Saturday, May 10, 2008


* Hizbullah to withdraw gunmen from streets of Beirut Hizbullah TV announced Saturday that opposition forces will withdraw all their gunmen from Beirut in compliance with an army request.

* Moscow echoes with nostalgia as military parades through Red Square Nuclear missile launchers and columns of tanks rolled through Red Square on Friday.

* Tentative Deal on Truce in Sadr City Shiite leaders in Parliament and leaders of the movement of the Shiite cleric Moktada al-Sadr agreed to the outlines of a truce early Saturday.

* Sporadic aid trickles into Burma Deliveries of aid to Burma to help cyclone victims are arriving sporadically, as aid agencies continue to face obstacles set by the regime.

* Iran blames Israel, US for Lebanon crisis A spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry blamed Israel and the US for fueling tensions in Lebanon.

* U.S. looks set to offer Israel powerful new radar The Bush administration appears set to offer Israel a powerful radar system that could greatly boost Israeli defenses against enemy ballistic missiles.

* Egypt opens Rafah crossing for 3 days Egyptian authorities have ordered a three-day opening of the Rafah border crossing on Saturday to allow Palestinians to cross into Egypt from the Gaza Strip for medical treatment.

* Russian fury at NATO 'air attacks' Russia's air force chief has accused NATO fighters escorting Russian bombers on patrol flights over neutral waters of violating safety rules.

* Last gasp for Olmert's political career? The overwhelming view in Israel on Friday, just hours after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert declared his innocence in a bribery investigation involving a Long Island businessman.

* MKs: No majority for early elections The day after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced that he would quit if the latest investigation against him leads to an indictment, lawmakers estimated Friday that there would not be a majority in the Knesset.

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