Friday, February 20, 2009


* Iran holds enough uranium for bomb Iran has built up a stockpile of enough enriched uranium for one nuclear bomb.

* Netanyahu to form Israel cabinet Mr Netanyahu said Israel faced "great challenges" including the global economic crisis and what he said was Iran's wish to obtain nuclear weapons.

* Mitchell could support PA unity gov't US Middle East Envoy George Mitchell expressed support for Egyptian efforts to forge a Palestinian national unity government.

* PA wants new gov't to honor old pacts The Palestinian Authority's official spokesman, Nabil Abu Rodaina, responded Friday to President Shimon Peres' decision to charge Likud Chairman Benjamin Netanyahu with the task of forming the next government.

* 'Processed uranium found at Syrian site' UN nuclear agency samples taken from a Syrian site suspected of being a secretly built reactor have revealed new traces of processed uranium.

* Clinton arrives for Chinese talks US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in Beijing for wide-ranging talks with China's leaders.

* Analysis: Turkey's shift toward Iran, Syria is no short-term blip Last weekend, a conference held under the title "Gaza the victory" took place at hotel near Istanbul's Ataturk airport.

* US will consider Russian missile defense concerns U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday that Russian concerns will be taken into consideration as the Obama administration decides the fate of planned missile defense bases in Eastern Europe.

* Jews hail expulsion of Holocaust-denying bishop World Jewish leaders on Friday praised Argentina's decision to order the expulsion of an ultra-traditionalist Catholic bishop who caused an international furore by denying the full extent of the Holocaust.

* Iraqi cleric hopes elections will help push out US A prominent anti-American Shiite cleric said Friday he hopes recent provincial elections will help unite Iraqis to push out the United States.

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