Wikileaks: Syria would trade Iran for peace with Israel

Wikileaks –One of the leaked U.S. cables reveals an analysis that Syria would end its alliance with Iran in exchange for peace with Israel and greater U.S. involvement in the process.

The analysis was revealed by Brig.-Gen. Yossi Baidatz, head of Israeli Military Intelligence’s Research Directorate to a top American official last year.

OECD: Spain should take drastic pension and labor reforms — In its report on Monday, OECD recommends Spain to make more drastic  pension and labor reforms in order to revive the country’s economic growth and ease its debt load that is putting it at the heart of Europe’s debt crisis.

North Korea: South’s artillery drill was a ‘childish play with fire’

South Korea's artillery drill — Unlike in its previous provocative statements – where it threatened a “catastrophic” war should South Korea go on with its live-ammo military drill – North Korea did not do anything over the South’s “reckless” military drill yesterday. It even issued a new offer to the international community to inspect its nuclear plants, drawing cautious response from Seoul and Washington. 

IDF: Five Gaza militants killed when preparing rocket attack into Israel — In one of its deadliest strike since Dec. 2008, IDF killed five Palestinian last Saturday in Gaza who, according witnesses, were preparing to launch a rocket into Israel at the time of the strike.

Stalled 9/11 health bill wins fresh new support from G.O.P.

Dust at 9/11 — According to Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand, she had won new Republican support for the now stalled 9/11 health bill and has intention to try to pass it again before the end of the 111th Congress.

Ms. Gillibrand, a Democrat senator from New York, was one of the sponsors of the bill.

South Korea continues with its scheduled live-fire military exercise — South Korea has refused the appeal from the United Nations Security Council to cancel – or at last postpone – its artillery exercise near its border island with North Korea Yeonpyeong.

Bank of America: ‘We will not process transactions intended for Wikileaks’

Bank of America — Bank of America was quoted as saying late on Friday that it was joining other financial institutions in declining to process payments to WikiLeaks, which has angered U.S. authorities with the mass release of U.S. diplomatic cables.

54 militants killed in biggest U.S. drone attack to date

U.S. drone in action — In its effort to enhance pressure to al-Qaeda and Taliban, the U.S. has increased its drone attacks along the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

For long the area has been known as safe havens for the terrorist groups, due to typical border situations between countries.

Revealed: al-Qaeda’s terror plot during holiday season

Osama bin Laden – Iraqi government have suggested the possibility of increased terrorist threat attacks on Europe and U.S. soil during the Christmas season. According to Iraqi officials, the info comes from rebels caught in a recent operation within its borders.

Slaughter of the Innocents: Iraq’s Christians Face Extinction

Attacked churches in Iraq — Christmas should be a time of great joy for all Christians. But festivities appear unlikely this year for believers living in Iraq.

In a news release, Barnabas Fund said it received a heart rending report from a senior church leader who assists Iraqi Christian refugees in Syria.