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Saudi Arabia’s Shi’ites fear they are at mercy of region’s tumult

By Angus McDowall RIYADH (Reuters) – The Shi’ite Muslim minority in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province have long felt marginalized by the Sunni ruling dynasty, and protests for greater rights as part of the 2011 Arab Spring brought a crackdown on both protesters and demands for reform. But now, death sentences for three Shi’ite Muslims including a prominent dissident cleric suggest that the region’s wider turmoil is further hardening attitudes toward the sect at home. …

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 6:03 am

US negotiator: Some want talks with Iran to fail

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief U.S. nuclear negotiator suggested Thursday that some U.S. allies and members of Congress hope diplomacy with Iran fails, offering a glimpse of the difficult task awaiting the Obama administration if it manages to secure a nuclear agreement with Tehran by a late November deadline.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 11:46 pm

Top Asian News at 8:30 p.m. GMT

LAKE CHON, North Korea (AP) — When North Korea opens its doors, it does so for a reason. So it was when the authoritarian government granted permission for a road trip so extensive that few North Koreans — let alone a pair of American journalists — could imagine taking it. We drove 2,150 kilometers (1,336 miles) in a country that has barely 25,000 kilometers of road, and only 724 kilometers of those paved. By the time we returned to the capital a week later, our Chinese-made Great Wall SUV had a few new scratches and one less hubcap.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 8:33 pm

Top Asian News at 8:00 p.m. GMT

LAKE CHON, North Korea (AP) — When North Korea opens its doors, it does so for a reason. So it was when the authoritarian government granted permission for a road trip so extensive that few North Koreans — let alone a pair of American journalists — could imagine taking it. We drove 2,150 kilometers (1,336 miles) in a country that has barely 25,000 kilometers of road, and only 724 kilometers of those paved. By the time we returned to the capital a week later, our Chinese-made Great Wall SUV had a few new scratches and one less hubcap.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 8:09 pm

Top Asian News at 7:30 p.m. GMT

LAKE CHON, North Korea (AP) — When North Korea opens its doors, it does so for a reason. So it was when the authoritarian government granted permission for a road trip so extensive that few North Koreans — let alone a pair of American journalists — could imagine taking it. We drove 2,150 kilometers (1,336 miles) in a country that has barely 25,000 kilometers of road, and only 724 kilometers of those paved. By the time we returned to the capital a week later, our Chinese-made Great Wall SUV had a few new scratches and one less hubcap.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 7:33 pm

Top Asian News at 7:00 p.m. GMT

LAKE CHON, North Korea (AP) — When North Korea opens its doors, it does so for a reason. So it was when the authoritarian government granted permission for a road trip so extensive that few North Koreans — let alone a pair of American journalists — could imagine taking it. We drove 2,150 kilometers (1,336 miles) in a country that has barely 25,000 kilometers of road, and only 724 kilometers of those paved. By the time we returned to the capital a week later, our Chinese-made Great Wall SUV had a few new scratches and one less hubcap.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 7:02 pm

Top Asian News at 6:30 p.m. GMT

LAKE CHON, North Korea (AP) — When North Korea opens its doors, it does so for a reason. So it was when the authoritarian government granted permission for a road trip so extensive that few North Koreans — let alone a pair of American journalists — could imagine taking it. We drove 2,150 kilometers (1,336 miles) in a country that has barely 25,000 kilometers of road, and only 724 kilometers of those paved. By the time we returned to the capital a week later, our Chinese-made Great Wall SUV had a few new scratches and one less hubcap.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 6:32 pm

Top Asian News at 6:00 p.m. GMT

LAKE CHON, North Korea (AP) — When North Korea opens its doors, it does so for a reason. So it was when the authoritarian government granted permission for a road trip so extensive that few North Koreans — let alone a pair of American journalists — could imagine taking it. We drove 2,150 kilometers (1,336 miles) in a country that has barely 25,000 kilometers of road, and only 724 kilometers of those paved. By the time we returned to the capital a week later, our Chinese-made Great Wall SUV had a few new scratches and one less hubcap.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 6:04 pm

Top Asian News at 5:30 p.m. GMT

LAKE CHON, North Korea (AP) — When North Korea opens its doors, it does so for a reason. So it was when the authoritarian government granted permission for a road trip so extensive that few North Koreans — let alone a pair of American journalists — could imagine taking it. We drove 2,150 kilometers (1,336 miles) in a country that has barely 25,000 kilometers of road, and only 724 kilometers of those paved. By the time we returned to the capital a week later, our Chinese-made Great Wall SUV had a few new scratches and one less hubcap.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 5:37 pm

Top Asian News at 5:00 p.m. GMT

LAKE CHON, North Korea (AP) — When North Korea opens its doors, it does so for a reason. So it was when the authoritarian government granted permission for a road trip so extensive that few North Koreans — let alone a pair of American journalists — could imagine taking it. We drove 2,150 kilometers (1,336 miles) in a country that has barely 25,000 kilometers of road, and only 724 kilometers of those paved. By the time we returned to the capital a week later, our Chinese-made Great Wall SUV had a few new scratches and one less hubcap.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 5:04 pm

Iran – Google News

This is the roadmap for closing a nuclear deal with Iran – Quartz


Quartz

This is the roadmap for closing a nuclear deal with Iran
Quartz
Hopeful officials in the Obama administration are circulating (paywall) a description of a potential nuclear deal with Iran, suggesting a chance of success after 11 years of talks in one form or another. To follow what happens next, it's necessary to

