Friday, May 02, 2008


* Quartet wants settlement activity halted The Middle East peace Quartet held talks in London on Friday and called on Israel to cease all settlement activity to prevent the collapse of the peace process.

* Chinese build secret nuclear submarine base In what will be a significant challenge to US Navy dominance and to countries ringing the South China Sea, one photograph shows China’s latest 094 nuclear submarine.

* Somalia - East Africa's new Afghanistan? After a US missile killed a senior leader of an Islamist militant group in Somalia, the BBC's Rob Watson considers how serious the West considers the militant threat from the region.

* Rice raises new doubts about Iran's nuclear program Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice raised fresh doubts Thursday about the nature of Iran's nuclear program.

* Lebanon Palestinians to march on border More than 100,000 Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon are expected to march toward the border with Israel on May 14.

* Turkish planes bomb rebel Kurds Turkey's air force has launched fresh bombing raids against bases of separatist Kurds in northern Iraq.

* 60th Independence guest list takes shape President Shimon Peres did not invite Syrian President Bashar Assad to Facing Tomorrow.

* Saudi Arabia in `Golden Era,' Credit Suisse Says Credit Suisse Group recommended buying shares of Al Rajhi Bank, Saudi Arabia's biggest bank by market value.

* Where terrorists hide The just released Country Report on Terrorism 2007 by the U.S. State Department outlines a number of areas that serve as safe havens for terrorists.

* Bosnia angered by signing of EU-Serbia deal The signing of a pre-accession deal between the EU and Serbia has been criticised by Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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