Thursday, June 26, 2008


* Week into cease-fire, fifth Qassam strikes Negev Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired a Qassam rocket at the western Negev on Thursday.

* Aids epidemic a 'global disaster The Aids epidemic in some countries is so severe that it should be classified as a disaster, the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) has warned.

* Messianic Jews to protest 'discrimination' A contingent of about 300 Messianic Jews from the US will protest this weekend against what they call Israel's discriminatory immigration policy against Jews who believe that Jesus is the messiah.

* N Korea hands over nuclear data North Korea has handed over a long-awaited account of its nuclear programme to China.

* Plans underway for November Mideast peace summit in Moscow The Quartet of Middle East peacemakers decided this week to pursue the organization of a regional conference in Moscow in November.

* Russian boomtown hosts EU leaders Russian and EU leaders are gathering in the Siberian city of Khanty-Mansiysk - the first such summit since Dmitry Medvedev became Russian president.

* Israeli hackers penetrate Hamas website Israeli hackers boasted Thursday about breaking into the website of Izz al-Din al-Qassam, Hamas’ military wing.

* Crucial vote on internet's future A complete overhaul of the way people navigate the internet could begin following a crucial vote in Paris.

* 'Jihad' declared on Jerusalem Pride Parade Less than 24 hours before the Jerusalem Pride Parade kicks off, authorities are growing increasingly concerned of possible acts of violence at the hands of extremist groups.

* UN inspector: Syria probe 'inconclusive' Syria's vice president said Wednesday his country allowed UN nuclear inspectors to visit a site in the remote eastern desert allegedly destroyed by IAF jets.

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