A Thought Experiment On How Google's New Palestine Page Could Undermine Peace Talks
The Israeli Foreign Minister has sent a strongly worded letter to Google CEO, Larry Page, warning him that their new Palestine search page could undermine Middle-East peace negotiations. “Such a decision is in my opinion not only mistaken but could also negatively impinge on the efforts of my government to bring about direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority,” wrote minister Ze’ev Elkin, about Google’s decision to change “Palestinian Territories” to “Palestine” on Google.ps (picture above). Careful followers of foreign policy news might question how exactly a tiny word change on a website could upset arguably the most resource-intensive diplomatic effort in human history, but we think such skepticism underestimates Google’s vast geo-political power. Here’s a thought experiment of 5 different ways Google could have a meaningful impact: 1. Well, maybe Google could…no, that wouldn’t do anything 2. … 3. … 4. … 5. … Ok, we can’t think ...
U.S., allies to stage naval exercise in Gulf energy shipping hub
DUBAI - The United States and its allies are preparing for naval exercises in the Gulf energy export hub that will include minesweeping and escorting commercial ships in a region where Iran is seen as a threat both to trade and security.
Found 2 weeks ago on channel Reuters
Strong Quake Hits Southeastern Iran
A magnitude-7.5 earthquake hit southeastern Iran, near the border with Pakistan, the most powerful quake to hit the region in at least 40 years.
Major earthquake kills at least 40 near Pakistan border
Seismologists say a magnitude-7.5 quake struck near the Iran-Pakistan border and was felt as far away as New Delhi. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Seismologists say a major earthquake has struck a region near the Iran-Pakistan border, less than a week after a quake in Iran killed at least 37 people.
U.S. envoy says Iran working to destabilize Yemen: report
SANAA - Iran is working with southern secessionists in Yemen to expand its influence and destabilize the strategic region around the Straits of Hormuz, the U.S. envoy to Yemen was quoted as saying on Sunday.
Found more than 1 month ago on channel Reuters