U.S. gives Palestinians $300 million in contracts

by Steve Peacock -- The U.S. government recently awarded a batch of contracts worth up to $300 million to Palestinian construction companies, including a firm targeted in a Palestinian Authority corruption probe. more…

JPMorgan hiring being investigated

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NYTIMES) — Federal authorities have opened a bribery investigation into whether JPMorgan Chase hired the children of powerful Chinese officials to help the bank win lucrative business in more…

Is this REAL reason for Brotherhood crackdown?

by Aaron Klein -- TEL AVIV – The Egyptian army launched their crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood after evidence indicated the Islamist group was creating its own military and terrorist apparatus, a more…

Germany 1st country to OK 3rd gender

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (SPIEGEL) — Germany is set to become the first country in Europe to introduce a third, "indeterminate" gender designation on birth certificates. The European Union, which is attempting more…

McCain: U.S. has no 'credibility' on Egypt

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (POLITICO) — The United States has “no credibility” in the Middle East due to the Obama administration's inaction in Egypt, Sen. John McCain said Sunday. The administration previously more…

Switzerland opens drive-in 'sex boxes'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (London Telegraph) They look like shelters for hikers in a national park, but these wooden sheds in Switzerland have a rather less innocent purpose – they provide a more…

Iran has 18,000 uranium centrifuges

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) Iran has installed 18,000 uranium-enrichment centrifuges, the country's outgoing nuclear chief was quoted as saying by Iranian media on Saturday. The US and its Western allies are more…

Looters ransack Egyptian antiquities museum

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (London Daily Mail) Egypt's famous Malawi National Museum has been ransacked, looted and smashed up by vandals in another example of the recent unrest in the country. Photos more…

Police get new info on Princess Diana death

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Fox News) British police say they are examining newly received information relating to the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed, and that officers are assessing the information's more…