National Security

Obama Opposes New Iran Sanctions from Senate

Obviously emboldened by his 2012 re-election victory, President Obama has announced his opposition to a new round of even harsher sanctions on Iran, even as Iran moves steadily toward development of nuclear weapons. A bipartisan Senate measure from Robert Menendez

Obama Opposes New Iran Sanctions from Senate

Arab Spring to Hit Kuwait?

(AP) Kuwait election boycott shifts drama to streetsBy HUSSAIN AL-QATARIAssociated PressKUWAIT CITYThe drama of Kuwait’s parliamentary elections has nothing to do with the ballot count. It’s what may come afterward that has the country on edge as a broad coalition

Arab Spring to Hit Kuwait?

North Korea: Kim Jong Un Finds Unicorn Lair!

The reign of Kim Jong Un has now produced a stunning new discovery: a unicorn lair once rumored to be myth. According to North Korean media outlets, a unicorn home belonging to King Tongmyong has now been found by the

North Korea: Kim Jong Un Finds Unicorn Lair!

Israel Building 3,000 New Housing Units in Disputed Areas

In the aftermath of the UN General Assembly approving the Palestinians’ non-member observer state status, in violation of all previous Israeli-Arab agreements, Israel has announced it is building 3,000 new housing units in Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria. Israel will

Israel Building 3,000 New Housing Units in Disputed Areas

Hackers Claim to Have 'Confidential' IAEA Information

VIENNA (Reuters) – Anti-Israel hackers, who the U.N. nuclear agency this week said had posted data online stolen from one of its servers, claimed in a new statement they had published confidential material obtained from the watchdog.The statement – in

Hackers Claim to Have 'Confidential' IAEA Information

Health Officials Warn of Spiraling HIV in Athens

(AP) ATHENS, GreeceHealth officials warn that the Greek capital is seeing an alarming increase in new HIV infections, particularly among intravenous drug users, as the country struggles through a protracted financial crisis in which funding has been slashed for health care

China Bans Rowdy Game Show for 'Wanton' Content

(AP) BEIJINGChinese regulators suspended a broadcaster Friday after an unaired segment of a TV game show was leaked online showing a raucous shouting match about nudity between spectators and a woman who calls her daughter the next Lady Gaga. The suspension

China Bans Rowdy Game Show for 'Wanton' Content

Egypt Draft Constitution Sparks Mass Protest

(AP) Egypt draft constitution sparks mass protestBy AYA BATRAWY and MAGGIE MICHAELAssociated PressCAIROMore than 100,000 protesters took the streets in Egypt vowing to stop a draft constitution that Islamist allies of President Mohammed Morsi approved early Friday in a rushed,

Egypt Draft Constitution Sparks Mass Protest

Palestinians Euphoric over UN Recognition

By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and KARIN LAUBAssociated PressRAMALLAH, West BankEuphoric Palestinians erupted in cheers, honked car horns and chanted “God is great” after the United Nations endorsed an independent state of Palestine, giving sweeping international backing to their demands for sovereignty

Palestinians Euphoric over UN Recognition

French Central Bank Chief Hits at Moody's Downgrade

The head of France’s central bank on Friday hit out at Moody’s, saying the agency had made a “factual mistake” when it took away the country’s cherished AAA credit rating. In making its decision, which followed a similar move by

French Central Bank Chief Hits at Moody's Downgrade

Desmond Tutu Rejects Nobel Peace Prize for EU

Archbishop Desmond Tutu and two other Nobel Peace laureates have written to the foundation in protest at the decision to award the 2012 prize to the European Union. The “EU is clearly not ‘the champion of peace’ that Alfred Nobel

Desmond Tutu Rejects Nobel Peace Prize for EU

Italian Unemployment Hits Record 11.1%

Italy’s unemployment rate rose to a new record of 11.1 percent in October, initial data published by the national statistics office ISTAT showed on Friday, as recession grips the economy. The rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than in September,

Italian Unemployment Hits Record 11.1%

World View: Thousands of Egyptians Protest ‘Brotherhood Constitution’

This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com: Thousands of Egyptians protest the ‘Brotherhood Constitution’ Israel approves 3,000 new settlement homes on the West Bank Bankster types take over the computer malware detection industry Thousands of Egyptians protest the ‘Brotherhood Constitution’ Thousands

World View: Thousands of Egyptians Protest ‘Brotherhood Constitution’

Jordan's Next: Arab Spring Set to Launch Today

From all indicators at present, the Arab Spring that promised freedom and peace but delivered bondage and heavy-handedness throughout the Middle East is poised to show itself in Jordan beginning on Nov. 30. The National Front for Reform, led by

Jordan's Next: Arab Spring Set to Launch Today

Iran on Uranium Enrichment: We Will Do What We Want

Iran’s nuclear energy chief Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani is on record saying Iran will go on enriching uranium “with intensity.”  This means international demands that Iran halt enrichment “to the higher 20 percent fissile purity level, close down its Fordow enrichment plant,

Iran on Uranium Enrichment: We Will Do What We  Want

World View: United Nations Creates the Nation 'Palestine'

This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com United Nations creates the nation ‘Palestine’ Mahmoud Abbas demands an end to the Israeli occupation Israeli ambassador says that Palestinians don’t want peace China to step up military confrontations in South China Sea Philippine

World View: United Nations Creates the Nation 'Palestine'

UN Recognizes State of Palestine

By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated PressUNITED NATIONSThe United Nations voted overwhelmingly Thursday to recognize a Palestinian state, a long-sought victory for the Palestinians but an embarrassing diplomatic defeat for the United States. The resolution upgrading the Palestinians’ status to a nonmember

UN Recognizes State of Palestine

Morsi Heaps Praise on Obama

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, attempting to rule Egypt with an iron Islamist hand, lavishly praised his benefactor, Barack Obama, in an interview with Time Magazine.Morsi cooed: “President Obama has been very helpful, very helpful.” Morsi continued, “And I can say really that his

Morsi Heaps Praise on Obama