces and hit the country's main satellite communications station.

* Turkey's Erdogan says Syria's Assad is a terrorist, not a politician Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip says that he no longer considers Syrian President Bashar Assad a political leader.

* Get your fiscal house in order: China warns US as Asia expresses concern for $1.3tn of investments China, the biggest foreign creditor of the United States, has waded into the American budget crisis.

* Gantz: Future war could begin with missile on IDF General Staff headquarters A future war can begin with an attack by enemy missiles on IDF General Staff headquarters in Tel Aviv.

* Eye for an eye? Libyan militants seek vengeance for Al-Qaeda leader's capture Libyan jihadists have called for retaliation after the rendition of an Al-Qaeda leader in Tripoli.

* Gulf states to introduce medical testing on travellers to 'detect' gay people and stop them from entering the country A medical test being developed by Kuwait will be used to 'detect' homosexuals and prevent them from entering the country.

* Netanyahu: Mufti Demanded Nazis 'Wipe Out' 4,000 Children Prime Minister Binymain Netanyahu delivered a speech Sunday evening at Bar Ilan University's Begin-Sadat Center, in which he discussed the key security-diplomatic issues.

* Israeli Arabs join Syrian civil war Israeli security experts are growing concerned by the recent documented participation by Israeli Arabs in Syria's bloody civil war.

* 'British extremists use Syria as training ground before returning home' British Home Secretary Theresa May has warned that extremists "of a Jihadi mindset" are using the Syrian civil war.

* Egypt's Al-Sissi: Morsi's Ousting Prevented a Civil War Egypt's armed forces intervened to overthrow former President Mohammed Morsi to avoid a "civil war."