Friday, February 22, 2008


* Turkish troops enter north Iraq Turkish ground forces have rolled across the border into northern Iraq to target Kurdish rebels said to be sheltering there, Ankara has said.

* Tear gas fired at Serbs in Kosovo protest Kosovo's breakaway from Serbia provoked fresh violence Friday as U.N. police reportedly fired tear gas at Serb demonstrators in northern Kosovo.

* Sadr declares new Iraq ceasefire Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr has ordered the renewal of the ceasefire his powerful militia has been observing for the past six months.

* World-Renowned Bernard Lewis Delivers Concluding Lecture The Jerusalem Conference concluded Wednesday night with a packed-house lecture by Bernard Lewis.

* State official: Act against Tehran before it's too late Israel will seek to call a session of the United Nations Security Council to demand the tightening of sanctions against Iran.

* Bhutto party meeting to pick PM The party of Pakistan's late former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto, is to meet to pick the next prime minister after its victory in Monday's polls.

* Worried Rice to discuss Gaza with Olmert in Japan Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will meet with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice while both are in Japan next week.

* China defends arms sales to Sudan China has defended its sale of weapons to Sudan, amid growing criticism of its alleged failure to help resolve the humanitarian crisis in Darfur.

* McCain, a supporter of Israel with a 'Judeophile' brother A little while after the outbreak of the Second Lebanon War, a group of Israelis visited Senator John McCain in his office.

* EU ministers consider Kosovo security forces amid unrest EU defence ministers are discussing the possibility of building a special security force in Kosovo.

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