Obama expresses 'deep regret' over Koran burning US President Barack Obama sent Afghan President Hamid Karzai a letter of apology over the burning of copies of the Koran overseen by a US officer at a US military base, Karzai's office said Thursday.
Ex-IAEA Chief Urges Talks to Defuse Threat of Attack on Iran Even as U.N. inspectors expressed disappointment about the results of their visit this week to Iran, a former chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) urged all parties to make greater efforts to defuse rapidly rising tensions over Tehran's nuclear program to avert war.
AIPAC and the Push Toward War Late last week, amid little fanfare, Senators Joseph Lieberman, Lindsey Graham, and Robert Casey introduced a resolution that would move America further down the path toward war with Iran.
Iran "winning" on oil sanctions - top trader An increase in world oil prices has more than compensated Iran for revenues lost to lower crude exports because of sanctions imposed by the West, the head of the world's leading oil trader said Tuesday.
Iran Will Never Seek Nuclear Weapons: Leader Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the Iranian nation has never sought and will never seek nuclear weapons as it has the capacity to challenge the nuclear-backed influence such powers rely on.
Out Of Their Own Mouths This is an excerpt of a report given to the Senate Armed Services Committee by the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, on 16 Feb 2012 and is the clearest indication that the US knows Iran does NOT have a nuclear weapons program:
Libya 2.0 - US Ready to "Help" Arm Syrian Rebels THE US has opened the door to military assistance for Syria's rebels as intelligence sources revealed the Free Syrian Army is acquiring sophisticated weapons systems, including Russian anti-tank missiles, from sympathisers and officers in President Bashar al-Assad's military.
Arab League As An Anti-Arab Weapon Elementary arithmetic routinely holds keys to much more complex political algebra. At the moment, for example, it appears that fairly simple regards explain the bizarre conduct of the Arab League which, contrary to reasonable expectations, aligned itself with the West in destabilizing Syria and keeping Bashar Assad under pressure.
Russia: 'We won't go to Syria summit' Russia said today that it would not attend a planned "friends of Syria" meeting this week because its organisers haven't invited Syrian government representatives.
Iraq insurgents reject sending arms, fighters to Syria Two Islamist militant groups in Iraq have rejected a call by al Qaeda to aid Syrian rebels in their revolt against President Bashar al-Assad, saying sending weapons and fighters across the border would only worsen the conflict.
UK to double military aid for Somalia British backing for African forces tackling Islamist insurgents will be doubled today as more than 50 countries head to London to discuss ways of stabilising the country.