Tuesday, July 22, 2008


* Serbia arrests top war crimes suspect Karadzic Serbian security forces arrested Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic on Monday night.

* Maliki tells Germany Iraq is open for business Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said his battle-scarred country was now safer and back in business.

* Israelis hit by new digger attack A Palestinian in a mechanical digger has rammed traffic in west Jerusalem, injuring at least 10 people before being shot dead.

* Russia, Venezuela strengthen energy ties Leading oil and gas producers Russia and Venezuela will coordinate energy policies.

* Being a Part of It: Aliyah 2008, in Photos and Words Some 210 Jews from North America made Aliyah on Tuesday, and were welcomed in a gala ceremony in Ben Gurion International Airport.

* Sarkozy suggests Irish revote in June 2009 French President Nicholas Sarkozy has proposed to the Irish prime minister that a second referendum on the Lisbon Treaty be held.

* A First: Fatah Chief in the President's Residence It was a first of its kind event Tuesday afternoon when Palestinian Authority (P.A.) Chairman and Fatah chief Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) crossed the threshold of the President's Residence in Jerusalem.

* Kadima council paves way to oust Olmert Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will be replaced as Kadima leader in mid-September.

* Obama urges political fix in Iraq US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama has said security in Iraq has improved but the country's needs must now be addressed politically.

* US official to meet with Syrian negotiator in DC. For the second time this week, a senior American official will meet with representatives of a Middle Eastern country that the US has sought to isolate diplomatically.

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