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Beit Shemesh area fire leaves 1,500 dunams scorched

Beit Shemesh area fire leaves 1,500 dunams scorched

Damage to woodland is so severe it will take nature 20 years to recover; jackals, snakes and tortoises were all trapped in the flames and… Read More ›

IDF branches linking up in era of networked warfare

IDF branches linking up in era of networked warfare

IDF’s Communications Corps is constantly improving its systems to fight a networked war, including home front warning systems, saving hundreds of millions from the budget.… Read More ›

Hamas summer camp opens its doors in Gaza

Hamas summer camp opens its doors in Gaza

Unlike average summer camps, the new recruits, aged 15-60, are being trained in “military techniques and firing live ammunition.”   The military wings of Hamas, … Read More ›

Nasrallah after nuclear deal: Iran won’t abandon Hezbollah

Nasrallah after nuclear deal: Iran won’t abandon Hezbollah

“The United States is the Great Satan before and after the deal,” says leader of Lebanese Shi’ite terror group in first remarks since nuclear accord… Read More ›

BBC under fire for documentary on Jerusalem Light Rail

BBC under fire for documentary on Jerusalem Light Rail

The 30-minute documentary in the BBC’s flagship ‘Panorama’ series was contentiously titled “The Train that Divides Jerusalem.”   LONDON – A BBC documentary examining the role… Read More ›

Defense Ministry D-G blasts Locker report

Defense Ministry D-G blasts Locker report

Defense establishment continues public campaign against call to cut IDF budget.   The defense establishment continued its intensive public campaign Wednesday and Thursday against the… Read More ›

Turkey confirms first airstrikes on Islamic State targets

Turkey confirms first airstrikes on Islamic State targets

Operation comes after soldier killed in cross-border clashes; official says Syrian airspace not violated   Turkish fighter jets early Friday bombed positions of Islamic State… Read More ›

CHINA FLASH PMI TANKS

CHINA FLASH PMI TANKS

  While there have been some mildly-positive signs for China’s economy in recent weeks, that has come to a shuddering halt today. The Caixin-Markit China… Read More ›

Amazon rockets up more than 18% on earnings beat

Amazon rockets up more than 18% on earnings beat

  Amazon’s just reported its Q2 earnings, beating expectations on both the top and bottom line, sending the stock shooting up more than 18% after-hours. It’s… Read More ›

Gold is getting crushed again

Gold is getting crushed again

  The gold price copping a hiding yet again in Asia. Just after midday, Sydney time, the price has fallen by a further $15.40, or… Read More ›

Washington – Exercise Good For Brain, Even For Those With Alzheimer’s

Washington – Exercise Good For Brain, Even For Those With Alzheimer’s

    Washington – Exercise may do more than keep a healthy brain fit: New research suggests working up a good sweat may also offer… Read More ›

Washington – NY Times: Criminal Inquiry Sought In Hillary Clinton’s Use Of Email

Washington – NY Times: Criminal Inquiry Sought In Hillary Clinton’s Use Of Email

  Washington – The Justice Deparment has been asked to open a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her… Read More ›

Pennsylvania – Philadelphia Postman Charged After 22,500 Pieces Mail Found Undelivered

Pennsylvania – Philadelphia Postman Charged After 22,500 Pieces Mail Found Undelivered

  Philadelphia – About 22,500 pieces of undelivered mail are making their way to their intended recipients this week, more than a year after a… Read More ›

Newly found UK papers heighten concern over child sex abuse claims

Newly found UK papers heighten concern over child sex abuse claims

  London – A UK report into allegations of the sexual abuse of children by people in, or close to, government in the 1970s and 1980s… Read More ›

Financial Times sold to Japan’s Nikkei for $1.3 billion

Financial Times sold to Japan’s Nikkei for $1.3 billion

The Financial Times has a new owner. Japanese publishing group Nikkei Inc. is paying Pearson (PSO) £844 million ($1.3 billion) in cash for the Financial… Read More ›

NASA finds ‘Earth’s bigger, older cousin’

NASA finds ‘Earth’s bigger, older cousin’

NASA said Thursday that its Kepler spacecraft has spotted “Earth’s bigger, older cousin”: the first nearly Earth-size planet to be found in the habitable zone… Read More ›

Liberman: Netanyahu incapable of stopping the Iran deal

Liberman: Netanyahu incapable of stopping the Iran deal

In scathing rebuke, Yisrael Beytenu leader says PM lacks the leadership qualities required for the task, is ‘getting us nowhere’   Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor… Read More ›

Saudi FM: Iran deal may stop Tehran from getting a nuke

Saudi FM: Iran deal may stop Tehran from getting a nuke

After US defense secretary’s visit, Riyadh puts aside reservations, expresses support for nuclear accord   Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister expressed support for the Iran nuclear… Read More ›

US ducks response to claims Iran gets to self-inspect

US ducks response to claims Iran gets to self-inspect

Kerry, White House mum on whether Iran-IAEA agreement allows Tehran to collect inspectors’ soil samples at Parchin   WASHINGTON – The Obama administration ducked concerns… Read More ›

Israeli archeologists find evidence of cereal cultivation 23,000 years ago

Israeli archeologists find evidence of cereal cultivation 23,000 years ago

Dig at Ohalo II prehistoric site on the shores of the Kinneret uncovers ‘proto-weeds’ indicating hunter-gatherers tried to cultivate wild cereals 11,000 years before the… Read More ›