Pope Francis gives church hundreds of new saints

Frances D’Emilio AP News 5/12/2013

VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis on Sunday gave the Catholic church new saints, including hundreds of 15th-century martyrs who were beheaded for refusing to convert to Islam, as he led his first canonization ceremony Sunday in a packed St. Peter’s Square.

The “Martyrs of Otranto” were 813 Italians who […]

Aw Shucks, Why Not Let the UN Control the Internet?

Claudia Rosett PJ Media 11/24/2012

Here it comes again — another United Nations-sponsored grab to control the Internet. Next month, Dec. 3-14, the UN’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is holding a conference in Dubai, at which UN member states will meet to update the ITU treaty arrangements for international communications. The window will be open […]

Yemen cargo bomb plot may have been targeted at Britain

The bomb intercepted in Britain on its way to America was designed to explode in mid-air and may have been targeted at the UK.

Sean Rayment, Patrick Hennessy and David Barrett Telegraph [UK] 30 Oct 2010

David Cameron said he believed the device was constructed to detonate while the aircraft was in flight.

Bloomberg’s quiet investments in Sharia Finance: an ulterior motive in backing Ground Zero’s Victory Mosque?

Doug Ross DirectorBlue 8/17/2010

…Why would the Ground Zero mosque receive such seemingly special treatment?

An observant tipster notes that Bloomberg’s namesake news service has a significant financial interest in keeping those of Middle Eastern heritage happy.

Spurred by a recent boom in sales in the region, Bloomberg is expanding its Dubai office into […]

Bracing for the worst

By Haggai Carmon Haaretz.com/Israel News 10 December 2009

While the world eyes Dubai’s failing economy with great concern, across the bay, Iran sees opportunity. Dubai is the only oil-free city-state of the United Arab Emirates. Until mid-November, it was best known for its spectacular economy and luxurious high-rises.

Intelligence services the world over, however, […]

The Geopolitics Of The Dubai Debt Crisis: It’s Iran vs. The United States

John Carney The Business Insider November 28, 2009

The role of Iran may be the most overlooked in the Dubai debt crisis.

Of all the states of the United Arab Emirates federation, Dubai has maintained the closest ties to Iran. Indeed, as international pressure has built on Iran over the past decade, Dubai has prospered […]