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Israeli Officials expressed Concerned About Gas Discovery in Egypt

Israeli officials expressed concern that the discovery of an extensive gas field off the coast of Egypt could upend Israeli development of its energy resources. The Italian energy company Eni SpA on Sunday announced the discovery of the largest gas field in the Mediterranean, threatening a deal between the Israeli government and developers that was based on expectations of substantial ...

Jewish to Abbott: Islamic State terrorists are worse than the Nazis

James Massola Australia’s peak Jewish group has rounded on Prime Minister Tony Abbott for suggesting Islamic State terrorists are in some ways worse than the Nazis. Mr Abbott said on Thursday a decision on whether Australia would join the United States in launching air strikes on Syria, in addition to Iraq, would be made next week when Defence Minister Kevin Andrews returned ...

They want to kill us and the law does nothing

By: Vic Alhadeff The Daily Telegraph IN a bile-filled rant, a Sydney preacher recently called for death to a group of Australians because of their ethnic identity. The law was unable to do anything about it. It was impotent, powerless to act. Ismail al-Wahwah, spiritual leader of Hizb ut-Tahrir, accused Jews of corrupting the world, describing them as “the most ...

gunman fired a single shot through the front window of Indian restaurant in Harris Park

Up to 40 people inside a busy Indian restaurant in Sydney’s west were “extremely lucky” not to be injured when a gunman fired a single shot through the front window, police say. The gunman, dressed in a blue tracksuit, was seen running from Billu’s Indian Eatery on Wigram Street in Harris Park in the moments after the shooting, which occurred just before 9pm on ...

Abbott: Conservatives good for indigenous

It helps to have a conservative leader on your side. That’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s message on constitutional reform as he takes ministers and senior officials to the Torres Strait for the week. Mr Abbott said recognising indigenous people in the constitution had been a “long-term national project” kicked off by his conservative mentor John Howard in 1999. And in ...

Airstrikes aimed at Iran’s nuclear facilities

U.S. airstrikes aimed at Iran’s nuclear facilities would likely set back the regime’s quest for a weapon by one or two years and require waves of attacks spearheaded by the ultra-heavy conventional bomb known as the Massive Ordnance Penetrator, according to military officials and experts. A comprehensive attack aimed first at taking down Iran’s air defenses and destroying its deeply ...

Former Iowa National Guardsman returned to Iraq to help fight the Islamic State

A former Iowa National Guardsman who returned to Iraq in May to help fight the Islamic State says he’s now facing a different foe: the Iranian army. Ryan O’Leary originally went to north-central Iraq, where he volunteered to help train Kurdish soldiers fighting the extremist group also known as ISIS. But he told The Des Moines Register by phone this ...

Russia’s once-great space program is being dragged back to Earth by decades of brain drain

It might be the only country that can rocket humans into space, but Russia’s once-great space program is being dragged back to Earth by decades of brain drain and financial hardship. “The Russian space industry is in an obvious state of crisis,” said Asif Siddiqi, a professor at Fordham University in New York and an expert on Russia’s space program. ...

With Video: Salam threatened to resign as public discontent brought thousands into the streets

Protests against the Lebanese government turned violent for a second day on Sunday, and Prime Minister Tammam Salam threatened to resign as public discontent brought thousands into the streets. Anger at the Salam-led unity cabinet grouping Lebanon’s fractious politicians has come to a head over its failure to resolve a crisis over garbage disposal that reflects the wider failings of ...

EGYPTIANS DETERMINATION IN DEFEATING THE ISLAMIC MILITANT

WRITTEN BY EDITOR KALAHAN DENG Egypt is a great land of an ancient civilization, the land that was ruled by Pharaohs, the land of mixed religions such as Christianity and Islam. It is not a land that can be weaken by people who have been overpowered by hatred, not by those who lose their sense of humanity when they see ...