Revolutions which deposed the presidents of Tunisia and Egypt have shaken the Arab world and inspired protests across the Middle East and North Africa, threatening the grip of long-entrenched autocratic leaders. In the Gulf kingdom of Bahrain, thousands of protesters gathered in a square in Manama, calling for political change and awaiting promised talks withContinue Reading »
According to the report, a network of surveillance cameras installed by United Nations inspectors to keep tabs on Iran’s nuclear progress recorded last year something unexpected: Workers hauling away crate after crate of broken equipment. In a six-month period between late 2009 and last spring, the Washington Post said, UN officials were amazed to seeContinue Reading »
Al-Hariri made his speech to a Beirut rally celebrating the birthday of Mohammed. He criticized Hizbullah’s use of its strength of arms to influence domestic politics and rejected its claim that the STL is an “Israeli tool.” Al-Hariri sarcastically congratulated Hizbullah for forming a government “that was hijacked by the intimidation of weapons and…a powerContinue Reading »
Since Arabs frequently marry relatives, at least 60% of those needing marrow find genetic matches within their own extended families. Using lectures, publicity campaigns, newspaper articles and social media, Bishara has spread the word that the registry is the best means of locating donors for Arabs suffering from blood cancers and a variety of geneticContinue Reading »
If the ships had crossed, it would have been the first time since Iran’s 1979 revolution that Iranian warships had passed through the canal, officials said. Iran’s revolution poisoned ties with Egypt, which signed a peace treaty with Israel that year. Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman had said plans for the two Iranian warshipsContinue Reading »
On Tuesday [February 15], Israel shut down several diplomatic missions temporarily as result of “unusual incidents against Israeli targets” coinciding with the upcoming anniversary of the Mugniyah assassination in Syria. Meanwhile, the alert level at Israel’s missions abroad had been raised to its highest level. Nasrallah referred to the above threats in his speech, saying:Continue Reading »
Government forces are reportedly trying to end the protests. In Iran, legislators have called for opposition leaders Moussavi and Karroubi to be executed for instigating anti-government demonstrations in Tehran.Continue Reading »
This past Saturday [February 12] marked the three-year anniversary of the car bomb that killed key Hizbullah operative Imad Mughniyeh, an anniversary that Israel is watching with concern. Hizbullah blames Israel for the assassination, although Israel has not claimed credit. Jerusalem Online.com said that Israel temporarily closed the threatened embassies, while also noting thatContinue Reading »
Russia said in May last year, during a visit to Damascus by President Dmitry Medvedev, that it was studying building an atomic power plant in Syria. Syrian officials have given no details since then and none was available to comment on Tuesday [February 15]. Mark Hibbs, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for InternationalContinue Reading »
“In your own way and with great success, you advanced the building of the IDF’s strength in the face of the future’s challenges and commanded the IDF with determination in the face of massive and challenging operational challenges, both open and secret. You are handing me and the IDF commanders a strong, determined, disciplined, professionalContinue Reading »
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