MIDDLE EAST AND ASIA NEWS
Canada calls Israel to ban all binary options ‘immediately’. ‘Every day that this continues to operate, there are more and more Canadian victims’, says head of new government task force. ‘These companies are outright frauds’
‘Pandemic’ of anti-Semitism taking shape worldwide, even threatens America, warns top US Jewish leader ‘We saw anti-Semitism in Britain, we saw it in France, and now we see it’s spreading everywhere,’ says Malcolm Hoenlein, calling for global summit to combat the phenomenon. Stresses: ‘Any accusations that Trump is an anti-Semite are unfounded’-- By RAPHAEL AHREN
Israeli jets hit Gaza after overnight rocket attack.Three Palestinians reported wounded as air force bombs several targets throughout Strip; army says it hit ‘5 Hamas positions’
Rocket from Gaza hits southern Israel in dead of night. Missile lands in open field in Sha’ar Hanegev; no incoming alert as projectile was headed toward unpopulated area
Homs bombs kill Syria troops: Was it ‘Islamic State’? Suicide attacks on two security service bases in the heart of Syria’s government-held third city of Homs have killed 42 people, state media report. The attacks occurred as peace talks are underway in Geneva
South Korea Approves Arrest of Samsung’s Leader.
The reported ruling reverses last month's decision to not arrest Samsung Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee for alleged bribery.
Thousands caught in flooding in Indonesia -- Feb 11, 2017 -- Death toll rises to 13 in Bali island. About 40,000 people were caught in severe flooding following days of torrential rain in central Indonesia. Besides, the death toll from landslides on Bali resort island rose to 13. Indonesia’s Disaster Mitigation Agency on Saturday said that incessant rains in the past five days caused rivers on Sumbawa Island to break their banks and ... (continue reading
Trump Interview in Israeli Press Renews Confusion Over US Mideast Policy -- WASHINGTON — There was confusion in Israel Friday over the publication of President Donald Trump’s first interview with Israeli media, in which he made his strongest statements yet on Israeli settlement building. They [settlements] don’t help the process," he told the Israel Hayom newspaper, which on Friday published excerpts from the interview. “There is so much … (continue reading)
Israel okays 153 homes in East Jerusalem neighborhood Gilo. Announcement comes 2 days after over 2,500 settlements housing units approved throughout the West Bank
by Christina MacPherson Ft.com 19 Jan 17 Threat follows confirmation of Delhi’s military assault plans in times of crisis by: Kiran Stacey in New Delhi and Farhan Bokhari in Islamabad Pakistani officials have threatened to use nuclear weapons should India invade, after India’s new army chief admitted to secret military plans for attacking its neighbour in the event of a crisis.......https://www.ft.com/content/889ebb80-dc9b-11e6-9d7c-be108f1c1dce - Christina MacPherson | January 20, 20417 at :16 am | Categories: general | URL: http://wp.me/phgse-swd
As dozens of countries tout support for Palestinian state, Israel calls the Paris talks ‘rigged’.
Netanyahu dismisses conference as ‘last flutters of yesterday’s world’ as Trump inauguration nears
Cold wave continues to disrupt life in northern India. Weather poses danger to homeless in cities including New Delhi, Shimla
At least 12 people have died and many villages been submerged after heavy rains caused severe flooding in southern Thailand.
A powerful typhoon slammed into the eastern Philippines on Christmas Day, spoiling the biggest holiday in Asia’s largest Catholic nation, where a governor offered roast pig to entice villagers to abandon family celebrations for emergency shelters.
Breathing in poison – Lahore’s growing air pollution problem
Toxic smog in Pakistan’s second largest city risks the health of its residents, but the government is failing to address the issue
Aleppo battle: UN says hundreds of men missing. Hundreds of men appear to have gone missing after crossing from rebel-held areas of Aleppo into government territory, UN officials say.