Wednesday, August 05, 2009


* Defiant Iran president takes oath Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been sworn in for a second term as Iran's president, after weeks of post-election unrest.

* Russian Subs Patrolling Off East Coast of U.S. A pair of nuclear-powered Russian attack submarines has been patrolling off the eastern seaboard of the United States in recent days.

* 'Stability in North could be shattered' The current stability in the North is "in danger," Deputy OC Northern Command Brig.-Gen. Alon Friedman was quoted by the Times as saying Tuesday.

* Fatah Convention Opens With Hamas-Like Platform In Bethlehem, some 2,000 Fatah members are taking part in the first Fatah conference in 20 years.

* Peres: Absence of peace means uncontrollable nuclear Mideast "If we miss this chance for peace, the Middle East will become an uncontrollable nuclear zone and there will be no turning back."

* Netanyahu Visits Nuclear Facility in Possible Hint to Iran Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu visited the nuclear reactor facility in Dimona Tuesday.

* Peres: No peace means nuclear Mideast President Shimon Peres warned Tuesday that if Israel dallied on the peace front, the Middle East would almost certainly reach "a point of no return".

* Hezbollah stockpiles 40,000 rockets near Israel border Three years after Israel fought a bloody war in Lebanon against Hezbollah, there are fears that hostilities could erupt again.

* New names emerge for top EU jobs Former German foreign minister Joschka Fischer should run the European Commission according to MEP Daniel Cohn-Bendit.

* Jordan backs effort for Arab concessions Jordan's foreign minister strongly backed the Obama administration's efforts to garner confidence-building measures toward Israel from Arab states Tuesday.