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China Urges Iran To Reach Nuclear Deal

Posted On March 25, 2015

(Beijing) -- China is pushing Iran to reach a deal on its nuclear program with major world powers. In a phone call with his Iranian counterpart, China's foreign minister called the deal "the will of the people," which is in the best interest of all sides. The deadline for a basic framework for an agreement…

Obama: U.S. Commitment To Israel Unshakeable

Posted On March 24, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- President Obama insists that the U.S. commitment to Israel's security is unshakeable.   The President also acknowledges some reevaluation of the U.S. approach to peace in the Middle East. During a White House news conference, Obama expressed doubts about a meaningful framework for an independent Palestinian state. The President said the U.S.…

Obama Not Commenting On Israel-Iran Spy Story

Posted On March 24, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- President Obama is not commenting on a "Wall Street Journal" report that Israel has spied on the Iran nuclear talks.   Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been an outspoken critic of the U.S.-led nuclear negotiations with Iran. During a White House news conference, the President said the U.S. will continue to…

U.S. Will Keep Nearly 10-Thousand Troops In Afghanistan Through 2015

Posted On March 24, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- The U.S. troop drawdown in Afghanistan is being put on hold.   In a White House news briefing with new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, President Obama said he remains committed to ending more than a decade of war in Afghanistan. Ghani asked Obama to slow the speed of the drawdown. U.S. troop…

UN Weighs International Drone Rules

Posted On March 24, 2015

(Montreal) -- The UN may soon roll out new international guidelines on the use of drones. The United Nations aviation agency is considering whether to set standards on the use of small commercial drones for movie-making and surveying. A decision could come today as an international civil aviation symposium wraps up in Montreal. Some experts…