Monday, January 14, 2008

In the News: Jan-14

New US weapons sale for Saudis - 14 Jan 2008 at 2:58pm - WASHINGTON -- The Democratic-led Congress is unlikely to block U.S. plans to sell $123 million worth of sophisticated precision-guided bomb technology to Saudi Arabia, despite concerns from some members that the systems could be used against Israel.

60 killed in Iraq anti-Qaeda sweep - 14 Jan 2008 at 9:32am - Around 60 suspected militants were killed and 193 arrested in the first week of Operation Iron Harvest, a major sweep against Al Qaeda jihadists in four Iraqi provinces, the US military said.

Main Iraq Sunni Arab bloc says ready to return to government - 14 Jan 2008 at 7:55am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's main Sunni Arab bloc said on Monday it was ready to return to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's Shi'ite-led administration in an effort to revive the national unity government that collapsed last year.

Thought for the day:
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. -Jimi Hendrix


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