AYLESBURY, England – The United States told Japan it would be watching for any sign it was manipulating its currency lower but Tokyo said it met no resistance to its policies at a meeting of Group of Seven finance ministers which will conclude on Saturday.
As ministers and central bankers met in a stately home set in rolling countryside 40 miles outside London, differences were also evident over whether to prioritize [...]
Syrian President Bashar Assad has fired missiles with chemical weapons at his opponents, crossing US President Barack Obama’s red line a “long time ago,” Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as telling NBC News on Thursday.
“It is clear that the regime has used chemical weapons and missiles. They used about 200 missiles, according to our intelligence
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would support a US-enforced no-fly [...]
BBC Persian reporter: Residents heard blasts in Iranian capital.
Three explosions were heard in western Tehran on Tuesday, in an area where Iran carries out missile research and storage, according to a Tweet by a BBC Persian journalist.
It was not immediately clear if there were injuries or damage in the incident.
Is this Syria’s “doomsday ” weapon?
Intelligence sources say that the Syrian air force has adapted old Russian made MIG-21 fighter aircraft to fly unmanned and carry chemical warfare materials. This information is now being investigated by a number of intelligence organizations
i-HLS.com, Israel’s Homeland Security Home
Report: Syria stations missile batteries aimed at Israel
Syrian deputy foreign minister says alleged Israeli airstrikes on targets on the outskirts of Damascus are a “declaration of [...]
Israel hitting back now
Twitter: Avi Mayer ‏@avimayer 16m
It is 2 a.m. in #Israel. Parents are huddled in bomb shelters with their kids, who they grabbed out of bed moments ago. This is not normal.
Twitter: Ben Hartman ‏@Benhartman 24m
Report of rocket landing in open field in Eshkol region, no injuries, damage reported #Israel #Jpost
Twitter: J.Pimentel ‏@nishmah 2m
“@JohnGrisham11: Israel Launches Airstrikes On Jihadist Targets In Gaza In Response To Rocket Fire
April 28, 2013
The AC post was mine – lost my log in.
Iranian embassy: Official killed leaving Syria
Iran Qods Commander was killed by rebels near the Syria town of Zabadani – close to Lebanon border – where Hezabollah units are active!
An Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander in charge of Tehran’s reconstruction assistance in Lebanon has been killed in Syria by rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad, Iranian officials and a rebel commander said.
He said the [...]
Bodies of 80 people, who were slaughtered by hands-tied-back, have been found in Bustan al-Kasir region of Aleppo in the north of Syria.
Syrian Revolution General Commission (SRGC) stated that bodies of 80 people, who had been executed by hands’ tied behind their back, were found in Quweq River in Bustan al-Kasir.
Activists say they found 56 bodies of men, aged between 20-30, dumped near a river in Aleppo. Their hands were [...]
Iran has sent military aid to the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas in Gaza that has been locked in a week-long war with Israel, parliament speaker Ali Larijani said today.
“We are proud to defend the people of Palestine and Hamas … and that our assistance to them has been both financial and military,” he said without elaborating, in remarks reported by parliament’s website, ICANA.ir.
Israel on Wednesday also said it has information [...]
Prime minister and president meet on Friday in light of Gaza escalation; Netanyahu: “Hamas deliberately targets our children.”
“We are going to continue hitting Hamas hard and we will continue to strike hard at the missiles targeted at Central and Southern Israel,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Friday.
Rocket from Gaza lands near Jerusalem
Israeli army confirms that a rocket fired by Palestinian fighters land in an open area without causing injuries.
Israel is planning to permanently station a submarine carrying nuclear cruise missiles in the Persian Gulf, the Sunday Times reported on Sunday.
Israeli submarines have visited the Gulf before, but the decision has now been taken to ensure a permanent presence of at least one of the vessels.
The paper claims that the government has decided to station at least one of three submarines armed with nuclear missiles permanently within striking distance [...]
Non-binding resolution passed by 90-1 vote rules out any strategy aimed at dealing with nuclear-armed Iran; at IAEA meeting, recognized nuclear weapon states oppose Iranian nuclear disarmament proposal.
The US Senate on Saturday passed by a 90-1 vote a non-binding resolution insisting that the United States prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons and ruling out any strategy aimed at dealing with a nuclear-armed Iran.
The only senator to vote against the resolution [...]
A senior Iranian commander says the wave of Islamic Awakening in the region has narrowed down the United States’ geopolitical sphere of influence to the extent that “the slightest mistake” will spell the annihilation of the US.
The wave of Islamic Awakening and the recent developments in regional countries have forced the US to change its course; however, in case of the slightest mistake, they will undoubtedly be doomed to annihilation, [...]
August 3, 2012
India plans to send a satellite via an unmanned spacecraft to orbit Mars next year, joining a small group of nations already exploring the red planet, a government scientist said on Friday.
A rocket will blast off from the southeastern coast of India, dropping the satellite into deep space, which will then travel onto Mars to achieve orbit, the senior scientist said, asking not to be named because the [...]
July 24, 2012
Israel could face a large-scale conflict in the aftermath of an attack against Syria’s chemical weapons, Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz said Tuesday, while stressing that the weapons were still under President Bashar Assad’s control.
Speaking to the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Gantz said that the dilemma for Israel was identifying the correct moment to take action, if needed, to destroy the chemical weapons and [...]
DEBKAfile’s sources disclose that the US President decided on this step after hearing Russian officials stating repeatedly that “Moscow would support the departure of President Bashar al-Assad if Syrians agreed to it.” This position was interpreted as opening up two paths of action:
1. To go for Assad’s removal by stepping up arms supplies to the rebels and organizing their forces as a professional force able to take on the military [...]
New reports have spotlighted the role of the West, Israel and some Middle Eastern countries in fanning the flames of the bloody unrest in Syria.
According Syrian sources, Israeli airplanes are smuggling weapons into Iraq’s Kurdistan region, which are then smuggled into Syria with financial assistance from Qatar.
Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government President Massoud Barzani has facilitated the operations of illegal Israeli firms in the region.
The Syrian sources also revealed that Washington [...]