IRAN ASSERTION: A National Right to Nuclear Energy.
Iran official lambasted US policy in the Middle East as a catalog of failures and said it made little difference who was in the White House.
JAPAN REPORTS. Suffering Huge Fall in Exports.
Japan’s vulnerability to the global economy has been highlighted by a fresh fall in exports which contributed to a steep trade deficit in August. Meanwhile, Xi Jinping, China’s new leader-in-waiting is making a forceful comeback with a warning to Japan, after almost two weeks of unexplained absence.
INDIANS ON STRIKE. Protesting Plans for Reform.
Indian opposition parties and shopkeepers have launched a day of protests and strikes against a rush of economic reforms by the Congress-led coalition government.
KREMLIN CRACKDOWN. Affects NGOs’ Funding
After the shutdown of the US aid agency, human rights groups are scrambling to find alternative sources of funding to keep their Russia organizations from going under.
FRANCE ON ALERT. Mohammed Cartoons Controversy.
French government criticizes satirical magazine for being provocative at a time when tensions in the Muslim world are high over an anti-Islam film.