Catalysts in reshaping global politics
The meeting at ambassadorial level between the
US and Iran on the Iraqi issue in Baghdad, no less than the historic
handshake between visiting British Prime Minister Tony Blair and
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in Sirte, Libya, could be considered
two recent breakthrough events which could re-shape international
politics in a positive direction.
NATO soldier among 11 killed in Afghanistan
A NATO soldier was killed in a bomb blast in
Afghanistan Friday while two Afghan women and a policeman died in
attacks elsewhere linked to a deepening Taliban insurgency,
officials said. The interior ministry also announced that six
"enemies" were killed when they tried to abduct a policeman or one
of his relatives from his home late Thursday.
AP cameraman killed in Baghdad
An Iraqi journalist working for Associated Press
Television (APTN) was shot dead Thursday by gunmen as he went to a
mosque near his Baghdad home, AP announced on its website.