Iran ‘won’t move toward nuclear weapon in 2012’
WASHINGTON – Iran is unlikely to move toward building a nuclear weapon this year because it does not yet have the capability to produce enough weapon-grade uranium, a draft report by the Institute for Science and International Security said on Wednesday (25/01/2012).
Even without Hormuz blockade, Iran has options
LONDON – Under pressure over its nuclear ambitions, Iran might never act on its threat to close the Strait of Hormuz but could retain enough tricks in its playbook to keep its enemies, shippers and global markets on edge.
US commandos free two pirate hostages in Somalia
MOGADISHU – US special forces swooped into Somalia on Wednesday (25/01/2012) and rescued an American and a Dane after a shootout with pirates holding them hostage, in a rare raid into the Horn of Africa nation to free foreign captives.
New body found on wrecked Italian ship as salvage continues
GIGLIO, Italy – Salvage crews expect to begin pumping thousands of tonnes of fuel from the wrecked Costa Concordia by Saturday, officials said, as divers found a 16th body on the giant Italian cruise liner, which capsized off the Tuscan coast over a week ago.
Flamboyant online tycoon kept low profile
COATESVILLE, New Zealand – Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom’s online profile was larger-than-life, with fast women, faster cars and chartered planes, yet he lived like a virtual recluse in a sprawling, manicured estate on the outskirts of New Zealand’s biggest city, Auckland.
Syria rejects Arab call for Assad to quit
BEIRUT – Syria rejected on Monday (23/01/2012) a request by Arab League foreign ministers that President Bashar al-Assad hand over power to a deputy and set up a new unity government, saying the plan was part of a “conspiracy against Syria”.
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