Released: December 20, 2012 By: Daniel Whyte III
1. According to The Times of Israel, France's ambassador to the UN said that the United Nations peacekeeping force deployed on the Israeli-Syrian border has begun taking precautions against the possible use of chemical weapons, and may collapse in the face of a Syrian regime offensive. Gérard Araud (GE-RAR AR-OU) said that clashes between Syrian government and opposition forces on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights have sparked fears in Western countries concerning the safety of their nationals serving at the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force. Some of these countries, Araud (AR-OU) said, may withdraw their men from the force as a result.
2. According to The Associated Press, Germany and the three other West European members of the U.N. Security Council are preparing a statement condemning Israel's latest settlement plans in east Jerusalem and the West Bank. Permanent council members Britain and France plus Germany and Portugal are concerned that such settlements could threaten a possible two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians. The diplomats said that details of the statement were being finalized in New York.
3. According to the Washington Post, Cyclone Evan, after devastating Samoa late last week, tore across Fiji leaving behind a trail of destruction. The South Pacific storm, equivalent to a category 4 hurricane in the Northern Hemisphere, unleashed maximum sustained winds of up to 135 miles per hour on Fiji's main island. One News reported that Evan ripped off roofs, grounded ships and flooded homes. Another press outlet stated that the country's second largest city, Lau-to-ka, resembled a war zone. In Samoa, the storm killed four people, injured 200, and four thousand homeless.
4. According to the Guardian Express, Honshu, Japan was hit with its third earthquake in two days as the number of relatively significant earthquakes peppering the Western Pacific countries increased to 177. All three of the tremblors were magnitude 5.0 or above. Geologists believe a 7.9-magnitude earthquake could hit the region with the next year.
5. According to Forum 18 News Service, police in Uzbekistan on raided a group of about eighty Protestants on holiday vacation together. Charges under six different articles of the Code of Administrative Offences have been brought against four members of the group, who were meeting together, discussing their faith and singing Christian songs. Police confiscated three Bibles and 100 Christian songbooks, insulted the group, and took the fingerprints of all present. They ordered the Christians to only worship in registered places specifically set up for religious purposes.
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