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After 15 attacks, Israel’s cancellation, Egypt delays repairs of gas pipeline

A Bedouin man looks a section of the Arab Gas Pipeline in North Sinai that was hit by an RPG in March.  /Reuters/Asmaa Waguih

Special to CAIRO — Egypt has abandoned plans to repair the Arab Gas Pipeline. Officials said Egypt’s state-owned Gasco has decided not to repair the pipeline in the Sinai Peninsula, bombed on July 22. The officials said the pipeline, attacked at least 15 times since February 2011, would remain idle while a review of [...]

July 25th, 2012 | Posted in Egypt,Exclusives,Israel,Mideast,Terrorism,Top Stories | Read More »

Perverse culture, corrupt press


Townhall Perverse culture, corrupt press

July 25th, 2012 | Posted in CARTOON,Life | Read More »

U.S. and Israeli intelligence at odds over Syria’s control of its WMD

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement at his office in Jerusalem on July 19.  /Reuters/Ammar Awad

Special to WASHINGTON — The United States has issued a harsh warning to Israel not to intervene in either Lebanon or Syria. Officials said the administration of President Barack Obama sent several messages to the Israeli leadership that called for military restraint. The messages were sent amid Israeli warnings that it would stop the [...]

July 24th, 2012 | Posted in Exclusives,Hizbullah,Iran,Israel,Lebanon,Mideast,Syria | Read More »

Syrian Army’s 4th Division fights in Damascus for Assad regime’s survival

Maher, left, and Bahsar Assad.  /

Special to NICOSIA — These may be the last days in power for Syria’s President Assad. His powerful and loyal military is disintegrating, security forces are deserting their posts and Damascus has the feel of a ghost town. The brother of President Bashar Assad commands the only major Army unit that remains effective in [...]

July 24th, 2012 | Posted in Exclusives,Mideast,Syria,Top Stories | Read More »

K St. on edge: Block on foreign lobbying by ex-officials could become ‘seismic event’

Rep. Frank Wolf: "Why should somebody who had been an ambassador or CIA station chief then go out and work for that country?"

Special to Compiled by Miles Yu, A bill working its way through Congress has the potential to alter the dynamics of U.S. foreign policy by prohibiting former senior U.S. government officials from lobbying on behalf of foreign countries for a decade after leaving office. Introduced by Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), the bill would [...]

July 24th, 2012 | Posted in Exclusives,Intel Brief,Stateside,Top Stories,U.S. Politics,World Links | Read More »

Christians in Gaza abducted, forced to convert to Islam

Inside the Saint Porfirios Greek Orthodox church in Gaza City.  /Reuters/Mohammed Salem

Special to RAMALLAH — Palestinian Christians have been forced to convert in the Gaza Strip. Christian sources said Islamists aligned with the Hamas regime were threatening the estimated 2,000 Christians and their churches throughout the Gaza Strip. They said at least five Greek Orthodox Christians have been abducted and forced to convert to Islam [...]

July 24th, 2012 | Posted in Exclusives,Hamas,Mideast,Terrorism,Top Stories | Read More »

‘The greater love’ survives a massacre


Wesley Pruden Gloria Steinem was wrong. Once in a fit of frustration she rolled her eyes, stamped her feet, and declared that “a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.” This became a battle cry in the war between the sexes. Three young women, who survived the movie-palace massacre in Colorado because [...]

July 24th, 2012 | Posted in Columnists,COMMENTARY,Exclusives,Stateside,Top Stories,U.S. Culture,Wesley Pruden | Read More »

Syrian Alawites flee Sunni onslaught for coastal cities also populated by Russians, Iranians

Giant portraits of Bashar and Hafez Assad hang on a building in downtown Latakia.  /DH Flood photo

Special to NICOSIA — Tens of thousands of Alawites have relocated to the coast of Syria in what could form the basis of a minority state led by President Bashar Assad. Syrian opposition sources said Alawites were leaving major Syrian cities including Damascus for the provinces of Latakia and Tartous. The opposition said the [...]

July 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Exclusives,Iran,Mideast,Russia,Syria,Top Stories | Read More »

Another ‘leading-from-behind-triumph’: Syria’s ‘nationalist’ disaster makes way for something worse

Demonstrators protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Qara, near Damascus July 20.  /Shaam News Network/Reuters

Sol W. Sanders   Whatever develops out of the bloody, chaotic mess Syria has become, it is unlikely that the short-term outcome will be good or the long-term prospects much brighter. One has only to recall the dozens of post-World War II coups that preceded the arrival of the Assad/Alawite/Baathist dictatorship in 1970, a dictatorship [...]

July 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Columnists,COMMENTARY,Daily Brief,Exclusives,Life,Mideast,Sol Sanders,Syria,Top Stories | Read More »

National security, the Muslim Brotherhood and Sec. of State Clinton’s top aide

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Deputy Cheif of Staff Huma Abedin.  /Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images

Special to By Cliff Kincaid Sen. John McCain has become a left-wing media darling for defending Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin against truthful charges that she has family connections to the pro-terrorist Muslim Brotherhood. Andrew McCarthy notes there used to be a time when McCain was alarmed by the advance of the Muslim Brotherhood. [...]

July 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Exclusives,Life,Mideast,Stateside,Terrorism,Top Stories,U.S. Media,U.S. Politics | Read More »

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