The protests against “Innocence of Muslims” are not just spontaneous outbreaks of rage. Radical Islamists and governments are exploiting the unrest for their own ends. In the process, it is hard for moderate Muslims to make their voices heard. The conversation between the diplomats in Khartoum shows just how cynically the governments of some Muslim-majority countries deal with Internet phenomena… Read more →
Britain was braced for torrential rain, storms and widespread flooding today as hundreds of people prepared to evacuate their homes. The Met Office predicted severe gale force winds up to 70mph, heavy rain and floods across much of Britain, as blustery autumn weather blows in. The Environment Agency has issued nearly 120 flood alerts and warnings, with “immediate action required”… Read more →
(Reuters) - Iran could launch a pre-emptive strike on Israel if it was sure the Jewish state was preparing to attack it, a senior commander of its elite Revolutionary Guards was quoted as saying on Sunday. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, a brigadier general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, made the comments to Iran’s state-run Arabic language Al-Alam television. “Iran will not start… Read more →
Home ownership slumps to a 15-year low.
(Reuters) – Iranian hackers have repeatedly attacked Bank of America Corp (BA.N), JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) and Citigroup Inc (C.N) over the past year, as part of a broad cyber campaign targeting the United States, according to people familiar with the situation. The attacks, which began in late 2011 and escalated this year, have primarily been “denial of service”… Read more →
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s navy fired warning shots Friday toward North Koreanfishing boats that crossed a disputed maritime boundary, but the shots didn’t hit the fishing boats and the vessels retreated, a South Korean official said. Fishing boats routinely jostle for position in the seafood-rich Yellow Sea waters claimed by both countries during crab-catching season, which is now in high gear. Three deadly naval… Read more →
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Protests over an anti-Muslim film turned violent Friday across Pakistan, with police firing tear gas and live ammunition at thousands of demonstrators who threw rocks and set fire to buildings. At least 17 people were killed and dozens were injured. Muslims also marched in at least a half-dozen other countries, with some burning American flags and effigies of… Read more →
Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey talks to CNN’s Piers Morgan about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya.
An Israeli soldier and three militants have been killed in a clash inside Israel near its southern border with Egypt, the Israeli military has said. A second soldier was moderately wounded in the incident, near Mount Arif, said army spokeswoman Avital Leibovich. Lt Col Leibovich said the militants had opened fire on the soldiers after crossing the border from Sinai…. Read more →
The conservative advocacy group Let Freedom Ring released an ad Thursday to run in key swing states depicting President Barack Obama as a Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer. The group was planning on airing the ads next month, but shifted course after Muslims attacked the Egyptian embassy and killed four Americans in Libya, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Egypt’s new president, Mohammed Morsi,… Read more →