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Nelson Mandela 'received weapons training from Mossad agents in 1962'

Nelson Mandela apparently underwent weapons training by Mossad agents in Ethiopia in 1962 without the Israeli secret service knowing his true identity, according to an intriguing secret letter lodged in the Israeli state archives.<p>The missive, revealed by the Israeli paper Haaretz two weeks after …

Nelson Mandela 'fake' interpreter admitted to psychiatric hospital

An interpreter accused of faking sign language at Nelson Mandela's memorial service has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital for treatment.<p>Thamsanqa Jantjie has claimed that he had a schizophrenic episode and saw angels descending on the Johannesburg stadium where his bizarre signing prompted …

Why Israel Supports the Syria Strike

The Israelis fully support U.S. intervention, despite the grave danger it poses to Israel. They think American action now will commit us to striking Iran later on—and they may be right.<p>Risking retaliation is scary. For Israelis, the alternative—having to face a nuclear Iran without guaranteed U.S. …

President Obama Faces Mounting Pressure to Stay Out of Syria

Ideologically diverse critics warn that unilateral intervention would be risky, unpopular, and a transgression against domestic and international law.<p>President Obama faces increasing pressure from lawmakers, foreign-policy experts, constitutional scholars, and anti-war activists to refrain from …

Nasrallah promises Hezbollah will fight in Syria 'as long as it takes'

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has made his second major speech in two days to mark the Shi’ite festival of Achoura.<p>He said it was “illogical” for the Lebanese government to demand<br>he quit Syria as a condition for joining a coalition, and spoke about his military intervention on the side of …

Tide Of Syria War Favors Assad As The West Pushes For Peace

Since the August 21 nerve gas attacks on rebel suburbs ringing Damascus, which brought the U.S. to the brink of a missile assault on Assad's forces, the diplomatic tide has turned against the opposition, which briefly believed external intervention would enable its forces to launch a final …

INSIGHT-As powers push for talks, Syria balance tilts towards Assad | Reuters

* Balance of power tilts to Assad ahead of Geneva<p>* Geneva II without a deal on transition is a futile process<p>* West has moved on from toppling Assad to stopping al Qaeda<p>* Geneva seen as a substitute to real policy to deal with Syria<p>By Samia Nakhoul<p>BEIRUT, Nov 15 (Reuters) - More than two and a half …

Wednesday movers: Syria sparks rally in oil stocks

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Stocks of oil and natural resources companies crowded the top of the S&P 500 on Wednesday as jitters over Syria …