United Arab Emirates leads Gulf nations in building up defenses (Second Coming Watch Update #311)

1. According to Reuters, the United Arab Emirates is at the forefront of a regional push to build up domestic defense manufacturing capability to reduce reliance on imports that come with too many strings attached.

2. According to the Digital Journal, scientists gathered at this week's annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston have warned that extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy and the extended Texas drought are here to stay.

3. According to The Blaze, four foreigners were detained last week in Benghazi, Libya, on charges of printing and distributing materials that promote Christianity.

4. According to Reuters, Nigeria's secret service say they have arrested a "terrorist cell" trained in Iran which planned to attack U.S. and Israeli targets in Africa's most populous nation.

5. According to the Times of Israel, Ra-fi Ei-tan, a former high-ranking Mossad official and adviser to former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, says that Benjamin Netanyahu should await President Obama's visit with a diplomatic proposal of unilateral disengagement from the West Bank.

Mark 8:38 // SecondComingHerald.com

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