Wednesday, March 09, 2011


* Christians and Muslims in Fatal Clash Near Cairo Thirteen people died in overnight fighting between Christians and Muslims in the suburbs of Cairo.

* U.S. official: Iran moving to brink of nuclear weapons capability Iran is moving to a point where it will have the ability to produce nuclear weapons.

* Nato making 'necessary plans' for Libya Ahead of a meeting of defence ministers in Brussels on Thursday (10 March), Nato military planners are drafting a range of potential actions against the Gaddafi regime.

* 'No Palestine without Jordan Valley' Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said Tuesday, "There is no Palestinian state without the Jordan Valley."

* Hariri Accuses Hizbullah of Militarizing Shiite Community Lebanon's interim Prime Minister Saad Hariri accused Hizbullah of seeking to "militarize" the Shiite community.

* US split on if Islam is more violent than other religions Americans are deeply divided over whether Islam encourages more violence than other religions.

* Palestinians use social media to urge Hamas-Fatah unity Several groups that popped up recently on Facebook and other social media sites are trying to change the situation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

* EU foreign affairs chief calls on world to shun Gaddafi The EU foreign affairs chief, Baroness Ashton, has told Euro MPs that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi should be "sent back into the cold".

* US: Syria 'can't be allowed' to block IAEA nuclear probe The United States warned Syria on Wednesday it "can't be allowed" to stonewall a UN watchdog investigation into a desert site.

* Why Is the Obama Administration Seeking UN Approval? In what was portrayed as an "exclusive interview" with CBS News, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that intervention in Libya was contingent on UN authorization.