Afghan, Iranian leaders in Pakistan for summit
Pakistan: The leaders of Afghanistan and Iran
were scheduled to meet for a regional summit in Pakistan on Friday
at a key juncture in peace efforts with the Taliban and amid rising
tensions between Tehran and Israel.
UN General Assembly condemns Syria crackdown
China, Russia, Iran oppose the text put forward
by Arab states:
UNITED NATIONS: The UN General Assembly on
Thursday demanded an immediate halt to Syria’s brutal crackdown on
dissent, in a strongly worded resolution adopted by a 137-12 vote.
China, Russia and Iran opposed the text put forward by Egypt and
other Arab states,
Thousands stranded as Australian airline goes bust
Australia: Budget carrier Air Australia
collapsed yesterday, stranding thousands of passengers as its
domestic flights and international services to Honolulu, Bali and
Phuket were all grounded.