Saturday, May 03, 2008


* 'PM will probably have to step down' Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's situation is serious and problematic, and it is doubtful that he will be able to continue to serve as prime minister.

* Rice heads for new Mid-East talks US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has arrived in the Middle East in the latest attempt to push for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.

* Iran warns UK not to cross 'red lines' in nuclear offer Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki warned the United Kingdom not to cross "red lines" on Saturday.

* Asian bank in food crisis warning The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has warned that the crisis of rising food prices could reverse gains made in reducing poverty across the continent.

* Lebanese MP: Expel Iranian ambassador A pro-government Lebanese politician called Saturday for the expulsion of Iran's ambassador.

* Jordan's king: Progress on peace could bring ties with Arab world Jordan's King Abdullah told visiting MK Yossi Beilin on Saturday that progress in peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians prior to the two sides reaching an agreement on the core issues of the conflict would be sufficient.

* Bush seeks $200m in funding for PA As international donors met in London to provide aid to the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority, US President George W. Bush included $200 million in funding for the PA.

* Turkish raids 'kill PKK fighters' More than 150 Kurdish fighters have been killed in a series of cross-border air raids by Turkey into northern Iraq.

* Mofaz: Take J'lem off negotiating table Jerusalem must be taken off the negotiating table, Transportation Minister and former defense minister Shaul Mofaz said.

* 'Israelis must rediscover Jewish values' President Shimon Peres says he is greatly concerned about the demoralization of the nation and the loss of traditional Jewish values.

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