Thursday, October 31, 2013


Syrian air base destroyed in missile attack from sea A Syrian air defense base near the port city of Latakia was completely destroyed on Thursday morning in a missile attack from the sea.

Syria chemical weapons equipment destroyed, says OPCW Syria's declared equipment for producing, mixing and filling chemical weapons has been destroyed, the international watchdog says.

Hezbollah Preparing for 'Battle for Damascus' Hezbollah is enlisting 15,000 fighters for what it is calling the "battle for Damascus."

Putin tops Forbes most powerful people list Russian President Vladimir Putin has been named the world's most powerful person by Forbes magazine.

Moscow Conducts Large-Scale Nuclear Attack Drill Russian strategic forces carried out a large-scale surprise military drill on Wednesday, launching four nuclear missiles.

'Palestinian State' Would Leave Israel 'Indefensible' As negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority continue amid international calls for a 23rd Arab state in the Judea and Samaria (West Bank) region - which would leave Israel with the territory it held prior to the 1967 Six-Day War - familiar calls from within Israel are being heard.

Syrian Regime Using North Korean Pilots The Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad has recruited at least 15 North Korean pilots to man its attack helicopters.

Egypt: Police Storm University to Confront Protesters Egyptian police entered the Al-Azhar University in Cairo on Wednesday to confront Islamist protesters.

Assad: Western Backing of Rebels Must Stop Foreign support for Syrian rebels must stop for peace to take place in the war-battered country.

Earth-sized 'lava world' discovered A doomed "lava world" with a similar mass and density to that of Earth has been discovered orbiting a star 400 light-years away.