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Nuke weapons nations: Who has the biggest firepower

  Agni-V missile being tested The bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki were a turning point in mankind’s history, events that marked the beginning of humanity’s ability to instantly self-annihilate. As of today, there are nine countries generally recognised to own nuclear weapons, with... [Read More]

$10 billion Mid-East gas pipeline

-10-billion-Mid-East-gas-pipeline-aims-at-EU-markets A picture shows the Iranian South Pars quarter one (SPQ1) gas platform in the Gulf near Qatar’s territorial waters (AFP Photo / Atta Kenare)   The oil ministers of Iran, Iraq and Syria have agreed on the construction of a 5,000-km pipeline,... [Read More]

Iran shoots down US spy drone

Iran-shoots-down-US-spy-droneA U.S. Predator unmanned drone How would the US react to a robotic Iranian spy plane flying over American nuclear plants, unannounced, to see how things were shaping up at the country’s uranium facilities? I know, I know. Easy answer. It’s no surprise then that officials... [Read More]

Unseen 2009 Iranian jet crash video appears

Video from A previously unseen video of a plane crash appeared on YouTube. It apparently shows an Iranian military jet that crashed just outside Tehran in 2009. The accident happened after a military air show commemorating the outbreak of the 1980-1988 Iraq-Iran... [Read More]

Libyan protesters take control of Benghazi, clashes in capital

libya benghazi Moammar Gaddafi’s son vowed that his father and security forces would fight “until the last bullet,” AP reported Protesters demanding Gaddafi’s ouster planed new marches in the capital’s main Green Square and at the leader’s residence for Monday evening. That... [Read More]

Iran Nuclear Talks in Istanbul Start

nuclear-energy ISTANBUL — The United States and other world powers went into another round of talks with Iran here on Friday with low expectations, but with Iran indicating that it would like to make progress on a fuel-swap arrangement originally designed by Washington as a confidence-building measure. The... [Read More]

President Hamid Karzai had said that he received “bags of cash” from Iran and the United States.

27sld1 The White House on Tuesday said it does not indulge in cash transactions in Afghanistan and all its assistance to the war-torn country is accountable to the Congress, after Afghan President Hamid Karzai had said that he received “bags of cash” from Iran and the United States. “We... [Read More]

Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s admission that his office has taken ‘bags of money’ from Iran are part of an effort to undermine Tehran’s role in negotiations with the Taliban, argues a regional analyst.karzai says his office gets “bags of money” from Iran

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Monday his office receives cash in bags from Iran, but said it is a transparent form of aid that helps cover expenses at the presidential palace, and that the United States makes similar payments. The comments came after a report on Sunday that Karzai’s chief... [Read More]

Ex-British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s sister-in-law Lauren Booth is converting to Islam

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s sister-in-law is converting to Islam following a spiritual awakening in Iran. Lauren Booth, 43, the half sister of Blair’s wife, Cherie, announced her decision at a weekend Global Peace and Unity rally in London. “What I wanted to share with... [Read More]

Obama says new U.S. sanctions show international resolve in Iran issue

President Barack Obama on Thursday signed into law new U.S. sanctions on Iran that he called another step in demonstrating that “the United States and the international community are determined to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.” At a White House signing ceremony, Obama noted... [Read More]

Oil prices may hit $100 a barrel

Oil prices could reach $100 per barrel if there were “dramatic” developments in the Gulf or elsewhere, a leading oil official has said. An increase in tension between Iran and the West over the formers nuclear activities, security developments in Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries... [Read More]