Friday, April 11, 2008


* 'Site found where Iran building 6,000 km ballistic missile' New satellite imagery exposed a site where Iran was developing long-range ballistic missiles.

* 'Hamas has built up a force of 20,000' Since 2005's disengagement from the Gaza Strip, Hamas has forged a formidable military of 20,000 men.

* Israeli tanks in Gaza incursion Israel has sent tanks and bulldozers into the Gaza Strip after pledging to retaliate against a deadly militant attack on a fuel depot this week.

* Chamoun: Syria-Israel war is imminent Dory Chamoun is the sole surviving son of former Lebanese President Camille Chamoun, who founded the National Liberal Party.

* Egypt confirms Mideast summit is under discussion A Middle East summit meeting in theEgyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in May is under discussion.

* Food prices stir poverty concern The International Monetary Fund has said that rising food prices threaten to undermine gains made in cutting poverty.

* Fight in Sadr City becomes test for Iraqi army The Iraqi soldiers pushed their way up a main thoroughfare in Sadr City over the past week.

* Livni Gives Away Northern Jerusalem Negotiations for Jerusalem continue apace, with a local Jerusalem paper reporting that Foreign Minister Livni has agreed to give away Atarot Airport.

* Gov't against Carter, Mashaal meeting The Israeli government and politicians sent mixed messages on Thursday regarding plans by former US president Jimmy Carter to meet with Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal.

* Iran cleric rejects Bush's accusations on Iraq An influential Iranian cleric on Friday rejected President George W. Bush's accusations that Iran was arming and funding Shi'ite militias in Iraq to kill American soldiers.

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