Saturday, October 22, 2011


* Turkey and Iran 'collaborating against Kurdish rebels' Turkey and Iran have vowed to co-operate to defeat separatist Kurdish militants, on the third day of a Turkish offensive on its Iraq border.

* Rebels accused of executing former Libyan leader and son Mutassim Libya's rebel army has been accused of executing both Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and his son Mutassim in cold blood as the United Nations suggested their deaths amounted to war crimes.

* Iraq rejects US request to maintain bases after troop withdrawal Obama announces the full withdrawal of troops from Iraq but fails to persuade Nouri al-Maliki to allow US to keep bases there.

* Jordan king urges Israel and Palestinians to use Arab Spring as inspiration to revive talks Jordan's King Abdullah on Saturday urged Israel and the Palestinians to look to the Arab Spring uprisings for inspiration and to restart their stalled peace talks.

* Arab Israelis Call to Kidnap Soldiers Dozens of Arab citizens of Israel held a demonstration Thursday in which they called to kidnap IDF soldiers.

* 'Iran to move nuclear material underground in near future' Iran plans to soon start moving nuclear material to an underground site for the pursuit of sensitive atomic activities.

* EU to hold second summit next week European leaders are to have a second summit on the eurozone crisis.

* EU to celebrate Shalit swap despite concerns The EU is set to cheer the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

* Will the U.S. Begin Writing "Israel" on IDs of Jerusalemites? Harvey Schwartz, Chair of the American Israeli Action Coalition, participated this week in the Jerusalem Conference for English speakers.

* New virus threatens Iran's nuclear program First there was the Stuxnet computer virus that wreaked havoc on Iran's nuclear program.