Saturday, May 31, 2008


* Egypt finds massive arms cache in Sinai An Egyptian police official says boxes of ammunitions, RPGs and anti-aircraft missiles have been uncovered inside a mountain in the northern Sinai peninsula.

* Iraqi-U.S. security talks worry Shiites and Sunnis Some Shiite and Sunni Muslim leaders in Iraq -- able to agree on little else -- are united in their opposition to a prospective long-term security agreement.

* Ramon: Elections likely to be in Fall Vice Premier Haim Ramon said Friday that he expected Israel to hold elections in November.

* Muhammad takes Milan by storm What is the most popular name for children born in the Italian city of Milan? The city's municipality reported what some may find a strange turn of events.

* 'Progress' denied in Syria negotiations A senior Syrian official involved in indirect talks with Israel said on Saturday that reports of "significant progress" between the two sides was "inaccurate."

* Iran's FM slams US policy in Middle East Iran's foreign minister said Friday that the United States should conduct a "serious review" of its foreign policy.

* Putin gets a presidential welcome in Paris Vladimir Putin's first trip abroad as prime minister, to Paris, looked pretty presidential.

* Sadrists want referendum on US-Iraq pact Loyalists of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called on the Iraqi government Saturday to hold a public referendum.

* Musharraf denies he will step down Pressed by a swirl of rumors that he was about to be ousted, President Pervez Musharraf insisted he was staying.

* Arab world: No one is above the law in Israel The corruption case against Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has earned Israel tremendous respect throughout the Arab world.