Fearing response to alleged Israeli strike on Syria-Lebanon border, army gives patrolling forces armored vehicles.
BISARIYEH, Lebanon (AP) ó The once-tranquil, religiously mixed village of Bisariyeh is seething: Two of its young men who fought alongside the rebels in Syria recently returned home radicalized and staged suicide bombings in Lebanon.
French oil giant Total told AFP Friday that it was looking at building a "world-scale" petrochemical complex in Iraq as part of its strategy to develop its activities in the Middle East's growth markets. The head of Total's refining and chemicals division, Patrick Pouyanne, said he signed a preliminary accord with Iraq's industry ministry in November 2013 to examine the feasibility of the complex in the southern Iraqi port of Basra. "Given its past and present in Iraq, the group is naturally interested in adding value to the gas resources in this country."
IDF spokesman said ‘strike was meant to eliminate an imminent threat of rocket fire towards Israel.’
Developments involving the new draft bill have boosted the popularity of Yesh Atid, but not that of its leader. Elsewhere in the corridors of power, the presidential race is heating up.
IDF used crowd dispersal mens against 200 stone-throwing Palestinians, including shooting at legs of main instigators; 3 soldiers lightly hurt in West Bank clashes.
Captain Ziv Shilon surprises girlfriend with marriage proposal at the end of his speech to the Friends of the IDF annual conference in Miami.
UN nuclear watchdog denies having prepared a report with new information relating to possible military dimensions of Tehran’s nuclear program.