This morning’s Headlines 29 Jan
Palestinian Authority officials on Sunday accused Iran and Syria of pushing the Palestinians toward civil war, saying Hamas is acting on orders from Teheran and Damascus. Hamas and Fatah gunmen, meanwhile, contiuned to battle each other across the Gaza Strip early Monday, attacking security compounds, knocking out an electrical transformer and kidnapping several local commanders in some of the most extensive factional fighting in recent weeks.
suicidehomocide bomber detonated his explosives inside a bakery in the Red Sea resort town of Eilat today, killing three people.
Jan. 29 (Bloomberg) — The African Union’s annual summit opens today in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, clouded by a bid by Sudanese President Umar al-Bashir to assume the 53-nation group’s chairmanship and the conflicts in Darfur and Somalia.The AU denied Bashir the post last year because of rights abuses by the military in Sudan’s Darfur region. It named Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso as chairman and said Bashir could assume the position this year.
Israel was on the verge of installing the first Muslim Cabinet minister in its 58-year history Monday after the government overwhelmingly approved the appointment.
Parliament was scheduled to convene to give final approval to Raleb Majadele’s appointment, which the government billed as a step toward equality for Muslim Arabs, Israel’s largest minority.