Hollande wants ‘new path’ in Europe
FRANCE: French President Francois Hollande said
he wanted to “open a new path” in Europe after his inauguration on
Tuesday following his May 6 election victory. “Such is the mandate I
have received from the French people on May 6. Put France back on
its feet with justice, open a new path in Europe, contribute to
world peace and to the preservation of the planet,” he said.
Iran urges West to ‘correct its manners’
IRAN: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday
urged the West to ‘correct its manners’ if it wants to win the
respect of Iranians, as Tehran and the world powers meet in Baghdad
this month to discuss Iran's contested nuclear programme.
Palestinians mark Nakba
PALESTINE: Palestinians and Arab-Israelis
prepared on Tuesday to mark Nakba day, commemorating the exodus of
hundreds of thousands of their kin after the establishment of Israel
state in 1948.