Saturday, January 09, 2010


* Ahmadinejad: Iran will not fall on its knees before the world Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad expressed continued defiance to the threat of further sanctions on his country.

* Islamic Jihad: Israel provoking us A spokesperson from Al-Quds Brigades warned early Saturday morning that armed Palestinian groups would not hesitate to confront Israel if strikes on the Gaza Strip continue.

* US, Jordan pressure Israel, PA on peace The Obama administration on Friday laid out a bold shift in its Mideast peace strategy, stepping up pressure on Israel and the Palestinians to resume stalled talks.

* Arab World: Battleground Yemen US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday described the current situation in Yemen as "a threat to regional stability and even to global stability."

* Spain to push for binding EU economic goals Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has said the EU's new 10-year economic plan, set to be agreed over the coming months, should have binding goals.

* Togo withdraw from Africa Cup of Nations The driver and two non-playing staff have died. Two players were shot and injured in Friday's attack in Cabinda.

* Palestinians downplay Hillary Clinton push for peace Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat has played down hopes of a resumption of peace talks with Israel.

* U.S. Has Few Resources to Face Threats in Yemen As the Obama administration confronts the latest terrorism threat in Yemen, its diplomatic and development efforts are being constrained by a shortage of resources.

* King David Era Pottery Shard Supports Biblical Narrative A breakthrough in the research of the Hebrew Scriptures has shed new light on the period in which the Bible books of the Prophets were written.

* Blair to Haaretz: Global terror is one battle, one struggle Without a doubt, it was Iraq that ended his career at 10 Downing Street.

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