INTERNATIONAL. Palestinian negotiator Nabil Shaath said Abbas will give "some time to the Security Council to consider first our full membership request before heading to the General Assembly" to seek enhanced observer status.
UAE. "When the system collapses, it is not the end of the world. It simply means that the major trading and financial powers in the world come together in a conference to write new rules of the game." ICA Conference in Dubai to address lessons from global economic crisis.