Iraq war's missing prisoners

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Agence France Presse) Qawthar Shihab Ahmed fervently hopes her brother, who she said was seized in Baghdad in 2007 by men in police uniforms, is being held in more…

Egypt bans film about nation's Jewish community

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="1jaGg4YTo357fDt3A0UFA5vesu0OgYVL"] (YNetNews) Egyptian security services have banned a film about the Jews of Egypt on the eve of its scheduled release, the director told AFP on Tuesday. more…

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…