Thursday, August 21, 2008


All ofLebanon a target if Hezbollah takes over: Israeli ministerPosted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 6:31amIn any new war with the Shiite militant group Hezbollah all of Lebanon will be a target for Israel, including its civilian infrastructure, an Israeli minister said on Wednesday. Full Story

Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora visits IraqPosted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 7:26amLebanon's prime minister traveled to Baghdad on Wednesday in only the third such visit by a top Arab leader since the U.S.-led invasion five and a half years ago. Full Story

Russia: 64 soldiers dead in fight with GeorgiaPosted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 7:27amA top Russian general said Wednesday that 64 of the country's soldiers were killed in this month's fighting with Georgia and that 323 were wounded. Full Story

Thaksin to seek asylum in BritainPosted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 7:28amFormer Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who skipped bail last week and flew to London, plans to seek political asylum in Britain, his lawyer said on Wednesday. Full Story

Turkish troops shell Kurd rebels in N.Iraq - guardPosted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 9:27amTurkish troops fired a salvo of shells at Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq early on Wednesday, but it was unclear if there were any casualties, an Iraqi border guard said. Full Story

Egypt investigates parliament firePosted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 9:44amColumns of thin smoke are still rising from the upper house of the Egyptian parliament  more than 18 hours after a fire broke out in the 19th century building. Full Story

Threat of ethnic tension in Iraqs KirkukPosted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 9:52amEthnic tension and violence could erupt if decisions on the future of the ethnically-mixed city of Kirkuk are imposed without agreement among its residents, an analyst said on 17 August. Full Story

On stubborn battlefield, Iraqi forces to take leadPosted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 10:02amThe U.S. commander dons his headset as a convoy of armoured vehicles rumbles along the dusty roads of the fertile Diyala river valley in Iraq, and he starts his macabre tour. Full Story

Iraq to export oil to LebanonPosted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 10:07amIraq and Lebanon plan to sign a series of trade agreements in coming weeks, including one on Iraq exporting oil to Lebanon, the prime ministers of the two countries said Wednesday. Full Story

Israel warns Lebanon to keep distance from HezbollahPosted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 10:09amIsrael has warned the Lebanese government against giving greater legitimacy to the Shiite militant group Hezbollah, saying it would make the entire country a target in any future war. Full Story

Israel shuts Gaza crossings after rocket attackPosted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 10:10amIsrael has closed its cargo crossings with the Gaza Strip following a Palestinian rocket attack on southern Israel that violated a truce. Full Story

Jordan frees 4 prisoners transferred from IsraelPosted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 10:19amFour Jordanians who were convicted in Israel of killing Israeli troops but transferred last year to serve out their time in the kingdom were released Wednesday in Jordan, four months ahead of time. Full Story

Five Al Qaida suspects detained in YemenPosted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 10:20amFive Al Qaida suspects were detained in Al Quten area of Sayoun, in the Hudurmout province in eastern Yemen, a security source saidon Tuesday. Full Story

Death toll rises in Madrid air crashPosted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 12:01pmAt least 45 people were killed when a Spanair jet crashed on takeoff and burst into flames at Madrid airport on Wednesday, the government said, but an emergency services source reported about 150 deaths. Full Story

Missile strike reported in northwest PakistanPosted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 12:07pmPakistani officials say missiles have struck a suspected militant hideout near the Afghan border. Full Story

Drug lord's extradition to US approvedPosted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 3:48pmBrazil's Justice Ministry said Wednesday it has approved the extradition of Colombian drug lord Juan Carlos Ramirez Abadia to the United States to face racketeering charges.

The announcement comes six months after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Ramirez Abadia's extradition. President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has the final say on extradition of Ramirez Abadia, who has been accused of leading Colombia's powerful Norte del Valle cartel. Full Story

Three Polish soldiers, 30 militants killed in AfghanistanPosted on Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 4:25amThree Polish soldiers and more than 30 militants were killed in Afghanistan, military forces said Thursday, in the latest in weeks of intense attacks that have raised concern about deteriorating security. Full Story

Thaksin passport threatenedPosted on Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 4:28amAbout 1,000 supporters of People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) staged a protest in front of the Foreign Ministry Thursday, demanding that the government strip passports of ousted premier Thaksin Shianwatra and his wife Potjaman. Full Story

UN urges South Korea to offer food aid to NorthPosted on Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 4:32amThe U.N. food agency has asked South Korea to provide emergency aid to North Korea to help it avert a food crisis, an official said Thursday. Full Story

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