Typhoon Haiyan has exacerbated the problems faced by the residents on Bohol Island in the Philippines struggling to recover from an earthquake that killed 222 people three weeks ago.
Michael Gordon and Mark Landler/New York Times
Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers from France, Britain and Germany planned to join the push here on Friday for an interim agreement that would freeze Iran’s nuclear program.
The Times of India
The Pakistani Taliban announced on Friday they would orchestrate a wave of revenge attacks against the government after naming hardline commander Mullah Fazlullah as their new leader.
Chinese police have detained a man suspected of setting off several small bombs in front of a Communist Party building in the northern Chinese city of Taiyuan this week because he wanted “revenge on society.”
Saudi Arabia has invested in Pakistani nuclear weapons projects, and believes it could obtain atomic bombs at will.
Syria’s main Western-backed opposition group has refused to participate in talks in Moscow with Syrian government organizations on resolving the country’s humanitarian crisis.
On Our Flashpoint Blog
Thursday marks the second round of the P5+1 talks with Iran. Sentiments from the West and Iran can be categorized as moderately optimistic, as both sides are trying to reach a deal that maximizes benefits and minimizes costs. However, this has crucial implications if both sides can’t come to an intersecting point because the demands on one side are greater than what the other is willing to pay – precluding further negotiations.
Some have called this hurricane season a bust after a very quiet Atlantic storm season. However, just because storms aren’t running up the east coast of the United States into the media-friendly New York metro area, doesn’t mean that there are no storms and that they aren’t affecting people’s lives.
A Conversation with Laura Rozen and Barbara Slavin: Reporting on Iran
Since the election of Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, the Islamic Republic has sought to strike a deal with the P5+1 in order to end sanctions. Laura Rozen and Barbara Slavin will discuss the latest round of talks. Join us for a conversation on the current state and future prospects for diplomatic solution to Iran’s nuclear program.
The Future of Nuclear Power – A Conversation with Christine Todd Whitman
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 0830 – 0930: The political debate on nuclear power has been stuck on the same debates for 30 years, but the technology has rapidly advanced. What is the outlook for the American nuclear industry? Governor Whitman will address these questions, and more.