Monthly Archives: November 2012


New flagpoles in Iran spark rumors of clandestine satellite jamming technology


“Gunmen” kidnapped 20 Iraqi police recruits at a cafe in Bayji. The recruits are thought to have been taken to Anbar province near the border with Syria; al Qaeda is suspected of carrying out the operation.


Following the UN vote recognizing Palestinian statehood, Israel said it would build new settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The government authorized the construction of 3,000 new homes and ordered preliminary work for thousands more.


Syrian fighting rages as rebels push for Damascus breakthough


Militant leader in Syria seeks Islamic state, says his men do not fear death