Crisis

Anti-Morsi protesters break through wired fences of presidential palace, injuries reported

Anti-Morsi protesters break through wired fences of presidential palace, injuries reported

Several guards have been injured after protesters broke through barbed wire around the presidential palace in Cairo. Tens of thousands have come to the palace to slam Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s bid for absolute power. Friday again saw thousands marching towards the presidential palace in Cairo, while hundreds others rallied in the iconic Tahrir Square. […]

Egypt draft constitution gets oversight from Supreme Judicial Council

Egypt draft constitution gets oversight from Supreme Judicial Council

Egypt’s Supreme Judicial Council has agreed to oversee referendum on draft constitution following the country’s highest court open-ended strike, thus overriding calls for a boycott. The highest judicial authority agreed that it would delegate its judges to monitor the constitutional referendum, which is slated on December 15. Mohamed Gadallah, Morsi’s legal adviser, estimates that up […]

Gaza under Israeli attack: LIVE UPDATES

Gaza under Israeli attack: LIVE UPDATES

03:06 GMT: ­Increasing number of reports claim Israel is planning to shut down internet services in Gaza, citing IDF. 02:34 GMT: Russia hopes the UNSC will convince Israel to cease fire, said the country’s permanent representative in the United Nations Vitaly Churkin. 01:57 GMT: Worldwide protests are being planned to protest Israeli strikes in Gaza. People in […]

Top US commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Allen, implicated in Petraeus scandal

Top US commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Allen, implicated in Petraeus scandal

The US head of NATO forces in Afghanistan is under investigation in connection with the sex scandal that saw CIA director David Petraeus resign. Gen. Allen exchanged “inappropriate” emails with a woman linked to Petraeus. The FBI has found 20,000 to 30,000 pages of potentially inappropriate emails and documents between General John Allen and Jill […]

Petraeus mistress reveals real motive behind Benghazi attack (VIDEO)

Petraeus mistress reveals real motive behind Benghazi attack (VIDEO)

The fallout from former CIA head David Petraeus’ resignation might be more significant than first thought: as all eyes turn to the ex-intelligence chief’s mistress, it’s apparent that she may have been privy to what really happened in Benghazi. Two months after the storming of an US consulate in Benghazi, questions remain largely unanswered about […]

FEMA centers in New York closed due to… bad weather

FEMA centers in New York closed due to… bad weather

Instead of staying open to help displaced victims of the hurricane during the nor’easter that blanketed New York City in snow, the Federal Emergency Management Agency was “closed due to weather” as the storm approached. FEMA, headed by Craig Fugate, exists to “prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards,” the […]

Stuxnet goes out of control: Chevron infected by anti-Iranian virus, others could be next

Stuxnet goes out of control: Chevron infected by anti-Iranian virus, others could be next

America’s cyberwar is already seeing collateral damage, and it’s hitting the country’s own billion-dollar companies. Oil giants Chevron say the Stuxnet computer virus made by the US to target Iran infected their systems as well. California-based Chevron, a Fortune 500 company that’s among the biggest corporations in the world, admits this week that they discovered […]