Saturday, January 16, 2010


* Security fears in quake-hit Haiti There are mounting security concerns in Haiti's earthquake-hit capital as distribution problems continue to hamper getting aid to survivors.

* Six powers to discuss Iran's defiance Top diplomats from six key powers are scheduled to meet in New York on Saturday to discuss Iran's reaction to their proposal to defuse global fears over its nuclear program.

* Is Israel prepared for the worst? On Tuesday, the tropical country of Haiti experienced an earthquake with a magnitude of 7 on the Richter scale. Statistically speaking, Israel is likely to experience an earthquake of similar magnitude.

* Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt elects new leader Egypt's outlawed opposition Islamist movement, the Muslim Brotherhood, has named a conservative figure, Mohammed Badi, as its new leader.

* US images show how Osama Bin Laden may look The US State Department has issued digitally-altered photos showing how Osama Bin Laden may look now, aged 52.

* Lebanon says will coordinate UN activity with Iran Lebanese President Michel Suleiman told visiting Iranian Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi that the two countries must coordinate their positions efforts within the UN Security Council.

* Egyptian paper calls Mossad chief 'Israel's superman' Egypt's Al-Ahram reported Saturday that Iran was being prevented from developing staggering nuclear capabilities by Israel's Mossad chief, Meir Dagan.

* Israeli team's field hospital begins operating in Haiti The Israeli aid delegation to Haiti began operating its emergency field hospital in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince Saturday evening.

* Mitchell to arrive in Mideast this week with no plan, no agenda U.S. envoy George Mitchel will arrive in the region this week without a new agenda for renewing negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.

* Ayalon threatens to expel ambassadors Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, who caused a diplomatic crisis with Turkey this week, on Saturday implied that the country's ambassador could be expelled.