Turmoil in Tunisia

by Daniel Pipes The Washington Times January 18, 2011 The sudden and as-yet-unexplained exit of Tunisia’s strongman, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, 74, after 23 years in power has potential implications for the Middle East and for Muslims worldwide. As an Egyptian commentator noted, “Every Arab leader is watching Tunisia in fear. Every Arab citizen […]

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Food Price Increases ‘May Cause Unrest’

BERLIN — Agriculture ministers from Europe, Africa and Canada warned Saturday of dire consequences, including riots and social unrest, unless action is swiftly taken to improve food security and tackle price hikes. The ministers from Germany, France, Poland, Ukraine, Morocco, Kenya and Canada met in Berlin to prepare for a larger gathering which was to […]

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Canada to Screen ‘Iranium’ Despite Threats

The Library and Archives of Canada will hold a February screening of the film “Iranium,” an expose of the dangers posed by Iran’s nuclear program, despite cancelling a planned screening in January, the film’s promoters said Sunday. An exclusive pre-release screening of Iranium, scheduled to take place Tuesday night January 18 at the Library and […]

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Abbas: I Agreed to a United Jerusalem

Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas told Arab television network Al-Jazeera Saturday that he had reached agreements with Ehud Olmert – when Olmert was prime minister – that Jerusalem would not be divided. The two leaders agreed, he said, that Jerusalem would remain open to all religions and would have two municipalities operating side by side, one […]

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US Rep. Bachmann Brings Tea Party Message to Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa (AP) – Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann will bring her tea party message and possible presidential ambitions to Iowa on Friday night, speaking before an influential anti-tax group that shares many of the Republican’s views. Bachmann will be the keynote speaker at a reception in Des Moines by Iowans for Tax Relief, joining […]

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Obama Misinforming Public About U.S. Dollar and the Yuan

President Obama’s comments on Wednesday in a joint press conference with Chinese President Hu Jintao, misinformed the public about potential changes in foreign exchange rates and their effects on U.S. citizens. Obama on Wednesday said that he would like to see the Chinese yuan appreciate faster in value. While Hu indicated that China is committed […]

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House and Senate Cloakroom: January 24-28, 2011

Analysis provided by Heritage Action for America House Cloakroom Report: January 24-28 Analysis: After a week in the House that saw Obamacare repealed, the House will move in to a week heavily focused on spending, further organization of committees, and a slew of hearings on healthcare, the economy, stalled trade agreements, and the oil spill […]

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