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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is scheduled to meet next week to discuss whether to degrade Turkey’s status and reopen a monitoring process against the country in response to the authoritarian slide in the country.
Deadly clashes between security forces and protesters seeking an end to the military rule in Cairo’s Tahrir Square claim 33 people’s lives
Pentagon chief clashes with Republicans over the decision of US withdrawal from Iraq, saying Iraq is a sovereign country and can decide its own fate
ZINTAN / TRIPOLI
The capture of Gadhafi’s son reveals the difficulty of having a central government in Libya. Local militias are trying to gain key posts by using Seif’s capture
President Obama prodded the skeptical leaders of Russia and China for support in reining in Iran’s nuclear ambition without winning public endorsement from either man, while Iran says ‘no room for compromise’
ISLAMABAD / KABUL
Pakistan’s Taliban movement, a major security threat to the country, is holding exploratory peace talks with the U.S.-backed government, a senior Taliban commander and mediators said yesterday.
VIENNA / TEHRAN / BEIJING
The UN atomic agency has "serious concerns" about Iran's nuclear activites. However, Iran says new report was "baseless" and biased
THE HAGUE - Agence France-Presse
The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor will travel to Tripoli today to meet Libyan authorities following the arrest of Moammar Gadhafi's son Seif al-Islam, his office said.
A defiant and smiling Carlos the Jackal, one of the most dreaded terror masterminds of the Cold War, has gone on trial again, this time over four deadly attacks in France nearly three decades ago.
CANBERRA, Australia / BEIJING - The Associated Press
US President Barack Obama insisted yesterday that the United States does not fear China, even as he announced a new security agreement with Australia that is widely viewed as a response to China’s growing aggressiveness.
The Obama administration is pledging robust assistance to Pakistan despite demands on U.S. finances and a sometimes rocky relationship with Islamabad, according to a status report on Afghanistan and Pakistan.