Month: September 2018

Indonesia quake, tsunami death toll could reach ‘thousands’

Asia Times Online reports: “The death toll from a powerful earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia rose to 832 on Sunday, as stunned people on the stricken island of Sulawesi struggled to find food and water, […]

Hamas says Abbas is pushing Israel to launch a new war in Gaza

The Times of Israel reports: “A senior Hamas official on Sunday accused Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas of fomenting violence in the region and pushing Israel toward a new war in the Gaza Strip. ‘Abbas […]

In 3 years, Russian strikes on Syria said to kill 18,000, half of them civilians

The Times of Israel reports: “More than 18,000 people, nearly half of them civilians, have been killed in Russian air strikes on Syria since Moscow began its game-changing intervention three years ago, a monitor said […]

DPRK Says Will Not Denuclearize Before More Trust in US

Voice of America News reports: “North Korea’s foreign minister said Saturday that his government would not denuclearize before it has sufficient trust in the United States. ‘Without any trust in the U.S., there will be […]

JERUSALEM: A CUP OF TREMBLING

  • U.S. embassy opens in Israel’s capital
  • ‘You have made history’: Netanyahu hails Trump at Jerusalem embassy opening
  • Pence: By recognizing Jerusalem, we chose fact over fiction
  • ‘U.S. embassy relocation speeds up Israel’s annihilation’
  • Syria condemns ‘brutal massacre’ in Gaza

THE KINGS OF THE EAST

  • Short of war, China now controls South China Sea
  • China’s ‘new’ map aims to extend South China Sea claims
  • China advances, West frets in South Pacific
  • U.S. Commerce Secretary calls China 2025 plan ‘frightening’

SUFFER THE CHILDREN

  • IDF: Hamas sending children at us
  • Haley: Hamas must stop using Gaza children as cannon fodder
  • Videos Show Gaza Rioters Faking Injuries, Using Children as Human Shields

THE GROWING NUCLEAR THREAT

  • Threat of nuclear weapons use growing, UN warns
  • Netanyahu – 100,000 Secret Files Prove Iran ‘Lied Big Time’ About Nukes

CONTENDING FOR THE FAITH

  • Christian Schoolgirl Spends 15th Birthday in Boko Haram Captivity for Refusing to Convert
  • China Aid: President Xi Jinping Views Christian Churches as ‘Severe National Security Threat’
  • 16 Killed in Nigerian Church Attack, Police Say
  • Church shooting: At least 15 dead after gunmen open fire on CAR worshippers
  • Pakistani Christian Girl Murdered in Acid Attack After Refusing to Marry Muslim

NEWS FROM ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST

  • Report: Israel preparing for war with Iran
  • ‘If S-300 systems fire on our planes – we will respond’
  • Liberman: ‘If Tel Aviv attacked – we will strike Tehran’
  • Hamas leader: Our blood will go to Jerusalem
  • Hamas leader: We will free all of Palestine
  • Palestinians must make peace or shut up, Saudi crown prince said to tell US Jews
  • Iran’s Khamenei urges Muslim nations to unite against U.S.
  • Iran Leader: US feet must be cut off from West Asia

THE BURDEN OF DAMASCUS

  • Syria: More than 150 dead from chemical weapons attack
  • Trump Blames Putin, Iran for Syrian Chemical Attack, Vowing ‘Big Price to Pay’
  • Syria ‘chemical attack’: France’s President Macron says he has proof
  • Pentagon: U.S., allies launched 105 missiles in Syria, ‘successfully’ hit all three targets
  • Haley warns US is ‘locked and loaded’ if Syria uses chemical weapons again
  • Israel Admits to Striking Syria: ‘It Was the First Time We Attacked Live Iranian Targets’

NEWS FROM ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST

  • Iranian general: ‘Date set’ for destruction of Israel
  • Khamenei: Israel should be forced to ‘retreat to point of demise’
  • ‘BDS’ goal is to destroy Israel’
  • Saudi Crown Prince Says Israelis Have Right to Their Own Land
  • After Crown Prince Recognizes Israel’s Right to Exist, Saudi King Reiterates Support for Palestinians
  • Saudi King demands Palestinian state, hits Trump over Jerusalem move
  • Hamas leader threatens to attack ‘settlements’
  • Lieberman to Hamas: ‘You’ll never break us’
  • The newest Hamas recruit: A 7-year-old girl