Chinese downgrade U.S. credit anyway

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (AFP) – A Chinese ratings agency downgraded its US sovereign credit rating Thursday despite Washington's resolution of the debt ceiling deadlock, warning that fundamentals for a potential default more…

Dubai censors Stallone, Schwarzenegger movie

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Times) Moviegoers in the United Arab Emirates saw the screen turn black as frazzled officials broke up the screening of Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s latest action more…

Tough anti-gang laws target tattooists

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNN) In Sydney's trendy eastern suburbs, tattoo parlors are almost as ubiquitous as hairdressers. Fashionable, arty and with a long list of celebrity customers, the tattooists at Bondi more…

Axelrod's back, and now he's Middle East expert

by Aaron Klein -- TEL AVIV – Former White House senior adviser David Axelrod is still in the game, playing a central role in brokering Israel-Palestinian negotiations on behalf of the Obama more…

Bush to Jews: I don't trust Iran on Israel

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (JTA) Former US president George W. Bush told a Jewish gathering that he did not trust the Iranian regime to change its intentions toward Israel. "I will not more…

22% of European Jews hide identity

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Times of Israel) Almost a quarter of respondents in a major survey of Jews from nine European countries said they avoid visiting places and wearing symbols that identify more…

Lebanon nabs Israeli ‘spy' bird

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Times of Israel) The Lebanese security establishment scored a major coup with the capture of a high-flying Israeli "spy." Lebanese blogs reported Wednesday that an eagle was trapped more…

Assad: 'I should've received Nobel Peace Prize'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Israel National News) Lebanese newspaper Al Akhbar has quoted Syrian President Bashar Al Assad, telling guests at a presidential palace that he had the ability to "shut Israel more…