Topic: Middle East Politics
Cindy Hickey, Nora Shourd, and Laura Fattal have confirmed that they received visas from Iran. They plan to travel to Tehran's infamous Evin prison early next week to see the jailed US hikers for the first time in 10 months.
05/13/2010 06:07 pm
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As the UN considers whether to impose more sanctions on Iran for its nuclear plans, China is a key player. China gets 11 percent of its oil from Iran, and sees a double standard in the US position toward Iran's nuclear program.
05/13/2010 12:29 pm
What if Americans were the ones without nuclear weapons and a well-stocked Iran was insisting that the US couldn’t have such weapons?
05/13/2010 12:10 pm
Presidents Barack Obama and Hamid Karzai acknowledged Wednesday that the problems of the Afghanistan war are deep-seated and that the US and Afghanistan might not always agree on the best way forward. But they reaffirmed the strength of the alliance.
05/12/2010 06:20 pm
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A US general said he hasn't ruled out the involvement of militias close to Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in recent attacks in Iraq's south and says the movement is reasserting itself as a force in the area.
05/12/2010 04:39 pm
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is visiting Syria as part of a bid to raise Russia's Mideast profile. He discussed possible atomic energy development, and called on Hamas to release captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
05/11/2010 06:56 pm
Egypt today extended its 30-year emergency law until 2012, keeping it in place for a tenuous election season. It added safeguards intended to protect civil society, but human rights leaders dismissed them as meaningless.
05/11/2010 05:45 pm
The death toll rose to nearly 100 after a series of Iraq bombings targeted security forces, factory workers, and shoppers. Two months after the March 7 election, a new government still has not been formed.
05/10/2010 04:00 pm