MANAMA: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel toured an anti-mine warfare ship in the U.S. Fifth Fleet on Friday to underscore U.S. commitment to Middle East security despite policy differences over Iran and Syria that have angered Washington's longtime Gulf allies.More.. # US Defense Secretary, # US-Gulf allies, # Mid-East unrest, # Chuck Hagel, # US military,
Moscow: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is set to visit Tehran next week to discuss bilateral relations and Iran's nuclear programme after its leadership agreed a landmark deal on limiting enrichment.
New York: A US court here has dismissed a breach of contract lawsuit filed by former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta against his long time friend and business associate Parag Saxena, saying the claims made by him in the complaint are no longer relevant.More.. # Rajat Gupta, # Goldman Sachs, # Rajat Gupta plea, # Parag Saxena, # New Silk Route,
Washington: President Barack Obama has said that both Vice-President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will make outstanding candidates and possess the much-needed qualities to assume the high office.More.. # Barack Obama, # Joe Biden, # Hillary Clinton, # US presidents, # Democratic Party presidential nominees,
United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council on Friday mourned the death of Nelson Mandela, saying the South African leader was a "giant for justice" and a human inspiration who made great personal sacrifices in his lifelong fight against racial oppression.More.. # Ban Ki-moon, # Mandela demise, # Nelson Mandela death, # Madiba death,
United Nations: Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived a Taliban assassination attempt last year, has been awarded the 2013 UN Human Rights Prize, an honour previously given to icons like late Nelson Mandela in recognition of outstanding achievement in human rights.More.. # Malala Yousafzai, # Malala awards, # United Nations Human Rights Prize, # human rights awards, # Amnesty International,
Johannesburg: Globally respected as a symbol of resistance against injustice, Nelson Mandela brought an end to the much-despised apartheid regime in South Africa while spreading the spirit of freedom in the rest of Africa.More.. # Nelson Mandela death, # Madiba death, # Mandela demise, # Nelson Mandela Nobel Peace Prize, # Mandela Obit,