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MH17 Crash Site, Victims’ Remains Reportedly Under Rebel Control (Updated)

The site of downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 became even more politically fraught Sunday, when pro-Russian separatists reportedly took custody of the remains of some 200 bodies of crash victims and obstructed emergency workers’ access to the area.

Posted on Jul 20, 2014 READ MORE



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Israel Breaks Out the Iron Dome

Following a recent spate of violence in the relentless Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israel is trying out a new anti-rocket defense system known as Iron Dome to guard the city of Beersheba, according to The New York Times.

Posted on Mar 27, 2011 READ MORE



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Mystery Missile Has Pentagon Guessing (Update)

This is slightly disconcerting, especially for those of us in the Greater Los Angeles region: On Monday night, a CBS News affiliate in Southern California captured video footage of what appeared to be a rocket or missile shooting into the sky about 35 miles off the coastline ... (Update: Mystery solved)

Posted on Nov 9, 2010 READ MORE


12 More Civilians Killed; McChrystal Apologizes to Karzai

The U.S. commander in Afghanistan has announced that a stray rocket used during an offensive against Taliban insurgents has killed 12 civilians. The commander has apologized to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for the incident.

Posted on Feb 14, 2010 READ MORE


Iranian rocket

Iran Launches Rocket, West Looks On With Suspicion

Iran’s launching of a new rocket Wednesday raised concerns in the U.S. that Tehran might have plans in the works beyond a patriotic show of space prowess (read: nuclear ambitions). Meanwhile, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is claiming that he’s open to talks about enriching Iranian uranium outside his country.

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One Step Closer to Mars

George W. Bush’s dream of Americans on Mars got a little bit closer to reality Wednesday as NASA successfully launched its prototype Ares I-X rocket. A version of the new rocket is planned to launch Orion, NASA’s replacement craft for the aging space shuttle, as America’s preferred method of getting off-planet.

Posted on Oct 28, 2009 READ MORE


Rayan
AP photo / Hatem Moussa

A Hamas Leader Is Killed in Gaza

On Thursday, the sixth day of airstrikes on Gaza, Israel attacked the home of a Hamas leader, Nizar Rayan, in a Palestinian refugee camp, killing Rayan and several members of his family.

Posted on Jan 1, 2009 READ MORE


Gaza officer
AP photo / Fadi Adwan

Party to Murder

Can anyone who is following the Israeli air attacks on Gaza—the buildings blown to rubble, the children killed on their way to school, the long rows of mutilated corpses, the wailing mothers and wives, the crowds of terrified Palestinians not knowing where to flee, and our callous indifference to this widespread human suffering—wonder why we are hated?

Posted on Dec 29, 2008 READ MORE


Crawford update

Team Bush: Hamas Must Stop Attacks on Israel

As the current Israeli-Palestinian clash reached the three-day mark with no sign of resolution, President Bush weighed in on the crisis via a spokesperson at “the Western White House” in Crawford, Texas.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008 READ MORE


Palestinians
AP photo / Hatem Omar

Scores Killed in Israeli Air Attacks on Gaza

More than 150 people were killed and hundreds more wounded Saturday during Israeli airstrikes on Gaza, which were launched in retaliation for last week’s rocket attacks on Israel by the Palestinians, according to Israeli officials.

Posted on Dec 27, 2008 READ MORE


Athens Embassy
news.bbc.co.uk

Grenade Attack on U.S. Embassy

The United States Embassy in Athens, frequently assaulted by radical groups, was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade Thursday. The State Department says no one was injured by the explosion.

Posted on Jan 11, 2007 READ MORE


Fatma Omar An-Najar
Hamas via AP

Grandmother Blows Herself Up in Gaza

It’s getting worse. The AP reports: “A 64-year-old Palestinian grandmother blew herself up near Israeli troops sweeping through northern Gaza on Thursday, and eight other Palestinians were killed in a day of clashes and rocket fire.”

Posted on Nov 24, 2006 READ MORE


Israel and Gaza
news.bbc.co.uk

The Cycle of Violence

Because of regular rocket attacks on its territory, Israel has been conducting military incursions into Gaza, including an artillery shelling that killed 19 civilians.  In response to the attack, Palestinian militants fired even more rockets into Israel, killing a woman and prompting Defense Minister Amir Peretz to vow revenge.

Posted on Nov 15, 2006 READ MORE


Andy Borowitz: Rocket Scientists Not as Smart as Originally Thought

The satirist reveals that rocket scientists, according to a report by the American Association of Brain Surgeons, are less intelligent than you might imagine.

Posted on Sep 15, 2006 READ MORE


Science City on Maui's Haleakala
Peter Scheer

Here We Go Again

Donald Rumsfeld paid a visit to a missile defense interceptor site on Sunday, and managed limited praise for the failure-ridden program.  The Bush administration, which deployed the system before testing was complete, has plans for expansion with a new base in Europe.

Posted on Aug 29, 2006 READ MORE


Violence Rages in Mideast, Diplomacy Sputters at U.N.

Hezbollah rockets killed at least six in Israel; almost 10,000 Israeli troops have crossed in Lebanon; and a U.S. veto is blocking the U.N. Security Council from demanding an immediate cease-fire.

Posted on Aug 3, 2006 READ MORE


Deadly Israeli Airstrike Kills 37 Children, Ignites Arab Fury

The Israeli missile attack on a southern Lebanese village, which killed at least 57, has thrown the incipient peace process into complete disarray.

  • U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice canceled her trip to the region after the Lebanese prime minister told her not to come unless she was willing to press for a complete cease-fire—which she wasn’t.
  • Israel expressed deep regret for the incident but vowed to continue its campaign for 10 days to two weeks more.

  • Posted on Jul 30, 2006 READ MORE


    Israeli girls write on shells
    AP / Sebastian Scheiner

    Israeli Girls Write Messages on Lebanon-Bound Shells

    A nauseating sign of the times:
    Preteen Israeli girls at a heavy artillery position in northern Israel are photographed apparently gleefully scrawling their names and other inscriptions on shells destined to be dropped on Lebanon. One reads “Nazrala with love”—a reference to Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasarallah. (h/t: Zak Brown)
    We find it disgusting whenever the ordnance of ANY country bears these kinds of messages. But to see children doing the writing is almost beyond the pale.

    Posted on Jul 18, 2006 READ MORE


    Even Shiite-Held Basra Is Safe Zone No More

    The crash of a British helicopter in the southern Iraqi city of Basra led to a crackdown by British soldiers and five Iraqi deaths. A melee ensued—stone-throwing, Molotov cocktails…. A BBC correspondent called the worsening situation a “dramatic change in attitude” toward the British presence.

    Posted on May 6, 2006 READ MORE


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