Friday, October 01, 2010


* Rising Tensions Between Hizbullah, Egypt and Jordan Lebanese terrorist group Hizbullah lashed out at Egypt and Jordan this week.

* Tensions on the Turkish-Iraqi border The monthlong cease-fire declared unilaterally by the PKK (Kurdish Workers Party) for the Ramadan period is set to finally expire this week.

* Proposal: Limited Construction During Talks Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is considering a new proposal that would limit construction for Jews in Judea and Samaria.

* Secret focus of Obama-Netanyahu talks: Israel's strategic ambiguity policy Israeli sources said the administration of President Barack Obama has drafted an agreement for nuclear cooperation between Jerusalem and Washington.

* Turkish analyst: Washington increasingly upset with Ankara "Washington is increasingly becoming upset with Ankara. The origin of this lies in the approach to Israel.

* Aides: Iraqi Shiite cleric backs al-Maliki Powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has agreed to support the bid by Iraq's prime minister to retain power.

* Ex-Pakistani general to form political party Pakistan's ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf plans to launch a new political party Friday.

* China launches Moon mission A Chinese rocket carrying a probe destined for the Moon has blasted into space.

* 'Osama Bin Laden' tape on relief work A new audio message purporting to come from al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden is on Islamist websites, say reports.

* Japanese PM Naoto Kan warns of China's military rise Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan has expressed concern over China's maritime activities and military build-up.

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