Palestinian PM wants state in two years
Palestinian Prime Mminister Salam Fayyad on
Monday called on Palestinians to target the creation of their own
state in two years, without waiting for an end to the Israeli
Medvedev seeks to boost Mideast clout in Egypt
President Dmitry Medvedev was heading to Egypt
on Tuesday to sign a strategic cooperation pact with Cairo and speak
to the Arab League as Russia seeks to boost its diplomatic clout in
the Middle East.
Taliban Chief's rival shot dead
Qari Zainuddin, a rival to Pakistani Taliban chief
Baitullah Mahsud, was shot dead Tuesday morning in the northwestern
Pakistani town of Dera Ismail Khan, according to local TV reports.