Tuesday, February 16, 2010


* Clinton warns of Mideast nuclear race US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has told college students in Saudi Arabia that if Iran gets a nuclear weapon it could trigger a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.

* 'If Iran gets nukes, so will Turkey' Following his meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and local Jewish community leaders on Monday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu went out to eat with his wife Sara at a Moscow restaurant and coincidentally ran into Greek Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs George Papandreou.

* PM urges Iran fuel sanctions Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his delegation emerged from nearly four hours of talks with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

* Saudi Arabia preparing for oil demand to peak A top Saudi energy official expressed serious concern Monday that world oil demand could peak in the next decade.

* Taliban commander Mullah Baradar 'seized in Pakistan' A man described as the top Afghan Taliban military commander and named as Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar has been captured in Pakistan.

* Iran says the world "will regret" sanctions Anyone placing sanctions on Iran would be "regretful", President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said.

* Sharansky: Jerusalem Bridges Time and Space Natan Sharansky, a former refusenik who now heads the Jewish Agency, moved the Jerusalem Conference audience to tears when he spoke of how Jerusalem changed his life.

* Gaddafi provokes EU visa row over troublemaker son The European Commission on Monday (15 February) deplored Libya's "unilateral and disproportionate" decision to deny entry to the country to almost all EU citizens.

* Marines: Taliban resistance more disorganized U.S. and Afghan forces traded gunfire with insurgents shooting from haystacks in poppy fields Tuesday as NATO forces progressed against increasingly fitful resistance in the Taliban stronghold of Marjah.

* Vatican putting wartime archives on Internet The Vatican plans to make some of its World War II archives available on the Internet soon to calm down the controversy over Pope Pius XII's actions during the Holocaust.