Biden says US committed to help Pakistan fight terror
US vice president-elect Joe Biden on Friday assured Pakistan’s
leaders of the incoming Obama administration’s commitment to helping
Islamabad fight extremists, the government here said.
Obama’s new spy chiefs to break with Bush years
Barack Obama has vowed to observe Geneva Conventions bans on torture
and outlawed the tweaking of intelligence data for political gain,
naming new US spy chiefs in a clean break from the Bush years.
Iran calls on Brazil’s Lula to join efforts
Iran called on President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and “reliable
people” such as he to help “correct the flaws” of diplomacy in the
Middle East, the Iranian embassy said Friday.
Six killed by suicide bomber
A suicide bomber detonated explosives strapped to his body inside a
produce shop in southern Afghanistan on Friday, killing six people,
the provincial governor said.