Friday, December 31, 2010


* Wikileaks: Egypt still sees Israel as its main adversary US diplomatic memos released by WikiLeaks this month show previously unknown friction with Egypt over military assistance and strategy.

* 'Mossad, US, UK cooperating to sabotage Iran nukes' US and UK intelligence services are cooperating with the Mossad to sabotage Teheran's nuclear program.

* Celebrations as the world starts marking the new year In Australia, crowds gathered in Sydney to watch what is hailed as the biggest New Year's Eve fireworks display.

* Palestinian draft condemning Israeli settlements designed to win U.S. support Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said his new attempt to get the United Nations to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank was specifically designed to win U.S. support.

* Next Year's Wars The 16 brewing conflicts to watch for in 2011.

* Peace Hovers in Sudan, but Most Soldiers Stay Armed Nearly six years ago, northern and southern Sudan signed a peace agreement after decades of civil war.

* Abbas lays Brazil embassy cornerstone Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas laid the first stone Friday of what will become a Palestinian embassy in Brazil.

* Nigeria: Pastor killed in front of his church, other churches targeted in arson rampage Still more jihadist violence to report against Nigerian churches on Christmas Eve.

* Christians consider their future after more attacks in Iraq Some Christians in Iraq's capital were considering leaving, following a wave of bombings targeting members of their religion that left two dead and 16 others wounded.

* Estonia joins euro club riven by crisis, others wary Estonia could be the last new entrant for some years when it becomes the 17th euro zone member on January 1.