1. Hezbollah ‘to support Hariri premiership’
    The Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah will reportedly support the nomination of Future Movement bloc leader Saad Hariri as prime minister.
  2. 3rd swine flu confirmed in S. Arabia
    Saudi Arabia’s health authorities have confirmed the third swine flu case in the kingdom after a toddler tested positive for the A/H1N1 virus.
  3. Pakistan ‘opens new fronts against militants’
    Pakistan army says it has targeted camps in the troubled northwestern Orakzai Agency and Hangu district where militants have frequently attacked government forces.
  4. Ahmadinejad’s economic record may sway Iran vote
    TEHRAN (Reuters) – If Iranian voters deny President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad re-election on Friday, it may be more a verdict on his economic performance than on his fierce rhetoric against the United States and Israel, his defense of Iran’s nuclear policy or his persistent questioning of the Holocaust.