Tuesday, March 25, 2008


* Netanyahu urges Shas to 'save Jerusalem' Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu visited the settlement of Ma'aleh Adumim on Tuesday.

* Nasrallah: The Zionist entity can be wiped out of existence Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Monday told tens of thousands of supporters in Beirut that Israel could be eliminated.

* Food prices rising across the world From subsistence farmers eating rice in Ecuador to gourmets feasting on escargot in France, consumers worldwide face rising food prices.

* Saudis lead boycott of Syrian summit Syria's hopes of hosting an Arab summit in Damascus next week suffered a major setback.

* Egypt tries to tackle deadly bread crisis Clashes have been breaking out among Egyptians waiting in long lines for subsidized bread.

* Turks praise jihad to protest Cheney visit Thousands of Turks chanted anti-American and anti-Israel slogans, sang jihadist songs and pledged to follow the path of Hamas's Sheikh Ahmed Yassin.

* Iraq forces battle Basra militias Heavy fighting has been raging in Basra as thousands of Iraqi troops battle Shia militias in the southern city.

* Analysis: Cairo climbs the nuclear pyramid The announcement that Egypt is going to cooperate with Russia to develop its nuclear energy program should not come as a surprise.

* Medvedev warns on Nato expansion The incoming Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, has said his country is not happy about the prospect of Ukraine and Georgia joining Nato.

* Saudi King plans first interfaith conference to include Jews In a rare departure from government practice, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah is planning to convene an interfaith conference for Muslims, Christians and Jews.