URGENT Jordan Shooting: Jordanian security officials say a gunman has opened fire on foreign tourists in the capital, Amman, killing one British tourist and wounding at least six other people.
The shooting erupted today (Monday) near the Roman amphitheater, a popular tourist attraction in the center of Amman.
Officials say the gunman was arrested, and police sealed off the area.
Qatar – UN Peacekeeping: Qatar has offered to send up to 300 troops to Lebanon to join U.N. peacekeepers enforcing a ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah.
Qatar is the first Arab country to offer soldiers for the U.N. mission. Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad al-Thani says the Qatari contingent would range from 200 to 300 military personnel.
Israeli officials have said they would welcome contributions to the U.N. mission from Muslim nations that recognize Israel. Qatar maintains low-level relations with the Jewish state.
Indonesia does not recognize Israel, but is planning to send one-thousand peacekeepers. Malaysia and Bangladesh also have offered troops.
Israel – Lebanon: Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora denies receiving an invitation from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for peace talks.
Mr. Siniora's office released a statement Sunday saying any Israeli offers of peace negotiations would be rejected even before they are made.
Israel's prime minister said earlier Sunday he made several appeals to Mr. Siniora through intermediaries for talks on establishing peaceful relations.
Mr. Olmert says it would be natural to sit down with Mr. Siniora, shake hands and end what the Israeli leader calls the hatred coming from parts of Lebanon.
Israel – West bank: Israel's government is seeking bids for the construction of almost 700 housing units in two West Bank settlements.
The Jewish settlement construction project is the largest approved by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's government since it took office in May.
Israel's housing ministry published advertisements in local newspapers inviting bids for (Maaleh Adumim and Betar Illit) the two large settlements near Jerusalem, which have a combined population of more than 60-thousand.
Israel – Palestinians: Israeli forces have carried out an air strike on the home of a Palestinian militant in Gaza, wounding several people. Israeli helicopters fired missiles at the house this (Monday) morning in the Jabalya refugee camp near Gaza City.
Palestinian officials say the attack destroyed the home of a militant affiliated with the Fatah movement (of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas). The officials say five people living near the building were wounded.
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