Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah is leading Ashraf Ghani in Afghanistan's presidential election by 11 percentage points after half of the ballots were counted.
After speculation that Iran might allow two imprisoned American hikers to return home in exchange for a steep bail, Iran's foreign minister hinted Saturday that the timetable for their release could depend on the willingness of the U.S. to release Iranian prisoners. (more)
The U.S. and the U.K. have maintained a diplomatically symbiotic relationship, to all appearances, for decades, but yet another WikiLeaks cable cropped up to harsh that friendly mellow late this week. Let the official backpedaling commence.
This is perhaps just a highly undiplomatic way of saying nyah nyah, but Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has elected to hit the US, France and England where it counts (well, at least in England and France) (continued) .
British Foreign Secretary David Milliband and other U.K. diplomats took some serious heat from Israeli officials after an arrest warrant was issued in London earlier this week for Israel's former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni (above), accusing her of committing war crimes against Palestinians during last winter's war in Gaza.