Monday, November 11, 2013
President Hassan Rouhani, architect of Iran's diplomatic opening to world powers, said on Sunday it had “red lines” and would not bow to threats in an apparent bid to keep hardliners on side as Tehran edges toward a deal on its nuclear program.
Government officials and rebels reached a deal to ease a weeks-long blockade on a rebel-held town near the Syrian capital on Sunday, allowing food to reach civilians there for the first time in weeks, activists said.
Saudi health authorities announced on Sunday a new death caused by MERS, bringing to 53 the number of fatalities in the kingdom by the coronavirus.
Officials say they have banned teenage education activist Malala Yousafzai's book from private schools across Pakistan, calling her a tool of the West.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Iran and six world powers remain split on terms of a nuclear deal because Tehran is resisting demands that it suspends work on a plutonium-producing reactor and downgrade its stockpile of higher-enriched uranium to a level that cannot quickly be turned into the core of an atomic bomb, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Saturday.1 Comment
Friday, November 8, 2013
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat ingested lethal radioactive polonium before his death nine years ago, and it could not have been by accident, Swiss scientists said Thursday.
The Pakistani Taliban elected Mullah Fazlullah, the commander whose men shot schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai last year, as their new leader on Wednesday, dampening expectations of any peace deal between the insurgents and the government.
Tajikistan President Emomali Rakhmon on Thursday secured a fourth term at the helm of the poorest state in the former Soviet Union after crushing his also-ran opponents in polls damned by the OSCE as lacking any real choice.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
An Israeli court on Wednesday found former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman innocent of all charges in a graft trial, clearing the way for one of Israel's most powerful and polarizing figures to return to his post as the nation's top diplomat and raising his clout in a bitterly divided government.