Sunday, February 6, 2011
From the UK Telegraph:
Shintaro Ishihara, 78, a former actor and author who has been governor of Tokyo since 1999 and has frequently provoked anger among Japan's neighbours, made his latest demand after a diplomatic row sparked by the arrest of a Chinese fishing vessel captain operating in Japanese waters.
"If Japan had had nuclear (weapons), there would not have been any (Chinese encroachment) on the Senkakus," he said. "And North Korea would not have abducted our citizens."....read on
An Egyptian pipeline providing gas to Jordan was attacked and set ablaze Saturday near the northern Sinai town of El Arish, media reports said, disrupting gas flow and sending a stern warning to Israel and the world about the volatility of the political upheaval in Egypt.
Other reports said the terminal also provided gas to Israel and Syria.
An unnamed official told Agence France Presse that the attackers used explosives against the pipeline and that the blast had forced authorities to turn off gas supply from a twin pipeline to Israel, located near the Gaza strip.
Other news reports said the explosion had targeted a terminal that transports gas from the Egyptian city of Port Said to Israel, Syria, and Jordan.......read on
From Al Jazeera: