Local News Update

Due to bad weather in Iraq, oil shipments have been cut back to 96,000 barrels per day (bpd), when it was 2.35 million bpd. High winds in the Gulf are preventing loaded ships from leaving the port. Iraq ships most of its crude but bad weather and tecnical issues have made it hard to keep shipments steady. E


Due to the US to support Afghan village operations:envoy. To sum up this article,it talks about how the US military will keep providing logistical support in villages as it hands over the security lead to Afghan forces this spring. The US president Barack Obama and Afghan president Hamid Karzai announced that the United States would speed up the transfer of security responsibility,preparing for the withdrawal of US combat forces by the end of 2014.

The interactions between the people or government of Afghanistan was that there was an explosion Sunday that killed seven Afghan villagers as they tried to pull bodies of dead insurgents from the rubble of a village mosque after a night raid by NATO. Afghanistan's president says he does not international troops in Afghan villages,and the NATO alliance,which says they are key to capturing Taliban commanders. Then about 6a.m. local time,residents came out to find the local mosque partly destroyed and started digging through the rubble to cover bodies. Shadid says something as they,killing seven civilians.

Lastly the geography of Afghanistan. Afghanistan is a landlocked and mountainous country that is usually designated as being located in South Asia. Mostly this article is talking about the landforms,climate,weather and the places in Afghanistan. Afghanistan is bounded by six different countries.


The U.N nuclear watchdog said they would hope to gain access to the Parchin milatary site due due to Iran's bomb making process. Isreal has said Iran's nuclear work have had a threat towards milatary action. Both the International Atomic Energy Agency (I.A.E.A) and Tehran have said progress was made at thier last meeting. Iran stresses it's nuclear rights.
48 Iranian prisoners have been freed for Syria. 2,000 prisoners were swapped durning the Civil War. They were held in Syria for 5 months.
Smog in Iran have reached extreme levels. Professer Dr. Adrian Gillagen Sai "the Higher the wind and rain, the lower the caner risk. Thousands of people have died because of this smog.