Wednesday, October 03, 2007


* 'Summit failure may ignite new intifada' A failure in the upcoming US-sponsored Middle East peace conference would have more dangerous repercussions than the botched Camp David summit in 2000, Fatah officials warned.

* Iraq's Kurdish region approves four new oil deals Iraq's Kurdish regional government (KRG) has approved four new oil and gas deals that will attract around $500 million of investment in exploration.

* PM, Abbas meet despite report of possible Abbas-Hamas talks Prime Minister Ehud Olmert hosted Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in his succa Wednesday afternoon.

* Russia warns of arms war in space: report Russia's military space commander vowed to retaliate with an arms race if any country started putting weapon systems into orbit.

* Jerusalem March draws 80,000 A wave of blue and white, accompanied by colorful flags from across the globe, swept through Jerusalem on Tuesday afternoon, as tens of thousands of Jews and Christians walked side by side in the annual Feast of Tabernacles Jerusalem March.

* EU lawyers agree on treaty text Legal experts from the 27 countries of the European Union have agreed on a draft reform treaty.

* How the capital of the Galilee housed the Sanhedrin When Rabbi Yehuda Hanassi moved his Sanhedrin ecclesiastical court from Beit She'arim to nearby Zippori (Sepphoris), quite a few eyebrows were raised.

* Iraq blast wounds Polish ambassador Poland's ambassador to Iraq has been wounded in an apparent assassination attempt after a roadside bomb exploded in central Baghdad, killing two people.

* Pentagon observes Muslim holy month Navy imam Chaplain Abuhena M. Saifulislam lifted his voice to God as he called to prayer more than 100 Department of Defense employees Monday at a celebration of Ramadan at the Pentagon.

* Korean leaders close summit talks The leaders of North and South Korea have closed summit talks in Pyongyang.