Tuesday, August 19, 2008


* 'Islamic bomb' casts a long shadow The resignation of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on Monday has reignited concerns among some security analysts.

* Nato holds Georgia crisis talks Nato foreign ministers are meeting in Brussels for emergency talks to discuss how the alliance should respond to Russia's military action in Georgia.

* No sign of Russian pullout, West alarmed Russian troops and tanks did not move out of Georgia overnight through the main military crossing point.

* Iran to build more nuclear power plants Iran's official news agency says the country is preparing to build more nuclear power plants.

* Israel Monitoring Syrian Long-Range Missile Tests The military released classified information confirming that Israel has been monitoring recent Syrian missile tests.

* EU-Russia 'business as usual' impossible, Lithuania says The EU should consider diplomatic sanctions against Russia and speed up Georgia and Ukraine's EU and NATO integration.

* Huckabee: 'There is Only One Place for a Jewish Homeland' Former Arkansas Governor and vice-presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee flew in to Israel Monday.

* Sudan's president attends Africa summit in Turkey Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir attended a summit of African leaders in Turkey on Tuesday in his first trip abroad since an international court indicted him on genocide charges last month.

* Analysis: Prisoner release does nothing for Abbas It's hard these days to find one Palestinian who regards Israel's decision to release some 200 Palestinian prisoners as a "goodwill gesture."

* Israel sends truckfuls of money to replace worn out currency in Gaza Israel will send guarded trucks from the Brink's Company to the Gaza Strip.