If there is anything that should be in a day log, it's whats going on in the world. So for now on, I'll be keeping the top headlines from around the world here. I've added The Middle East Times today, and their headlines are among the most intriguing. If there are any sources I'm not using that you recommend, please /msg me.
Without further ado, here is today's top news from around the world:
The BBC's Top Headlines:
The New York Times' Top Headlines
China Daily Top Headlines
The Middle East Times Top Headlines
- Egypt looks to Russia for missile technology
In a move that could signal a major foreign policy move, Egypt raised the topic of acquiring Russian military technology during President Hosni Mubarak's visit to Moscow at the end of April.
- Solar Temple cult influenced by ancient Egypt
The French court trying a man accused of masterminding the death of 74 members of a New Age doomsday cult last week heard that he was inspired by a 1970s trip to Egypt.
- Middle East states still dominate U.S. list of terrorism sponsors
The United States on April 30 cited but did not endorse Israeli allegations that security officials in the Palestinian Authority of President Yasser Arafat took part in attacks on Israeli targets.
- Palestinians find ready supply of suicide bombers
Palestinian suicide bombers evoke incomprehension as well as fear among many Israelis who find it hard to grasp the desperation and fervor that motivates them.
- Helicopter gunships and Jewish moral responsibility
With Israeli helicopter gunships firing into cities and towns in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and Tzahi Hanegbi, an Israeli cabinet minister in Ariel Sharon's new government, speculating about another war in the Middle East, American Jews are caught in a dilemma.
- Dawn coming for sleeping giant insurance
Egypt – the largest country in the Arab world with more than 65 million inhabitants and a burgeoning middle class – is in the process of liberalizing its insurance sector, long dominated by four state-held insurers.
- Dubai launches 'enlightened' Islamic satellite TV
A new Islamic satellite channel is using women anchors, dramas and cartoons to improve what many Muslims see as their faith's much-maligned image.
- Morocco tries to improve status of women
Morocco's King Muhammad on April 27 set up a commission to try to improve the status of women in this North African male-dominated society.
- Saudi Arabia to ban 200,000 more web sites
Saudi Arabia is planning to bar access to another 200,000 Internet sites within the next two months, a Saudi newspaper reported on April 28.
- A lot of desert but not many roses greet Sting concert
Thousands of people trekked out to the Pyramids of Giza on April 25 to witness the widely publicized Sting "mega concert." But, despite the combined allure of one of the world's biggest solo artists and one of the ancient wonders of the world, the evening turned out to be a disappointment.