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Kevin Owen

Building tensions: Israel authorizes construction of 3,000 new settlements
Israeli authorities will allow the construction of 3,000 new settlements in Jerusalem and the West Bank. The decision follows Thursday’s UN General Assembly vote to upgrade Palestinians’ diplomatic status to ‘non-member observer state’.

30.11.2012 15:39

Islamist constitution spurs controversy in Egypt as protests grow
Egypt’s Islamist Constituent Assembly has approved a constitution without the consultation of liberal and Christian members. The Sharia-based draft may fuel public anger at Egypt’s Muslim rulers, restricting freedom of speech and women’s rights.

30.11.2012 05:11

'Educate, Employ, Empower': London students protest youth debt and joblessness (PHOTOS)
Several thousand students gathered in London to protest a hike in tuition, soaring youth unemployment and a host of other financial burdens. A splinter activist group tried to break away from this “tame” rally and march on parliament.

21.11.2012 14:30

Top US commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Allen, implicated in Petraeus scandal
The US head of NATO forces in Afghanistan is under investigation in connection with the sex scandal that saw CIA director David Petraeus resign. Gen. Allen exchanged “inappropriate” emails with a woman linked to Petraeus.

13.11.2012 06:30

Portuguese protest ‘mourns’ Merkel as German chancellor makes pro-austerity visit
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting Portugal in a show of support for a recent series of austerity measures in the bailed-out eurozone state. Protesters gathered in Lisbon to denounce Germany’s decision to back the harsh reforms.

12.11.2012 16:16

Israel fires at two Syrian mortar batteries, reports ‘direct hit’
The Israeli military has fired tanks shells into Syria for the second consecutive day after a stray mortar round landed in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. The IDF fired “towards the source of the fire” and confirmed “direct hits.”

12.11.2012 12:46

Syrian opposition rejects US meddling
Members of the Syrian opposition have given an icy response to Washington’s calls to revamp the movement’s leadership, slamming it for attempting to dictate its will on Syrians.

02.11.2012 02:52

'US defeat in Syria would be end of US hegemony in Middle East'
The United States is doing everything possible to salvage 'operation Syria' and in doing so hedging all their bets on its success, says Eric Draitser, geopolitical analyst from But that strategy, Draitser believes, will fail.

01.11.2012 21:04

Mask avengers: Canadian protesters to show faces or get 10 years in jail
Canadian lawmakers weren’t exactly in the Halloween spirit when they approved a new bill on Wednesday. The legislation makes it illegal to wear masks during riots and protests. Guilty parties could face up to 10 years in prison.

01.11.2012 14:06

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein arrested in Texas
Jill Stein, a presidential candidate from the Green Party, has been arrested in Texas while attempting to resupply protesters camping out in trees to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline, according to anti-pipeline activists.

31.10.2012 18:00

‘Oyster Creek proximity to New York poses threat during flooding’ - Prof. Busby
Less than 24 hours after Hurricane Sandy ripped through eastern United States, the country’s oldest nuclear power plant – located in Forked River, New Jersey - has been has been put on alert.

30.10.2012 20:35

'Western intervention in Libya aimed at failed state'
Twenty days after pro-government militias first encircled Bani Walid, forces say they’ve seized the former Gaddafi stronghold.

24.10.2012 19:42