Saturday, September 29, 2007


* Syria doesn't want war with Israel 'in distant or near future' Syrian Vice President Farouk Shara said on Saturday that his country did not want war with Israel "in the distant or near future."

* Israel holding off on full-scale Gaza assault Israel is not considering an imminent invasion of the Gaza Strip but the option is still on the table.

* PA official: Abbas, Olmert likely to hold meeting on Tuesday Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas will likely meet Tuesday.

* Turkey-Iraq agree security pact Iraq and Turkey have signed a security agreement aimed at curbing the activities of the Turkish Kurdish separatist group, the PKK.

* Iran to label CIA, US Army terror groups Iran's parliament on Saturday approved a nonbinding resolution to label the CIA and the US Army "terrorist organizations."

* UN: We have criticized Israel unfairly The United Nations Human Rights Council has not managed to deal fairly with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

* Key nations to delay new Iran sanctions Six key nations agreed Friday to delay a new UN resolution that would toughen sanctions against Iran until November to see if Teheran answers questions about its suspect nuclear program.

* Serbia to 'offer Kosovo autonomy' Serbia is prepared to offer its secessionist province of Kosovo the "largest autonomy in the world" in upcoming talks on the future of the independence-seeking region.

* 'Deal possible 6 months after ME parley' Israel and the Palestinians may sign a peace agreement within six months of the international Mideast peace conference scheduled for November.

* 'Jewish groups most at risk of attack' More than $24 million went out Friday to mostly Jewish not-for-profit organizations in major cities across the country.