UN Says Eating Insects Will Solve World Hunger, Global Warming, Pollution, and Create Jobs The latest weapon in the U.N.'s fight against hunger, global warming and pollution might be flying by you right now. Edible insects are being promoted as a low-fat, high-protein food for people, pets and livestock. According to the U.N., they come with appetizing side benefits: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and livestock pollution, creating jobs in developing countries and feeding the millions of hungry people in the world. More
Iran president still a force even as his era ends When many struggling families in this eastern Iranian city take stock of outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's legacy, it's not about the oratory full of bluster and menace or his tussles with Iran's ruling clerics that are known to much of the world. More
Araqchi: Experts of Iran-G5+1 due to meet in New York - Islamic Republic News Agency Iran official eyes end to nuclear fears - Japan Times 04/20/2014 - 9:58 am | View Link
Vladimir Putin's terrific, triumphant, all good, totally awesome ... - Stars and Stripes ... hardly even qualify as "surgical" sanctions — ... with Russia's central role in the Iran nuclear ... off a confrontation which would push ... 04/20/2014 - 7:45 am | View Link
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In Iran, EU's Ashton says no guarantee on nuclear deal EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Sunday a final accord on Iran's nuclear programme cannot be guaranteed, during a landmark visit underscoring a thaw in Tehran's ties with the West. Ashton's official visit to Tehran comes after Iran signed a preliminary deal in November with world powers under which it agreed to curb its disputed nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief ... 03/9/2014 - 5:20 pm | View Link
EU's foreign policy chief visits Iran TEHRAN, March 9 (UPI) -- The EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Sunday in Tehran she is optimistic a permanent deal can be arranged regarding Iran's nuclear program. 03/9/2014 - 2:57 pm | View Link
EU's Ashton: No guaranteed success in Iran deal TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief said Sunday that there is "no guarantee" that Iran and world powers will reach a final deal over the country's nuclear program. 03/9/2014 - 11:41 am | View Link
EU head of foreign policy Catherine Ashton holds landmark talks in Iran
EU's Ashton in Iran says final nuclear deal 'challenging': state TV By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA (Reuters) - European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on Sunday it would be "difficult and challenging" to reach a long-term nuclear deal with Iran, as diplomacy intensifies before talks between Tehran and world powers on March 18. Ashton arrived in Tehran on Saturday for a two-day visit -the first by an EU foreign policy chief since 2008 - during which ... 03/9/2014 - 6:33 am | View Link
The Politics of the EU Resolution on Iran The previous EP report on EU strategy on Iran, known as the Belder report, was adopted in 2011. It was a hawkish report drafted by a rapporteur known for his close links to Israel. It called to maintain and expand the sanctions regime against Iran ... 04/16/2014 - 5:41 am | View Link
Iran in Talks with EU Companies on Potential Investment “France, Germany and Italy have had extensive economic relationships with Iran and they have kept that relationship,” he said. “They are in contact and in discussion on projects and we expect that once sanctions are lifted they are waiting to make ... 04/14/2014 - 4:06 am | View Link
Iran in investment talks with EU businesses: CBI The governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) says Tehran is in talks with European businesses about potential investment in the country as soon as sanctions against the Islamic Republic are lifted. Iran has maintained a dialog with investors in countries ... 04/14/2014 - 12:09 am | View Link
EU ready to resume business with Iran on Jan 20 The European Union will begin lifting sanctions against Iran on Monday, January 20, the minute it receives word that Tehran has begun implementing a deal to curb its nuclear programme. EU foreign ministers will announce the move in Brussels as soon as ... 04/11/2014 - 5:11 am | View Link
U.S., EU Lift Some Iran Sanctions After Assurances On Uranium "The deal that went into effect Monday was worked out in talks brokered by EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. The payoff to Iran should be an influx of billions of dollars over the next six months into the Islamic republic's shaky economy. 01/20/2014 - 2:11 am | View Link
Notice to Exporters 2014/03: Changes to EU Sanctions ... 1. On 20 January 2014 the EU amended the sanctions against Iran. The amendments are set out in Council Regulation 2014/42/EU amending Council Regulation (EU) 267/2012. 04/19/2014 - 1:58 pm | View Website
Sanctions against Iran Numerous governments and multinational entities impose sanctions against Iran. Following the Iranian Revolution of 1979, the United States imposed sanctions against ... 04/19/2014 - 12:44 am | View Website
Iran Sanctions Information relating to the Sanctions Relief Provided for in the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) between the P5 + 1 and the Islamic Republic of Iran 04/18/2014 - 4:15 pm | View Website
European Sanctions Blog | law and practice The Council of the EU has today renewed for another year its sanctions on Burma/Myanmar, and on people and companies said to be “responsible for serious human ... 04/18/2014 - 2:47 am | View Website
Iran–European Union relations Iranian–European Union relations have been strained in the early 2010s by the dispute over the Iranian nuclear program. The European Union along with United States ... 04/17/2014 - 12:20 pm | View Website
Survivors of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche recalled scenes of panic and chaos, describing Sunday how they dug through snow with their hands and ice axes in hopes of finding their friends alive.
Just minutes before the avalanche hit on Friday, about 60 Sherpa guides had been backed up along the dangerous Khumbu Icefall — the edge of a slow-moving glacier known to calve and crack without warning.
All of the victims were from Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community, which relies heavily on the country's alpine trekking and climbing industry, with many making a living as climbing guides and others catering to foreign visitors by providing restaurants, equipment or transportation.
While there were hundreds of climbers, guides and support crews at Everest's base camp preparing to climb the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak, few had been around the Khumbu Icefall on Friday, according to American climber Jon Reiter, who spoke with the Santa Rosa Press Democrat (http://bit.ly/1hcOA0R) by satellite phone from the base camp.
Nepal this year began stationing officials and medical personnel at Everest's base camp, located at 5,300 meters (17,380 feet), to better monitor the flow of climbers and speed up rescue operations during the March-May climbing season.
One by one, the old traditional houses of Beirut are vanishing as luxury towers sprout up on every corner, altering the city's skyline almost beyond recognition amid an ongoing construction frenzy seemingly immune to tensions from the civil war raging next door.
Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking.