Nuclear Iran: Obama, Iran and the Late William Buckley

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sheldon-filger/obama-iran-and-the-late-w_b_6688774.html There are growing indications that the Obama administration will sign a nuclear agreement with Iran that will allow Tehran to become a nuclear-threshold state. It seems the only issue being contested at present is the extent of the cosmetic and temporary concessions the Iranians will grant so that Iran does not fully emerge as … Continue reading Nuclear Iran: Obama, Iran and the Late William Buckley

Iran tells West President Rouhani at risk if talks fail: Iranian officials

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/07/us-iran-nuclear-idUSKBN0LB05620150207 (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister has warned the United States that failure to agree a nuclear deal would likely herald the political demise of pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani, Iranian officials said, raising the stakes as the decade-old stand-off nears its end-game. Mohammad Javad Zarif pressed the concern with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at … Continue reading Iran tells West President Rouhani at risk if talks fail: Iranian officials

World’s Security Conference focuses on ‘Collapse of Global Order’

http://www.timesofisrael.com/security-confab-focuses-on-collapse-of-global-order/ The Ukraine conflict, Islamic State group jihadists and the wider “collapse of the global order” will occupy the world’s security community at an annual meeting in Germany from Friday Also on the agenda of the three-day Munich Security Conference (MSC) will be Iran’s nuclear talks, the Syrian war and mass refugee crisis, West Africa’s Ebola … Continue reading World’s Security Conference focuses on ‘Collapse of Global Order’

Kerry to visit Ukraine

http://sputniknews.com/politics/20150130/1017571535.html US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Ukraine on February 5 to meet with top Ukrainian officials, the State Department said in a statement on Friday. “Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Kiev, Ukraine, on February 5 to meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Foreign Minister Pavlo … Continue reading Kerry to visit Ukraine

Obama Meets the New Saudi King

http://www.dw.de/obama-pays-his-respects-to-king-abdullah-talks-security-with-king-salman/a-18220003 The US president has visited Saudi Arabia, where he offered his condolences for the late king. Obama also held his first formal talks with the newly enthroned King Salman. President Barack Obama was in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh on Tuesday, leading an array of current and former US statesmen to pay their … Continue reading Obama Meets the New Saudi King

Boko Haram attacks key Nigerian city of Maiduguri

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-30972534 Nigerian Islamist Boko Haram fighters have attacked the strategically important north-eastern city of Maiduguri, with dozens reported dead. Earlier on Sunday they captured the north-eastern town of Monguno. The BBC's Will Ross in Lagos says that with the insurgents gaining ground, Maiduguri is increasingly at risk. US Secretary of State John Kerry meanwhile has arrived in Nigeria … Continue reading Boko Haram attacks key Nigerian city of Maiduguri