Saudi Arabia is expanding its confrontation with Iran well beyond the Middle East, no longer relying heavily on Western allies to smother Tehran’s ambitions outside the Arab world.
“It was clearly a case of divine will, hitoruta d’la’ila (awakening from above). The entire war came at us against our will, but the battle for Jerusalem even more so. Everyone who fought in the war saw this,” Rabbi Begon said.
Bishops who cover up pedophile priests can be removed from office, Pope Francis announced on Saturday under new church laws. The move comes amid controversy surrounding the Catholic Church scandal of widespread sexual abuse against hundreds of victims, who have been accusing the Vatican of failing to hold pedophile priests accountable.
Syrian government war planes – backed by Russia – have launched dozens of air strikes on rebel-held areas in and around Aleppo, activists say. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the government also used helicopters to drop barrel bombs on Syria’s second city.
Projections from a referendum in Switzerland suggest voters have rejected a plan to introduce a guaranteed basic income for all. Some 78% of voters opposed the plan, a GFS projection for Swiss TV suggested. The proposal had called for adults to be paid an unconditional monthly income, whether they worked or not.
A 60-year-old woman diver has died after apparently being taken by a shark, the second such attack off western Australia in six days. The woman, who was diving off Perth, suffered injuries “consistent with a shark attack”, police said. A boat crew that arrived to help said the shark was longer than their 5.5m (18ft) vessel.
Under King Salman, Saudi Arabia is expanding its confrontation with Iran well beyond the Middle East, no longer relying heavily on Western allies… Since Salman came to power early last year, and Tehran struck a nuclear deal with world powers, Riyadh has adjusted its strategy for countering the efforts of its Shi’ite Muslim rival to build influence in Africa, Asia and even Latin America.
Pushed by extreme heat, brush fires hit several parts of Southern California on Saturday, prompting mandatory evacuations in the Calabasas area as flames threatened homes.
Franklin Graham took to his Facebook page to condemn as “sickening” Fort Riley’s decision to postpone a prayer breakfast that would have featured retired Lt. General William “Jerry” Boykin, an original member of Delta Force.
The heavy rain that’s been hovering over parts of Southeast and Central Texas and caused deadly flooding began to lift Saturday, but officials said the flooding emergency near the Gulf Coast was worsening and Army officials kept up their investigation of a training exercise that turned deadly at Fort Hood.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says China would be committing a provocative and destabilizing act if it establishes an air defense zone in the South China Sea. Kerry says doing so would raise tensions between China and other Asian countries. He says such an act also would call into question China’s commitment to resolving disputes over islands and maritime claims diplomatically.
After years of kicking the can down the road on whether to move the American embassy in Israel out of Tel Aviv, the diplomatic corps could be saying ‘next year in Jerusalem’ – no matter who wins the race for the White House.
THE US military is preparing for what is expected to be the most devastating earthquake tsunami to strike its west coast. In just a few days major rehearsals will take place by disaster officials, the emergency services, and military, in a bid to face what will happen when an overdue major earthquake strikes.
Not only was Pope Francis not clear, he even twisted the meaning of Scripture to relegate Christ’s Great Commission in Matthew 28 down to Islam’s command of conquest.
On June 6, a group from the Satanic Temple in Los Angeles will use GPS technology to construct a giant pentagram around the city of Lancaster, which is located in northern Los Angeles County. The goal is to “raise awareness” for Satanism, and it looks like this event has already accomplished that goal.
As of June 1st, Ghost Squad Hackers – the same group leading #OpIcarus – have launched a series of coordinated attacks against leading members of the corporate mainstream media. Giving credit where credit is due, Tec.mic and Softpedia were the first to report the operation. But their reports only tell a portion of the whole story, we will explain why in a moment.
There had been calls for the Rock am Ring festival, which takes place in Mendig, around 93 miles (150km) from Frankfurt, to be shut down as more thunderstorms are forecast. Festival organisers said on Saturday morning that 42 people had been hurt, eight seriously, but the numbers rose to 71 as more fans came forward with injuries.
The initiative, unveiled in 2002 and re-endorsed at the 2007 Arab League summit, says that 22 Arab countries will normalize ties with Israel in return for an Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria.
Turkish energy company Unit International has reached a $4.2 billion deal with Iran’s energy ministry to build seven natural gas power plants there… The power stations, to be built in seven separate regions of Iran, Turkey’s eastern neighbor, would have a combined installed capacity of 6,020 megawatts, the company said in a statement.
The international conference…has concluded with a call from Saudi Arabia to adopt the 2002 Arab peace initiative, which would lead to normalization of ties between Israel and Arab states. “The Arab initiative from 2002 is the best proposal for the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” said Adel al-Jubeir, the foreign minister of Saudi Arabia, which is considered one of the more pragmatic Arab nations.
Scientists raised the possibility that the Zika virus can be transmitted by oral sex — perhaps even by kissing — on Friday…describing one such case in France. A single incident may seem trivial. But until early this year, there was only one known instance of sexual transmission of the Zika virus — a 2008 case in which a mosquito researcher just back from Africa infected his wife in Colorado.
Pope Francis has approved measures to sack bishops who mishandle child sexual abuse cases, a papal decree says. Bishops who are “negligent” in dealing with priests committing abuse will be removed under the new legal procedures. The decree comes in response to long-running demands by abuse victims and their supporters to hold bishops accountable if they fail to protect their flocks from paedophiles.
Foreign Affairs Minister of the Palestinian Authority, Riyad al-Maliki, said…some international nations interfered in the…peace talks to ensure…conclusions would be non-binding. Al-Maliki was quoted…”countries interfered so that the final announcement of the Paris Conference would not include concrete stances regarding the peace process, the settlements, or an established time-table.”
On June 23 people across the UK will go to the polls to answer a very significant question with many consequences: Should they “Brexit” and leave the European Union or vote to stay?
US-backed Kurdish troops close in on Euphrates dam as US starts airstrikes from aircraft carrier Truman in Mediterranean Sea
Punches and eggs. Those are the two words that keep repeating over and over in the numerous articles I’ve read describing the mindless violence inflicted upon Trump supporters in San Jose, California last night. What’s worse, these protesters have undoubtably given Trump a huge boost in public perception.
A record 94,708,000 Americans were not in the labor force in May — 664,000 more than in April — and the labor force participation rate dropped two-tenths of a point to 62.6 percent, near its 38-year low, the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday.
At least 16 people in Texas, including four soldiers who went missing when their vehicle overturned in flood waters, have died due to torrential rains in the past week that have deluged hundreds of homes and led to prison evacuations, officials said on Friday.
The Islamic State is urging jihadists in the United States and Europe to carry out terror attacks during what a group spokesman promised would be “the month of conquest and jihad.”
The River Seine in Paris is at its highest level for more than 30 years, with floods forcing closed parts of the metro systems and major landmarks. The Louvre and Orsay museums were shut while staff moved artworks to safety as flood levels climbed above 6m (18ft).