Photo Credit: (AP) JERUSALEM – A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck Israel on Tuesday as tensions are mounting in the region weeks ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit. Militants claiming affiliation with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement took responsibility for the attack, saying they fired the rocket to avenge the death of a Palestinian in Israeli custody. The… Read more →
http://www.euronews.com/ Fatah’s armed branch has vowed to take revenge for the Palestinian man who died in Israeli custody on Saturday. The call comes amid continued clashes since the weekend. Israeli soldiers were out in force this morning as Arafat Jaradat’s funeral took place in Se’eer. Arrested last week, Palestinians believe he was tortured in jail, though the autopsy proved inconclusive.
Photo: REUTERS Hundreds of Palestinians throw rocks, Molotov cocktails at IDF soldiers near Ofer security prison and at several other West Bank sites in support of hunger striking Palestinian prisoners; 2 IDF soldiers hurt. Widespread rioting erupted in the West Bank on Friday in support of hunger striking Palestinian prisoners, with groups of Palestinians hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails at… Read more →
Photo Credit: Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany (Reuters) – With violence sweeping Egypt’s cities and the economy lurching deeper into crisis, each passing day is adding new bricks to a wall of mistrust between the Islamist-led government of President Mohamed Mursi and a fractured secular opposition. Two years after the revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak, Egypt, the epicenter of the upheavals reshaping the Arab world,… Read more →
Photo Credit: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh (Reuters) – A man was shot dead on Monday in a fifth day of violence in Egypt that has killed 50 people and prompted the Islamist president to declare a state of emergency in an attempt to end a wave of unrest sweeping the Arab world’s biggest nation. Emergency rule announced by President Mohamed Mursi on Sunday covers… Read more →
Tensions are escalating anew in the East China Sea, as Japan’s coastguard fired water cannon to repel a Taiwanese fishing boat, entering the waters around a group of disputed islands. Some fear the fight between Japan, Taiwan and China over the islands could lead to all out war.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton began her long-awaited testimony Wednesday on the Benghazi terror attack by taking “responsibility” — but she used the full day of hearings to repeatedly deny involvement in key controversies and pointedly reject the allegations of Republican lawmakers. The feisty testimony before House and Senate committees, likely to be the outgoing secretary’s last, elicited praise from… Read more →
Photo Credit: REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood (Reuters) – A cleric who has been pushing for electoral reforms in Pakistan will resort to street protests again if the government does not abide by an agreement that eased a political crisis, an aide said on Friday. Muhammad Tahirul Qadri, who has a history of ties with the military, reached a deal with Pakistan’s ruling coalition on Thursday… Read more →
Photo Credit: Spiegel Online, Hasnain Kazim Pakistan has plunged into a leadership crisis. As hundreds of thousands demonstrate against corruption, the country’s high court has ordered the arrest of Prime Minister Ashraf. Populist cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri has declared a “revolution.” The streets of Pakistan were packed on Tuesday, when hundreds of thousands of demonstrators joined the protest called by Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, a… Read more →
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (AP) RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said on a radio program Wednesday that going to jail may be an effective way to protest a mandate tied to ObamaCare that requires employers to provide contraceptive coverage. Appearing on on Iowa conservative radio host Steve Deace’s syndicated show, the Republican gubernatorial candidate said civil disobedience… Read more →