Friday, May 28, 2010


* Syria accused of arming Hezbollah from secret bases Hezbollah is running weapons, including surface-to-surface missiles, from secret arms depots in Syria to its bases in Lebanon.

* Assad: Iran supports Israel talks Iran indicated approval of Syria's indirect peace talks with Israel, Syrian President Bashar Assad said.

* Tension, uncertainty on last day of U.N. nuclear conference Negotiations on a global action plan on nuclear weapons came down to the wire Friday, with diplomats haggling over a proposal to start talks on establishing a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East.

* Israel Navy prepares to counter aid convoy despite reports of delay The Israel Navy has started preparing for the arrival of the Gaza aid flotilla by sending ships to counter the convoy in the Israeli-controlled waters.

* China PM seeks to cool Korean standoff Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao told South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak on Friday he condemned acts threatening stability on the Korean Peninsula.

* Pakistan mosque attacks in Lahore kill scores Gunmen have launched simultaneous raids on two mosques of the minority Ahmadi Islamic sect in Lahore, killing more than 80 people, Pakistani police say.

* Geithner talks up stability deal The US and Europe are in broad agreement on imposing more conservative rules on financial institutions.

* Chemical War Drill Ends: Photo Essay Pictures by IDF Spokesman's Unit photographers of the war drill held this week show that while chemical war is ugly and awful, drills for it can be photogenic.

* Obama: Jews' outlook on the future should be a lesson to all Americans U.S. President Barack Obama launched Jewish Heritage Month on Thursday as he hosted some 200 guests at the White House to honor the contribution of Jewish Americans.

* Millions face hunger in arid belt of Africa At this time of year, the Gadabeji Reserve should be refuge for the nomadic tribes who travel across a moonscape on the edge of the Sahara to graze their cattle.

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