Posts tagged ‘Middle East’

March 11, 2012

Official: US Troop Opened Fire on Afghans

A U.S. service member walked out of his base in southern Afghanistan before dawn Sunday and started shooting Afghan civilians, Afghan and NATO officials said. There were widely varying reports of casualties.

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March 6, 2012

Republican hopefuls line-up to woo Israel

Going into Super Tuesday, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich all had strong words of support for Israel on the question of Iran’s nuclear program at the AIPAC conference in Washington.

December 29, 2011

US vs Iran: Will it be War over the Strait of Hormuz?

An Iranian fighter plane has spotted a US aircraft carrier crossing the Strait of Hormuz. The Strait of Hormuz is the lifeline for exporting oil from the Middle East to the rest of the world. Iranian officials are saying the aircraft carrier is from the Fifth Fleet, which is stationed in nearby Bahrain. Iran has threatened to cut off the oil supply from the waterway in retaliation to the sanctions imposed by the US. Anthony Shaffer, a senior fellow at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies, joins us to break down what is going on between the US and Iran and explains if a war between the two will be in the near future.

 

December 25, 2011

Palestinian Christians celebrate Christmas amongst family

Every Christmas, dozens of Palestinian Christians hoping to visit Jerusalem have to wait and see whether their access permit will be issued by the Israeli authorities.