Tuesday, September 2, 2014

After a tense couple of years, EU and Russia try to install a new pragmatism in their relation. But deep divisions still persist, and it is unlikely that Stockholm will be the place to solve them.

Existence of Fordow site “gives rise to questions about whether there were any other nuclear facilities in Iran” still not declared, the report says

Disheartened by Israeli success in resisting US pressure to halt settlement building, the Palestinians now turn to desperate measures. Both Israel and Hamas have rejected a recognition of independence.

There is a new hotspot in the Gulf, with the five-year-old Yemeni internal conflict flaring up tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Will things be cooled down, or is a new fire about to erupt?