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 1:54 pm

Pakistan and Iran exchange mortar fire on border – BBC News


BBC News

Pakistan and Iran exchange mortar fire on border
BBC News
Pakistani officials said Iran fired six mortar shells, which landed near the border town of Mashkail. Pakistan is then thought to have fired back. The two countries share a long desert border which straddles Balochistan province in south-west Pakistan
Tensions flare along Iran and Pakistan's dusty borderWashington Post (blog)
After Deadly Clashes, Tensions Rise Between Iran and PakistanThe Diplomat
Iran denies any clash on Pakistan borderTrend.az
Khaama Press -Hindu Business Line
all 57 news articles »

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 8:59 am

Escalation Likely If Iran Talks Fail, Chief US Negotiator Says – Newsmax.com


Escalation Likely If Iran Talks Fail, Chief US Negotiator Says
Newsmax.com
U.S. lawmakers on key committees are preparing legislation to impose tougher economic sanctions on Iran if there's no deal by that date, and Iran's interim commitment to curtail uranium-enrichment would expire with the end of the negotiations. Barring

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 12:54 am

U.S, Iran Talks Continue, Despite Distrust – U.S. News & World Report


Yahoo News

U.S, Iran Talks Continue, Despite Distrust
U.S. News & World Report
Sherman says Iran has allowed “unprecedented” daily access to its nuclear facilities as a part of the plan carried out so far, and has agreed not to make any further advances in its program. The country has halted expansion of its enrichment capacity
Iran will be seen as responsible if nuclear talks fail: USYahoo News
Escalation Likely If Iran Talks Fail, U.S. Official SaysBloomberg
US negotiator: Some want talks with Iran to failStars and Stripes
Jerusalem Post -Los Angeles Times
all 96 news articles »

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 12:05 am

Top Iranian Official: Obama is ‘The Weakest of U.S. Presidents’ – Washington Free Beacon


Washington Free Beacon

Top Iranian Official: Obama is 'The Weakest of U.S. Presidents'
Washington Free Beacon
The Iranian president's senior advisor has called President Barack Obama “the weakest of U.S. presidents” and described the U.S. leader's tenure in office as “humiliating,” according to a translation of the highly candid comments provided to the Free
Iran has Obama's numberPower Line (blog)
Top Iranian Adviser: Obama is 'Weakest of US Presidents'Newsmax.com
95% of Iranian nuclear problem solvedvestnik kavkaza

all 7 news articles »

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 8:11 pm

Iran giveaway: Obama showing he’ll take any nuke deal – New York Post


New York Times

Iran giveaway: Obama showing he'll take any nuke deal
New York Post
The reason for Iran to sign any deal is to get an end to US sanctions — but Congress, if it feels the deal doesn't do enough to end Tehran's rush to become a nuclear- weapons power, might refuse to repeal the sanctions. But this week, in a White House
Thousands in Iran Protest Acid Attacks on WomenNew York Times
Boeing sells first parts to Iran since 1979Aljazeera.com
Young Iranians Stay Home in Fear of Acid AttacksTIME
ThinkProgress -NBCNews.com -Jerusalem Post
all 306 news articles »

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 7:38 pm

China Wants More Military Co-op With Iran (Sorry, US and Pakistan) – The Diplomat


The Diplomat

China Wants More Military Co-op With Iran (Sorry, US and Pakistan)
The Diplomat
This week, the commander of Iran's navy made his first ever visit to China, Chinese media reported. Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari met with Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan as well as Admiral Wu Shengli, commander of the PLA Navy. Sayyari's …
China says wants closer military ties with IranReuters
China Seeks Closer Military Ties with IranNewsweek
China seeks stronger military ties with IranThe Times of Israel
Business Insider
all 110 news articles »

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 5:45 pm

Iran signals new welcome to European rail tourists – The Guardian


The Guardian

Iran signals new welcome to European rail tourists
The Guardian
A long-distance luxury train, operating in the style of the Orient Express, arrived in the Iranian city of Zanjan from Budapest on Thursday, in a rare private rail visit to the Islamic republic. Iran's cultural heritage and tourism organisation said

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 5:24 pm

Boeing back to business in Iran, first time since 1979 – RT


RT

Boeing back to business in Iran, first time since 1979
RT
In a sign of warming relations with Tehran, American aerospace company Boeing announced it sold products to Iran Air in the third quarter, ending a 35-year freeze that began with the 1979 US hostage crisis. Boeing, taking advantage of reduced sanctions …

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 10:34 am

Exclusive: Iran offers ‘compromises’ in nuclear talks, West unmoved – Reuters


Reuters

Exclusive: Iran offers 'compromises' in nuclear talks, West unmoved
Reuters
ANKARA/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Iran is pushing what it portrays as a new compromise proposal in nuclear talks, but Western negotiators say it offers no viable concessions, underscoring how far apart the two sides are as they enter crunch time before a Nov.
Don't Make a Bad Deal With IranNew York Times
Iran Could Be Complying With the Interim Nuclear DealThe Atlantic
Chasing a bad deal with IranWashington Post (blog)
Fox News -Los Angeles Times -Business Insider
all 460 news articles »

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 5:17 am