Prime minister to visit Washington, may meet Obama
JERUSALEM | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to visit the United States at the beginning of March and may meet with President Obama to discuss Iran’s suspected nuclear-weapons program and unrest in the Middle East.
The visit will come after several rounds of so-called exploratory talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators, and amid increased speculation over whether Israel is planning to attack Iranian nuclear facilities.
U.N. praises reforms from army-backed government
“The upcoming by-elections will be a key test of how far the government has progressed in its process of reform,” he told reporters at a news conference to outline his preliminary observations.
He said he had been told that the use of international observers was “under consideration” for the election, which is likely to see opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi swept into parliament.
Nine killed in attack on police headquarters
KANDAHAR | Nine people died Sunday in a suicide car-bomb attack on police headquarters in the southern city of Kandahar, a bastion of Taliban terrorism, government officials said.View Entire Story
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