Monday, July 07, 2008


* Israel, US wouldn't dare attack Iran Israel and the US would not dare to attack Iran, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying.

* Iraq floats US pullout timetable Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has raised the prospect of setting a timetable for the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq.

* New Iranian film on Sadat stirs controversy in Egypt The family of former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat is threatening to sue the producers of a new Iranian documentary that portrays his killing in 1981 as the assassination of a traitor by a martyr.

* US and EU urged to cut biofuels World Bank President Robert Zoellick has called for reform of biofuel policies in rich countries, urging them to grow more food to feed the hungry.

* Experts: Iran has resumed nuclear bomb project Iran has resumed work on making advanced equipment that nuclear experts say is principally used for developing atomic weapons, the The Telegraph reported Monday, citing intelligence reports received by Western diplomats.

* G-8 summit opens with focus on Africa Aid for Africa -- and whether enough was coming from the world's major economic powers -- was in the spotlight Monday as the Group of Eight nations met with seven African leaders at its annual summit.

* Abbas meets with Assad in Damascus Syrian President Bashar Assad met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday, and the two discussed the Middle East peace process, as well as efforts to reconcile Palestinian factions, said Nabil Abu Rdeneh, an aide to Abbas.

* Iraqis lead final purge of Al-Qaeda American and Iraqi forces are driving Al-Qaeda in Iraq out of its last redoubt in the north of the country in the culmination of one of the most spectacular victories of the war on terror.

* Bomb rocks India embassy in Kabul A suicide bomber has rammed a car full of explosives into the gates of the Indian embassy in the Afghan capital, killing 41 people and injuring 141.

* A 'Big Day' for Kohanim: Future Temple Priests Get Fitted In a ceremony befitting the Time of Redemption, tailors at the Temple Institute in Jerusalem’s Old City began taking measurements of Kohanim earlier this month in anticipation of an even bigger event -- the dedication of the Third Temple.

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