Wednesday, April 30, 2014


Fatah: 'Two-State Solution Is Dead, Time for Armed Conflict' Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction espouses the same ideology of destroying Israel as Hamas.

Combat alert: Ukraine on 'full military readiness' in anticipation of Russian invasion Ukraine's interim president, Oleksandr Turchynov, says the country's armed forces have been put on full military alert, in case of a Russian invasion.

Hamas holds massive West Bank rally, testing Palestinian unity deal Over a thousand supporters of the Islamist group Hamas marched through the streets of a West Bank stronghold of its rival Fatah party on Wednesday.

Iraqis vote in parliamentary polls in security clampdown Iraqis have voted in their country's first parliamentary elections since the withdrawal of US forces in 2011.

Religious Affairs Ministry Vows: Jews will Pray on Temple Mount Deputy Religious Affairs Minister Eli Ben-Dahan spoke via video message at a conference for Jewish Temple Mount prayer rights.

Obama's pivot to Asia will lack firepower President Obama's pivot to Asia will lack a crucial military underpinning next year.

EU firms help power China's military rise An AFP investigation shows that European countries have approved billions in transfers of weapons and military-ready technology to the Asian giant.

Israeli Minister: Annex Settlements, Give Citizenship to Palestinians Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett seeks to kill the vacuum by urging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to implement an "Israeli initiative."

Turkey calls on Europe to help prevent jihadists entering Syria A Turkish government minister has called on Europe to do more to stop radicals travelling through his country to join the jihad in Syria.

China Rejects Sign It May Soon Be No. 1 Economy China has rejected a World Bank report that suggests it might pass the United States this year to become the biggest economy.