what’s sure to fuel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s angst over the
American-forged nuclear development deal with Tehran, the foreign
minister of Iran said Friday that all further discussions will have to
leave out Israel.
…Iran “would not attend a meeting in which the Quds [or Jerusalem]
occupy regime participates. We consider the Zionist regime as the
biggest danger to the region and the world.”
prime minister said he was committed to helping find peace in
Afghanistan and that a deal had been reached to allow Afghan negotiators
to meet a high-profile Taliban commander.
Speaking during his first visit to Kabul since taking power in May,
Nawaz Sharif said next year marked a “milestone” as foreign forces left
the country and urged an end to what he called the “destructive cycle of
Israeli officials denounced US President Barack Obama on Friday night
for presiding over failed negotiations with Iran under which they said
the sanctions pressure on Tehran is collapsing and the Islamic Republic
has been granted the right to enrich uranium. The entire wall of
sanctions, painstakingly constructed over years, is already crumbling
and “will collapse within months,” the officials were quoted as saying.
government has backed away from a proposal to reintroduce public
stoning as a punishment for adultery after the leak of a draft law
stirred up a storm of international condemnation.
The president, Hamid Karzai, said in an interview that the grim penalty,
which became a symbol of Taliban brutality when the group were in
power, would not be coming back.
body charged with overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical
weapons has confirmed some will be “neutralised” aboard a US Navy ship.
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said the
US was contributing technology and financing.
The chemicals will be diluted to safer levels using a process called
US says it expects its civilian aircraft to observe China’s rules in an
air defence zone in the East China Sea.
A US statement said this did not mean the US accepted China’s
requirements in the zone covering territory claimed by China, Japan,
Taiwan and South Korea.
China wants all aircraft there to file flight plans and identify