United Nations: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lashed out at Israel on Wednesday during his speech before the UN General Assembly, saying Iran is under threat of military action from “uncivilized Zionists.
New York: Egyptian President Mohammad Mursi, while addressing his debut speech at UN General Assembly, called for an end to occupation of all Palestinian lands.
New York: United States (US) and Israel on Wednesday boycotted the speech of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during the day two of the United Nations General Debate.
Athens: Police in Athens on Wednesday clashed with masked youths during a nationwide strike in protest at a new round of austerity cuts introduced in return for vital EU-IMF loans.
United Nations: Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is to address the UN General Assembly Wednesday, a day after the United States vowed to stop Tehran from getting a nuclear weapon.
London: British Muslim cleric Abu Hamza launched a last-minute legal appeal Wednesday in a court against extradition to the US, after a European court ruled he could be handed over, an official said.
POLOKWANE: Populist firebrand Julius Malema arrived at a South African police station Wednesday to answer corruption charges, paving the way for a politically charged court appearance later in the day.
ATHENS: Greece faced a paralysing general strike Wednesday as unions take to the streets to protest at a new round of sweeping austerity cuts to be brought in next month to unlock vital EU-IMF loans.
UNITED NATIONS: The foreign ministers of China and Japan held tense talks over their countries’ rival claims to a bitterly disputed island chain but made no breakthrough, diplomats said.
DAMASCUS: Twin blasts near army headquarters rocked the Syrian capital early Wednesday after Qatar called for an Arab intervention against Bashar al-Assad’s regime and a no-fly zone to protect refugees.