Breathless predictions that the Islamic Republic will soon be at the brink of nuclear capability, or – worse – acquire an actual nuclear bomb, are not new. For more than quarter of a century Western officials have claimed repeatedly that Iran is close to joining the nuclear club. Such a result is always declared "unacceptable" and a possible reason for military action, with "all options on the table" to prevent upsetting the Mideast strategic balance dominated by the US and Israel. And yet, those predictions have time and again come and gone. This chronicle of past predictions lends historical perspective to today’s rhetoric about Iran.
A man hired by the North Korean government to kill the South Korean president is now a democracy-loving grandfather and church pastor in South Korea.
In interview, presidential candidate Tshisekedi says majority of Congolese have turned against President Kabila; so from today on, he is the president of Congo
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The Enough Project periodcally produces briefings on African issues. This week's is on Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army, the armed rebel group President Obama has dispatched US troops to fight.
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Ballroom dance instructor Pierre Dulaine helps kids from all backgrounds in New York City and around the world gain confidence and other life skills through ballroom dancing.
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