Friday, January 29, 2016


Gaza prepares for war  As it rebuilds its attack tunnels, Hamas vows it will operate 'inside the territory of 1948' in the next round of fighting with Israel. 

ISIS wants own sea power to carry out attacks in Mediterranean - NATO naval chief  Islamic State militants want to build their own maritime force to carry out terror attacks on cruise or commercial ships in the Mediterranean Sea using sophisticated sea-based weapons, NATO's naval commander warns. 

Special ISIS cells preparing terror attacks in Europe and Russia - Russian anti-terrorism body  Islamic State cells led by Chechen recruiter Akhmed Chetayev are planning terrorist attacks in Russia and Europe, Moscow's National Anti-Terrorist Committee reported. 

Syria conflict: Key opposition group to join Geneva talks  The key Syrian opposition group has said it will join peace talks that have opened in Geneva. 

France to recognize Palestine if deadlock with Israel not broken  Mohammad Abd al-Latif praised terrorists responsible for 2014 Har Nof massacre. 

Report: Iranian drone spied on US naval warship  The report said that the incident occurred on the third day of naval excises being conducted off the Persian Gulf, but did not specify the date of the event nor the name of the US carrier. 

France threatens to recognize 'Palestine' if peace efforts fail  French Foreign Minister says his country would recognize a Palestinian state if efforts to resume peace talks fail. 

Songs in praise of stabbing are huge hits on Palestinian street, and may be motivators too  'Lovers of Stabbing,' most popular of stream of gruesome anthems, has over 5 million views on YouTube; manager of band asserts it directly inspired recent attack. 

Obama Administration Orders Labeling of Israeli Goods  A memo issued earlier this month by the Obama administration directs the U.S. 'trade community' and government partner agencies to explicitly label Israeli-made goods that have been produced in the West Bank. 

Kremlin slams 'outrageous' White House claim of Putin corruption  Lavrov calls Kerry over 'contrived and unforgivable allegations,' after US administration backs comment by Treasury official.