Jerusalem, rabbis are designing a new hi-tech temple. There’s only one
problem: they want to build it on the holiest place in the city for
Kong raised its third-highest storm signal as Severe Typhoon Usagi
approached, with the city braced for floods and hundreds of flights
almost two years, hackers based in Shanghai went after one foreign
defense contractor after another, at least 20 in all. Their target,
according to an American cybersecurity company that monitored the
attacks, was the technology behind the United States’ clear lead in
“I believe this is the largest campaign we’ve seen that has been focused
on drone technology,” said Darien Kindlund…
bomb blast outside a church in the Pakistani city of Peshawar has
killed at least 60 people and injured more than 100 others, officials
They say two suicide bombers blew themselves up as people were coming
out after Sunday Mass.
The victims were said to include women and children.
will probably never join the European Union because of prejudicial
attitudes by the bloc’s existing members, Ankara’s chief EU negotiator
said, in what appeared to be the first high-level acknowledgment that
its decades-long bid might fail.
Turkey was more likely to negotiate special access to the EU market,
like Norway, EU Affairs Minister Egemen Bagis said…
forces have joined Kenyan troops in the effort to save hostages from
al-Qaida-linked Somali terrorists at a Nairobi mall where gunmen killed
at least 59 people on Saturday, AFP reported on Sunday.
“The Israelis have just entered and they are rescuing the hostages and
the injured,” AFP quoted a security source as saying.
Minister Sergey Lavrov says Russia is ready to send military observers
to Syria to ensure security for efforts to eliminate Syria’s chemical
But he says Russia is not considering sending a full military
Under a U.S.-Russian plan, Syria is to give up its chemical weapons.
Security is one of the plan’s major challenges, including how to prevent
theft of the weapons.
President Hassan Rouhani has gone on a charm offensive lately with
multiple interviews with American media promising collaboration, but a
recent video shows he takes pride in deceiving the West.
militants were holed up with hostages on Sunday at a shopping mall in
Nairobi, where at least 59 people have been killed in an attack by the
al Shabaab group that opposes Kenya’s participation in a peacekeeping
mission in neighboring Somalia.
Japan undergoes a seismic shift in economic policy that promises to end
two decades of stagnation, one unsuspecting segment of society may be
getting a raw deal: the elderly.
“For those older persons that are retired, inflation is a threat in
light of the pension system’s low generosity, as it erodes the real
value of their savings,” said Marcel Thieliant, economist at Capital
At least 60 people have been killed at a funeral in the mainly Shia Muslim Sadr City district of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
A tent where mourners were gathered was hit by two explosions, one of them a suicide car bomb.
A third explosion followed as police, ambulances and firefighters gathered at the scene, according to one report.
elite Revolutionary Guard has warned of the dangers of dealing with
U.S. officials, ahead of expected diplomatic contacts, underlining the
internal challenges President Hassan Rouhani could face to improve ties
with the West.
The Venezuelan government has taken over a toilet paper factory to avoid any scarcity of the product.
The National Guard has taken control of the plant, and officers will monitor production and distribution.
Earlier this year officials ordered millions of toilet rolls to be imported to counter a chronic shortage.
on Sunday criticized what it said were Western attempts to use a Syrian
chemical arms disarmament deal to seek a U.N. resolution threatening
force against President Bashar al-Assad’s government.
Syria has handed over information about its chemical arsenal to a
U.N.-backed weapons watchdog, meeting the first deadline of the
ambitious U.S.-Russia deal that averted the threat of Western air