Saturday, April 06, 2013


* Eyeing Syria, White House woos regional rulers When President Barack Obama meets over the next month with leaders from Mideast and other regional nations, he will have a timely opportunity to try to rally the Syrian opposition's main backers.

* Palestinians: No comparison between Holocaust an 'occupation' Palestinian Arabs visiting Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust museum as part of a program called "Combatants for Peace" said it was a gross error to compare the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict with what the Nazis did to the Jews.

* EU: Nuclear talks with Iran have failed Iran and six world powers failed to reach agreement Saturday on a common approach to reducing fears that Tehran might misuse its nuclear technology to make weapons.

* US plays down North Korea threat US officials have played down the threat of war on the Korean peninsula.

* Could NKorea hit its neighbors with nukes? North Korea is widely recognized as being years away from perfecting the technology to back up its bold threats of a pre-emptive strike on America.

* Kerry heads back to Middle East for fresh peace push US Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to the Middle East on his third trip there in just two weeks.

* Time to remember The arrival of Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day - so soon after eight days of Passover, always feels sudden.

* Iran's silent war in the Gulf A series of trials under way in the neighboring Gulf states of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain offer a glimpse into the ongoing, silent war being waged by Iran.

* IDF 'Leopards' ready to sprint into battle In the middle of the Negev Desert, a group of Namer ("Leopard") armored personnel carriers are parked in formation, waiting for the order to open fire.

* Iraq unrest: Deadly blast at Baquba political rally A suicide bomb and grenade attack has killed at least 22 people and injured about 50 at a political rally in the eastern Iraqi city of Baquba.