Ivory Coast

White House criticises senators' letter about Iran; police and students clash in Burma; China reportedly building second aircraft carrier; Ivory Coast's former First Lady jailed for election violence; Venezuela hit with fresh sanctions over human rights violations; and more 


President Rejects Senators' Letter to Iran

Iran sending military equipment to Syria via Iraqi airspace, despite US pressure; Clinton meets with Chinese president; Japan to purchase three of five disputed islands in East China Sea; Bahrain upholds prison sentences for activists; World Bank chief visits Ivory Coast; and more

Top of the Agenda: Iran Shipping Military Equipment to Syria Through Iraq

EU leaders meet, under pressure to find comprehensive solution to crisis; Italy's woes – pensions, infrastructure and youth unemployment (+ analysis); Panetta says North Korea a "serious threat" as talks end; Libya wants NATO to stay; New African democracies win import help; and more

Top of the Agenda: EU Leaders Hold Second Summit in a Week

Greece won't make 7.6 percent deficit target, says prime minister; Greek government approves new austerity measures and a plan to force 30,000 public sector workers into early retirement; tribal fighting in Papua New Guinea leaves 15 people dead; International Criminal Court will investigate last year's election violence in Ivory Coast; US could gain $15 billion injection from trade pacts with South Korea, Panama and Colombia; and more

Greece to Miss Budget Targets

Afghanistan war log revelations – more civilian deaths, Iran and Pakistan aiding Taliban, increasing use of remote-controlled drones; US and South Korea begin military exercises despite threats; Khmer Rouge jailer jailed; BP set to announce new CEO; and more

Top of the Agenda: Leaked Records on Afghanistan Posted