Chinese Premier meets NKorean counterpart
Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao met his
visiting North Korean counterpart Kim Yong Il Wednesday, with the
pair expected to discuss rising tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear
and missile programmes.
KuwaitI Parliament dissolved
Kuwait’s Emir dissolved Parliament Wednesday and
called for new elections within two months, saying some lawmakers
had abused democracy and become a threat to stability.
Country will never be ‘a puppet state’:
Afghan leader warns against international meddling
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has insisted his
country will never be “a puppet state” and urged the international
community against meddling in Afghan politics in the run-up to a
presidential election later this year.