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Bradley Manning: a show trial of state secrecy
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Syria running out of cash as sanctions take toll, but Assad avoids economic pain
Syria's remaining cash reserves are quickly dwindling as the country's anti-government uprising marks its 13th month, according to intelligence officials and financial analysts who describe a steady hollowing-out of the country's economy in the face of sanctions.

U.N. aims to feed 500,000 Syrians soon

Israel legalizes West Bank settler outposts
Israel legalized three unsanctioned West Bank settler outposts and was trying to save another on Tuesday, infuriating the Palestinians as the chief American Mideast envoy was in the region laboring to revive peace efforts.

IDF chief to Haaretz: I do not believe Iran will decide to develop nuclear weapons
"If Iran goes nuclear it will have negative dimensions for the world, for the region, for the freedom of action Iran will permit itself," Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz told Haaretz in an Independence Day interview.

Lieberman Warns Netanyahu Egypt More Dangerous than Iran
Foreign Minister Lieberman has warned Prime Minister Netanyahu that Egypt presents more of a security danger than Iran.

Israeli Military Chief: Iran Won't Develop Nuclear Weapons
Warns Against 'Hysteria' as Netanyahu Threatens Attack Again

U.S. and Japan to announce new basing agreement
The United States and Japan are nearing completion of a new basing agreement for U.S. troops in Okinawa, but three top senators want to make sure that Congress has a seat at the table before anything is set in stone.

Exclusive: North Korea's nuclear test ready "soon"
North Korea has almost completed preparations for a third nuclear test, a senior source with close ties to Pyongyang and Beijing said, an act that would draw further international condemnation following a failed rocket launch.

U.S. general warns of threats to Africa's stability
The head of the U.S. Africa command has warned against the threats to stability in Africa from militant groups and proliferating weapons.

Bradley Manning: a show trial of state secrecy
The US government's suppression of all accountability and transparency in prosecuting the WikiLeaks suspect is totalitarian

Weeping four-year-old girl accused of carrying a GUN by TSA officers after she hugged her grandmother while passing through security
Of all the many complaints about airport security and the TSA, one of the most common is that they make little distinction between plausible security threats and passengers unlikely to be doing anything wrong.

Putin to Pass Control of Party to Medvedev
Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin said Tuesday that he would step down as chairman of United Russia, the political party he has led since 2008, and hand the reins of the parliamentary majority to his protégé, President Dmitri A. Medvedev.

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