Wednesday, October 17, 2007


* Turkey seeks green light on Iraq MPs in Turkey are due to debate a motion authorising cross-border military operations into northern Iraq to target Kurdish rebel bases there.

* Putin bolsters Iran ties in historic visit Iran Wednesday said Russian President Vladimir Putin put forward a proposal to break the deadlock over its nuclear program during his landmark visit to the Islamic republic.

* 'Likud could let Muslim country run Temple Mount mosques' The head of the Likud's foreign relations department, former ambassador to the US Zalman Shoval, joined calls Tuesday for compromises on Jerusalem.

* Iraq fears action 'may escalate' Unilateral action by Turkey in Iraq could have "very grave consequences" and set a worrying precedent, Iraq's deputy prime minister has warned.

* Libya wins UN Security Council seat Libya has been elected to the UN Security Council, taking a step back towards global respectability.

* Syria denies admission of nuke program Syria denied on Wednesday reports that its representatives to the United Nations said that a nuclear facility was hit last month by Israeli warplanes.

* Bob Jones III endorses Romney for president Dr. Bob Jones III, chancellor of the fundamentalist Christian university that bears his name, is looking past his religious differences with Gov. Mitt Romney and endorsing the Mormon for the Republican nomination for president.

* Abbas: Israeli aggression continues Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday accused Israel of hampering progress toward a joint declaration of principles that would guide future peace talks.

* UK looks to make Antarctica claim The UK is looking to claim sovereignty over a large area of the remote seabed off Antarctica.

* Lieberman: Silwan is Israel's forever The Arab neighborhood of Silwan will remain part of Israel forever, Strategic Affairs Minister Avigdor Lieberman said.