Saturday, November 22, 2014


* Kenya bus killings claimed by Somali group al-Shabab Gunmen from the Somali militant group al-Shabab say they have attacked a bus in northern Kenya, killing 28 people.

 * Iran nuclear talks: 'Big gaps' remain as deadline looms Key sticking points remain as negotiations on Iran's nuclear programme enter their final stages in Vienna, Western negotiators have said.

 * Iraq troops battle Islamic State in Ramadi, Anbar province Iraq's army has launched an operation to retake parts of Ramadi, a city largely controlled by Islamic State.

 * Hamas affiliated social media abuzz with cartoons glorifying Jerusalem terror attack Hamas affiliated social media exploded Tuesday with violent and anti-Semitic cartoons praising the terrorist attack that killed four people Tuesday morning at a synagogue in Jerusalem.

 * Status Quo? The Dome of the Rock was Built for Jews In final installment of 3-part series on the Temple Mount, we take a look at a lesser-known aspect of the history of the Dome of the Rock.

 * Jordanian PM reportedly sends condolence letter to families of Jerusalem synagogue terrorists Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour reportedly sent a condolence letter on Friday night to the families of the Palestinian terrorists who carried out Tuesday's attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, according to Channel 2.

 * Merkel against unilaterally recognizing Palestine as a state Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday rejected the idea of Germany recognising Palestine as a state unilaterally, saying the Palestinians and Israel could solve their long-running conflict only through negotiations.

 * Temple March Around Old City Dedicated to Yehuda Glick A march that will be held on Sunday around the gates of Jerusalem's Old City in a call for the building of the Third Temple is to be dedicated to Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick, who was shot by an Arab terrorist late last month. 

* CIA Blunder? Kurdish Leader Says ISIS Has '200,000 Fighters' The CIA and other intelligence services have estimated the fighting strength of Islamic State (ISIS) to be no more than 31,500 terrorists - but according to a senior Kurdish officer, that number is actually at least 200,000.

 * Ukraine crisis: Lavrov warns over Russia 'regime change' goal Western sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine are aimed at forcing regime change in Moscow, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says.

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