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Settler stabbed, Israel  locks down Palestine village

Settler stabbed, Israel locks down Palestine village

Jerusalem—The Israeli army locked down a village in the occupied West Bank, the military said, as part of efforts to find the perpetrator who stabbed a Jewish man from a nearby settlement Tuesday.
The collapse of Geneva talks

The collapse of Geneva talks

Hasan Abu Nimah

NOT many observers were surprised by the quick collapse of the Syria peace talks last week. It would have been a bigger surprise if the Geneva talks, organised by UN special representative Staffan de Mistura, had lasted any longer, let alone accomplished anything promising. No adequate preparation, no substantive terms of reference, no preparatory understandings and lack of political will, are some of the reasons analysts circulated for the failure.
Iran to upgrade, get Russian S-300 missiles

Iran to upgrade, get Russian S-300 missiles

Tehran—Iran will unveil an upgrade of its Emad ballistic missiles this year, the defense minister was quoted as saying, advancing a programme that has drawn criticism from the United Nations and sanctions from the United States.

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