Tuesday, July 05, 2016


* 'Price to pay for US': Beijing ready to confront Washington if it intervenes in S.China Sea dispute  Beijing must prepare to make the US 'pay a cost it can't stand' if it intervenes in the South China Sea dispute by force, a state newspaper editorial has warned, days before a court at The Hague rules on the territorial row between China and the Philippines. 

Netanyahu meets with seven African leaders to enhance cooperation Seven African heads of state met with Prime Minister Netanyahu on Monday at a counterterrorism conference held in Uganda; Netanyahu expressed his desire to enhance not only security relations, but agricultural, economic relations as well. 

Medina bombing: Saudi clerics denounce Prophet's Mosque attack  Saudi Arabia's highest religious body has denounced the three suicide attacks in the kingdom on Monday, including one near Islam's second holiest site. 

Screeching "Allahu akbar" on Temple Mount declared illegal  A Jerusalem Magistrate's Court judge ruled that Shouting "Allahu akbar" - Arabic for "God is greater" at non-Muslims on the Temple Mount constitutes a disturbance of the peace. 

Police to reopen Temple Mount to non-Muslim visitors following post-Ramadan festival  "Immediately after the 3 days of Id El Fiter conclude, security assessments will be made and scheduled visits will resume on the Temple Mount," says police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. 

Turkey Permits First Muslim Call to Prayer from Within Hagia Sophia in 85 Years  The first Muslim call to prayer in the post-Ataturk era from within the Hagia Sophia occurred last week on July 1. 

Juno probe enters into orbit around Jupiter  The US space agency has successfully put a new probe in orbit around Jupiter. 

Paris attacks: Call to overhaul French intelligence services  French intelligence services should be overhauled following last year's terror attacks in Paris, a parliamentary commission of inquiry has recommended. 

Shouldn't We First Help The Christian Victims Of Mideast Genocide?  If we want to accept refugees in flight from Arab and Muslim war zones, why not start with the most persecuted victims? 

The Cyber Threat: Obama's Green Policies Threaten America's Energy Security  Securing electric grids from cyber attack a lower priority than wind and solar power.