Monday, April 11, 2011


* Netanyahu: Iran recently accelerated nuclear program PM tells EU envoys to Israel that Tehran has taken advantage of reduced pressure from West in order to speed its nuclear program.

* Ivory Coast's Gbagbo's captured After a week of heavy fighting, forces backing Ivory Coast's internationally recognized leader on Monday arrested strongman Laurent Gbagbo who had refused to leave the presidency despite losing elections more than four months earlier.

* Libya: African Union puts truce plan to Benghazi rebels Members of an African Union delegation are offering a peace proposal to rebel leaders in the city of Benghazi to end Libya's eight-week conflict.

* Student protest in Syrian capital turns violent A rare demonstration by hundreds of Syrian university students turned violent when security forces beat up and arrested several protesters.

* Palestinian official: Israel, Gaza militants agreed to a cease-fire Although neither Israel nor the Palestinians confirmed the cease-fire, a significantly smaller number of rockets were fired from Gaza on Sunday and Palestinians reported no Israeli air strikes.

* Japan: Powerful earthquake hits north-east A powerful earthquake has hit north-east Japan, exactly one month after the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

* Beijing police halt unapproved church service Beijing police on Sunday detained dozens of worshippers from an unapproved Christian church who were trying to hold services in a public space after they were evicted from their usual place of worship.

* Arab League wants Gaza no-fly zone Amr Mussa to ask UN that same sanction imposed on Libya be implemented against Israel.

* Israel presents: Iron Dome in action Defense Ministry releases video showing missile defense system intercepting incoming rocket.

* EU should forge ahead with electronic ID, says Estonian minister Estonians reckon that if the internet had a hometown, it would be located somewhere within the borders of their electronically advanced Baltic state.