Thursday, April 03, 2008


* Al-Qaida No. 2: We'll target world Jews Al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri pledged Wednesday night that the group would attack Jews in Israel and throughout the world.

* Nato denies Georgia and Ukraine Nato has confirmed it will not yet offer membership to Georgia or Ukraine after the 26-member alliance was split amid strong objections from Russia.

* Officials deny escalation with Syria "Israel has no intention of attacking Syria," said Deputy Prime Minster Haim Ramon.

* Mubarak, Abdullah, Abbas discuss peace process Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak held a meeting on Wednesday in Cairo, in which Jordan's King Abdullah II, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas took part.

* Kosovo constitution approved by EU The European Union has given its blessing to Kosovo's constitution.

* North Korea: South Korea driving relationship to 'catastrophe' North Korea cut off dialogue with South Korea on Thursday, claiming the peninsula was on the brink of another war.

* Intel unveils tiny chips tailored for mobile Internet gadgets The world's biggest computer chip maker Intel unveiled on Wednesday a set of tiny "Atom" processors it says will give mobile devices desktop computing power.

* Israel: Iran trying to intercept IDF messages Iran has set up sophisticated listening stations in Syria in recent months to intercept Israeli military communications.

* Recession warning by US Fed chief Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the US central bank, has admitted that the struggling US economy could fall into recession during the first half of this year.

* US report: Saudis, Turks may join nuclear arms race Saudi Arabia most likely would develop nuclear weapons if Iran acquires them.