Wednesday, March 23, 2011


* Bomb explodes in central Jerusalem; 31 wounded A bomb exploded Wednesday at a crowded bus stop outside the International Convention Center in Jerusalem.

* Libya crisis: Allies join fight for city of Misrata International forces have launched new air strikes near Libya's rebel-held western city of Misrata, witnesses say.

* Tokyo water 'unfit for babies' due to high radiation Tokyo's tap water is unfit for babies to drink after radiation from Japan's quake-hit nuclear plant affected the capital's water supply.

* Abbas to Russia: Pressure Israel to halt Gaza escalation Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas asked Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to put pressure on Israel to end the "escalation" of strikes in the Gaza Strip.

* CITYsights: King David's palace discovered? Archaeological dig in Silwan reveals many exciting new finds including part of King David's original palace.

* Egypt Air removes Israel from map Egypt Air, the largest airline in Egypt, has removed Israel from the map – literally.

* Hamas Unhappy with British, German Positions on Flareup Hamas propaganda blamed Israel for causing civilian casualties in Gaza.

* Syrians call for revolution; UN: Probe protestors' death Protests spread in southern Syria Tuesday as hundreds of people marched to demand reforms in a previously peaceful village.

* 'Mideast is world's riskiest region for water security' Study says growing shortages heighten political risk, may raise oil prices; "water isn’t going to be sole cause for civil unrest," analyst says.

* Kucinich: Libya action 'impeachable' President Barack Obama should be impeached for approving air strikes against Libya, Rep. Dennis Kucinich said in an interview Monday.