Saturday, November 07, 2009


* Israeli concern over Abbas move Israeli officials have expressed concern over the decision by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas not to seek re-election.

* Medvedev: Harsher sanctions an option if Iran refuses to deal Soon after senior Iranian lawmakers rejected on Saturday any possibility of Teheran shipping uranium abroad for further enrichment.

* UNSC to discuss Goldstone Report UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Friday that the Security Council would begin to discuss the Goldstone Commission's report at the earliest opportunity.

* Fatah considers reverting to popular warfare Senior operative says Abbas' retirement may force Fatah to resort to violent protests, stone-throwing.

* Lebanon government accord reached Lebanon's political opposition has agreed to join a unity government under Prime Minister designate Saad Hariri.

* IDF reveals footage of Francop raid The IDF on Friday published new video clips documenting the moments when Navy commandos from the elite Flottila 13 unit raided the Francop cargo vessel, opened containers on board the ship and discovered a huge stash of armaments sent by Iran and bound for Syria, possibly intended for use by Hizbullah.

* Texas killer reportedly of Palestinian descent Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a US military psychiatrist suspected of going on a shooting rampage that killed 13 people and wounded 30 in a US army base in Texas, is believed to be of Palestinian origin.

* Study shows high cost of German reunification: report As Germany prepares to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a new study shows that some 1.3 trillion euros ($1.9 trillion) have been transferred from the west to rebuild the east, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

* World leaders hope for climate deal At least 40 world leaders have said they will attend climate change talks in Denmark next month, but there are still fears that there will be few tangible results after preparatory meetings ended with scant progress.

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