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Tim Cook Coming Out Has Turned China Into a Nation of 5th-Graders

October 31st, 2014 No comments

Despite the Apple CEO’s good intentions, Chinese netizens can’t seem to stop mocking iPhones for being gay.
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U.S.-India Strategic Partnership: Shared Vision, Different Prescription

October 31st, 2014 No comments
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Key Jerusalem holy site ‘to reopen’

October 31st, 2014 No comments

Israel promises to reopen a key Jerusalem holy site after closing it following the shooting of a Jewish activist.
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If the Republicans Win Big on Tuesday, So Will the CIA

October 30th, 2014 No comments

The intel community has spent years being bashed by Senate Democrats. Things will be very different if Richard Burr is in charge.
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Mass graves found in western Iraq

October 30th, 2014 No comments

Scores of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State militants are found in mass graves in western Iraq.
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Israel pledges to reopen Jerusalem flashpoint

October 30th, 2014 No comments

Right-wing Israelis demonstrate at the Western wall plaza next to al-Aqsa mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem, on October 30, 2014Israel shut the Al-Aqsa mosque compound Thursday then promised to reopen it, after clashes in east Jerusalem where police killed a Palestinian accused of trying to murder a hardline rabbi. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri told AFP the shrine would open early Friday "for dawn prayers, after midnight" following its first closure in decades. Israel said its clampdown on the shrine, which is holy to Jews and Muslims alike, was a temporary measure aimed at calming tempers. Thursday's closure brought Arab and US calls for Muslim worshippers to be allowed access, and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas condemned it as an Israeli "declaration of war".

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What Iranian political and religoius leaders don’t want to know

October 30th, 2014 No comments
One of the annoying features of Iranian political rhetoric is the notion that Arabs wish to emulate the Iranian political system.  It is high time that Iranian leaders disabuse themselves of this silly notion. Let them know that there are no takers for their model in the Arab world. Not even the mass audience of Hizbullah wish to emulate that model.  Hizbullah foolishly tried to apply some of the features of Iranian model in predominantly Shi`ite areas of Lebanon back in the 1980s, and the attempt failed miserably.

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Gen. Sulaymani

October 30th, 2014 No comments
Iraqi leftist, `Ala’ Al-Lami on the Iranian media and their obnoxious cult of Sulaymani leading the war on ISIS in Iraq.

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Why do I feel that Malala will be increasingly less popular in the West?

October 30th, 2014 No comments
“Malala Yousafzai gives $50,000 to reconstruction of Gaza schools

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Amnesty: Libyan militias committing war crimes

October 30th, 2014 No comments

CAIRO (AP) — Amnesty International says rival militias and armed groups in Libya are committing “mounting war crimes” with impunity.
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