Wednesday, December 08, 2010


* Middle East peace talks 'crisis' over settlement row His comments come hours after the US admitted that it had failed to get Israel to renew its settlement curbs.

* PLO: US failed, we'll turn to UN The American effort to revive direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians has failed.

* U.S. Military Chief Criticizes China Over North Korea The top American military officer lashed out at China on Wednesday for failing to intervene diplomatically with North Korea.

* PA official questions US ability to broker ME peace A top Palestinian Authority official on Wednesday questioned Washington's ability to forge Middle East peace.

* Impending Crisis: Earth to Run Out of Food by 2050? Is the earth running out of food? That's what scientists warned if the world leaders don't act now.

* 'Tunisian premier predicts Muslim Brotherhood takeover' The moderate Arab states' fear of Iran and Islamic radicalism continued to pour forth from documents released by WikiLeaks Tuesday night.

* The PA's ultimate act of resistance Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, has said that he is presiding over an authority without any authority.

* Arab States to US: 'Don't Close Door to Peace' Members of the Arab League's "Followup Committee" don't want the United States to "close the door" to peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

* Israeli Flags to be Made in Israel The Knesset voted Tuesday in favor of a measure that will require all Israeli flags used for official functions to be made in Israel.

* Bizarre hairy fly is rediscovered Scientists have rediscovered a bizarre insect in Kenya, collecting the first Terrible Hairy Fly specimen since 1948.