Matthew Rosenberg-New York Times
An Afghan police officer shot and killed at least three American Special Forces soldiers on Friday after inviting them for a meal at a check post in southern Afghanistan, an Afghan official said, in what appeared to be premeditated killings of American soldiers by one of their Afghan allies.
Book Review –Asia Times
It is significant because the author is Hassan Rowhani, the country’s nuclear negotiator for 22 months during the presidency of Sayyid Mohammad Khatami (August 1997 – August 2005) – just one of the many positions he has held since the inception of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The United States still believes that Iran is not on the verge of having a nuclear weapon and that Tehran has not made a decision to pursue one, U.S. officials said on Thursday.
North Korea is sitting on around 200 different minerals, including a large number of rare earth metals, hidden in its mountains. The prized resources are attracting companies from China and South Korea, despite the political tension.
Alex Villarreal-voice of America
Diplomats filing into the conference room at Afghanistan‘s finance ministry had expected a bland update on accountability targets from the finance minister.
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak made a surprise visit Friday to islets at the center of a long-running territorial dispute with Japan, ignoring warnings from Tokyo that it would worsen the neighbors’ already strained relations.
Pakistan and Afghanistan are in talks on the release of a key member of the Taliban, whose 2010 arrest in Pakistan was blamed for sabotaging peace initiatives, a Pakistani foreign ministry official confirmed Friday.
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