Thousands of people hit the streets in cities across the world Saturday to protest against the American biotechnology giant Monsanto and its genetically modified crops and pesticides. The third annual March Against Monsanto — begun by the Occupy movement — was held in upwards of 400 cities in more than 40 countries from the Americas to Africa and Europe. The controversial product's main ingredient was recently classified as "probably carcinogenic to humans" by the World Health Organization.
SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Mideast-weary though it may be, the international community has a duty and an interest in helping the countries of the region both rebuff violent extremists and fix the refugee crisis that in part has resulted from the fight with them — that was the message coming from the regional World Economic Forum Saturday.
By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the United States for blocking an Egyptian-led drive on a possible Middle East nuclear weapons ban at a major United Nations conference, an Israeli official said on Saturday. It was a rare expression of diplomatic harmony with the United States from Netanyahu, whose relations with President Barack Obama have been strained over U.S.-led nuclear talks with Iran and differences over Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy. A month-long conference on the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) ended in failure on Friday over disagreements on how to achieve a Middle East atomic weapons ban.
US blocks global document aimed at ridding world of nuclear weapons, saying Egypt and other states tried to ‘cynically manipulate’ the process by setting deadline for Israel and its neighbors to meet within months.
Some 100,000 visitors take to nature, seeking to escape hot weather at streams and rivers; high temperatures cause bushfire in Glilot.
Overall expenditure for both Caesarea and Jerusalem homes drop in 19%; expenditure for both the prime minister’s private and official residences are paid using tax-payers’ money.
Former naval commando Yoel Zilberman mobilized to help protect his father’s moshav from attack, and now HaShomer HaChadash boasts thousands of members.
Ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and several secular figures behind Egypt's 2011 uprising went on trial on Saturday, as the authorities kept a crackdown on all forms of dissent. The trial for "insulting the judiciary" is the fifth for Morsi, who was sentenced to death last week on charges connected with a mass prison break during the uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Morsi and other Islamist opponents of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are back in the dock, as well as several liberal and secular opposition leaders in the first such trial that brought together all forms of opposition.