Al Jazeera’s Teymoor Nabili talks to Dan Meridor, Israel’s minister of intelligence and atomic energy and deputy prime minister, about this and questions him over Israeli politicians’ claims that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, said Iran would ‘wipe Israel out’.
Short: Meridor grasps at straws as he’s put on the defensive by facts.
“Fighting a war with video cameras:” With few international reporters able to access Homs, activists in the central city have become effective citizen journalists.
They are using Skype, Facebook and other internet sources to document what is happening on the ground.
A billion-plus Asians have welcomed the Year of the Dragon with a cacophony of fireworks, hoping the mightiest sign in the Chinese zodiac will usher in the wealth and power it represents. (via Al Jazeera)
Syria rejects the decisions taken which are outside an Arab working plan, and considers them an attack on its national sovereignty and a flagrant interference in internal affairs.
Intense fighting has raged in Somalia’s capital with African Union (AU) peacekeepers encountering fierce resistance from al-Shabab fighters as they pushed to Mogadishu’s outskirts for the first time.
Supported by tanks, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), said on Friday that it had driven the fighters out of the coastal city’s Mogadishu University as well as the Barakaat cemetery, leaving the two sites under government control.
“This is the first time AMISOM has been able to secure an area outside the parameters of the city, allowing them to defend greater Mogadishu from the exterior,” Paddy Ankunda, AMISOM spokesman, said in a statement.
The al-Shabab fighters, who pulled most of their troops out of the capital in August, but still hold pockets of territory
on the northern outskirts, acknowledged losing ground, but said they had trapped the advancing force.
(via Al Jazeera)