After an intense two days, the staff of the Israeli embassy in Jordan has returned to Israel. They were joined by the wounded security guard who eliminated the Jordanian assailant that attacked him with a screwdriver in his home.  

Israel’s security cabinet voted early on Tuesday to remove and replace them with less obtrusive surveillance.

Replaced with “smart surveillance” – Palestinians reject new measures

…Vow to continue protests against the installation of surveillance cameras

Yes, please. Continue. Show the world how disagreeable you are!

It is the first time foreign personnel have been despatched to help implement the “safe zones” agreed with Turkey and Iran earlier this year. 

The first exercise, called Aurora 17, is scheduled for September and designed to strengthen the country’s defences and create a “credible and visible” deterrent to make its neighbours “carefully consider the risks of attacking” it, the Swedish Armed Forces said in a statement.


There will be “no harm” in Turkey’s upcoming purchase of a S-400 ballistic missile system from Russia, Turkish President Recep Erdogan has said, retorting to NATO criticism over the long-negotiated arms deal between Ankara and Moscow.

Ooh, they is cuddly! Is Turkey and Russia…! Mmmm, Mmmm, Mmmm!

Obviously, the lack of food in Venezuela is a key factor in that nation’s unrest. Multiple studies have shown in the past that when food prices escalate to a certain point, riots and revolutions become very likely, even in cases where the population isn’t specifically revolting over the price of food. But in any case the lack of food, skyrocketing crime, rampant corruption, and flippant tyranny that are all fueling the unrest, and giving people like Oscar Perez lots of support in both high and low places.

In the most vocal opposition to president Donald Trump yet, former CIA Director John Brennan said that if the White House tries to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, government officials should refuse to follow the president orders, as they would be – in his view – “inconsistent” with the duties of the executive branch.

The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) directed two remote attacks on German soil last year.

Before they launched their assaults—a suicide bombing in Ansbach and an ax assault in the Bavarian city of Wurzburg —the perpetrators were in touch with the group’s fighters in Iraq and Syria.

Now a reporter from Germany has uncovered how ISIS directs those who reach out to the group with a desire to attack, detailing how the group’s influence in Europe goes much further than mere inspiration.

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