Monday, June 04, 2012


* Sadr and secular bloc push for Iraq PM to quit A powerful Shiite cleric and Iraq's main secular bloc have made new calls to unseat Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, as a long-running political crisis appeared set to drag on.

* Settlers begin protest march to Jerusalem Hundreds of young settlers began marching from a West Bank outpost to Jerusalem on Monday to protest over plans to raze five homes built on private Palestinian land.

* Israeli firm sees further major offshore gas deposits An Israeli company has said there is a high probability of further major natural gas deposits off the northern Israeli coast.

* Israel Intensifies Security Along Border with Egypt Israel has intensified security on its border with Egypt in the wake of Mubarak's verdict, security sources in the Sinai say.

* EU to press Putin on Syria at summit EU officials are expected to press Russian President Vladimir Putin to take a stronger line on the crisis in Syria during a summit in St Petersburg.

* Putin to meet Iran's Ahmadinejad in China: Kremlin Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the sidelines of a summit in Beijing next week as tensions rise over Tehran's nuclear drive, a Kremlin official said.

* Deadly car bomb attack rocks Baghdad About two dozen people have been killed and scores injured in a suspected al-Qaeda bomb attack in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, officials say.

* Israel to Unveil World's Smallest Missile Israel's Rafael Defense Systems will unveil the world's smallest missile at the annual Eurosatory exhibition in Paris next week.

* IDF Joins the Fight Against Cyber Attacks The IDF's Operations Department defines the essence of IDF cyber warfare, puts together instructions for facing potential enemies.

* McCain: Obama Leaked Info on Stuxnet Attack to Win Votes Senator McCain says Obama's administration leaked a report on Obama's approval of cyber-attacks against Iran in order to win votes.