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Israel Drops 100 Tons of Bombs on Gaza

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Israeli warplanes rained more than 100 tons of bombs on security installations in Hamas-ruled Gaza on Saturday, killing at least 230 people in one of the bloodiest days in decades of the mideast conflict. The government said the open-ended campaign was aimed at stopping rocket and mortar attacks that have traumatized southern Israel. More than 400 people were also wounded. Most of the casualties were... 
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Greece: Athens inner city timebomb warning

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Greek police have clashed with hundreds of migrants waiting to submit asylum applications in Athens. A riot broke out after one would be refugee plunged into a canal in exactly the same place where another asylum seeker was killed earlier this year. Community leaders and politicians are warning that Athens inner city is at risk of becoming a racial battleground and are appealing for European assistance... 

Chinese Ship with Weapons for Robert Mugabe arrives in South African Port

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The SA Police Explosives Unit confirmed on Wednesday that an uncleared Chinese vessel docked at the outer anchorage of the Port of Durban is carrying arms.Customs revealed that the shipment was destined for Zimbabwe. Inspector Nicholas Gunther of the SA Explosives Unit in Durban told Sapa the vessel – called ‘An Yue Jiang’ – was carrying a shipment of arms. “We went there... 

Chief rabbi Yona Metzger thanks Bush for "war against Iraq"

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  During a short verbal exchange Wednesday at the Ben-Gurion Airport Terminal, Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger thanked President George W. Bush for the US’s military intervention in Iraq. “I want to thank you for your support of Israel and in particular for waging a war against Iraq,” Metzger told Bush, according to the chief rabbi’s spokesman. Bush reportedly answered that... 

Russia threatens to use force over Kosovo

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The international split over Kosovo grew more ominous Friday as Russia raised the spectre of using force to back its Serb ally’s bid to retain the territory. Russia’s envoy to NATO warned both the Western military alliance, which has a 16,000-strong peacekeeping force in Kosovo, and the European Union against formally backing the ethnic-Albanian leadership’s declaration of independence... 

IAF Train Intensively for Iran Strike with Mini-Nukes

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The Israel Air Force is training for a tactical nuclear strike on Iranian nuclear production facilities. The IAF is practicing for a mission to destroy key Iranian facilities, at least one with low-yield nuclear munitions, the Times of London reported. Citing “several Israeli sources,” the Times said that two IAF squadrons are training to blow up an Iranian facility using a combination... 
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