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Palestinians win UN State Recognition

Palestinians win UN State Recognition

Friday, November 30, 2012 8:46

The UN General Assembly on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to recognize Palestine as a non-member state, handing a major triumph to president Mahmud Abbas in the face of fierce US and Israeli opposition. [caption id="attachment_27781" align="alignright" width="281"] UN[/caption] Abbas demanded ...

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Syria Rebels use New Arms to Down Chopper

Syria Rebels use New Arms to Down Chopper

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 10:19

Syrian rebels downed an army helicopter for the first time on Tuesday with a newly-acquired ground-to-air missile, in what a watchdog said could be a turning point in the 20-month-old conflict. [caption id="attachment_27729" align="alignright" width="281"] Chopper[/caption] Meanwhile, Russia, which ...

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US Special Envoy to Pakistan Afghanistan to Leave

US Special Envoy to Pakistan Afghanistan to Leave

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 10:15

The US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan is stepping down, an official said Tuesday, in yet another shake-up of President Barack Obama's foreign policy team. [caption id="attachment_27725" align="alignright" width="281"] US Officials[/caption] US Secretary of State Hillary ...

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Barack Obama Promotes Tax Agenda Congress in Stand Off

Barack Obama Promotes Tax Agenda Congress in Stand Off

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 9:55

President Barack Obama on Tuesday launched a public relations push for his bid to raise taxes on wealthy Americans, but U.S. lawmakers remained deadlocked over dramatic, year-end tax increases and spending cuts known as the "fiscal cliff." [caption id="attachment_27717" align="alignright" width="270"]...

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Syrian Jets Bomb Rebel Bases Near Turkey Border

Syrian Jets Bomb Rebel Bases Near Turkey Border

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 10:19

Syrian warplanes bombed two rebel bases near the Turkish border on Monday sending hundreds of people fleeing across the frontier. The attacks on the Free Syrian Army positions (FSA) in Atima and nearby Bab al-Hawa came a day before NATO and Ankara were due to start assessing where ...

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Relief at Gaza Ceasefire Cannot Mask its Frailty

Relief at Gaza Ceasefire Cannot Mask its Frailty

Friday, November 23, 2012 9:15

Triumphal Hamas celebrated a "victory" in their Gaza stronghold after a truce was declared with Israel, where a sober reckoning of how the next round may go underscored the total lack of trust between the two foes. [caption id="attachment_27631" align="alignright" width="284"]...

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Helicopter Crash at Bahamas Luxury Resort (America)

Helicopter Crash at Bahamas Luxury Resort (America)

Friday, November 23, 2012 9:06

One American was killed and as many as four people were injured after a helicopter crashed near an exclusive resort in the Bahamas on Thursday afternoon, according to local police. [caption id="attachment_27627" align="alignnone" width="584"] Helicopter Crash[/caption] The helicopter ...

Egypt Brokers Gaza Ceasefire (Israeli Aggression)

Egypt Brokers Gaza Ceasefire (Israeli Aggression)

Thursday, November 22, 2012 9:32

Egypt announced on Wednesday that a ceasefire had been reached to end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, starting later in the day. [caption id="attachment_27618" align="alignnone" width="594"] Hillary Clinton[/caption] Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr made the ...

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Ajmal Kasab Hangs in Pune Jail Over Mumbai Attacks (India)

Ajmal Kasab Hangs in Pune Jail Over Mumbai Attacks (India)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 8:50

Ajmal Kasab, whose mercy petition was rejected today by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, has been sentenced to death for his role in the November 26, 2008 Mumbai terror attack. [caption id="attachment_27572" align="alignright" width="320"] Ajmal Kasab[/caption] Ajmal Kasab ...

No Progress Made After Abbas Town Bombing

No Progress Made After Abbas Town Bombing

Monday, November 19, 2012 9:08

No significant progress could be made following Abbas Town’s remote-controlled blast which claimed two lives, as no case of the bombing has been lodged thus far till this morning, Media reports Monday. [caption id="attachment_27534" align="alignnone" width="599"] Abbas ...

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