Tuesday, May 03, 2016


How Moqtada al-Sadr Could Take Down Iraq's Government  Supporters of the powerful Shia cleric stormed Baghdad's parliament, leaving legislators quivering in the basement and Iraq on the edge of political chaos. 

Europe's Migration Crisis: No End in Sight  Pope Francis, on his recent visit to the Greek island of Lesbos, said that Europe must respond to the migrant crisis with solutions that are "worthy of humanity." 

Iran criticizes US presence in the Persian Gulf  Khamenei slams American naval war games in region, tells US to 'go back to the Bay of Pigs'. 

VIDEO: ISIS child jihadists sing in French - 'Your blood will flow'  Suicide belt-clad children threaten of terror attack in chilling new video published by extremist group. 

Smuggling attempt foiled: Israel seizes 4 tons of Gaza-bound chemicals used in rockets  Customs and security officials at the Nitzana Border Crossing seized ammonium chloride concealed within a shipment of salt before the Passover holiday. 

Israeli oil reserve worth NIS 1.2 billion  An independent survey reveals that the Hatrurim oil reserve holds from 7-11 million barrels of oil; Israel Opportunity's, a holder of the drilling license, worth went up by 35%. 

Palestinians: Preparing Their People for Statehood?  Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas's ruling Fatah faction is supposed to be preparing its people for statehood. But it seems to be busy with other business. 

North Korea becoming more aggressive, experts fear invasion  As North Korea prepares for the first Workers' Party Congress in over 30 years, many experts are fearful of the actions of leader Kim Jong-un. 

Nusra Front rips out heart of rival faction fighter executed on the battlefield  On Monday, fighters from the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front executed a Sunni fighter from the Jaysh al-Islam faction in Ghota Sharqia, a Damascus suburb, and then ripped out his bleeding heart. 

Erdan: Labor a 'shocking' example of radical Islam's influence in Europe  Still, Erdan was careful to clarify that criticism of the government's policies is not anti-Semitism.