In other news, the U.N. nuclear agency reported that Iran plans to open a uranium enrichment plant by 2011, and the head of French forces in Afghanistan narrowly escaped a rocket attack in Kabul. Continue reading
Jim Lehrer speaks with a panel of China experts about the political and economic implications of U.S.-China relations. Continue reading
Three U.S. hikers, captured in Iran, are at the center of a war of words this week, with initial reports suggesting they would be charged with espionage, but subsequent statements saying they would be prosecuted for entering the country illegally. Continue reading
Thousands of Iranians rallied outside the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran Wednesday to mark 30 years since Iranian students took over the compound and held dozens of Americans hostage. Opposition supporters also briefly staged their own protests. Continue reading
In other news, Iran gave no indication it will agree to a U.N. plan to ship most of its nuclear fuel abroad for enrichment, and President Obama traveled to the military post at Dover, Del. to honor 18 American killed in Afghanistan earlier this week. Continue reading
Iran vowed Tuesday to seek “important changes” in a United Nations plan that would require it to ship its enriched uranium out of the country for processing abroad, raising alarm among Western governments involved in nuclear talks with the country. Continue reading
In other news, October officially became the deadliest month for U.S. forces in Afghanistan since the start of the war in 2001, and in Iraq a deal that would have cleared the way for national elections has dissolved. Continue reading
From “American Idol” to “Afghan Star,” art and entertainment can be powerful tools for cultural exchange. That’s the argument in the recent report, “A New Way Forward,” which calls for the utilization of the arts to build a better relationship with the Muslim world.