Wednesday, January 13, 2010


* Jordan wants Dead Sea Scrolls back from Israel Jordan has complained to the United Nations in a bid to acquire the Dead Sea Scrolls from Israel, saying the Jewish state seized the ancient texts during the 1967 Six-Day War.

* Turkey may recall ambassador Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon's apology for the "hazing" of Turkish ambassador Oguz Celikkol on Monday failed to calm the waters.

* Turkish producers working on anti-Israel film A Turkish news site reported Wednesday that the company, Pana Film, that produced the TV series "Valley of the Wolves" is already working on a film version of the show called "Valley of the Wolves - Palestine."

* Massive biological attack drill begins Days after an acid attack in downtown Hong Kong, and in preparation for a non-conventional attack on Israel, the National Emergency Authority (NEA) will hold the largest-ever exercise to train security forces how to respond to a citywide biological attack.

* Haiti earthquake: Thousands feared dead Haitian President Rene Preval has said thousands of people are feared dead following a huge quake which has devastated the country's capital.

* Doomsday clock to be moved by world's top scientists tomorrow It was created by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in 1947, two years after the U.S dropped the first atomic bombs on Japan in World War II.

* Ayalon issues second apology in Turkey row Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon sent a letter of apology Wednesday night to the Turkish ambassador to Israel.

* Islamic Movement leader: Not afraid to go to jail for sake of al-Aqsa Mosque The head of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel on Wednesday said he did not recognize the prison sentence handed down to him by a Jerusalem court earlier in the day.

* Enlargement nominee backs Turkish EU membership Planting his flag firmly in the pro-Turkey camp, the European Commission's incoming enlargement and neighbourhood policy chief, the Czech Republic's Stefan Fuele, said Turkey could one day could become a full EU member.

* Turkey PM Erdogan in Russia for gas talks Turkey's growing strategic importance as a gas transporter is the focus of talks in Russia between the countries' leaders.

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