Israel weighs UN rights council boycott
Israel should boycott the United Nations Human
Rights Council after it voted to authorise a probe of Israeli
settlements, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman told public radio on
Sunday. “This hypocritical organisation has nothing to do with human
rights. Its bias and lack of objectivity are obvious and we have no
reason to cooperate with it,” he told the radio station from
Singapore, where he is currently on a trip.
Assad’s wife faces EU travel ban
President Bashar al-Assad’s wife Asma, a
Western-educated former banker and style icon, faces an EU travel
ban and asset freeze along with other members of Assad’s family,
diplomats said Thursday. Asma al-Assad is on a list of 12 Syrians,
including a handful of the president’s relatives, to be put to
European Union foreign ministers Friday for a decision to bar them
from travel and freeze their accounts across the 27-nation bloc.
US seeks using India to isolate Iran, build China cold war -Arundhati
War and arms deals are US techniques to bail
itself out of tight economic situation:
Washington seeks to isolate Iran and build a
cold war with China through its ‘theatrical drama’ ties with New
Delhi, a top Indian author says. The main concern of the US is to
isolate and attack Iran for its nuclear energy program, The Hindu
quoted Arundhati Roy as saying on Friday.