Saturday, September 10, 2011


* Egypt on alert after Israel embassy stormed in Cairo Egypt has declared a state of alert after protests on the streets of Cairo, following the storming of the Israeli embassy on Friday night.

* Clinton: Al-Qaeda behind threat to US US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday said that al-Qaeda was behind a specific, credible but unconfirmed report of a threat to harm Americans.

* Arab League chief in Syria for talks with Assad Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby arrived in Syria on Saturday for talks with President Bashar Assad.

* Tony Blair denies military action 'radicalised' Muslims Tony Blair has denied that military intervention in the Middle East has radicalised Muslims and encouraged them to engage in acts of terrorism.

* Group of five calls for EU military headquarters Five of the biggest EU countries have tasked foreign relations chief Catherine Ashton with making plans for an EU military command centre despite British objections.

* Beijing stays aloof of Arab Spring – for now China’s traditional foreign policy of staying aloof of other countries’ internal affairs is being sorely tested in the turmoil of the Arab Spring.

* Post 9/11 Europe: 'safer' but less free Ten years after the fall of New York's twin towers and four months after the death of Osama Bin Laden, Europe is said to be 'safer' - but in return, private data is scrutinised.

* U.S. and Turkey launch new effort to combat global terrorism The United States and Turkey are launching a new effort to combat terrorism.

* Egypt PM offers to resign over protests Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf has offered to resign Saturday along with his cabinet ministers over the failed handling of Friday's protests in Cairo.

* Libya conflict: Gaddafi forces resist Bani Walid attack Pro-Gaddafi forces in Libya have been putting up fierce resistance in Bani Walid, one of four towns still controlled by loyalist fighters.