Whitney Houston dies Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2012
Whitney Houston, superstar of records, films, dies Los Angeles: Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.
Will.i.am: Obama isn't a 'magic man' Will.i.am said he hoped to raise $1 million for his charity that benefits needy students at a concert Thursday night. Instead, he raised $5 million.
Saadi Gaddafi warns of uprising in Libya: TV Muammar Gaddafi's son Saadi warned on Friday of an imminent uprising in Libya, saying he was in regular contact with people in the country who were unhappy with the authorities put in place after the ousting and killing of his father.
Syria as Tonkin Gulf for Attack on Iran? Michael Lofgren, an old friend who recently retired after a long career analyzing House and Senate national security budgets, has an excellent piece in the Huffington Post, in which he admits that after dismissing the decades of scare reports on Iran by the warmongers he is suddenly a bit more worried about a possible attack on Iran.
Jihadists, weapons 'moving from Iraq to Syria' Jihadists are moving from Iraq to Syria and arms are also sent across the border to opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime, Iraq's deputy interior minister said in an interview with AFP on Saturday.
Report: Free Syria Army claims Halab blasts French television reported Friday that the Free Syria Army had claimed responsibility for the twin car-bomb explosions that killed 25 people and left 175 wounded. (Roi Kais)
Free Syrian Army blames Assad for Aleppo bombing After an apparent admission on FRANCE 24 by a senior member of the Free Syrian Army, the organisation's overall commander has denied his group had set off twin blasts that claimed some 25 lives in the city of Aleppo.
Activists Report Death of Second Protester in Saudi Arabia The police in Saudi Arabia killed a protester Friday for the second time in two days during demonstrations in the oil-rich eastern province of Qatif, where a majority Shiite population has long complained of discrimination by the Sunni Muslim majority, according to activists and a state news report.
'Israel funds MKO; MKO funds US politicians' A senior political analyst says numerous prominent US political figures are receiving "substantial fees" from the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) that is in turn funded by Israel.