Saturday, February 26, 2011


* Libya revolt: Tripoli braced as Gaddafi arms supporters People in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, are braced for further battles after the country's leader, Col Muammar Gaddafi, said he would open weapons depots to arm his supporters.

* World powers struggle to find way to stop Gaddafi World powers struggled to find a way to stop Libyan leader Muammer Gaddafi lashing out at his people as he clings to power in Tripoli.

* Cairo: Army violently disperses protesters Egyptian military police beat protesters Saturday to clear them from outside the Cabinet office.

* UN Security Council targets Gaddafi and his family UN Security Council members were mulling ways to punish Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

* Iran and Syria agree on military training cooperation Iran and Syria have agreed to cooperate on naval training, Iran's official news agency reported.

* UN concern over 'military angle to Iran nuclear plan' The UN's nuclear watchdog says it has received new information on "possible military dimensions" to Iran's nuclear development program.

* Protesters killed in Iraqi 'day of rage' At least nine people have been killed in anti-government protests in Iraq as thousands take to the streets in cities across the country for a "day of rage".

* Turkey to confront Sarkozy on opposition to EU bid Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan says he will confront French President Nicolas Sarkozy over his negative stance towards Muslim Turkey's bid to join the European Union.

* Foreign Ministry to Send Ambassadors to Cave of Patriarchs Israel's Foreign Ministry is taking steps that must be bringing some 'naches' (Yiddish for parental pleasure) to the Foremothers and Forefathers buried in the Cave of Patriarchs.

* Quartet to Push New Negotiations Diplomats from the international Quartet – the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations – announced this week that they plan a new effort to push negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.