Thursday, May 05, 2016


North Korea launches rare party congress - what's in store?  Kim's Workers' Party holds first congress since 1980, with national plan and 5th nuclear test anticipated.

No joking matter: 1940s political cartoons warned US of Holocaust  Proof of America's awareness of genocide against European Jews lay in the funny papers, where cartoonists used pens to eviscerate US politicians' apathy. 

Erdogan's road to a dictatorship now clear?  Turkey's Erdogan forces his Prime Minister to step down, after he opposed Erdogan's plans to seriously boost his presidency. 

Iran's Dehqan tells Islamic Jihad head: Unity key to defeating Israel  Ramadan Shalah and his delegation met Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday, and have met other Iranian leaders during their current visit. 

Poll: American sympathy for Palestinians is growing  Millennials' support for Palestinians jumped threefold in 10 years, Democrats 4 times more likely to side with Palestinians. 

After Temple Mount resolution, PM offers UN staff a Jewish history lesson  Netanyahu announces session following passage of UNESCO text that omits mention of Jewish ties to holiest site in Judaism.

Turkey PM Ahmet Davutoglu to quit amid reports of Erdogan rift  Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says he will stand down at an extraordinary congress of his ruling AK Party later this month. 

Russia's Valery Gergiev conducts concert in Palmyra ruins  A renowned Russian conductor has led a concert in the ruins of Palmyra in Syria, which were recaptured from the so-called Islamic State (IS) in March. 

Iranian general: Syrian opposition is actually Israel  Iranian army's General Staff Security Adviser claims Islamist rebels are 'subgroups of Israel's intelligence bodies.' 

Groundbreaking study exhumes untold Nazi brutalization of women's bodies  Author Beverley Chalmers says we owe it to victims and survivors to know the unspeakable crimes - including rape, experimentation and forced abortion - committed against them.