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Weekend Rains Flooded Saudi Arabia — And It Got Crazy

Weekend Rains Flooded Saudi Arabia — And It Got Crazy

1. This weekend rare heavy rains flooded Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia — and everyone freaked out. نورة السبيعي @norah53332 Follow #أمطار_الرياض .. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (bfjs.isMobile() || !isIE8()) document.getElementById(“update_tweet_posted_time_1986890″).setAttribute(‘title’, ‘Time posted: ‘ + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(‘Sat Nov 16 23:16:07 +0000 2013′, ‘UTC’) ); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_tweet_posted_time_1986890″).innerHTML = UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(‘Sat Nov 16 23:16:07 +0000 […]

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What Does The Syria Deal Mean For Israel?

What Does The Syria Deal Mean For Israel?

View this image › Israeli soldiers march along the Israel-Syria border earlier this month, as tensions rise between the two countries. Baz Ratner / Reuters On the ruins of an old bunker that hugs the Israel-Syria border, a retired Israeli general led American Congressmen and Senators last month on a viewing party of the war […]

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Putin Wrote Op-Ed Himself, PR Firm Says

Putin Wrote Op-Ed Himself, PR Firm Says

View this image › Maxim Shemetov / Reuters WASHINGTON — A public relations firm responsible for placing a controversial op-ed under Russian President Vladimir Putin’s byline in the New York Times on Wednesday says that Putin wrote the piece himself. “The opinion piece was written by President Putin and submitted to The New York Times […]

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Obama Seeks Foreign Policy Legacy Through Tehran

Obama Seeks Foreign Policy Legacy Through Tehran

View this image › White House / Reuters By many accounts, President Barack Obama’s foreign policy has been a mess: the doomed reset with Russia, the failure to outline a position on Egypt’s upheavals and, most recently, a flip-flop on Syria that managed to expose both the administration’s failure to prepare for how to deal […]

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Putin: Snowden Asked Russia To “Fight” With Him, But We Said No

Putin: Snowden Asked Russia To "Fight" With Him, But We Said No

View this image › Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed Tuesday that whistle-blowing former NSA contractor Edward Snowden stayed in the Russian consulate in Hong Kong before flying to Moscow in June, but said the Kremlin declined Snowden’s proposal that they work together. In an interview with Russian state TV and the […]

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Russia Expels American Journalist

Russia Expels American Journalist

View this image › Via David Satter Updated — 11:20 a.m. EST NEW YORK — Russia has declared Radio Free Europe journalist David Satter persona non grata, making him the first American reporter to be banned from the country since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. A veteran Moscow correspondent who has written […]

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Israeli Prime Minister’s Party Blamed For Iranian Porn Twitter Follow

Israeli Prime Minister's Party Blamed For Iranian Porn Twitter Follow

View this image › Pool / Reuters It hasn’t been a good month for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Twitter. On Sunday morning, the Israeli premier woke up to the news that not only had his official Twitter account followed an Iranian sex site, the embarrassing follow had been turned into an Internet meme. […]

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