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Abdullah, King of Saudi Arabia, 88

The king of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, is clinically dead, according to Al-Sharq al-Awsat daily news.

Misogy-text: Saudi Men Get SMS When Women Leave the Country

A new electronic tracking system sends SMS messages to the male guardians of Saudi Arabian women who attempt to cross the border, according to a report in Al-Arabiya.

Good Morning, We’re Having a Palestinian State and Israel Kind of Approves

Israel no longer intends to dismantle the Oslo Accords if Abbas goes through with his UN gambit.

Angry Protesters in Tahrir Square: Morsi Will Fall Tonight

Thousands of protesters are converging on Tahrir Square from points around Cairo to rally against President Mohamed Morsi’s constitutional declaration. One protester has died...

Protester Dies: When Is a Dictator Not a Dictator? Never

The day after the U.S. administration cast Morsi in the role of new peacekeeper, he recast himself as something more like a new pharoah. And, despite what the New York Times and the Washington Post wrote, he is not giving back any of the real power he's granted himself.

Explosion Destroys Egyptian Intelligence Building

Al Arabiya reports that a large explosion destroyed part of an Egyptian intelligence building. The building is located in Rafah, near the Gaza border, in...

New Concessions to Hamas: Territorial Water Doubled, Smuggling and Infiltration Made Easier

In practice this will mean that Israeli naval forces will not be challenging Gazan boats.

Two More Lebanese Rockets Neutralized

Two more rockets pointed at Israel were found and neutralized in Lebanon.

Egypt’s Morsi Hailed ‘Power Broker’

International media are touting the Israel-Hamas ceasefire agreement as a political boon for Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, saying the brokering of the deal has made the new president a “major regional player”.

French FM: Iran to Blame for Gaza War

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius outraged Tehran by placing the onus of “heavy responsibility” for the recent war between Israel and Gaza terrorists on Iran.

Netanyahu Accepted a Ceasefire with ‘No Assassinations’ Clause

Clinton made no mention of Hamas in her short speech, referring only to PA president Mahmoud Abbas.

In Gaza, Israel Confronts An Enemy With Stronger Missiles And Closer Allies

KFAR AZA, Israel – In some ways, Israel’s latest confrontation with Hamas looks like past conflicts in the Gaza Strip. Operation Pillar of Defense has left some key Hamas leaders dead, depleted weapons supplies and hit more than 1,000 targets in Gaza.

Muslim Brothers’ Spring: Police Shoot Protestors in Tahrir Sq. (Video)

Crowds are chanting slogans denouncing the Interior Ministry and the Muslim Brotherhood and demanding the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi.

Iran: Emir of Qatar Worked for Israel, Betrayed Hamas

Iran’s Fars news agency is alleging that emir of Qatar, King Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani helped Israel kill Hamas terror leaders by placing tracking devices throughout the region.

IAF Kills 2 in Gaza while Egypt PM Is Visiting

Israeli war planes bombed northern Gaza on Friday morning, killing two, as Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil was paying a visit, Palestinian security sources...

Violence in Jordan

Al Jazeera is reporting major civil unrest in Jordan, with citizens attacking police stations and public offices throughout the country.

IAEA: Dramatic Increase of Uranium Production in Iran

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will soon issue a report showing that Iranian nuclear centrifuges are dramatically increasing their production, according to a report by the AFP.

Syrian Rebels, “Eagles of the Golan”, Take Over In Syria-Israel Demilitarized Zone

Syrian rebel soldiers calling themselves “Eagles of the Golan” have taken over Beerajam and Bariqa in Southern Syria, in an area which serves as a demilitarized zone between Israel and the country to the north.

Source: Egyptian Police Officers Kidnapped and Sold to Islamists in Gaza

The purpose of imprisoning the officers is to pressure Egypt to remove restrictions placed on Muhammad al-Zawahiri, younger brother of Al Qaeda's top man.

Egypt’s Finance Minister: IMF Deal by this Weekend

Government officials have proposed austerity measures, weatherman calling for food riots with a chance of mayhem.

IDF Tanks Shell Syrian Positions after Mortar Shell Lands on the Golan

Late Monday afternoon, Israel time, a mortar shell hit an open area in the vicinity of an IDF post in the central Golan Heights, as part of the internal conflict inside Syria, causing no damage or injuries.

Iran Holds Massive Air Defense Drill

As rocket barrages assault southern Israel, Iran launched its own air operations Monday, in the form of massive air defense drills.

Decision Time: Netanyahu Cabinet to Discuss Israeli Reaction to Gaza Shelling

As preparations are on the way for a harsh response in Gaza, the campaign to present Israel's position in the world is already being waged, and the prime minister appears to have divided his day between monitoring the military and the PR efforts.

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