Egypt will hold a referendum on an amended constitution in December, the group drafting it said on Tuesday, an important step in an army-backed roadmap meant to lead to elections.
Stars and Stripes
The Pentagon, under intense pressure to maintain American military might in an era of sequestration and falling budgets, is considering the elimination of Stars and Stripes and the Pentagon Channel as well as programming cuts to American Forces Network.
Beijing on Saturday issued a map of the zone and a set of rules that say all aircraft entering the area must notify Chinese authorities and are subject to emergency military measures if they do not identify themselves or obey Beijing’s orders.
Pakistani Daily Times
US national security advisor Susan Rice told Afghan President Hamid Karzai Monday that a delay in signing a troubled security deal risked the US pulling troops out of the country completely next year.
Anuchit Nguyen and Suttinee Yuvejwattana/San Francisco Chronicle
Thai protesters broke into a compound housing the Ministry of Finance and threatened to occupy more government offices as they stepped up efforts to pressure Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down.
ASP In the News
The leaders, who form part of The American Security Project’s Consensus for American Security, noted that “resolving the Iranian nuclear threat through diplomacy is far better than the alternative.”
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Secretary of State, and ASP founding board member, John Kerry outlines the latest developments of the P5+1 agreements in Geneva.
The IPCC released its fifth assessment report detailing the facts about climate change.
Early Sunday morning, an historic agreement was reached at a crucial juncture between the P5+1 countries and Iran.