Palestine on the brink....with itself
Hamas and Fatah are headed towards increasing violence. Here.
Pal. Pres Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) has tried some politcking to reign in Hamas. The talks of a unity government broke down, which means they are heading towards resolving their conflict the only way they know how in the ME--with the gun and rocket.
The Israelis (I assume) would rather they fight each other--but this is a dangerous strategy as violence tends to spread out beyond borders.
Palestinian PM Ismael Haniyeh (Hamas) has been blocked (as of right now) from re-entering the country.
In other news, Somalia and Ethiopia (with informal assent from the US) are headed to war, in another front of Islamist-related violence in E. Africa. Sudan being another. Story here.