Middle East Times


The IAEA, or the International Atomic Energy Agency, are pressing for access in Iran due to Iran's controversial nuclear program. Iran is denying IAEA any access. They were inspected in 2005 with no trace of nuclear activity. Satellite images taken last year show demolished buildings and soil that has been removed, erasing evidence of nuclear activity. U.S experts say Iran could produce enough uranium for one more bomb by 2014. January 15, 2013, just a day before the IAEA is due to hold talks in Tehran, Iran's religious leader Ayatolla Ali Khanenei banned nuclear weapon building. he said "We are the first country to call for a Middle East free of nuclear weapons." To highlight the seriousness he said they would register this Fatwa, or religious court trial, as an international document.
Also in Iran an earthquake hit. A 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit western Iran Saturday January 12, 2013 just 4 days before the IAEA is meeting in Tehran. Just 3 days after the earthquake Khanenei banned nuclear weapon binding. even with it's strength, no victims or damages have been recorded.


President Hamid Karzai told reporters in his palace Monday. "The issue of granting immunity to American soldiers is not a decision that could be made by Afghan government. This is a decision that the Afghan people can make", he said. "the United States already has arrangements like this with countries all around the world, and nowhere does the U.S have any security agreement without immunity for our troops Obama said. Karzai also said that Afghanistan has turned the corner in terms of battling Taliban.
The government should not violate through constitution road map and release of the prisoners and Taliban. The government has lack of competent and effective management, Taliban are widening the gender, political, social, cultural, ethnic, class, and fragmentation. Government of Afghanistan adopted a new policy called the " Peace Process Road map to 2015.
Afghanistan is requesting 471 million dollars for covering costs in 2013. To ensure humanitarian work is carried out in the provinces with the greatest needs, to avoid aid being directed that are easy to reach or politically important. Harsh winters, deadly avalanches, erthquakes, landslides, droughts and floods leave districts hazard-prone.


The U.S is transporting three Bell 407 Scout helicopters to Iraqi Aviation, which is questionable in some ways to some people. They think that because giving the Iraqi army weapons is a bad idea since we've been in war with them before. Happening around the same time, suicide bombers kill more than 30 innocent people in Iraq. The bomber was inside a trunk and detonated the explosives, which injured and killed many people. Soldiers and shoppers helped retrieve bloody survivors from the rubble.
An Iraqi oil rig was also attacked, but not in the way you think. Bad weather and harsh winds affected the oil rig by damaging it so workers could not collect oil. They lost out on about 280,000 barrels of oil thanks to the bad weather.