Day: December 2, 2012

Stung Israel halts tax transfer to PNA

JERUSALEM: ARAB NEWS Monday 3 December 2012 Israel will not transfer tax and tariff funds it collects for the Palestinians this month in response to their successful bid for upgraded UN status, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said yesterday. “I have no intention of transferring the taxes due to the Palestinian […]

Smugglers of illegal pilgrims fined

EDDAH: ARAB NEWS Monday 3 December 2012 An administrative court has slapped a fine of SR 280,000 on a smuggler of illegal pilgrims to Makkah during the past Haj season. The punishment also included jail time and the confiscation of his vehicle. In a similar incident, the court also fined […]

To stop the violence in Syria

by Amer Al Sabaileh | Dec 02, 2012 | JORDAN TIMES The coming days may witness a terrifying increase in the bloodshed in Syria, targeting civilians and seeking to destroy the image of the Syrian regime and expose it as incapable of controlling the country. Increased violence in Syria is […]

(And when we thought it could not get more stupid): Pot peddlers ‘forced teens to become Muslim’

Police in Switzerland have arrested members of a gang of Eastern European immigrants who used violence, intimidation and the promotion of Islam to control marijuana trafficking operations in the Neuchâtel mountains, cantonal justice authorities said on Thursday. Three members were detained for questioning following the arrest of another ringleader in […]