Daily Revolt

June 13, 2007

Sudan to Accept UN Peace Keeping Troops

Two more soldiers die in fighting at Lebanon camp:
Two Lebanese soldiers were killed in fresh battles on Wednesday between army units and Islamist militants at a Palestinian refugee camp, security sources
NATO to review Afghan mission after civilian deaths:
NATO defense ministers will review procedures in Afghanistan on Thursday as part of efforts to halt a wave of civilian casualties threatening to undermine public support for foreign peacekeepers there.
Indonesian police say top terror suspect in custody:
Indonesian police said Wednesday they had captured a leader of the Southeast Asian terror network blamed for the 2002 Bali bombings and a string of other devastating attacks in recent years.
Minarets of Iraqi Shiite shrine blown up:
Two minarets of a revered Shiite shrine in the northern town of Samarra collapsed on Wednesday after being blown up within minutes of each other, witnesses and a top Shiite official said.
Israeli parliament to pick new president:
The race for the Israeli presidency has taken on a high-profile buzz, driven by rape allegations against the sitting president and elder statesman Shimon Peres' campaign to cap his six-decade government career with a term in the president's mansion.

Gaza violence could spread: Palestinian minister:
Palestinian Foreign Minister Ziad Abu Amr warned on Wednesday that factional violence in Gaza could spread to the West Bank if nothing is done, urging the international community to provide financial aid.
Sudan accepts AU-UN force in Darfur
Sudan accepted Tuesday the deployment of a joint African Union-United Nations force for Darfur, in a move to end violence and bring humanitarian aid to the war-ravaged western Sudanese region.
Seoul says North Korea bank issue nearly over:
Negotiations to transfer North Korean funds held at a Macau bank, central to the reclusive state moving on a nuclear disarmament deal, are in their final stages, South Korea's foreign minister said on Wednesday.
Rather: 'Moonves doesn't know news':
Former CBS news anchor Dan Rather escalated a feud with the network Tuesday, saying CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves "doesn't know about news."
Admiral: Bureaucracy hampers terror war:
Two years after the nation's commando forces were given broad authority to attack terrorist networks, the elite units remain hampered by uncertainty over coordination, says the admiral chosen to head the U.S. Special Operations Command.
Bush pleads for GOP immigration support:
His party divided and his polls sagging, President Bush prodded rebellious Senate Republicans to help resurrect legislation that could provide eventual citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants.
VA acknowledges problems with bonuses:
The VA on Tuesday acknowledged problems in its award of $3.8 million in bonuses to senior officials who put health care at risk and said it would consider changes to avoid conflicts of interest and improve oversight.
19th-century weapon found in whale:
A 50-ton bowhead whale caught off the Alaskan coast last month had a weapon fragment embedded in its neck that showed it survived a similar hunt more than a century ago. Embedded deep under its blubber was a 3 1/2-inch arrow-shaped projectile that has given researchers insight into the whale's age, estimated between 115 and 130 years old.
Memorial Service to Be Held for Kelsey Smith Today:
The Rev. Mark Seversen plans to draw on the strength of Smith's family when he delivers his message before a crowd expected to be in the thousands on Tuesday for a 2 p.m. memorial service for Kelsey Smith.

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