Stars & Stripes upside down in Jerusalem

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Times of Israel) U.S. officials overseeing preparations for next week’s visit to Israel by President Barack Obama were alarmed to see that hundreds of American flags displayed along more…

Assad ready to use chemical weapons

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Times of Israel) Israel’s military intelligence chief on Thursday said Syria’s embattled president, Bashar Assad, is preparing to use chemical weapons. Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi told a security more…

Battle brews over Jewish prayer on Temple Mount

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Times of Israel) On Tuesday, the struggle of Jewish women fighting to worship with prayer shawls at the Western Wall in Jerusalem received renewed attention when protesters at more…

Coronal mass ejection from sun headed toward Earth

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="ZkZ2g4YTrYoSCBLIAY8SOuD3ojsTcSjV"] (Phys.org ) On March 15, 2013, at 2:54 a.m. EDT, the sun erupted with an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection (CME), a solar phenomenon that can send more…

Muslim jihadists execute foreign hostages

by Michael Carl -- [ooyala code="Vlc3k0YTqymlVbWLMWeNGGHedYtD8vLX"] Members of an offshoot of the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram claim they have executed the seven foreign hostages they captured in a raid last month. more…

DoD: U.S. war machine vulnerable to EMP event

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Defense will be hard-pressed to respond in any meaningful way to a catastrophic failure of the civilian electric grid infrastructure due to more…

U.S. deploying missiles to thwart N. Korea?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBC NEWS) Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will announce Friday that the U.S. is deploying 14 new ground-based missile interceptors, probably in Alaska, defense officials told NBC News. The more…

Egypt: Women's rights could destroy society

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) - Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood warns that a U.N. declaration on women's rights could destroy society by allowing a woman to travel, work and use contraception without more…

Global warming fueled Somali famine?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Global warming may have contributed to low rain levels in Somali in 2011 where tens of thousands died in a famine, research by British more…