I suspect that the Palestinians may try to employ protection of the World Heritage sites for their holy places.
Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. cut off funding for Unesco today after the United Nations’ cultural agency voted to admit Palestine as a member state.
The landslide vote by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization prompted the U.S. to cancel a planned $60 million payment, as required by U.S. law, said State…Continue
Added by ArchAngel on October 31, 2011 at 4:58pm — No Comments
Camping says that today is the rapture. Are you prepared to get beamed up?
BAGHDAD — The U.S. is abandoning plans to keep U.S. troops in Iraq past a year-end withdrawal deadline, The Associated Press has learned. The decision to pull out fully by January will effectively end more than eight years of U.S. involvement in the Iraq war, despite ongoing concerns about its security forces and the potential for instability.
The decision ends months of hand-wringing by U.S. officials over whether to stick to a Dec. 31 withdrawal deadline that was set in 2008 or…Continue
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There’s a lot more for southern Cyprus to be alarmed about these days concerning its commitment to explore for natural gas offshore. First of all, there is the environmental factor dealing with undersea drilling off Cyprus, which could be damaging for an island so dependent on industries like tourism. There is also the acute water shortage issue,…Continue
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I don't believe this for a second. They have no reason to do these hings. There is nothing to gain.
FBI and DEA agents have disrupted a plot to commit a "significant terrorist act in the United States" tied to Iran, federal officials told ABC News…Continue