Lebanon president inks the new electoral draft law

President Michel Suleiman signed on Saturday the new electoral draft law that was approved by the cabinet and referred it to the parliament, National News Agency reported . Lebanon’s Cabinet approved earlier in August the electoral draft law that called for proportional representation and divided the country into 13 districts.

Iran’s policies attacked by U.N. head, Egyptian leader

The U.N. chief and Egypt’s president delivered stinging speeches at a summit of developing nations in Iran on Thursday, damaging the host country’s quest for global prestige and support for its nuclear programme and its policy on Syria.

Surprise, surprise Feltman attends the NAM summit

The big surprise  at the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran is the presence of  UN Under Secretary for Political Affairs Jeff Feltman. Feltman, who until last May served as a top US diplomat, became on Wednesday the most senior current or former American official ever known to meet Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Lebanon president in Tehran to attend NAM summit

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman arrived on Wednesday evening in Iran to participate in the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran, National News Agency reported. The president said earlier that the conference was likely to embrace “impartial decisions that would allow people of the Middle East and the world to achieve democracy

Khamenei calls for new International world order

Iran’s Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared Thursday in a speech welcoming Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi to in Tehran, “Iran’s motto is nuclear energy for all, nuclear weapons for none.” Morsi’s visit was the first by an Egyptian leader to Iran since 1979.

UN chief tells Iran to prove nuclear program peaceful

U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon met Iran’s president and supreme leader in Tehran on Wednesday to urge them to take concrete steps to prove the country’s nuclear program is peaceful and to use their influence to help end Syria’s 17-month conflict. Ban’s spokesman Martin Nesirky said that in Ban’s separate meetings with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and […]