The SIPRI Top 100 arms-producing and military services companies, 2010

The SIPRI Top 100 lists the world’s 100 largest arms-producing and military services companies (excluding Chinese companies), ranked by their arms sales in 2010. The list is based on the comprehensive SIPRI Arms Industry Database, which contains financial and employment data on the world’s major arms-producing and military services companies. The SIPRI Top 100 for 2010 is the 23nd edition of the SIPRI Top 100.

Mixed response to India workers’ strike

A strike called by most of India’s major trade unions has had a mixed response, with banks and transport services shut down in some areas.

Banks in Mumbai, the financial capital, were closed, with one union official saying there had been a “complete shutdown” in the sector.

Steps must be taken on an urgent basis to stop the Judaization of Jerusalem. We must move quickly to protect the holy city.

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani, Qatar Emir, in opening remarks at the International Conference for the Defense of Al Quds in Doha.

“The return to Jerusalem cannot be achieved through slogans, speeches and conferences,” he continued in remarks made public through QNA.

Gulf News reports:

The UN Security Council should adopt a resolution for the formation of the fact-finding committee, Al Thani said, adding that it would be consistent with previous decisions taken by the Council calling on Israel to reverse the actions it took for the Judaization of the holy city, claimed as capital by both Palestinians and Israelis…

Palestinians should exert “every possible effort to preserve the Arab identity of Jerusalem”, “reinforce the national reconciliation process” and “prepare a comprehensive and expanded strategy for the various sectors and projects needed by the city,” he said.

Forceful words! Thoughts?

(via dohanews)