Wednesday, May 06, 2009


* Ahmadinejad: Syria, Iran united against Israel Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday his country and Syria are united behind Palestinian "resistance" to Israel.

* 'Quartet to present new strategy' The US-led Quartet of Middle East mediators is working on a new strategy for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

* Taliban fighters pounded by Pakistani forces Pakistan's military is pounding Taliban targets in the country's Swat Valley, trying to clear militants who control parts of the district's main city.

* US Arab allies wary over Iran overtures Washington's efforts to start a dialogue with Iran have sent ripples of alarm through the capitals of America's closest Arab allies.

* MK Katz to Biden: Have Some Respect for Land of the Bible US Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the AIPAC convention in Washington on Tuesday, and said straight out: Israel must stop building in Judea and Samaria.

* 'No alternative to 2-state solution' There is no an alternative to a two-state peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians.

* IAEA: Weapons grade uranium traces found in Egypt The UN nuclear watchdog agency says its inspectors have found traces of weapons-grade uranium in Egypt.

* US pro-Israeli group attempts to stop shift in White House Middle East policy US congressional leaders and the most powerful pro-Israel lobby group in the US are attempting to forestall a significant shift in the White House's Middle East policy.

* Pope arriving at time when Christians are leaving When Pope Benedict XVI comes to the Holy Land next week, he will greet a community of believers whose numbers are gradually eroding.

* Robot sub aims for deepest ocean A robotic submarine is undergoing final preparations to dive to the deepest-known part of the oceans.

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