Saturday, August 2, 2008

Syrian President arrives in Iran as nuclear deadline looms


Syrian President Bashar Assad arrived for talks in Tehran on Saturday, a few weeks after he told France he would use his good relations with Iran to help resolve the Islamic republic's nuclear stand-off with the West.

Top Hezbollah commander: We're stronger, ready for war

A senior Hezbollah commander told the U.K. Telegraph on Friday that the Lebanon-based militia is now stronger than before, and that though it does not seek war with Israel, it is prepared for a military confrontation.

Sheikh Nabil Kaouk, who commands Hezbollah's forces on Lebanon's border with Israel, was quoted as saying "the resistance is now stronger than before and this keeps the option of war awake."

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