Archive for July, 2013

Ex-Envoy’s Account Clarifies Iran’s 2003 Nuclear Decision – Truth-Out

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Ex-Envoy's Account Clarifies Iran's 2003 Nuclear Decision
Truth-Out
Newly published recollections by the former French ambassador to Iran suggest that Iran was not running a covert nuclear weapons programme that it then decided to halt in late 2003, as concluded by U.S. intelligence in 2007. Ambassador Francois ...

‘Curious indifference’ to naval nuclear reactor risks – PublicServiceEurope.com

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

PublicServiceEurope.com

'Curious indifference' to naval nuclear reactor risks
PublicServiceEurope.com
The dramatic changes wrought by the end of the Cold War and the 9/11 attacks became clear in America's 2004 presidential campaign, when the candidates of both major political parties agreed that access to nuclear weapons and fissile material by rogue ...

Livni urges Israel support for talks

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
Israel's peace negotiator, Tzipi Livni, calls on parties in its coalition government to support the latest round of direct talks with the Palestinians.

Exclusive: Pentagon’s chief weapons buyer builds Japan ties as it eyes arms … – Reuters

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Exclusive: Pentagon's chief weapons buyer builds Japan ties as it eyes arms ...
Reuters
... U.S. Defense Department's chief weapons buyer, Frank Kendall, will on Thursday meet officials in Tokyo overseeing Japan's defense contractors, his first visit with industry regulators reviewing the pacifist nation's decades-old ban on overseas arms ...

Al Qaeda’s kinder, gentler image makeover – CNN

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Al Qaeda's kinder, gentler image makeover
CNN
On Monday, at least 50 people were killed in 15 separate car bomb attacks in Baghdad. Many of those bombings are believed be the work of al Qaeda's Iraqi affiliate. In all likelihood, al Qaeda and its allied groups are doing too little, too late, in ...

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Subdued hopes for Mid-East talks

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
Muted response to fresh Mid-East peace talks

Pentagon’s chief weapons buyer builds Japan ties as it eyes arms exports – Asahi Shimbun

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Pentagon's chief weapons buyer builds Japan ties as it eyes arms exports
Asahi Shimbun
1 overseeing Japan's defense contractors, his first visit with industry regulators reviewing the pacifist nation's decades-old ban on overseas arms sales. The undersecretary of defense for acquisitions, technology and logistics will meet officials at ...

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Ex-envoy sheds light on Iran nuclear claim – Asia Times Online

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Ex-envoy sheds light on Iran nuclear claim
Asia Times Online
By Gareth Porter WASHINGTON - Newly published recollections by the former French ambassador to Iran suggest that Iran was not running a covert nuclear weapons program that it then decided to halt in late 2003, as concluded by US intelligence in 2007.

Saudi housing need to widen to 265,000 units yearly by 2020

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
A long-awaited mortgage law approved enforced by Saudi Arabia in 2012 will have a limited impact on the housing market in the short term as the law mainly addresses demand not supply, the National Commercial Bank (NCB) said.

Residential real estate prices in Dubai rising substantially: IMF

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
The UAE real estate market is in a phase of uneven recovery, with residential real estate prices in Dubai rising substantially, while other market segments, especially office space, are recovering at a slower pace, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has noted.