3 killed in mortar attacks in Syria

At least three people have been killed and several others wounded after foreign-backed militants fired mortar shells at residential areas in the countryside of the Syrian capital Damascus and the western city of Homs.

رأي: لماذا يصف الكاثوليك أوباما بـ"سيد الخداع"؟

اعتبرت “كذبة السنة” للعام 2013 في أمريكا جملة رئيسنا المخزية “إذا كنت تحب خطة الرعاية الصحية الخاصة بك، يمكنك الاحتفاظ بها”. وحالياً يدرك جميع الأميركيين ما عرفته الطائفة الكاثوليكية منذ البداية: الرئيس باراك أوباما هو سيد الخداع.

لا تبدأ عام 2014 قبل الرد على هذه الأسئلة

يبدو أن قرار السنة الجديدة يسهل الاحتفاظ به، وهو جيد لصحتك ومفيد لعلاقاتك، ولن يكلفك فلسا واحدا، إذ تم تطوير مجموعة بسيطة من الأسئلة لتوجيهها بشكل ذاتي احتفاء بالعام الجديد، وذلك من أجل المساعدة على التفكير بالأهداف الشخصية، وخلق المحفزات على الأمدين القريب والبعيد.

Jordan assumes U.N. Security Council chair as conflicts persist

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Jordan takes over the U.N. Security Council presidency on Wednesday, the first day of its two-year stint on a 15-nation body struggling to cope with conflicts in Syria, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Mali and elsewhere. Jordan will join Chad, Chile, Lithuania and Nigeria on the council until December 31, 2015. The U.N. General Assembly elected Amman in early December as a replacement for Saudi Arabia after Riyadh turned down the seat in protest at the council’s failure to end the Syrian war and act on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and other Middle East issues. Although Jordan was a last-minute stand-in for the Saudi kingdom, Amman’s U.N. ambassador, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein, has a reputation at the United Nations for his outspoken stance on human rights issues, U.N. diplomats say.

Leader of group linked to al Qaeda held in Lebanon: sources

(Reuters) – A Saudi militant who allegedly leads a group linked to al Qaeda which operates throughout the Middle East has been arrested by military authorities in Lebanon, according to U.S. national security sources. Two U.S. sources said that media reports from Lebanon that Lebanese Armed Forces had recently captured Majid bin Muhammad al-Majid, leader of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades were credible. Lebanese media reported on Tuesday that Majid had been arrested two days ago. The Long War Journal said that the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, named after a founder of al Qaeda and associate of the late Osama bin Laden, were formed some time after 2005 as a spinoff of al-Qaeda in Iraq.